The Yellowjackets season 1 finale is full of surprises, promising an entertaining season 2. The Showtime series is one of the newest horror TV shows of 2021, blending drama, thrills, and mystery. Episode 10, “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi,” pushed the stakes even higher, offering even more intriguing mysteries for season 2.
Women who survived a catastrophic plane crash and several months alone in the wilderness as teenagers are featured in Yellowjackets (Christina Ricci). Postcards threaten to divulge secrets of what “actually happened” in the 19 months following the tragedy, so the four unwillingly reunite. A teenage version of Yellowjackets’ main characters, along with a number of additional survivors, are shown in the second timeline, set in 1996.
Season 1 of Yellowjackets revealed that there were more survivors than the four women: Travis, the only teenage boy on the flight, survived until he was killed in the present timeline. One of the original survivors, Laura Lee (Jane Widdop), perished in an aircraft disaster, while another, Jackie (Ella Purnell), died after fighting Shauna. In the last minutes of episode 10, the series announced one more current survivor. Here’s how Yellowjackets season 1 ends.
The Yellowjackets Season 1 Finale Recap
In Yellowjackets season 1, episode 10, deals with the aftermath of the penultimate episode. ” In the present, Misty, Taissa, and Natalie help Shauna cover up Adam’s death, while the “Doomcoming” party’s teens regret their actions. Misty lets her victim, Jessica Roberts (Rekha Sharma), depart — but sets up a seemingly accidental overdose by lacing the woman’s cigarettes with fentanyl.
Misty, unnaturally calm at the scene of Adam’s murder, guides her other survivors through the process of removing the body, with Shauna taking up the task of dismembering Adam. Nat, who is assisting her, is questioning Adam’s role in the attempted blackmail and Travis’ death. Shauna informs her friend Jeff (Warren Kole) that looking for a major conspiracy behind Travis’ killing might be pointless in order to save her own and Jeff’s (Warren Kole) skin.
Travis’ death may have been motivated by his terrible experiences of survival in the Canadian forests. Misty reveals that she’ll get rid of Adam’s identifying limbs, once again praising her troubling understanding of how to get away with murder. She then hides the body pieces in a casket from a previous patient, which she subsequently burns to ashes in a crematorium. Shauna, Taissa, Misty, and Nat attend their high school’s 25-year reunion later that evening when they are clearly the center of attention.
Back in the past, the girls confront Misty (Samantha Hanratty) about accidentally drugging them, but their argument is cut short when a bear approaches the lodge. Nat, Travis, and the rifle, on the other hand, are nowhere to be found. Instead, Lottie approaches the bear with caution, since it appears to be preparing to be slaughtered. Lottie repeats the prophecy she made in the previous episode, this time with a complete bear ready to skin and roast.
When it comes to preparing the bear, the simmering tensions explode, with Van (Liv Hewson) disclosing a vision from her near-death experience and Jackie (Ella Purnell) confronting Shauna about the Doomcoming and her kid with Jeff. Shauna finally stands up to Jackie now that any power dynamics that existed prior to the crash are gone. Jackie is expelled from the cottage shortly after, and she is forced to sleep outside.
Misty remembers the reunion with Jessica Roberts (Rekha Sharma), who informs her kidnapper that “she’s a fixer who cleans up issues for the affluent and powerful.” Misty is allowed to depart after Jessica floats some suggestions for how she can receive national attention if she comes forward with her story of survival. Viewers can expect that not all of Misty’s nice deeds are pure of heart at this time. Jessica’s cigarettes have clearly been tampered with as she drives away from Misty’s. She loses control of the vehicle and goes out behind the wheel.
When news of a missing Adam Martin interrupts election coverage, Nat begins to accept Travis’ death, and Shauna’s daughter Callie (Sarah Desjardins) becomes suspicious. Simone (Rukiya Bernard) and Sammy (Aiden Stoxx) come home to get some more stuff while Taissa is learning that she has won her race for the New Jersey state senate. Simone enters the basement and discovers a grotesque alter made out of Biscuit’s severed head and a strange body part, all centered around the ominous symbol that appeared at the cabin and at the scene of Travis’ murder.
To keep the tension high, the show returns to Nat, who is alone in her apartment with a shotgun. Strangers wearing amulets imprinted with the same symbol storm into her room just as she’s about to pull the trigger. Suzie makes a phone call, detailing what she discovered when looking into Travis’ bank account.
Nat runs into Travis in 1996 and the two declare their love for each other. Jackie is back in the cabin in Shauna’s nightmare, but she sees a resurrected Laura Lee and her father. Shauna rushes out of the cottage, disturbed by her dream, to discover Jackie dead and blanketed in snow. The episode concludes with a scene that fans will remember until the Showtime series returns for its second season: Lottie approaches a hollow tree trunk with Misty and Van and offers up what appears to be the bear’s heart. Before the season’s final line, she speaks a few incomprehensible words in French.
In the Yellowjackets Season 1 Finale, who dies?
The only person who dies in the finale is Yellowjackets team leader Jackie, despite an almost excruciating sense of dread throughout the episode. While this does not advance the plot in the present day, it does fill in a lot of emotional blanks regarding why Shauna is the way she is and lays to rest a number of (albeit strange) hypotheses about Jackie’s final destiny. There’s also a sense of relief – at least for me – in knowing that her death was the result of a foolish, sad accident, and that no one actually ate her (at least as far as we know).
Several additional characters’ futures are left up in the air in the conclusion. Travis’ brother Javi has vanished after the drugged-up events of the girls’ Doomcoming party and has not been seen since. In the present, Misty frees Jessica, the reporter she’d been holding captive in her basement, on the condition that they work together on a tell-all book. But not before she injects fentanyl into her cigarettes, which we must assume is a possibly lethal overdose. Jessica passes out and crashes her car into a trash can, but it’s unclear whether she died as a result of Misty’s medications. Lottie also killed a bear. With a single stab, it appears!
Who Kidnapped Natalie in Yellowjackets Season 1?
Natalie’s suicidal thoughts are interrupted when a swarm of sweaty strangers break into her hotel room, all wearing medallions bearing the peculiar stick figure picture from the group’s time in the woods. She’s pulled from her room and placed into a nondescript truck, just as a voicemail verifies that Lottie Matthews was the one who emptied Travis’ bank account after he died.
Natalie appears to have been kidnapped by some of Lottie’s supporters for being too involved in the investigation into Travis’ death. But, if that’s the case, why? Clearly, she (and/or her group) aren’t afraid of murder, so why would they leave her alive?