Have We Been Misjudging Natalie On Yellowjackets?

In the current, Natalie has the strongest ethical compass. On the floor, she’s the meanest Yellowjacket, however she additionally would not have a merciless streak like Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) and Misty (Christina Ricci) do. She spends most of her time investigating the loss of life of her previous flame Travis (Andrès Soto), not butchering small animals, abducting folks, or main a pseudo-cult.

In the previous, she’s additionally been the voice of motive. In “Doomcoming,” she’s the one lady who would not devolve into savagery. She’s additionally been persistently skeptical of Lottie’s burgeoning faith and “visions” from the Wilderness. I believe that is key; we might been satisfied Lottie could be the villain, so Natalie standing in opposition to Lottie’s delusions made her appear extra heroic. Season 2, episode 4 — “Old Wounds” — when Lottie fails to seek out meals and Natalie has to steer the others on a (failed) effort to recuperate a useless moose, initially appeared like simply one other instance of Natalie staying right down to earth. Now, although, it foreshadows the facility dynamic flip in “Storytelling.”

Indeed, there are much more breadcrumbs on this path. In season 2, episode 5, “Two Truths and a Lie,” Natalie experiences a imaginative and prescient throughout meditation with Lottie and sees herself sporting the Antler Queen veil. Was she the horned cannibal chief within the Pilot, not Lottie? Taissa (Tawny Cypress) saying again in season 1 that “we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Nat” rings rather a lot darker now.

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