Before we attempt to resolve what’s actually happening with Lottie’s unusual gambit, let’s humor her for a second. While she does not say what the “it” in query is, Lottie appears to be speaking in regards to the wilderness typically, or some darkish embodiment of it — just like the Antler Queen — in particular. It is sensible for her to see the wilderness as some form of deity, and again within the ’90s, the opposite survivors had been satisfied of as a lot as nicely. After all, Lottie’s rituals appeared to instantly result in cases of fine fortune, together with the Yellowjackets killing a bear, returning safely to the cabin throughout a snowstorm, bringing Javi (Luciano Leroux) again in a single piece after he was lacking for weeks, and conserving Shauna (Sophie Nelisse) alive throughout a traumatic delivery.
As viewers, we all know that at the least a kind of miracles was really simply defined, as the most recent episode exhibits Coach Ben (Steven Krueger) discovering a heat spot beneath a stump that served as Javi’s shelter. Lottie (Courtney Eaton) was half-dead within the attic when that discovery was made, although, and he or she most likely additionally does not know that Javi’s eventual loss of life was much less a results of the wilderness’ “choice” and extra due to the workforce’s choice to let him drown so they would not should kill Nat (Sophie Thatcher). Without that context, Lottie’s religion in her neo-Pagan system remains to be strong, and there is a number of (subjective) proof that it is labored up to now.