This theory is bolstered by some of the actions we see in the scenes surrounding the Antler Queen that he mentions this season. Just before Nat regains her memories, we are shown a scene where the girls use the demonstration in an attempt to get out of the winter storm. “I feel our friends coming back to us. I feel our friends want to find us,” they sing, and finally it works. “Yellowjackets” often makes significant cross-edits to its scenes, so it’s not a leap to assume that the Antler Queen reveal is somehow related to her seemingly magical moment. Also, when Travis and Lottie talk about the darkness they brought back, it’s not just the footage of the Antler Queen that flashes before Lottie’s eyes, but also a shot of her leaving a bear’s heart in the woods as a sacrifice.
We associate Antler Queen with Lottie because she dressed like her last season, but Lottie also has the closest relationship to any darkness she meets in the woods. Perhaps she is not actually the Queen of Horns, but rather a vessel for her messages. It’s also worth noting that in Season 1, Lottie had a recurring vision of a deer shedding its antlers, and Nat and Travis actually saw that happen in real life, meaning all three actually have pre-existing ties to the haunting images. The last question, then, is what the figure wants. It seems to be too early to tell, but she’s clearly tied closely to death or close to death. We also know one more thing about her: decades after the survivors returned from the desert, she’s clearly not done with them yet.
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