In the 1990s timeline, Nat is one of the last holdouts who refuses to believe there’s anything in those woods besides snow, trees, and bears…even though she’s been attacked by a white moose. the snow of another world, induced to cannibalism. fervor, and he witnessed hundreds of dead birds falling from the sky, among other increasingly common occurrences.
But in the current timeline, having escaped the woods, it seems that before Travis, before Taissa, and certainly before Shauna and Misty, who haven’t been haunted by spectral visions from the past, Nat was the first to feel that they had not completely escaped. This is where Nat was “right”. Moments before his death, Travis confided to Lottie that he felt “nature had come back to haunt him.” As always, the creative team behind “Yellowjackets” have made discerning the source of those ghosts impossibly complex.
Take the image of Nat, the black-eyed wraith. It is immediately preceded by a vision of the antlered queen veiled in chain mail sweeping the gutted plane’s fuselage, suggesting it could be Nat. But the image is of Juliette Lewis, not her younger counterpart, Sophie. Thatcher; How could ’90s Nat take the form of a Nat that wouldn’t develop for another 25 years? Is the adult Nat imposing her pain derived from the real world on the past, or is she accessing a legitimate memory? Is the queen of the horns we saw from the pilot the manifestation of a dark-hearted supernatural threat, or simply hunger, exhaustion, and isolation driving a group of teenagers to desperate acts of violence?
Amongst a cast of incredible characters, Natalie has become the soul of “Yellowjackets.” So if we’re ever going to get answers to these questions, I’d keep my eyes on her.
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