Does The End Of Yellowjackets’ Season 2 Episode 2 Seal Coach Ben’s Fate?
In a perfectly understandable decision, the group decides to cremate Jackie’s body after Shauna (Sophie Nélisse) has taken on an extremely unhealthy habit of conversing with Jackie’s frozen, dead corpse. As one of the original voices of reason and order early on, Ben has now been mostly relegated to the sidelines. Having his leg amputated by the younger Misty (Samantha Hanratty) has left him depressed and unengaged, and he has a growing resentment towards the team he used to have so much pride in coaching.
When they finally commit the unthinkable act of eating one of their own, Ben looks on in horror when they start to devour their teammate with an almost trance-like commitment. He looks absolutely revolted by what he’s witnessing and stays hidden away in the background. Jackie’s body has offered them all sustenance that may keep them from starving, but eventually, their gaze may turn towards Ben. He’s an obvious outsider now and is becoming more of a burden to the group than an asset.
As the other male of the group, attention should also be paid to the younger version of Travis (Kevin Alves) who is seen having sex with Nat (Sophie Thatcher) and also having visions of Lottie (Courtney Eaton) while caught up in the throes of passion. As the fire burns on Jackie’s funeral pyre, the heat coming off of Travis and Nat seems to awaken something in the darkness outside. A gust of wind suddenly picks up, causing a blast of snow to fall off a tree directly above the blaze. The snow cools the fire as if it’s almost preparing Jackie’s body to be as appetizing as possible.
Inadvertently, the Yellowjackets may have discovered the ideal way to prepare a human body for consumption.