Yellowjackets’ Season 2 Confirms What Happened To Jackie’s Body
Jackie’s best friend until the end was Shauna (played by Sophie Nélisse in the past and Melanie Lynskey in the present). However, they had a falling out once Jackie learned Shauna had slept with her boyfriend, Jeff. The last conversation they had was a nasty one; Shauna said, “I’m not jealous of you Jackie, I feel sorry for you… high school was the best your life was ever going to get.” When Shauna woke up the next morning, she was devastated to find Jackie dead and their chance to reconcile gone.
The season 2 premiere, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen,” opened two months afterward in the thick of winter and revealed how Shauna has been keeping her friend’s memory alive. She took Jackie’s body to the nearby shed and has been conversing with it as if Jackie was still alive, just like Norman Bates did to his late mother Norma in “Psycho.” Shauna went so far as to braid the body’s hair and apply makeup. However, due to the implied supernatural influence in “Yellowjackets,” it’s uncertain if Shauna is hallucinating or if is this an evil presence wearing Jackie’s visage.
The uncertainty grew after “Jackie” taunted Shauna about Jeff, causing Shauna to push her. After this, Shauna started to see Jackie for what she was — a corpse. Is this because her brain snapped back to reality or because whatever was pretending to be Jackie left? In either case, Shauna’s illusion of the pristine Jackie has been shattered because her ear broke off when the body fell.