One thing that fans can’t ignore? How adult Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) has to spend every year having meals with Jackie’s parents, knowing full-well that she ate their daughter. “Wow those annual birthday lunches at Jackie’s parent’s house were WAY more awkward than we thought,” shared user u/wetfloors42. Over on Twitter, one fan lamented how ” SHAUNA HAS TO LOOK JACKIES PARENTS IN THE FACE EVERY SINGLE YEAR KNOWING SHE ATE THEIR DAUGHTER.” It’s truly devastating stuff that likely still haunts Shauna and the rest of the survivors to this day.
“maybe it’s cause im getting older but rewatching that last scene made me cry,” expressed user u/lila_rose. “these poor children, out of their minds with grief and pain and fear, malnourished, hallucinating […] and knowing that they will carry the shame of this with them forever…” Others were occupied by Coach Ben’s (Steven Krueger) look of terror as the children dveoured their friend. Ben was notably the only hold-out when it came to eating Jackie. “God can you imagine how terrifying it would be to be the ONLY person out of a big group of people to NOT be down with cannibalism,” wrote user u/cucumbersome_ on Ben choosing to starve. A solid theory suggests that Ben will be the next victim of the Yellowjackets, though only time will tell.
As harrowing as the episode was, some fans couldn’t help but find the humor in the tragic situation. “Jackie served and the Yellowjackets ate,” joked user u/raspberryrustic.
“Yellowjackets” Season 2 continues to air on Showtime.