'Yellowjackets' Episode 10 confirms Lottie Matthews is alive and is the Antler Queen
Spoilers for 'Yellowjackets' Episode 10 'Sic Transit Gloria Mundi'
Nobody saw this coming, and those who thought Misty (Samantha Hanratty and Christina Ricci) was the key villain were only half right. The biggest twist that 'Yellowjackets' provided was that Lottie Matthews (Courtney Eaton) was the Antler Queen. Although some of us would have guessed it by the end of Episode 9, the guise was rather clever as she was one of the characters who flew under the radar. Her parents had her treated for schizophrenia, something that stops after she runs out of pills following the crash. This sees her premonitions return and her ability to connect with the supernatural makes her key going forward.
Lottie is also revealed to be alive. Although much of the present shows the big four — Shauna (Melanie Lynskey), Taissa (Tawny Cypress), Natalie (Juliette Lewis), and Misty (Ricci), it appears that Lottie is alive and kicking and hunting her former teammates and survivor pals down. Although it is unclear why chances are that the trio pretty much figured out she was freaky and attempted to shut her down. The attempt failed and Lottie made it out alive.
The second theory is that most girls died and the trio were actually followers of the Antler Queen. In our opinion, Taissa might be one of the followers after Simone discovers a secret chamber in her house that has a blood sacrifice of a dog's head and a baby doll resembling her son Sammy that's been subject to some witchcraft. Conversely, it could also be that Lottie was aware of Taissa's lifestyle and carried out her operations from her house without any of them knowing. Remember the lady in the tree?
'Yellowjackets' offers more questions than answers, but it does end the first season on a solid note by establishing who the baddies are. It also appears that Lottie has formed a cult that's bent on killing the survivors and only time will tell if that can happen. And there's no doubt there will be casualties.
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'Yellowjackets' returns with Season 2 on Showtime.