'Yellowjackets' Season 2: Will Shauna's unborn baby be eaten in second installment?
Contains spoilers for 'Yellowjackets'
One of the more pressing questions in 'Yellowjackets' after the humdinger finale was about the fate of Shauna's (Sophie Nelisse) unborn baby. Although her attempts to hide the pregnancy failed early on in the season, she fails and it is revealed that she is pregnant with her best friend, Jackie's (Ella Purnell) boyfriend's baby. Although Shauna and Jeff are married in the present, there is no mention of the baby. One of the theories doing the rounds is if the survivors (some of them later revealed to be cannibals) actually ate the baby.
It might seem gross and absolutely gore to actually do that, and it's another thing to have to show that level of insensitive content on Television, but it is a theory that cannot be ruled out. Yellowjackets EP Jonathan Lisco, who co-show runs the series alongside Lyle and Nickerson spoke to Decider about some of these theories. When asked about the possibility, Lisco didn't rule out the option.
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"We have about ten different ideas about what happens to the baby," he said. "I think none of us adore the idea of eating the baby, although you never know what’s going to happen once you get into the crucible of the writer’s room. In a way, eating the baby seems a little bit easy."
Lisco added: "Also, not to be crass, but the baby is a mere morsel in terms of sustenance. So I’m not sure that’s like a blue ribbon strategy to survival in the woods,” he said. "I think, again, it all has to do with the way it impacts our characters emotionally and I think when we get into Season 2, we’ll be asking, ‘Would that be the most emotional story to tell?’ Or would there be something else that’s more interesting, arguably, and more emotional to deal with the baby?"
It does appear that the writers perhaps left the baby storyline unexplained by the end of Season 1 deliberately. With ample reveals in the finale, the storyline would have packed too much, and maybe, as Lisco said, they would perhaps look at a more emotional angle. Shauna has already lost her best friend in Jackie and may be losing the baby would be the last straw.
What are your thoughts on Shauna's unborn kid eaten in 'Yellowjackets' Season 2?