Breaking Down ‘Yellowjackets’ Episode 8 Ending

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the eighth episode of Yellowjackets season 2.

Desperation for food forces the stranded soccer team in Yellowjackets to turn to their most drastic measure yet in the penultimate episode of season 2. Titled “It Chooses,” episode eight sees the starving survivors carry out a hunt on one of their own for the first time—in what appears to be the original version of the brutal hunt shown in the opening scene of the Yellowjackets premiere.

The mood at the cabin is lower than ever in the episode—Lottie (Courtney Eaton) remains near death after letting Shauna (Sophie Nélisse) beat her violently, an effort to allow her to release her grief over the loss of her b…