10 most saddest moments in Yellowjackets so far, ranked

Yellowjackets doesn't play around when it comes to getting its viewers all in their feels. Here's a list of some of the most saddest moments in the thriller series so far.

(L-R): Ella Purnell as Teen Jackie and Sophie Nélisse as Teen Shauna in YELLOWJACKETS, “Doomcoming”. Photo credit: Kailey Schwerman/SHOWTIME.
(L-R): Ella Purnell as Teen Jackie and Sophie Nélisse as Teen Shauna in YELLOWJACKETS, “Doomcoming”. Photo credit: Kailey Schwerman/SHOWTIME. /
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(L-R): Samantha Hanratty as Teen Misty and Jane Widdop as Teen Laura Lee in YELLOWJACKETS, “Pilot”. Photo credit: Paul Sarkis/SHOWTIME. /

9. When Laura Lee dies in the plane crash in season 1, episode 8

Laura Lee was one of the Yellowjackets team members who was really determined to leave the wilderness. After Taissa, Van, Misty, and Mari's expedition to find help failed, Laura Lee took it upon herself to find another way back home. She decided she was going to take the dead guy's plane that the Yellowjackets found near the cabin and fly it to find help for her teammates. While many of the Yellowjackets weren't necessarily fond of Laura Lee, they were desperate to leave the wilderness. So, there wasn't much pushback when Laura Lee announced her plan.

Although Laura Lee knew piloting the plane was a risky decision, her strong faith in God, her intensive studying of the flight manual, and her short experiences with her grandfather flying a plane led her to believe that she could actually pilot a plane by herself. She manages to get the plane up in the air and fly it, but after only a couple of minutes, she notices that her teddy bear sitting in the passenger seat has caught fire. The fire quickly spreads throughout the entire plane, and within seconds, the plane blows up. Laura Lee tragically loses her life as the rest of the Yellowjackets watch from afar.