WARNING! Contains SPOILERS for Yellowjackets season 2, episode 4!Taissa’s hired reporter Jessica Roberts was last seen in Yellowjackets season 1, but a recent excursion to her apartment has shed some more light on her ambiguous fate. Jessica Roberts (Rekha Sharma) was first introduced in the premiere episode of Yellowjackets, trying to wriggle information out of those loosely connected to the plane crash, like a teacher and the injured Allie, and various survivors like Shauna. It wasn’t revealed until later that Jessica was an associate of Taissa’s and a private detective, trying to make sure that none of her former teammates would say anything condemning that would disrupt her race for State Senator of New Jersey.
Jessica of the Yellowjackets season 1 cast managed to anger the wrong Yellowjacket when she listened in on Natalie and Kevyn Tan’s conversation, trying to dig up dirt on Travis’ tragic death, and Misty caught wind of it. Misty lured Jessica over to her home with the promise of spilling the beans, holding her hostage in her basement. The only information Misty gets out of Jessica is that Travis’ bank account was emptied after he died. After the group disposes of Adam’s body, she lets Jessica go. However, Jessica passes out in her car after Misty clearly laced her cigarettes with something, and she’s never seen on the show again.
Misty Killed Jessica Roberts In Yellowjackets Season 1
While Jessica Roberts’ fate is left somewhat ambiguous, last seen passed out in her car on the side of the road, it has been confirmed by showrunners that Jessica is dead, and Misty killed her. In a post-season interview with Insider, showrunners Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson cleared up a few mysteries from the Yellowjackets season 1 finale, including what happened to Jessica Roberts. When asked about whether the private detective was dead or just incapacitated for the interim, Lyle simply responded, “No, she’s dead. Misty very much killed her, yeah.”
How Misty killed Jessica isn’t revealed in the series, but there are clues. Notably, when Misty believed that Jessica was the one who had blackmailed the group (though the blackmailer turned out to be Jeff) and possibly murdered Travis, she threatens her by bringing in a box of chocolates and injecting them with fentanyl. Misty claims she’ll send the laced chocolates to Jessica’s elderly father, and that everyone will believe he died of an overdose. It’s highly likely that Misty used the same drug to poison Jessica’s cigarettes, with her easy access to it as a nurse being an important plot point.
Taissa’s Sleepwalking Suggests Jessica Roberts’ Death Is Still A Mystery
In Yellowjackets season 2, episodes 3 and 4, Jessica Roberts is finally brought up again, though not her fate. Taissa tries to call her and tell her that her sleepwalking problem is getting worse, and when she doesn’t answer, she heads over to her apartment. In the brief scene, Jessica’s apartment seems to remain largely untouched until Taissa begins ransacking it, looking for information on adult Van. The nature of Jessica’s apartment suggests that her disappearance and death have gone completely unnoticed by law enforcement and the media, which means Misty must have done some cleanup after Jessica passed out in her car on the side of the road.
With another confirmed murder at one of the Yellowjackets survivor’s hands, audiences can only wonder when Jessica’s disappearance is discovered, and police go knocking on doors. Adam Martin’s vanishing is already causing major problems for Shauna in the present timeline, with undercover cop Matt striking up a relationship with her daughter Callie to wriggle information out of her. Taissa may not be aware that something is up with Jessica yet, as her dealings have mostly been through her sleepwalking alter ego as of late. Either way, Yellowjackets may continue to pull at the Jessica Roberts plot thread as the series progresses, which could spell trouble for either Misty or Taissa.