While foraging in the woods, Jackie finds an old plane that surprisingly still works. Continuing her creepy streak, Lottie ominously says “it didn’t want him to leave,” further implying that there is something sinister about the woods they are stranded in. After hearing something in the attic during an impromptu dance party, a few of the girls decide to hold a seance to see if it’s the dead guy trying to communicate with them. As with most seances held in a creepy cabin in the woods, things take a turn when Lottie appears to become possessed, screaming “it wants,” “hungry,” “you must spill blood,” and a bunch of creepy French words before smashing her head against the window and snapping back to reality.
Taissa catches Shauna (Sophie Nélisse) trying to fake her period when she’s the only one not bleeding with the others. When Tai confronts her, Shauna confesses that she’s pregnant and that she slept with Jackie’s boyfriend Jeff. Tai promises to keep her secret as long as she can, but knows that it will only be a matter of time before the others discover the pregnancy. Shauna first decides that she will try to give herself an abortion, but even with Tai’s help realizes that telling Jackie at least some of the truth is the less dangerous option. Shauna later tells Jackie about the pregnancy, but lies about the father. It isn’t until Jackie reads Shauna’s diary that she discovers her best friend has been lying to her.
Looking for Help
As winter looms closer, Taissa decides to try and venture out into the woods to find help. Van (Liv Hewson), Misty, Akilah (Keeya King), and Mari (Alexa Barajas) volunteer to go with her. Lottie, who has begun having visions and hallucinating bloody deer, warns that they will encounter a river of blood and red smoke on their journey. Things start off okay and the group makes it through their first night away from the others, but it’s not long before they see what Lottie foretold – a river that runs red and the smoke of a flare gun. The group is attacked by wolves after setting up camp for the night and Taissa fires the flare to scare them off.
Van is seriously injured and thought to be dead, but regains consciousness whenever the others try to cremate her. They get Van off the fire immediately and try to get her back to the cabin. Misty runs ahead to get the others, and they bring Van back. Once they’re all at the cabin, Akilah and Taissa sew up her wounds.
Even since Jackie found the plane, Laura Lee has been reading the manuals and trying to teach herself how it works. With Tai’s journey to find help ending so tragically, Laura decides to take the plane and fly south to find help. Ben tries to talk her out of it, but Laura insists that it’s their best option. Laura is able to get the plane off the ground, but just as she starts to clear the lake, the plane catches on fire and explodes in the air, killing Laura and the group’s last chance at escape.
Needing an escape from the never-ending tragedies the group has faced, Mari pulls out jars of fermented berries that accidentally turned alcoholic and offers them to the group to drown their sorrows. Jackie suggests that they have a party as one last hurrah before the winter comes and they potentially die. Everyone agrees, and spends the day preparing and making decorations out of flowers.