Fans are now all in a flurry about something – they believe that Foxface didn’t just accidentally eat the berries, she ate them to commit suicide.
There are a few reasons why this seems to be the case, especially now that we’ve seen the film which has a few moments that could be subtle clues. Maybe even clues from Suzanne Collins, since she was a screenwriter and producer on the film! First of all, in the film we see Foxface speeding through some sort of computer training program involving plants. In her interview, we hear her say to Caesar: “I will always analyze the situation and apply myself.” We hear Peeta and Katniss say time and time again, “she’s clever, too clever.” Why would someone that clever die in such a way, a careless accident?
What if Foxface realized where she was at that point – she was up against Cato, Thresh, and the team from 12. She wasn’t good with hand-to-hand combat, she relied on stealth and getting in and out of situations quickly. What if she realized that the chances were if up against any of her competitors, she’d die a terrible, painful death. Then, she sees the nightlock sitting perfectly in front of her as she followed Peeta, and thinks: “This is my painless way out. Why suffer more than I need to?” Maybe Foxface was more clever than we all believed.
The other side of the argument is that the plant program in the training center was just a matching game. Not evidence of her knowing anything about plants. Then, in the book (not included in the film), she took a bit of goat cheese as if she was going to make a small meal out of the berries and cheese – not really evidence of suicide. However, what if Foxface wanted her death to look like an accident? Then, Foxface is from a district that specializes in power and electricity, not really a place where you’d learn about plants. We will never know, I suppose.
Also, I figure now is a great time to commend Jaqueline Emerson on her performance – didn’t she do an amazing job? All without saying much of anything at all! The scene where she slams into Katniss in the beginning? Fantastic. Their faces just said: “I’m scared.” “Me too.” They didn’t want to kill each-other, as Jennifer Lawrence said, it’s pointless, unjustified violence.