What happened to Mrs. Everdeen after The Hunger Games franchise came to a close? The Hunger Games began as a series of bestselling books by Suzanne Collins, which were set in a bleak future where a totalitarian government forces children to take part in the titular death game. The book centers around heroine Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers in place of her younger sister and soon becomes a symbol of hope – and rebellion – when she wins.
The first Hunger Games movie was released in 2012 with Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss, which became one of her signature roles. Lawrence returned for all three sequels and the series also inspired other would-be YA franchises, including The Divergent Series, The Giver, and The 5th Wave. While final entry The Hungers Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was still a solid hit, it was the lowest-grossing of the series.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 saw the deaths of notable characters like President Snow and Prim, Katniss’ younger sister. Its a somewhat melancholy ending to the franchise, though Katniss and Peeta would end up in a romantic relationship together, helping each other work through their PTSD whilst raising two children. Mrs. Everdeen is another important supporting character in The Hunger Games franchise who suffered a lot of heartache.
When she was young, Mrs. Everdeen had a friend named Maysilee Donner who was killed in the Hunger Games, so she’s understandably devastated when Katniss is forced to take part. Mrs. Everdeen is also a healer, and in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay she and Prim work in a hospital treating the injuries of those wounded during the bloody rebellion. After Prim is killed in an explosion in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Mrs. Everdeen moves to a hospital in District 4 as she can’t bring herself to return to District 12 following her daughter’s death.
It seems District 4 is where she stayed, and she and Katniss kept in touch through the phone. Despite being aimed at teenagers, The Hunger Games touched on a lot of dark topics, including war crimes, PTSD and grief. Mrs. Everdeen suffered a lot of trauma as a parent, but through working as a healer was able to channel her pain into something positive. She and Katniss were understandably transformed by their experiences in the Second Rebellion, and while there’s no doubt they’ll be dealing with the emotional scars for the rest of their lives, they still found the courage to move on.