Fellow Hunger Games fans — the end is near. Can you believe it? As we get closer and closer to the film finale of the franchise with Mockingjay, Part 2, coming a theater near you on Nov. 20, I can’t help but reflect on the future fates of all my favorite characters. In particular, although I’m obviously #TeamKatniss, I’m worried about Haymitch; I have a soft spot for the guy, portrayed in the films by Woody Harrelson.
I want to know that what happens to Haymitch after Mockingjay is OK, and that he gets the ending he deserves. Because while it would be easy to pin Haymitch as simply being the local drunk, his character evolves throughout the franchise and became a major, driving force of the rebellion plot during the 75th Games. The question now is, does Haymitch get a happy ending after the thrilling Hunger Games conclusion to come? (Well, as happy one can get in the Hunger Games world.) Spoilers ahead! According to the books, Haymitch’s ending is left somewhat open, but it’s not nearly as bad as it could have been.
We are told that Haymitch won’t be starring in the next movie and his role is done, HE’S GONE FOR GOOD! So, goodbye Haymitch, you will be missed.