With every step forward she takes in the rebellion, Katniss is searching for her wings. See Finnick's quote in slideshow on home page Climax The climax in books is what the whole story leads up to. Then, a Capitol hovercraft appears above the children and drops bombs on them. Apparently in good health, he states that he and Katniss knew nothing of the plans to sabotage the Hunger Games, and that Katniss was drafted into inciting the rebellion; he urges people to surrender and lay down their arms, as civil war could lead to their destruction. However, when Katniss goes to greet Peeta, he unexpectedly attacks and strangles her into unconsciousness. During another live Capitol programming, in which Snow and a very battered and fragile-looking Peeta appear together, Beetee is able to break through the Capitol feed to broadcast clips of the rebel propos. Katniss, Gale, her mother, and Prim all live in District 13's vast underground community and abide by President Coin's militant systems.
Katniss learns from Primsrose that many people, including Coin's husband and child, have died several years back during an epidemic that plagued the facility. Katniss and Gale disobey orders and climb to the rooftop on a nearby building to shoot down the bombers. Another Games victor, Beetee, makes Katniss a special weapon. Upon hearing that the more fortunate Capitol homes even President Snow's are taking in refugees, Katniss decides to refocus on her mission to kill Snow. On the positive side, the rebels have gained control and have captured President Snow. Coin agrees to her terms as long as Katniss provides results she also grants Katniss' request that Primrose can keep her cat. There's a dark, melancholy tone to this movie, but it matches Katniss' state of mind.
Why does Katniss continue to question President Coin? Haymitch Abernathy , who has been following a mandatory rehab program, notices that Katniss always makes the strongest impression in spontaneous situations, so he suggests that she be sent into the field as a soldier, under protection at all times, where a crew can shoot propaganda footage of her while in action. Through the story, we see Peeta struggle with trying to figure out which of his memories are real and which are not real, but planted by President Snow. On her way to District 8, Katniss learns that the rebels have control of every district except for District 2, which has always been favored by the Capitol. Coin quickly sends a replacement: Peeta who still is wired to kill Katniss. Katniss spends a lot of time narrowly focused on Peeta's welfare.
He now shows clear signs of being mistreated, but restates his opinion that Katniss is used as a symbol of the rebellion against her will, and urges her to stop supporting the uprising. In the wake of the Quarter Quell, the Hunger Games have been changed forever, and Katniss ends up in District 13. . Her former house in Victor's Village has been spared; she finds her sister's cat and some personal belongings, which she takes with her. The third and final novel in the Hunger Games trilogy opens with walking through the remains of District 12, her former home. Additionally, the camera crew uses fake smoke and gunshots to add drama to propos, or propaganda spots, manipulating reality once again. While recuperating, she bonds with another victor who we met in Catching Fire, Johanna, and witnesses the wedding of victors Finnick and Annie.
Coin further announces her intention to free the captured tributes; the crowd seems dismayed by her concession to pardon Peeta, but she stresses that this will only happen if Katniss holds up her part of the deal. In the end, she didn't end up killing Peeta because she loved him. She allows Beetee to connect her to Snow himself, who eventually responds. A televised Capitol broadcast proclaims that the members of Squad 451 are dead. Members of the rebels' medical team, including Prim, Katniss's sister, are also killed.
Coin and company have been trying to get Katniss to give a soundbyte or two for the benefit of the people who look up to her. He used counter-agents to neutralize the poison, but their effect was incomplete, leaving him with permanent bleeding sores in his mouth; to neutralize the smell, Snow is always surrounded by scented flowers. Commander Paylor is now president. Hutcherson isn't on screen all that much compared to the first two films, but when he is, you can't take your eyes off his transformation from the charismatic Boy with the Bread into a starved, wild-eyed hostage. Is it just us, or does that seem like a bad idea? Katniss feels so guilty about Peeta's circumstances that she can no longer fulfill her duties as Mockingjay. One person asks about Katniss' baby; after some hesitation, she answers that she has lost it.
She believes that his life is in danger and convinces President Coin to rescue Peeta and the other Victors. She goes back inside, where Haymitch talks back some courage in her. It is basically an underground fortress. They loved seeing the crazy costumes people of the Capitol wore; they were anxious to find out what happened after part 1 left us hanging. However, President Snow in the Capitol broadcasts a message of Peeta Mellark live contradicting Katniss. Upon talking, however, they realize neither one of them could have made any other choice.
When arriving at Peeta's location, the power to the Capitol is suddenly restored, and Beetee can no longer get into the power grid. Katniss is trying to make sense of this new world amidst a rebellion and is still quite unstable as she recovers from the physical and emotional trauma she underwent in the arena. She goes to Coin to tell her she agrees to be the Mockingjay, on the condition that Peeta and the other prisoners of the Capitol are rescued and pardoned. President Snow is preparing a speech to address the nation. The rescue is successful and Peeta, , and all return to District 13. The rules in these Games, however, are different because more than one person can survive, and Snow is a player as well. This means that they will not be active in battle.
Now, Panem has a new staff of government officials who are mostly people from 13. She also recognizes that she does possess power, the kind of power that Snow is afraid of because it inspires unity and hope. Back in District 13, Peeta has become calmer but still addresses Katniss in a nasty tone. Her commander, Boggs, agrees that she should watch out. But Boggs is one of the first casualties.