The eighth episode of The Last of Us, from HBO, showed in its final sequences the adaptation of one of the hardest moments of the video game, which will become a turning point for Ellie. It also develops and shows a pivotal moment in her and Joel’s relationship. Pedro Pascal’s character used the nickname baby girl while hugging the teenager, who had just killed her attacker to avoid being raped.
The nickname is the one that Joel used to refer to his daughter Sarah and that he did not use again since the death of the latter during the first episode of the series.
He began by insisting that Ellie it was a “cargo” that he had to protect, but now joel he dedicates the same affectionate treatment to her that he once had with his daughter. What ends up setting the paternal tone in the relationship that unites them. Likewise, the future of the decisions that man will make in view of the conclusion of the first season of The Last of Us and the already confirmed second season.
Already in its final stretch, The Last of Us managed to find a way to include the iconic expression naturally. At the same time, to demonstrate that everything narrated so far has a new meaning, due to the experience suffered at the hands of the group of survivors led by David (Scott Shepherd).
Ellie suffered considerable trauma, which could affect their behavior in the future. On the other hand, joel she understood that the girl who was under her protection has become an important part of her life. The combination of both things makes the scenario, facing the arrival at the barracks of The fireflies, change completely. What will be the decision that the man makes once he has to hand over the young woman who accompanied him to the subversive group?
A long road about to come to an end
The HBO production, until now, has managed to adapt a good part of the original material without losing the possibility of experimenting with extra information that makes more sense in a series than in a video game. The eighth episode of The Last of Us It also delved into the apocalyptic world, beyond the infected and the chaos of a society without rules. On this occasion, he showed how religious belief and dogma can become an excuse for a grotesque type of violence. A reverse of the orderly placidity of Jackson, the isolated enclave in which he lives Tommybrother of joelplayed by Gabriel Luna.
The congregation ended up subjected to David’s domination using fear mixed with faith. Something that Ellie confronts and ends up winning in the middle of one of the most brutal scenes of the season.
Also, as pointed out David, the character has an aggressive nature little explored so far. The combination of both gave The Last of Us the opportunity to explore the most aggressive part of the human being, becoming his worst enemy. And by the way, open a small window to witness the bloodiest side of Joel.
At the same time, Craig Mazin’s script also shows how people are capable of being noble and loyal even in the worst possible conditions. Joel’s arrival in search of Ellie and the hug with which he holds her, are a direct message of the love they share. Both help to understand the contrasts of a story that goes from the most perverse cruelty to one of the most emotional and intimate moments we have seen throughout The Last of Us.
the future of The Last of Us
For the closing of the eighth episode of The Last of Usthe big question is how much it affected Ellie the lived experience and what its implications will be in the future. Who played the classic of Naughty Dog they know what comes next and how the story ends. But, now, the series must show us, in its own way, the way in which this traumatic event transformed her.
However, reinforcing the relationship between the protagonists of The Last of Us It allows you to bring multiple nuances to both. What will be of great importance for its conclusion and the events that the already confirmed second season will narrate.