The Last of Us It is, without a doubt, the series of the moment. The live-action that HBO Max broadcasts every Sunday, based on the Naughty Dog video game, premiered its third episode, “Long, Long Time”, this Sunday, January 29, and the big reveal was the appearance of the character of Frank, played by Murray Bartlett.
In this opportunity, we are going to clarify what is the disease that Frank suffers in the chapter. we will try to add the least amount of spoilers possible, but we will have to tell some details about what we have seen.
What disease does Frank suffer from?
As a report published on the website of Gamer Areathe series changes the focus and gives prominence to the companions of Joel (Pedro Pascal), Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank.
The new chapter shows us Bill, who managed to survive the original Cordyceps outbreak of 2003 and who meets and falls in love with Frank, his life partner. They have a very beautiful, contagious love story, which gave this episode a special touch, but that ends in a tragic way due to the disease that Frank suffers.
According to what is narrated at the end of the episode, we can deduce that the disease that affects Frank is Parkinson. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this disease is a degenerative condition of the brain associated with motor symptoms, such as slow movements, tremors, rigidity and imbalance.
Parkinson’s also causes other complications, such as cognitive impairment, mental disorders, sleep disorders, and pain and sensory disturbances.
In the context of The Last of Us, it is impossible to help Frank. Firstly, Parkinson’s is still incurable in the middle of 2023 and in the middle of the plot of the series it is impossible to find a doctor.
After understanding the context and in the midst of the apocalypse, understanding that they cannot cure him, Frank and Bill plan to live their last day together.
The first three episodes of The Last of Us are available on HBO Max. On Sunday, February 5, the fourth chapter opens.