With all that considered, The Last Of Us does manage to end things with a bang; a simple but effective final chapter that adapts the last bit of the game and does so in a really satisfying and well worked manner.
The season finale of HBO's The Last of Us in \"Look for the Light\" parallels the conclusion of Part I of the game almost note-for-note. As consistent with the TV series, Pedro Pascal's Joel and Bella Ramsey's Ellie and their pilgrimage and the barbarism consistent with dystopian fantasy continues to be the focus rather than the infected who happen to also inhabit their world. When we last left the two, Ellie manages to save Joel thanks to not only her makeshift stitching skills but also the antibiotics courtesy of David (Scott Shepherd) and his cannibal town. The following contains minor spoilers of the episode.
Back to the present day, Ellie's dealing with her own PTSD, given the trauma from her encounter with David. Those who've played the game won't be surprised by what goes down, and series-only viewers should know that it translates well on television. If you're expecting one final last hurrah against the infected this season as you did in the game, you'll probably be disappointed. Again, as a series that prides itself on building its characters beyond just the threats the game puts them through, it's not a disappointment. In fact, it's a triumph. If the series included all the game content, there would be pacing issues that would affect balance. Being able to take the essence of the game and bring it to life on the small screen with layered details that expand on the original source material is an aspect of the series that's not nearly celebrated enough.
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