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Old 03-12-23, 01:33 PM
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The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23




Last episode until most likely 2025.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

I really really hope they follow the same ending of the game. I want people to lose their minds.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

There’s a making of special on HBO Max after this airs.

Ashley Johnson, who voiced and did the motion capture for Ellie in the game, makes her appearance tonight as Anna.

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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

Only 43 min runtime?

Was expecting over an hour
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

And that's a wrap. See you in 2025!

Bring on the 4K disc set!
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

Loved they included the giraffe scene, I think that was the same music from the game.

I know that’s how it went in the game, but still surprised they had Joel kill that many people in the hospital.

I noticed they made sure to get a close up of
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Abby’s dad on the ground




Ellie telling Joel she killed Riley was new I think.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

Excellent. Glad they didn't bloat the episode just to make it longer. My wife was downright shocked by Joel's decision. She was rooting for him, obviously, but didn't think the show/game went there.
Now she wants to play Part 2!
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

As soon as I heard the voice of Anna and even before she showed her face, I knew it was Ashley Johnson.

Outside of skipping the underground area they were right on point with the game in this one.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

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Excellent. Glad they didn't bloat the episode just to make it longer. My wife was downright shocked by Joel's decision. She was rooting for him, obviously, but didn't think the show/game went there.
Now she wants to play Part 2!
I think I am going to agree with Marlene on this. The human species is on the brink and Ellie is their chance to turn the tide.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

Just another average episode of an average TV show.

No I kid. That was really shocking and visceral. Serves me right for quitting the game less than half way through.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

This was pretty good TV. I watched the "making of" and i cant wait to listen to the official podcast.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

I really enjoyed the whole season, but was a little disappointed in the finale. I feel like it could've used some more breathing room to portray Ellie getting through her trauma and Joel's efforts to help her. It certainly wasn't bad, but the season did such a great job handling the characters and their development that I was disappointed to have it feel rushed and a bit more like they were checking boxes for character beats.

My only other complaint is Joel going full action hero in the finale. It was weird to see him essentially fully healed from a pretty serious injury, and then he cut through the fireflies like they were nothing. It came across as less grounded than a lot of the action over the course of the season.

Those small criticisms aside, I generally like the finale. The giraffe scene was beautifully handled and Pascal and Ramsey were fantastic, as they've been throughout the show.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

Having not played the game I had no expectations on where things would end up at the end of the season. But I will say when Ashley Johnson was running in the opening scene I thought there had been a time jump and that was an "older" Ellie. Finding out in the post ep making of that Ashley Johnson voiced Ellie in the game was interesting, but her resemblance to Bella Ramsey seemed pretty spot on.

Enjoyed this series a lot, but Bella Ramsey owned this season hands down, imo. She was fantastic.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

I've never seen or heard of the video game before watching this show. It was predictable that when they reached the hospital that they would use Ellie as a lab rat and and basically planned on killing her to get the cure. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one".
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

I'm ok with Joel's decision and with him killing everyone. It's a kill or be kill situation. The world is already fucked up and there is no guarantee the shit would be fixed. lol
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

In the podcast they mentioned how focus groups reacted to the ending with people without kids being split 50/50 on whether or not Joel was the bad guy here while parents were 100% in favor of his actions.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

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I noticed they made sure to get a close up of
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Abby’s dad on the ground

Not only that...
Spoiler:
During Joel's rampage, we see one person with braids and a backpack escape, mostly obscured by the lighting. I'd say we can be 95% sure who that's supposed to be.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

Because I knew what Joel was going to do, the finale lacked tension for me. Still good to see it play out on screen, though.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

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In the podcast they mentioned how focus groups reacted to the ending with people without kids being split 50/50 on whether or not Joel was the bad guy here while parents were 100% in favor of his actions.
While this apocalypse is fictional, the situation could be applied to real life situations. What if we could have had a very quick vaccine to the Covid virus if one person was the key to solving the virus and they would have to die to be able to replicate the vaccine. Would it be ok to use that person if they were an unwilling to participate in the study? Many life saving drugs could be on the market much quicker if we had human test subjects to test them on right at the beginning of the study. Would it be ok to use 1 unwilling human test subject that would die from the research, if it could save 500,000 other lives? What about 100 test subjects? How about 1,000 test subjects to save 500,000?
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

Still doesn't make any sense as to why they would have to kill her or what exactly they were going to extract from her while doing so.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

Originally Posted by Pointyskull
Having not played the game I had no expectations on where things would end up at the end of the season. But I will say when Ashley Johnson was running in the opening scene I thought there had been a time jump and that was an "older" Ellie.
I was thinking the same. She does resemble an older Ellie.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

Well that was a shit ending. Not shocking or anger-inducing, just ... bad. Made the whole season seem pointless.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

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Still doesn't make any sense as to why they would have to kill her or what exactly they were going to extract from her while doing so.
It was that brain chemical, and the implication was she’d die or at best become a vegetable.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E09) -- Season Finale -- "Look for the Light" -- 3/12/23

So what will happen with S2? Same characters or completely different ones?

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