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‘Period’- the Last of Us Actor Bella Ramsey Gives the Stamp of Approval to the Fan Theory Behind Series Climax

Published 04/13/2023, 1:47 PM EDT

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The first season of the HBO TV series adaptation of the video game The Last of Us completely took over the internet. The TV adaptation of a hit game was a raging success, with 8.2 million tuning in to HBO’s streaming platform for the finale.

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Despite its immense success, the show faced a bit of criticism for lacking the video game action compared to the series. Many fans even criticized the series’ cast and directors’ choices. The series featured some of the most popular actors in the industry, such as Bella Ramsey, Pedro Pascal, Nick Offerman, Ashley Johnson, and others.

Furthermore, fans have been always excited to know actors’ opinions on the controversial ending since the Last of Us Finale Episode aired. Interestingly, Bella Ramsey recently opened up about her views on Joel’s decision and why it’s justifiable.


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The Last of Us Lead Actor Bella Ramsey shows support for Joel’s controversial decision and Season 1 ending

The first season concluded at the exact same point as the original video game. Joel chooses Ellie over the future of humanity by saving Ellie from the Fireflies, who wanted to operate on her in the hopes of producing a vaccine for the infection. Though it was concerted that the operation will kill Ellie in the hopes of saving humanity.

The Finale showcases the growth of the ‘Father-Daughter relationship’ between Joel and Ellie compared to Episode 1. Although Joel giving up everything to save Ellie was indeed heartwarming, some fans didn’t agree with his decision. This led to several controversies on the show’s ending, despite it being the same as the video game.


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Not to mention, several actors and HBO showrunners have already supported the TV Series’ ending. Now Bella Ramsey has also stepped in the favour of Joel’s decision. In an interview with Vanity, Bella came across a fan’s opinion on why Joel’s last decision wasn’t selfish.


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They mentioned that Joel sacrificing Ellie wasn’t worth saving humanity. Episode 8 showcased the evil side of humanity and why a simple cure from Cordyceps wasn’t enough to save humanity. He decided to follow his heart and save Ellie from her cruel fate to sacrifice herself to save humanity.

Bella Ramsey totally agreed with the fan’s opinion and showed support for Season 1 ending. She said, “True. Period. That episode with David and Ellie shows that humans are far scarier and capable of, like, far worse damage. Because they also know what they are doing. Cordyceps are much more instinctive.”


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While fans and actors might break down and justify Joel’s decision; it was a much-needed plot for the show to continue Season II. What are your opinions on the Season I controversial ending?

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Written by:

Mehul Rolta


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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.
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Jito Tenson