The Finale (Fan Creations)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Monday, March 13, 2023, 11:54 (406 days ago) @ Cody Miller

The true gut punch, act of desperation, and emotional weight, funny enough, was what happened after Joel's rampage. It was picking Ellie's unconscious body, and running blindly through the halls as Fireflies swarmed and blocked any possible exit while they shouted about trying to get a clear shot at you. In this segment, you are unarmed, you are lost, and you have Ellie at her most vulnerable. This is the moment that broke me during the game. It was the "what have I done? What am I doing? What do I do?" thoughts running through my head as I clung to Ellie, knowing that I was actively robbing her of her life's purpose, but knowing I needed to escape with her alive.

And yet, that was cut entirely from the show, skipping right to the last chance moment of making things right.

I remember this now! Yes, you are so right about that. Great observation.

I agree, and that's something I missed now that it's been mentioned. My original criticism about the music being less prominent during Sarah's death scene in the show was tied directly to this, and how the theme's prominence at this moment later was so affecting in the game. I'm positive on the show generally, but it seems the episode could've been a few minutes longer to give us that.

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