The move to TV gave the creative team an opportunity to show Joel’s fear of losing Ellie.

The most powerful theme on HBO Our last there will always be a relationship between Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsay). The dynamic between the pair is fascinating as viewers strive to succeed in their journey across the country to save humanity. However, the love between the two begins to cost a lot when Joel loses his daughter Sarah (Nico Parker) casts a shadow — and grows inside him like a Cordyceps fungus that has taken over the planet — panicking him, and he tries to dissuade a frightened and suspicious Ellie.

The closer Joel gets to Ellie, the more he fears losing her and becomes responsible for it. In the game, this is shown as distance. The more he loves Ellie, the harder he treats her to keep her away from him and to protect himself. However, as pointers Neil Druckman and Craig Mazin reported to the host Troy Baker enabled The Last of Us podcast, the move to television gave them a different way of showing the effects of anxiety on Joel through close-up camera shots. Joel’s worries were heightened by the horrific events he witnessed in the most terrifying scene of the previous episode. a pair of brothers will lose his life in a matter of seconds due to carelessness.

It’s revealed that Joel has anxiety issues in the games – sharp-eyed players will notice anxiety medication in Joel’s house during the prologue – but the show allows for a more nuanced portrayal of his fear of losing his surrogate daughter. gave found:

We wanted to explore the impact of what happened to Joel Henry (Lamar Johnson) and Sam (Keyvonn Woodard), despite the fact that time has passed significantly and is shown as he exits the cabin and grabs his chest. What’s happening is that Joel is panicking and he doesn’t know why. It’s your body telling you you’re in terrible danger, but you don’t understand why. This episode is about Joel dying and realizing how scared he is that it’s his fault. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll see how many times Joel has helped her, failed her. And these think about him. Like most of us, if you have core injuries like Joel’s, the good things you’ve done are cheapened, but your failures and tragedies strengthen you until they threaten to take you over.

He believes that the best thing for Ellie is to let her go, but that is self-preservation. The camera lags far behind in the game. You rotate it around the character, there’s no way to see what’s going on in the faces, so we did it through dialogue. We pushed Joel away, as if their relationship had gone backwards. Here we can have close-up moments with the camera, showing it in subtle ways. Ellie’s take is that when you look at your parents, who protected you forever, you don’t want to accept that they have any kind of weakness.

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