Joel looking weepy.

All of Twitter Was Personally Attacked by ‘The Last of Us’ Finale

This is a place of healing.

Sunday night’s season one finale of The Last of Us launched a million tears. I totally get it as I sob through most episodes myself. Although I think this episode, “Look for the Light,” broke my previous records and had me weeping before the opening credits even started. Even though it had the shortest run time of the season, they still packed in a few gut punches.

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The first scene showed fans why Ellie (Bella Ramsey) seems immune to Cordyceps infection as we saw Ellie come into the world via her badass mom. In the main timeline, Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie finally made it to the Fireflies with disastrous results and several emotional moments between the two main characters. Like many people, I took to the internet to console myself with the misery of others. It turns out I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t pull myself together after the credits rolled.

Twitter feels your pain.

Heading over to Twitter, it seemed like everyone had the same feelings after watching The Last of Us finale—pain. Never-ending emotional pain. There were a lot of points to fall apart during the show. Was it Joel being a dad trying to cheer up Ellie? Or maybe Joel telling Ellie exactly how he got his scar and how it healed? (Spoiler: It wasn’t time!) It could have been the parallels between Joel trying to save Sarah and how he actually saved Ellie. No matter when you broke, the folks on Twitter understand.

Most of the tweets include a quote or image from the episode followed by a reaction of someone crying. It basically sums up how we all feel.

What are we supposed to do now?!

Knowing nothing about the game the HBO show is based on, I have no idea what we are heading into with season 2. I’m going to assume it is all good from here, right? It’s just Joel and Ellie living the life in Jackson, petting horses because the worst is over?! That’s probably not going to be the case, but I can dream.

(featured image: HBO)

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D.R. Medlen (she/her) is a pop culture staff writer at The Mary Sue. After finishing her BA in History, she finally pursued her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer in 2019. She expertly fangirls over Marvel, Star Wars, and historical fantasy novels (the spicier the better). When she's not writing or reading, she lives that hobbit-core life in California with her spouse, offspring, and animal familiars.