Warning! Contains spoilers for The Last of Us Episode 2 and the unique 2 video games and DLC.HBO’s The Last of Us episode 2 additional develops Ellie’s character and offers some hints about her sexuality. The Last of Us episode 2 picks up nearly instantly after episode 1’s cliffhanger with Joel and Tess hesitant about Ellie’s immunity reveal. The duo interrogates the younger woman, questioning if she is in reality immune or if she is going to all of the sudden flip into the identical sort of monster that has decimated humanity.
After deciding to proceed their activity and ship Ellie to the Fireflies on the State House, The Last of Us episode 2 reveals extra about Ellie’s character. Through bonding with Anna Torv’s Tess, hints about Bella Ramsey’s Ellie come to the forefront. One of those conversations hints at Ellie’s sexuality, permitting viewers an perception into one of many unique sport’s most groundbreaking storylines for the time of its launch.
During their travels, Tess asks if anybody will come on the lookout for Ellie in a manner that might put Joel and her at risk. Tess asks if any mother and father or a boyfriend will come looking for Ellie who replies that she is an orphan, as was already revealed in The Last of Us episode 1, earlier than hesitating on the boyfriend query. Ellie delays her reply earlier than replying “and uh… no.” The hesitancy in Ellie’s reply, in addition to the pointed aspect of the digicam specializing in her as she says this offers one other trace in the direction of Ellie being homosexual after the continued mentions of the mysterious Riley in HBO’s The Last of Us present.
One of the weather of the unique The Last of Us sport that co-writer and co-creator of the present Craig Mazin confirmed would keep integral to the HBO adaptation is Ellie’s sexuality. In the unique sport, and particularly its sequel, Ellie’s lesbian id is a vital aspect for the character’s arc. It permits for a few of the heartbreaking parts of each video games, particularly within the first sport’s Left Behind DLC which The Last of Us present can be confirmed to discover.
Shortly after the sequence was introduced, a fan took to Twitter to request that Mazin and Druckmann “keep the gay gay” and request the duo not erase any illustration discovered within the sport. Mazin then replied, regardless of his tweets now being protected, that they’ve his phrase. With Druckmann (who wrote and directed each The Last of Us video games) concerned within the present, mixed with the hints in The Last of Us episodes 1 and a couple of – it’s clear that Ellie’s sexuality will likely be saved the identical, confirming Mazin’s early feedback.