The following article contains major spoilers for The Last of Us Part 2. You have been warned.
The Last of Us Part 2 ended on a bittersweet note when, having finally found it in her heart to break the cycle of violence and let Abby go, Ellie returned to her home in Jackson, let go of her memories of Joel and continued on her journey solo. Though it’s great to see her overcome her demons, she also seemingly lost Dina and the lil Potato on the journey – something which is actually incredibly sad.
However, one fan theory suggests there could be more to the ending that what we first thought.
A YouTube commenter by the name of Ray Kincaid posted their own theory of the game’s ending, which was then shared to Twitter, where it quickly picked up traction.
The user wrote: “I truly believe Ellie did have a happy ending, we just missed the clues…another YouTuber commented on the letter you find at the farm when you are with Dina and the baby. It’s from the baby’s father’s mom saying they will always have a place in Jackson if they choose to come back home.
“Also if you notice…when Ellie leaves to fight Abby at the end…she’s not wearing the bracelet Dina gave her, but when she returns, the camera zooms in on her hand. We were focused on the fingers missing but looked completely passed the fact that now she is wearing the bracelet, possibly meaning she has already been in Jackson and is living with Dina. She just went back to the farm for the guitar, but decided to leave it. That represents her finally being able to accept Joel’s death and end the cycle of revenge.
“Here’s more things to back this claim…
- When she comes back to the farm she’s not hurt or wearing any of her weapons.
- She doesn’t seem surprised that everyone is gone when she enters the house. She doesn’t call out Dina’s name or anything.
“I think people were so caught up in ‘Revenge’ that they missed all of these details.”
Sign me RIGHT UP to this theory, because it makes everything seem a lot less bleak!
What do you think about this fan theory?
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