Stuff like this is why I always assumed the Fireflies are full of shit at the end of The Last of Us and had no idea how to make a cure and were just going to murder a person for nothing. I assumed that was the intended reading, but maybe it's just a splash of bad writing in an otherwise brilliantly written game and show?

@othermaciej I found the final episode disappointing. One of the ongoing themes of The Last of Us is that there's good in the worst of us and bad in the best of us. And then the Fireflies are revealed as basically Nazis, with the soldiering incompetency of Star Wars stormtroopers.


@mitchw that’s how it reads to me but I don’t think that’s how it is intended! I think the writers, the Fireflies, and Joel all believe there is a sure shot at a cure that requires immediate murder. It’s seemingly intended to be a trolley problem scenario, not a depiction of utter depravity or lunatic recklessness. At least, that’s the impression I got from the second game and from the delta between the first game and the show.

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