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I'm not her is the twenty-sixth of thirty-eight Cinematics shown in The Last of Us. It is approximately two minutes and fifteen seconds in length. Below is the complete transcript of this cutscene's spoken dialogue.

Dialogue Edit

Note that the dialogue is copied from the subtitles.

[Joel enters the room and scoffs in disbelief. Ellie is sat slouched by the window, reading a girl's diary.]

Ellie: Is this really all they had to worry about? Boys. Movies. Deciding which shirt goes with which skirt. It's bizarre.

Joel: Get up, we're leaving. C'mon.

Ellie: And if I say no? [Sits properly.]

Joel: Do you even realize what your life means? Huh? Running off like that. Putting yourself at risk... it's pretty goddamn stupid.

Ellie: Well, I guess we're both disappointed with each other then.

Joel: [Walks closer.] What do you want from me?

Ellie: Admit that you wanted to get rid of me the whole time!

Joel: [Pause.] Tommy knows this area better—

Ellie: Agh, fuck that— [She gets up, turning away from Joel.]

Joel: Well, I'm sorry. I trust him better than I trust myself! Is that what you wanna hear?

Ellie: [Turning to face him.] Stop with the bullshit! What are you so afraid of? That I'm gonna end up like Sam? I can't get infected. I can take care of myself.

Joel: How many close calls have we had?

Ellie: Well, we seem to be doing alright so far.

Joel: [Shouts.] And now you'll be doing even better with Tommy! [Turns away.]

Ellie: I'm not her, you know.

Joel: [Turns around.] What?

Ellie: Maria told me about Sarah. And I—

Joel: [Sternly] Ellie. [Pause. With an icy rage.] You are treading on some mighty thin ice here.

Ellie: I'm sorry about your daughter, Joel, but I have lost people too.

Joel: [Angered.] You have no idea what loss is.

Ellie: Everyone I have cared for has either died or left me. Everyone— [Pushes Joel.] fucking except for you! [Begins crying.] So don't tell me that I would be safer with someone else because the truth is I'd just be more scared.

Joel: [Coldly.] You're right... you're not my daughter, and I sure as hell ain't your dad. And we are going our separate ways.

[Tommy kicks the door open, holding his rifle and enters the room.]

Tommy: Get it together. We're not alone.

[Joel moves to the window and sees two bandits entering the ranch.]

Joel: I got two walking in.

Tommy: There's more inside already.

[Joel presses himself against the wall for cover. Ellie, saddened, waits beside Tommy. End cinematic.]

Trivia Edit

  • According to Ashley Johnson in The Last of Us cinematic commentary for this scene, the shove she did as Ellie was not indicated in the original script, with her having improvised it on the spot.

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