A DISSENTING OPINION ON TLoU ENDING, in four acts by Aleksandar Kuktin
Three main points: (1) Joel didn't lie to Ellie, (2) the Fireflies' scientists were attempting to study the cordyceps with no direct intent to produce a vaccine (and may have well caused the outbrake in the first place) and (3) Joel chose the best from both worlds: he saved Ellie while NOT jeopardizing the possibility of finding a cure/vaccine (because he can always find another and more ethical medical team).
Also: In the epilogue, Ellie is coming to terms that Fireflies are no different than other people she met. Various additional nuances are explored in the text.
First, I'd like to begin by stating that what follows is a rehash of my beliefs and understand…
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