Visual challenge: the detail in chapter 2 of ‘The Last Of Us’ that you overlooked and is key to Ellie’s plot

Next Monday, January 29, the third episode of the series titled ‘Long Long Time’ will air.

The Last Of Us continues its journey on HBO Max with the release of its new episode, ‘infected’ (1×02). Once again, the chapter has had a different beginning and has begun with a moment from the past, which did not appear in the video game and which in fiction seems to be developing further.

But this has not been the only different detail and to take into account that it has occurred in the second episode of the first season of The Last Of Us. In addition to the numerous references that the creators of the series, Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin (Chernobyl), they have wanted to place the game with great care, there are some very obvious details, but others that are so subtle that you may be able to ignore them.

If you noticed ‘When You’re Lost in the Darkness’ (1×01) the image of the butterfly appeared for the first time. First in the pillowcase of Sarah (Nico Parker), the protagonist’s daughter, and later on the hanging object from the window she looks out of Ellie (Bella Ramsey).

The butterfly It is a very important element in Ellie’s plot, and it reappears in the second chapter. Have you noticed when? Next, we show you the image so that you can take a closer look again and find this symbology.


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This frame belongs to the first scene of the episode after the sequence that takes the viewer back in time. In it, Ellie is lying in a fetal position in a room and covered by rays of light. On the other side is Tess (Anna Torv) and joel (Pedro Pascal), both on the dark side. This contrast of light and dark is another symbolism of the creators.

But, in addition to light, a symbolism appears again in the favorite scene of its creator Neil Druckmann’s episode, we are referring to the butterfly that we mentioned earlier. While the protagonist is sleeping, suddenly a butterfly flies over his body, one more nod to what Ellie means for humanity and for Joel’s life. You can see it in the lower right corner of the image.

The butterfly in this context symbolizes the beginning of a new life, the result of the transformation from a worm to a completely different animal. What these characters will experience will undoubtedly be a transformation fully fledged since Ellie came into their lives. But not only for them, but for all humanity has a second opportunity to get out of this global pandemic thanks to the young woman.