WARNING: This post contains major spoilers for The Last of Us Season 1.
Season 1 of The Last of Us is over, but the tears remain.
Since I’ve never played the video game the show is based on, I went into this show knowing only the basic premise of the game and a few things I’d gleaned from Twitter, so I thought I was in for more scares and gore than anything.
Before I started my binge watch, I did not expect to spend the day crying my eyes out.
Here are 15 of the saddest moments of the series, from (in my opinion) least to most devastating:
When Joel builds a gravestone for Tess
When Joel flashes back to Sarah’s death before protecting Ellie
When Ellie confronts Joel about leaving her and tells him she knows about Sarah
When Bill gets shot
When Professor Pertiwi explains that there’s no vaccine or treatment for the infection
When Joel admits to Tommy what he’s been going through
When Tess sacrifices herself so Joel and Ellie can escape
When Ellie fights off David, kills him, and then reunites with Joel
When Sarah died
When we saw Ellie’s birth and what happened to her mom, Anna
When Joel goes to save Ellie, even though he knows it might mean dooming the world
And when he lies to Ellie about it after