Neil Druckmann Debunks Fan Theory About The Last Of Us Season Finale

Druckmann sets the record straight.


Neil Druckmann, a writer on HBO's The Last of Us, has shot down a popular fan theory about the Season 1 finale. Spoilers for The Last of Us follow below.

In the Season 1 finale, Joel (Pedro Pascal) storms the hospital where Ellie (Bella Ramsey) is being held, brutally murdering everyone in his path. In one particular sequence, fans believe they spotted the character Abby, who is expected to play a central role in the upcoming season season.

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In the Season 1 finale, Joel does not kill this shadowy figure and they appear to have a long braid and a running style similar to how Abby moves in the game. But no, that was not Abby.

"Okay, I'll kill that rumor," Druckmann told Kinda Funny (via GamesRadar). "That is not Abby."

While Abby didn't appear in the finale, another character expected to show up in Season 2, Dina, may have been spotted in Episode 6. Showrunner Craig Mazin reacted to this speculation, saying, "It's ambiguous, somebody's staring at Ellie... wonder who that could be, theoretically or not. We'll find out maybe one day."

The story will continue in Season 2, which will adapt 2020's The Last of Us Part II, and a third season could follow.

As for the game series, Naughty Dog is making a new The Last of Us multiplayer game. After that, Naughty Dog might make The Last of Us Part III, or it might not.

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