he looks like he wants to be pissed and knows he should be angry
but he also has to laugh
I’ve made many mistakes, but at least I’ve learned alot of ways NOT to do things! :)
You say I don’t understand, that I never understood! But you never made an effort to help me understand and you never really let me in… So how can I understand??
It’s time to realize that some dreams will never come true…
For me this was that one moment of relief in the story. Ellie is clearly suffering from some form of post-traumatic stress after her near-death encounter with David. Joel is trying (and failing) to re-connect with her. It’s always go go go go, all the happiness has been sucked out of the world. At previous times Ellie would try and bring that good back and Joel simply dismisses or brushes it off with a “stay focused.” Everyone you meet is on edge, pissed off, tired, or out to kill you. So in this one moment. This one scene. You could just take a breath and appreciate the good that IS out there. And it comes at such an emotional peak. This is my favorite moment in the game easily. And what a game it is.