While we wait not very patiently for the arrival of chapter 4 of The last of us on HBO, the last minutes that the series presented are still giving a lot to talk about, especially after seeing the enormous change that history underwent with the introduction of the relationship between Bill and Frank, but did this really change?
Spoilers for The Last of Us below.
It is enough to thoroughly review the section where we met Bill in the 2013 video game to conclude that, indeed, he and Frank were romantically involvedalthough it is clearly not as obvious a situation as the most recent chapter of the HBO series presented to us, not to mention other changes that are the subject of another conversation.
The Last of Us: Bill was also gay in the video game
What do we mean? Although Frank never appeared on the scene to settle the doubt, Bill introduced us to his late friend as a “partner”something that may not mean much in our region, but In the United States, it is common to present the same-sex couple as “partner”. This unknown form of expression in many countries, in addition to other issues that the video game prioritized in these scenes, made the homosexual relationship between the two characters go largely unnoticed.
If this does not convince you, however, we had in front of us the most obvious piece of evidence that Naughty Dog left us at the time: Ellie stole a magazine from Bill’s belongings, which he began to read until he left Joel’s old friend behind, what if: was an adult magazine with homosexual content for mena detail that not many grasped at the time.
In conclusion, people should not make such a fuss about chapter 3 of The last of us on HBO; Yeah, the series left us with a much less discreet presentation of the relationship between Bill and Frankbut was the canon of the video game really changed? The tests were not lacking, and despite all the complaints, the series continues to climb in popularity and break one record after another.