We shouldn’t be the only ones who think that alternative timelines can get a little messy. If Marvel has taught us anything, it’s that jumping around willy-nilly throughout time has the capacity to cause problems. The same holds true for any show that attempts to rectify narrative decisions with either a time hop forward, or a blast back to the past. Well, The Last of Us showrunners seem to agree, and their solution to this age-old problem is absolutely genius.
For the unfamiliar; set in an apocalyptic America, The Last of Us follows Ellie and her disgruntled father figure Joel as they traverse a zombified wasteland. Complete with murderous bandits, haunting cannibals, and bad luck at every turn — this adaptation of the iconic video game is sure to have us shielding our eyes. At least, during the scary parts.