Then we come to that ending and that lie and that okay - and what does that okay mean?
It’s definitely not a complacent, “Yeah, I’ll go along with you”. In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s Ellie waking up for the first time - waking up and realizing she can’t rely on him anymore.
While she loves him for what he’s done for her, she hates him for robbing her of that choice. She knows that she has to leave him, and make her own decisions- and mistakes.
- Neil Druckmann [x]