For many of the story up to now, FEDRA has principally gone faceless in comparison with the resistance teams which have fought towards their management. We have been launched to Marlene (Merle Dandridge) as a fierce and succesful chief, and in addition seen the extra unstable aspect of Kathleen (Melanie Lynskey).
Mockingly, Captain Kwong is depicted as light and with good intentions. He calls Ellie to his workplace to present her a warning and a selection: if she fixes her act, maybe she will be able to someday find yourself as a Captain like him. Meaning accessing her personal room and a mattress, not happening patrol, and never being bossed round as a soldier by the “Bethanys” of the world till she winds up lifeless. Regardless of her perspective, Kwong genuinely needs the perfect for Ellie. Kwong says to her, “We’re the one factor holding this all collectively.”
From Ellie’s perspective as an orphaned teenager who has solely ever seen life within the QZ, Kwong does make a certain quantity of sense; underneath an oppressive energy construction, it is arduous for anybody, not to mention a toddler, to think about a greater lifestyle for themselves as an choice. All through the primary act of this episode, Ellie drinks the figurative FEDRA Kool-Help.
After 4 weeks of radio silence, Ellie’s finest buddy Riley (Storm Reid) sneaks into the dorms and decides to take Ellie on a late-night journey. Riley reveals that she has run off to hitch the Fireflies — one thing Ellie appears to essentially oppose. “Like, in a approach, FEDRA kinda holds every thing collectively,” Ellie justifies to Riley, echoing Captain Kwong’s sentiments. In a delicate, poignant second, “The Final of Us” depicts how fascism thrives: by way of the affect of rising minds like Ellie, and the passivity of males like Kwong.