- Dec 12, 2008
You gotta remember. People get lazy, even characters like Joel. Ellie and he were going through a rough patch; they weren’t getting along great, so there’s distraction number 1. He got in the fight when someone attacked her sexuality, so now there’s some drama in the camp. When you live in a town and you’re not having to fight for survival every day, you drop your guard. Your instincts get dulled. Hell, there was a horde of clickers and they didn’t even see them coming. If the patrols had been so rigorous, they’d have never even gotten into that situation with Abby.But that doesn't really make sense that living in that town would make them complacent while at the same time have these rigorous organised patrols for infected and bandits in the area. Joel now has Ellie and a community to fight for and he knows how cruel the world can be so for him to drop his guard as quick as he did doesn't seem in character to me.
At the very least he should've been curious what a group of armed people are doing so close to the town.
And in that game, I’d be more worried if people weren’t armed. Who’s be stupid enough to go anywhere without a gun.