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When you haven’t caught up on HBO’s The Final of Us, there’s spoiler-free content material forward, however nonetheless… you positively ought to. Episode six, titled “Kin,” noticed the Miller brothers reunite after Joel tracks Tommy right down to a settlement out in Jackson, Wyoming.
Locally, all sources are shared and people are appointed as members of a democracy as a way to preserve a diplomatic way of life. Whereas Maria exhibits them round, Ellie remarks that there’s primarily “collective possession” of all of the property, livestock, and many others. She proceeds to label the state of affairs as “communism.”
Tommy’s instantly in denial, saying “it ain’t like that,” however in a fairly hilarious interjection, Maria corrects him by placing issues into perspective. She says: “It is a commune. We’re communists.” As comical because it was, Maria and Tommy truly contact on some vital social and political comparisons. Tommy, who’s solely ever skilled a dictatorship, has turn into so snug in a communist setting that he doesn’t even see the irony of the state of affairs when Maria factors it out.
One Redditor even went as far as to name the scene “groundbreaking.” The OP wrote: “This present continues to interrupt limitations and being actively anti-racist and anti-fascist and I’m all the time excited to see what comes subsequent.” When highlighting the foremost wins for the episode, they describe how HBO “[shows] a settlement that’s democratic, holds its sources in widespread, permits for multi-faith worship, has an interracial couple entrance and middle in it and to high all of it off brazenly acknowledges that it’s communist and it not being a foul factor.”
There are others, nevertheless, who appears to suppose OP’s view of communism doesn’t translate to real-world issues, whereby these sorts of communities would by no means survive on a bigger scale.
There’s additionally the matter of right-leaning political beliefs having main points with a TV collection depicting a peaceable, thriving commune. Some customers ready for the approaching barrage of verbal assault from right-wing views. And, like clockwork, Reddit was flooded with feedback of that likeness. We’ll save these for any curious events to peruse by means of at their very own leisure. Nonetheless, it did spark some light-hearted humor among the many commenters.
The vast majority of feedback, nevertheless, usually went in opposition to OP’s ideas and contradicted the truth that the scene was described as “groundbreaking.” A number of them point out how the showrunners seemingly added that scene for comedian reduction on Tommy’s half and to showcase his relationship with the level-headed Maria, thus it wasn’t ever supposed to be some next-level political assertion.
No matter the way it’s perceived, it’s an entertaining scene, so if that’s all it was ever supposed to be — we’ll take it.