What disease is Frank suffering from in The Last of Us HBO?

The incredibly stunning narrative of Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett) is told in the third episode titled “Long Long Time” of The Last of Us. The show comes to a conclusion that is sad owing to Frank’s illness. The third episode of The Last of Us opens, as one might anticipate, with Joel and Ellie processing the loss of Tess while continuing their trek to Bill and Frank’s hamlet. However, as the focus of the episode shifts to Bill’s experience with outbreak day in 2003, the majority of The Last of Us episode 3 narrates the story of his connection with Frank through the most significant alterations from the original game so far. This is the episode that has been released so far.

This plot makes use of things that were alluded to in the first game, the most important of which is the fact that Frank and Bill were a couple who lived in Lincoln together. Episode 3 of The Last of Us is the one that demonstrates Frank and Bill’s connection from the beginning all the way up to its conclusion. This conclusion is brought about by Frank, who, as he gets older and nears the conclusion of the third episode of The Last of Us, develops a unique sickness that prompts him to make plans for one more romantic day with Bill. The episode comes to an abrupt finish with the tragedy of death going downhill. (tvacute.com) In case you missed any of the thrilling scenes, here is everything you need to know about What disease is Frank suffering from in The Last of Us?   In The Last of Us, how do Bill and Frank pass away?

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What disease is Frank suffering from in The Last of Us HBO?

It is reasonable to assume that Frank was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease following the events depicted in the third episode of The Last of Us, which take place after he became ill. Parkinson’s disease is an illness that impacts the brain and is characterized by the progressive degeneration of a number of the organ’s subsystems during the course of its progression. At first glance, Parkinson’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) look very similar because they are both neurodegenerative diseases.  In the third episode of The Last of Us, Frank is seen to be suffering from a variety of Parkinson’s disease symptoms, the most prominent of which are uncontrollable body shivers (tremors), slow mobility, tight muscles, and insomnia. All of these things are brought up in a depressing light in the latter portions of the program when Bill and Frank’s Last of Us narrative is discussed.

Bill and Frank's Last of Us narrative

Frank explains at one stage in The Last of Us season 1 episode 3 that there was no treatment for his disease before the outbreak, which means that even if he were to locate a doctor right now, it would not help him in any way. This adds additional proof that Frank has got Parkinson’s disease, which is a debilitating condition that is, sadly, incurable in the real world. The onset of Parkinson’s disease prompts Frank to make plans with Bill for their final day together, which they go on to spend together before passing away tragically at the same time.

 In The Last of Us HBO, how do Bill and Frank pass away?

Episode 3 which jumps about in time to various points in Bill and Frank’s lives, it becomes abundantly evident that Frank is in his latter stages of life. Frank opts to end his life on his own terms rather than endure the pain of an untimely demise. He confesses to Bill that he plans to kill himself later that evening by mixing a large number of tablets with some wine. Frank said, “I’ve had horrible days with you, too.” I’ve had more good days with you than with anyone else. Please let me have just one more good day. After a brief period of disagreement, Bill agrees to Frank’s plan with one minor modification. Bill poisons his own wine by adding a fatal dose. The final moments of Bill and Frank are not captured on HBO  Series as they pass away together in their beds.

After Bill and Frank’s Death

The true tragedy of Episode 3 isn’t how Bill and Frank have decided to end their lives together, but rather Bill’s letter to Joel. Bill leaves all of his wealth to Joel in the hopes that he will use it to keep Tess safe, as he sees in Joel a kindred spirit in the sense that both of them are protectors of the people they care about. More importantly, though, their romance demonstrates to viewers and a hesitant Joel (Pedro Pascal) that it is possible to find and value love and happiness even in this scary, dangerous environment. The story of Bill and Frank is crucial to the storyline and is different from the one told in “The Last of Us” video game. the tale of Bill and Frank and the letter that Bill leaves behind is such a significant part of why Joel decides he’s going to keep on this journey with Ellie (Bella Ramsey).

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Olivia Wilson is the senior news writer for TV Acute. She spends too much money on collectables and is enamored with movies, comics, and television series. She loves binge-watching and can spend hours talking about movies and TV shows. She can immerse herself into a good story no matter the genre or form and only come out from it when she's had her fill. When she's not writing, she's probably cooking or exploring new places. You can follow her daily exploits on Twitter and Facebook.

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