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"Seattle Day 2" is the third chapter of The Last of Us Part II. It contains the sections "Hillcrest", "Finding Strings", "The Seraphites", and "St. Mary's Hospital".

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Plot

Hillcrest

Upon waking up, Ellie soon finds Dina throwing up in a room which houses a radio and a map detailing the different zones the WLF has set up across the city. One of the transmissions details an unknown trespasser causing disturbances in Zone 14, which Dina points out is Hillcrest. Ellie seeks out the trespasser, hoping that it is Tommy.

Upon arriving there and fighting through WLF soldiers, she learns the trespasser is in fact Jesse, who had followed her and Dina to Seattle. The pair hijack one of the WLF's vehicle and escape the WLF after luring the troops into a horde of infected.

Ellie and Jesse return to Dina at the Pinnacle Theater. Ellie leaves the two to catch up for a while as she thinks back on her time in Jackson.

Finding Strings

Two years before the current events, Ellie and Tommy are out on one of their patrols. Sensing Ellie's inattentiveness, Tommy comforts her by lending her his scoped rifle to rid the outlying areas of runners. They soon reach the ski lodge, where Joel waits. Pointing out to Ellie that her guitar strings should be changed, Tommy suggests the two head out to a nearby music store to find some. Joel agrees and the pair ride their horses down the hill towards the store.

Finding the main road blocked, they enter a hotel, riddled with spores. Ellie points out the pointlessness of wearing her mask when no one is around, but Joel insists that it is for in her interests to wear it, so she does not have to explain her immunity. Discovering infected inside, they clear it out. However, a bloater attacks them. After a lengthy fight, Joel hacks the bloater to death with his machete.

Now safe from infected, the pair make it to a café. Inside, they find a pair of bodies, one of them being a clicker, which Joel kills. They deduce the bodies belonged to a couple from Jackson who left the city in hopes to makes lives better but had been infected during their journey. Ellie, who has grown distrustful of Joel, asks him what had transpired at the hospital back in Utah, to which Joel insists there was no cure. He then deflects her further questions, insisting they should bring the bodies back home to their families in Jackson.

The Seraphites

Back in 2038, Ellie decides to pursue Abby's whereabouts at a hospital. After Ellie survives a strong current and escapes the sewer, she continues to Lakehill Seattle Hospital to find Nora. As she makes her way through a park, she gets shot in the shoulder with an arrow by a group of Seraphites looking for stragglers.

After the encounter with the first group of Seraphites, Ellie soon encounters another group of them and witnesses the ritual execution of a WLF soldier. After escaping and killing the second group of Seraphites, Ellie encounters a Seraphite brute wielding a sledgehammer; she finishes the large Seraphite with their own weapon and continues to head toward the hospital.

Ellie soon arrives at Lakehill Seattle Hospital, and bypasses a group of WLF soldiers, including Whitney and Bear. Ellie then climbs through the vents, and overhears a conversation between a couple of WLF soldiers and Nora about Abby's recent escape from the hospital. Tailing her, she corners Nora at gunpoint and asks where Abby has fled to, but her interrogation soon results in a chase between Ellie and Nora.

She eventually corners Nora again, but a group of WLF grunts hold her at gunpoint. Unwilling to let Nora go without having information on Abby, she throws herself and Nora into the lower floors, which are filled with spores. With Nora now infected, she attempts to reason with Ellie about Joel's past actions and loyally refuses to give up Abby's location. Visibly angry, Ellie tortures Nora, eventually finding out Abby is currently hiding at the Seattle Waterfront Aquarium.

Traumatized, she returns to Dina and Jesse, where she breaks down.

St. Mary's Hospital

Two years earlier, Ellie returns to St. Mary's Hospital to seek answers about the Fireflies and the development of the vaccine. Going through rooms of old medical and research equipment, Ellie finds medical documents and x-rays of the Cordyceps brain infection in the brain of an immune patient. She also finds a note left by a former Firefly discussing their plans to join another group as the Fireflies officially voted to disband. Scavenging through the operating room, Ellie also finds a duffel bag with a tape recorder. Ellie plays a voice recording from a Firefly, revealing that Ellie was the only immune patient available and that producing the vaccine is impossible since their only doctor capable of such a feat was murdered.

Ellie repeatedly plays the recording of the Firefly outside the hospital until Joel arrives. Joel dismounts his horse and moves to hug Ellie, chastising her for running away in the night. As Joel attempts to bring Ellie back to Jackson, she orders him to tell her the truth about what really happened at the hospital in 2034. Ellie further states that, if he lies again, the two will part ways forever. Relenting, Joel tells Ellie that producing the vaccine would have killed her, so he stopped the surgery. Ellie breaks down, rebuking Joel's efforts to console her, pushing him away. Ellie declares she will return with him to Jackson, but wants nothing more to do with him.

Collectibles

Artifacts

"Seattle Day 2" contains the following eighteen artifacts:

Name Section Location
Join WLF note Hillcrest From the start of the town, head inside the third building on the left called "Majestic Laundromat". The note is on the table in the back office.
Boris' daughter's drawing Hillcrest Enter the "Rosemont" store, which is the second building on the right. Crawl into the hole in the floor. Head into the cellar and find the workbench. This drawing is on there.
Yolanda's note Hillcrest In the building left of "Ruston Coffee", called "Used & Rare Books", the document is on the counter. This store is before you climb a ladder.
Need a plan note Hillcrest Before climbing the ladder behind the "Used & Rare Books", turn right to the overgrown road in the direction the WLF soldiers were driving towards. Head down there to find a dumpster; climb it and you will see the "Caroline Paper Co." store. Smash the windows and enter the store. Inside you will find this note on a table.
Condolence note Hillcrest Found in the mandatory room you come across after using the dumpster to access the next area. This is on a computer desk in the left side of the room.
Note in Hillcrest tattoo parlor Hillcrest When you find the "Velvet Tattoo" building, enter it. This document is in the back office on a table.
Turn in Boris note Hillcrest When you find the "Pet Boutique" store (the one with police car parked in front of it) enter. There will be shamblers here. Smash the windows in the back of the shop and climb through to the employee-only room. The note is sitting on the sink on the right.
Dale's combo Hillcrest From where you entered the "Pet Boutique", go through the hole in the left wall. This leads you to a bar. Check the kitchen of the bar with the Exit sign above it to find the combo on the wall.
Boris' confession Hillcrest Progress up the stairs to enter the children's play area (in the direction of the black smoke). Proceed into the house on the story's path (Boris Legasov's house). Before entering the garage, check the living room table. The confession is on there.
Rosemont's flyer Hillcrest Within Boris' house, check the kitchen. The flyer is on the kitchen counter.
Tara's invitation Finding Strings In the spore-infested area inside the hotel, after Ellie and Joel put their masks on, find room 107. The invitation is on the wooden cupboard that is straight ahead when entering the room.
WLF target list The Seraphites To the left of "Kingsgate Brewing Co.", smash the windows to enter and kill all the infected inside. One of the runners drops the list when you kill it.
Last letter to husband The Seraphites Find the "Conference Center". From the blood-smeared wall, turn left and enter the elevator shaft, climb upstairs via the ladder. Smash all the windows upstairs, stand on the balcony and throw bricks or bottles at the glass roofs on the side of the building. Now grab the rope and while standing at the leftmost window and throw it over the roof; this is only possible once you have destroyed the glass roofs outside. Now climb the rope and swing to the locked room. In there you will find this artifact.
Evacuation letter The Seraphites After passing under the overpass on the main road, just after the taxi, take a left turn to reach a long apartment building. In front of the closed main entrance, there is a parked truck. Climb on its roof and jump onto the apartment building’s roof. Jump over to the balcony on the right and smash the windows to enter this otherwise locked room. The letter is on the kitchen table.
WLF deserter letter The Seraphites When interacting with the workbench in the above building, four WLF enemies will come storming out of a room and attack you. Kill them, then check the room they were coming from to collect the letter in front of the TV.
Dying husband's plea The Seraphites enter the apartment building "Garden Suites 113" on the right. Go up one floor then enter the balcony and go up to the fire escape staircase to the room above. The artifact is in there on the floor by a corpse.
Pharmacy note The Seraphites After encountering the Seraphites and killing the first brute enemy, you will come to a rooftop. Ellie can see the hospital in the distance again. Then you drop down a ladder into water. Exit the water and on the left you will see "Weston's Pharmacy". Inside will be the artifact behind the counter.
Hospital supply list The Seraphites Inside the hospital, after killing or sneaking past the WLF, use the staircase to go up one floor. Enter the first room upstairs on the right to find the artifact on a table.

Trivia

  • The WLF soldier that is seen hanging from the noose cannot be saved. Even if the player kills the Scar that is programmed to kill the soldier, the soldier will die from the hanging in a matter of seconds.

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