It has undoubtedly been one of the biggest shows of the last few years.

Now that the action-packed first season of 'The Last of Us' has come to an end, people are mulling over what happened to Joel and Ellie. [Warning: spoilers ahead!]

The video game adaptation has proven a huge hit for HBO, which has released figures confirming that 'The Last of Us' officially pulled in more viewers than 'House of the Dragon' did.

Going back to the actual storyline, viewers were torn between Joel's dilemma in the last episode.

Having finally reached their destination - a hospital where the Fireflies were waiting for Ellie, the girl who potentially holds the key to saving humanity - Joel awakens without Ellie by his side.

He is told by Marlene, the rebellion leader, that Ellie is being prepped for surgery: the plan is to remove the Cordyceps that has grown with her since birth, replicate its cells in a lab, and hope that they can ultimately use it as a vaccine to prevent any other humans becoming infected.

When Joel realises that they plan to operate on Ellie's brain - meaning certain death for the girl who saved his life and whom he has come to regard as his daughter - he goes on a shooting rampage, killing the surgeon, the remaining Fireflies (and Marlene), and escaping with Ellie to return to Wyoming. Ellie, meanwhile, is oblivious to what Joel has done (or is she?) and he lies to her, telling her that the tests didn't work and there was no hope for a cure.

However, did he do the right thing? Should he have allowed the Fireflies to operate on Ellie - potentially the only hope to save the human race?

Here's what Twitter had to say about the final episode...