Episode 9 of HBO’s The Last of Us options yet one more cameo from an unique actor from the online game, however their look wasn’t as apparent to viewers.
Warning: The following comprises spoilers for Episode 9 of The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II.
The collection finale aired final night time and concluded the primary season adaptation, and alongside actor Merle Dandridge, who reprised her function as Firefly chief Marlene, Ashley Johnson, who initially performed Ellie within the video games, additionally returned however in one other role–Ellie’s mom, Anna. However, Johnson wasn’t the one returning forged member in Episode 9.
It was confirmed (through Entertainment Weekly) that one of many nurses who had been about to conduct surgical procedure on Ellie on the finish of the episode was really Laura Bailey, who performs Abby Anderson in The Last of Us Part 2.
And the winner for funniest textual content of all time goes to @LauraBaileyVO for sending me this gem! pic.twitter.com/p3sfrLyNfn
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) March 13, 2023
During the dramatic scene the place Joel kills the principle surgeon and takes Ellie from the hospital, the nurses are masked up and are not recognizable. For followers who’ve performed The Last of Us Part 2, it is ironic that Bailey could be enjoying a nurse on this scene, as a result of Abby’s dad, Jerry Anderson, is definitely the main surgeon who Joel kills.
Showrunner Neil Druckmann shared a behind-the-scenes photograph of Bailey on the set of Episode 9, who’s seen posed subsequent to the surgeon’s physique, saying, “And the winner for funniest text of all time goes to Laura Bailey for sending me this gem!”
The episode makes some extent of specializing in the physique of Abby’s dad in the course of the sequence, so it is apparent the showrunners are establishing the occasions of Season 2–which has already been introduced. Following the finale, each Druckmann and showrunner Craig Mazin mentioned that the upcoming second season will not cowl the whole thing of Part II.