The newest The Last of Us episode was the primary large deviation from the primary story of the primary sport however gave viewers one thing a lot broader as a trade-off. In the sport, Bill is a survivalist and doomsday prepper that turned the small city of Lincoln, Massachusetts into his booby-trapped private shelter. When Joel and Ellie come across him within the sport, they get using his automobile and a weapon improve. Bill additionally unintentionally guilts Joel over Tess’ demise because the second individual he could not save from their destiny.
In Episode 3, “Long Long Time”, we see Bill (Nick Offerman) in a brand new mild. Someone who did prep for the tip of the world, however managed to seek out love within the apocalypse with a person named Frank (performed by Murray Bartlett). In the sport, Frank is already useless however Frank calls him his companion, so their relationship is already established. With “Long Long Time” we’re handled to their decades-long love story that places a tough deal with the human facet of the present.
“I think Bill has really calcified himself into a life before Frank shows up,” Offerman mentioned in a brand new featurette. “Frank is the flowers and Bill is the soil. These two characters can nearly impossibly find one another and humanity still has the potential for Frank and Bill. And that is the love story. Even if s— goes this sideways, and people start turning into mushrooms, we can still find cause to feel warmly towards one another.”
“There’s something about two people in connection in a chaotic and intense world that is incredibly moving,” Bartlett added. “And I think it speaks to the possibility of that.”
“Long Long Time” targeting how each love and survival aren’t simple processes, particularly on this kind of setting, showcasing the human ingredient of the unique sport with the deal with fungal creatures taking second place. The episode additionally had a Stranger Thing-like impact for singer/songwriter Linda Rondstadt, who noticed her track which the episode is known as after shoot up on the Spotify charts. The episode can also be the highest-rated of the season to this point, which jumped up 12% from the earlier episode.
HBO’s The Last of Us airs Sundays at 9 ET.