Ever since The Last Of Us first hit our screens, fans have been praising the show for everything from its writing to the world-class performances from its cast.
However, now we are nearing the end of the season, fans of the game are announcing just how ready they are for one specific brutal scene that they know is coming up.
FYI, this means that there’s spoilers for the game (and probably the TV show!), so proceed at your own risk!
At the start of the year, audiences were first introduced to the HBO Max series, which is the first live-action adaptation since the video game wowed audiences way back in 2013.
Just like the games, the series is set in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by an unstoppable, brain-eating, fungal outbreak that transforms humans into cannibals.
Per Deadline, the show’s first 2 episodes were viewed by over twenty million people, making it HBO’s fourth current show to average over fifteen million viewers, and now we’re on the sixth episode and it’s only growing.
It’s no wonder that they’ve already renewed it for a second season!
The writers have been commended for honouring the original source material, which rapidly gathered a devoted fan base when it first came out. The engaging storylines, impressive visuals, and music propelled it to its massive success.
For those who haven’t watched the show, Joel, portrayed by Pedro Pascal, is a ruthless smuggler who is responsible for transporting the young teen Ellie Williams (Bella Ramsey) to a medical facility situated on the opposite side of the country after it turns out she’s immune to the infection, leading him to believe she could hold the cure to the deadly parasite.
The Last of Us premiered on January 15, and has been met with rave reviews from both critics and fans, resulting in an unbelievable score of 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes when it first hit screens.
But now, all eyes are on the next episode, which looks to be one of the most tense yet.
The trailer for episode 8 has already been released, and in it fans can see the cast of characters that are involved in one of the game’s most brutal points.
These characters are known as the Silver Lake Cannibals, who, in case you can’t already tell by the name, are a pretty gruesome lot. Led by a man called David, the the episode looks to follow Ellie as she tries to survive in the peripheries of David’s group, while Joel recovers from the wound he received at the end of episode 6.
However, fans of the game are already pumped to see how this episode develops, as if it follows the same storyline as the game, viewers will get to see Joel tracking down these men when he realises Ellie is in danger. This should mean we get to see Joel go into full-on torture man mode as he tries to save her.
One Reddit user wrote: “I want to see Joel go full psycho next episode. I completely understand why they’ve toned down the violence in the adaptation and I’m on board with it, but if we don’t see the full wrath of Joel next episode I will be a bit disappointed.
“Ellie’s saved his life at this point and it’s important to show he doesn’t give a s*** about anything in the world except her, before they get to the hospital.”