We are nearing the end of the season, and episode 8 of The Last Of Us has shocked viewers with its most brutal storyline yet.
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.
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 last episode, which was arguably one of the tensest yet.
This Sunday we got to see the 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.
We learn about the new cannibal colony of survivors under the leadership of the preacher David (Scott Shepherd). The resort community was famished and freezing under David’s leadership, but there was no central authority in Jackson and everyone was accountable for the group’s well-being.
David imposes his will on his people, believing himself to be a higher entity who can make choices for others, and does so by invoking God as protection from criticism.
Because of this, David starts serving human meat to the locals — a horrific secret that only his closest friends and family are aware of.
And fans have a lot to say about the last episode, one wrote: “Didn’t think it was possible to hate a character more than I hated Geoffrey.”
While another commented: “Another amazing episode and these actors are so perfect for their roles for this. The acting is incredible. Best game adaptation into a tv series I have ever seen by a mile.”
“I had to stop, get up and walk around for a breather at least 3 times during this episode, the anxiety was so high. I was there with them, could almost feel the pain and the brutality in those scenes. Those actors play out a make-believe story but daaaayyyum, it looks so real!” a third added.