Dear HBO, Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann, Nick Offerman, Murray Bartlett, and others involved in the creation of episode three of The Last of Us: how dare you? But also, bravo!
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for episode 3 of The Last of Us
Essentially, this episode of The Last of Us was an hour-long, post-apocalyptic, gay version of the opening scene from Up. While this week’s episode was the biggest departure from the game, it was beautifully done. The writing, the story, the cinematography, the acting — all of it was perfect. It fleshed out two side characters from the game in a way that enriched the entire story without derailing anything. Again, I say, well f**king done, HBO.
To be frank (pun intended), fans on Twitter are in shambles over this heavy episode. Me, personally? I’m still hung up on that “You were my purpose” line. So, without further ado, here are 35 emotional tweets about The Last of Us episode three.
See what’s in store next week for Joel and Ellie in the episode four preview below:
The Last of Us airs Sundays at 9PM ET exclusively on HBO and HBO Max. For more behind-the-scenes insight into each episode, make sure to tune in to HBO’s official series companion podcast, The Last of Us Podcast, hosted by Troy Baker.
As always, stay tuned for more content on The Last of Us from all of us here at Bookstr, like our weekly Twitter roundups and season two news. Until then, remember, when you’re lost in the darkness, look for the light.