The Last of Us: this detail in episode 4 that drove video game fans crazy


Episode 4 of The Last of Us contains a faithful detail to the video game that delighted fans. Warning, spoilers.

Warning, spoilers. It is advisable to have seen episode 4 of The Last of Us before continuing to read this article.

Entitled “Please Hold to My Hand”, the fourth episode of The Last of Us confirms the success of the adaptation of the famous video game with 7.5 million spectators present during its broadcast on HBO in the United States.

On their way to Wyoming, after passing through the home of the late Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett), Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) take a necessary detour through Kansas City, a city in the hands of bandits called “Hunters”.

Before arriving in this city in ruins, Joel and Ellie take a trip in a van. This vehicle belonged to Bill and a specific object inside jumped out to video game fans.

This nod to the video game that delighted fans

Sitting in the back of the van, Ellie finds a gay pornographic magazine, with glued pages, that belonged to Bill. If the whole sequence, quite funny, is very close to that of the video game, the fans were amazed to see how the scene was very faithful to the smallest details, in particular the magazine named Bearskin.

This sequence is important since it confirms that Bill is homosexual and that he had a love affair with his former partner Frank, whose corpse he found with Joel.

In the series, the plot of Bill and Frank is different since episode 3 is dedicated to the romance between these two secondary characters, who lived and aged together until they ended their lives.

Video game fans were thrilled to find that The Last of Us co-showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann faithfully recreated this scene, even the infamous magazine, as Twitter user @TomZohar explains: “Where’s the category at the Emmys for ‘most faithful gay magazine adaptation of a video game’ because The Last of Us would win it”.

Translation: “They added the magazine scene in The Last of Us”

Translation: “I was waiting for this scene from the magazine, I’m so happy they added it”

For the little anecdote, this scene from the magazine served as an audition for Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, the actors who lend their voices and their faces to Ellie and Joel in the video game!

The first four episodes of The Last of Us are available on Prime Video.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.