One more week, HBO Max continues to register great numbers with the series The Last of Us. the journey of Joel y Ellie has taken a big geographic leap as the pair move away from Boston in Chapter 4.
The road trip has brought us to Kansas City on a episode 4 with winks and references to the video game The Last of Us, In addition to presenting very good material for future episodes.
The Last of Us continues to move between the faithful adaptation to the video game and the freedom to represent new moments and characters in the plot that was originally conceived by Naughty Dog for PS3.
Trailer for The Last of Us 1×05, which will arrive on HBO Max ahead of schedule
We have recently seen that this episode 4 has presented a few changes and differences with respect to the original game, but Neil Druckman y Craig Mazin The players and fans have not been forgotten.
For this reason, and as a prelude to chapter 5, we have included amount of easter eggs related to the game that we collect here both if you do not know the video game, or if you have missed one. These are all the winks and references of the series:
The bad jokes are already here
Ellie’s bad jokes are back. Finally, the series has shown the repertoire of jokes that the young woman plays in the first game of The Last of Us and that she left us speechless. Throughout the episode Ellie drops a few, but the origin of this “No Pun Intended” book has yet to be revealed.
This, of course, belongs to his past and the series will probably want to focus on it from now on. Once again, Ellie and Riley’s past will once again be key to understanding the protagonist. In fact, Bella Ramsey has been tinkering with the jokes on Twitter.
Reference and Pittsburgh
Chapter 4 takes us to Kansas City, but adapts the story lived by Joel and Ellie in the city of Pittsburgh, a city much closer to Boston. The change is important geographically, but not so much on a narrative level.
Even so, HBO Max he wanted to make a reference to Pittsburgh. The bridge we see during the road trip is the one that Joel, Ellie, Henry, and Sam try to cross when they escape the city. If you have to love the creators of this series.
Alone And Forsaken de Hank Williams
During the trip we see again how much Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin have cared that the music is as important as the game. In the truck it has already sounded Alone And Forsaken de Hank Williams.
This theme is deeply tied to the original game and also plays during Joel and Ellie’s journey here. Will we see more musical references in the future? Let’s remember that there have already been several, including one to The Last of Us Part 2.
The moment when Ellie finds a gay porn magazine in the van It is also traced to the one in the game, he even makes the same jokes and ends up throwing her out the window in a very similar way.
This was the detail that the game had to confirm Bill’s sexual orientation and that those who have criticized episode 3 do not seem to remember. The series makes it clear again for the most… “clueless”.
I was on that same side
Another scene traced to the one in the game is the hunters ambush, although the location changes slightly. The trigger for Ellie and Joel getting trapped is, later, the one that leaves us with a very important moment of candor for Joel.
The man confesses to Ellie that he did not stop the truck in front of the looters’ theater because he was on that same side many years ago, when together with Tess, Tommy and other survivors they did whatever it took to keep going.
Walls and doors blocked
We already saw it in episode 2, with the doors, but the series again references crucial game mechanics. He hole in the wall The one Ellie goes through is very similar to the ones we use to sneak through in the two titles of the Naughty Dog saga.
In addition, there are also a couple of moments that make winks at locked doors and how Ellie has to enter narrow places first to clear the way for Joel so that he can pass and continue on his way.
Is that you Tommy?
The game’s original voice actors have voiced the characters in the series, but The Last of Us is including the actors themselves in the flesh in the form of cameos. This episode 4 brings us a new one.
Perrythe bearded and heavily armed man, is a new character, but he is played by Jeffrey Piercewhom many fans will recognize by put voice and motion capture in the game to Tommy MillerJoel’s brother (the voice in its original version, needless to say).
One of the key moments of this episode is when Ellie shoots a looter to save Joel’s life. The change is important, since in the series it does not kill the thief as it does in the game, but there is a later reference.
Joel teaches Ellie how to handle a gun in a similar way to how he does it in the game, but this time with a rifle. Did you like this scene or would you have preferred Ellie to shoot to kill like in the video game?
Now it only remains to be seen how the series will adapt the couple’s departure from the city and how they will portray Henry and Sam, despite the fact that we have already seen them for a few moments. Are you all ready to have a bad time again?
There is still a little time left for the premiere of this fifth episode. So here we leave you all the easter eggs, winks and references to the games in episodes one, two and three, as well as all the differences between the series and the game up to this point. moment.
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