The eighth episode of The Last of Us on HBO Max he has already told us the plot related to David and the group of cannibal survivors. Without a doubt, this has been a chapter full of emotions where we have relived one of the most dramatic moments in the game.
The changes they have made since HBO Max It has been a few, but in general terms, this episode has followed to the letter what was seen in the corresponding game section. This has given rise to a good handful of winks and references from chapter 8 of The Last of Us to the video game de Naughty Dog.
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Of course, it must also be clarified that in this case, the scenarios and moments have wanted to focus much more on the narrative and episode 8 of The Last of Us has not resorted to as many winks as in past episodes such as Left Behind, but that does not mean that there have not been small easter eggs or easter eggs that only fans of the game will catch.
Also, now you can review all the easter eggs, winks and references to the games of episodes one, two, three, four, five, six and seven. However, it’s time to see what new elements we have in this winter chapter. Let’s see all easter eggs and references from episode 8 of The Last of Us.
cute albino rabbit
It was already hinted at during episode 6 with a veiled reference and once again we have had an approach, but it has only been that: a wink. HBO has not given fans the famous scene of the rabbit suddenly pierced by Ellie’s crush.
The series has shown the pale animal, but it escaped alive. In case you’re wondering, this scene is one of the most remembered for being surprisingly unexpected and for giving them one of the best reactions seen on Twitch. This time you saved yourself, furry friend.
Your face is familiar to me
James, David’s lieutenant, has also had his dose of prominence in the chapter and many eyes have been directed at this secondary character for a reason: who gives life to James is Troy Baker, actor who was Joel in the game (in motion capture and its original English dub).
Remember that it has not been the only cameo of a game actor in the series. During episodes four and five, the character of Perry was played by Jeffrey Pierce, voice of Tommy in the original game Naughty Dog.
What did you think of Troy Baker’s performance? The actor himself has valued his role in the HBO Max production, telling how he has changed working outside of a video game and talking about Pedro Pascal’s work with Joel.
In our lowest hours
“When we are in need he shall provide.” The motto that is seen in the great hall of David’s group mentions the title of the episode and can be read in a banner hung in place. We can also see this same cloth in The Last of Us Part 1 during the confrontation with David.
As for other references… the mantra that is repeated over and over again: “everything happens for a reason” It is something that the villain of the episode does not stop repeating in the game. The conversations between David and Ellie are traced to the game.
In addition, the series winks at the name of the place where this entire episode takes place. Instead of Lakeside compound, one of David’s men calls it Silverlake, but the similarity is certainly there.
Joel doesn’t mess around
When Joel awakens, he unleashes his fury on three of David’s group members. We already know that the protagonist of the game is a born survivor, but this time he shows the rudest and most relentless face of him. The torture scene is very similar to the game.
And once again, Joel turns to a foolproof strategy: tell the two captives to point out where David is. If the two versions of him don’t add up, someone is lying. This same tactic is copied by Ellie in The Last of Us Part 2 with two of Abby’s friends.
It’s over, baby
The end of the episode leaves us with a emotional hug between Ellie and Joel. Both have met again after the horrible events in David’s residential complex. The young woman is unable to control herself and bursts into a sea of tears.
to comfort her, Joel calls her “little” or “baby girl” in English, a nickname that is a bullet straight to the heart, since that’s what he called Sarah, his daughter. This is quite a declaration of intent for what is to come, an episode 9 that will mean a before and after for many and many.
After this, there is only one episode left. Looking forward to seeing the end of Joel and Ellie’s journey? If you want to make the wait more enjoyable, you can always look at the differences between The Last of Us series on HBO and the video game, our guide chapter by chapter.