The Last of Us It doesn’t stop on HBO Max. The fifth episode of the series has been a bombshell and has amazed many viewers. A new arc closes in the serie and despite the fact that there have been important differences, the fidelity with the game’s plot is still present.
“Endure and Survive” has been hard, but throughout its length we have had the feeling of experiencing The Last of Us Part 1 all over again. Because?
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The truth is that the producers Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin continue to take players and fans of the original title very much into account and for this reason they have left a few pearls as a winks and references the sea of interesting.
And if you have been crying at the end of the episode, we will help you to make the bad drink a little more bearable collecting all those easter eggs that has left us the conclusion to the plot of Henry and Sam in HBO Max.
The tunnels and the history of Ish
The tunnels where a group of survivors settled in the sewers of Pittsburgh are recreated in Kansas City in a sublime way. The children’s graffiti, the toys and the different rooms that this enclave contains are very similar to what we see in the game.
So much so that the series shows us the drawing of “two protectors” named Danny and Ishcharacters mentioned through the notes we found with Joel exploring this devastated place.
In fact, the drawing itself is in the game. In addition, the door with the castle drawn is also traced to the game and there is even a goal where Ellie and Sam play soccer. In the series, Ellie manages to score a goal and in the game no.
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Without in chapter 4 we could see Ellie’s book of bad jokes, in this we have been able to learn about another of the teenager’s great hobbies: reading Savage Starlight comics. Is comic book saga is an in-game collectible and Ellie knows everything about this universe.
In fact, the importance of Savage Starlight goes beyond The Last of Us Parte 1since even in The Last of Us Part 2 reference is made to this series of staples in a flashback between Joel and an older Ellie… Take a handkerchief, your tears will fall…
resist and survive
Precisely, from the Savage Starlight comic comes the name of the episode and a phrase that is mentioned several times by the protagonists throughout the film: “Resist and Survive”. This is the motto of the aforementioned comic, but there is something else.
This same slogan is uttered by Joel in the game when they are in Pittsburgh if we find one of the comics. Another great wink for the fans more involved with the universe of The Last of Us.
The game’s sniper level has been replicated almost entirely in the series.. This episode returns to adapt one of the sequences most remembered by fans in which the shooter had to be eliminated first and then use the rifle to contain the hunters and the wave of infected.
In fact, the level of detail and fidelity is amazing, since in both works it is possible to knock down a heavy vehicle that ends up crashing into a house. Although in the series this has an unexpected and spectacular consequence.
bloated and lurking
The final stretch of the episode presents us with a sequence where the infected in Kansas City assault the resistance. The mob of infected destroys everything and in the middle of the battle one of the most feared enemies by the players emerges.
A fan makes an appearance and the fans relive that terrible moment in which this mass charged towards us without being able to do anything to avoid it. The unfortunate one to experience the power of this type of infected is Perry (whom he disassembles like a Lego).
This is the first time the spectators have seen a fan, but in the game, the first meeting took place in Lincoln, in Bill’s chapter. However, this episode has also introduced us to another fearsome type of infected: the stalker.
Stalkers are a transitional stage between a runner and a clicker. They are fast and very annoying, as they sneak up and attack quickly. A stalker is the one who kills Kathleen. As additional information, in the chapter Henry mentions the name “snapper”something very curious.
What do you think of this chapter? Now it’s time to wait a week for the premiere of the next one. To make everything a little more bearable, you can review all the easter eggs, winks and references to the games in episodes one, two, three and four, as well as all the differences between the series and the game up to now.