HBO’s The Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin has teased an upcoming episode that will feature an emotional moment for the character Joel.
In a recent interview with TV Line, Mazin was asked if The Last of Us will continue to explore the life of Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal) between 2003, the year of the outbreak, and 2023, as his relationship and life Bill and Frank aired in episode 3. Mazin said probably not, but there will be a moment in a future episode that will hit the audience hard.
«Δεν νομίζω ότι θα πάμε πίσω σε μεγάλο βαθμό έτσι, αλλά το παρελθόν του Joel είναι αυτό που πληροφορεί το μέλλον του», είπε ο Mazin. «Υπάρχει μια συγκεκριμένη στιγμή που το σκέφτομαι επίσης [hits] me so hard.”
Given Joel’s tragic backstory, shown in the first episode where he loses his teenage daughter Sarah, it’s possible that this emotional episode will feature a moment between the two characters in a flashback before the outbreak, or even a moment between him and Ellie (Bella Ramsay).
“Pedro Pascal’s portrayal of Joel has so much soul and humanity and vulnerability, especially when Joel is alone,” Mazin added. “You know? He’s supposed to be a tough guy with everyone, but when he’s alone, that’s when you see all that soul.”
Episode 3, titled “Long, Long Time,” was released last Sunday and was perhaps the series’ strongest episode yet in the way it deviated from the game’s source material and instead explored the love story between the characters Bill and Frank.
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