After an exciting brother story last week, we move on to another in episode 6 of The Last of Us, when Joel finally finds Tommy.
Following the early release of the previous installment, The Last of Us returns to its regular weekly Sunday night spot this week. Even though episode 6 features the family reuniting, things may not be as hot and fuzzy as Joel and Ellie cross into new territory. Now that they’ve reached their destination, what’s next? Who will take Ellie to the firefly facility out west?
Ahead, you’ll find everything you need to know about The Last of Us episode 6, including the release date, premiere time, storyline, trailer, and more.
When is The Last of Us Episode 6 release date?
The Last of Us Episode 6 arrives on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, February 19, 2023.
What is The Last of Us Episode 6 release time?
The Last of Us airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on HBO and HBO Max.
How many episodes are left in The Last of Us?
The Last of Us Season 1 features nine episodes total, which means we’re getting closer to the finale, with only three episodes left in the season after this week.
What is the plot of The Last of Us Episode 6?
Tommy and Joel have a lot to make up for.
Episode 6 of The Last of Us, titled “Kin,” will see Joel and Ellie trek through the wilderness on foot to finally reach the location of Joel’s brother Tommy, who has been living in a settlement of fellow survivors in Wyoming. This installment will span several months into the show’s timeline, so there will be a lot of ground to cover along the way.
This episode is scheduled to run for 59 minutes.
Who is in the cast of The Last of Us?
The Last of Us stars Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal as Ellie and Joel. In addition to the show’s central duo, the series also features Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Graham Greene as Marlon, Elain Miles as Florence, Rutina Wesley as Maria, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Lamar Johnson as as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Jeffery Pierce as Perry, Nick Offerman as Bill, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Merle Dandridge as Marlene and Storm Reid as Riley.
Is there a trailer for The Last of Us Episode 6?
Yes, HBO has released a preview for The Last of Us Episode 6, and it’s teasing the moment Joel finally sees and gets to hug his brother. The promo begins with Ellie explaining to Joel that she tried to save Sam from becoming infected with her blood, but Joel tells her it’s probably a lot more complicated than that.
We then see Joel and Ellie arrive on horseback at a town of survivors in a snowy landscape – that’s where Joel sees Tommy. Reunited, the brothers have a lot to catch up on, including what seems like coming to terms with the bad deeds they’ve committed in the past. From there, things get dicey, as people on horseback ambush Joel and Ellie. At the end of the preview, Ellie is firing her gun at the people behind her, as she rides away with Joel.
What happened in episode 5 of The Last of Us?
Brothers Sam and Henry in episode 5.
The Last of Us Episode 5 titled “Endure and Survive” begins with a prologue set just 10 days earlier when Kansas City’s QZ Insurrection successfully overthrew FEDRA. We then see a corpse stabbed with knives being dragged through the streets passing by Henry and Sam, who are hiding from Kathleen’s forces. Henry tells his younger brother to look away, communicating with him via ASL as Sam is deaf, and they flee for refuge.
Meanwhile, Kathleen, the leader of the violent civilian militia, holds a group of informants captive in a former FEDRA cell. She asks them where Henry is – whom Kathleen holds responsible for her brother’s death – in exchange for their safety. Eventually, someone reveals that Edelstein (the man Kathleen killed in the last episode) is secretly providing shelter for Henry and Sam. Kathleen then orders Perry and her men to search for Edelstein and his hideout in the city, but not before executing all informants.
Elsewhere in town, Edelstein takes Henry and Sam to an attic where they can hide out with little more than a week’s worth of food. Henry gives Sam a bag of crayons to decorate the walls, where he draws pictures of superheroes. After 10 days, they realize Edelstein won’t be coming back for them, they are out of food and have to leave. Before leaving, Henry draws a red superhero mask on Sam’s face. Then, they hear shots outside the window. Henry looks out to see the fight that occurred between Joel, Ellie and Kathleen’s men in episode 4, and decides there is a change of plans.
The episode then picks up right where Episode 4 left off, with Sam and Henry pointing guns at Joel and Ellie in their makeshift resting place. In exchange for not shooting him, Henry and Joel work out a tentative alliance. In the morning, Henry tells them that he knows Kansas City like the back of his hand and can get them to safety. The secret is the tunnels beneath the city, which Henry, a former FEDRA informant, knows were cleared by the Infected years ago. Henry tells Joel that he’s never killed anyone (the guns he and Sam were aiming earlier were empty), so he could use Joel’s help to cross the potentially dangerous path ahead of them, and together the four can escape the city and part ways. ways. Joel is reluctant, but there’s no other choice, so he agrees.
Down in the tunnels, the group discover what appears to be the former setting of a group of survivors. The space includes a makeshift preschool and a community playground, filled with toys and books. Fans of the video game will recognize this location and the drawing on the wall of people named Danny and “Ish” as an Easter egg. Ellie and Sam read a comic together that they both love. The superhero’s catchphrase is “endure and survive”, which Sam teaches Ellie how to sign. With the kids frolicking together and laughing behind it, Henry explains to Joel that he traded Kathleen’s brother’s location to FEDRA in exchange for the medicine Sam needed for his leukemia. Joel sympathizes with Henry for doing whatever it takes to protect the family. Joel then tells everyone it’s time to get moving.
Meanwhile, Perry finds Kathleen in her old childhood bedroom, which she once shared with her slain brother, Michael. Almost in tears, he recalls the way Michael comforted her during thunderstorms and says how disgusted he’d be at the hardened, ruthless person she is now. Perry reminds her that while her brother was a great person, he didn’t lead them to victory against FEDRA. It was her.
Joel, Ellie, Henry and Sam are now on the surface after dark. Now they just have to go through this residential area and reach the bridge in the distance. There seems to be no one around until someone starts shooting at him from the top floor of a house in the distance. Joel tells them to stand still while he goes around the back to take out the shooter. Once he reluctantly shoots the sniper, he’s horrified to hear that the man was communicating with Kathleen via a walkie-talkie—and she and her forces are seconds apart.
Kathleen’s militant forces descend on Sam, Henry and Ellie in giant armored vehicles. The trio run and just as a bulldozer is about to crush them, Joel shoots the driver, sending the vehicle off the road and into a house, where it explodes. Surrounded by Kathleen and her troops and hidden behind a car with Sam and Ellie, Henry decides to surrender. He tells her to take it and let the kids go, but she says no. Pointing a gun at him, Kathleen tells Henry that she should have let Sam die and not screwed up fate. Suddenly, the ground in front of where the bulldozer crashed and exploded collapses and, after a brief moment of silence, pours out waves of Infected.
A Bloater first appears in episode 5.
Everything has descended into chaos, with Runners and Clickers attacking everyone and Kathleen’s troops trying to stop the Infected. From above, Joel is using a shotgun to clear the way for Ellie, Sam and Henry. Ellie ducks through an open window to hide in a car, but a little girl turned Clicker follows inside her, to Joel’s horror. Luckily, Ellie quickly escapes through the passenger door. Then, a frighteningly massive, mushroom-covered monster — known as a Bloater — rises from the sinkhole, knocking people over as it makes its way towards Perry, whose head it hacks off.
Ellie runs to Henry and Sam’s aid, as they are trapped under a car, trying to chase off an infected at their feet, which Ellie stabs. Kathleen catches up with Henry, Sam and Ellie as they flee. In the midst of all the chaos, she’s still bent on revenge. Before she can finish her rant, however, an Infected leaps at her from behind. Reunited, Joel, Ellie, Sam and Henry flee towards the bridge.
The group arrives safely at an empty motel, where they will rest for the night. Joel invites Henry to come with them to Wyoming. Alone in a room together, Sam shows Ellie that he’s been bitten in the leg. Ellie cuts her hand with a knife and smears her blood on the bite, telling Sam that her blood can cure the infection. Ellie promises Sam that she will stay awake and make sure nothing happens to her, but she falls asleep in her chair. Waking up in the morning, Ellie sees Sam sitting on the other side of the bed. She puts a hand on her shoulder, but Sam then turns on her, screams like an infected and starts attacking her.
Joel and Henry are alerted by screams and children burst through the door, with Ellie trying to hold off Sam. Joel comes to help and Henry pulls a gun on him. He then he turns and shoots Sam. He wonders: “What have I done?” as Sam’s blood pools on the floor. Joel tries to get Henry to give him the weapon, but Henry shoots himself in the head.
Joel and Ellie bury Sam and Henry, and Ellie leaves a note on Sam’s grave, writing, “I’m sorry.” Joel follows Ellie as they head to their next destination: Wyoming.
Will there be a second season of The Last of Us?
Yes, The Last of Us has been officially confirmed by HBO for a second season, given the show’s continued popularity week after week. And with the original video games, The Last of Us Part I and Part II (and also a Part III in the near future), there’s still plenty of story to explore in the future of the series.
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