The highly-anticipated finale of The Last of Us Season 1 is just around the corner, and fans are already raving about the penultimate episode directed by Ali Abbasi.
Abbasi, known for his work on the award-winning film “Border” and “Holy Spider,” was handpicked by HBO to produce the series based on the popular video game by Naughty Dog, and his direction has not disappointed.
In this latest episode, viewers see Joel continue his recovery as Ellie searches for medicine to aid him. Those who have played the original video game are well aware that this is a prelude to the upcoming action-packed scenes. Fans are expressing their excitement and anticipation for what is to come in the grand finale.
Many viewers have taken to social media to praise the relationship between the show’s main characters, Joel and Ellie, and the actors who bring them to life.
Troy Baker, the voice actor behind Joel, also makes an appearance on screen as a completely new character named James. Fans have been blown away by Baker’s performance, as well as the opportunity to see the story from a fresh perspective.
Baker himself was surprised when he was approached for the role, saying that he initially thought he would be playing a clicker. The actor explained that playing James was a unique opportunity to see the world of The Last of Us through completely new eyes.
He also noted that the series expands on the roles of characters who were previously left out, enriching the story rather than replacing it.
As fans eagerly await the grand finale of The Last of Us Season 1, the penultimate episode has set a high bar for what is to come. With the outstanding performances of the actors and Abbasi’s masterful direction, viewers are sure to be left on the edge of their seats.