The Last of Us Season 1: Episode 1 Review: Joel Finds His Mission To Save Ellie

The Last of Us Season 1: Episode 1 Review: Joel Finds His Mission To Save Ellie

The Last of Us Season 1: Episode 1 is now streaming on HBO Max. The first episode (“When You’re Lost in the Darkness“) of The Last of Us begins with an incident in 1968. A new type of fungal virus from Madagascar might arrive in Chicago shortly, resulting in a global pandemic. It wasn’t a bacteria or a virus, it was fungi. The fungus was the microorganisms. A doctor claims that fungi appear harmless because certain fungi seek to control rather than kill; he claims that they will not kill humans but will control every action of a live organism.

The episode begins in 2003, when the main characters, Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Sarah (Nico Parker), are living in the United States. Unfortunately, the fungus invasion is wreaking havoc on the world. While Joel and Sarah were escaping the city, Sarah was shot by the army and died in the arms of her heartbroken father. After that, the next scene appears in 2023, when the country is post-apocalyptic. Joel becomes a smuggler and deals with drug dealing. The episode continues after Joel meets Ellie (Bella Ramsey).

The Last of Us Season 1: Episode 1 Review: Joel Finds His Mission To Save Ellie
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Joel, Tess, a hardened survivor and Joel’s smuggler partner (Anna Torv), and Ellie escape FEDRA’s spotlights as they reach the zone’s boundary. The cop who bought Joel’s drugs spots him. After testing them for infection, he won’t treat them. The soldier pulls his rifle after Ellie stabs him during testing. Joel attacks the soldier because he thinks of the soldier who killed Sarah. Tess discovers Ellie’s positive test as he bloodies his hands. Infected. Ellie denies being ill. Joel and Tess see her three-week-old arm wound. Joel and Tess discover Ellie’s blood is immune to the Cordyceps infection and may be the key to creating a vaccine.

The last of us series is beautiful but for those of us who have already played the game nothing relevant in the first chapter hopefully it gets better, for those who have not played it must be a bit slow and confusing but check out the story, it is very good.

The Last of Us Season 1: Episode 1 is now streaming on HBO Max.

Watch the trailer below.

Andrew Conor is a News Writer for Maxblizz, Andrew is a fan of Marvel and DC comics and films.

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