Next week, The Last of Us debuts its first bloater, and based on the episode promo, it looks like the episode is going to be one of the most action-packed of the season as Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) do their best to escape Kansas City in one piece while being bombarded by Kathleen (Melanie Lynskey) and her hunters as well as plenty of infected.
The episode will also prominently feature Henry (Lamar Johnson) and his younger brother, Sam (Keivonn Woodard), who will also simultaneously be trying to get the heck out of Kansas City. While the promo doesn't reveal too much about their storyline, it looks like the series will mostly stay true to the game here, and we'd imagine they'll soon partner with Joel and Ellie to escape the Kansas City crazies.
Outside of that, from what we can tell, Kathleen will remain hellbent on tracking them down, especially Henry, which is going to result in a massive showdown with the infected and the aforementioned bloater. As for how that turns out, well, we'll just have to tune in next Sunday.
Also, to avoid the Super Bowl on Sunday night, HBO Max will start streaming episode five on Friday, February 10 at 9PM, so make sure you catch it as soon as possible to avoid major spoilers!
Check out the new preview for season one, episode five, titled "Endure and Survive," below:
Plus, check out the featurette for episode four:
The Last of Us features Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, Elaine Miles as Florence, and Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker.
THE LAST OF US story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.