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  • Reel Rejects
    Reel Rejects  Month ago +137

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    • ThisPlatformIsDed
      ThisPlatformIsDed Month ago

      Personally this episode was boring and terrible.

    • Latune95
      Latune95 Month ago

      @The Viewer pride goes before the fall

    • dd dd
      dd dd Month ago +1

      I appreciate the irony of Frank representing hard core gamers -“I do not support this… I should be furious… I admit it is very romantic.”

  • Onion King
    Onion King Month ago +3038

    In my oppinion, Bill won the apocalypse. He went out old, and on his own terms with the person he loved. What more is there to life? Simply beautiful.

    • Reece Andrew
      Reece Andrew 27 days ago

      @ronin i am very confident that you want to do those things. Just give in. God doesnt exist. You wont get in trouble

    • Z
      Z 28 days ago

      @Reece Andrew well i would probably make a lot more sense if youtbe didn't delete half of the replies to me and my informative comments in response. but im sure your ego would disagree because its already created an opinion based on assumption and spite.
      whats the problem buddy?

  • Tal Eggleton
    Tal Eggleton Month ago +1745

    I grew up in the closet. I never thought I'd see a world where I would see two grown men smile and cry over the beauty of the love between a same sex couple. So while I sit here and weep at the beauty of this episode, this story, I'm also weeping because the world has changed so much. And I wish Bill and Frank could have lived to see the world where they were free to be happy.

    • Sharpeslass
      Sharpeslass 4 days ago

      Just watching straight men across Clip-Share react to this episode has made me so much more positive about this world. Beautifully crafted television.

    • Scott Brynildsen
      Scott Brynildsen 10 days ago

      @Shumayel Khan if only

    • Stan Purplekiss
      Stan Purplekiss Month ago


    • Tal Eggleton
      Tal Eggleton Month ago

      @livetotell100 lol go off buddy. Let it aaaall out.

    • Andrei McAllister
      Andrei McAllister Month ago

      @Dina Barbosahi

  • QuantumAscension1
    QuantumAscension1 Month ago +1361

    That final letter Bill writes to Joel with the lines about "one person worth saving and that's what he did" definitely sets things up for what's to come. love it

    • Mr. Stuff Doer
      Mr. Stuff Doer 5 days ago

      @Al As 57 no, honestly, the ending is just wrong. Like. There’s no moral grey area. Joel made the wrong choice, and he’s a monster for it. But because we’ve spent so much time with Ellie and care for her, it feels morally ambiguous to us.

    • QuantumAscension1
      QuantumAscension1 Month ago +1

      @vault29a Played the game several times and I know what he said. Yeah, on a subjective level, Joel was making a selfish choice and was prioritizing Ellie's life over a potential cure for the world.
      However, I was referring to Marlene and the Firefly doctors' decision to go ahead and kill and dissect Ellie without getting any input from Ellie herself. Sure she probably would have volunteered, but I guess we'll never know because they didn't bother to let her wake up first. And yeah we can argue about the cure being too important to let one person's life get in the way, but let's be real, the idea that they would successfully produce a cure relies on an absurd amount of plot armor.

    • vault29a
      vault29a Month ago +1

      @QuantumAscension1 i mean joel saving ellie was never about the vaccine, he even told marlene to find someone else. He was ok with killing someone for the vaccine whom isnt HIS kid. Go play the game or smth.

    • georgia
      georgia Month ago +5

      This show is such an incredible gift. Game Bill was a warning to Joel about what happens when you shut everyone out, and TV Show Bill showed him what he could miss out on. Both function perfectly for the effect for their medium. The game version wouldn’t work even half as well if they’d tried to recreate it bar for bar in the show. I absolutely loved this episode and that we got to know Bill & Frank like this.

  • SugaRay22
    SugaRay22 Month ago +599

    I love how we were introduced to Bill with closed/hidden doors and ended it with an open window due to the impact of Frank. Shows the 180 that Bill took on the outlook of life.

    • mx mars
      mx mars Month ago +2

      I also love that their last meal together was the same as their first meal together. Made me bawl my eyes out!

    • A T
      A T Month ago +7

      @Jalbesbe whether or not that was the case, it certainly had that effect. besides, not everything that can be read in between the lines is deliberate anyway.
      also, a little unrelated, but I've just started watching reactions to this show recently, and out of all fan communities, tlou fans seem to be less believing of theories related to the story-telling, less willing to read in between the lines. wanting more forward movement and less depth in story. this isn't a knock on you, it's just something i noticed.
      i wonder if it's zombie/apocalypse genre fans that think like this in general. wouldn't that be funny? if I'm right, then a lot of them would be like Bill before Frank

    • Jalbesbe
      Jalbesbe Month ago +3

      Sure you can look at it like that. Bit in the note it is clearly Bill just being over prepared for every circumstance. "Don't go into our room, I imagine it would be quite the sight. I left the window open so the place wouldn't smell." Even in his death he is preparing, preparing for people who he doesn't know would ever get to his place, mostly Joel

    • theConquerersMama
      theConquerersMama Month ago

      Good point

    • Ryan Miller
      Ryan Miller Month ago +27

      That’s such a good observation 🚪🪟

  • Sensei
    Sensei Month ago +382

    I started crying at bills reaction to eating a strawberry and didn’t stop the entire episode. I watched this with the bros and not a single eye was dry

    • 𝕄𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕤
      𝕄𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕤 29 days ago

      @Eli Noyes-Shepherd sameeeee idk why and the part where Frank was old and he was just painting in his wheelchair

    • Colby
      Colby Month ago +1

      same i don't know why started cry when they ate the strawberry.

    • PapiHeisenberg
      PapiHeisenberg Month ago +10

      @Josh lol cry about it, Ellie’s gay as well

    • Josh
      Josh Month ago +1

      @ImMrFootball mine's dry tho. that was the most disgusting episode so far than the clickers.

    • ImMrFootball
      ImMrFootball Month ago +10

      Anyone eyes who were dry during that episode ain’t got a heart😂

  • BgPapa
    BgPapa Month ago +304

    as soon as he said: "because it's my last day!" i had to pause it right there and get up to walk it off and prepare myself for the inevitable. as someone who has dealt with suicide in the family and deep depression this was a hard one to get through. thankfully they did a good job with it and it was worth sticking it out. i loved how even in his suicide letter he has that introverted sense of humor when he's talking to Joel. not a dry eye anywhere

    • SJ
      SJ Month ago +1

      I sobbed

    • Darko Ale
      Darko Ale Month ago +8

      Dude me too. Soon as he said that I started to lose it.

  • Taylor Cortes
    Taylor Cortes Month ago +1195

    I know it's not real, but I'm glad the show gave Bill and Frank respect by not showing them dead laying together

    • Zare
      Zare Month ago +3

      I know, I had my hand on the off button. I was just saying "This is perfect, stop zooming away from the window, STOP" and right when I was going to click the button it stopped and I just thought "Perfect, this episode alone deserves AWARDS" it was so well done, props to everyone involved.

    • TheComedian95
      TheComedian95 Month ago +1

      At the end shot of the open window frame like a fairytale.

    • Iris Shea
      Iris Shea Month ago +2

      Instead we got the open window from the game menu😭😭😭

    • OurWorldAhead
      OurWorldAhead Month ago +2

      I thought the same. It would have been tasteless. Thought the ending they did was perfect.

  • potatopouf
    potatopouf Month ago +242

    i saw some terrible comments about this episode elsewhere, and it made me so sad. but I'm glad so many of the people in the comments here share the same feelings i do about this episode. it was amazing. i don't cry often to shows or movies, but this was heartwrenching and beautiful and i absolutely loved it!

    • Reece Andrew
      Reece Andrew 28 days ago +1

      Yea Ben Shapiros comment section...

    • Jack Tait
      Jack Tait Month ago

      @El Bruce noooo please dont😭

  • Cinematic Goodness
    Cinematic Goodness Month ago +345

    I find it so beautiful that what really made Bill and Frank fall for eachother wasn't the food or the hospitality, it was the piano that made each of them realize they had found their first real human connection in God knows how long, someone they can empathize with, someone they can trust. This whole episode was so moving.

    • Rue
      Rue Month ago

      @OneHonestCritic not true lol

    • Not A Skaven
      Not A Skaven Month ago +1

      @OneHonestCritic I can't imagine being so upset that other people love eachother, I hope you can grow up someday.

  • TheCratsky
    TheCratsky Month ago +485

    I felt that Bill and Frank were symbolic of the fact that despite all the bad out there after the outbreak, there was a little pocket of paradise just for those two.

    • Jack Bross
      Jack Bross Month ago

      @Josh lmao what’s gross

    • Josh
      Josh Month ago


    • theConquerersMama
      theConquerersMama Month ago +2

      Well said.
      I never even new it was a game until reading comments in reactions. So I am taking the show as I find it. I find it compelling story telling.

  • Rachel Fondeur
    Rachel Fondeur Month ago +165

    I don’t know if people realize because of how much more open we are with gay love now but Bill lived in a small town as a gay man in 2003 when the world ended so the fact that he was able to find love and create a safe happy relationship during the end of the world is so telling. Bill probably thought the world was over already and everyone leaving was his only chance to be himself. This was so beautiful and I’m happy they made it so long 🥹

  • just_peachy
    just_peachy Month ago +318

    I was SOBBING. This is the most pure form of love I’ve ever seen. I was so genuinely invested in their relationship. This is the hardest I’ve cried in a long time. I needed this lol

    • just_peachy
      just_peachy Month ago +3

      @Shaan Wayne You clearly haven’t experienced enough love in your life. It’s ok my dude. Maybe somebody will love you one day, and maybe one day you won’t be so hateful. But in my experience, you can’t have one without the other.

  • 𝑫𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒔 𝑺𝒕𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒔

    I was shocked they changed so much, would’ve loved to have seen Ellie & Bill go at each other... But Bill served his same purpose from the game. In the game he was an example for Joel how not to be, Bill was an uncaring loner and because of that was losing his mind, it was showing what could happen to Joel if he completely cut himself off from the world. In the show however, Bill is the opposite and is actually inspirational for Joel and shows him how he should be, I thought it was beautiful.

    • olg06
      olg06 Month ago

      Still romanticized suicide tho

    • Sami Salsa
      Sami Salsa Month ago

      @romee renz deloso a lot of people fail to realized they have a budget for this show. The game can do whatever because it’s all animated, asking for an exact play by play of the show would be a tall order, especially since no one knew how big it would be.

    • Inventions
      Inventions Month ago

      @Corvid3314 We'll probably see her self-discovery later on. I mean she already hinted it. But I liked how they didnt connect Ellies internal struggles with Bill/Frank's relationship, because in the end, they're just a couple like any other.

    • romee renz deloso
      romee renz deloso Month ago +1

      @Mike S. that scene would have been great as well as it had the battle with the Bloater zombie., but I guess its impractical for the show, They'll be using alot of their funds if they adapted what happened in the game (you'll pay extra to have Pedro hang upside down, all the stunts, practical and visual effects would have shreded the budget of this season) also it indicates more visually appealing episodes are coming our way plusit was a well written and excellently acted episode

    • Spiro314
      Spiro314 Month ago

      @曾華偉 everyone likes what they like. I honestly can’t pick between the two because to me both convey so much to the story and characters with both serving the same purpose but in such drastically different ways with bill as a character being one of the many things that sets Joel on his path.

  • StrawberryLemLime
    StrawberryLemLime Month ago +137

    The fact that in their universe, gay marriage wasn't made legal before the pandemic began. Bill and Frank are so beautiful, and I will forever love this episode.

  • PizzaBoy153
    PizzaBoy153 Month ago +94

    As someone who never played the game this felt like a 90 min stand alone movie. Had my heart going the whole time, absolute masterpiece.

    • PumpedUpBricks
      PumpedUpBricks Month ago +18

      I’m being 100% serious, when we first saw Joel and Tess during the lunch party sequence, I thought “Woah! It’s Pedro Pascal from the Mandalorian!” I’d genuinely forgotten what show I was watching, it felt like an art house romance film. Blown away by what they managed to do in this episode.

  • CardBoard Box
    CardBoard Box Month ago +463

    Annie Wersching's passing was unexpected and saddening, Rest in peace and thank you Annie for all your work and the joy you brought to us through these mediums.

    • Clown guy
      Clown guy Month ago +7

      Rest in peace Annie 🕊️

  • thewirah1
    thewirah1 Month ago +28

    Nick Offerman showed phenomenal range in that episode, from the angry prepper uttering "Not today, you new world order jackboots" to that strawberry giggle.

  • Hannah M.
    Hannah M. Month ago +200

    This was the first time I feel I've ever seen a gay couple on screen that really REALLY made you feel as though those two people were falling in love and in love for life. No one else has hit that mark on screen for me. This episode was incredible. The writing and the actors. Incredible.

    • Scott Brynildsen
      Scott Brynildsen 10 days ago

      @slutpuppy seriously, you’re not contributing anything to the conversation

    • slutpuppy
      slutpuppy Month ago

      @theConquerersMama Brad Pitt isn't even good looking lol

    • theConquerersMama
      theConquerersMama Month ago

      @slutpuppy meaning they look like people you actually see at the store or walking around in real life. While Brad Pitt is certainly normal for his life, most people I run into look more like these folks.

    • slutpuppy
      slutpuppy Month ago

      @theConquerersMama "Normal looking" lol

    • theConquerersMama
      theConquerersMama Month ago +2

      It was so well done. I was thrilled that they are like people I know. Normal looking and over 35.
      This was great on so many levels.

  • jakeylee.mp4
    jakeylee.mp4 Month ago +1506

    “THE GOVERNMENT ARE ALL NAZIS” had me rolling lmao

    • Flufferz626
      Flufferz626 Month ago +4

      I was half expecting when Bill got shot that Frank would grab the first whiskey available and it's Lagavulin 16 and Bill gasps "no, anything but that."

    • Izonas
      Izonas Month ago +3


    • Spiked_Halo
      Spiked_Halo Month ago

      From Florida, it's just true.

    • Mad Titan
      Mad Titan Month ago +15

      @Isaac Mendes I’m just imagining one of the FEDRA comes evict him out of the town and he gives the solider a letter that said “I can do whatever I want” lolll

    • The Viking Bear
      The Viking Bear Month ago +1

      Ron Swanson strikes back!!

  • Geof Thompson
    Geof Thompson Month ago +59

    If people get annoyed by the changes to the game I have a simple answer, just go play the game.
    This is an adaptation based on the game. It's faithful where it matters, but becomes something more when it's appropriate.
    This episode ripped my heart out, the performances were amazing and by the time the credits rolled i was left devastated but smiling and so excited to see what happens next. Outstanding 👏👏

    • theConquerersMama
      theConquerersMama Month ago +3

      Some of us didn't even know it was a game and are taking this one it's own merits.

  • Vincible
    Vincible Month ago +21

    In that world, Bill won the zombie apocalypse lottery. He died of old age with the man he loved. No one can really say that. Like Frank said, “it’s poignantly romantic”

  • Danish Nerdess
    Danish Nerdess Month ago +35

    Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman were beautiful in this episode. Bill taught Frank how to survive and Frank taught Bill how to live. I love how the episode subverted the "Bury Your Gays" trope by actually giving life and agency to these characters. They had a long, happy life together and went out on their own terms. What more can anyone ask for? Thank you, Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann and the whole team for killing it with every episode so far!

  • Uncle Tomski
    Uncle Tomski Month ago +36

    We didn't need to know Bill and Franks story, most shows wouldn't have showed it and would be lesser for it. This episode was a masterpiece.

  • Chartreuse MM
    Chartreuse MM Month ago +27

    It’s nice to see writing that knows how teens act, speak. Everything Ellie says I could totally hear coming from my teen sibling in the same situation.

  • Luiz Felipe
    Luiz Felipe Month ago +3221

    Even in a zombie apocalypse, all we really crave is human connection

    • כּוּשִׁי
      כּוּשִׁי 17 days ago

      @n0emiette 2023?should be 1943

    • Jake Kayden
      Jake Kayden Month ago +1

      @כּוּשִׁי what??? You’re mad at things that don’t even exist. You live in a fantasy world that doesn’t even make sense!! Like how do they get aroused if they don’t know they’re spreading it? And it’s not a choice at all, please base your opinions on facts not feelings

    • כּוּשִׁי
      כּוּשִׁי Month ago

      @Not A Skaven why not? social darwinism is the all the hype

  • Bekki Babineau
    Bekki Babineau Month ago +41

    This episode broke me. I'm still broken 5 days later. I ugly snot cried. It's heartbreakingly beautiful. The writing, cinematography, music, ACTING. *chef's kiss
    "Frank was the flowers and Bill was the soil". In the end, Bill loved Frank like he wanted to be loved. ❤️

  • PunIntended
    PunIntended Month ago +92

    It is heart-warming to see these emotions that we are showing... collectively. I have never felt so close to people on the internet.

    • dimetrodonz
      dimetrodonz Month ago +5

      I love when TV can bring people together like this. It's a true testament to the quality of the show and this episode, that it can touch so many people in the same/similar ways

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago


  • ThugMuffin
    ThugMuffin Month ago +19

    I ugly cried this whole episode man, I haven’t been that emotional watching something in quite awhile. I’ve played the game 6 times, and I absolutely am satisfied with the direction they went with this episode. Absolutely amazing

  • Engo
    Engo Month ago +9

    This episode was literally devastating. A lot of shows try to be this emotionally compelling and it doesn't translate. This did.

  • Jeremy Trager
    Jeremy Trager Month ago +45

    I don't play video games, but so far this is probably the best show HBO has ever done. This episode will win a lot of people a LOT of awards. Absolutely phenomenal.

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago

      @LeFlairon this person said the best show HBO has ever done not the best zombie Apocalypse show HBO has ever done.

    • LeFlairon
      LeFlairon Month ago +7

      @Layton not really comparable since it's not the same genre. Both great shows though.

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago

      Euphorias way better

  • Halcyonic
    Halcyonic Month ago +1011

    Bill in the game is a perfect example of who Joel could be if he decides to shut himself off to the world and stay by himself. Bill in the show is a perfect example of who Joel would be if he decided to open himself up to love.

    • TheTonytone77
      TheTonytone77 Month ago

      @Not A Skaven yeah whatever dude

    • Not A Skaven
      Not A Skaven Month ago

      @TheTonytone77 I mean, nice try I guess

    • Not A Skaven
      Not A Skaven Month ago

      @TheTonytone77 its true, it is one of the strongest game plots of all time
      but you're watching a TV show, all good TV shows have world building, have romance plots, have filler episodes that flesh out side plots
      you are either media illiterate and dont understand stories, or you dont want to say "i hate gay people so i dont like the episode" and tbh, you can just be honest dude, cause if that wasnt the case you wouldnt be saying "cater to the gay community" about an episode loads of straight people liked.

    • TheTonytone77
      TheTonytone77 Month ago

      @Not A Skaven ur missing the point ...there bigger better plot points that need time to breathe ...its world building via hints in a 9 episode season...thats something you do in a 16 to 24 episode season with 5 seasons to go....your grasping at straws ....the episode made no sense ...when theres bigger better plots to flush out in the story but we only have 9 episodes ....so they could cater to the gay community ....the plot of the sourse material is one of the strongest stories of all time ...and it doesnt have time to justify small sub plots that take up valuable time

    • Not A Skaven
      Not A Skaven Month ago

      @TheTonytone77 in the episode it showed how Joel could be if he chose to open himself up rather than being cold and closed off
      It also showed how Ellie was clever, the code she cracked about 80s music was set by these characters
      Ellie and Joel got a car out of it
      It did worldbuilding, and while it did advance the plot, which is a weird thing I keep seeing people say it didn't do, it also did a lot of worldbuilding, which is extremely important
      All in all this episode added context to the world that the game couldn't because it's a game, that's why you make stuff like this into a show, my only hope is thay they do more worldbuilding episodes, we all already know the plot, we all already played the game, if you want a linear rush through the story, just go play it tbh

  • Eric Ericson
    Eric Ericson Month ago +24

    I loved the fact that when Frank and Bill were arguing about restoring the town, I pointed out how Frank looked identical to game-Joel, beard, shirt, everything. Then later on, sure enough, Joel grabs those exact clothes after his shower. Loved it.

  • Nicole Isom
    Nicole Isom Month ago +62

    It felt like game Bill never lowered his walls for Frank and this episode was a 'what if' if he had. So Bill goes from Joel's cautionary tale about what he could become if he stays closed off, in the show he's the hope of what he could be if he opens himself up. It's a beautiful parallel.
    It reminded me of the giraffe scene. Not just because of the music, but because it was a section amidst all the trauma where we could breathe and see something beautiful that reminds us why it's even worth it to try for a cure it to keep going.
    While it was definitely different from the game i fell like this was better. Bill was so bitter and hateful and most of that section of game was just combat to get from point a to b, to get a car battery. It wasn't story heavy. And while i love Bill and Ellie together I'd rather have this beautiful story than her calling him fat in 7 different ways. Stunning writing, cinematography and performances.

  • Zach Zbinden
    Zach Zbinden Month ago +24

    This is random but based off when you said "guess he and tess never really had a title" reminded me of when she tells him "I never asked you to feel the way I felt" when they find out she was bit. I get the sense that he did care for her but never wanted to say to her or anyone what she meant to him because it would mean it was real and he could lose her like he lost Sarah. Further cutting himself off as best he can

  • ArtxLife
    ArtxLife Month ago +11

    I feel like the love story is so important, especially for a show like this, because sometimes it’s hard to understand why people keep going when the world has fallen apart like this. And of course Bill’s arc shows Joel what life can be-even in the worst of times-if he opens his heart up again. ❤ can’t wait for the next episode!

  • Louis Marti
    Louis Marti Month ago +145

    There are plenty of other movies and shows that can get me to cry over characters but I've never encountered a show that can get me to cry SO QUICKLY. First with Sarah after less than 30 minutes with her and now with Bill & Frank.

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago

      @Albel Valentine because I don't cry a lot

    • Christopher Mar
      Christopher Mar Month ago +1


    • Bumbley1
      Bumbley1 Month ago +2

      I felt like Sarah was a character that pulled me in quickly. Knowing she was going to die ahead of time was like watching a calamity happen that you're powerless to stop. This episode though, not so much.

    • Albel Valentine
      Albel Valentine Month ago +13

      @Layton sad life you must have

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago +2

      You cry very easily

  • AJ Lovë
    AJ Lovë Month ago +1100

    I swear the producers on this show know how to make a good episode because one minute I am fully indulged into Bill and Frank's relationship only to then have my heart ripped out right after...Dear God, if this broke me, I can't imagine when we meet Sam and Henry.

    • xKaedos
      xKaedos Month ago

      @KILL3R CLOWN I mean definitely. Bill didn't end up resentful and hateful and lonely. He found someone worth living and fighting for. And Frank had a happy and peaceful ending too.

      KILL3R CLOWN Month ago

      @Stephanie Reyes to me this is better than the game.

    • xKaedos
      xKaedos Month ago

      @Layton just wait til you find out about the other gay characters in the show. This episode was excellent.

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago

      @xKaedos this episode was fruity

  • Jeff Erckert
    Jeff Erckert Month ago +80

    Thank you both for being so open to this story. I always appreciate how open Greg is with his emotions. This episode was beautiful and so was this reaction. 🙏🏻

  • Loona
    Loona Month ago +31

    As someone who is mad with the world and everyone like me and have passed years away from others, these episode hit me harder than thought it would be, I cried a lot, almost makes me think that maybe there could be something for me outside, someone who love

  • Joey Plays
    Joey Plays Month ago +67

    Both the actors and the writers and director deserve some type of award for this episode. This is probably one of the best episodes of television I've ever seen in my life.

  • Nate Patton
    Nate Patton Month ago +46

    When someone asked Neil Druckman if tlou would get a part 3, he said if there was a way to tell a story that revolved around love then he would do it. In the game you do not have the ability to see backstories about anyone except Joel. This is Neil finding another way to tell a story about love and it was beautiful. It may not be how it was in the game, but by every bit, it continues to keep the theme of tlou which is love.

    • KayleighJones
      KayleighJones Month ago +1

      @Red Sparrowdo you have any proof or anything for this? I listened to the podcast and Druckman seemed to be very on board with the changes and was praising the episode

    • Red Sparrow
      Red Sparrow Month ago

      This episode was actually written by Craig Mazin, and Druckman was initially opposed to the change.

  • Evan Reeves
    Evan Reeves Month ago +21

    God damn it me and my boyfriend held each other crying this episode. It was amazingly filmed

  • Marius Pimentel
    Marius Pimentel Month ago +376

    To take a side character with barely any backstory at all, to take little hints from the game and completely flush it out into a gut-wrenching and heartful story all in one episode while also serving the same impactful lesson as it did for Joel in the game was so cool. I haven't cried to anything in years but this one episode had me fucking sobbing

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago

      @vixxən what is a DL my little marshmallow

    • vixxən
      vixxən Month ago +1

      @Layton like i said, cry about it, DL man, there's no point in telling you the truth since u wonr accept it lmao.

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago

      @vixxən must be deprived if you somehow picked out that he's gay unlike must people who assumed it was just his buddy he was with through the Apocalypse and besides it didn't matter at all given they both died and aren't relevant at all in the game...you telling me their sexuality has nothing to do with how they made a mini movie about characters who were only around for 30m.

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago

      @Predator H2O sigh

    • Predator H2O
      Predator H2O Month ago +1

      @Layton You mean *love* ?

  • Lizzy Giggles
    Lizzy Giggles Month ago +35

    I've not felt this moved by media in years, if ever. This episode shook me to my core, I was stood up weeping/in shock at how much pain I was feeling. This episode is a truly incredible work of art.

  • Joshua Hall
    Joshua Hall Month ago +19

    Probably one of the coolest genuine episodes in a post apocalyptic scenario I have ever seen! Kudos to the writers!

  • Alcor Garcia
    Alcor Garcia Month ago +7

    Bill and Frank beat the apocalypse. They went out happy, in love, fulfilled, and on their own terms.

  • Paula Porras
    Paula Porras Month ago +6

    I always can count on Greg to share my same reactions. I was crying every 10 minutes since the piano scene. Like damn... PERFECT casting from day 1.

  • Victor Negron
    Victor Negron Month ago +57

    I also found out Annie Wersching passed away shortly after watching episode 3. I was heartbroken. I didn’t even know she was sick.
    Thank you for mentioning it and giving her some much deserved recognition.

  • S7Robin
    S7Robin Month ago +174

    Something else to think about with this. Gay marriage was never legalized in the universe because it happened in 2003. So Bill and Frank choosing to get married on their final day was also very touching. Their love is something they would have never had the chance to experience at that point

    • adspeed7292005
      adspeed7292005 Month ago +24

      Yes!! That's why I cried as soon as he said "There is no girl," and Frank said "I know." 😭😭 I was thinking about how many queers had to stay closeted their entire lives, and how painful and psychically damaging that is. I think it's hard for zoomers to comprehend because they're seeing gay men making super bowl nachos on the Today Show with Al Roper like it's NBD... And it shouldn't be, but it is. The backlash to this episode shows us that it is still, sadly, a big deal.

    • Kallematti Waris
      Kallematti Waris Month ago +3

      @S7Robin In that world that old macho joke "all the more women for the rest of us, hyurr hyurr" would actually ring truer than ever.

    • S7Robin
      S7Robin Month ago +15

      @La Rochejaquelein I mean the U.S did not legalize gay marriage until 2015. I think we can assume the apocalypse made people less bigoted in terms of race, gender, or orientation because all that mattered was you were alive and human now

  • Smol Neji
    Smol Neji Month ago +17

    Bill leaving everything they had to Joel for him and Tess to live there and stay safe literally broke my heart.

  • Layla J.
    Layla J. Month ago +23

    I didn’t want it to end!! Authenticity, beauty, and devastation all in one episode.

  • John Campbell
    John Campbell Month ago +6

    Not ashamed to admit I straight up ugly cried while watching this beautiful episode. Love like that is something most of us dream we can have..

  • Joy Anna
    Joy Anna Month ago +11

    The fact that the writers and the actors have the ability to make you love and care deeply and then mourn for the characters, all within a 60 minute timeframe, is just genius. Excellent writing en superb acting overal. ( i ugly cried )

  • Anton587
    Anton587 Month ago +1730

    I was gonna type a whole block but I just have no words for how beautiful this episode was. my girl and I were basically sobbing watching this, she was like “ant why didn’t you warn me about this” I said “this is NOT how it went” but I am absolutely so happy with the changes they made

  • AnJelloProductions
    AnJelloProductions Month ago +17

    This episode hit EVERY emotional nerve possible. Being in a post apocalyptic world, yet Bill and Frank were able to find love within each other was beautiful. I was absolutely balling my EYES OUT during this episode. Loved every moment.

  • LA_tx
    LA_tx Month ago +10

    I love the game. It’s perfect. His character will always be there in the game but this what we got in the show with the backstory and change in Bill/Franks storyline is so much better. Beautifully done. And so much more emotionally connecting.

  • iHaveSpoken
    iHaveSpoken Month ago +12

    This episode was stunning. The first two episodes were incredible and yet they somehow managed to top them and give us this beautiful story - a beginning, a middle and an end - all in one episode. And the pan to the open window at the end was the icing on the cake.

  • The JayShray Way
    The JayShray Way Month ago +8

    One of the most intimate stories I’ve ever watched. Seeing their first dinner and last together.. this was some REAL SHIT

  • Manu Gibert
    Manu Gibert Month ago +3

    Like you guys, I cried a lot in this episode because my mom has multiple demyelinating sclerosis and she tried to commit suicide twice, she is fine now and is contained but it was very hard for me but it must be more difficult for people who suffer from these disabling diseases which don't have cure and only they understand what it feels like to gradually lose their mobility and things that they could do before and no longer do, and in some cases gradually lose their cognitive functions when you have Alzheimer's or the beginning of it. Also understand that it is a personal decision, even though it hurts a lot, if the person decides to take their own life feeling that they lived a full life and the disease is taking away their identity. Something that happens in life and you don't hear much, I'm happy that they covered it on premium television.

  • redhotchilifan98
    redhotchilifan98 Month ago +1071

    I've always enjoyed Nick Offerman very much. But I didn't know he had this caliber of acting in him, he was absolutely sensational beyond words. It may be completely different from the character of Bill, but seeing their life together was beautiful, romantic, tragic, all in one. Pedro and Bella continue to display amazing chemistry, cannot wait for next week.

    • Thom Bruce
      Thom Bruce Month ago +7

      The way I've described Offerman's performance in this episode is... he tells half the story with his eyes. He can be unmoving on screen and convey with the smallest gesture a longing, a loving, a fear. He was phenomenal!

    • Stop Eating Bees
      Stop Eating Bees Month ago +1

      I'm just here to second Devs

    • Rosie
      Rosie Month ago +6

      He is so expressive but so subtle too. He completely blew me away. Call me uncultured, but I’ve only seen him in We’re The Millers 🫣 He is exceptional. Their love radiated through the screen.

    • Lastname, Firstname
      Lastname, Firstname Month ago +6

      From the first time I can remember seeing Nick Offerman, which was as George’s mom’s boyfriend on the George Lopez Show, I’ve been so drawn to him as a performer. The man can sell anything that needs to be sold. What a performer.

    • BossKo Nostra
      BossKo Nostra Month ago +1

      There, 560... That 559 was bothering me.

  • Sage2000
    Sage2000 Month ago +3

    So much love in this episode. A lesson to us all.

  • OptimusProvost
    OptimusProvost Month ago +14

    I was sad for a brief time when I realized Bill and Ellie weren’t going to get to meet in the show, but the direction they went in the show was perfect!

  • Calebe Sagaz
    Calebe Sagaz Month ago +85

    *I don't understand who didn't like the episode 3. The story isn't just about infected and action scenes. It's about finding humanity and love in a broken world. I loved Bill and Frank, perfect and extremely emotional episode. It doesn't have to be the same as the game, just a very well done adaptation.*

  • Jlac_ Fit&More
    Jlac_ Fit&More Month ago +5

    I loved this more then the game, Franks letter to bill in the game broke my heart

  • Judith Grimes
    Judith Grimes Month ago +50

    No tengo palabras suficientes para describir este episodio, solo puedo decir que es hermoso, conmovedor y con personajes que se cuidaban con mucha ternura 💗 😭

  • Noah Harley
    Noah Harley Month ago +249

    I never cry at movies or shows - and I would like to report that I cried for about 15 minutes straight. Absolutely amazing episode

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago

      @David Westerberg that's crazy a grown man at that too

    • 「Marius」
      「Marius」 Month ago +1

      I never cried at any movie but this episode was the only one that made me shed a tear , even tho I never even played or seen the game

    • David Westerberg
      David Westerberg Month ago +4

      Can't remember the last time I cried at anything- last night I cried like a baby watching this.

    • James Gatz
      James Gatz Month ago +2

      You shouldn't cut onions while watching tv

  • Nether Cookiez • 50 Years Ago

    I love this episode. Bill and Frank's story completely fit the narrative of "2 lost people who find each other" but painted in a more romantic way in comparison to Joel and Ellie's relationship.

  • David Trabelsi
    David Trabelsi Month ago +10

    They really chose the best story beats to give the spotlight! I LOVE Bill in the game and was so excited to meet him in the show (especially knowing the actor portraying) and the way they chose to turn it around made me fall in love with this version of Bill, also seeing the after credit scen and getting the reason why they chose to do it this way it made total sense!
    Also, it's a nice push for Joel to start opening up to Ellie and setting him on the path of accepting it

  • unxprienced
    unxprienced Month ago +5

    As much as I love the game I love this version of the Bill and Frank part so so much more. It's a nice glimmer of hope in such a sad world.

  • Air Espenilla
    Air Espenilla Month ago +2

    One of the absolutely best episodes of any show I’ve ever watched

  • Jigger Trigger
    Jigger Trigger Month ago +31

    The best part I think with this change is the fact we meet Frank. In the game we find his body after he hanged himself. I could not be happier with this version than the game version, it was SO amazingly well paced and the acting? my god don't even get me started on the acting. I loved the interaction between Ellie and Bill in the game, but this version legit made me much much more impressed with the writing and directing that I can't wait for the next episode!

  • RedHeadStoner
    RedHeadStoner Month ago +399

    Bill and frank giggling over the strawberries was the sweetest part of the episode. Bill making Franks last meal the first meal they shared together was the most heartbreaking for me 😭 so good.

    • RedHeadStoner
      RedHeadStoner Month ago +1

      @Popinjayishuman the whole episode stood out for me. The amount of character development we got for Bill is astronomical compared to the game. This is my favorite episode yet. Such wonderful writing and acting.

    • RedHeadStoner
      RedHeadStoner Month ago +1

      @John Smith shit was so rough I was straight up sobbing

    • Popinjayishuman
      Popinjayishuman Month ago +10

      I love the sound bill makes, It’s so real and I can picture times I’ve been in similar situations of being overwhelmed by emotion that you just make such uncharacteristic noises. It’s a weird thing to focus on maybe but it really stood out to me.

    • John Smith
      John Smith Month ago +8

      It made me break down in tears for Which I don’t ever do

  • anepicjourney
    anepicjourney Month ago +5

    As a fan of the game, what a masterpiece of an episode.

    • anepicjourney
      anepicjourney Month ago +2

      @Layton I rarely use it. Also you can't tell it's the same group of people calling it often to say it's used loosely, since every episode of any show is a masterpiece to someone, and it's subjective

    • Layton
      Layton Month ago

      Masterpiece is used so loosely these days

  • SirEdward
    SirEdward Month ago +8

    This is how you´re supposed to write a completely new angle to a story and respect the original characters at the same time 😄

  • Dylan Myers
    Dylan Myers Month ago +11

    When Frank is telling Bill that he will fall asleep in his arms, and the camera pans over to Bill just balling his eyes out, reminded me a lot of Interstellar’s scene when Cooper was watching the videos and sees Murph as an adult. You felt all the weight of their pain.

  • Web Monkey
    Web Monkey Month ago +14

    The game did bills story amazingly, but this show added so much depth and love to his character. It was perfect

  • de 68a
    de 68a Month ago +13

    This episode is a masterpiece. It just expanded the story fully. I dont want a 1-for-1 retelling of the game, I have the game for that. This just showed the differences in media and what film can do over gameplay.

  • Scott Brynildsen
    Scott Brynildsen Month ago +352

    Bill and Frank are what chemistry looks like, so I sobbed… we should all be so lucky to find someone who sees us the same even after all the years soak in.

    • Rue
      Rue Month ago +2

      @Kyle Vernon the character was confirmed to be gay by the creator of the game. and the creator is working on the show too. gay people actually exist in real life too, i don't see how that's far-fetched. you just get triggered by fictional people who aren't the same as you...sucks to suck!

    • zylik2112
      zylik2112 Month ago +5

      @Kyle Vernon not even worth commenting on lol

    • Kyle Vernon
      Kyle Vernon Month ago +1

      @zylik2112 Hey, just as absurd as there being two gays in the show.

    • HopeforHobi XO
      HopeforHobi XO Month ago +9

      @Kyle Vernon "this would have been a fine spin off but it doesn't work with the rest of the show"
      Translation: My homophobic ass can't handle the fact that gay people exist.

  • Chill Hard
    Chill Hard Month ago +8

    3 episodes in and this is what they're giving us ? Can only imagine how much better this series can get.

  • Iris Shea
    Iris Shea Month ago +1

    “Aw man, I wish I’d gotten to see Bill and Ellie meet each other” is a very real sort of grief, so even as they pulled out the rug of what I thought to expect, I feel like it still just deepened my own experience of the emotions this episode has on offer

  • Priscila Ochoa
    Priscila Ochoa Month ago

    Im so happy that Bill and Frank got a happy ending..growing old together is such a pure form of love.

  • R-Smokey57
    R-Smokey57 Month ago +11

    You know how great this show is, this was the first time I can say I got emotional watching the life and romantic relationships between two men in Bill and Frank. I’m kinda glad they did a switch up from the game and gave us a deep backstory and view of Bill & Franks life through the years.

  • ImMrFootball
    ImMrFootball Month ago +1

    I watch this show with my Girlfriend, and when that scene or montage came up when they were spending they’re last day together I was like Greg Balling my eyes out bruh 😂😂 Like the way the story was told and shot was so emotional like truly was a great episode.

  • What The Hexadecimal
    What The Hexadecimal Month ago +611

    As someone who never played this game and heard rumors that this episode would be great, I am still wiping my tears away. This was beautiful.

    • כּוּשִׁי
      כּוּשִׁי Month ago

      @Ragnarök based

    • What The Hexadecimal
      What The Hexadecimal Month ago

      @כּוּשִׁי No what?

    • כּוּשִׁי
      כּוּשִׁי Month ago

      @What The Hexadecimal NO

    • cande
      cande Month ago +2

      @pnut3844able Remember that little magazine ellie stole from bill which she later readed in the truck with joel? Guess what the magazine was about. Bill was anything but straight

  • Atela Lafford
    Atela Lafford Month ago +2

    this episode took the full reigns of the show format by fleshing out two characters we barely see in the game while also continuing on the message; love can hurt but it ultimately makes your life fuller, and joel and ellie need to open themselves to eachother to live better lives.

  • Nguyên Phạm
    Nguyên Phạm Month ago +8

    This episode show us how beautiful love is, even in zombie apocalypse. All of us always need someone to love, to protect, to care about.

  • tedstriker2000
    tedstriker2000 Month ago +2

    an absolute joy seeing this be the norm and supported...and for the story to be a life of love surrounded by danger, walls and hiding..just like those who live this life have had to

  • AK84
    AK84 Month ago +2

    Never played the game, barely heard of it. Just tuned in because the show sounds so good. I was taken aback and sunken in with episode 3. I can’t say enough about how that episode broke my heart. BUT let’s go with the rest of the story!

  • Zhan'er
    Zhan'er Month ago +3

    The fact that Frank stated that Bill is a coward in the game, but in Episode 3, Bill said that 'he was never afraid before Frank showed up' made it even sadder 😭💔

  • Jonathan B
    Jonathan B Month ago +517

    It's an interesting contrast to start that flashback with the mother and her child that we're basically told were sent off to be summarily executed, and showing us the destruction of lives in this world from the outbreak, and then follow it with a story showing a man who's essentially thriving and getting to actually live after seemingly living within himself _until_ the outbreak.

    • Gage Taylor
      Gage Taylor Month ago

      @Sonny Ankau Well, in part 2 she basically is a serial killer. And they are building on that for the second season.

    • Sonny Ankau
      Sonny Ankau Month ago +22

      @bostonbedlam she wasn't playing with it. she was curious about it, as a lot of kids would be, especially one who's immune and encountered one before. idk how you got serial killer vibes from her cutting its skin open to see what happens. weird take

    • bostonbedlam
      bostonbedlam Month ago +1

      That was strange. It’s like they only served to be a transition. I also felt it was strange that Ellie was playing with that stalker in the cellar/crawlspace before killing it. That implication lends too much to the idea Ellie can’t be trusted with a gun, because she comes off like a serial killer. That was just weird to me.

  • Manny G
    Manny G Month ago +22

    This show keeps getting better and better! I don’t want it to end! 🍓🍓🍓

  • Game_Erica
    Game_Erica Month ago +1

    I heard this episode was sad, but wow I absolutely sobbed. Such a beautiful story that I wasn't expecting from a video game adaptation

  • stabhead army
    stabhead army Month ago +30

    When Bill starts crying I couldn’t help but cry with him goddamn this episode broke me

    BIBBO Month ago

    I’ve seen this ep at least a dozen times, and I still tear up

  • Ethan Winters
    Ethan Winters Month ago +572

    I think my only issue with this show so far is that we’re not gonna see Ellie and Bill interact, and that’s not even really a problem

    • Collin Taddiken
      Collin Taddiken Month ago +1

      @ray24051 which is a good thing. If they kept everything exact to the game we would all see everything coming. Some changes are good

    • rocklink101
      rocklink101 Month ago

      @ray24051 I feel it provided travel time instead of a time skip, a lot of the game is traveling which doesn't make good TV, so adding back story to move the TV show on makes sense.

    • UrFavBulgarianMexicanHo
      UrFavBulgarianMexicanHo Month ago

      Yeah like maybe the little adventure they had in the game where they went to the school , etc would have been fun to include with also the bill and Ellie shit talk but it’s not that much of an issue personally.

    • Zanerinsane 1
      Zanerinsane 1 Month ago

      @StreetRatdoesn’t that bloater fight happen at the college?

    • DMags
      DMags Month ago +3

      I’m upset only because the game interaction is so good, but the game is there and hell brand ‘new’ now. Folks who are new and dig this are gonna get the flip experience if they play like how fans are now. It’ll be super interesting to see how a new fan reacts once the show ends and then decides to play

  • Infernal Pleb
    Infernal Pleb Month ago +1

    There are a billion reasons why this episode was a much more compelling way to tell Bill's back story, but for those dismayed at losing the interaction between Ellie and Bill, remember that at its core, The Last of Us is Joel's story much moreso than Ellie's. This whole thing is in service of Joel learning to care, and to love again. Ellie and Bill quipping at each other is cool, but it didn't further Joel's character and arc over much, whereas this adaptation did so in such a satisfying way that losing Ellie / Bill's back biting was well worth it.

  • Cameirus Isu
    Cameirus Isu Month ago +1

    This was amazing TV, one of the greatest TV episodes ever. And as adaptations go, its perfect. Its different but faithful to the character of the original whilst giving us something new, and something amazing. This is emotional and both tragic and beautiful. I cannot applaud the show enough for this.

  • Ryan Lovejoy
    Ryan Lovejoy Month ago +3

    Saddening, so many people can't see the relevance of this episode. So much symbolism throughout that can easily be missed. Ultimately, consider the semantics of the title, The Last of Us. Frank & Bill's story could not embody that meaning more. Incredible episode. Cheers all!

  • Rogue
    Rogue Month ago +1

    I love how the show was able to put something new for the gamers as well because gamers already know what's going to happen so I think it's wonderful that this episode has something new for the gamers and it didn't ruin anything even if it was different in the game