The Last of Us Episode 3: HBO drops new images of Bill & Frank episode

An image from The Last of Us Episode 3Liane Hentscher/HBO

HBO has shared new images from The Last of Us Episode 3, the highly-anticipated instalment set to follow the story of Bill and Frank.

So far, so perfect in HBO’s video game adaptation. For fans of the game, the first episode was a flawless take on the source material’s harrowing, infamous opener, while the second chapter honed in on the horror and suspense… especially with the Clickers.

Episode 3 is set to be a big one, following Nick Offerman’s Bill and Murray Bartlett’s Frank. In early reactions, critics and fans hailed it as the best episode of the series.

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Ahead of its release this coming weekend, HBO has shared several images from the new episode, teasing what’s to come.

HBO shares The Last of Us Episode 3 images

We have attached all of the new images from The Last of Us Episode 3 below:

Episode 2 ended with Tess sacrificing herself after getting bitten by a Clicker in the museum. She had one final wish from Joel: Take Ellie to Bill and Frank’s, and they’ll look after her.

In the game, Joel and Ellie visit Bill so they can get some help assembling a car. We don’t know much about Frank beyond him and Bill appearing to have been partners, with Frank leaving Bill’s town after an argument.

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In the show, their story will be quite different, according to the creators. “Craig [Mazin] said, what if we told this whole other story, this thing that was hinted at in the game, this Bill and Frank relationship,” co-showrunner Neil Druckmann told Kakuchopurei.

“What if we fleshed that out and build a beautiful story of like the love these two felt for each other and like, we can jump around throughout the years in a way we couldn’t in the game because in the game, we’re always on Joel and Ellie’s perspective.”

In another interview with The New York Times, Druckmann said: “As awesome as that episode is, there are going to be fans who are upset by it.

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“To me, the story we tell is authentic to the world. It’s authentic to the themes that we’re talking about.”

The Last of Us Episode 3 will be available to watch on January 29 in the US and January 30 in the UK. You can check out the rest of our coverage here.