Episode 6 of HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us sees Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) finally accomplishing their goal of finding Tommy (Gabriel Luna), Joel’s long-lost brother. Tommy has been living in an enclosed community in Jackson, Wyoming, thriving with tight security, comfortable shelter, electricity, and even a movie theater. While enjoying a decent meal in the cafeteria and catching up with his brother and Ellie, a girl is seen observing them curiously from afar.
Those who are familiar with the video game series had reasons to be thrilled when they noticed a shy girl in the background of Episode 6. Speculations arose that the girl might be Dina, a significant character from The Last of Us: Part II, who forms a strong bond with Ellie throughout the game. Dina plays an essential role in Ellie’s journey, and without revealing any spoilers, she becomes a significant presence in her life. In a recent episode of The Last of Us Podcast, showrunners Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazine were asked about the possibility of Dina appearing in the television adaptation. However, they were hesitant to reveal any information or confirm whether the shy girl in the background was Dina, leaving fans to ponder and speculate about what was to come.
In the latest episode of The Last of Us, Joel and Ellie complete their quest to find Tommy and arrive at a secure and thriving community in Jackson, Wyoming. The community provides a stark contrast to the dangerous and unforgiving world outside, offering the pair a much-needed break from their constant fear and violence. The community allows Joel and Ellie to rest, enjoy a decent meal, and even get a new haircut and clean clothes. The introduction of a shy girl in the background has raised speculation that the character of Dina may be explored in upcoming seasons of the show. With the first season set to cover events from the first game, fans will have to wait and see what happens next. Despite the change of pace and scenery, tensions continue to simmer between Joel and Ellie as they confront their feelings and past experiences. The community in Jackson is a beacon of hope and a reminder that life can still thrive even in the face of adversity.
What lies ahead for The Last of Us?
The first season of the HBO adaptation has only three episodes left, and the finale will air on Sunday, March 12, which coincides with the date of the 95th Academy Awards ceremony. The release of Episode 5 had to be rescheduled due to the Super Bowl earlier this month, and it is unclear if the Awards ceremony will affect the airing of the Last of Us season finale. The show will continue to release new episodes on Sunday nights for the next three weeks, after which viewers will have to wait for the upcoming second season.
Please find the entire episode of The Last of Us podcast below: