One particular detail from The Last of Us episode 3 has New England author Stephen King and many more in sheer disbelief.
One particular moment from The Last of Us episode 3 has audiences a little confused. The Last of Us premiered on HBO Max on January 15 and has since exploded in popularity. The series stars The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal as protagonist Joel Miller, Game of Thrones alumni Bella Ramsey as Ellie Williams, Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller, Nick Offerman as Bill, and Murray Bartlett as Frank. The show is based on the iconic Naughty Dog-developed video game series of the same name, and it has been received with critical acclaim and praise from those who have and haven’t played the games.
The Last of Us episode 3, titled “Long, Long Time,” was a particularly emotional installment early in the series, but one detail has renowned New England author Stephen King and many others in disbelief. At the very beginning of The Last of Us episode 3, Joel is shown stacking rocks next to a river inside a beautiful ravine. The gorgeous scenery is accompanied by text on the screen that reads, “10 miles west of Boston.” King and others familiar with the geography immediately outside of Boston have taken to Twitter to point out that the shot in the show looks nothing like the surrounding towns and suburbs of Boston. Check out what Twitter had to say about the funny moment below.
The Last Of Us Episode 3’s Boston Mishap Explained
The Last of Us episode 3 was an incredibly emotional entry into the series, and it made some changes to Bill and Frank’s relationship from the games that have been received well by audiences. One detail has been hilariously pointed out by natives of the northeast United States, though, and most people with a good grasp of American geography. The mountainous landscape presented as being 10 miles west of Boston almost certainly isn’t anywhere near Boston. The backdrop more closely resembles the mountain ranges of the American northwest or central Canada. That obvious mishap led to droves of viewers taking to social media to discuss the matter.
The Last of Us begins its story in the Boston quarantine zone, which is a walled-in segment in the North End of the city. In preparation for the series, the show’s creators captured drone footage and VFX shots across the city, but the actual show is filmed in Alberta, Canada. The mountain ranges shown in the opening of episode 3 very clearly hails from the series’ actual shooting locations in the blisteringly cold Canadian heartland and not from Framingham, Newton, or any of the other towns surrounding Boston. For the sake of the show, the disparity from reality doesn’t actually matter, but it doesn’t take away from how humorous it is.
What’s Next In The Last Of Us Season 1
Though The Last of Us’ episode 3 was shocking, it was a great entry into the show’s first season. The nuance-laden expansion of Frank and Bill’s relationship saw the couple stand together in the face of the end of the world, and in a tragic twist, they both end up taking their lives together. Bill’s early death is particularly impactful, as he lived on as a curmudgeon with a negative world outlook in the games. Now, the show will continue on without the two characters, shifting the focus back to Joel and Ellie. The two will make a long trip out of the Boston quarantine zone in the upcoming episodes, which means that the two characters will have to learn and work together. The Last of Us episode 4 will release on HBO Max on February 5.
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