It barely lasts a few seconds, but the first episode of ‘The Last of Us’ hides a curious wink for fans that is difficult to catch

The star premiere with which HBO Max has started 2023 is full of details, but no one thought that Neil Druckmann would bet on one that was once the subject of some criticism.

It started out as one of the most anticipated releases of the year and no one expected it to go unnoticed, but The Last Of Us has hit HBO like a hurricane. Willing to break viewing records and become one of the most outstanding series in the company’s history. Although some have complained that the length of the first episode was a bit long, the adaptation of the homonymous video game saga developed by Naughty Dog it has successfully completed the difficult and ambitious task it entailed. It only took one chapter for Millions of fans around the world have fallen in love with the story of Ellie and Joel, regardless of its closeness or relationship to the source material.

It is a joy, and an achievement, that The Last of Us can be enjoyed by both fans and non-fans of the video game, but without a doubt those who already knew it leave with the certainty that the story is worth it. And they can be excited about what’s to come after seeing firsthand what Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and game creator Neil Druckmann for HBO is a real gem. For their part, those who have never played have the surprise factor intact, which is a real delight with a series of these characteristics.

after being released The Last of Us, the details, winks and comparisons of scenes between the series and the video game have multiplied online, but among the most obvious there are also some that have gone more unnoticed. After all, they are the ones that make hunting the most exciting.

One of the most hidden is in the form of a song, it lasts just a few seconds and only those closely linked to video games and the news about them will have been able to understand why it is something so curious.

‘The Last of Us’: 10 details of the first episode that you may have overlooked

In the first episode of The Last of Us, after the heartbreaking introduction before the 20-year time jump, when we meet Joel again but already in the quarantine zone, a song plays. are uWe see small guitar chords that accompany him on his walk through the streets of the safe area of ​​Boston, specifically in the second 39:40 of the chapter. The notes that sound correspond to the song “Future Days” by Pearl Jamthe same song that Joel plays for Ellie on his guitar in the opening of “The Last of Us Part 2”, the sequel to the famous video game that went on sale in 2020, seven years after the original.

The wink is hard to catch without a doubt and only suitable for very faithful fans of the saga who have enjoyed the game experience on several occasions and stored in his memory every detail. But mainly, It is curious, since the appearance of that specific theme in “The Last of Us. Part 2” gave rise to talk in its day because the scene in question was a script hole for some. As it was pointed out then, the song is part of an album that was released after the date on which the virus broke out, but the creator Neil Druckmann was quick in his response and pointed out that the band had released the song before the album release.