One particular moment in The Last of Us Episode 3 left viewers a little confused. The Last of Us premiered on HBO Max on January 15 and has been growing in popularity ever since. The series stars The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller, Game of Thrones alum Bella Ramsay as Ellie Williams, Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller, Nick Offerman as Frank’s clothes, and Murray Bartlett as Frank. The show is based on the Naughty Dog-created video game series of the same name and has received critical acclaim from both those who have played the games and those who have not.
Episode 3 of The Last of Us, titled “Long, Long Time,” was a particularly emotional installment at the start of the series, but one detail left legendary New England author Stephen King and many others incredulous. At the beginning of The Last of Us Episode 3, Joel is shown stacking rocks near a river in a beautiful valley. The text on the screen reads “10 miles west of Boston” with beautiful scenery. King and others familiar with the geography outside of Boston pointed out on Twitter that the scene depicted in the show did not resemble the cities and suburbs surrounding Boston. Check out what Twitter had to say about the funny moment below.
The Last of Us Episode 3 Boston Incident Explained
Episode 3 of The Last of Us was an incredibly emotional entry in the series and made some changes in the relationship between Bill and Frank over the games which was well received by the audience. However, one detail is hilariously pointed out by the natives of Northeastern America and most people with a good understanding of American geography. The mountainous terrain 10 miles west of Boston is certainly not near Boston. The background most closely resembles the mountain ranges of the American Northwest or central Canada. The spectacular incident led a crowd of onlookers to discuss the matter on social media.
The Last of Us begins its story in the Boston Quarantine, a walled area on the north end of the city. In preparation for the series, the show’s creators shot drone footage and VFX footage across the city, but the show itself was shot in Alberta, Canada. The mountain ranges shown at the beginning of episode 3 are very clearly from the actual filming locations of the series in the cold heart of Canada, not from Framingham, Newton or any other town around Boston. For the sake of the show, the difference from reality doesn’t really matter, but it doesn’t take away from how entertaining it is.
What’s New in The Last of Us Season 1
While Episode 3 of The Last of Us was a shocker, it was a great entry into the show’s first season. A nuanced expansion of Frank and Bill’s relationship sees the pair stand together in the face of the end of the world, and in a tragic twist, the two take their own lives together. Bill’s early death has a particular impact because he lived as a curmudgeon with a negative worldview in gaming. Now, the show will continue without the two characters, and the focus will shift to Joel and Ellie. In the next few episodes the duo will be making a long journey out of Boston isolation, meaning both characters will have to learn together. Episode 4 of The Last of Us will be released on February 5th on HBO Max.
Source: Various (see tweets above)