During the flashback to episode 7, the Last of Us newbies assumed Joel was dead

During the flashback to episode 7, the Last of Us newbies assumed Joel was dead ...

Ellie and Riley, two of our best friends, spoke up about their experiences in this week's teary episode of the most emotionally-charged program on air right now. We clarify if episode 7 of The Last of Us was a flashback, confirm whether Joel was dead during the episode, and provide an episode 8 preview.

Season 2 of HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us has been renewed for second season, and it will focus on the following events from the video game The Last of Us Part II.

The Last of Us series, created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for HBO, is based on the 2013 video game with the same name by Naughty Dog. Joel is sent to help Ellie cross a post-apocalyptic America filled with infected animals.

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Is episode 7 of The Last of Us a flashback?

Yes, episode 7, titled Left Behind, of The Last of Us, was a flashback, taking place in the Quarantine Zone before Ellie was bit, and was based on the Left Behind DLC from the video game.

The majority of the episodes takes place within an abandoned mall, examining Ellie's friendship with Riley's best friend.

The majority of the episode rooted in the past, even though episode 7 depicts the present day at the beginning and end of the episode.

In episode 7 of The Last of Us, is Joel still alive?

**Spoilers ahead for the video game**

In episode 7, Joel is not dead, because Ellie sews his wound closed before the episode comes to an end.

Joel was stabbed last week by a group of men featured in episode 6. Fans who have been following the series will be aware of this.

Some viewers were dissatisfied with whether or not the events had taken place before Joel.

When we return to the present day, Joel recovers from the stabbing at the end of episode 7, as Ellie recovers a needle and thread.

Joel's time is limited, however, as he meets his final moments during the second video game, which will likely take place in season 2.

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An episode 8 of The Last of Us trailer

The Last of Us episode 8 will be released on HBO and HBO Max on March 5, 2023.

The season finale of HBO will be held on March 12, 2023, and nine episodes have been confirmed for the first season.

When We Are in Need, episode 8 will see a leader named David, played by the original Joel voice actor, Troy Baker, offer Ellie a seat in his religious group, leading to a tragic situation.

The release date and the guide to the Last of Us episode give you an idea of when each episode will air, as well as titles as they are announced.

The Last of Us is now available on HBO and HBO Max.

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