[SPOILERS FOR THE LAST OF US EPISODE 2]
A lot of fans have been excited for the arrival of Nick Offerman’s Bill in The Last of Us, and while his arc was already pretty clear in the game, the series had decided to deviate in the biggest way when it comes to Bill and Frank’s story.
Just in, we have a featurette looking into the episode and Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin talk about the decision to make the change. Watch this:
Meet Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett) and learn all about how their story deviated — and expanded — when translating the game to screen from the cast and executive producers Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann.
If you’ve played the game, you’ll know that Joel and Ellie actually meet Bill alive, and during his chapter, they run into Frank’s body—which is revealed to have been infected, but Frank got ahead of the disease and killed himself, leaving a hateful note to Bill.
Since the series isn’t so concerned about adding action scenes around every corner, the latest episode just decided to focus on Bill and Frank’s partnership, and in a surprising twist, we see Bill exit the picture together with Frank. It’s actually a very touching moment, and fans online are all going crazy over Offerman and Bartlett’s performances.
Despite the deviation, Joel and Ellie still end up with the tools they got from Bill in the game, and now the show is gearing up for when they run into the Hunters. That should add some action after that dramatic third episode.
Catch The Last of Us series now screening on HBO Max.