HBO’s The Last of Us continued tonight with its fourth episode, “Please Hold to My Hand.” The video game adaptation put a focus back on Joel and Ellie this time around as they continued traveling toward Wyoming and faced a major hiccup along the way. It’s not going to be an easy trek for these two, but at least they’re finally getting along.
The new episode was a shorter one than last week, and the tone was very different. But even though it was action-packed and faster-paced, there was still a whole lot of emotion. Joel and Ellie continued to bond and I think tonight was the first time we saw Joel smile and laugh since the outbreak! It’s easy to love these characters.
The Last of Us Episode 3 included multiple songs that really complemented the storylines. While Episode 4 isn’t as soundtrack-heavy, we did get to hear some music. Check out the full soundtrack list for “Please Hold to My Hand” below:
The Last of Us Episode 4 songs
- Theme song: “The Last of Us” by Gustavo Santaolalla
- “Alone and Forsaken” by Hank Williams
- “True Faith” by Lotte Kestner
It’s awesome to see new cast members added to each episode; tonight we met Melanie Lynskey’s character Kathleen. Unlike many of the other characters we’ve seen so far, Kathleen is not from the games and instead was created just for the show, though the group she leads is inspired by the Hunters. I hope we get more of her in future episodes!
We’re almost to the halfway point in the first season of The Last of Us, but good news! The show will be back for a second season. And probably more after that, we’d suspect. Don’t miss new episodes every Sunday night on HBO and HBO Max.