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The Last of Us 1x3 "Long, Long Time" | The Normies Group Reaction!

  • čas přidán 29. 01. 2023
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  • Hayden Berends
    Hayden Berends Před 3 měsíci +7191

    As heartbreaking as this episode was, the fact Bill actually wrote down, "Hehehehehe" in his suicide note is hilarious and so in-character.

    • Tiffany C
      Tiffany C Před 3 měsíci +402

      I was sobbing and when that part came up, I died laughing. I looked crazy 😂😂

    • James Leon
      James Leon Před 3 měsíci +193

      That made me laugh so much. Haven't had such a change from sadness to laughter since the Joker.

    • joits
      joits Před 3 měsíci +216

      And the fact that Ellie read it verbatim was *chefs kiss*

    • Ethan Doyle
      Ethan Doyle Před 3 měsíci +45

      That was a great way to help after all the sadness

  • Alan Guillermo
    Alan Guillermo Před 3 měsíci +4429

    You know how video games often have Good Endings and Bad Endings? I feel like this episode was Bill's Good Ending.

    • Sorcier
      Sorcier Před 3 měsíci +263

      Omg, true. I love this thought. It's canon now.

    • Just_Harry
      Just_Harry Před 3 měsíci +290

      Whenever I play the game now, I’m gonna feel robbed when I get to Bill

    • once upon a walking dead PLL
      once upon a walking dead PLL Před 3 měsíci +48

      @Just_Harryyou and me both

    • Beerody
      Beerody Před 3 měsíci +55

      @Rick huh? how would this make any sense in a video game lol. the entire game is from joel or ellies pov. so how would they show bills backstory and how would it make for fun gameplay? The reason they didnt do it in the game is because they didnt have enough time or freedom to show these things. thats why its explored more in the show. edit: they deleted their comment, stop replying to this as if you knew what they said

    • Walter Lundin
      Walter Lundin Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Beerody Wrong person ignore whatever notification you got my bad

  • FireElite0z
    FireElite0z Před 3 měsíci +1542

    You guys passing the tissue like a note made me giggle through the crying

    • degov5
      degov5 Před 3 měsíci +124

      Rana elbowing Chris for being the only not crying 😅

    • Rodrigo Bogado
      Rodrigo Bogado Před 3 měsíci +39

      LMAOO sad rotation

    • AWS Vids
      AWS Vids Před 3 měsíci +35

      @degov5 Reminded me of that Seinfeld episode when Elaine is crying and takes a tissue, then hands one to Jerry and he's not crying so he just uses it to wipe his mouth.

    • Jerry Salmon
      Jerry Salmon Před 3 měsíci +1

      Chris passing not crying and passing on the tissue like Jerry Seinfeld cracked me up

  • degov5
    degov5 Před 3 měsíci +896

    It's so strange how yeah, it's a very sad episode, but Bill and Frank got probably the best ending possible for anyone in an apocalypse. Grew old together, lived comfortably, and went out together peacefully.

    • Eden Anderson
      Eden Anderson Před 3 měsíci +57

      Exactly! And they weren’t infected they went out on their own terms 😭

    • Jubilee
      Jubilee Před 3 měsíci +40

      Agreed. I felt so sad at the end of the episode but then I thought about it. Who else in this game gets to live to old age together safely like this? NO ONE. Bill and Frank had it better than all of them. And they deserved it.

    • t84t748748t6
      t84t748748t6 Před 3 měsíci +6

      its like the first 5 min of the movie up

    • Robert
      Robert Před 3 měsíci +1

      100% its a tearjerker because its such a fucking beautiful story

    • Miranda
      Miranda Před 2 měsíci +5

      Arguably they lived better in the post apocalyptic world then in our world today. They didn’t have anyone who could judge them and the could be fulling themselves.
      The whole time I was watching, all I could think of is how can people hate someone just because of who they love. I’m bawling again lmao and I’m gonna leave at that.

  • mikkelholst96
    mikkelholst96 Před 3 měsíci +1563

    While I miss Ellie and Bill's interactions, I wouldn't change anything about this episode. They managed to retain Bills personality while also putting a different spin on him (he's still paranoid, kinda crazy and very happy for his gadgets), and I'm incredibly amazed at how they still managed to use Bill to further motivate Joel. Contrary to the game, where Bill is more an example of a loner that pushes anyone away, which shows Joel what he does not want to be, the series uses Bill to point out the significance of finding purpose through another person. Two very different methods of motivating, but the outcome is still very much the same for the story. Oh, and the performances and storytelling in this episode are top tier and definitely calls for nominations.

    • Wynneception
      Wynneception Před 3 měsíci +84

      In both incarnations Bill is a foil to Joel. In the games, he exhibits all Joel’s worst characteristics taken to an extreme. In the show, he sort of shows what kind of person Joel can aspire to be and what hope he can aspire to have (in particular, hope for a family) despite all he has lost.

    • ShadowPhoenix82
      ShadowPhoenix82 Před 3 měsíci +38

      Hard agree, they did an excellent job maintaining Bill's purpose in Joel's story even while shifting his trajectory the way they did. Awesome take.

    • ShadowPhoenix82
      ShadowPhoenix82 Před 3 měsíci +5

      @Jarred Brooks interesting, I did not find the dinner scene out of character, especially considering it was 10 years before current smuggler Joel and Tess.
      Regarding the sex scene, I agree with you in regards to sex scenes in general. I do recognize that sometimes it actually does propel the story and character development, but often I consider it more than I need to see. But for me, I just look away. I don't count it against the show as it didn't last long or was tasteless in my opinion.

    • mediumvillain
      mediumvillain Před 3 měsíci +2

      I would have liked to see this show do an interpretation of the original curmudgeonly loner game version of Bill and the not at all romantic cautionary tale he represents, but I cant really complain too much, they had a story they wanted to tell and executed it impressively. They faked game players out with the time jump where they're fighting lol

  • James MacSweeney
    James MacSweeney Před 3 měsíci +3389

    There’s a slight morbidity to watching all of my favorite reaction channels crying through this episode but damn this was masterful

    • William Timmins
      William Timmins Před 3 měsíci +190

      ... dude, same.
      It's kind of fun sharing stuff like this, even vicariously.

    • dark mode production
      dark mode production Před 3 měsíci +20

      Me too

    • gatling216
      gatling216 Před 3 měsíci +70

      Samesies. Shared catharsis.

    • Wyatt Winters
      Wyatt Winters Před 3 měsíci +66

      I've basically watched it 10 times at this point, and I still cry at Franks list of request and the following montage every time

    • OxMichellexO
      OxMichellexO Před 3 měsíci +40

      i literally dont know whats wrong with me i cry every single time and I've watched it like 5 times😭

  • Dannyp1973
    Dannyp1973 Před 3 měsíci +2888

    This week, we saw good people. Next week's episode, we see the bad people.

    • snapgab
      snapgab Před 3 měsíci +125

      Oh right, their car getting ambushed is up next right? Been quite a while since I've played the game so I have problems remembering the exact sequence of events, but yeah the first encounter with hostile humans should be up next, and they'll also meet those two brothers probably right?

    • Jakeylicious7891
      Jakeylicious7891 Před 3 měsíci +158

      @snapgab Yes. Basically, slavers, rapists, cannibals, pedo religious cults, and people like us--you know, the ones who have a similar situation like Joel and Ellie, will be up in the next few episodes. This is like the light at the end of the tunnel. This will definitely only go darker and grim from this point.

    • Eloy Corimayhua
      Eloy Corimayhua Před 3 měsíci +16

      @Jakeylicious7891Henr... no

    • darkflames 978
      darkflames 978 Před 3 měsíci +42

      And maaaaybe we get to see Henry and Sam

    • Sentient Mustache
      Sentient Mustache Před 3 měsíci +6

      @snapgab yeah, the hunter arc

  • grace calis
    grace calis Před 3 měsíci +1227

    I love the subversion they did with Frank and Bill. Bill in the game is a bitter and lonely person, you see in him what Joel could potentially become if he continues to deny himself from loving and being loved. Bill is what Joel should avoid becoming by opening himself to loving Ellie.
    Bill in the show is the complete opposite. Bill is what Joel could potentially become if he allowed himself to love and be loved. Bill becomes what Joel should aspire to be.
    It still uses Bill's character to tell the audience and Joel the same message, it just does it in the completely opposite way. Yet it works. Flawlessly. Brilliant subversion done right.

    • naught karl
      naught karl Před 3 měsíci +30

      love this perspective with all my heart

    • Vk Deen
      Vk Deen Před 3 měsíci +9

      I still think they shud of gone closer with the game... imagine seeing what Bill became and then how devastated and broken and bitter he becomes after the loss.... it would then show what Joel could become either way and why there's so much at stake for him. it would be for his own salinity and life. healed and then broken again.... like in the first episode when they talk about dependency and love being the same

    • Travis Mattson
      Travis Mattson Před 3 měsíci +56

      @Vk Deen I think it may have come across as too cruel if they did it that way. I think it's better this way, after thinking about it more.

    • Hans Bot Maker
      Hans Bot Maker Před 3 měsíci +28

      @Vk Deen **SPOILERS**
      Maybe this is the "feel good" episode because after this section in the game is where shit goes down *real quick*

    • grace calis
      grace calis Před 3 měsíci +7

      @Vk Deen I don't know. It would've just felt like a complete undoing of the entire reversal they did on Bill's character. Bill and Francis ended up hating each other in the game. Why change so much of their background just to have them end up exactly as they did as the game? If you're gonna change something, you should commit to it.

  • KorovaMilkBar
    KorovaMilkBar Před 3 měsíci +163

    "I would've still shot him." "We know you would, Rana."
    "I would've watched him shower." "We know you would, Rana."

    • SuSu M
      SuSu M Před 2 měsíci +5

      I was 100% with her in this and last episode too.

  • Akashdeep Singh
    Akashdeep Singh Před 3 měsíci +649

    As a gay person, this episode meant the world

    • James Jedi
      James Jedi Před 3 měsíci +9

      You should watch broke back mountain

    • KawaiiBunnBunn
      KawaiiBunnBunn Před 3 měsíci +1

    • ksfhhnfan
      ksfhhnfan Před 3 měsíci +69

      Same, this was one of the best portrayals I've ever seen of a gay relationship, it was so beautiful.

    • sgtmian
      sgtmian Před 3 měsíci +56

      @James Jedi that shit is way more depressing. bill and frank had a whole happy life together.

    • Angel Santos
      Angel Santos Před 3 měsíci +61

      As a gay person who dislikes gay/straight romance movies/shows?
      I loved this episode a lot. It’s not about gay representation, it was about how they represented pure love between two human beings who spent their lives together. It wasn’t perfect and they admit it… but they were satisfied and loved every second of it. They truly loved each other.

  • Mr. Movie Mafia
    Mr. Movie Mafia Před 3 měsíci +711

    Bill’s cry-chuckle at 19:55 is the absolute purest and sweetest thing, it feels so genuine

    • claude kim
      claude kim Před 3 měsíci +24

      yea it shows how fucking god tier nick is at acting. hes def getting awards

  • Alexis Montaño
    Alexis Montaño Před 3 měsíci +259

    Just to respond to what Mickey said: I think Bill was attracted to Frank since the first moment, that’s why he allowed him to enter his house and cooked him some food, and Frank kinda noticed it but he wasn’t sure until Bill played the piano, it was beautiful and heart breaking seeing how probably he had to hide his orientation because of the time, and only here in the apocalypse when no one could discriminate him (not even himself), he can let go and be himself. They are some thing you can only notice when you are gay, but that’s also why he was probably so tense and afraid of contact, of admitting emotions, and even afraid of sex, he probably denied it his whole life and that’s why he has a lot of those over masculine attitudes. Such an amazing story really had me ugly crying. Finally some awesome gay stories we can relate to

    • Micky
      Micky Před 3 měsíci +10

      Right on, I'd like to think the same ❤️

    • Lupaloops
      Lupaloops Před 3 měsíci +18

      not only that but Bill was also lonely for 4 years, which also led him to invite a nice, handsome, old man into his house for dinner.

    • sgtmian
      sgtmian Před 3 měsíci +41

      i think frank knew almost immediately, he clocks him several times before bill plays the piano. "i know i don't seem like the type" "no, you do". he knew.

    • LL
      LL Před 3 měsíci +38

      ​@Lupaloops Probably longer than 4 years. Living in rural America as a closeted gay man who gone through aids pandemic in his 20s must feel really isolating. The anti government sentiment, Bill's paranoia, isolation, celibacy and machismo makes so much sense once you see it through this lense. All that conveyed through acting and cinematography. This show is so fricking good.

    • EliteTeamKiller
      EliteTeamKiller Před 3 měsíci +2

      I feel like this comment can be distilled down to "If he loves the finer things in life, is musically inclined, and knows his wines, then by god he's gay damn it." I think the more obvious cues are the social awkwardness. That's either someone who is on the spectrum or has had to hide who he is his entire life.

  • Explody
    Explody Před 3 měsíci +82

    Nick Offerman's performance here is **fucking incredible**
    The scene at the piano had my jaw dropping -- A man who has never really been vulnerable and who, just based on the political circles he would travel, has probably been hiding who he is for his entire life is suddenly faced with someone who can truly see him and is placed in a position of true vulnerability, and it all reads on his face. There's this amazingly clear picture of fear and apprehension and cathartic relief in that moment. Really amazing imo.

  • Ade Akili
    Ade Akili Před 3 měsíci +385

    I loved how shy Offerman was when asked his name. It was like, omg, the cute boy noticed me! So sweet, as was his giggle in the scene with the strawberries.

    • Twigileia
      Twigileia Před 3 měsíci +1


    • Twigileia
      Twigileia Před 3 měsíci +13

      @Ade Akili 🤡👌

    • Al As 57
      Al As 57 Před 3 měsíci +20

      @Twigileia ew

  • William Timmins
    William Timmins Před 3 měsíci +597

    I expected to cry. I didn't expect to cry at THIS kind of story in a zombie series.

    • Jabi
      Jabi Před 3 měsíci


    • Christrulesall2
      Christrulesall2 Před 3 měsíci +17

      Man tears bro. Pure man tears.

    • Quzga
      Quzga Před 3 měsíci +20

      Neil is just a master at writing relationships. He makes them so genuine

    • Val
      Val Před 3 měsíci +3

      They are not zombies, they are shrrooms

  • Emma
    Emma Před 3 měsíci +316


    • D Kk
      D Kk Před 3 měsíci +18

      Wow I rewatched this episode like forever and didnt notice that😭 there are so many details in this episode

  • Cadinho Meireles
    Cadinho Meireles Před 3 měsíci +628

    RIP Annie Wersching. You will be missed. Annie Wersching voiced Tess in "The Last of Us" video game. She passed away of cancer yesterday at 45. You may know her for her roles in "24", "Bosch", "Runaways", "Timeless" and "The Vampire Diaries".
    Also, the beautiful score that plays when Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett) get married is called "On the Nature of Daylight" by Max Richter. It was also famously used in the movies "Shutter Island" (2010), "Disconnect" (2012) and "Arrival" (2016).

    • David Nobre
      David Nobre Před 3 měsíci +16

      hope they showed her the whole series before she passed
      great song!

    • George VanRossem
      George VanRossem Před 3 měsíci +9

      Too young. May she rest in the peace.

    • Armando Rubio
      Armando Rubio Před 3 měsíci +5

      I was wondering where the score was from!!! I knew I heard it somewhere lol

    • Joe Steel
      Joe Steel Před 3 měsíci +5

      Nooo thats so sad:( hopefully her family were with her and she's at rest, I remember her character from the vampire diaries.

    • Cluster_F
      Cluster_F Před 3 měsíci +2

      Max Richter also did the score from the Leftovers.

  • Cortes Yes
    Cortes Yes Před 3 měsíci +123

    A very cool detail I think it’s their seats at the table. In their first encounter they are on opposite sides, as it’s normal for two strangers. In the end they’re side by side, but only Bill changed his seat as to show how Frank changed completely his life, while he remained the same even with his condition. Truly one of the most beautiful episodes I’ve ever seen in any series

    • Trepanation21
      Trepanation21 Před 3 měsíci +6

      Lovely observation! It's also wonderful because it's Bill putting Frank at the head of his table, while Bill sits to his side, serves and 'mires. What a thing. The actor that played Frank was magnificent in this.

  • Joshua Barnett
    Joshua Barnett Před 3 měsíci +215

    I've watched like 17 reactors with this episode, my eyes literally hurt from wiping away tears all day.

    • Angel Santos
      Angel Santos Před 3 měsíci +11

      Ugh it’s like the first episode 🥺 literally crying on every reaction video lol

    • Joshua Barnett
      Joshua Barnett Před 3 měsíci +12

      @Stay In Motion aww don't worry, it sounds like you'll be crying the rest of your life being so fragile. It's okay, one day you might grow up

    • Stay In Motion
      Stay In Motion Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Joshua Barnett since when was being repulsed mean being weak? If anything your fragile buddy, did i hurt your widdle feewings?

    • Joshua Barnett
      Joshua Barnett Před 3 měsíci +20

      @Stay In Motion you literally said it hurt your eyes to see two people existing but it was too much for you so you looked away. I would say that's pretty weak.

    • Stay In Motion
      Stay In Motion Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Joshua Barnett not only did you take my words super literally, but now you flipped the narrative and said it was because people were “existing”. Am i talking to a female? No way your a grown man. “I would say that’s pretty weak” like your I and ONLY YOUR OPINION is superior. Go outside, get off the internet.

  • Coyote
    Coyote Před 3 měsíci +53

    We also learned that Joel and Tess had known each other for well over 13 years. A loss that hits hard. He has had about as much time with her as he has with his daughter.
    What broke me was therefore when Joel said "stay here" when he read "keep Tess save". The crack in his voice was hard.

  • Jacob Lackey
    Jacob Lackey Před 3 měsíci +433

    I, too, cried like a bitch. Masterful episode

  • Ark
    Ark Před 3 měsíci +223

    I have never been so invested in a gay romance until now, but I feel strangely satisfied with a slight depressing sadness in my heart. I love what they done with Bill and Frank!

    • Christopher Rodriguez
      Christopher Rodriguez Před 3 měsíci +55

      It was just a touching love story that transcends orientation. Everyone can understand what they went through and the joy they had. This is representation done right. I'm straight but I felt their love and felt the sadness/happiness at their end.

    • Kunstable
      Kunstable Před 3 měsíci +1

      hopefully since they expanded so much here they give Left Behind the justice it deserves and more

    • Nia
      Nia Před 3 měsíci +2

      you should watch moonlight, it's a beautiful movie

    • Stay In Motion
      Stay In Motion Před 3 měsíci


    • Macdealer
      Macdealer Před 3 měsíci +16

      That's why representation is important. It helps to dissipate homophobia to some people, when the reality shows how gay are full humans and with emotions and love. I'm not saying this is your case, but it helps people to understand better.

  • Minan Van De Haterd
    Minan Van De Haterd Před 3 měsíci +232

    This episode alone should get all the awards there are in this world

    • Twigileia
      Twigileia Před 3 měsíci +5


    • Chogun Rua
      Chogun Rua Před 3 měsíci +3

      because gay dudes? lol it was a filler episode everyone would complain about if bill were straight.

    • Winston
      Winston Před 3 měsíci +5

      @Chogun Rua lol no the opposite.. alot of people are hating on this episode because of the gay theme.. Look on imdb, it only has a 8/10

    • Minan Van De Haterd
      Minan Van De Haterd Před 3 měsíci +8

      @Chogun Rua nope, being gay or straight doesn't matter to me, it was the acting which was top notch, that got to me.

  • NorthWind
    NorthWind Před 3 měsíci +55

    Connecting the dots and realizing that the 80s playlist running over the radio means Bill and Frank have been dead since before we heard the song at the end of Episode One.

    • Eatmypan Art
      Eatmypan Art Před 3 měsíci

      Yeap, also we see the dates
      The letter was around august
      The first episode was like 20 september or a bit more, they haven't been in the road that much

    • redgepledgey
      redgepledgey Před 3 měsíci +3


    • Jen K
      Jen K Před 3 měsíci +5

      Long before, given all the dust in the house and the dead flowers.

  • Emma
    Emma Před 3 měsíci +128

    when marketta started crying as she saw bill being all closed up, tight and uncomfortable to their first physical interaction, cause she got what it meant, not only cause of the apocalypse and being alone, but being alone, that way, in this real day to day world. oh, thats why we love her ♥

  • Jimmy Greer
    Jimmy Greer Před 3 měsíci +386

    I love how well done this show is. They got Joel dealing with loss in EVERY episode....his daughter, his girlfriend, and his friends. Feel like it's preparing him to accept the loss of his daughter & to be able to care for another one.

    • FrizFroz
      FrizFroz Před 3 měsíci +36

      Dire circumstances prevented Joel from fully grasping Tess’ sacrifice in episode 2. Bill’s letter allowed him to finally grieve for her.

    • Rafa Casbe
      Rafa Casbe Před 3 měsíci

      Tess was not his girlfriend

    • Jimmy Greer
      Jimmy Greer Před 3 měsíci +27

      @Rafa Casbe tell that to Neil who confirmed it in the after show.

    • hurt sauce
      hurt sauce Před 3 měsíci +9

      @Rafa Casbe they did have a relationship both in the game and the series, in the game i think they confused love with the fact that they are so good together in a yea, but nonetheless they did have a relationship

    • Draknios
      Draknios Před 3 měsíci +6

      @Rafa Casbe You 1000000% did not understand the game or show then lol

  • TriGGy Ev
    TriGGy Ev Před 3 měsíci +343

    I'm loving Bella as Ellie now. My pre-misgivings: all gone.

    • LaconicKibitz
      LaconicKibitz Před 3 měsíci +72

      It took you this long? The second I saw her kick that tray with attitude in her first scene, I smiled and said "That's my Ellie."

    • NayNay
      NayNay Před 3 měsíci +1

      Yay! 😃

    • TheFreshTrumpet
      TheFreshTrumpet Před 3 měsíci +17

      she really is talented af, super buy-able character to me

    • RogueReptilian
      RogueReptilian Před 3 měsíci +13

      yeah she won me over, at first I thought she looked too british

    • Angel Santos
      Angel Santos Před 3 měsíci +8

      @LaconicKibitz lol took me the second episode tbh
      Also the fact that she’s British making an American accent? I wouldn’t have guessed till I saw an interview. She’s really good!

  • William Hu
    William Hu Před 3 měsíci +479

    What I liked about the third episode is that we didn’t get to see much of Frank in Part One because we all know that he took his own life since he didn’t want to become one of the infected and I’m glad to see that the series has given us the exploration on the character. And we’re gonna see the brothers Henry and Sam very soon.

    • GoGoGadgetGabe
      GoGoGadgetGabe Před 3 měsíci +45

      I’m not ready for that heartbreak again man.

    • TeTriS
      TeTriS Před 3 měsíci +2

      ParT oNe

    • DatBoiDego
      DatBoiDego Před 3 měsíci

      Ahaha he said Part One 😂 must be a newbie

    • B.L.O.O.M
      B.L.O.O.M Před 3 měsíci +14

      @TeTriS there’s a part one? You ain’t play the games bro?

  • King Violet
    King Violet Před 2 měsíci +5

    I love this reaction so much. I know society isn’t perfect, by a long way, but seeing bros pass each other tissues when they’re crying and people being so warm and receptive to a gay partnership is so beautiful to me

  • dom2112
    dom2112 Před 3 měsíci +137

    They better get Emmy’s for this. Masterpiece

    • Betty
      Betty Před 3 měsíci +3

      They are

    • Sergio Ireta
      Sergio Ireta Před 3 měsíci +4

      And golden globe and everything ✨️ they deserve it

    • Miranda Marengo
      Miranda Marengo Před 3 měsíci +1

      For best episode, for sure!

  • Patrick Marques
    Patrick Marques Před 3 měsíci +174

    Every reactor is crying to this episode and so did I last night. Now I'm going through the pain again. Remember when Bill was singing Linda's Long Long Time and he stopped at "I think I'm gonna love you / For a long long time" before crying. These were the same lines the episode ended but Linda singing this time along with me crying.

      DWN KAOMWN Před 3 měsíci +2

      I didn't. I kept myself together like Chris.

    • dutchkel
      dutchkel Před 3 měsíci +4

      @DWN KAOMWN There aren't extra male pts for not crying just do you know lol

      DWN KAOMWN Před 3 měsíci

      @dutchkel The point is I don't let my emotions get to me with ease. It's just how I am.

  • Emmanuel Chicas
    Emmanuel Chicas Před 3 měsíci +86

    24:48 Rana nudging out of frustration that he's not crying lol 😂

  • NoName
    NoName Před 3 měsíci +25

    I think Frank and Bill had genuine attraction for each other.
    Frank for one is very friendly and genuine to Bill, complimenting in all his hard work and even surprising etiquette and how cultured he is, Bill himself sees someone who finally appreciates not the things he has, but what he himself has done, all of his effort.
    And then the piano scene, with Bill playing and singing, showing his most vulnerable side to this total stranger, and it's obvious he is a man who was so invested in protecting himself, he never was able to let somebody get close enough to love them, maybe he was an introverted, maybe because he knew he was gay and he knew it would put him at risk to find someone... to love him.
    And so it all culminates with Bill and Frank going to bed where we see that Bill never actually even got intimate with someone, at this point for who knows how many decades, he is shy, he is inexperienced, he doesn't even know where to put his hands!
    and yeah, Frank says he staying because he isn't whore, but I read it more as "I know the idea of this being something more might scare you, it's easier to think about this like sex for shelter, food and a friend, so lets keep it at that until we are ready to call it something else''.
    Bill and Frank, lived the most peaceful, loving and healthy relationship of all the others in the apocalypse , and most importantly, they got to choose when to leave this sad and broken world, together in each others arms.

  • phantasticgoose
    phantasticgoose Před 3 měsíci +26

    This episode is like, idk, extremely meaningful to me even though I’m a younger gay man, and I don’t really have the exact words to describe why?
    I got to watch two older men fall in love and go out on their own terms. I literally cannot even imagine living past 30 because of a combination of just general depression and the environment I live in.
    I still don’t know if I’ll ever actually live long enough to get old. But god, does watching this make me want it.

    • MelficeN7
      MelficeN7 Před 3 měsíci +11

      Go for it man, I'm rooting for you. I don't want this to be one of those "i was depressed" type comments (because I still am lol, it's just better now), but things do have a chance to get better, you can make them better, and one day maybe, you won't even realize, but you will see yourself smiling a little more, realizing you are little stronger, that you enjoy someone else's company a little more, and that hopefully keeps you going enough for all those things to continue stacking up.

    • dark alchemist 🏳️‍🌈
      dark alchemist 🏳️‍🌈 Před 3 měsíci +1

      Gay teenager here and felt same

    • Fu Fu Mc Cuddly Poops
      Fu Fu Mc Cuddly Poops Před 3 měsíci +2

      If they can make it in the apocalypse, you can make it now. I believe in you, don’t give up

  • Blazingstoke
    Blazingstoke Před 3 měsíci +91

    _TLOU_ is, at its core, about love - how love can transform us, what it can compel us to do for better or worse, etc. The romance here between Bill & Frank is a magnificent example of that.

  • TheSixthRaikage
    TheSixthRaikage Před 3 měsíci +18

    "This is super cute and intimate and under someone's grandma's quilt.. the way it should be"🤣🤣🤣

  • The Liamster
    The Liamster Před 3 měsíci +181

    “On The Nature of Daylight” by Max Richter is one of my favourite pieces of music. I first heard it in Arrival and I cried hearing it in this episode

    • KC
      KC Před 3 měsíci +25

      same here. when I heard the first unmistakeable notes I was like "NO you're NOT doing this to me." then I cried and cried lol

    • Ridney
      Ridney Před 3 měsíci +3

      THANK YOU. I recognized it right away but couldn't put a name to it.

    • Scrumshiz
      Scrumshiz Před 3 měsíci +11

      Track 1 from my 'gross sobbing' playlist. How DARE they.

    • Pitiless Nightmare
      Pitiless Nightmare Před 3 měsíci

      Ahhh!! That’s why it sounded so familiar!

    • William Bouchard
      William Bouchard Před 3 měsíci +1

      The episode was really good but the moment that masterpiece of a music started it’s first note I started crying.

  • Emminik
    Emminik Před 3 měsíci +35

    28:04 Bella Ramsey specifically doing Nick Offerman's laugh as Ellie reading Bill's letter is such an amazing detail/touch. He has such a specific laugh and she nailed it.

  • Jordan Groff
    Jordan Groff Před 3 měsíci +24

    Did anyone else notice that Bill didn't wake up Frank during the shootout? I guess he didn't want him to get hurt 😥☺️

  • Brian Sandler
    Brian Sandler Před 3 měsíci +29

    I love how when Rena gave Marketa a tissue 🤧 chris was like yo get my boys too 🤧 🙃 great brother right there.

  • Geovanni Cárdenas
    Geovanni Cárdenas Před 3 měsíci +42

    it was so beautiful, Bill knew how to survive and Frank show him how to live, so wonderful played

  • Moose
    Moose Před 3 měsíci +109

    I loved seeing the pure joy on Marketas face during some of these scenes

  • David Edwards
    David Edwards Před 3 měsíci +32

    Bill & Frank an epic Love Story we didn't know we needed. Thank you Naughty Dog & HBO.❣

  • Justine Herc The Human
    Justine Herc The Human Před 3 měsíci +25

    If you check the IMDB ratings every episode, you would see that only 1% gave 1 out of 10 stars to Episodes 1 & 2 giving them 9.2 and 9.3 ratings. However in episode three, *21.2%* gave 1 star but the episode still has 8.3 overall. The homophobes are trying sooooo hard. LMAO sad insecure lives.

    • e
      e Před 2 měsíci +4

      It’s even more funny they are complaining “the game wasn’t like this!” But the game is literally a fruit salad

  • Kellie
    Kellie Před 3 měsíci +26

    This episode showed without having someone to love in this life, end of the world or not, then you are merely just surviving. Powerful.

  • Ben Rowbottom
    Ben Rowbottom Před 3 měsíci +19

    bill and frank surviving together could have made for a good movie on its own tbh

  • Turnip
    Turnip Před 3 měsíci +22

    This episode was so emotionally driven. Props to Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett for giving us such excellent acting. Hopefully, they're rewarded at the Emmys.

  • Brendan Mc
    Brendan Mc Před 3 měsíci +32

    Joel building that cairn, at the start. In some cultures, it was used to mark a burial mound.
    He was paying his respects to Tess.
    Little did he know, it would be for both representations of the character.
    RIP Annie.

  • Francis W
    Francis W Před 3 měsíci +49

    I truly believed their love story, it was beautiful and heartbreaking 😭 Bill thought he saved Frank, but they saved each other 🖤

  • s a m p l e t e x t
    s a m p l e t e x t Před 3 měsíci +28

    Sometimes special things happen in television... "The Red Wedding", "Ozymandias", "Long Long Time" is one of those moments.
    We will remember this episode.

    • Katie Wright
      Katie Wright Před 3 měsíci

      What is "Ozymandias" from? I am assuming it is also the name of a TV show episode and not the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Though I am curious why the episode is called that. Because if I remember correctly, since it has been awhile since I read the poem, it was about a king who had a statue made of him to create a sort of legacy and for people to remember him, but now all the is left is this plaque at the base of the statue. Not only is the king no longer remembered but the statue is destroyed and has fallen so even the legacy he tried to make doesn't exist anymore.

    • E
      E Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Katie Wright one of the last episodes of Breaking Bad! It’s brilliant, and the poem absolutely ties into the themes of the episode!

    • LL
      LL Před měsícem

      And Andor. There're so many memorable and chilling scenes in Andor.

  • Random Tryst
    Random Tryst Před 3 měsíci +12

    When Joel and Ellie entered the house, and the breeze closed the front door, it felt to me like the spirits of Bill and Frank had left the house because they knew Joel had arrived safely. Absolutely loved your reaction. :)

  • Brendan Mc
    Brendan Mc Před 3 měsíci +7

    The radio playing 80's songs in ep1 was telling us Bill & Frank's had been dead about a week.😮
    Their story in the game makes Joel realise "I don't have to be like them" and he beings to soften towards Ellie.
    Their story in the show makes Joel realise he wants what the have. It gives him a similar hope that Tess had...and he begins to soften towards Ellie.

  • Ross Hudson
    Ross Hudson Před 3 měsíci +5

    I would go as far as saying this was one of my all time TV episodes of any show. It was perfect.

  • Jeff Erckert
    Jeff Erckert Před 3 měsíci +42

    A+ reaction to a beautiful episode. They gave Bill & Frank the story they deserved. This episode was written by Craig Mazin & was his brainchild. He took a massive swing with such a major departure from the source material, and he knocked it out of the park! The acting was incredible & props to the director, too! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻

  • Salvatore D’Agostino
    Salvatore D’Agostino Před 3 měsíci +75

    Another thing that I didn’t notice until later was that Bill made the same exact dish that he made Frank when they first met on their last night together…. Beautiful episode

    • The MDP guy
      The MDP guy Před 3 měsíci +7

      Also when Joel showered he was wearing Frank's button down from when he was arguing with Bill about property maintenance

  • Margarito Rivera
    Margarito Rivera Před 3 měsíci +19

    I haven't seen anyone talk about Joel trying to keep it together outside of the house after reading the note. I wonder if they'll let us see him break down and cry or something in the show.

  • TalulahCarmichael2
    TalulahCarmichael2 Před 3 měsíci +5

    Why does Bill's pure joy at his first taste of a strawberry in forever...don't remember exactly how long, but definitely under ten years and over seven...make me cry so hard?

  • Juara Ekspres Yakin Sdn. Bhd.
    Juara Ekspres Yakin Sdn. Bhd. Před 3 měsíci +61

    24:48 that nudge... " why are YOU not crying??" hahahahahaha

  • Dark Jedi Knight
    Dark Jedi Knight Před 3 měsíci +123

    This felt like a movie that I guarantee would be on every critic’s shortlist for best picture at the Oscars. I cried once every 15 minutes this entire episode. It’s honestly one of the most beautiful and emotionally powerful episodes of tv I’ve ever seen. Neil Druckman said in the BTS video after the episode that he and Craig Mazin had this philosophy on the show was “when should we deviate and when should we come back, if it’s kinda the same or worse then they stay (completely faithful to the game), if it’s better we deviate”. I’m SO DAMN HAPPY THEY DEVIATED! And I’m so happy that it ended with them dying together instead of Bill just forever bitter and living alone like in the game. Also I loved the Mortal Kombat 2 cameo. And of course Ellie’s favorite character would be Mileena.
    Tragically yesterday Annie Wershing who played Tess in the game passed away at 45 due to cancer. So when they showed the flashback with Tess and Joel I cried. Rest In Peace Annie Wershing.❤❤

    • ZERO
      ZERO Před 3 měsíci +2

      Biggest bore fest ever , no more for me

    • Ella Martell
      Ella Martell Před 3 měsíci +6

      @ZERO you won't be missed

    • sgtmian
      sgtmian Před 3 měsíci +4

      @ZERO i don't get announcing it, it's no loss to anyone else if you don't watch. bye.

  • CarloDaBoiii
    CarloDaBoiii Před 2 měsíci +3

    this the definition of a perfect television episode

  • Caitlin Cherry
    Caitlin Cherry Před 3 měsíci +23

    Also how he was saying call Joel, he will take care of you that Bill said when he thought he was dying at the raid. I loved how subtle the immense amount of respect Bill had for him. I mean Bill didn't have many to chose from as far as friends but he lucked out to meet Joel who gave him sound technical advice.

  • Graham
    Graham Před 3 měsíci +62

    Incredible performances. Watching this was a real gut punch, but also a beautiful experience.

  • alex haggerty
    alex haggerty Před 3 měsíci +8

    I love how Tess says "Save who you can save" and the next episode, we hear Bill saying he saved Frank.

  • Ghost8386
    Ghost8386 Před 3 měsíci +63

    RIP, Annie Wersching, This was a remarkable and heartfelt episode. Mortal Kombat II turns 30 this year; damn, I'm old. 12 Monkeys is a dope movie and tv series.

  • juliana melo
    juliana melo Před 3 měsíci +10

    This episode is such a masterpiece, I love this show so much.

  • Deano4322
    Deano4322 Před 3 měsíci +2

    Ok I’m going to say it , one of if not the greatest episodes to any tv programme of all time .

  • Monkiee
    Monkiee Před 3 měsíci +56

    Mickey crying is too heartbreaking

  • Leo Alexander
    Leo Alexander Před 3 měsíci +8

    This was hands down one of the most incredible episodes of television ever. So well done, so beautiful 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • R-Smokey57
    R-Smokey57 Před 3 měsíci +18

    Wasn’t expecting this for Bill & Frank story but loved every bit of it.

  • JD Vien
    JD Vien Před 3 měsíci +10

    man if only frank and bill could've started their own little town. Frank already had experience running a resort and Bill worked in parks & rec so they would've been great running their own community.

  • nrupa s
    nrupa s Před 3 měsíci +17

    this episode absolutely broke me 😭💔 but such a peaceful ending for bill & frank

  • Macmel
    Macmel Před 3 měsíci +9

    What an amazing Episode… personally I believe it was genuine from the beginning, Frank was so touched the moment Bill played the Piano he started crying. I think he saw Bill for who he was on that moment

    • Crazy Diamond
      Crazy Diamond Před 3 měsíci

      Frank was suspicious from the get-go. The "who was the girl?" question was extremely pointed, and Bill's response confirmed his suspicions.

    • Knight Hawk
      Knight Hawk Před 3 měsíci +2

      @Crazy Diamond He wasn't suspicious, he had a well tuned gaydar. The question was asked to make Bill recognize something within himself.

    • Crazy Diamond
      Crazy Diamond Před 3 měsíci

      @Knight Hawk I think you could interpret it either way--or even both ways at the same time! Even the most well-tuned gaydar can be wrong sometimes, and I'm sure Frank wanted to be as certain as possible before he made a move. (Also, I listened to the after-episode podcast where they talked about this, so I sorta cheated a bit. Sorry!)

  • Pyroguy900
    Pyroguy900 Před 3 měsíci +82

    Another person said they were expecting Sarah, but not this episode, and that's why it hit so much harder. I have to say that I definitely agree.

    • Quzga
      Quzga Před 3 měsíci +3

      Expecting Sarah?

    • Wyatt Winters
      Wyatt Winters Před 3 měsíci +5

      What we were expecting was a falling out, but the twist was a gut punch. Bawled my eyes out, but at the end of the day Bill and Frank won in this life

    • Andrea Luisi
      Andrea Luisi Před 3 měsíci +4


    • Ricky Vega
      Ricky Vega Před 3 měsíci

      Who tf is Sarah?

    • Does Rocks Float on Lava?
      Does Rocks Float on Lava? Před 3 měsíci +11

      @Quzga People who knew the game were expecting the sarah dying bit in the show. But they were not expecting this change in this episode and that's why it hits harder.

  • Sarah Trần
    Sarah Trần Před 2 měsíci +2

    I love the strawberry scene so much. The simple things in life feel so magical when you're with the love of your life

  • Rick Bruner
    Rick Bruner Před 3 měsíci +7

    Bill taught Frank how to survive, Frank taught Bill how to live.

  • Zachery Acuff
    Zachery Acuff Před 3 měsíci +7

    Bill's line of "We have a job to do, and God help any MFers who stand in our way" feels like a very positive, empowering message about keeping the ones we love safe from harm (and in many cases it IS positive, like how Bill protected Frank). But I think by the end of the series, there's a much darker interpretation of the line we will see play out. Very much in line with story's main theme of how love is both wonderful and terrible, beautiful and horrific.

  • King Medjai
    King Medjai Před 3 měsíci +18

    I never thought I'd see Bill giggle. I laughed at that 😂

  • Richie Gross
    Richie Gross Před 3 měsíci +6

    The acting in this episode was unreal. So many beautiful little moments. Offerman pushing back his hair during their first dinner and then repeating the plate turn gesture at their last dinner, Pascal’s cold-hearted manipulation when he said, “last you the rest of your life…lives,” and Murray Bartlett’s realization as soon as Bill downed the glass of wine. Just top-notch storytelling and wonderful work by all the actors, the director, and especially the editor!

  • Ken Panganiban
    Ken Panganiban Před 3 měsíci +18

    Unfortunately, Rana would not have been able to watch Frank shower because as she noted, she would have apparently shot him beforehand once he got out of the hole 😂😂😂

  • ShutterSnap
    ShutterSnap Před 3 měsíci +10

    Seeing Nick Offerman cry across from Murray Bartlett was already too much and then moments later they come in with the double cheatcode of sadness and play "On the Nature of Daylight" and I lost it.

  • Ramon Ibarra
    Ramon Ibarra Před 3 měsíci +12

    Everyone was emotional but Rana was really struggling in this one (I don't blame you). What a beautiful episode and a great reaction!

  • Insomn3ak
    Insomn3ak Před 3 měsíci +27

    My god you all are so cute passing the tissues down to each other 😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • LD27GD
    LD27GD Před 3 měsíci +36

    I lov that Maketa just cried the entire episode as we should

  • Sami Ullah
    Sami Ullah Před 3 měsíci +22

    This episode was crazy good and emotional, the actors did such an amazing job Playing Bill and Frank, Can't wait for the next episode.

  • Life With Tee
    Life With Tee Před 3 měsíci +11

    The song they played during Bill and Frank's beautiful last day will always make me cry everytime I hear it. I've heard it in other movies/shows/documentaries and it's always used beautifully

  • bara tiddies
    bara tiddies Před 3 měsíci +48

    So Bill does serve a similar purpose towards Joel but they do differ.
    Bill in the game is showing Joel were he doesnt want to end up a lonely miserable men that pushes everyone away(Bill and Hank had broken up and separated and later you find out he died by suicide cause of the infection)
    Bill in the show is the opposite being a men Joel should inspire to be. Open to love and to move heaven and hell for those you love. Ellie falling there.
    Love seeing the Hank and Bill love story. It was amazing
    Edit: the one thing disappointed that we didn't get to see cause of the change is Bill and Ellie interact those two are hilarious together bickering.

  • Dean Walker
    Dean Walker Před 3 měsíci +4

    I loved how the letter galvanized Joel. That, and the shower he took 'cleansed' him, and was reborn afterwards. Masterful.

  • FictionalLove_
    FictionalLove_ Před 2 měsíci +1

    Crying each time because off Bill and Frank 😢❤

  • Gunnhfran2
    Gunnhfran2 Před 3 měsíci +15

    was waiting for a funny episode with a bloater and I got surprised by a heart wrenching love story that had me sobbing … why did they change it and make me cry!!

  • Noah Van
    Noah Van Před 3 měsíci +6

    a gay love story that doesn't end in a one sided tragedy, very few of those exist and especially not THIS well done in just an hour. I think this was such a better ending for Frank and Bill. The Strawberry scene speak WORDS and them marrying in 2010? God I adore this epsiode so fucking damn much

  • iHopeless_ Joe
    iHopeless_ Joe Před 3 měsíci +21

    Bruh, Suraj's Nick Offerman Impression was class

  • michelemeri
    michelemeri Před měsícem +1

    Emmy awards just for this Episode even...❤great adaptation and directing...great commentary from you all too!!

  • Sean TankTop
    Sean TankTop Před 3 měsíci +14

    Y'all need any tissues? Holy Sh*t, this one wrecked us.

  • e
    e Před 2 měsíci

    As sad as this episode was, they had a happy ending in my eyes as they had a safe place to live, food, clothes, and hot water. They went out on their own accords and that is the happiest ending you can get in a situation like this.

  • Rupert Pupkin
    Rupert Pupkin Před 3 měsíci +5

    I love that I have the option to see Bill and Frank’s bittersweet but happy story in the show; but can get the depressing and bleak story in the game.

  • Joshua Rogers
    Joshua Rogers Před 3 měsíci +6

    The thing Joel was building at the start of the episode is called a Cairn. For Tess I assume.

  • Matty D
    Matty D Před měsícem +1

    Great video. I really enjoyed your reactions and take on the episode. I especially loved watching the reaction of the lady in the middle. She seemed to be deeply affected by the story right from the piano scene. And she seemed to be in shock afterwards. I wanted to jump into the video and give her a big hug. I felt all your emotions were so heartfelt and genuine. The episode got me good too ❤

  • JadeFoxx
    JadeFoxx Před 3 měsíci +5

    I sob every time I watch this episode with a reaction video. Ahhh, such love is truly divine. Truly.

  • Manny G
    Manny G Před 3 měsíci +32

    🍓🍓🍓 HBO is getting my therapy bill!

  • Andromeda_Artis
    Andromeda_Artis Před 3 měsíci +5

    Amazing episode 😭 I read about what happened to B+F in the game, and I am SO GLAD they changed how they and their relationship ended!