HBO’s The Last of Us has wrapped up its first season, and to mark the occasion, star Pedro Pascal has shared some behind-the-scenes photos and a goofy blooper of one of the finale’s most emotional moments. Spoilers for The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II follow below.
Posting on Instagram, the Joel actor shared photos of himself, co-star Bella Ramsey, and showrunner Craig Mazin having fun and striking silly poses on the set of the show. Pascal also shared a blooper video from the Season 1 finale, where Joel pleads with Ellie to understand and accept the path that lies ahead of her. But he can’t get past the entire dialogue and bursts out laughing in what was one of the most emotional and shocking sequences of the season finale.
They obviously didn’t use this shot, and the final performance that made it into the episode is incredibly moving and emotional. It’s a testament to their acting chops that Pascal and Ramsey could be so jolly and goofy one moment, and deliver an incredible final take the next.
Pascal and Ramsey will return for The Last of Us season 2, but Pascal’s involvement isn’t expected to continue for long. He is beaten to death by Abby with a golf club at the beginning of The Last of Us Part II, and the character is expected to die on the TV show as well.
Ramsey herself alluded to her time with Pascal being cut short for season 2, saying in an interview that she’s excited to play Ellie again and act alongside Pascal again, but only for “a little bit.”
Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann says a third season is also coming, so fans have a lot more to look forward to. For more, check out GameSpot’s roundup of everything we know about The Last of Us Season 2.
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