Fans of the video games will notice a familiar face in the episode 9 trailer. Ashley Johnson, who portrayed Ellie in the video games, will play Anna, Ellie’s mother, in episode 9. The tense footage shows Anna writhing in pain as she tries to fend off an infected woman.
IN The last of us Episode 8 Ellie continues to take care of Joel, who is recovering from his stab wounds that he received at the end of episode 6. While hunting for food, Ellie meets David, a preacher and leader of a group of settlers in a neighboring town. At first, David is polite and cordial to Ellie, offering medicine to Joel in exchange for venison. Ellie learns that the man Joel killed was a member of David’s settlement, and his followers want revenge for the murder.
David captures Ellie and places her in a cage while his followers attempt to kill Joel. Ellie is horrified to learn that David fed his followers human flesh. When David offers her a chance to join the settlement and begin a relationship with him, Ellie declines and breaks her finger. Before David and his sidekick James (Troy Baker, the voice of Joel in The last of us video game) can torture her, kills Ellie James and hides in the steakhouse. David finds Ellie and tries to rape her, but the young girl grabs a meat cleaver and stabs David repeatedly to death. Joel, who killed the followers who followed him, eventually reunites with a startled Ellie and comforts her as the two leave town.
The last of us episode 9 premieres at 9:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 12. You can watch The Last of Us on HBO Max.