‘The Last of Us’ Ep. 3 Review: ‘Long, Long Time’ Is a Masterful Love Story for the Ages

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Last of Us” Episode 3, “Long, Long Time.”]One of the best things a show can do is break the illusion that everything is a foregone conclusion.

Sometimes you’re fortunate enough to enjoy storytelling that makes each choice feel like just one of a wave of possibilities.

Watching Episode 3 of “The Last of Us” for a second time, it’s hard not to be struck by that first meeting of Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett), when one single decision sets the events of the next 16 years in motion.

After Frank falls in a makeshift trap Bill set up to snag would-be invaders, the gruff libertarian self-described “survivalist” decides to let in his first houseguest since at least the end of the world.

That split-second choice turns out to be the thing that changes both of their lives.In TV time, roughly 48 minutes goes by between Bill’s

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