‘The Last of Us’ Episode 4 Introduces a Mysterious New Threat

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Last of Us” Episode 4, “Please Hold My Hand.”]Who knows if it continues for the entire season, but “The Last of Us” has worked “keeping at a remove” into the fabric of the show.

Between some of the more vicious attacks in Outbreak Day, the swarm underneath the sunlight in the heart of Boston, and Bill and Frank during their first meal, “The Last of Us” has introduced crucial ideas and key moments from a distance, leaving room for things to get tenser as they get closer.Ellie (Bella Ramsey) is a frequent exception, as evidenced from the very top of “Please Hold My Hand,” which finds her doing her best Travis Bickle.

Away from home and freed from having to stick to any details about herself other than the one that makes her the most valuable human alive, she’s trying the gun from Bill and Frank’s house on for size.

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