Who dies in The Last of Us season 1 finale?

Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) in The Last of Us Episode 9. Photograph by Liane Hentscher/HBO
Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) in The Last of Us Episode 9. Photograph by Liane Hentscher/HBO /
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The Last of Us on HBO has it all! Heart, emotion, action, and thrills. If you didn’t watch it, you missed out on one of the best series in years. But it’s never too late to join the fandom, especially since it has been renewed for a second season. That said, spoilers are ahead if you didn’t watch. Only read ahead if you’re all caught up as we will be going over every death in The Last of Us season 1.

Final spoiler warning!

It has been one deadly season! Did you keep up with all the deaths? Do you think you remember them all? From the heartbreaking death in episode 3 to the deaths in the season 1 finale, here are the names of the characters we said goodbye to in the finale.

Everyone who dies in The Last of Us season 1

  • Episode 1: Sarah, Joel’s daughter
  • Episode 2: Tess, Joel’s love interest
  • Episode 3: Bill and Frank
  • Episode 5: Kathleen, Perry, Sam, and Henry
  • Episode 7: Riley (off screen)
  • Episode 8: David, James
  • Episode 9: Marlene (and pretty much anyone and everyone who stood in Joel’s way)

And that sums up the characters we lost. Which of these deaths pulled at your heartstrings the most? For me, it’s a tie between Sam and Henry and Bill and Frank. Yes, I am sad for Joel’s daughter, that was tragic. And Tess’ death hurt my soul. But Bill and Frank? I was sobbing. What a beautiful story and wonderful episode. Then we have Bill and Frank. My heart broke for them. It’s always so sad when kind characters don’t get a happy ending, especially kids.

All episodes of The Last of Us are streaming on HBO Max. The season 2 release date has not yet been announced, but we will keep you posted! I don’t think we’ll get the new season until mid 2024, though. As soon as we hear anything, we’ll update this post.

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