The BEST episodes of The Last of Us

Every episode of The Last of Us ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Last of Us!

After a global pandemic destroys civilization, a hardened survivor takes charge of a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity’s last hope.

Last Updated: 5/20/2024Network: HBOStatus: Continuing
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Endure and Survive
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8.39
6158 votes

#1 - Endure and Survive

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/12/2023

While attempting to evade the rebels, Joel and Ellie cross paths with the most wanted man in Kansas City. Kathleen continues her hunt.

Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writer: Craig Mazin
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When We Are in Need
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8.32
5694 votes

#2 - When We Are in Need

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/5/2023

Ellie crosses paths with a vengeful group of survivors – and draws the attention of its leader. A weakened Joel faces a new threat.

Directors: Ali Abbasi
Writer: Craig Mazin
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When You're Lost in the Darkness
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8.28
7887 votes

#3 - When You're Lost in the Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/15/2023

Twenty years after a fungal outbreak ravages the planet, survivors Joel and Tess are tasked with a mission that could change everything.

Directors: Craig Mazin
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Infected
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8.23
6951 votes

#4 - Infected

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/22/2023

After escaping the QZ, Joel and Tess clash over Ellie’s fate while navigating the ruins of a long-abandoned Boston.

Directors: Neil Druckmann
Writer: Craig Mazin
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Look for the Light
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8.20
5562 votes

#5 - Look for the Light

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/12/2023

A pregnant Anna places her trust in a lifelong friend. Later, Joel and Ellie near the end of their journey.

Directors: Ali Abbasi
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Kin
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8.08
5801 votes

#6 - Kin

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/19/2023

After ignoring the advice of locals, Joel and Ellie descend deeper into dangerous territory in search of the Fireflies – and Tommy.

Directors: Jasmila Zbanic
Writer: Craig Mazin
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Long, Long Time
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8.02
7665 votes

#7 - Long, Long Time

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/29/2023

When a stranger approaches his compound, survivalist Bill forges an unlikely connection. Later, Joel and Ellie seek Bill's guidance.

Directors: Peter Hoar
Writer: Craig Mazin
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Please Hold to My Hand
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7.81
6090 votes

#8 - Please Hold to My Hand

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/5/2023

After abandoning their truck in Kansas City, Joel and Ellie attempt to escape without drawing the attention of a vindictive rebel leader.

Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writer: Craig Mazin
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Left Behind
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7.47
5709 votes

#9 - Left Behind

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/26/2023

As Joel fights to survive, Ellie looks back on the night that changed everything.

Directors: Liza Johnson
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