There is little doubt that The Last of Us Episode 1 has been a big one with numerous Easter Eggs scattered in all the right places. For instance, the pilot concluded with an awesome song that appears to tease what will happen in Episode 2.
In The Last of Us Episode 1, it was revealed that Joel and Tess had been using a radio to get updates from their smuggling allies Bill and Frank. We learn that the smugglers are using songs to communicate. By the end of the episode, Joel and Tess are away to help a young girl named Ellie to the Massachusetts State House. Unknown to them, the radio comes on and plays a song.
The song being played is Never Let Me Down Again by Depeche Mode and it's a clear message to Joel and Tess. As Ellie had previously learned, songs from a specific decade indicate a special message, with 60s songs confirming that Bill and Frank have nothing new while 70s songs announce that there is new merchandise. After tricking Joel, Ellie realized that 80s songs indicate trouble.
As fans may have realized, Never Let Me Down Again is from Depeche Mode's album Music for the Masses and was released in 1987. With that in mind, it confirms that Bill and Frank are currently in trouble and we could learn more about them in The Last of Us Episode 2.
The Last of Us Episode 1 is titled When You're Lost in the Darkness and it spanned 55 years starting from an opening scene set in 1968. The episode also shows what is happening to Joel in the present day as he tries to live in a post-apocalyptic world where people have been infected by fungi that turns them into violent creatures.
The first episode of The Last of Us is now streaming on HBO Max.