The Last of Us Episode 6 Introduces Important Character From Second Naughty Dog Game

Credit: Liane Hentscher/HBO

Credit: Liane Hentscher/HBO

There is little doubt that The Last of Us Episode 6 is still deeply rooted in the storyline from the first game. However, Kin still managed to sneak in a cool reference to The Last of Us Part II. Interestingly, Kin even introduced an important character who isn't supposed to appear until the second Naughty Dog title.

In The Last of Us Episode 6, Joel and Ellie finally found Tommy who had joined a settlement in Jackson, Wyoming. They also learned that Tommy had married Maria, one of the leaders of the settlement and she happens to be pregnant with his child.

As Maria and Tommy show Joel and Ellie around the settlement, they also allow the girl to meet a young horse in the barn. According to Maria, the filly is only a couple of months old and was possibly born while Joel and Ellie were making their way to Jackson.

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It's an adorable moment and one that certainly stands out to gamers. The little brown horse with the white stripe over her nose is named Shimmer and she was originally introduced in The Last of Us Part II. Her appearance in Episode 6 was an awesome tease at what we could expect in the second season of the HBO series.

Shimmer isn't the only one who showed up in The Last of Us Episode 6. While eating at the commune's canteen, Ellie notices a girl watching her. Although it wasn't confirmed in the episode, the girl looks like Dina, who would eventually play an important role in The Last of Us Part 2.

For now, Joel and Ellie left both Shimmer and Dina at the settlement. However, there is little doubt that we'll get to see them again in The Last of Us Season 2. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

The Last of Us Episode 6 is now streaming on HBO Max.

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