The Last of Us Episode 9 Featured Surprise Cameo From Unexpected Video Game Actor

Credit: Liane Hentscher/HBO

Credit: Liane Hentscher/HBO

The Last of Us Episode 9 finally introduced Ashley Johnson as Ellie's mother Anna and brought back Merle Dandridge as Marlene. However, they aren't the only voice actors from the video games who made an appearance in the season finale. Look For The Light also featured an actor from The Last of Us Part II who just happens to be connected to the epic scene they appeared in.

In The Last of Us Episode 9, Joel and Ellie finally found the Fireflies, or rather, the Fireflies found them. Joel is knocked unconscious and when he awakens, he immediately confronts Marlene asking for Ellie's whereabouts. Marlene reveals that a doctor will surgically remove the cordyceps from Ellie in order to create a cure.

Joel realizes that the operation will kill the girl and refuses to let them operate on Ellie. Marlene has him taken away but Joel fights back, killing everyone in his path to rescue Ellie. This includes the doctor who refuses to let him take the unconscious Ellie although he doesn't shoot the two nurses.

If one of the nurses looked familiar, Naughty Dog confirmed in a tweet that the woman was played by Laura Bailey, who also provides the voice of Abby Anderson in The Last of Us Part II. Bailey herself confirmed her cameo in the most fitting scene in the episode.

In The Last of Us Part II, it is revealed that Abby is the daughter of the doctor who was killed by Joel in the hospital scene and she is bent on revenge. Laura Bailey's cameo in the same scene is certainly a cool one considering the things we will be expecting in the show's second season.

All episodes of the first season of The Last of Us are now streaming on HBO Max.

Related: The Last of Us Episode 9 Concludes With Joel's Game-Changing Decision

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