The Last of Us Fans are NOT READY For Ellie's Mall Backstory in Episode 7

WARNING: If you haven’t watched The Last of Us on HBO Max, this article contains MAJOR SPOILERS for The Last of Us Episode 7. Read at your own risk!

The Last of Us Episode 6 may have celebrated Joel’s long-running reunion with his brother, Tommy, but The Last of Us Episode 7 is set to feature more of Ellie’s heartbreaking backstory. While showrunners Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin have been sprinkling details on Ellie’s past, non-video gamers are not yet aware of what went down with Ellie prior to the outbreak.

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The naughty dog video game introduced Ellie’s background in a more intimate manner in The Last of Us: Left Behind, where we get to see how she grew up and how she was being treated at the military school for orphans. There, we meet Riley (played by Storm Reid), Ellie’s seemingly only best friend in the entire building, who we are bound to meet in the next episode. Check out the preview for The Last of Us Episode 7 below:

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In the game, Riley’s return is to take Ellie out at the abandoned mall where they got to play at the arcades, ride the carousel, and read more comic books together. Left Behind practically established their relationship as being more than friends. However, despite the little Mall date these two shared, The Last of Us fans are well aware of what happens at the end of Left Behind. Check out some of the fan reactions below:

Remember when Ellie told Joel it wasn’t her first time firing a gun? Well, you’re most likely about to find out in The Last of Us Episode 7, which will also show how Ellie found out about her immunity to the virus.

The Last of Us Episode 7 will be available to stream on HBO Max on February 26, Sunday.

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