The Last of Us Star Weighs in on Perry Taking on Bloater

Credit: Liane Hentscher/HBO

Credit: Liane Hentscher/HBO

We haven't seen a lot of epic fights on The Last of Us yet but the ones that we've seen so far have been truly memorable. For instance, we're still not over Joel and Tess taking on the Clickers in the museum as well as Perry singlehandedly taking on the Bloater. The latter certainly had people in shock and Jeffrey Pierce confirms it was just as fun to shoot.

Jeffrey Pierce recently spoke to GamesRadar where he admitted that he loved the idea that Perry sacrificed himself and took on the Bloater to allow Kathleen to escape.

"I love it for a lot of reasons," Pierce said with a laugh. "I love it because I sort of imagined that the way that I would want to conceive Perry is this sort of, you know, samurai who lost his cause and then found it with Kathleen. And then he gets this absolutely objectively honorable death where he sacrifices himself to try to give her the time to escape."

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Pierce continued to admit that he wanted to play Perry because of the way the character dies.

"So on, on that note alone, I'm all in, but I also like the idea that this guy who's carrying an M-4 and a 45 and a Beretta and a Gerkin knife and two bayonets, that no amount of skill, no amount of guns [matters] when it's your time there, there is no sort of magic bullet here with all of these gear and all these guns," he said.

"And so the idea of fetishizing weaponry as some sort of panacea for what ails you in the world is laid to rest by the Bloater," Pierce added. "That part of the mythology really appeals to me because we usually we sort of paint the gun as, as the sort of like the savior and in this case, no amount of guns were gonna save the day."

It was certainly a fitting death for Perry and we're pretty sure that the Bloater showed up to give us an idea of what Joel and Ellie will need to face in future episodes. With that in mind, we can't wait to find out what happens next on the show.

The Last of Us Episode 5 is now streaming on HBO Max.

Related: The Last of Us: Lamar Johnson Gushes About Episode 5 Co-Star Keivonn Woodard

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