There is little doubt that people were left emotional after watching The Last of Us Episode 3. However, Neil Druckmann seems to be confused about why fans are crying about the third episode. The game co-creator insists that Long Long Time is a "happy episode."
In The Last of Us Episode 3, we got to see how Bill met Frank four years after the zombie apocalypse. Frank stumbled into Bill's compound and the two immediately form a romantic relationship. Although they have their disagreements, the couple soon strikes a tenuous friendship with smugglers Joel and Tess.
Unfortunately, Frank's health deteriorates in the present day and he asks Bill to euthanize him. Bill, unwilling to live without Frank, agrees but kills himself as well.
It's an emotional story and fans mourned for Bill and Frank. Still, Neil Druckmann claims that The Last of Us Episode 3 is actually a "happy episode."
Neil Druckmann isn't exactly wrong. Although we're sad about Bill and Frank dying in the episode, their story was also a beautiful one that wonderfully shows true love even in the face of a zombie apocalypse. Needless to say, Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett turned in amazing performances as Bill and Frank, and it was an episode that none of us will forget anytime soon.
Bill and Frank's story was barely explored in the video game. In fact, Frank is only shown as a corpse that Bill, Joel, and Ellie encounter in the woods. Needless to say, the changes made by the HBO series were a welcome thing for fans who wondered about the relationship between the two characters and we're glad Episode 3 gave us an emotional surprise.
The Last of Us Episode 3 is now streaming on HBO Max. The fourth episode is titled Please Hold My Hand and will premiere on the streaming service on Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Related: The Last of Us Fans Praise Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett for Heartbreaking Episode 3 Performance
For more articles like this, take a look at our The Last of Us , Games , and Geek Culture pages.