Did THE LAST OF US Episode 6 Randomly Introduce Ellie's Season 2 [SPOILER]?

Did THE LAST OF US Episode 6 Randomly Introduce Ellie's Season 2 [SPOILER]? Did THE LAST OF US Episode 6 Randomly Introduce Ellie's Season 2 [SPOILER]?

Last night's episode of The Last of Us featured a brief scene with a seemingly random girl watching Ellie shortly after she arrives in Jackson, and the internet is now in speculation mode!

By MarkCassidy - Feb 20, 2023 03:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Last of Us
Source: Via GameFragger.com

Warning: Major spoilers for this week's episode of The Last of Us and both video games follow.

The sixth episode of The Last of Us, "Kin," was a somewhat lighter affair after the tragic events of last week's instalment, as Joel finally reunited with his brother, Tommy, and - after a heated exchange - solidified his bond with Ellie.

The episode featured quite a few nods to the games, particularly Part II (Shimmer the horse, etc), but one specific moment has led to a lot of speculation that a major character may have been introduced in a seemingly random scene.

Shortly after Joel and Ellie arrive at Jackson, the latter spots a dark-haired girl watching her while she's eating and yells, "what the hell are you looking at?" Fans immediately began to wonder if this might be Dina, who joins Ellie on her revenge mission in Part II and ultimately becomes her love interest.

A bit of a stretch? Perhaps - but listen to the following clip from the after-show podcast!

The character is listed in the credits as "Staring Girl," and is portrayed by 26-year-old actress Paolina van Kleef. She's clearly playing younger, though, and remember, if the second season follows the games, it'll begin after a 3-year time-jump.

What do you guys think? Was this Dina, or are the showrunners just having some fun here? Drop us a comment down below.

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ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 2/20/2023, 3:19 PM
Damn good episode, me wish we saw more of Luna on here opposite Pascal.
philinterrupted
philinterrupted - 2/20/2023, 3:22 PM
I had that thought at that moment.
DTor91
DTor91 - 2/20/2023, 3:27 PM
100% her. And yeah, podcast all but confirmed it. Reflects a conversation from Part 2 as well.
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 2/20/2023, 3:27 PM
Watched this with my girl.....mf thought they killed Joel. Had to calm her down....cause we all know how Joel will die....

bobevanz
bobevanz - 2/20/2023, 3:31 PM
Yep for sure, they're already laying crumbs for part 2. Season two should fill the long ass gap in between, and season three will be the end
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 2/20/2023, 4:06 PM
@bobevanz - they're definitely laying crumbs. Kinda expect to see a young Abby show up in the hospital as well.
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 2/20/2023, 4:09 PM
@bkmeijer1 - that would be pretty cool
MasterMix
MasterMix - 2/20/2023, 3:51 PM
Has anybody seen The Goodbye Girl. That's the movie they were watching at the theater. I saw it last year and it was really good.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 2/20/2023, 4:06 PM
@MasterMix - and it's even available on youtube. Didn't knew that
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 8:51 PM
Jesus, Tony...how old is this kid?
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 2/20/2023, 4:05 PM
Was thinking the same thing. With Joel and Ellie actually entering Jackson, I was kinda expecting Steve and Dina to be introduced in this episode anyway.
BB8ANG
BB8ANG - 2/20/2023, 4:13 PM
This episode was chock full of teases for Part II, loved it.
kazuma
kazuma - 2/20/2023, 6:10 PM
I really hope they wait a few years before they even start on season 2. Bella might be the same age as Ellie in tlou2 but you can't do a 5yr time gap and have everyone look the exact same.
Whoelsebutkevin
Whoelsebutkevin - 2/20/2023, 9:06 PM
@kazuma - She is 19 at the moment if I'm not mistaken but it's still a valid point because she's portrayed as a 14 year old.
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 8:47 PM
I was always an Xbox loyalist. I bought a refurbished PS4 just for this game. I don't know where I'm going with this, but this franchise can do no wrong at this point. Also, it's the scariest game I've played since the hillbilly cannibal Resident Evil.
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 8:47 PM
No offense to @SuperCat.
SuperCat
SuperCat - 2/20/2023, 9:25 PM
@OriginalGusto1 - LMAO! WTF?!
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 9:57 PM
@SuperCat - You're my Ellie. I mean...Smelly.
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 9:58 PM
Also, I respect your hillbilly cannibal thing.
SuperCat
SuperCat - 2/20/2023, 10:05 PM
@OriginalGusto1 - LOL! Like I said. Off your meds!
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 10:09 PM
@SuperCat - I'm on my own regiment now!
SuperCat
SuperCat - 2/20/2023, 10:05 PM
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 10:10 PM
@SuperCat - That, and I know there are many, may be the greatest .gif you've ever posted! What the [frick]ing [frick]?!?!??!!?
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 10:11 PM
@OriginalGusto1 - Clickers...Stark Tech!!!!!!!!!!!
OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 10:13 PM
I, right now, wish I hadn't quit smoking weed.
SuperCat
SuperCat - 2/20/2023, 10:32 PM
@OriginalGusto1 - Bro hug!

OriginalGusto1
OriginalGusto1 - 2/20/2023, 10:43 PM
@SuperCat -

SuperCat
SuperCat - 2/21/2023, 3:24 AM
@OriginalGusto1 - LOL!
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