Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie in the hit HBO series The Last of Us, recently opened up about the emotional and challenging experience of filming episode 8, “When We Are in Need.” This episode delves into Ellie’s backstory and her relationship with Riley, and Ramsey revealed that it was her favorite to shoot, despite being exhausting. In an interview with Vogue, she said, “It’s the scenes that break me that I love the most, in a way.”
The upcoming episode sees Ellie struggling to help Joel recover from his stab wound while encountering David, a preacher and leader of a group of survivors. Tensions rise as Ellie distrusts the rest of the survivors, who are concerned about bringing another person into their community. The episode also sees the return of Troy Baker, the original voice and motion-capture actor of Joel, as David’s second-in-command, James.
With the trailer focusing on Ellie and Joel still on the brink of death, it seems likely that episode 8 will be another Ramsey-centered story. Fans of the games are familiar with the exhaustion that Ramsey hints at, but it remains unclear if the episode will end on a major cliffhanger. The Last of Us episode 8 will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, and fans are eagerly anticipating what’s to come.