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'The Last Of Us' Episode 1 Song Has Way More Meaning After Episode 3 & Twitter Is Reacting

'The Last Of Us' Episode 1 Song Has Way More Meaning After Episode 3 & Twitter Is Reacting

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

The Last of Us is becoming a massive phenomenon, and people are starting to pick apart some of the details from the show that you might have overlooked.

In particular, the song that plays at the end of the first episode of the series just got a whole lot more meaning.

Keep reading to find out more…

The end of the premiere episode featured a long shot of a radio in Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Tess’ (Anna Torv) empty apartment in the Boston Quarantine Zone (QZ) playing Depeche Mode‘s 1987′s track “Never Let Me Down Again” from Music for the Masses.

Joel and Tess have a conversation in the hallway about stopping to see Bill and Frank (played by Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett in Episode 3), as Ellie (Bella Ramsey) finds a radio and a copy of The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, along with a note: “B/F 60 — NOTHING IN, 70 — NEW STOCK, 80 — ❌.”

We go on to learn that B/F must be Bill and Frank, who have set up a code that relies on Joel and Tess looking up the track’s release date in The Billboard Book.

Anything played over the radio released in the ’60s means Bill and Frank have no new stock, the ’70s means new stock, and anything from the ’80s means bad news.

At the end of the episode after the three escape the QZ, the radio begins playing Depeche Mode‘s 1987 track in the empty apartment, which means trouble is coming.

The song’s lyrics hit even harder after the events of the third episode: “I’m taking a ride with my best friend / I hope he never lets me down again / He knows where he’s taking me / Taking me where I want to be / I’m taking a ride with my best friend.”

Moreover, fans realized that the reason the song plays on the radio is likely tied to Bill’s demise.

“Just realized the reason Depeche Mode starts playing over the radio at the end of The Last Of Us pilot is because Nick Offerman’s character is already dead – Joel said that if Bill didn’t reset the timer every certain # of hours the playlist would start playing over the radio,” one viewer remarked on Twitter.

“Thinking back to the end of Episode 1 realizing the song playing was probably Bill’s final transmission and the lyrics to Depeche Mode‘s ‘Never Let Me Down Again’ ripped my emotions apart like when a bloater grabs you,” added another.

There’s huge news for fans of the show as well.

See the reactions and read the lyrics…

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