01x05 - Endure And Survive

Episode transcripts for the TV show, "The Last of Us". Aired: January 15, 2023 - present.
American post-apocalyptic series based on the video game as it follows Joel & Ellie across the US.
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01x05 - Endure And Survive

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[PENSIVE THEME PLAYS]

[CROWD SHOUTING]

[CHANTING]: Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!

[CHANTING]: Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!

[CHANTING]: Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!

[CHEERING, CHANTING]

[CHANTING]: f*ck you, FEDRA!
f*ck you, FEDRA!

[CHANTING]: f*ck you, FEDRA!
f*ck you, FEDRA!

[CHANTING]: f*ck you, FEDRA!

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

- [PERSON LAUGHING]
- [PEOPLE GRUNTING]

- [GRUNTS]
- [LAUGHTER]

Aaah!

[g*n]

♪♪

[PEOPLE CHEERING]

MAN [OVER SPEAKER]:
Kansas City belongs to the people.

Collaborators, surrender now,

and you will receive a fair trial.

We have control of
the QZ and the open city.


Anyone caught hiding will face charges

of counter-revolutionary activities.

Kansas City belongs to the people.

Collaborators, surrender now...

[g*n]

[BREATHING HEAVILY, WHIMPERING]

[DOOR OPENS]

KATHLEEN: You know, Perry, I used
to be so scared of these people.

Now look at them.

Did it feel good...

betraying your neighbors to FEDRA?

Watching us get thrown in prison,

watching us hang,

so that you could get medicine,

alcohol, f*cking... apples?

Did it make you feel better?

Did it make you feel safe?

How does it make you feel now?

Well, I'm not FEDRA.

Lucky for you [CHUCKLES]

no one here has to die.

Yeah, we could put you on trial.

You're all guilty, so
that's how that'll go.

And you'll do some time. Easy.

But first, you have
to do something for me.

Where is Henry?

- [CLAPS]
- You're informers...

inform.

Where is Henry?

[SIGHS] I guess they don't know.

- k*ll them.
- INFORMER: He's with Edelstein.

[c*ptive MURMURING]

Edelstein was a collaborator?

Well, he was a lot more
discreet than you f*cking idiots.

Where are they?

He said he was meeting up
with Henry and Sam.

- 'Kay.
- He had a place to hole up

in the open city

in case things went bad.

But things have gone
great, h-haven't you heard?

Kansas City is free.

Hole up where?

He-He didn't say.

I swear, I've told
you everything I know.

Of course, you have.

You're a rat.

He's still in the city.

Okay, I want our people
going door-to-door

until we find him.

- Now?
- KATHLEEN: Oh, I'm sorry.

How long do you think we should wait?

Should we wait a day or two?

Should we wait a week?

Oh, f*ck it. Let's give him a month.

I'm not sayin' we do nothin'.

We already got a perimeter
around the city.

We can wait him out. Door-to-door
would take a lotta men,

and there are other things
that probably need...

He's not my seventh priority, Perry.

Is that what he is to you?

♪♪

No.

Are we really puttin' 'em on trial?

No... We are not really
putting them on trial.

When you're done, burn
the bodies. It's faster.

[DOOR OPENS, CLOSES]

[INDISTINCT CHATTER, SCREAMS]

[DISTANT g*n]

[VEHICLE PASSING]

[DISTANT g*n]

[HEAVY BREATHING]

[EDELSTEIN GRUNTING]

You sure they don't know about this?

I got it from a... a FEDRA officer.

Patient.

Owed me a favor.

He said he found it himself,

never told anyone about it.

- And what if they get to him?
- They already did.

- He won't be talking.
- [SOFTLY]: f*ck.

[EXHALES] Okay. Water? Toilets?

Uh, the apartments below
are tied into the QZ main.

We can use those, but we
have to be fast and careful.

- Food?
- Whatever you brought.

I barely made it out as is.

So we're f*cked on food?

- amm*nit*on?
- Empty.

HENRY: Yeah, so is mine.

We weren't sh**ting our
way outta this anyway.

No... so we'll sneak our way out.

How?

- Tunnels.
- Tunnels?

Why go to the trouble?

You can k*ll yourself right here.

Twenty cans... and six pounds
of jerky for the three of us.

If we stick to the minimum,

I think we can make it days?

So that's how long we
have to figure it out.

EDELSTEIN: Is he scared?

Yeah... Well, he saw a lot.

Nothin' I can do about that now.

He's scared because you're scared.

[LIGHT MUSIC PLAYING]

♪♪

[WIND bl*wing]

[VEHICLE PASSING]

[TIRES SCREECHING]

- [KNOCKING]
- [WHISPERS]: What?

Later!

Yeah... yeah.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[CRICKETS CHIRPING]

[SIGHS]

[VEHICLE PASSING]

[LIGHT GUITAR PLAYING]

♪♪

- [TIRES SCREECHING]
- [ENGINE REVVING]

[LOUD CRASH]

[PERSON SHOUTING]

[g*n]

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

♪♪

[CRICKETS CHIRPING]

- [DOOR OPENS]
- [FOOTSTEPS]

[DOOR CLOSES]

[GLASS CRUNCHES]

ELLIE: Joel.

[SHOUTS]: Joel!

HENRY: Eyes on me. Eyes on me.

You don't have to
worry about what to say.

We don't wanna hurt you.

We wanna help you.

Okay.

Okay, um...

I don't know what the next step is
with something like this,

but if I lower my g*n...

we didn't hurt you...

so you don't hurt us...

right?

That's right.

That's a weird f*ck' tone, man.

That's just the way he sounds.
He has an assh*le voice.

Joel, tell him he's okay.

- Everything is great.
- Dude.

f*ck!

Okay... listen...

I'm gonna trust you.

HENRY [QUIETLY]: Yes.

HENRY [QUIETLY]: Yes.

But if either of you
guys try anything...

yeah?

Yeah?

ELLIE: Yeah.

♪♪

Can I sit up?

Yeah.

Slow.

Get up slow.

Who are you?

My name's Henry.

That's my brother, Sam.

I'm the most wanted man in Kansas City.

Although right now...

my guess is you're
running a close second.

[WIND bl*wing]

- Where'd you get these?
- ELLIE: From Bill.

He's d*ad.

He says thank you.

I'm guessing you don't have much,

so... this means a lot.

How old is he?

- He's eight.
- Cool.

I'm Ellie.

I'm Joel. Look, you ate,

we didn't k*ll each other,

let's call this a win-win and move on.

Well, I'm betting...

that y'all came up here

to get a view of the city
and plan a way out.

And when the sun's up...

I'll show you one.

HENRY: Welcome to Killa City.

JOEL: No FEDRA.

HENRY: Not as of days ago, no.

- We always heard KC FEDRA was...
- Monsters? Savages?

Yeah, you heard right.

r*ped and tortured and
m*rder people for years.

And you know what happens
when you do that to people?

The moment they get a chance,

- they do it right back to you.
- But you're not FEDRA.

No... worse.

I'm a collaborator.

- I don't work with rats.
- Yeah, you f*cking do.

Today you do...

'cause I live here and you don't.

That's how I followed you here.

I know this city, and that's how

I'm gonna help you get out.

Why help us?

I saw what you did...

the way you k*lled those men.

Now, I know where to go

but I don't know how to
make it through alive,

- not if it's just me and Sam.
- You seem capable enough.

- You're armed.
- You're wrong, and wrong.

Never k*lled anyone.

And pointing an unloaded g*n at you

was the closest I've ever
come to being violent.

So that's the deal.

I show the way...

you clear the way.

[ELLIE AND SAM LAUGHING]

Haven't heard that in a long time.

[SIGHS] So how are we gettin' out?

♪♪

HENRY: Highways... Downtown.

Us.

This whole area belongs to Kathleen.

She's in charge?

Leader of the resistance.

You can see the way
we're bounded by highways.

They got people posted all
around the inside perimeter.

If we get close, we get caught.

No question.

So how do we get across?

♪♪

[SNAPS] Boom.

Kansas City has a subway?

No, but they do have
maintenance tunnels.

There's a bunch of buildings all put up

by the same developers.

And they share these
tunnels, including...

a bank building here.

So we enter the tunnels here...

travel underground, and pop up here.

Westside North. Residential.

There's an embankment on
the other side of the houses.

We head down,

pedestrian bridge over the river...

free as a bird.

You're right. It's a great plan.

So what do you need me for?

You noticed anything
strange about this city?

I mean, other than the strange
shit you've already seen?

- No Infected?
- Oh, there's Infected.

Just not on the surface.

FEDRA drove them
underground years ago,

and never let them come back up.

It's the only good thing those
fascist f*ck ever did.

So you want us goin' into a tunnel?

Everyone thinks that
it's full of Infected,

including Kathleen, which
means that we're not gonna be

running into any of her people.

But you see, what I know is...

- it's empty.
- You've been down there?

No, but the FEDRA guy that I worked with

told me that it's clean,
completely clean.

- They cleared it out. All of it.
- When?

Like... three years ago.

- [JOEL SCOFFS]
- Okay, maybe, there's one or two,

- but you handle it.
- What if there's more?

Or one of those blind
ones that sees like a bat?

Wait, you... you ran into a Clicker?

- Two of 'em.
- And you're still alive.

You see?

You're the right people.

If it gets bad down
there, we turn around,

and run right back out
the same way we came.

- Oh, that's your great plan?
- No, that's my dicey-as-f*ck plan.

But as far as I can tell...

it's our only sh*t.

They're saying

they're going to help us escape.

Right?

♪♪

We need to get outta sight.

Uh... I, I-I think it's this way.

This should be it.

You ready?

Get your g*n out.

[WATER DRIPPING]

You see? It's empty.

- The plan is good.
- JOEL: Shh.

"The plan is good"?

We've been down here two seconds.

We don't know anything.

Your dad's kind of a pessimist.

- He's not my dad.
- I'm not her dad.

Just point your light forward...

and be ready to run.

♪♪

ELLIE: Whoa.

No.

[LIGHT GUITAR PLAYING]

JOEL: I heard about places like this.

People went underground after
Outbreak Day. Built settlements.

ELLIE: What happened to them?

Maybe they didn't follow the rules

- and they all got infected.
- Mm.

- [TOY CAR DROPS]
- [ELLIE CHUCKLES]

♪♪

No way! I love these.

I have issues...

four, five, six, eleven.

Ah. So cool.

[SLOWLY]:
"To the edge of the universe...

"and back.

Endure and survive."

Endure.

Survive.

Endure. Survive.

f*ck yeah, man! [LAUGHS]

JOEL: Hey, keep it down.
We're not out yet.

ELLIE: Ah, c'mon.
Can we just rest here for a while?

There's, like, actually shit to do here.

Wouldn't be so bad to
wait the light out a bit.

Safer in shadows when we pop
back out on the other side.

♪♪

Yes! Come on! Yeah!

Come on. Pass it back.

- [CHUCKLES]
- ELLIE: Yeah!

Okay.

If you were

collaboratin' to take care of him, I...

I shouldn't have said what I said.

I don't know your situation.

And I'm not sayin' they
should let it go but...

All things considered,
seems kinda cruel...

To send a whole army after you for that.

ELLIE: Yeah.

- Yeah!
- You know, I wasn't, uh...

exactly telling you the truth before...

about me not k*lling someone.

There was a man, a great man.

You know, he was never afraid...

never selfish...

and he was always forgiving.

Have you ever met someone like that?

Kinda man you'd follow anywhere.

I mean, I wanted to.

Well... I would've.

Yeah, but, uh,

Sam, he, uh...

- he got sick.
- [SAM LAUGHS]

Leukemia.

[SOLEMN MUSIC PLAYING]

Yeah, anyway, um...

there was one drug that worked,

and, whoa... big shock...

there wasn't much left of it

and it belonged to FEDRA.

And if I wanted some...

it was gonna take something big.

So I gave them something big.

That one great man.

The leader of the resistance movement

in Kansas City.

And Kathleen's brother.

Yeah, so,

you still think they
should take it easy on me?

Or am, am I the bad guy?

I don't know what
you're waitin' on, man.

The answer's easy.

I am the bad guy because
I did a bad guy thing.

But you get it, though.

You might not be her father...

but you were someone's.

See, I could tell.

[ELLIE ROARS]

ELLIE: Yeah, where'd he go?

We've waited long enough.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[INDISTINCT SHOUTING]

[KNOCKS ON DOOR]

- And?
- We haven't found 'em yet.

What about the man who k*lled Bryan?

Well...

we're not doin' so good.

Who told you I was here?

Your mom.

Why are you talking to my mom?

We didn't know where you were.

Oh.

Have you been back to
the room you grew up in?

No. f*ck no.

It's a couple hundred miles away.

It's not exactly worth it.

Right.

When Michael and I were little...

this room seemed so big.

I was really scared of thunder

so when there was a storm...

Michael told me that this
wasn't... a room at all.

That this was actually

just a big, wooden box.

A big, wooden box that
nothing could get inside of...

and it didn't matter if,
if there was lightning

or tornadoes or g*n.

[TEARFULLY]: He said as...
long as we were together...

in our perfect box...

we would be safe.

He did that for me.

And he did stuff like that all the time.

He was so beautiful.

I'm not.

I never was.

He would be horrified
by the things I've done.

And if you've come to tell me...

that Michael wouldn't
want me to hurt Henry...

that he would want me to forgive...

I know that, too.

He told me.

♪♪

The last time I saw him alive

in jail...

he told me to forgive.

And what did he get for that?

Where is the justice in that?

What is the point of that?

Your brother was a great
man. We all loved him.

But...

he didn't change anything.

You did.

We're with you.

Good.

- JOEL: Do you know where we are?
- HENRY: Yep.

The other side.

[LIGHT GUITAR PLAYING]

I know. No one is here.

No one's gonna be here
because... my plan worked.

So much g*dd*mn talkin'.

I'm just saying... I delivered.

Make this right, go down the street,

embankment behind the last house...

and we're out.

So we cross the river and then what?

- Where ya gonna go?
- Don't know yet.

Well, we're goin' to Wyoming.

What? It's a huge state.

It can fit two more people.

Yeah... maybe we just
call this one a success

and say our fond farewells.

No, he'll change his mind. Trust me.

This is how it goes.

[DEEP VOICE]: He's like, "No, Ellie.

Never, ever, ever happening."

[NORMAL VOICE]: And then
I'm like, "I'm gonna ask you

a million more times."

- And he's like... Whoa!
- [g*n]

- [ELLIE YELLS]
- Move, move!

- Go!
- [g*n]

- The f*ck is that comin' from?
- Shut up.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

- [g*n]
- [GLASS SHATTERS]

- [g*n]
- f*ck. Let's move. Let's go.

- What are you doin'?!
- Gettin' the f*ck outta here!

Oh shit, oh shit!

What do we do?

[g*n]

All right.

Stay here.

What?

If you don't move,
he's not gonna h*t you.

I'm gonna go around,

try to get in the
house through the back,

- and then I'll take him out.
- But if you go out there,

- he's gonna k*ll you.
- It's dark,

and he has shit aim.
Nobody's gonna k*ll me.

Then he's gonna k*ll us.

Do you trust me?

[g*n]

- [g*n]
- [GLASS SHATTERS]

♪♪

[g*n]

♪♪

[g*n]

[g*n]

Put the g*n down, slide it over to me

and then stay up here for another hour.

That's all you have to do.

Please don't do it.

Please.

[g*n]

[WALKIE-TALKIE STATIC]

KATHLEEN [OVER WALKIE]:
Anthony? Anthony?

Anthony, hold them where they are.

- We're almost there.
- f*ck.

- [DISTANT SHOUT]: Run!
- [VEHICLES REVVING]

Run!

Run!

MAN [OVER WALKIE]:
There's cars everywhere.

Why do you think you're
in front? Clear them.

[ACCELERATES]

♪♪

HENRY: Go! Go, go, go, go!

- [g*n]
- [GLASS SHATTERING]

[g*n]

[g*n]

[GRUNTS]

[ACCELERATING]

- [g*n CLICKS]
- [GRUNTS]

[g*n]

[TIRES SCREECHING]

- [TIRES SCREECHING]
- [INDISTINCT CHATTER]

- You okay?
- Yeah.

- PERRY: He's up there.
- f*ck.

Two and two! Around the back,
take him out!

KATHLEEN: d*ad end, Henry.

Gonna step on out? Save us some time?

No?

That's all right. Doesn't matter.

I'll come out!

Just let the kids go!

No.

Sorry.

The girl is with the man
who k*lled Bryan.

And Sam...

- well, Sam's with you.
- You don't understand!

KATHLEEN: But I do.

I know why you did what you did.

But did you ever stop to think
that maybe he was supposed to die?

He's just a f*cking kid!

Well, kids die, Henry.

They die all the time.

You think the whole
world revolves around him?

That he's worth...

everything?

Well, this is what happens
when you f*ck with fate.

Get ready to take him and run. Yes.

Do it.

KATHLEEN: It's time, Henry.

Enough!

[HEAVY BREATHING]

[EXHALES] Okay.

It ends the way it ends.

- [LOUD RUMBLING]
- [TRUCK CREAKING]

[RUMBLING]

[SNARLING]

[INFECTED SNARLING, SCREECHING]

[g*n]

[PANTING]

[GRUNTING]

[g*n]

[g*n]

- No!
- [PEOPLE YELLING]

[g*n]

- [g*n]
- [PEOPLE SCREAMING]

[SHOUTS]: Run 'em down! Run 'em down!

[SCREAMS]

[g*n]

[g*n]

[SCREAMING]

[DEEP GRUMBLING]

[GRUMBLING]

[ROARS]

[YELLS]

[ROARS]

Run. Find cover. Don't look back.

Run!

- [g*n CLICKS]
- [ROARS]

[PERRY YELLING]

[ROARS]

[g*n]

[SNARLING, CLICKING]

[g*n]

[SNARLING]

[HEAVY BREATHING]

[SCREECHES]

[ELLIE PANICKING]

[g*n]

HENRY: Help! Get the f*ck away!

Get the f*ck off me!

♪♪

[g*n]

[g*n]

[g*n]

- [TIRES SCREECHING]
- [INFECTED SCREECHING]

[YELLING]

Sam!

- [g*n]
- ELLIE: Come on, come on!

Go, go!

[ELLIE GRUNTING]

Stop!

[CLICKING]

- [SCREECHES]
- [KATHLEEN SCREAMING]

This way now! Move!

- [INFECTED ROARING]
- [g*n]

[SCREECHING, SCREAMING]

[CRICKETS CHIRPING]

ELLIE: "Pew."

"Pew.

"As the Raven approaches
the red planet..."

You think they'll be okay?

Yeah, I think...

it's easier when you're a kid anyway.

[ELLIE READING]

You don't have anybody
else relying on you.

That's the hard part.

Well...

I guess we're doing a good job then.

What's that comic book say?

- "Endure and survive"?
- "Endure and survive."

- That shit's redundant.
- Yeah, it's-it's not great.

[LAUGHS] No.

Look, I don't know exactly
how I'm gettin' to Wyoming.

I'm probably walkin'.

But...

- you know, if you want to.
- Yeah.

Yeah.

Um...

Yeah, I think it'd be nice
for Sam to have a friend.

I'll tell him in the morning.

New day, new start.

"Bingo!

- "Should we knock?"
- [FOOTSTEPS APPROACH]

HENRY: Hey.

[DOOR CLOSES]

"I don't see any weird movements.

"Stiff? Negative.

"Damage here in Sector .

"Stella, can you hear me? I read you."

Okay, from here.

Do I not look scared?

"Never."

I'm scared... all the time...

Of scorpions!

Ah, f*ck.

My blood...

is medicine.

- [SAM GROANS]
- Mm-mm-mm-mm.

[LIGHT GUITAR PLAYING]

I promise.

Promise... [MOUTHS] Promise.

♪♪

[BIRD CAWING]

Hey.

[SAM HUMS]

- [SNARLS, YELLS]
- [ELLIE YELLS]

[SCREAMING]

- Nope, nope, nope.
- [SCREAMS]: Joel!

[JOEL YELLS]

Joel!

[g*n]

[HEAVY BREATHING]

[HEAVY BREATHING]

Ellie.

Are you okay?

Easy, easy, easy.

Henry, gimme the g*n.

- What did I do?
- JOEL: Shh.

What did I do?

What-what-what did I do?

- Sam?
- JOEL: Henry, gimme the g*n.

Gimme the g*n.

Gimme the g*n, Henry.

Gimme the g*n. Shh.

- [SHOUTS] Henry, no!
- [g*n]

- [ELLIE SCREAMS]
- [BODY THUDS]

JOEL: Oh, God.

[HEAVY BREATHING]

[DIGGING]

[BIRDS CAWING]

Which way's west?

[SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING]

Let's go.
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