01x04 - Please Hold on to My Hand

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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01x04 - Please Hold on to My Hand

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Pew, pew.



[b*llet CLINKS]

[g*n CLICKS]


We have to do this every hour?

Gas breaks down over time.

This stuff's almost water.

Back in the day, we'd drive
, hours on one t*nk.

- You could go anywhere.
- So where'd you go?

Pretty much nowhere. [bl*ws]

Nice! How does that work?

It's a siphon.

It's when liquid...
travels against gravity

- because pressure...
- You don't know.

- I know it works.

No wandering.


This is your fault then.


"It doesn't matter how
much you push the envelope,

it'll still be stationery."

[LAUGHS] "No Pun Intended",

"Volume Too" by Will Livingston.

"Volume Too." Look. You get it?

- "Too"? Like, T-o-o.
- Jesus.

[LAUGHS] "What did the mermaid
wear to her math class?"

"An algae bra."

Like, [LAUGHS] algae bra.

- "I stayed up all night..."
- No.

"wondering where the sun went...

and then it dawned on me."

- Feel free to wait in the truck.
- Ugh, okay,

but just know, you can't
escape Will Livingston.

He'll be back.

There's nothing you can do to stop him.

ELLIE: Must've been some truck.

Yeah, they used to stick
big-ass plows on them,

and clear the roads for
their t*nk and such.

I wanna see a t*nk.

You will.

- t*nk, choppers, all that stuff.

But they'll fight the wrong enemy.

Just scattered around now.

I got somethin'.

Here. This make you all nostalgic?

This is actually before my time.

- Great.
- It's a winner, though.


♪ We met in the springtime
when blossoms unfold ♪

Oh, man.

Got somethin' else.

It's, uh... light on the reading,

- but it has some interesting pictures.
- Oh. No, no, no. Put that back.

- That's not for kids. Ellie.
- How would he even walk around

with that thing?

- Please get rid of it.
- Hold your horses.

I wanna see what all the fuss is about.

Why are all these pages stuck together?

Uhh... the...

I'm just f*ck' with ya.

Bye-bye, dude!

♪ Alone and forsaken
by fate and by man ♪

♪ Oh Lord, if you hear me,
please hold to my hand ♪

♪ Oh, please understand ♪

♪ Oh, where has she gone to ♪

♪ Oh, where can she be ♪

♪ She may have forsaken
some other like me ♪

♪ She promised to honor,
to love, and obey ♪

♪ Each vow was a plaything
that she threw away ♪

♪ The darkness is fallin',
the sky has turned gray ♪

♪ A hound in the distance
is starting to bay ♪

♪ I wonder, I wonder
what she's thinkin' of ♪

♪ Forsaken, forgotten without any love ♪


All right. That's enough for today.



- Slow down.
- This is slow.

- What am I even eating?
- That is -year-old

Chef Boyardee ravioli.

- [MOUTH FULL] That guy was good.
- I actually agree.

How long we staying out here?

I figure I sleep tonight...

and drive tomorrow all day, all night,

get us to Wyoming by next mornin'.

So can we start a f*re? I'm freezing.

Now, why am I gonna tell you no?

Because Infected will see the smoke.

No. Fungus isn't that smart.

This is too remote for Infected, anyway.


So what are they gonna do? Rob us?

Oh, they'll have way
more in mind than that.


Actually smells kinda good.

- Well, that would be Frank's then.



- [LOUDER] Joel.
- What?

- Can I ask you a serious question?
- Yeah.


"Why did the scarecrow get an award?"

Because he was outstanding in his field.

[LAUGHS] You d*ck!

- Did you read this?
- No.

Now go to sleep.


Those people you said...

there's no way anyone
knows we're here, right?

No one's gonna find us.

No one's gonna find us.






[SNIFFS] Ugh! The f*ck is that?

You don't like coffee?



Is that seriously what those
Starbucks in the QZ used to sell?

Well, theirs was a lot fresher
than what Bill saved up,

but, yeah, this is what they sold.

Smells like burnt shit.


Eyes on the map.

west and then...

west for, like, ever.

Where in Wyoming did
you say your brother was?

Last contact came through
a radio tower close to Cody.


Cody, Cody. Ah, man.
That is deep up in there.

- Yeah.
- And if he's not there?

Then odds are he'll
be near a settlement,

probably close to
another city out there.

Ain't too many of 'em in Wyoming.


- Cheyenne.
- Che... really?

Cheyenne... Laramie...


What's his name?

- Whose name?
- Your brother.

- Tommy.
- Younger or older?

- Younger.
- Why isn't he with you?

- A long story.
- Is it longer than hours?

'Cause I think that's what we got.

Tommy's what we used to call a "joiner."

Dreams of becomin' a hero.

So he enlisted in the Army
right outta high school.

A few months later, they
ship him off to Desert Storm.

It's what they called that
w*r. It doesn't matter.

Point is, bein' in the Army

didn't make him feel much like a hero.

Cut to years later, outbreak happens.

He convinces me to join a group
makin' their way up to Boston,

which I did... mostly
to keep an eye on him,

keep him alive.

It's where we met Tess.

And that whole crew, we, uh...

Well, for what it was, it worked.

And then Tommy meets Marlene.

She talks him into
joinin' the Fireflies.

Same mistake he made when he was .

Wants to save the world.

Pipe dream. Him,
Fireflies, all of 'em...


'Course, last I heard, he
quit the Fireflies, too.

So now he's on his own out there, and...

I gotta go get him.


If you don't think
there's hope for the world,

why bother going on?

I mean, you gotta try, right?

You haven't seen the
world, so you don't know.

You keep goin' for family.

- That's about it.
- I'm not family.


You're cargo. And I made
a promise to Tess.

And she was like family.

- What if you don't find him?
- I will.

- How do you know?
- I'm persistent.

Ya got up pretty early. If
you wanna grab more sleep...

Pfft. I'm not even tired.



Stay put.

[WIND bl*wing]

- Where are we?
- Kansas City.

How far back do we have
to go to get around this?


Screw it.

What are you doing?

We can jog right around this tunnel...

take the next ramp...

and we're back on the road. Minute tops.

Where the f*ck is the highway?

I can't tell from this.
I'm all turned around.

Don't look at the state map.

- Look at the inset.
- Well, I don't know

where we are in that either!

This is my second day
in a f*cking car, man.

I mean, I think we're heading north?

- It's gotta be the right.

What the f*ck?


- Is that the QZ?

ELLIE: Where the f*ck is FEDRA?

MAN: Hey!

Please help!

Put your seatbelt on.

- Aren't we gonna help him?
- No.

- MAN: f*ck!

- Go, go, go!
- Joel!


JOEL: f*ck.


- Are you okay?
- Yeah.

- You're not hurt? Nothin'?
- I don't think so.

- [g*n]

[SHOUTS] Belts off. Fast!



PERSON: Let's see you, f*ck!

Give us your shit, you
make it through this!

I promise!

JOEL: Hey, you see that hole?

- Can you squeeze through?
- [g*n]

PERSON: Last chance!

When I say go, you crawl to that wall,

and you squeeze through,
and you don't come out

- until I say, okay?
- [g*n]


And they're not gonna
h*t you. Look at me!

- They're not gonna h*t you.
- [g*n]

You stay down, you stay
low, you stay quiet.


- Okay.
- Okay.




PERSON: f*ck!

PERSON: You f*ck!










Now you're gonna f*ck' pay!

What you f*ck' did,

you f*ck' k*lled
yourself, f*ck!







No, no, no, no, no!
It's okay. It's okay.

It's over. We're not fighting anymore.

I'm gonna go home.
I'll tell everyone you're good.

[CRIES] I don't know what to do.

My legs don't work. [PANTING]

My mom isn't far, if
you could get me to her.


We could trade with you guys.

We could be friends. I didn't know.

I'm Bryan. I'm Bryan.

What's your name? [SNIFFLES]



Wait, wait, wait.


You can have it... It's a good Kn*fe.

Get back behind the wall.

No, no, no, no! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Please, please. We could just talk.
I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Please, please. No, no, no! Please!

No, please! Please! I'm sorry!

I'm sorry! Please!

You don't have to! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

Please! No, no, no! We can just talk!

We can just talk! Mom! Mom! Mom!



JOEL: Ellie, I gotta get in there.

I can't fit through.

- There's some stuff against the door.
- Well, can you move it?

- Let's go. Fast.
- Right.



I'm okay... I'm good.

I, uh, got some food in here still,

and I got your light still.

[EXHALES] What now?

- We go up.
- To get a better look?

Hopefully, we spot a clear route out.

Stay close.

Got it.


PERSON: Bryan!


Body, body!

They got f*ck' Bryan!

EDELSTEIN: I told you. I was alone.

I haven't seen any of those
people since that night.

What else do you want me to say?

I don't know. The truth?


[SIGHS] The Bergquists, hm? No?

Mark Anthony Halpin.

Carrie Schreiber. You haven't seen them?

The Chans? Henry Burrell.


You know where Henry is.

- _
- [SIGHS] Lawyer.

Medical attention.

Family visit.

I wonder if this is the cell...

where my brother was beaten to death.

Oh, you were wronged.

And I'm sorry.

But this has gone too far.

It has to stop.

Oh, it has to stop now, you mean?

Now that you're in the cell.

But before, people dying was okay.

When you were safe and protected,

and ratting on your neighbors to FEDRA.

They put a g*n to my head.


Have I satisfied the necessary
conditions for you to talk?

Kathleen, for God's sake.

I delivered you.

I held you in my hands.

I never told them anything
about your brother.

But Henry did.

And we know that he's still in the city.

And I think that you know that, too.


[SIGHS] Where is he?

You think I won't do it?

I'm your doctor.



Who did this?

We think it was outsiders.

We found a truck, loaded.

It's not a FEDRA vehicle,

but they were heavily supplied.

Could be mercs.

Well, if Henry has a radio...

maybe he found someone out there.

He... M... Maybe he
called these guys in.

Will he live?

What if I had a doctor?

MEDIC: There's no chance. I'm sorry.

KATHLEEN: Open it.

- [THUD]

This is Henry's work.


And he won't stop until we stop him.

Find who did this.

Find every collaborator

and k*ll them all.




They're not FEDRA,
and they're not Fireflies,

so who are they?

JOEL: People.

Are we okay in here?

For a little bit, maybe.

Looks like they're checkin'
out apartment buildings first.

But they'll be coming through
these places soon enough.

There's a really tall building,
like, four blocks away.

- Yeah. Saw it.
- So that's the one?

As soon as we don't
hear a truck, we move.

Fast as we can.


Are you okay?

I'm all right.

Are you all right?


Thing is, is I didn't hear
that guy comin', and...

you shouldn't have had to...

you know?

Well, you're glad I did, right?

You're just a kid.

You shouldn't know what it means to...

It's not like you k*lled him.


sh**t' or...

I know what it's like...

first time that you, uh, hurt...

someone like that.

If you, uh...

w... uh...

- [SIGHS] I'm not good at this.
- Yeah, you really aren't.

I mean, it was my fault.

You shouldn't have had to.

And I'm sorry.



It wasn't my first time.


[b*llet CLINKS]

Show me your grip.

Finger off the trigger.

- Now, who taught you that?
- FEDRA school.


- Your thumb...
- Mm-hmm.

Over your thumb.

Left hand... squeezes down on the right.

You got it?

There ya go.

Look it.



[LOADS g*n]

Uh-uh. You put it in your pack.

You'll sh**t your damn ass off.


We'll get through this.

I know.


KATHLEEN: No sign of them. You?




They're out of food.

Henry won't let Sam starve.

Double the guards around our provisions.

He's f*cking close. I can feel it.






- f*ck, f*ck.


When do we tell the others?

Not yet.

Let's just handle
what we have to handle.

- We can deal with this after.
- Kathleen...


Seal off the building for now.



You're just gonna put your foot here.

One, two...

- Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit.
- Straighten up. I got you.


- ELLIE: Okay, I'm in.
- Take a look around first.

- Ellie.


Where would you be without me, huh?

- By now, Wyoming.
- Oh, yeah.

Walked into that one.

All right. We'll make our
way up, and come morning,

I'll take a look at the
city, and find our way out.

We're goin' up flights?


But no...

not all the way.

How far?

- As far as I can make it.



Hey, you know that guy
who said he was hurt?

How did you know it was an ambush?

I've been on both sides.

It was a long time ago.

We did what we needed to survive.

You and Tess?

And the people we were with.

My brother, too.

Did you k*ll innocent people?



Holy shit.

- Yeah.
- Thirty-three floors. That's good.

It's gonna have to be.

- Come on.
- Gimme a minute.

Get up, you lazy ass.

[GRUNTS] Lazy ass.

Fifty-six years old, you little shit.





[LOUDER] Joel.

- What?
- What are you doing?

I don't want someone sneakin' up
on us while we're sleepin'.

Ohh, I get it.

Crunch, crunch, crunch.

Are you sure you're gonna hear it?

Of course, I'll hear it.
That's the damn point.


Well, good night. [SIGHS]


Yeah, good night.

- Hey.
- Yeah?

When we were talkin'
about hurtin' people...

what did you mean it
wasn't your first time?

I don't wanna talk about it.

All right.

You don't have to.

I'm just sayin'...

it isn't fair, your age...

havin' to deal with all of this...

So it gets easier when you get older?

No, not really.

But still.

The reason I asked whether
you'd hear the glass or not

is 'cause I've noticed you don't
hear too well from your right side.

Is it 'cause you were sh*t there?

Probably more from sh**t'.

So if you wanna keep your
hearin', you stick to that Kn*fe.

- Joel?
- Hm?

Did you know diarrhea is hereditary?

- What?
- Yeah.

It runs in your jeans.


[SOFTLY] Jesus.


That is so g*dd*mn stupid.

- You laughed, f*ck.
- I didn't laugh.

- Yes, you did.
- Jesus, I'm losin' it.

You're losin' it big time.


- Go to sleep.
- ELLIE: [LAUGHING] You go to sleep...

[MUFFLED]: Joel?

[LOUDER] Joel!


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