Emotions were running high in last week's episode of The Last of Us, which recounted the events of the first game's devastating Left Behind expansion. Things aren't about to get any easier for Ellie (Bella Ramsey) in episode 8, either.
Although stitched up and stable following his run-in with some stabby men at the university, Joel (Pedro Pascal) is still out of commission while he recovers, leaving Ellie to fend for herself.
As you can see in the trailer below, Ellie crosses paths with David (Scott Sheperd), a man who runs what appears to be a cult. David is keen on taking Ellie under his wing, much to the chagrin of the cult leader's right hand man, James (Troy Baker).
Yes, you read that correctly — Troy Baker, who brilliantly voiced Joel in The Last of Us video games, takes on a different role in HBO's live action adaptation, and we can't wait to see what he brings to the table.
Alright, no more story details — here's everything you need to know about how to watch The Last of Us episode 8, in Australia today.
How to watch The Last of Us episode 8 in Australia
As expected, The Last of Us has taken the usual spot allotted to HBO's blockbuster shows, with new episodes fast-tracked every Monday until the first season ends on March 13, 2023. Episode 8 of The Last of Us is titled 'When We Are in Need' and is expected to run around 60 minutes.
As Australia's streaming home for HBO content, Binge is the easiest and most affordable way to stream The Last of Us in Australia. Pricing starts at just AU$10 a month for one SD stream, moving up to AU$16 a month for two HD streams and AU$18 a month for four HD streams.
On top of being able to stream current HBO hits like House of the Dragon, Succession and The White Lotus, a Binge subscription also gets you access to the vast majority of HBO's celebrated back catalogue, which includes the likes of Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and The Wire.
Alternatively, if you haven't signed up to Binge before, you can take advantage of the service's generous 14-day free trial period, allowing you check out The Last of Us at no cost to you.
Another way to stream The Last of Us in Australia is via Foxtel Now, a streaming service which aims to provide subscribers with the complete Foxtel experience. That means you also get access to live Foxtel channels, along with the option of additional Sports and Movies packages.
That said, Foxtel Now isn't exactly cheap — prices start at AU$25 a month for the mandatory Essentials pack, with extra charges for any additional packs you add on after that.
Thankfully, The Last of Us is part of the Essentials pack, so you won't need to pay anything extra in order to watch it. Additionally, those who've never signed up to Foxtel Now before can check service without paying anything, thanks to the service's 10-day free trial period.
The Last of Us episodes schedule
The Last of Us episode 1 — Monday, Jan. 16 at 1PM (AEDT) The Last of Us episode 2 — Monday, Jan. 23 at 1PM (AEDT) The Last of Us episode 3 — Monday, Jan. 30 at 1PM (AEDT) The Last of Us episode 4 — Monday, Feb. 6 at 1PM (AEDT) The Last of Us episode 5 — Monday, Feb. 13 at 1PM (AEDT) The Last of Us episode 6 — Monday, Feb. 20 at 1PM (AEDT) The Last of Us episode 7 — Monday, Feb. 27 at 1PM (AEDT)
- The Last of Us episode 8 — Monday, March 6 at 1PM (AEDT)
- The Last of Us episode 9 — Monday, March 13 at 1PM (AEDT)
The Last of Us cast
The Last of Us is led by Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Narcos) as Joel, while Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) plays Ellie. Fans of the video game should note that Merle Dandridge reprises her role as Marlene after having voiced the character in the video games. Jeffrey Pierce, who voiced the character of Tommy in the games plays Perry in the TV adaptation.
- Pedro Pascal as Joel
- Bella Ramsey as Ellie
- Gabriel Luna as Tommy
- Anna Torv as Tess
- Nico Parker as Sarah
- Nick Offerman as Bill
- Murray Bartlett as Frank
- Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
- Storm Reid as Riley
- Merle Dandridge as Marlene
- Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
- Lamar Johnson as Henry
- Keivonn Woodard as Sam
- Graham Greene as Marlon
- Elaine Miles as Florence
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Stephen Lambrechts is the Managing Editor of Tom's Guide AU and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming for the last 15 years. Before Tom's Guide, he spent several years as a Senior Journalist at TechRadar, had a brief stint as Editor in Chief at Official Xbox Magazine Australia, and has written for such publications as APC, TechLife Australia, T3, FilmInk, AskMen, Daily Telegraph and IGN. He's an expert when it comes to smartphones, TVs, gaming and streaming. In his spare time, he enjoys watching obscure horror movies on physical media, keeping an eye on the latest retro sneaker releases and listening to vinyl. Occasionally, he also indulges in other non-hipster stuff, like hiking.