The Last of Us episode 7 release date and time: How to watch right now on HBO and HBO Max

Bella Ramsey as Ellie in The Last of Us episode 7
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It's time to hit "play" and watch The Last of Us episode 7 online tonight, as this latest episode is now live on HBO Max. And this week's edition will reveal more of what Marlene was talking about in the first episode.

The Last of Us HBO Max episode 7 release date, time

U.S. date and time: The Last of Us episode 7 is available on demand, having released on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on HBO and HBO Max.
The Last of Us U.K. release date: Monday (Feb. 27) at 2 a.m. GMT on Sky Atlantic and NOW.
The Last of Us AU release date: Monday (Feb. 27) at 1 p.m. AEDT on Binge and Foxtel Now.

If you remember, Marlene provoked a very strong reaction out of Ellie (Bella Ramsey) when mentioning Riley (Storm Reid). Gamers who played The Last of Us' Left Behind DLC probably also had a strong reaction. And we'll finally get to meet Riley in The Last of Us episode 7, when it rewinds the clock back to weeks before Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie met. 

As seen in the preview below, Ellie was even more miserable back before she went on this mission. That said, you may prefer to go into the episode without watching the trailer — that's your call. But as I detailed in Tom's Guide's The Last of Us episode 6 recap and review, a cliffhanger left Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) after a run-in with thugs that left Joel gravely wounded. 

As Marlene mentioned, Riley’s enlisted with the Fireflies. This should cause some drama between her and Ellie, as the latter is still with FEDRA.

Those unfamiliar with Storm Reid should expect a great performance. She's more than proven her acting chops in Euphoria as Gia Bennett, the younger sister of Zendaya's Rue.

To see those details and more, check out the below trailer (HBO's already confirmed The Last of Us season 2, by the way). Here's everything you need to know about how to watch The Last of Us episode 7, no matter where you are.

Oh, and now that the episode has aired, check out our The Last of Us episode 7 recap and review once you've finished it.

How to watch The Last of Us episode 7 online in the US

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HBO and HBO Max are the two ways to watch The Last of Us episode 7 online in the U.S.. 

Back on its regular schedule, The Last of Us episode 7 broadcasts on Sunday (Feb. 26) on HBO at 9 p.m. ET, and streams on HBO Max at the same time.

Scroll down for the full schedule.

HBO Max

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How to watch The Last of Us episode 7 online in the UK

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The Last of Us episode 7 is going to air on Sky Atlantic (the normal home for HBO and HBO Max Originals in the UK) and NOW in the U.K. So, look for it at 2 a.m. GMT on Monday (Feb. 27). The episode also re-airs at the more normal time of 9 p.m. GMT.

Visiting the UK and can't find it either? Try one of the best VPNs to log in back home to use the apps you prefer.

How to watch The Last of Us episode 7 online in Canada

Crave is the home of The Last of Us in Canada, and episode 7 will air at its normal time, just like it does in the U.S.. So, get ready to watch The Last of Us episode 7 at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday (Feb. 26) on Crave's HBO channel.

Of course, those on vacation in Canada who stream live with their friends in the U.S. or U.K. will need one of the best VPNs to log in back home to use the service you prefer.

How to watch The Last of Us episode 7 online in Australia

Binge is the place you want to go to watch The Last of Us episode 7 online in Australia. So, on Monday (Feb. 27) look for the new episode at 1 p.m. AEDT.

Binge is free for the first 14 days, and starts at $10 per month for one screen and SD viewing.

The Last of Us episodes schedule

The Last of Us cast

The Last of Us is led by Pedro Pascal as Joel, who is a survivor in the pandemic-ravaged America. Fans of the video game should note that Merle Dandridge voiced the character Marlene in the video games, and that Jeffrey Pierce provided the voice of Tommy in The Last of Us games.

  • 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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