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Do Henry and Sam Die in The Last of Us?

Episode 5 of The Last of Us TV series sees Henry and Sam die, which is, unfortunately, the same fate they succumb to in the game.

In the game, Sam becomes infected, forcing Henry to shoot and kill him reluctantly. Henry then shoots himself, which is how the show’s fifth episode pans out as well.

The episode is certainly a heart-wrenching one as even though we see very little of Sam, we come to see the great friendship he builds with Ellie in such a short space of time.

The two characters are excellently portrayed in the series which is all down to the actor who plays Henry, and the actor who plays Sam.

Although the fate of the characters is fairly accurate to the source material, there are some key differences.

For one, in the game, Henry solely blames the death of his brother on Joel. Before fatally ending his own life, Henry points the gun at Joel, claiming it was “all [Joel’s] fault” and then shoots himself instead.

However, in the show, Henry can’t believe what he has done and instead of blaming Joel, he blames himself. Racked with the guilt of killing his brother, he ends his own life.

Henry after shooting Sam The Last of Us
Credit: HBO

While there are minor changes from the game, the result is fairly similar. The major plot line of Henry and Sam unfortunately dying and Joel and Ellie becoming noticeably affected remains the same.

After the incident, Joel buries the siblings and Ellie puts a note on Sam’s grave with the words “I’m sorry’. This insinuates she holds some form of guilt after she failed to “cure” Sam with her blood.

Meanwhile, Joel looks at his traveling companion with a somber expression as she walks away.

As Joel and Ellie grow closer, it will be interesting to see how the pair handle these deaths. In the game, Joel simply tells her not to mention them again.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the next episode of The Last of Us by knowing all the details. Based on the series so far, it is sure to be a massive hit!

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