Joel and Ellie are about to return to your TV sooner than you think. HBO has announced that Episode 5 of The Last of Us, its critically praised and widely watched thriller, will be premiere on HBO on Demand and HBO Max this Friday, February 10.
Wondering how exactly you can watch this new episode and why this change is happening? We have your back. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch The Last of Us Episode 5, whether you want to watch it early or if you want to wait until Sunday.
When Does The Last of Us Episode 5 Premiere on HBO and HBO Max?
Good news; you’re getting a double dose of The Last of Us this week. Episode 5 of the HBO staple will premiere on Friday, February 10 on both HBO on Demand and HBO Max. Just like on Sundays, this new episode will premiere at 9/8c p.m.
Don’t want to mess up your Sunday night groove? Don’t worry. Episode 5 will also premiere on HBO’s linear channels Sunday, February 12.
Titled “Endure and Survive”, the episode is a callback to something Ellie says to Joel in the game. After a big battle, she quotes Savage Starlight, the comic that she’s been reading, saying: “To the edge of the universe and back. Endure and survive.” This upcoming episode will serve as a part two for the Kansas City chapter of this show.
Why Will The Last of Us Episode 5 Premiere on Friday?
It’s all because of the Super Bowl. The Chiefs versus the Eagles starts on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET. The game’s expected to last for about three and a half hours, which cuts into The Last of Us‘ typical Sunday night block. By moving this week’s episode to Sunday, HBO is choosing not to compete with football’s biggest night.
When Will The Last of Us Episode 6 Premiere?
After this week, The Last of Us will return to its normal schedule. Episode 6 will premiere on Sunday, February 19. New episodes will premiere on Sundays until this season’s finale on March 12.
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