The finale of HBO's excellent The Last of Us adaptation aired last night, and while perhaps not as impactful as we found the source material to be, it was still a fitting conclusion to a great series. Eagle-eyed observers might have spotted a familiar face (albeit obscured) during one of the episode's most climactic scenes.
We will try to be circumspect, but be advised that you may encounter spoilers for The Last of Us: Part II and potentially season 2 of the HBO show ahead!
Voice actress and industry juggernaut Laura Bailey appears as one of the nurses in the operating room where Joel rescues Ellie. Don't be too hard on yourself for not noticing, as a surgical mask covers her face. Bailey portrays Abby in The Last of Us: Part II, a complicated antagonist who will go on to have very messy run-ins with Joel and, later, with Ellie.
Considering the events that transpire in that operating room are core to Abby's character development, it will be fascinating to see how the story will unfold in the seasons to come. After the finale aired, Naughty Dog VP Neil Druckmann shared a cheeky text Bailey sent him, pictured below. If you know, you know!
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