The Last Of Us Episode 5 To Premiere Early On HBO Max. Here’s When & How To Watch It For Free

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The Last Of Us Episode 5 To Premiere Early On HBO Max. Here's When & How To Watch It For Free
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If you have HBO Max subscription, you can see Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) early next week to get ahead of Super Bowl LVII. Yes, you heard it right. The Last Of Us episode 5 will debut ahead of its schedule. The move comes as HBO’s original drama continues to gain new fans and grow with each new episode. After garnering the network’s second-highest audience for a series debut in a decade, trailing only the juggernaut Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, The Last of Us went on to produce record growth from a premiere to Episode 2 as the series drew in its last skeptics.

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Meanwhile, Episode 3 has been the series’ highlight to date, attracting 6.4 million viewers, making it the most watched episode to watch, which is largely regarded as its most emotional episode to date. The early release of Episode 5 will profit from its enormous success. However, this is not meant to continue since the remaining episodes will air at their regular Sunday times until the finale on March 12.

When will The Last Of Us episode 5 air on HBO Max?

The Last of Us will air Episode 5 two days early on Friday, February 10, at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on the streamer and HBO On Demand. The linear broadcast on HBO’s cable network will continue to air on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 9 p.m. ET. This brings the latest Ellie and Joel adventure to viewers before the big game on Sunday, which pits the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Can you watch it for free?

Unfortunately, HBO Max does not offer a free trial at this time. HBO Max subscriptions cost $14.99 per month for an ad-free plan and $9.99 per month for an ad-supported plan. You can register here. HBO Max is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more devices. Additionally, Amazon Prime subscribers may subscribe to HBO Max for $14.99 per month, the same price as on other platforms, via the Prime Video app or by visiting

However, there are workarounds to watch your favorite HBO Max movies/shows for free. All you need to do is opt-in for a 30-day trial with Hulu. Once you have received your free one-month subscription, you can watch all the HBO Max content, including The Last Of Us, with your Hulu account. But be warned: if you want to extend your subscription, it will cost you $14.99/month.

The Last Of Us Episode 5: What to expect?

Melanie Lynskey and Jeffrey Pierce will make their show debuts this week as the show tackles the Pittsburgh region of the game. Lynskey plays Kathleen, an original character who appears to be a serious threat to Joel and Ellie as they try to evade her and her guys around town. If this is the Pittsburgh Quarantine Zone section, it’s already shaping up to be another break from the game by giving some of the raiders in town names and personalities rather than just producing a group of random bad guys for the pair to fight through.

The Last of Us recently received a second-season renewal, which bodes well for the show’s long-term prospects. Druckmann and Mazin still have a lot of material to work with, such as the Left Behind DLC, which follows Ellie in a flashback looking back at her days with her close friend and love interest Riley, and The Last of Us Part II, which takes place years later and explores the cycle of revenge between Ellie, Joel, and a new character Abby.

Oviya Priyadharshini

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