No, please, not the puns
In the show, Ellie and Joel bond over a joke book compiling a bunch of awful puns, like: “It doesn’t matter how much you push the envelope — it’ll still be stationary.” The book, titled ‘No Pun Intended: Volume Too,’ is found in the games, given to Ellie by Riley in the Left Behind DLC expansion.
Episode 5, “Endure and Survive”
“Endure and Survive” fleshes out the backstory of the brother duo Henry (Lamar Johnson) and Sam (Keivonn Woodard), leading up to a similarly tragic demise as that in the source material.
In the TV show, Ellie and Sam bond over the fictional Savage Starlight comic book series, cross-comparing which issues they both own and have read. Ellie’s favorite pastime, the comic books are a collectable item the player can find on their travels across America in the game.
The underground community
In the show, Joel, Ellie, Henry and Sam stumble upon the remains of a small settlement that seemingly set up in the tunnels below Kansas City. They spend much of their time in what looks to have been the ramshackle classroom and play area, playing with coloring books and kicking footballs while they wait for the protection of night outside.
In the video game, the player can find notes that tell the sad tale of this community, led by a man called Ish, who was one of the few survivors to escape after a horde of infected managed to make their way in. “We just couldn’t tell this story in the show,” Druckmann explained on the official Last of Us podcast. “There was just no way we could do it, but we wanted to honor that this place existed.”
More harrowingly, guest actor Melanie Lynskey confirmed on Twitter that the kid Clicker seen attacking Ellie in the episode’s climax was turned after the infected overran the settlement.