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Stephen King Called Out "The Last Of Us" Scene For Being Set "10 Miles West Of Boston"

By Alex Gurley,


🚨 WARNING — spoilers ahead for The Last of Us Episode 3 🚨

Stephen King has a big question about Episode 3 of The Last of Us .
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Over the weekend, the latest episode of the series debuted — titled "Long, Long Time" — and honestly, it was a perfect episode of TV .
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The third episode featured the show's first departure from the video games as Bill ( Nick Offerman ) and Frank's ( Murray Bartlett ) incredible love story play out over the years.

And while it was a beautiful episode, there was one moment that left fans scratching their heads — especially if they have ever lived in New England.
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While setting the scene, an establishing shot shows what is meant to be "10 miles west of Boston"...and it's most definitely not 10 miles outside of Boston.

Given there are no mountainous backdrops so close to Boston, Stephen, a New England native, had to share his thoughts online.
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"THE LAST OF US. Episode 3: Do you really want to tell me that’s 10 miles west of Boston?" Stephen wrote on Twitter.

THE LAST OF US. Episode 3: Do you really want to tell me that’s 10 miles west of Boston?

@StephenKing 12:43 AM - 31 Jan 2023

It turns out Stephen wasn't alone in his thoughts because the whole thing actually caused quite the commotion on social media:

I live 10 miles west of Boston. These mountains are ruining my life

@PeteBlackburn 04:59 AM - 30 Jan 2023

Every time they show the geography of the Greater Boston area on The Last of Us

@Cherbal_essence 12:00 PM - 30 Jan 2023

I do expect to love this episode of The Last of Us, but um... this is could not look less like 10 miles west of Boston

@CarolineWazer 02:59 AM - 31 Jan 2023

[mountains as far as the eye can see]the last of us: there she is. boston, massachusetts

@_adamlondon 11:24 PM - 30 Jan 2023

getting belligerently angry when “the last of us” tries to claim that a mountainous terrain that’s clearly northwestern is “10 miles west of boston”

@hannahgais 04:45 AM - 30 Jan 2023

And while the moment was confusing for some New Englanders, the episode still got praise from Stephen.
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"That’s what you got out of one of the most beautiful episodes of television?" one fan wrote, to which the iconic author responded, "Oh, I liked it fine. Just sayin'."

Oh, I liked it fine.Just sayin’.

@StephenKing 02:44 AM - 31 Jan 2023

You can watch The Last of Us , Episodes 1–3, on HBO now.

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