Since I've never played the video game the show is based on, I went into this show knowing only the basic premise of the game and a few things I'd gleaned from Twitter, so I thought I was in for more scares and gore than anything.
Before I started my binge watch, I did not expect to spend the day crying my eyes out.
Here are 15 of the saddest moments of the series, from (in my opinion) least to most devastating:
15.When Joel builds a gravestone for Tess
14.When Joel flashes back to Sarah's death before protecting Ellie
13.When Ellie confronts Joel about leaving her and tells him she knows about Sarah
12.When Bill gets shot
11.When Professor Pertiwi explains that there's no vaccine or treatment for the infection
10.When Joel admits to Tommy what he’s been going through
9.When Tess sacrifices herself so Joel and Ellie can escape
8.When Ellie fights off David, kills him, and then reunites with Joel
7.When Sarah died
6.When we saw Ellie's birth and what happened to her mom, Anna
5.When Joel goes to save Ellie, even though he knows it might mean dooming the world
4.And when he lies to Ellie about it after
3.When Henry shoots Sam and then kills himself after Sam's been infected
2.When Ellie and Riley are both bitten by an infected and we know there's only hope for one of them, even though they don't
1.When Bill and Frank spent their last day together
What moments had you crying the hardest during Season 1 of The Last of Us? Sound off in the comments.