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The despair simply retains approaching The Last of Us. For its second week in a row, (*2*)s huge Sunday evening drama has delivered one other deeply upsetting character dying. And similar to with the present’s premiere, this emotional intestine punch needs to be acquainted to anybody who’s a fan of the video games. Spoilers forward for The Last of Us Episode 2. 

In the ultimate moments of “When You’re Lost within the Darkness”, Joel (Pedro Pascal), Ellie (Bella Ramsey), and Tess (Anna Torv) lastly managed to flee the quarantine zone. That’s the place “Infected” picks up. As Joel and Tess query whether or not they can belief Ellie and her alleged immunity, our trio choose their approach by way of the stays of Boston.

As they accomplish that, Tess explains the contaminated to Ellie. “The fungus additionally grows underground, lengthy fibers like wires, some of them stretching over a mile,” Tess tells Ellie after seeing a horde of Runners clumped collectively. “You step on a patch of Cordyceps in a single place and you’ll wake a dozen contaminated from elsewhere. Now they know the place you’re, now they arrive. You’re not immune from being ripped aside.”

Between this scene, Episode 2’s opening in Indonesia, and Episode 1’s speak present introduction, The Last of Us has been devoting extra time to explaining how this an infection works than the video games ever did. But sequence co-creators Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin assured Decider that wouldn’t be the case for lengthy.

“What was vital early on within the story is to ascertain how this factor operates, how actual it’s, as a result of it’s based mostly on an actual fungus that penetrates bugs’ minds and takes management of them. There’s an actual concern that it might leap to different species,” Mazin informed Decider. “But then the present is a lot about Joel and Ellie and their journey and never staying in that sort of high-level view. Even after we’re explaining and exhibiting these things, it was vital to maintain it as a personality drama.”

After seeing that foreboding horde, a pair of street blocks pressure Joel, Ellie, and Tess to enter a clearly harmful museum. That’s the place they arrive face-to-face with two Clickers. After lots of sneaking and a few fast gun work, Joel is ready to take them each out, however not earlier than one of the Clickers bites Ellie. She’s protected as a result of of her immunity, however sadly, she’s not the one one to return out of this encounter bitten.

Does Tess Die in The Last of Us?

Toward the top of “Infected”, Tess and Joel lastly make it to the Fireflies base the place they’re alleged to drop off Ellie. The unhealthy information? All of them are already useless. Joel and Tess speculate that one of the Fireflies was contaminated and that the wholesome ones fought the sick ones till everybody died. The even worse information? Tess is contaminated as nicely.

Ellie is the primary to determine that she was bitten on the museum. But as a substitute of preventing for her personal life, Tess makes use of her restricted time left to knock over drums of gasoline and motive with Joel. Knowing {that a} horde is coming, she begs her accomplice to take the child to their associates Bill and Frank. “I by no means ask you for something, to not really feel the way in which I felt,” Tess pleads. “This is your likelihood. You get her there. You maintain her alive. And you set all the pieces proper — all of the shit we did. Please say sure, Joel. Please.”

That’s all of the convincing Joel wants. He takes Ellie and forces her to go away Tess behind. In her remaining moments, Tess repeatedly tries to ignite a lighter as she single-handedly faces down a horde. One of the Runners spots her, and in a single of probably the most disturbing elements of the sequence, forces its fungi-coated tongue down her throat. Thankfully, that’s when Tess’ lighter lastly works. “Infected” ends with an enormous explosion that takes out the horde in addition to our salty smuggler. So sure, Tess is useless (although this is probably not the final we see of Anna Torv on the sequence).

Rest in peace, Tess. You weren’t precisely one, however you stood up when it mattered most.

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