Culture

‘The Last of Us’: Creators Break Down Tess’s Haunting Kiss Scene: ‘We Landed on This Nightmare Fuel’


Characters Tess, Joel, and Ellie in 'The Last of Us' Episode 2.
Characters Tess, Joel, and Ellie in ‘The Last of Us’ Episode 2 | via HBO

Tess sacrifices herself in ‘The Last of Us’ to save Ellie and Joel

The Last of Us Episode 2 begins in Jakarta, Indonesia. A leading scientist investigates a dead body. When removing a piece of moving fungi from the victim’s mouth, she is shaken to her core and runs away. In a military commander’s office, she learns the truth about where the virus came from in The Last of Us. She reveals there is no cure and no vaccine. The only option is death.

The episode continues where Joel (Pedro Pascal), Ellie (Bella Ramsey), and Tess (Anna Torv) traveling through Boston on the grid. Tess and Joel are wary of Ellie after learning she tests positive for the virus in The Last of Us. They soon learn she was bitten while exploring an abandoned mall but never turned. While in the hotel, they realize their original route will not work.

There is no option but to go the dangerous way through a previously infected museum. But they soon run into a Clicker. While Ellie is bitten and heals, The Last of Us begins the end of Tess’s story as she is bitten. As they make it to the rendezvous point where they would meet with the Fireflies, they learn all of them are dead.

They likely got infected and shot themselves to stop the spread, but it proves futile as some begin to turn. The commotion alerts the other Clickers nearby. With limited time, Tess sacrifices herself. She says her heartfelt goodbye to Joel, puts gasoline on the floor, and urges them to leave. As the Clickers invade, Tess is frozen with fear as one of them casually walks closer to her. Fans watch as Tess has a creepy and horrifying tendril kiss with the Clicker in The Last of Us before she drops the lighter, killing them all.

‘The Last of Us’ creators explain Tess’s kiss was to depict the different functions of fungi

There is no denying that Tess’s last moments with the squirming fungi tendril kiss is a thing of nightmares, even for a series like The Last of Us. Fans may notice that the particular

HBO‘s The Last of Us series is doing the job of effectively scarring its viewers. The series first shook fans to their core with its opening scene of a 1960s interview with two Epidemiologists who foreshadow the horrid Cordyceps virus. The chilling reality of the fungal virus took on an even darker turn in The Last of Us Episode 2 with Tess’s tragic storyline and kiss.

[WARNING: This article contains spoilers for The Last of Us.]

Characters Tess, Joel, and Ellie in ‘The Last of Us’ Episode 2 | via HBO

Tess sacrifices herself in ‘The Last of Us’ to save Ellie and Joel

The Last of Us Episode 2 begins in Jakarta, Indonesia. A leading scientist investigates a dead body. When removing a piece of moving fungi from the victim’s mouth, she is shaken to her core and runs away. In a military commander’s office, she learns the truth about where the virus came from in The Last of Us. She reveals there is no cure and no vaccine. The only option is death.

The episode continues where Joel (Pedro Pascal), Ellie (Bella Ramsey), and Tess (Anna Torv) traveling through Boston on the grid. Tess and Joel are wary of Ellie after learning she tests positive for the virus in The Last of Us. They soon learn she was bitten while exploring an abandoned mall but never turned. While in the hotel, they realize their original route will not work.

There is no option but to go the dangerous way through a previously infected museum. But they soon run into a Clicker. While Ellie is bitten and heals, The Last of Us begins the end of Tess’s story as she is bitten. As they make it to the rendezvous point where they would meet with the Fireflies, they learn all of them are dead.

They likely got infected and shot themselves to stop the spread, but it proves futile as some begin to turn. The commotion alerts the other Clickers nearby. With limited time, Tess sacrifices herself. She says her heartfelt goodbye to Joel, puts gasoline on the floor, and urges them to leave. As the Clickers invade, Tess is frozen with fear as one of them casually walks closer to her. Fans watch as Tess has a creepy and horrifying tendril kiss with the Clicker in The Last of Us before she drops the lighter, killing them all.

‘The Last of Us’ creators explain Tess’s kiss was to depict the different functions of fungi

There is no denying that Tess’s last moments with the squirming fungi tendril kiss is a thing of nightmares, even for a series like The Last of Us. Fans may notice that the particular detail sways from the video games. According to Variety, creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckman wanted to explore the multiple layers of how fungi work beyond a simple zombie bite.

Mazin explains the idea came from an image an artist “created of somebody that had become …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *