in the meantime Last of Us It has done an impeccable job of adapting an acclaimed video game into a gripping drama series, and the show has already made some notable adjustments in its jump from the PlayStation console to HBO. One of those moments is the death of Anna Torv’s Tess, who is taken out by a series of characters who are completely different from the game.
During the show, Tess reveals she became infected during a terrifying encounter with a trio of clickers while making her way through Boston’s run-down museum. He knows better and encourages Joel (Pedro Pascal) not to abandon his mission to deliver Ellie (Bella Ramsey) to Firefly. Ellie was also bitten in her attack, but unlike her Tess, she shows no signs of infection. This only further proves that Ellie is somehow immune to Cordyceps outbreaks.
When Joel and Ellie leave Tess behind in the old state capitol, she attracts a horde of clickers to her as she attempts to detonate a spilled barrel of gasoline. When Tess was finally able to move her lighter, one clicker approached her and stuck his tendrils up her mouth in one of her show’s most egregious moments. (Fans went wild on her social media.) Luckily for Tess, the “kiss” doesn’t last long before the place goes up in flames.
In games, things play out differently.via pop buzz:
However, instead of being attacked by the infected and self-destructing, Tess dies in-game at the hands of FEDRA.
The Federal Disaster Response Agency (FEDRA) manages to catch up with Joel and Tess as they try to capture Ellie. Tess then stays behind, serving as a distraction while Joel and Ellie move on. Tess tries to kill as many people as possible before dying off-screen. Gameplay shows Joel looking down at the lobby when it is confirmed that Tess has been killed.
As for the reason for the change, showrunner Craig Mazin explained that it didn’t make sense for FEDRA to be in the area, and more importantly, he wanted to highlight the clicker’s connections.
“We wanted an opportunity to show a different consequence of infection, which is a community like disease, rather than just violence and terror,” Mazin told HBO’s show. Last of Us podcast“Well, we finally had a chance to show how connected they are.”
(via pop buzz)
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