The Last of Us once again proved to the fans that HBO and heartbreaking deaths are an inseparable bond. The whole cycle started with Game of Thrones which somewhat mastered the art of killing major characters. The second episode of the ongoing series based on the PlayStation Game brought back those memories from the dark past even more disgustingly.
The Last of Us Episode 2 major spoilers ahead!!!
The HBO series was one of the most anticipated projects since it was announced. Even though the casting choices raised some eyebrows, the reception received by the series promises a very bright future. The second episode has further set the internet ablaze with the death scene of Tess which is currently a major topic of discussion among fans.
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The Second Episode of The Last of Us shocked the fans
It is repeatedly stated by various sources and even the creators that the HBO series would justify the PlayStation game. Moreover, the involvement of one of the game creators Neil Druckmann with the series also assured that. But the second episode made it crystal clear that some of the key moments will be different between the game and the series. The Anna Torv character’s death is a major example of that.
To be precise, Tess’ character was already infected so she stayed back to hold back the zombie fleet while Ellie(Bella Ramsey) and Joel(Pedro Pascal) forwarded to their mission. As she covers herself and the whole Capitol building with Petrol, she was unable to light the lighter. Soon one of the monstrous creatures spots her and we get to see a disgusting moment of the zombie pushing its tendrils into Tess’ throat. Ultimately, she was able to blow off the place but that scene could hardly leave anyone’s mind.
Although The Last of Us viewers were completely taken aback by that gross kissing scene, it will stay long among everyone. It was not only surprising for the new fans but also to those familiar with the games. As Druckmann discussed, the concept of tendrils is one of the things introduced in the series and he made sure to use it in one of the most unprecedented ways. These tendrils have also created a hive-mind concept in the series which thereby raises the stakes in the show higher.
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Tess’ death takes over the internet
As soon as the second episode, Exit through the Gift Shop was launched, the internet was filled with memes and reactions from the fans who were almost on the verge of becoming sick. While some of the fans said that the grossness was unnecessary, some even used their humor to express their disgust.
We have collected some of the reactions:
That Last of Us episode was so damn good, but can anyone give me one solid reason as to why that infected had to shove its tongue down Tess' throat and deliver the one of the most disgusting looking kisses I've ever seen on live TV?? 💔💔 #TheLastofUs #HBO pic.twitter.com/SwnwYcvDxO
— Jordy (@JordyD127) January 23, 2023
That scene was disgusting beyond all worlds and stars it was next level 🤮
— … (@AH99B) January 23, 2023
Extremely confused by that moment. Like seriously wtf was that, I need answers
— Luke (@DYEC2022) January 23, 2023
I just need to know if it tickled or not
…out of curiosity of course
— Ricardo C – Imperius Comic News (@RCImperius) January 23, 2023
The way Joel didnt even get to kiss Tess meanwhile the infected did I WANT TO SCREAMMM THIS IS EVIL#TheLastOfUs#TheLastOfUsHBO pic.twitter.com/G3Mju4eWyr
— may (@gongjicheoIs) January 23, 2023
very curious to know what artistic inspiration drove Neil Druckmann to include a scene in the newest last of us episode where a zombie french kisses Tess
— Doctor Contra (@DrGrimEvil) January 23, 2023
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With so much already happening in the second episode, it can be expected that the future of The Last of Us will present more savage and shocking moments for us. Till then we can just wait and hope HBO to not repeat its Game of Thrones massacre at the end.
The first two episodes of The Last of Us can be streamed on HBO Max.