Last of Us Zombie Kiss: Showrunner discusses character death

Anna Torv as Tess.
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After, after Only two weeksit should be pretty clear that HBO’s The last of us he Catch up with the crowd. From its position to adapt video game elementsl His dark extensions of those traditions, to The terrifying truth of it The world, fans and non-fans of the game Both seem to eat them. And in the last episode, eating seemed to be less and more… Kissing, which some may have found curious.

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like It’s discussed in our expanded feedthe second episode from The last of us It ended with Tess (Anna Torv) sacrificing herself to save Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey). She kind of had to, because she was bitten and was sure to turn into a mindless killer soon enough. But when the infected barged into her position, and someone noticed her, instead of running towards her in a fit of rage, he slowly approached her and gave her an open-mouthed zombie kiss, with his living tendrils going into her mouth.

It’s an intriguing moment for several reasons. First, it’s not in the game, so the decision was made to do just that. Secondly, we are used to hitting their victims very violently, which is quite the opposite. And third, if Tess is indeed infected, is there any real benefit to that?

This third point cannot be answered (perhaps the kiss accelerated the transformation or was wonderful-seek), But the first two can, and in a new interview, co-showrunner Neil Druckmann talks about it. “These things don’t have to become violent unless you’re fighting them to spread [the infection] Moreover,” Druckmann said Entertainment Weekly. “It is achieved in such a beautiful and awful way with Anna.”

So, because she’s made peace with becoming a zombie, she’s kind of brought into the mix in a non-violent way. Sure, we can buy that. But what about the tendrils themselves, which are also a new addition?

“Craig [Mazin] He said shrewdly, “What can we do to separate the infected from the zombies further?” It’s more than just a bite. “Something else is going on,” Druckmann added. “I wish we had that aha moment right away, but we brainstormed so many different things they could do. Some of them were just so weird.”

And if you thought this violent action/romance was your thing, you ain’t seen none yet. Check out the moment In the last episode of The last of us.

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