'The Last of Us' Episode 2: What happened with Tess?

'The Last of Us' Episode 2: What happened with Tess?
Anna Torv (Tess), Pedro Pascal (Joel), and Bella Ramsey (Ellie) in 'The Last of Us' (HBO)

SPOILERS FOR 'THE LAST OF US' EPISODE 2

The Last of Us’ opened up with a riveting premiere episode last week and surpassed all expectations. However, the HBO series had to come up with a stronger second episode to let people know that the first one wasn’t just a fluke. During the premiere, we saw a lot of tragic things taking place, but nothing was more painful than watching Joel’s daughter die and we got to know that the journey won’t be easy. But the second episode of the show is even more devastating and features a death that will rip you apart.

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So, Episode 2 starts with Joel (Pedro Pascal), Ellie (Bella Ramsey), and Tess (Anna Torv) wandering in the destroyed city as they continue their journey to reach a Firefly camp where doctors are trying to find a cure. Ellie has been told that she could be helpful in creating the vaccine for the infection. The trio resume their journey and reach a hotel where they take a chance to see if their path is clear or not. Soon, they find out that the long or safest way to get to their destination is filled with zombies and it would be a stupid decision to go that way. So, they decide to take a short way and enter the museum to make it to their destination.

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Bella Ramsey in a still from 'The Last of Us' (HBO)
Bella Ramsey in a still from 'The Last of Us' (HBO)

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Joel believes the infected people inside might be dead because everything looks bone dry. But that’s not the case and soon they encounter a person who is infected and has become a ‘clicker’. The clicker attacks them and gets into a fight with Joel, who used his gun to fend him off. They try to hide from the clicker but it finds them and once again, attacks them. But this time, Joel manages to kill him. In the process, Ellie finds out that she has been bitten again and Joel asks himself if she will be able to take two bites.

The trio continues their journey and reaches a place where the firefly soldiers have been killed by the infected. But, the biggest moment of the episode comes when Tess says that she is ‘staying’ as Ellie finds out that Tess is ‘INFECTED’. Tess tells Joel to continue the journey without her and take her to Bill and Frank so that they can take care of her and find a cure.

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In the middle of their conversation, a zombie crawls toward them but before it could do anything, Joel kills it. As you know, the fungus is interconnected, so as soon as he kills it, an entire group of zombies comes running at them. Tess decides to stay and when the zombies arrive, one of them tries to spread the infection by locking its lips with Tess. She has already put petrol on the floor and finally manages to light the fire.

Anna Torv as Tess in 'The Last of Us' (HBO)
Anna Torv as Tess in 'The Last of Us' (HBO)

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The episode ends with Tess dying as the building explodes.

So, two episodes, two big deaths, and ‘The Last of Us’ continues to devastate us with some really emotional sequences.

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