The second episode of ‘The Last of Us’, the television adaptation of the successful video game of the same name starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, has just been released. This chapter has left us a nod to the original product thataccording to the words of the showrunners of the series, it may be more than just a mention.
*This article contains spoilers for the second episode of “The Lasf of Us”.
In the second chapter, Joe (Pascal), Ellie (Ramsey) and Tess (Anna Torv) enter the forbidden zone full of infected. In a conversation the characters have as they walk, Ellie asks about the types of infected that exist, specifically she says: “So there aren’t any Super-Infected shooting fungal spores?” To the audience that hasn’t played video games, this question may mean nothing special, but to those who have, you’ll understand the reference to the game, where spores are a very mythical item. There, the survivors need masks to avoid breathing them in, if they do they become infected. At the moment, we don’t know in the series if the spores exist, but the statements of the showrunners, Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, suggest that they do and that we could see them at some point.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mazin and Druckmann addressed the possibility of seeing spores in ‘The Last of Us’: “I don’t think we’ve removed the universe spores from our show. We just haven’t gotten there yet. They may appear. We may have a plan.” It’s not just that they have a plan, it’s that they believe people deserve to see them because of the series’ good reception: “The way I’m in the game isn’t compatible with how realistic the series has become. We had some conversations recently. I was like, ‘Is there a way to get that?’ If enough people watched the series from day one, we could show the spores.”says Druckmann, also a director and co-creator of the game for Entertainment Weekly. For his part, Mazin limited himself to saying: “If you want spores, watch the series.”
Reference to ‘Uncharted’
In addition to the nod to the spores, the second chapter of ‘The Last of Us’ he also makes one of ‘Uncharted’, a popular video game saga created by the same company, Naughty Dog. Since you need to have an eagle eye to discover the Easter egg, Naughty Dog’s Instagram account has shared a post revealing what it is:
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“‘Uncharted’ fans: Did Tess’ lighter from last night’s episode of ‘The Last of Us’ look familiar? Its design is inspired by Sam Drake’s lighter from ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’!”says the post. Tess, rest in peace, use the lighter to burn down the infected haunted museum so Joel and Ellie can get to safety.
‘The Last of Us’ premieres the new episode every Monday on HBO Max. The first season consists of 9 chapters.
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