A part of me tried to carry out hope that they could change that destiny for the present—they’ve modified plenty of different stuff in regards to the narrative, together with quite a bit about Henry and Sam themselves. However actually that was most likely simply wishful considering born out of a deep reference to the characters. The specifics may change, however this plot beat wanted to remain in there, exactly as a result of it is so emotionally uncooked.
So, you say numerous particulars of the Henry-Sam story are totally different than within the video games, and also you stated final week that this Kansas Metropolis story and the characters in it had been totally different from the video games. With out understanding what’s coming within the subsequent few episodes, what function do the modifications serve? Simply reformatting issues to be extra workable on TV or one thing else?
Against this, one factor the present managed to ascertain rapidly was the friendship between Ellie and Sam. We have talked about her “powerful lady” exterior right here earlier than, however the factor this story hammers residence so nicely is that, deep down, she’s only a lonely child who’s rapidly realizing that everybody she grows near might go away her.
The purpose of this illness is to mindlessly unfold itself in any respect prices, and these mushroom guys do not actually have a capability for thought or cause or technique. With that in thoughts, I’m not positive what the evolutionary crucial is for a “tanky” character class that rips folks’s heads off as an alternative of infecting them.
I get the purpose of that character in a online game, and it is as a result of typically you want some enemies to be larger/tougher/scarier to interrupt up the move of gameplay. In a TV present, the second simply performed just a little foolish to me. One of the best issues about this episode had been delicate, and that second was the exact reverse of delicate.
I can virtually image the story conferences the place the sport guys had been like, ‘Now we have to get a bloater in right here someplace!’ and ‘Is now the time once we can present a bloater?’ and the TV folks simply giving up and saying ‘Nice, you possibly can have 60 seconds throughout the underground Contaminated riot!’
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