There are a few more of these photos from the Jackson set roaming the internet, but the one thing they all have in common (besides the location, of course) is that they all feature prominently on Joel, Ellie, and Joel’s brother, Tommy. . Some of the photos and videos taken from the set even seem to reveal the actress who will be playing Tommy’s wife, Maria.
In fact, Tess is the only main character you won’t find in any of those photos and would certainly have been introduced by the time Joel and Ellie arrive in Jackson: Joel’s smuggling partner we’ve seen before on set photos of The last of us which focused on the show’s Boston Quarantine Zone locations.
Put it all together, and it really does look like Tess is dying on the show by the time Joel and Ellie get to Jackson. That makes a lot of sense, of course, given that in-game Tess is killed by soldiers before the group can flee Boston and continue their journey through what’s left of the United States. The photos and footage above strongly suggest that the show won’t change that key plot point in any significant way.
In a way, the idea of Tess still dying on the show at about the same point as in the game feels like a given. Her death is a pivotal part of the original game’s story and, quite frankly, is the moment when Joel and Ellie really develop a relationship without Tess being the link that binds them.
On the other hand, we still don’t know how far the series will ultimately deviate from the game’s story. It’s almost inevitable that the series will need to change or expand on certain elements of the games (just because of the difference in mediums), but it’s not clear how far the show wants to go when it comes to changing one of the most beloved video game stories of all. times.
However, what these photos strongly suggest is that: The last of us The story of the series will likely play out much like it did in the original game, at least to the point that Joel and Ellie Jackson reach. That’s not to say there won’t be some minor changes and differences until then, but based on what we’ve seen so far, it looks like Tess’ death, and the ramifications of that event, won’t get serious. altered.