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The second episode of The Last of Us adaptation is titled "Infected"

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The episode begins in Indonesia and shows the beginning of the cordyceps pandemic

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The episode then jumps to 2023 and follows Tess, Joel, and Ellie on their journey towards the Massachusetts State House

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The episode focuses on human characters and how they cope with the pandemic

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The group runs into infected, including a Clicker, an especially deadly type of infected

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A sequence in which the group hides from the infected is tense and riveting

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Tess is bitten by an infected and only has hours before she becomes one herself

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She forces Joel to continue the journey with Ellie and seek out the Fireflies for a cure

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Tess stays behind and is devoured by the infected

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Episode 2 is where showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann begin to diverge from the source material