The Last of Us (2023–…): Season 1, Episode 2 - Infected - full transcript


- Do I look like I'm infected?
- Show us your arm.

Yeah, it's not getting
any worse, is it?

If we're out in the open city,
why aren't we getting swarmed?

- Don't worry about that.
- Well, I'm gonna.

What was Marlene doing
with an infected kid?

I'm not infected.

She found me
after I was bitten.

- And she didn't shoot you.
- Clearly not.

She locked me up and had
her guys test me every day

to see if I was
getting sick.

Test you how?

- I have to pee.
- Test you... how?

They'd make me count to 10 and hold
out my hand and then keep it steady.

But, you know, I think
what really impressed them

was the fact that I didn't
turn into a fucking monster.

Now can I please?


Back there.
You can find a spot.

And here.

Tear out
a few pages.

- There's not gonna be anything bad in here?
- Just you.

Oh, funny.


Maybe a hairline.
It'll heal fast.

- She made it through the fuckin' night, Joel.
- It doesn't matter.

It's gonna happen
sooner or later.

All right? We're
still close to the wall.

We sneak her
back into the QZ.

We find a different way
to get the battery.

This is our best shot.

We take her back
to the QZ,

someone's gonna
notice her arm,

they're gonna
scan her...

then they'll kill her.

Well, better them
then us.

You need to stop
talkin' about this kid

like she's got some
kinda life in front of her.

You hungry?

You can share
some of ours.

Thanks. Marlene
sent me with my own.

Is that chicken?


Marlene said they
get it from smugglers.

Guess not you guys.

- Hey. Hey!
- Why...

why are you
so important to Marlene?

And don't lie to me
or we'll take you back.

You take me back,
you don't get your battery.

You heard that?

Then you must've heard
that he wants to shoot you.

I'm gonna talk to you
like you're an adult.


Joel and I
aren't good people.

We're doin' this for us

because, apparently,
you're worth something.

But we don't know
what you're worth

if we don't know
what we have.

So answer my question.

She told me not
to tell anybody,

and now I'm telling
the first people that I...

There's a Firefly base camp
somewhere out west...

with doctors.

- They're working on a cure.
- Mm-hm.

I've heard this before.

And whatever
happened to me... the key
to finding the vaccine.

That's what this is?

We've heard this
a million times.

Vaccines, miracle cures.
None of it works.

- Ever.
- Fuck you, man. I didn't ask for this.

You and me both.

This isn't gonna end well, Tess.

We need to go back.

Let's just
finish it.

It doesn't matter if she is or
she isn't what the Fireflies say.

If they believe
that she is


we get what we want.

If she so much as twitches.





Can I have a gun?

- Absolutely not.
- No.

Okay, Jesus. Fine.
I'll have to throw

a fuckin' sandwich at them.

It's clear.


Yeah, looks different
in the daylight, huh?

We should get movin'.

It's like a fucked-up moon.

- Is this where they bombed?
- Yeah.

They hit most of
the big cities like this.

They had to slow
the spread somehow.

Worked here, but it...
didn't in most places.

So, the State House
is across there.

It's about a 10-minute walk
if you could go straight.

- So?
- Long way or short way?

I mean,
it's the long way

or the
"we're fuckin' dead" way.

Well, I vote long way

just based on that
limited information.

We have to check it
from the hotel first.


Where the fuck
are they already?

You'll know it
when they're close.

I didn't know
last time.

How did you get bit?

You know the
old mall in the QZ?

The one that's
sealed off and boarded up,

and no one's supposed
to go in... ever?

That one?

I snuck in.

Wanted to see
what it was like.

Didn't think there was
gonna be anything in there,

and then one just
came at me outta nowhere.

Thought I got away, but.

So it was just you
in there, alone?


How old are you?



Well, I mean, you got
some balls on you, sister.


Nobody's gonna be
comin' after you, right?

Like, Mom,



I'm an orphan,

and, uh, no.

Everyone said
the open city was crazy.

Like, swarms of Infected
running around everywhere.

Not exactly
like that.

You know, people
like to tell stories.

So, there aren't

that explode
fungus spores on you?

Shit, I hope not.

Or ones with
split-open heads

that see in the dark
like bats?

What was that?

Let's keep movin'.

You've gotta
be kidding me!

Ya ever stay
in a place like this?

Uh, no, a little
out of our league.

- How do you even know what this is?
- Have you heard of books?

Wait, are we
going in there?

Yeah, we gotta get to the
stairwell on the other side.

Well, I, I don't
know how to swim.

- Seriously?
- Do you think we have pools in the QZ?

No, smart ass.

I mean.

I don't know how I was
supposed to know that.

This is so gross.

Oh, check it out!

Ding, ding.

Yes, sir. I would like
your finest suite, please.

Yes, ma'am. Would
you like me to take your luggage?

- Yes, ma'am. Right away, ma'am...
- You're a weird kid.

You're a weird kid.

Oh fuck!

Oh, my God.

Uh, sorry.

- You okay?
- Yep. Fucking fabulous.

Fuck... Holy shit.

Come on,
it wasn't that bad.

You try climbing ten
fuckin' floors with our knees.

See how ya feel.

Well, when the
fuck did that happen?

Maybe that one.


All right, well, I mean,
maybe I could climb up there,

work my way around,

and open it
from the inside?

Uh, no, well,
I'm the smallest,

so it'd be easier
for me to get through.

Mm-hm, but you die and
we get nothing. You stay.

Can you give
me a hand?

You good up there?

Yeah, uh, it's
a bit of a mess,

so I'm gonna need
a few minutes.

Nice knife.

- Where'd you learn to do that?
- The circus.

Where are you from?


- What about Tess?
- Detroit. It's in Michigan.

I go to school.
I know where Detroit is.

So, uh, you two like a...


- How'd you end up in Boston?
- Pass.

No more questions about me.

How long do Infected live?

Oh, I thought
you went to school.

It's a really shitty one.

Well, some last
about a month or two.

But there's others been
walkin' around 'bout 20 years.

- Ever kill one?
- Yeah, I killed lots of 'em.

Was it hard?

Like, knowing they
were people once?


What about that guy last night?

You can put the gun down, Joel.

What now?

- There's so many.
- The last time we were here,

they were still deep
inside the buildings.

Then I guess enough people
came through looking for the QZ,

they went inside
seeking shelter...

and that's how they get more and
more of the city bit by bit, year after year.

They're connected.

More than you know.

The fungus also
grows underground.

Long fibers
like wires,

some of them
stretching over a mile.

Now, you step on a patch
of cordyceps in one place,

and you can wake a dozen
Infected from somewhere else.

Now they know where you are,
now they come.

You're not immune
from being ripped apart.

You understand?

It's important.

I'm tryin' to keep you alive.

So, we're not
goin' that way.


What do
we do then?

Short way?!


You've gotta
be fucking kidding me.

Well, there's a way
across from the top floor.

Well, then I guess it's fine.

- We used to take it all the time.
- Okay.

- Look, it was fine.
- Awesome.

It's bone dry.

It could mean they're
all finally dead in there.

Oh, man.

Marlene pack
you one of these

- or just sandwiches?
- Yeah.

Okay, so...
more ground rules.

We're gonna
go slowly.

If we come up against
anything, you get behind us

and ya stay
there, okay?


I have a spare hand.


Yeah... cooked.

Oh, finally,
some fuckin' luck.

I guess we should've
gone this way in the first place.

Oh shit!

What the fuck did that?


maybe he was
attacked outside,

and crawled
through the doors.

The door was open.
Could've been him.

- I don't hear anything.
- Who would you hear?

Who would you hear?

- Are you saying an Infected did that?
- Shh.

Because I've been attacked
by one and it wasn't like that.

from this point forward,

we are silent.

Not quiet. Silent.

- What...
- No. No questions. Just do it.

They can't
see, but they can hear.



Run, run!

- You all right?
- Twisted ankle, but... yeah.

You all right?

Well, I didn't
shit my pants, so.

You fucking kidding me?

I mean, if it was
gonna happen to one of us.


let's get the fuck outta here.

- Put this around your arm.
- Thanks.

- Over there?
- Yeah, I know. It looks scary.

That was scary.
This is wood.

Just wait there.
Give us a minute.

There's probably
more ahead.

So, we'll deal
with it then.

I got it. I got it.

What about the kid?

I mean, maybe the
first bite didn't take,

- but what about the second?
- How 'bout you just take the good news?

Can you do that?

Like to think, for once,
maybe we could actually win?

Just go, go
and watch her.

Is it everything
you hoped for?

Jury's still out.

But, man,
you can't deny that view.

C'mon, let's get there
before it's dark.

Where the fuck are they?

Stay back.


- What the fuck is going on?
- I don't know.

They went inside.

- Come on.
- Tess.

Come on!


Holy shit.

Oh, Jesus.


I mean, there's gotta be a,

a fuckin' radio
or somethin', right?

Who killed them? FEDRA?


One of them got bit.

The healthy ones fought
the sick ones. Everyone lost.

Tess? What're you doin'?

Where did Marlene say
that she was taking you?

- Ellie!
- Uh, I don't know. Just west.

Just west. Fuck. Okay.

Well, I mean, one of them's
gotta have a map on them, right?

- Joel, can ya help me?
- No!

Tess... it's over.

- We are going home.
- That's not my fucking home!

I'm stayin'.

I mean... our luck had
to run out sooner or later.


She's infected.

Show me.


Oops, right?

Take your
bandage off.



This is real.

Joel, she's
fucking real.

- I need you to get her to Bill and Frank's.
- No.

They'll take her
off your hands.

- No.
- They'll handle it from here.

No, no, no, I can't.
They won't take her.

- They're not gonna take her.
- They will. They will

'cause you'll convince them.

Yes, you will.

I, I never ask
you for anything,

- not to feel the way I felt.
- No.

Not to...
Shut the fuck up

'cause I don't have time.

This is
your chance.

You get her there...

you keep
her alive...

and you set everything right.

All the shit we did.

Please say yes,
Joel, please.

Oh fuck!

- How many?
- All of them.

Maybe a minute.

- What are you doing?
- Making sure that they don't follow you.


save who you can save.


We're not leaving her!

Get off me,
you fucker!

I'm not going with you!