God that opening scene for episode 2 was haunting. The slightly shaking of the tea cup despite the stern look on her face. Great acting. Think that will be something that sticks with me for a while.
I’m still trying to get my head around the whole roots thing having played the game which is obviously different.
How exactly are they connected? I think it was Tess who said something about standing on one root can alert a whole group of them, why’s that?
Yeah, I think it adds an extra dimension.
The fungus itself is trying to spread and infect as many “hosts” as possible. In certain scenes in episode 2, you see the roots / fibres connect themselves around some of the dead on the floor (or vice versa).
As it’s 20 years after the initial outbreak, some of those roots must have networks. So when a part of that network is disturbed or attacked, it alerts the other infected - hence the end scene.
Certainly different from the game, but an interesting concept which will probably have quite a bearing on future episodes.