This week’s episode was a big one, big on emotions and world building. I keep trying to rationalize what happened, but as a fan I am very upset with the turn of events. The 100 is definitely moving towards a Game of Thrones style of storytelling where no one is safe, even fan favorites. It you haven’t seen the episode yet, there are spoilers ahead.
There were so many great moments, heartbreaking yes, but great none the less in this episode. “Blood must not have blood” has definitely failed. I’m really excited for the prospect of the kill order and the blockade. I’m thoroughly done with the stupidity of Arcadia. Clarke should have become chancellor when the adults came down. Next week’s episode will most likely stay at Arcadia the entire time dealing with this, since none of those characters were in this episode.
I really enjoyed the side story going on in this episode between Indra and Octavia. We see this reversal of roles in their relationship. Of all of the characters of The 100, Octavia has under gone the most character development. We see a different kind of strength in her than we do in Clarke. Octavia has been a go between character on the show this season. Indra humanizes the grounders and I’m glad to see them on good terms again.
Poor Murphy. Like Bellamy, Murphy has undergone such great development since season one. Nothing ever seems to go well for him. He is always getting the shit beaten out of him. He really does embody Murphy’s Law, “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” He is always at the wrong place at the wrong time.
The past six episodes of this season have been escalating towards Clexa, the Clarke and Lexa ship if you weren’t familiar with their ship name, and it was glorious but it was a consolation prize for the fans.You finally give us what we have been dying for since the middle of season two and then rip it away from us. Lexa was just a brilliantly done character, a strong leader and an example of a young lesbian character.
I was crying when Lexa got accidentally shot, it all just happened way too fast even Clexa, and I was really angry that was how Lexa was written off the show. She deserved to go out in a blaze of glory in war not like that. Now after a few days of separation, I am trying to justify it as the fact that Alycia Debnam-Carey is now a series regular on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, which creates a conflict. This does pose the question of who will be the next commander and what will they be like. This creates a whole new set of problems for Arcadia.
I get that they are using Lexa’s death to tie in the ALIE origin story, but I wish Lexa didn’t have to die for them to do that. I have to say that I liked how everything got tied up with a little bow. The Commander’s origin, nuclear war origin, Polaris origin, and ALIE origin all happen to the same thing. Nothing is coincidental on this show and we see that the grounders and sky crew have a lot more in common than they think. I’m still confused by the black blood thing, is that just me?
Rating: 7/10 (For tying up loose ends, adding to the world building, and Clexa)
The 100 airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m EST on The CW