In the sixth episode of the third season ofÂ The 100, Clarke considers vengeance while Jaha finds help from Raven and Jackson. Intrigued? Then itâ€™s time for Mark to watchÂ The 100.
Oh gods, thereâ€™s some interesting stuff here, LETâ€™S CHAT.
I wasnâ€™t surprised by Clarkeâ€™s choice in the end, and I highly suspected that in order to prove that her suggestion for peace applied to her own vengeance, she would relinquish her right to kill Emerson. (WHO I HAVE LAUGHABLY THOUGHT WAS CAGE WALLACE, WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.) Itâ€™s a natural story turn for this season, and itâ€™s one of those things that demonstrates Clarkeâ€™s ability as a leader. When she can, she compromises in order to make things better. She recognizes when her wn desires wonâ€™t help others.
So I found myself more fascinated and entertained by her interactions with Lexa and with Titus. These kind of interpersonal relationships remind me of why I likeÂ The 100Â so much. While Lexa is still keeping her distance from Clarke (romantically, that is), I got the sense that sheÂ mightÂ be reconsidering that. Unfortunately, that could very well be me reading too far into this because SURPRISE, THIS IS WHAT I DO. But Lexa respects Clarke a great deal more than she might let on.
Except Titus can see right through it, and good lord, he doesÂ notÂ like Clarke. I understood that he didnâ€™t want Lexa hurt by one of the other clans who rejected her proposal of peace. But he seems a million times more upset than everyone else, doesnâ€™t he? Culturally, I suppose it makes a lot of sense. What Lexa is doing is completely against what these people have followed for generations. Itâ€™s a culture shock to suddenly deny it everyone, you know? But I worry about him. Is he going to keep supporting Lexa or not? What if he leads a coup or something???
So, I donâ€™t want to sound like a broken record. Iâ€™ll get it out of my system: nothing is changing in the Pike/Bellamy plotline, and I honestly cannot see how this can end well atÂ all. Now, though, the show has added Monty to the group with no explanation either. Is he there because of his mother? He seemed endlessly uncomfortable in every shot he was in, and aside from a few short lines, he just goes along with everything. Look, I have issues with Bellamyâ€™s storyline, but at least there isÂ someÂ attempt to explain his position. Monty, however, is just thrown into this, and itâ€™s particularly infuriating because the show canâ€™t seem to give him his own storyline.
The whole decision to go after that village to take their land is foolish beyond measure, made only worse by the fact that Octavia was the only one sensible enough to justÂ compelÂ them to leave, instead of fighting him. Yet even in this, Pike finds fault. Heâ€™s so hellbent on violence that he canâ€™t see Octaviaâ€™s actions as another option that heâ€™d not considered. Instead, he sees her as a traitor, and heâ€™s now focused on Kane (Iâ€™m guessing) as the mole passing information outside the group. PIKE, WILL SOMEONE STOP YOU. PLEASE.
FINALLY. FINALLY SOME STRAIGHTFORWARD ANSWERS. AND FINALLY A STORYLINE THAT I AM SUPER INTO AND CANNOT WAIT TO SEE MORE OF. Yâ€™all: silicon chips that block shit in the brain so that a personÂ literally cannot feel pain. (I missed the actual term. Inhibitors? Something like that.) So, Raven hasÂ notÂ been magically healed. She simply canâ€™t feel the pain of it anymore. Whichâ€¦ pain is there for a reason? What if she hurts herself in some other way andÂ doesnâ€™t know that she is hurt?
Nevermind, thatâ€™s a hypothetical situation. Whatâ€™sÂ notÂ a theory is the fact that Jaha, for a brief moment,Â forgot his own son. I believe that means that emotional pain is blocked in much the same way, even if it means blocking a specific memory. THAT SEEMS REALLY BAD, Yâ€™ALL. And the show certainly portrays it that way, too, by having Abby refuse Jaha the right to pass out more of the City of Light chips out before she can figure out what they are.
I was satisfied, yâ€™all. If this plot had ended after that point, I still would have spoken positively of this plot. YET THE SHOW KEEPS GOING. Alie is searching for the 2.0 version of her software, the fix that her creator made in response to Alie BLOWING UP THE WORLD. On the surface, that seems like a good thing, but we donâ€™t actually know what this software will do or why Alie wants it. What if itâ€™s not the salvation these people seek? What if Alie has an ulterior motive?
BUT OH MY GOD. THE THIRTEENTH STATION. NAMED POLARIS. WHICH IS WHERE POLIS CAME FROM. Oh shit,Â what do the Grounders know about Alie???Â They recognized the logo on the chip Murphy had. WHY? WHY IS IT SO OFFENSIVE TO THEM???
Ah, that was pretty good. TIME FOR MORE.
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