The 100 "Earth Kills": Anyone for Stakes? (PHOTO RECAP)

By Toni_watches

Apr 04, 2014

Huzzah!

Shit got real!

We got drunk teenagers, skin-eating fog and DEATH, for-realsies-no-touchbacks death. The 100 is stepping up it’s game, and I am pleased as punch.

That being said, awwww… Wells, Adam, random woodland couple, may you rest in peace and get a regular spot on some other teen adventure show.

Let’s jump in!

We knew the first scene was a flashback because it was chalk full of hazy light and blinding lense flares. Plus, everyone was happy and clean. Oh, and look who was still alive:

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Is it just me, or did Clarke’s dad look like a melted version of Zeus? No? Yes? Anyway, he seemed like a cool dude, and they were all having a great time being pals.

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That is, everyone except Shunerbrious.

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Guys… does the Chancellor have a thing for Clarke’s mom? Follow up question, does Clarke’s mom have a name?

Anyway, she told Melted Zeus that someone had results of something, and he very casually high-tailed it outta there.

Back on earth, Clarke was trying to keep Jasper alive and all the teen extras were giving her attitude about it. This show loves disembodied voices being jerks. I wonder if it was the same extra who yelled out “that’s the girl who lived under the floor” when Octavia made her grand entrance. They were yelling things like, “just die already!”

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We also got a pretty significant close-up of Clarke using Melted Zeus’s old watch. Did I miss an episode where Clarke went on a mission to get the watch back from the guards? Or are we supposed to put that together in our minds? I’m cool with it, if we are. In my mind she wears a cat-suit and convinces the guard that he’s dreaming.

Anyway, she heard some screams and found a little girl having a nightmare.

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We learned that her parents were floated, and she was arrested for “losing it” and “assaulting an officer”. Sounds like violent tendencies, but she’s just an adorable kid, so I’m sure it’s nothing.

You know what WASN’T nothing? The touching moment between two characters we had never met, and knew were immediately going to die. Just kidding, didn’t care at all, BUT it introduced a new Earth-Terror, so that’s fun!


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But you know what, those actors gave it their ALL in the half second we got to see them suffering in the death-fog.


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We got a hilarious scene where Bellamy showed off how amazing he is at throwing things, and the beautiful creepster blamed a dying kid’s wails for his lack of skills. Then Adam showed up and was pretty damn cool about being strung up on a rock.


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Our beautiful creepster didn’t want him to forget his humiliation, so he made fun of him so hard for making out with a super hot chick.


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And guys, am I wrong, or is Bellamy getting sexy?


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I dunno… am I crazy? I’m crazy aren’t I? MOVING ON. They decided to go hunting for some CGI, but after the creepster’s disastrous knife-throwing display, Bellamy did NOT want him coming along.


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Clarke and Wells shared a tense moment just before she cut into Jasper, then we got another glimpse into the greatest love story of all time.


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He was NOT havin’ it! I guess being strung up on a rock by your gal’s sadistic older brother can really make a romance fizzle, ya know? While Octavia was confronting Bellamy about it, she heard the unmistakable howls of an adorkable nerd in pain!

Clark was cutting that boy UP.


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Bellamy was all for euthanasia because he’s able to make the ‘hard choices’.


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Back in THE PAST, Clarke’s mom was spending her time gazing out the space window.


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When the #1 love of her life came home and dropped some bad news.


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Clarke’s mom was trying real hard to stop Melted Zeus from telling anyone, but he wasn’t having it. But look who was eavesdropping like a little gremlin:


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Present time Clarke was trying to figure out what the grounders used as a poultice (did anyone else try to count how many times Clarke has said the word “poultice” in the last two episodes. I didn’t do an exact count, but my best guess is around seventy-four). Wells figured out it was some kind of red seaweed, and we all know what that means…


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They all trekked into the forest, and found a buried 100 year-old car!


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Bellamy and his merry men ran into a familiar little girl in the woods, and Bellamy took an instant shine to her.


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He gave her a knife for hunting and said perhaps she’ll be good at killing things, because that’s both normal, and a thing you should say to a young person.

The Adventure Squad found the red seaweed, which hilariously only Wells could point out, even though it looked like this:


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While the boys were deciding how to safely get it, Clarke took care of business.


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Clarke gets shit done, you guys. Then a flock of birds flew by, followed by a very friendly looking tornado. I love how long our heroes stood there staring at it before deciding to skedaddle.


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Before we could find out if the Adventure Squad lived or died, we got another thrilling flashback!


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So Clarke told Wells her dad’s secret, and apparently Wells tattled. Wha-oh. No wonder she took back her friendship bracelet.

And look! The car DID come in handy! They scrambled inside as the death-fog rolled over them.


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Guys, I don’t know how many of you own “automobiles”, but this is bigger than any vehicle I have ever seen. Maybe in the future roads are three times the size, and people live in their vans? I hope so! That’s a future I can get behind. Anyway, Finn found booze, because of course he did.





Meanwhile in a cave (LOL), Bellamy gave Charlotte some sage advice, because I guess he’s sensitive now.


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Back in the luxury van, Clarke, Finn and Wells were having a super great time.


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I actually laughed out loud (alone in my apartment while eating a dinner of mints) when Clarke was like, “I’m fun. You think I’m fun.”


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She laid into Wells pretty hard for betraying her, and Finn just had to sit back and pretend not to feel totally awkward.

Back at camp, the Beautiful Creepster decided to straight up murder Jasper.


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But Octavia and Monty (my new favourite super-team) had other plans.


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Haha, the two of them just SAT ON the door so he couldn’t come through. I love these two.

In Flashback World, Clarke walked in on Melted Zeus was making a video blog.


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Clarke wanted to help him and possibly start a band of outlaws.


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But they were rudely interrupted by questionably competent guards, and Melted Zeus was taken away.


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The Adventure Squad got out of the van, NOT hungover (ugh, to be a teen again), and started the journey back to camp. Finn was onto Wells, though.


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They heard the screams of Charlotte and found a very dreamy burn victim!


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Adam asked Bellamy to kill him, but he couldn’t because he’s sensitive now, so Clark once again took care of business. Quick question: is a neck stabbing really the fastest way to kill a dude, or was it just the grossest? Anyway, Bellamy was very impressed.


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You guys! Do I smell a love triangle a-brewin’?? Bellamy was ABOUT Clark this episode. I mean, she murdered someone, so of course he was. Common interests, and all.
Isobelle watched the whole thing, which I’m sure wasn’t scarring in any way.

They got back to camp, and Octavia was NOT happy with Bellamy when she saw the dead body of her one true love.


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But one good thing that came of all this was the Beautiful Creepster threw his knife properly! Good for you!

We were graced with another flashback, where we actually SAW Melted Zeus get sucked out of the air lock. Not gonna lie, that was cool.


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Clarke came to her senses and made up with Wells, which was actually a really touching moment.


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It was Clarke’s mom!! SHE turned in Melted Zeus!! Oh man, that suuuuucks for Clarke, but is awesome for us! Why did she do it, you guys? Was she having an affair with Suberonius?

Anyway, then Jasper awoke and the land rejoiced.


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Then a very sweet and innocent little girl sidled up to our new favourite Wells to have a chat.


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DAAAAAMN, you guys. Just… damn. Remember in the last review when I talked about stakes? And how people actually dying raises those stakes? Well, we just got a great big ol’ helping of stakes, and it smells delicious. Granted, Wells didn’t die from the Earth being a total nightmare-ride of danger, but he DID die. And Adam and the other two nameless nobodies DID die from skin-eating fog, so that’s something.

This episode was bonkers, and I loved it.

- “Oh my God, I can’t see, oh my God it burns” - rando couple.

- What do you guys think Raven is doing? Pushups? Lighting things on fire with her mind? Whispering love notes on the wind?

- Where was the lookie-loo who was creeping on our teens in the last episode? Do you think he packed up his picnic and hit the road, or is he still watching them with his feet up, snacking on some smart-pop?

See you next week!
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  • tessamclelland Jan 26, 2015

    Bellarke all the way!

  • roswellian531 Apr 20, 2014

    Poor Wells. He just got some happiness, getting his BFF back and then he dies. His death was pointless because Charlotte killed him to stop her nightmares but then she died too.

    This killed me haha:
    "What up best friend.

    My life is a nightmare.
    Kill everyone."

    I started shipping Bellamy and Clarke(Bellarke) in this episode. The way he looked at her when she killed Atom for him... I think he gets off on that.

  • Acrobit Apr 12, 2014

    Good stuff. I shall read these from now on...and read the previous ones, as well. As I was reading the official review, I was thinking "Someone should make a more biting accurate version and I'll be damned if it's me." Or something like that.

    It reminded me of a couple things I'd forgotten to mention, like the bright red rustweed in the stream.

    "Where could it be, guys? We might have to go hom--oh, there it is. Good thing we didn't need a tree; dunno where we'd find one of those.."

    And of course, the 'Clarke in the Headlights' scene with Deathcloud. There's always room for stupid, but I wish just once, someone would be immediately intelligent.

    Intelligent Person: "Yeah, so when a shitload of birds run, follow. *Immediately runs away*

    Average CW character standing around: "Wait, you're just gonna--?"

    I.P. from further away: "Yup!"

    Average CW character still standing around: "Without waiting to see what--?"

    I.P. from even further away: "Yup!"

    You also reminded me how the creepster lost his knife. I thought Charlotte had just taken it while he slept, but he'd thrown it into a tree. And here I just thought they wanted to show us that he could kill from three feet away.

    Anyway, it all worked out, because here you are, and here I'm not. Keep it up. Heh, I said 'shall'...

  • _Fire_Ice Apr 11, 2014

    I find it mildly amusing that the "bad" dictator guy (gorgeous Bellamy) was responsible for search and rescue of our recently introduced and brutally fog incinerated couple, where was the adventure squad? Did nobody else care or notice these people had been missing for 2 days?

  • _Fire_Ice Apr 11, 2014

    You are not crazy Bellamy is hot and by far the most interesting character in book. I am totally all for a Bellamy/Clarke match up. Of course Adam had to die now that the adorable nerd is back in action, the only love triangle allowed is gonna be Clarke-Finn-Raven, there was no room for Nerd-Octavia-Adam.

  • hbf716 Apr 09, 2014

    I burst out laughing when you mentioned how you think Bellamy is becoming sexy because I was having the same thought while watching the show. He was my favorite character in the book and he is my favorite character on the show. He is damn sexy and I love how intense he is. I really hope they eventually have Clarke and Bellamy together because I bet their chemistry will be amazing to watch.

  • katerinananai Apr 06, 2014

    damn that last scene...that's the reasson i dont want to ever have kids!!! they have the devil inside!!!

  • bubujin_2 Apr 06, 2014

    Good LOL photo recap! (Pedantic editorial critique: should be "its" in the second sentence.)

    Yeah, the lens flares were bugging me as well until I realized that duh, there are no curtains on the Ark so sunlight keeps popping into the rooms frequently as the station spins around.

    And who is Isobelle? Did you mean Charlotte (played by Izabela Vidovic) because that was her looking on as Clarke stuck Adam with the knife.

  • Toni_watches Apr 06, 2014

    Ahhhh, yes, I did mean Charlotte. Whoops! :)

  • daxel Apr 06, 2014

    Love your recap and sense of humor.
    I agree, this episode was way better than the last two, I hope the show keeps getting better from now on.
    I love Clarke, she IS the show right now, which may look like a good thing but it's not, I need to love or hate more characters not just one, so I hope we get to know better the rest of the them.
    Wells' death was totally unexpected and I loved that.
    So they are now down to 96 teens now ?, yeah I'm counting, sue me.

  • _Fire_Ice Apr 11, 2014

    96 really I thought they were lower than that now. They lost 2 on the ship, than 3 to the fog and Wells to the crazy kid. I think that puts us at 94. I'm sure we will lose more nameless extras over the next few episodes, so it will get hard to keep track. It makes things interesting though.

  • kit__kat88 Apr 05, 2014

    Great recap! Despite all of the complaints about this show, I've really been enjoying it so far. Stakes were definitely raised this episode, and I can't wait to see what happens

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