The 100 "Twilight's Last Gleaming": 320 Reasons (PHOTO RECAP)

By Toni_watches

Apr 18, 2014

"Hello ma’am, my name is Marsha and I’ll be your server today. Do you know what you’d like to order?"


Of course, how many would you like?"


"I’m sorry… 320?"

Yes. I’ll take 320 juicy, tender, oxygen deprived stakes with a side of awkward love triangle, please.

"Are we talking about steaks or stakes?"

"Let's not nitpick."

YOU GUYS! The 100 continues to crush every preconceived notion I have about CW teen adventure shows. Just when I think I know what’s going to happen, this show is all: "Psyche! Those savvy kids are NOT going to save 320 people like you thought they would! Haha, look at your face! I totally got you!"

And it did, you guys, this show got me. Was I alone in thinking those flares were going to be noticed just in the nick of time? I was SURE that adorable be-freckled father with his sympathetic blind daughter was going to look back on this day and laaaaaaaugh. But NOPE. He’s dead, you guys, along with 319 of his buddies.

But what am I doing gushing about how awesome death on TV is, when we could photo recap!

The episode began with our heroes post - canoodle, surrounded by candles. Here’s my question: did Clark get up and light those candles before Finn woke up, or were they burning all night? That seems wasteful.





Clarke was surprisingly open about how much she loved her trip to Bone-Town with Finn. She wanted it to be him! She loooooooves him. Then Clarke’s naked back stole the scene and 35% of the audience scrambled for their DVR remotes hoping to glimpse some side-boob.

Meanwhile in space, Abby was rotting in a prison cell, even though criminals on the Arc get an automatic trip out the airlock, but who needs continuity!



Philliberious told her that the council voted, and a bunch of people are going to die. At this point I was all, “sure, show… ooookay.” What a fool I am! He also threw it in her face that both their kids are dead, which was kinda rude.

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How long do you guys think Raven was in the pod before it jettisoned through Earth’s atmosphere? I can’t even make it through a Marvel movie without having to run to the ladies room (those movies are super long, ammiright?). So either she has the bladder of a camel, or that space suit is chaffing.

Finn and Clarke were having a romantic moment when they saw a hot-girl-shaped shooting star. The folks back at camp saw it too, including this guy:


LOL for eternity. This shot made my year. I mean… I can’t even… it’s just so ludicrous. Oh, TEENS! (Seriously, do any of the writers know any teens?)

After Bellamy recovered from his own studliness, he came outside to see what’s up.


Oh no! Bellamy believes his days are numbered, so he set off on his own sinister mission with an adventure squad of one.

Finn tried to get Clarke to take a moment to appreciate the fact that they survived the hellish nightmare that is their current lives. She took the opportunity to remind the viewers that major characters have already died, and we’re only five episodes in. She DIDN’T mention the woodland couple that got eaten by fog, so maybe the camp thinks they’re on an extended honeymoon? Who knows.

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I cannot say this enough, the fact that people actually die is my favourite thing about this show (besides the Beautiful Creepster - miss you!). It’s a “no one is safe” attitude akin to LOST or Game of Thrones.

Before anyone starts writing me nasty letters in blood damning me to a hellish post-apocalyptic Earth, let me say that no, I don’t think The 100 is as good as those iconic shows as far as quality is concerned. BUT, it seems to be learning a great deal from them!

Up in space, we were introduced to a very sympathetic family that we immediately started rooting for.



The lack of oxygen wasn’t just making everyone cranky and tired, it was actually turning little girls blind!



Clarke and Finn went looking for Bellamy, because I assume Clarke can’t stand to be away from him for too long.


Of course, Clarke blamed herself for getting “distracted.”


Haha, like… what? I’m sorry guys, I know she’s our hero, but that is just some whackadoo logic right there. So, if she wasn’t off on some sex adventure, she would have noticed Bellamy leaving? Is it because she sits outside his tent at night peeling petals off flowers to leave by his bedside and whispering his name?

Speaking of his name, can we talk about how awesome it is that everyone has started calling him Belle:


Octavia was already hot on Bellamy’s trail! He told her he essentially murdered a public official so he could babysit her, and she was NOT having it!

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Kane was getting Tiberonious to give his authorization by tapping an iPad (LOL) when Ronorious dropped the bomb that he planned on dying with the others.





What ever happened to Abby’s best pal who was getting nasty with Kane? Did she get sucked out of the air lock? Did she not test well with audiences? Is she sitting in a corner of the Arc playing solitaire and eating peanut butter with her bare hands?

Back to the point - Kane was trying to convince Phineas to NOT kill himself, hinting that maybe Kane isn’t the sexy villain we thought him to be.

Bellamy got to the pod first and had a moment of deliberation before not killing Raven (yeah, you BETTER not!), then he threw the radio in the pond.

They found the pod and even Clarke seemed stunned by the brightly shining awesomeness that is Raven.



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Then look who decided to show up!

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To her credit, Clarke was super chill about the whole thing, especially when they just would not stop making out in front of her. I get that they’ve been separated for a long time, but PDA is gross in any situation.

Up in space, Abby was understandably peeved at Hibranious for wanting to kill himself and leave Kane in charge.

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Abby went back to her bachelorette pad and pulled out an old vlog.



Then we got a thrilling scene where Octavia attacked herself!



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Octavia is a danger to herself. Moving on.

The adventure squad confronted Bellamy in the woods and told him that 320 people will die because of his tomfoolery. Then I had a momentary flash of red hot rage because he MANHANDLED my angel-faced mechanic. She had it, though.

She informed him that he is not, in fact, a murderer. Clarke was pretty psyched to hear that.


Then everyone’s favourite vlog started clogging up the airwaves.

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So basically Abby played Melted Zeus’ video blog for the whole Arc, letting them in on what’s up. Do you think she feels kinda dumb now for turning her husband in and getting him sucked out an airlock for wanting to do the same thing?

Kane busted in just as Abby finished her speech.


Down on Earth, the teens scoured the river until they found the radio, but alas, it was all for naught. Then the coolest chick on the planet (pun intended) came up with an idea!


Oh, and Finn tried to make drama about their love triangle, but Clarke once again was very cool about it.

Up in space, Kane and Gregarious were giving Abby heck when a scruffy, lovable ginger came in to volunteer to die.

Then a whole slew of people came in to volunteer so that their loved ones could live and I legitimately got teary-eyed, you guys. I’m not ashamed!


Kane seemed particularly bummed and sorry about the whole thing.

Back on earth Raven was being bossy and I LOVED IT.


Then Kane convinced Brubonious not to kill himself.

Then we got a scene between the adorable be-freckled father and his plucky blind daughter that I can’t even caption because I couldn’t come up with one snarky thing to say. She didn’t know it was the last time she’d see him, and he was trying to keep his cool, and IT WAS HEARTBREAKING.


This man should win awards.

Kane explained how he got Titanious to change his mind, and assured Abby that her radio is being monitored. Guys, I think I’ve figured out why the show ditched Kane’s old girlfriend.

Down on Earth, the kids got the flares to work!

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Ugh, God, I just can’t.

Back on Earth we got a scene where Bellamy and Clarke talked about wishing and she meaningfully glanced at Finn, which… *sigh*, okay. I guess that’s how this show is going to play it. When Clarke was being so chill about it I was hoping she was going to just let it go and move on. Call me crazy, but I don’t love it when heroines are pining after a dude.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good ship, and I recognize the entertainment value in romance. But, when that romance turns into a one-sided wallow-fest, my eyes just will not stop rolling.

Strong confident role models are hard to come by, especially teenage girls. If I could wish on a shooting rocket, it would be that we could have a female lead who’s just cool to be alone.

Anyway, Octavia finally awoke from her nap. She was out for a LONG TIME, you guys! I love how Bellamy’s main deal is to protect his sister, and he didn’t even noticed she was gone ALL DAY.




Then, just as we thought the rockets would go unnoticed…


Well, five episodes in and the death count is… what, like… 330? I don’t know from math, but it’s a lot! I’m not saying there should be a major character death or mass murder in every episode, but so far this has been awesome. Like I have ranted about before, when people actually die, the stakes are raised. When the stakes are raised, we actually fear for the characters, making us CARE.

So, yes, I’m giving this episode a thumbs up. The only reason it’s not an ENTHUSIASTIC thumbs up is because it momentarily turned our heroine into a love sick school-girl, but I’m sure that’ll be short lived. She DID handle it like a champ, and I suppose I’m being hard on her, but I can’t help the way I feel! Just like I can’t help but finish this bag of dill pickle chips as my dinner.

A few things:

-- What do you guys think our Beautiful Creepster is up to? Did he start a band with the Grounders? Is their first single “Earth Stinks and So Do You”? I hope so.

-- Are you pumped that Raven has joined the group? Do you think her and Clarke will be best friends, or will Clarke be a butt head and treat her like a romantic rival?

-- How long was that Grounder leaning over Octavia before she woke up? Do you think he smelled her hair?

-- Can you make a better image of Bellamy as Belle? If so, PLEASE DO!

K, my bum has fallen asleep while writing this, so I better go wiggle a little.

See you next week!!
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  • atheandra Mar 20, 2015

    "Before anyone starts writing me nasty letters in blood damning me to a hellish post-apocalyptic Earth, let me say that no, I don’t think The 100 is as good as those iconic shows as far as quality is concerned. BUT, it seems to be learning a great deal from them!"

    I would never have done that. 1- I very much like your review and even if it was not the case i think everyone is allowed his own opinions
    2- I actully did not like LOST and I still have to start watching Games of thrones....

    I really like this show and even though I don't find the same reference as some of you clearly do, I find my own I am okay with that.

    I think I will do all of my abs exercices for this weekend just by laughing so hard at your mutliple attempt to get Theolonious name's right you have such a vivide imagination

  • LilPeregrine Apr 24, 2014

    The Chancellor's name is Thelonious Jaha. Like Thelonious Monk, the famous jazz player.

  • MirelaPilipo Apr 22, 2014

    Oh man!
    @Toni - never mind The 100, YOU are the one getting better and better every week! You truly have a knack for photo-recap reviewing. You make me LOL so much Gurrrl!
    Seriously, you're about to start giving Price & Lily a run for their money (figuratively speaking - but I won't be surprised if start paying you to do this in the not too distant future!)

    What I'm saying is, you are funny as h*ck and you also make very astute observations about this ridiculous but entertaining teen-fest.
    Rock on!

    P.S. "Earth Stinks and So Do You" is now stuck in my head. Awesome tune!

  • Blessyourheart Apr 25, 2014

    I was just about to say something very similar, but you completely summed it up MirelaPilipo and said it better than I could. Toni, you rock. Price and Lily are spectacular, and you, my friend, are totally in their class. I absolutely love the way you "don't know" the Chancellor's name. Hilarious. Keep it up girl!

  • MirelaPilipo Apr 25, 2014

    Right? She's awesome!

  • Toni_watches Apr 22, 2014

    Thank you so much! What an amazing compliment to brighten my day.

  • mysticbeam Apr 22, 2014

    I think the biggest annoyance I have with this show is that we are 5 episodes in and the grounders have yet anything since the first episode. All they've done is watch these kids since

  • Toni_watches Apr 20, 2014

    Hey guys! Firstly, thanks for all the comments - I love hearing your theories and what you liked / didn't like.

    Secondly - I just went through this recap and noticed that half the pictures were missing! I've put them back in, but I apologize if some of the jokes didn't make sense. I'm not quite sure what happened because they were there when I posted it, but you can bet I'm on the case! I've already got my giant magnifying glass and funny hat!

  • ChanX95 Apr 20, 2014

    Every time you give Chancellor Thessalonica a new name I laugh. Every goddamn time. Ah I love being easily amused.

  • bubujin_2 Apr 20, 2014

    Thanks for the wicked hilarious photo recap!

    My biggest gripe this episode was that in selecting the initial 320--then later brave volunteers--there didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason on who from the Ark was to die. Where was the HR culling board to review the roster and make some hard vetting choices based on age, capabilities, and infirmities? Sorry, blind girl but you gotta go while daddy with skills needs to stay behind. Well, Kane made an offhanded remark that this had sorta been done I suppose but it was all rather vague and superficial.

  • roswellian531 Apr 20, 2014

    I'm really loving this show! None of the characters annoy me yet either, though I wish they'd stop making Octavia a damsel in distress. I was crying so hard when the 320 died. :(

    I hope Finn and Raven stay together. Most of the fandom prefers shipping Bellamy/Clare over Finn/Clarke anyway.

  • MontseBagaria Apr 20, 2014

    Please Olivia seems to work in other show (100 ways to die...)
    I also prefer the shipping Clarke/Belle. Finn is... is... is... a teen with long hair!
    I'm waiting for the "adults" to arrive to heart and see how they're going to handle the new situation... don't forget that those teens are convicts!!

  • MontseBagaria Apr 20, 2014

    sorry I meant Octavia (Olivia?? Whom was I thinking??!! ;p)

  • MichelleHood24 Apr 19, 2014

    I'm likeing how great this show is at giving us some amazingly ridiculous moments, I'm still getting over the culling of 340 people I was expecting a last minute save but nope they died which is good but bad. This show has the potential to go in a very dark path which would be amazing but I don't know if they can get there with a young cast, don't get me wrong I'm loving the cast except that stupid dick head that got exiled last episode, but with a older cast all around and some young cast as well on the ground they could have taken this show down a different path.

  • Devon39219 Apr 19, 2014

    I kinda miss Wells tho, he was kinda cool! weird way to go tho, did he get a contract at another show or something?

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