The 100 "We Are Grounders, Part 1" Review: We Built This City

The 100 S01E12: "We Are Grounders: Part 1"


The penultimate episode of The 100's freshman season was the first part of a two-part finale, but it's probably more accurate to call it the second of a three-episode arc. Last week's "The Calm" was big on setup, but "We Are Grounders, Part 1" wasn't much better. The series continued to set up dominoes with the distinct purpose of knocking them down next week, but nothing really happened. Monty is still missing, the Grounders have yet to attack, and the Hundred are packing up to move away from their base camp. The big moments have yet to come, and I have no doubt next week's finale will be exciting and fun (for us, not for them), but this week was just a bit of shuffling disguised as action as we waited for the final pieces to fall in to place.

Murphy attempted to make Bellamy feel everything he felt when they hung him earlier this season, and I suppose he was mostly successful, but Bellamy was also rescued when Raven was able to open the door and Octavia and Jasper rushed in. I never thought for a second Bellamy was in any real danger, which is funny when you look at the show's death toll, but the writers have worked so hard to make him a semi-respectable character who acts to balance Clarke's general sense of optimism, that he's probably more safe than anyone. Just look at his impassioned speech in the final moments of the episode. If you honestly think the show would kill a character willing to give a speech like that, a character willing to risk staying in their poorly constructed camp to save his people, then you and I are watching two different shows.

But for all of Murphy's doucheyness this week, I rather liked this particular storyline because it forced Bellamy to face the repercussions of his actions, which proves the series isn't willing to just forgive and forget. After the way Bellamy was pardoned by the Chancellor earlier this season, I wondered whether the series was going to make a habit of sweeping major transgressions under the rug when it came to its protagonists, so I rather liked seeing Bellamy trade his life for Jasper's and face the consequences of his actions, even if he was silently counting on Raven to come to his rescue the entire time.

Speaking of our favorite mechanic, I don't know at what point Raven became injured—surely it wasn't when Murphy blew a whole in the side of the ship to escape—but she's currently sitting pretty with what looked to be an abdominal wound. It's a good thing Lincoln rescued Clarke, I guess! But still, as Lindsey Morgan is only listed as a guest-star—similar to Ricky Whittle who plays Lincoln—I live in constant fear the writers will make her their next victim. Considering eliminating Raven would mean eliminating their only mechanic and one of the stronger, more intelligent characters, I don't see it happening, but then again, I didn't see them introducing characters who eat live humans either. SO WHAT DO I KNOW?

Lincoln put himself in harm's way and killed one of his own people to rescue Finn and Clarke this week, and he even sacrificed himself so they could escape from the aforementioned human devourers known as Reapers, which makes me his number one fan. For as many episodes as we've seen him, Lincoln and Lincoln's motivations are still mostly a mystery. We know how he feels about Octavia, but what has made him turn against his own people in favor of the Hundred? Obviously we know why we're rooting for them, but what happened in Lincoln's life that made him act this way? I hope he survived the Reapers, because A) that would have been a terrible way to go out, and B) I need answers!

Even with all of this, we were still very much in the wait-and-see stage this week. It's not a knock against the episode—it was still an entertaining hour as we realized the Grounders are probably the lesser of two evils (three if we include the mysterious Mountain Men who are likely Monty's kidnappers), and we learned a bit more about the hierarchy of the Grounders society, but mostly we're just supposed to wait for next week. Even the action on the Ark was a setup for the finale. Realizing they could use the thrusters to propel the Ark into the Earth's atmosphere, and thus to its surface, felt a little ridiculous, to be honest. And frankly, it felt very, very stupid. 

We've seen what happens to bits of the Ark when they enter the atmosphere with no way to keep from breaking apart or burning up, and its stretching even my patience to think this plan of the Chancellor's could actually work. I've forgiven The 100's silly science mistakes until now because A) I'm rubbish at science, and B) I've had other things to focus on. But when an episode has very little forward momentum, it's hard to turn a blind eye to an epically flawed plan. That said, here's hoping Abby and Kane survive the descent to Earth's surface because I don't want to watch this show without them. 



VITAL STATS


– We know there's at least one person between Anya and her commander. Do all Grounders live in units? Do all Grounders have their jobs within a militarized society? I am dying to find out more about these guys and how they live. They seem to get more interesting with each passing week.

– LOLOLOLOLOL Finn is in love with Clarke. At least Clarke admitted he broke her heart and wasn't so quick to forgive him and get all lovesick over his admission. There are more important things at hand, anyway.


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Aug 07, 2014
OK am I missing something! Abby is still on the ark? Wasn't she on the ship that crash landed a few eps back?
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Jun 08, 2014
Not the best episode but I'm happy with how the show's going at the moment. They've managed to keep up the stakes, the sci fi, the characters and the ethics and not let them be overpowered by 'shipping (although apparently some commenters value the show's shipping above all else). The finale should be really strong.

I'd prefer if they maintained 13 episode seasons for this show to keep up the quality but I doubt that will happen, even FOX is struggling with that model and this is CW for Chrissakes.
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Jun 07, 2014
They expect 95% of the arc to disintegrate on entry so I don't see how they don't see their plan is majorly flawed, it's just a better chance than dieing without trying.

In essence they want to find 5% of the station they might turn into a makeshift landing vehicle or more precisely a container that is a little less of a coffin than the other parts of the ship.

As desperate plans go this one is clearly in the "We don't have anything to lose anyway" department.

At best we can hope for maybe another few hundred of the Arc to actually survive that plan. Still better than suffocating.
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Jun 07, 2014
I really enjoyed this episode...and how adorable is Bellamy now that he's fully embracing this good guy/hero stuff? :) I am a bit concerned about the adults coming to earth though and lets face it they are coming, the crazy plan will work and at least some will survive. If the adults reach earth they will completely alter the dynamics we've been watching, in fact they will alter the characters themselves. I suppose it could be interesting to watch the adults try and take charge and the teens resist.. but that might takes us into cliche stroppy teen territory.

I do enjoy the adults and parallel storylines though so maybe a compromise would be that some adults reach earth but remain separate from the 100. They won't have much control over their descent and the 100 are moving away from where the adults think they are...with no communication between the two groups and entire planet they could be kept separate fro a long time. The adults could come down in a completely different part of the world and in a different type of society.. that might be cool, two stories for the price of one. And of course struggling to find each other gives a problem that could last for series after series. I wouldn't mind that if it stays at this standard. :)
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Jun 07, 2014
I hate Finn and Anya. Reapers could eat them to make things interesting.

Other than that, reviewer got it all right.

I hope we get surprised in season finale.
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Jun 07, 2014
Don't kill Raven!! (She got wounded when Murphy shot the floor, right?)
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Jun 07, 2014
Yes, she was underneath the floor when he sprayed it with bullets. :)
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Jun 07, 2014
The best was not writing the typical epic "I love you too moment" It i so much more interesting, having that not work out. Bot to mention, they're boring. Snnnnnnooooooze. IF there is gonna be some epicness w/ Clark, gotta be Bellamy... they just fit.
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Jun 07, 2014
I like Clarke and Bellamy. They compliment each other well and I like Bellamy and his character. Very interesting development.

This whole season since we found out that the Arc was dying, I was wondering why they just don't bring the whole thing down? Looks like they saved that bit for the finale.

I like how gritty this show is. I was worried that it would be a glossy hollywood pretty people teen drama thing, but it actually does well to explore human instinct and character. Can't wait to see what happens next.
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Jun 07, 2014
Thought for a minute that half would go with Clarke and half stay and fight with Bellamy. Thinking about it now though, I'm glad that's not the case. With only one episode left, them splitting up and the extra plot threads that would need to be followed is maybe more than the show could handle.

I don't share your enthusiasm for Lincoln. I don't dislike him, I'm just not interested so far. I agree I'd like to know more about the character and his motivations though. Hopefully they won't make it all about Octavia. Lincoln saying he was helping because what his people had done 'was wrong' just struck me as very off. They'd done a good job showing that things were more grey and the 100 were not completely guilt-free. This felt like a step back.

The Ark storyline may be ridiculous but I'm happy to overlook that if it's the only way to get the adults on the ground. Shame they're running out of resources too and are so crippled.. Won't be quite the unstoppable threat to the grounders the 100 hoped for.
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Jun 07, 2014
Raven was shot when Murphy shot at the floor, how did you miss that? Clarke is too good for Finn, but the show doesn't have any competition for Finn so they will be back together in short order. I like Raven and Bellamy because they are good for each other. The angst has taken up a lot of the show, but at least there has been more story to keep everything smoothly. The reapers feel too much like a firefly copy but everything else keeps me going. I hope it gets a 22 episode next season.
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Jun 07, 2014
Sometimes when you're busy taking notes and watching a show, you miss things.
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Jun 07, 2014
The reapers reminded me of the reavers in Firefly
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Jun 07, 2014
They are actually closer to the Morloks, but the name instantly make one think of Firefly, yup.
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Jun 10, 2014
your name is quite a mouthful
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Jun 07, 2014
Nice literary attribution, but they are dead ringers for Reavers. That is not a bad thing, as if you are going to borrow you should borrow from the best.
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Jun 07, 2014
Ye. In any case it's not as if the Reavers were any superoriginal thing. I could tell a dozen of almost cloned monster tribes from movies/series/books.
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Jun 07, 2014
True, there are only so many things that go bump in the night, as it were. :)
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Jun 07, 2014
They seem more like a straight up rip-off. That is the only thing that really drives nuts about the show.
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Jun 10, 2014
ya looks like it
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Jun 07, 2014
yea.. they have been on several things... like they are big fans of the walking dead... and the two big storylines have been straight out of TWD.
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Jun 07, 2014
I can also tell many things that ring a bell from other places. I'm guessing they get carried on by things they liked. There are a few that I believe are coincidences, tho. The psico-little-girl for example, I'm pretty sure the episode was written and maybe even shot by the day TWD aired their own Lizzie-the-psico-girl. I'm not sure at what time was aired the one at Utopia, tho. The creepy horse on this episode also resembles a horse seen in GOT a few episodes ago, but again, same case, the time period is too short for being a copy.
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Jun 09, 2014
Ah, do you mean the white walkers horse? I'd forgotten it was kind of messed up and monstrous :)
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Jun 09, 2014
WinchesterX5, there was a horse with a messed up head, visible bones through broken skin and such. It actually looked pretty similar.
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Jun 07, 2014
There was a two headed horse on GOT? :)
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Jun 06, 2014
This is how the first season will end: after an epic battle the 100 manage to defeat the grounders, or the reapers, or whatever... but wait... a ball of fire falls from the sky and BANGGGGGG, right on top of the camp(all dead), and next season will be all about the grounders and the other clans. No more Bellamy/Clarke/Raven/Finn teen drama, just a good old fashion fight for the power between the clans...
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Jun 06, 2014
Somehow I really like Bellamy and Raven together. I don't mean couple-together, but sort of as a survival-team. They mostly listen to each other and accept each other's strengths, and through that they can rely on each other (like when Bell trusts on Raven's ability to save him from Murphy). And there's much less discussion than with Clarke or Finn. What I want to say is: They get things done, and I like that!
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Jun 07, 2014
I used to like Clarke and Finn, but Raven and Bellamy just work.
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Jun 06, 2014
I really liked the character development in this episode. I think Bob Morley and Richard Harmon deserve a round of applause for their amazing performance in this episode. To answer your question Raven was shot when Murphy was shooting through the floor.
I like that Bellamy knowing he was walking to his death in exchange for Jasper's life still ordered everyone back to work. Not because he's bossy but because he knew that they needed to focus on preparing for the attack then standing around worrying about him. There's a reason Shumway commented on his intellegence and leadership skills during his brief time as a cadet. Although I think it was at least a couple of years as Octavia looked 12 yrs. during the flash back when their mother asked for the letter of recommendation. Anyway Bellamy has gone from only thinking about keeping Octavia safe to trying to keep the rest of what's left of the 100 safe.
However I really want to see Murphy's back story. What got him arrested on the Arc? What happened in his childhood that turned him into a bully and murderer? I think Murphy will be the ultimate villan, at least that's what I want see.
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Jun 06, 2014
Murphy as the ultimate villain? We haven't even met the Mountain Men and the Reapers are scuzzy cannibals! Admittedly I like that the greatest villain is the one Bellamy created. It is a cool idea.
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Jun 07, 2014
Murphy is a small fish in this pond!!
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Jun 07, 2014
True. Some small fish are poisonous.
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Jun 06, 2014
True we haven't met the Mountain Men, and only got a glimps of the Reapers, however Murphy is the ultimate villain because he plays with peoples heads. He munipulates and pushes buttons. He exposes and exploites their weakness. He knew Bellamy's weakness is Octavia, and now he knows it's the rest of the 100, especially Jasper. It will be interesting to see while the 100 are distracted by all the other dangerous people and monsters (not willing to call the Reapers people) on the planet, Murphy is plotting his revenge in the shadows.
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Jun 06, 2014
To be fair, despite the fact that Murphy is the Empire State Building of psycho-crazy pants, he DOES have a right to be pissy at Bellamy. Bell was willing to hang him for something he didn't do.
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Jun 06, 2014
Has anyone read the book this show is based on? I have, and I was surprised at how it ended. Does anyone know if there will be more books?
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Jun 06, 2014
I think book 2 i supposed to come out later this year or early next year. Not a 100% but it has been announced there will be a second book.
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Jun 06, 2014
Thank you, it makes sense that there is another book coming cuz the first finishes literally at the start of an attack!?!?
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Jun 06, 2014
Found out that the release date is Sept. 16, 2014
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Jun 07, 2014
Thanks kindly for the heads up:)
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Jun 06, 2014
I´m not a big fan of Finn because I think he is the kind of guy who want to save the cookie and eat it on the same time. He took an awful long time to decide that it was Clarke he liked, AFTER Raven broke up with him.
i´m more intrigued by Clarke and Bellamy- not the romantic bit, but the way they both trust each other with things they probably wouldn´t tell the others. It seems to me like Bellamy gives Clarke some guts and Clarke give Bellamy a heart, because he is a guy who looks out for himself and his sister first and don´t really care about others. They both need each other to lead the group.
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Jun 07, 2014
I agree.... I love seeing their kinda King and Queen or whatever they call them going, seeing their dynamic as leaders, and really how they have inflenced each other. But I do though feel, they should late in Season 2, take that to a seep love. They just fit, plus it's such great story development.
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Jun 07, 2014
I agree with you. The princess and the soldier ;)
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Jun 08, 2014
Oh i love that. princess and the soldier. :) I'm gonna now use that. I will credit u LOL
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Jun 06, 2014
Using the Ark as a dropship is pretty farfetched, but at least they acknowledged it on the show by saying that only 5% of the station would survive reentry.
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Jun 06, 2014
Despicable M...urphy.
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Jun 06, 2014
"LOLOLOLOLOL Finn is in love with Clarke. At least Clarke admitted he broke her heart"

You're LOLing at the wrong thing. The funny part of that was that Clarke said that he broke her heart. How? By waiting 5 seconds instead of 4 to tell her that he will totally dump Raven for her after she showed up?

If Raven showing up broke her heart, then she's definitely nuts about him too, so it doesn't make any sense to push him away because she got hurt before. What is she afraid of? That another girlfriend of his will fall from the sky?

"Realizing they could use the thrusters to propel the Ark into the Earth's atmosphere, and thus to its surface, felt a little ridiculous, to be honest. And frankly, it felt very, very stupid."

Agreed. But isn't there at least one thing per episode that's "very, very stupid"? This show is just as stupid as The Tomorrow people. I still like this one better, but I'm not sure I'll be able to tolerate a full second season.
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Jun 06, 2014
"What is she afraid of? That another girlfriend of his will fall from the sky?"
LOL
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Jun 06, 2014
The Tomorrow People was atrocious! The main female had chemistry with no-one, though the actress tried, and the plotting was jerk and thrust at best with no coherence or character consistency. A typical CW show. The 100 is NOTHING like that vomitus mass of blechhh!
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Jun 07, 2014
The Tomorrow People is that show where the mother knew nothing but one day she had superpowers and the next she knew nothing again, right?
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Jun 06, 2014
Raven was injured when Murphy shot into the floor.
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Jun 06, 2014
For some reason, I freakin' knew Raven was hit the second he shot the floor. and then when she was MIA for a while, I was dreading tehm finding her wounded...or worse.. Guys, I think she may die...
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Jun 06, 2014
Ummm, No! Just no! She has too much awesome yet to bring. Soon all the Finn stuff will die, and she will get back her rockin' self!
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Jun 06, 2014
I think the ark will travel to earth's atmosphere and remain their but I think Isiah Washington and Kane will leave the show abby will return to person of interest
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Jun 07, 2014
abby is on NCIS NOLA, so I don't know how that will work. I love her on this show. Sux.
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Jun 13, 2014
Isn't she playing the wife of the main guy though? I can't remember exactly as I thought the intro episode was a snoozefest. But if she is, perhaps she will not be needed all the time?
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Jul 08, 2014
sorry getting to your comment i missed it! but i love ncis, but not the NOLA, it was so lame. But yea she was the ex wfe.
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Jun 06, 2014
they havent mentioned the mountain they were suppose to go to back in the pilot i think it has signifigance
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Jun 06, 2014
are the reapers cannibals Clarke is freaked out I think they should stay at their camp they have no advantage beacuse it is foreign land

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Jun 06, 2014
so how many stations came together to create the ark? they could have done more to explain the ark and clarke i think said one station was lost or something is that who has monty?
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Jun 06, 2014
There were a total of 13 space stations orbiting and at war with each other just as the earth was at war. When one of the stations was blown to peices the other 12 space stations formed a peace and joined together to form the Arc. This was to ensure the survival of the human race as they believed the Earth was no longer habitable at the end of the war.
As for who has Monty, we don't know for sure. Perhaps that is a questions the writers are saving to answer in season 2.
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Jun 06, 2014
They did explain all of that, in the episode "Unity Day"....
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Jun 06, 2014
would u mind explaining it to me
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Jun 06, 2014
How do they plan to get across the ocean? They are being hunted, they don't have enough time to build a boat
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Jun 06, 2014
Luna's tribe lives near the ocean, not across the ocean....
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Jun 07, 2014
I heard across the ocean, that's where he wanted to go with Octavia
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Jun 06, 2014
I think Lincoln said a river so perhaps their is a bridge lol
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Jun 06, 2014
I know many of you are telling Clarke's decision to leave camp and head east is a bad one and that their best chance would be to stay there and fight, but I don't think Clarke made that decision only because of the grounders, I think that decision was made when she saw the Reapers and I am sure they might start tracking them now and end up at their camp, which can be worse than grounders getting there.
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Jun 06, 2014
After all my bad mouthing of Finn last week I actually liked him this week. Kind of.
I like the scene where he pretty much freaked out over having blood on his hands, literally and figuratively. It just added that extra layer to the optimistic pacifist act he's had going on since they got there. It was a nice touch to show that despite all the deaths and despite how many of the main characters have killed someone already it was still a big deal to take a life.

I won't lie though, I loved that this was followed by Clarke just shutting down his declaration of love. She's not having it, Finn.
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Jun 05, 2014
I am enjoying the series more than I expected! :-D

I am intrigued with Lincoln. I think he's a loner and I suspect his tribe was not very keen on him. It looked like he lived apart from them to begin with. Then there is that thing about him drawing on paper, artistic side and stuff: he seems to be the kind of idealist guy who wants something better... but does not have people to look up to. He was named Lincoln and I guess his parents brought him up in a certain way...

Yeah! That bit about bringing down the Ark is reeeally far fetched... But, hey! It is just a TV series not a documentary LOL.

How did Murphy blow a hole without blowing himself? With that name you'd believe that "anything wrong that might happen, would have happened!" ROLF ROFL ROFL... sorry couldn't resist!




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Jun 07, 2014
The guys one the arc say it's farfetched, they just do it because some of them think suicide by fireball is cooler than by suffocation.

They outright said that 95% of the stations will certainly disintegrate. The question is how they gobble some of the 5% together in a way not to die on impact.
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Jun 06, 2014
They even had an episode called "Murphy's Law" - LOL!
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Jun 06, 2014
What are the people on the ark suppose to do, sit in a corner, drinking 94 year old bottle of scotch and wait their doom! The Arc can't be repaired, so they might try using it as a ship.

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Jun 06, 2014
Yeah, not a lot subtle about naming a kid Lincoln, though maybe the reapers or Mountain Men keep slaves. Hmmm, no probably unlikely as it wouldn't be cost effective to provide food.
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Jun 05, 2014
WOW how cool was this episode we had REAPERS, ASSASSIN COMMANDORS, LINCOLN and REAPERS. I really loved the horse riding scene I don't know if it was the music, the imagery or the way Clark was positioned but it really beautiful. I hope Lincoln isn't getting eaten I liked his return and his point was valid yes the 100 started this war but the grounders are being relentless and now the big guns have come into this fight, seriously that guy was as big as a mountain. I missed hot tech guy on the ark hope he's back next week so him and Kane can become war buddies.
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Jun 05, 2014
Not gonna lie. I thoroughly enjoy the dual leadership between Clarke and Bellamy.
Also super glad both Raven and now Clarke know they're better than Finn. I'm also glad they're working out this Ark thing, however outlandish, its good to have the adults storyline to cut to when the teen drama gets a little out of hand.

Reapers remind me of Reavers.
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Jun 06, 2014
Glad I wasn't the only one who thought Reavers. They reminded me of a cross between Reavers and crazy Klingons.
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Jun 06, 2014
I thought they had said Reavers at first and thought I was loosing my mind, as soon as they named them I was like yup, "eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing. And, if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order.", cannibals.
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Jun 06, 2014
Seriously, who DOESN'T love Whedon?
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Jun 11, 2014
FOX.
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Jun 05, 2014
My wife notice Ricky whittle who plays Lincoln also appears on Mistresses this week. He is all dirty and rugged here but clean and shaven on Mistresses. So all your ladies take note if you cannot get enough of him.

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Jun 06, 2014
I recently saw him in the movie Austenland. He was hilarious as a hammy character actor with a Jamaican accent.
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Jun 05, 2014
that is an awesome catch!!!
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Jun 07, 2014
He's a very pretty and talented guy; was a footballer till injury took him out, studied law, modelled (he was the face of reebok 2000) and then went into acting. He's been on a few UK shows as well including 5 years on Hollyoaks ...and as you see continues to look amazing with his shirt off :D

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Jun 05, 2014
Well, they did say they only had a 5% chance of surviving the drop so it is still very little.

We all know some of them will made it down probably the 3 main leads and some others. I hope they do it next season (it probably won't happen this season). I really want to see how the adults coming in will affect the 100.

I believe very few adults will made it to earth which means the 100 are now the "treasure" rather than delinquents since they are the only descendants of the ark left.

I have said it before and I am glad there are different types of grounders living on earth. That made it more realistic ! The reapers are obviously more backwards and are cannibals.

Having said that, I do not want a united nations though since there was a nuclear holocaust after all.

It has been a good season so far and hope the finale will not disappoint.
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Jun 06, 2014
They said that only 5% of the arc would survive re entry into the atmosphere, not that their plan has 5% chance of being successful.
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Jun 06, 2014
You are right but I would presume not everyone can fix into that 5% even if they found it.
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Jun 06, 2014
We shall see, I kinda hoping they rediscover what allowed their ancestors to build the arc in the first place, openness, honesty, working together and a lot of out of box thinking, haven't seen enough on the arc for my liking. No one should be left behind anything other than that would reduce the growth we seen in Kane and other.
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Jun 06, 2014
Good point but I still think very few adults will make it to earth.

I kind of like that idea so the 100 would be the main focal point. If too many adults got down to earth, the 100 would not be that important anymore.
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Jun 05, 2014
I like to think the world has gone back to a more medieval fuedal system of societies rather than contries. No countries left, just territories and borders being fought over. Very tribal.
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Jun 05, 2014
Im torn about bellamy. on one hand i see him as the single most important character in this show and so think its impossible for him to die. the show needs him to balance out clarke and its quite clear she's not ready to lead these people on her own. On the other hand his attitude and the preview for next episode have a whole "captain going down with his ship" feel to it.
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Jun 06, 2014
I think Bellamy and Clark are two sides of a coin. One without the other just wouldnt work. Bellamy is the action and survival aspect and Clark is the law and order side of things. Together they make a great team but alone I think everyone would die. I also thing they would be a good couple but Im sure im alone on that front.
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Jun 06, 2014
No, no not alone MANY people want Clarke and Bellamy to get together.
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Jun 05, 2014
I think Clarke makes Bellamy a better leader because she is a natural leader and that the two of them together are far better than Bellamy on his own.
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Jun 05, 2014
They balance each other's strengths and weakness
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Jun 05, 2014
I also hope lincoln isnt dead but i think thats being optimistic
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Jun 06, 2014
It's a TV show law - until you see an actual body, you have to assume they are alive.
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Jun 05, 2014
I actually think Bellamy is very likely to die in the finale for exactly the reasons why you think he's so safe. He's been through this huge arc of character development, so they can end his story now. He started off as a selfish villain and now he's a selfless hero. What else is there left to with him? He's going to stick to his guns and try to defend the camp and probably die in the process. He certainly doesn't seem like he's going to run away or surrender for anything and the Grounders will definitely kill him if they get the chance. Plus, everyone who has seen the finale keeps saying "No one is safe!" Don't get me wrong, Bellamy is my favorite character and I will be devastated if he dies. This is just what I think makes the most sense for the plot. The story has more to gain from the drama his death would cause.
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Jun 05, 2014
His reactions to what happen on Earth and his interactions with other characters drive the drama!
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Jun 05, 2014
You can say that about everyone.
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Jun 05, 2014
An anti-hero lead is far more contentious and his interactions with Clarke as they society build are the basis for the drama. Yes other characters have story arcs of course but his are the clearest and affect the greatest number of other people.
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Jun 05, 2014
The 100 Writers twitter wrote they had Bob Morley in to discuss character development for season 2, so it's pretty safe to say Bellamy survives the season finale.
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Jun 06, 2014
Thanks, though to be fair I wasn't worried. Besides, if they killed Bellamy the twitter verse would go up in flames and they would lose a size alb chunk of their audience.
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Jun 05, 2014
Oh thank you. That's a relief. I'm very happy to be wrong.
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Jun 05, 2014
Did they say how Abby got off the ship that flew into the ground and should've been sealed???
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Jun 06, 2014
Was she ever ON that ship? I don't think so. The mystery is how she survived the launch. If she was in a launch bay, she would have been exposed to the vacuum. Since parts of the station were being torn apart, maybe she would have been even if she wasn't in the same room. Anyway, this is a really stupid show (but still strangely entertaining), so there's no reason to think that there's a logical explanation.
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Jun 06, 2014
Yeah remember she was sitting down, I believed tied up when the ship launched. They just glossed over that. I would've thought they were going to answer that simple question?
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Jun 05, 2014
When Diana was preparing to launch the Exodus ship, I think she gave orders to dump everyone who wasn't loyal to her out of the Exodus ship through service hatches. It's kinda implausible that they would have gotten Abby out like that so quickly, but that's the only explanation I can come up with.
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Jun 06, 2014
I'll have to watch it again but I remember her during down. It is also so dumb that the other so o just blew up.
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Jun 06, 2014
Yeah, I feel like that's not resolved yet. We never found out what Diana's motivation was. Maybe she parachuted out of the ship before it crashed or some nonsense and she'll suddenly turn up again in S2.
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Jun 06, 2014
Yeah they'll have her watching what's left of the 100 lol
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Jun 05, 2014
I'm just amazed that all these societies developed after only 97 years.
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Jun 05, 2014
me too, me too...
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Jun 05, 2014
Prediction: The "Mountain Men" will be technologically sophisticated, they will be from the mountain complex where the supplies are supposed to be. They will have advanced in technology while the rest of the world stood still.
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Jun 05, 2014
If the Mountain Men are tech savvy, shouldn't the Grounders be more aware of technology? The groups would have interacted a lot in 97 years.
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Jun 05, 2014
That would be cool! At the very least, I hope the Mountain Men aren't just another group of savage-looking warriors in layers of bones and armor. Please let them be original in some way.
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Jun 06, 2014
I'm thinking very SG-1 like. Groups of people who are partially violent but passable for civilization like the Grounders, and the outrageously violent no hope cases like the Reapers, then the advanced civilization 'above everyone else' Mountain Men.
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Jun 06, 2014
I think they will be the grounders version of elders or generals considering it seems very miltiterised. So hopefully they should have some differences in clothes and manner.
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Jun 05, 2014
I actually loved the scene with Finn/Clarke because Clarke didn't just forgive Finn and shut him down. That's my girl!

Speaking of Clarke, she was super awesome in this episode. My love for this girl is huge. Still my favorite character.

REAPERS. OMG. I love them. I need more of them. So creepy. Give me more.

Lincoln is all kinds of awesome.

Murphy is pretty amazing. I don't root for him but he's just so....fascinating to watch. I hope he don't die.

Love Bellamy/Clarke speeches. They are basically the mom and dad of The100, especially to Jasper.

One thing I don't like is how little screen time Monty gets. Isn't he a series regular? I knew went he went missing that they'd only focus on Finn and Clarke and forget about him. They'll probably just bump into him in the next episode when they leave camp. Monty is awesome - give him something to do! Stop giving his screentime to Jasper - who you were going to kill off.
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Jun 06, 2014
"I actually loved the scene with Finn/Clarke because Clarke didn't just forgive Finn and shut him down."

What's there to forgive? Seriously? And if she was actually hurt, then that means that she's in love with him, and that means that she has no reason to shut him down.
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Jun 06, 2014
I liked how after Bellamy's "We are grounders speech" Clark was all "Bellamy is right! We gotta pack up our stuff and get the hell out of here!"
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Jun 06, 2014
Yeah, that was pretty entertaining!
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Jun 05, 2014
Clarke is my favorite character too.
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Jun 05, 2014
Trying to guide the arc into the atmosphere and landing brilliant, insane, desperate, stupid but brilliant plan and it a better plan than sitting in some corner on the ar downing a 94 year old bottle scotch watching old family videos waiting to run out of air.
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Jun 06, 2014
Agreed. 100% chance of dying on the Ark or a slim chance of crash landing on earth. Might as well go for it!
That moment really could have used a C-3PO telling them the odds. :)
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Jun 05, 2014
I just love to watch octavia. i think she's sexy.
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Jun 05, 2014
No straight guy does not like to watch Octavia :-)
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Jun 05, 2014
No gay girl does not like to watch Octavia. Or Clarke. Or Abby. Or Anya for that matter....!! ;-)
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Jun 06, 2014
Octavia is way hotter than the rest. So are you one of the gay girls...:-)
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Jun 06, 2014
If I tell you that I still stomach Once Upon a Time purely for the vision that is Lana Parrilla, would that answer your question?!? ;-)
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Jun 05, 2014
Who's Finn again? Never mind, don't care.
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Jun 05, 2014
Rude, but funny! He is the most optimistic character and that on a show like this is necessary.
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Jun 11, 2014
Please stop saying 'rude' all the time...
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Jun 12, 2014
It is a shame that sarcasm doesn't translate well into text. I adore most rude things and didn't mean it in a bad way. Obviously, they weren't bothered so maybe the humor did translate.
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Jun 05, 2014
Necessary but that's all he's good for so far. They really need to fix the Finn problem next season. He's just not interesting enough...especially if they're going to pair him with the lead of the show.
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Jun 06, 2014
His character profile feels poorly constructed. If they keep using him for Pollyanna optimism or awkward love tension viewers are gonna hate him. And out of the main group (apart from the older Bellamy) he feels the least like a teenager. I don't really buy his constant calm, composed and logical exterior. He had that one hand washing freak out in this episode but it wasn't acted very convincingly.
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Jun 06, 2014
Actually I thought his Lady MacBething was pretty well done. Now when he spasmed from distress over his kill to blurting out his love for Clarke, THAT was awkward.
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Jun 06, 2014
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Jun 05, 2014
It's only been 3 weeks down there and we aren't going to get a Clarke and Bellamy romantic connection anytime soon, so might as well keep him, as at least it saves them putting her together with anyone else.
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Jun 05, 2014
All this show is mostly about is some actors in their 20s acting like they are in there teens again and running round earth. you would of thought when they build that space station they would off added something so that they could look down on earth to see if they was people alive and to see what was happening to earth itself.
The writers could of wrote the scripts abit better if you ask me.
There is a few kinks that also need sorting but overall i think its still an OK show.
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Jun 05, 2014
The earth is a jungle planet now. Even with satelite imagry you wouldnt see much besides trees. Also you have to understand that there have been several generations that borned and died on the ark, making some technology most likely lost.
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Jun 06, 2014
Apparently it's only been 97 years (according to some of the comments above), so there's no way the whole planet could be a big forest.
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Jun 05, 2014
yeah it maybe a jungle but they would still be able to see things moving around, plus they are some gaps in the trees and you are forgetting that earth is a big place so they will be a few places with no trees, Like when they was coming to earth at the fast you could see some places with no trees or have you forgotten half the program already?

The one thing you think of 1st is how to get back to earth and how to check to see if its safe to go back so when they built it they didnt think of everything did they.
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Jun 05, 2014
The ark is a combination of a bunch of pre-existing stations that were already in orbit during the period of nuclear war.
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Jun 05, 2014
Excerpt the Clarke/Finn's romance subplot, this episode was pretty good. Maybe the best of the show so far.
P.S: Give me some Reapears gain.. That guys are creepy as hell and i love it :p
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Jun 05, 2014
I love the vibe that you guys are giving off in these comments.

I dropped this show after episode 4. The love triangle and some other minor things forced my hands.

I need a honest answer... do you guys think I should pick it up back?
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Jun 05, 2014
don't waste your time!!!
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Jun 05, 2014
OK. I'm joining back the community of 100, or probably much less now. :D
I'm rewatching from the pilot, so I can get reacquainted.
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Jun 05, 2014
Yes you should. The only on that carries on the love triangle is Finn because he's a helpless naive romantic. Everyone else is too busy trying to stay alive to pay much attention to him. The story really picks up after episode 4 and doesn't stop.
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Jun 05, 2014
Thankfully it isn't a triangle anymore, you go Raven, just emo-boy being into Clarke, and well she is still into him; but what I keep reminding myself is that it has only been three weeks on Earth.
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Jun 06, 2014
I want Clarke and Bellamy.
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Jun 06, 2014
Me too, but not right away.
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Jun 05, 2014
Yes. Rothenberg is creating complex characters and allowing them to evolve and react to actual events. There are consequences for the characters actions, which is not something the CW excels at, and the consequences themselves have repercussions and ripple out into the series as a whole. Most importantly there are strong female characters, especially Clarke but also Raven and Octavia though those two started out as respectively the tough girl in love with emo boy and the wild child/free spirit ( which is usually code for kinda slutty) but they are getting better each week.
Clarke has the potential to be up in the girl power pantheon with Veronica Mars and Buffy. So yes, you should watch it even though there is some hinky science and some awkward romantic crap.
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Jun 05, 2014
Yes
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Jun 05, 2014
I thought this episode was a HUGE step up from what it's largely been thusfar, and the speech by Bellamy and Clarke was actually somewhat believable and even exciting -- not what I would have expected from the CW.
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Jun 06, 2014
I forget that this show is by the CW due to it being so dark and going places I didn't expect, I'm a big fan of Battlestar Galactica and thins show reminds me of it in many ways just there's no Apollo and Starbuck type characters.
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Jun 05, 2014
Clarke had a great episode. Finn: pweese? Clarke: No. Then Bellamy: [empassioned speech about staying] Clarke: No. :-)
Nice to see Lincoln, but he still seems like a man amongst boys (and Octavia has dibs!). Unlike Anya who is a more experienced but equal version of Clarke. Seems kind of hard to keep the "teens in charge" theme with Lincoln as a regular. And as others said, the show certainly can't mix any ark survivor adults with the 100 76(?)
Hydrazine: So yeah, big booms for the finale!
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Jun 05, 2014
Haha yeah. Love how everyone listens to Clarke.
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Jun 05, 2014
They should listen to her, though I'm not sure she was at her Youth Leadership best this week. Usually she explains herself to Bellamy, allowing him to catch up to her reasoning, but this week I think his arguments are better. Anyway they have a boatload of hydrazine to play with so they will be staying put.
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Jun 06, 2014
They could still end up leaving camp. They could use the hydrazine as one huge 'bomb trap' to eliminate their enemies. Then the episode can end with them trekking off to find a new place. As a plot device I think it is best they leave....so they can have a fresh new shooting location for next season. In LOST they blew up The Swan(Hatch) and in BtVS they destroyed the Library. Sometimes it works out well when they abandon locations. The Ark setting is already being demolished after one season.
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Jun 06, 2014
The Ark is CGI, but you could be right. A new set would be cool, especially if they could meet up with some shiny new Grounders.
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Jun 05, 2014
Er, 86(?)
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Jun 05, 2014
Raven got shot when Murphy heard her scream through the floor when she got shocked. :)
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Jun 05, 2014
That's what I think too but with all the hydrazine around why didn't they blow up?
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Jun 06, 2014
Either he missed the hydrazine tanks (he wasn't exactly aiming) or they are leaking underneath them and they will find out next week and blow up the whole drop ship.
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Jun 07, 2014
Well if he missed the hydrazine tanks because he wasn't aiming he should have missed her too but he must be one lucky shot.
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Jun 06, 2014
I've learned with this show not to think so hard about those types of things and just go with it.
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Jun 05, 2014
Seriously, the science is the weakest part so sometimes you have to turn down the analytical side of your brain.
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Jun 05, 2014
Are the Reapers all nasty and disfigured because maybe they were affected by the radiation like some of the animal are? Or were they wearing gross masks like the Grounders do to make them look terrifying? And why haven't the grounders exterminated them yet? Obviously they are way more of a threat to them than the 100, but they also don't seem very smart. I'm just saying, if I had to live in my little warrior clan knowing those psychos where running around in the woods, I'd definitely want to get rid of them.

On another note, Finn is RIDICULOUS. Was he honestly expecting any kind of good reaction from Clarke??? I mean, considering he assumedly had lots of feelings for her before Raven arrived and when Raven did miraculously crash land at his feet he acted like a little punk and continued to "love" them both half way because he couldn't make a decision. As we all know, Raven is the one who had to make the choice for him and Clarke made it clear that she wasn't going to chase after him. So his little profession of "love" (at the WORST possible time btw) seemed more like a chess move than actual admission of genuine feelings. Did anyone else notice Clarke's I-give-zero face while she was listing to his bull crap?

I agree with Kaitlin, I sooooo wanna know more about Lincoln's story and why he's doing what he's doing for the 100. Aside from Octavia and him stating, "what my people are doing to yours is wrong", there has to be some history there. And when we were first introduced to him, he definitely came across as not caring about any of them aside from Octavia. So what changed his mind? If they kill him off before we find out I will be one unhappy girl.

Can we assume that the 100's living situation is going to change drastically by the time season 2 rolls around? Because we know that they have an all out war with the grounders in the next episode and I'm pretty sure I saw at least three random extras die in the preview, so can we assume that their numbers will be severely diminished by the end of the finale? And after that obviously they are gonna have to relocate for one reason or the other. Maybe we'll get a change in scenery by season 2.
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Jun 06, 2014
Finn did nothing wrong whatsoever. When he slept with Clarke, he had an excellent reason to think that he would never see Raven again. He wasn't in a relationship with Clarke when Raven showed up, so it wouldn't have made sense to go all "girl, I've moved on already" the moment that Raven showed up. Then he told Clarke that he wanted her, not Raven, the first time he was able to be alone with her, but she immediately pushed him away. After that it wouldn't have made sense to break up with Raven.
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Jun 05, 2014
I love the lacking in realism but fun possibility of the ark making it to Earth. Dramatically speaking though, they can't have the grown ups and the kids in a camp together. So either everyone on the ark burns up in re-entry or they land elsewhere on the continent. The kids are creating a new society and if the grown-ups show up that progress is derailed so obviously they can't join up, but I love Kane and Abby and Jaha so hopefully they don't die.
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Jun 05, 2014
Yes! The Ark survivors, let's make it a dozen with our favourites: Abby, Kane & Sinclair (that's Alessandro Juliani's character in case you are wondering... love that guy!) and some red shirts, land in Mexico or thereabouts and they spend a couple of seasons getting reunited with whatever is left of the 100 hundred!
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Jun 05, 2014
Yay! Patron margies in Cabo for the grown-ups! Whoo-hoo!
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Jun 05, 2014
"Clarke, I'm a 17-year-old hormonal boy who has known you for 3 minutes. But I love you! I'm in love with you!" Yeah ok, sure. At least Finn got some development and realized that sometimes, you just have to defend yourself and kill people.

Here's to hoping Lincoln and Raven don't die. They're both too awesome for that.

Reapers are pretty horrifying, if not very smart.

Bellamy facing his bad decisions again, I really liked that as well. Also, why didn't Jasper mention the hydrazine to Clarke and Bellamy? I would think that's pretty important information, could totally give them the advantage.


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