Monday, May 9, 2016

The 100 Reactions: "Red Sky at Morning" (3x14)

I've decided that The 100 is schizophrenic. One week the episode is terrible, the next week it's amazing, the week after that it's both. It's like a constant game of Russian Roulette - but I'm happy to come away from the last two episodes with a feeling of hope. Hope that the next two weeks give us a season finale that reminds me why I fell in love with this show in the first place. 

To Take the Chip, or Not to Take the Chip

Most of you know that I watch this show with my sister, and once ALIE appeared and began giving people options (take this chip or watch someone you love suffer and die) we looked at each other and said, "I'm sorry, but if this ever happens, I'm letting you die." No, we don't hate each other. We're best friends. But two wrongs don't make a right. Especially if that particular wrong turns you into a zombie bent on programmed destruction. It's mind-boggling to see how many rational, mature characters are taking the easy way out and swallowing the chip. When Kane was offered the choice - take the chip or we'll shoot the woman you love in the head - I expected him to be The One. The one who said, 'I'm sorry, but I refuse.' But no, sometimes I have to remember that this is a teen show, and even the adults will do stupid things sometimes. Ugh. Roan, please stay away from this madness and refuse the chip. If it's offered to you, just behead someone. Okaythxbai.


Face it, we all knew Luna was going to say 'uh, I don't think so,' in regards to becoming the next Commander. I was almost disappointed when we had some fridging - let's kill Derrick, her boyfriend, as motivation to become Commander! - but to my relief, the show didn't seem to take that route, Luna stuck by her decision, and dumped our ragged heroes back on the beach. You go, Luna. I like you and your perfect hair so much.

The Ones You Love and the Ones You Hate

Consistently, my favorite thing about the show has been the way it changes your loyalties. Nobody is really black and white. Nobody is just 'good' or 'bad.' We hated Pike five episodes ago, and now he feels like our only hope. We liked Jaha back on the Ark, and now we'd like to see him burn on his own pyre. Heck, we even used to dislike Kane. Bellamy used to be a jerk. I used to dislike Octavia and now I'm…well, I liked her for a whole season there. Sometimes how I feel about a character changes minute to minute. Good job, show, for keeping me on my toes. Honestly, that impresses me.


Bellamy and Clarke are working their issues out, and I love this. They need each other, and their relationship already has enough angst to write eighty-six Linkin Park songs. Right now we need some good old-fashioned hugs.
Roan's Return (!!!!!!)

ROAN IS BACK FOR THE NEXT TWO EPISODES and I, for one, couldn't be happier. And more terrified. Because this is The 100, and nobody is safe. Not even the most awesome recurring character on the show. 

What about you? Any hopes and/or fears for the season finale?


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