The 100 has returned with a vengeance. Picking up three months after the events inside Mount Weather, the delinquents and Sky People were enjoying a tenuous peace with the Grounders. But peace cannot last in a world like this, where Clarke Griffin has been hailed as the Wanheda, the Commander of Death, and the Grounder-hating Pike is elected to be the new Chancellor of Arkadia.
First things first: The 100 was recently renewed for a fourth season, alongside Supernatural and several of our other favorite shows. I expect they will use the time given to them wisely, and redeem themselves from that scene that still has fans talking. I still believe that The 100 can push boundaries in all the right ways—but one can only hope they continue to prove themselves to be a groundbreaking show. In the meantime, let’s get back to business.
The exploratory efforts of Pike and his cohorts come to a standstill when they realize that a blockade is in place. While they were able to massacre the previous army outside their gates, they can’t do the same thing this time as they are running low on ammunition, food, and other resources. Two representatives from Lexa’s coalition come to the gate of Arkadia, demanding that Pike be surrendered. Angered at their boldness, Bellamy shoots them at point blank range to send a clear message back to Polis.
Troubled by the direction in which Arkadia is headed under Pike’s leadership (particularly the effect the ex-teacher is having on Bellamy), Kane attempts to reason with the Chancellor peacefully. But Pike refuses to give himself to the grounders, even if it means the ensured safety of the Sky People. Kane decides to take matters into his own hands, and drastically at that. Alongside his insider guards (Miller and Harper) and Sinclair, Kane forges a plan to take Pike to the grounders by force.
Unbeknownst to Kane, Pike suspects that there is a leak inside their walls, and thanks to the (rather unwilling) help of Miller’s boyfriend Bryan, the plan is foiled just as Kane is about to smash through the front gate with Pike tied up in the back of the rover. Bellamy places the former chancellor under arrest, but is shocked when Pike sentences Kane to death. With his former mentor facing an inevitable demise, Bellamy comes to the realization he’s been on the wrong side (FINALLY).
In the meantime, Raven is on a mission from ALIE to recover the chip-maker, a.k.a. the machine that creates those chip-like pills that
brainwash people provide access to the City of Light. She recruits Jasper to help her break into Pike’s office, since Monty is the one who has been resetting the passwords, and who knows Monty better than Jasper? Jasper guesses the correct password, but also realizes that Raven has forgotten who Finn is. At first, Raven brushes it off, but soon begins to panic when she realizes that it isn’t simply small details about Finn that have disappeared—it’s everything.
As Raven wonders what exactly the City of Light has done to her memories, ALIE tells her to focus on the task at hand. But Raven is able to ignore the order, something that has never happened to ALIE. Raven finds the chip-maker, but tells Jasper that they can’t let ALIE have it. ALIE realizes how strong Raven really is, and becomes concerned that she is losing control over those under her influence.
1.) Not only did this episode exclude Clarke and everyone in Polis…but where was Abby? Abby and Kane have been pretty inseparable it seems, and to see them separated in this storyline was strange. There are so many series regulars that are consistently left out of episodes, and I have yet to see a pattern or reasoning behind it.
2.) BELLAMY IS BACK AND THAT’S ALL I GOTTA SAY BOUT THAT
3.) I’m finally starting to worry about Lincoln. Fans on Twitter have been concerned for his welfare ever since it was announced that Ricky Whittle had earned a role in the upcoming American Gods. And now I, too, am starting to wonder if the writers truly have plans to off our favorite grounder. Lincoln’s purpose lately has been to, well, sit in prison and look moody. Does this lack of inclusion spell the end for him?
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The 100 returns March 31.
May we meet again,
The Collected Mutineer
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