The 100 “Earth Kills” Photo Recap – Lens Flare Land (1.3)


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, Adom, 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 lens flares. Plus, everyone was happy and clean. Oh, and look who was still alive:



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. That is, everyone except Shunerbrious.


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!”


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.



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!



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


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 Adom showed up and was pretty damn cool about being strung up on a rock.



The Beautiful Creepster making fun of Atom for making out with a hot girl is hilarious to me.



They decided to go hunting for some CGI, but after the Creepster’s disastrous knife-throwing display, Bellamy did NOT want him coming along. Poor little psycho…

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.



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.




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


Back in THE PAST, Clarke’s mom was spending her time guiltily gazing out the space window when the #1 love of her life came home and dropped some bad news.







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:


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 that it was some kind of red seaweed, and we all know what that means…




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



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


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:


While the boys were deciding how to safely get it…


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.



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



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

Meanwhile in a cave Bellamy was Charlotte some sage advice, because I guess he’s sensitive now.




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


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.”



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.


But Octavia and Monty (my new favourite super-team, and the beginning of an adorable friendship) had other plans.


Haha, they 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.


So naturally she wanted to help him and possibly start a band of outlaws.


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


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



Finn was onto Wells about perhaps being leading-man-material.

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



Adam asked Bellamy to kill him, but he couldn’t because he’s sensitive now, so Clarke 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.


You guys! Do I smell a love triangle a-brewin’?? Bellamy was ABOUT Clarke this episode. I mean, she murdered someone, so of course he was. Common interests, and all.

Charlotte 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.


But one good thing that came of all this was that 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.


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


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? What’s important here – it wasn’t Wells. But he didn’t want her to lose her mother too, so he took the blame. I’m sorry, Wells. I misjudged you so hard.

Anyway, then Jasper awoke and the land rejoiced.


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




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 Adom 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? Push-ups? Lighting things on fire with her mind? Whispering our hero 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!

 [Originally Posted April 2014 on]

One thought on “The 100 “Earth Kills” Photo Recap – Lens Flare Land (1.3)


    Apr 18, 2017
    “Kill everything” Pretty much how Charlotte interpreted Bellamy’s advice to her lol. Also, I’m not sure if neck stabbing is the absolute fastest way to kill someone but it’ll get the job done pretty quick because you have some very important arteries in your neck(jugular and carotid). #themoreyouknow

    tessamclelland J
    an 26, 2015
    Bellarke all the way!

    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.

    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’…

    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?

    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.

    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.

    Apr 06, 2014
    damn that last scene…that’s the reasson i dont want to ever have kids!!! they have the devil inside!!!

    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! 🙂

    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.

    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.

    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

    Apr 05, 2014
    This show is trying to be Teen LOST among many other unoriginal things (The Hunger Games, Lord of The Flies, The Walking Dead etc…).
    The third episode of LOST also focused on a flashback about the female lead (Kate) and featured a dying dude screaming in agony whilst everyone else tried to “put him out of his misery” so that he would SHUT THE F** UP.
    Look, I’m ok with any TV show that attempts to copy LOST (if you’re gonna copy, you might as well copy the best) but I still don’t particularly care about The 100. It needs more likeable characters at the very least.
    Loving your sense of humour & the recaps though, keep them coming.
    – Yes. Yes. Bellamy is becoming HOT!
    – Can the dead people please stay dead?
    – The writing is still very bad & very predictable. But it’s The Vampire Diaries writers on The CW so I don’t even know why I’m expecting a better show!?

    Apr 05, 2014
    i love your recaps!!!! And the stakes they have a risen!!!! Praise TV land!!!!

    Apr 05, 2014
    Flarke & Jactavia!

    Apr 05, 2014
    OMFG!!!! They killed Kenny – er – the black guy! What will Al and Jessie have to say about that?? He was the one character I thought would survive until the end of the series and now he is dead! I was about to stop recording this show because I feared it was going to turn into just another tweenie hormone-fest but it’s gone all BSG. Great!!! I’m on-board until it get sappy. The problems with post apocalyptic tales is that eventually they turn into shows about subsistence farming and occasional raiding parties between factions. Hopefully there will be some confrontations with the grounders as I sure the dude in the hockey mask didn’t just pack up his gear and head out since this bunch of weaponless, clueless idiots are ssooooo threatening. Would think an ep with the grounders capturing the lot of them could be fun to watch while they plot to escape

    Apr 05, 2014
    That was an amazing couple of surprise deaths there. And to think, I only started watching this show because of the two freakishly hot main girls.
    Actually “Two Hot Girls” would have been a better name for this show, because, can they still call it the 100 if they keep killing off people? by my count now it’s like, “the 96” or something.
    But more about the two hot girls. Clarke is like, “that adorable girl who was your editor at your college newspaper who wouldn’t go out with you because you were a drunk who played in a punk rock band instead of being an employed and upstanding guy with a future like her boyfriend ” hot. Meanwhile Octavia is like, ” Your friend’s girlfriends little sister who you are boning even though she’s 17 which makes your friend want to kick your ass even though she’s not even technically HIS sister and really he just jealous that he isn’t the one boning her” hot. Both very different, both very enjoyable.

    Apr 05, 2014
    that kid is trouble..
    she was sentence to jail for assulting guards killing wells well… that all did not ended well *couldnt help myself*
    creeper gets hanged next week anyway (judging from after credit trailer).
    I love the show but cmon show some grounders….show has big potential

    Apr 05, 2014
    I loved this recap. Literally LOL’ed.
    Octavia and Monty are my favourite super team, and the photo recaps were gold.
    Please never stop writing about beautiful creepster or the adventure squad.

    Apr 04, 2014
    WOW I didn’t expect that, why is it that kids young kids make the best killers and when they sing it sends shivers down my spine. Not a bad episode the show is slowing getting better. Poor Adam I liked him, and Wells, well I never got his character so I don’t miss him so much.

    Apr 04, 2014
    This show makes me feel that it would be a good thing if the whole human race went extinct if this is best that is left.
    Anyway I am not watching this show anymore in the future. I get my fill of doom from “The Walking Dead” and it is done much better there.

    Apr 04, 2014
    Damn.. you never know who’s going to die.. geez.. lol

    Apr 04, 2014
    Saw the poison fog was like, ‘Oh hey there Hunger Games,’ then saw the crazy Annie kid and was like, ‘Oh hey there Lizzie from the Walking Dead,’ saw Jasper waking up, ‘Oh hey there really should be dead guy.’
    Delightful episode.

    Apr 04, 2014
    Best episode so far but I can’t say that I liked Charlotte, who appears to be a child, turning psychotic and sticking it to Wells’ carotid artery. A horrible, distasteful, totally unnecessary scene, IMHO. Other than that, I think the show is heading in a very interesting direction. Peace, Diane

    Apr 06, 2014
    Why do people seem to have such a difficult time accepting child characters murdering people? You realize there are plenty of murderous little shits in the world. If you don’t believe me, check the bargain books section of B&N, I bet there’s at least 5 books on some famous ones that you can purchase for $1.99. Also, why do people even like real children – they whine, scream, cry, and smell bad.

    Apr 04, 2014
    I think we have a new Lizzie on our hands, some should really tell her to smell the flowers, and Clark does seem to have some Carol traits so maybe will have another show kill of a psycho child.
    As for the poisonous fog that is just lazy storytelling it was a straight up rip off of The Catching Fire movie, it would be one thing if the movie was a bit older then that scene wouldn’t be so fresh in our memories. Even if they came up with it before the movie came out there is no way their idea is older than the book

    Apr 04, 2014
    To be honest, I was expecting the girl to stab the guy that got caught in the fog. She seems to be the one going ‘psycho’ on this show. Reminds me a bit of Arya on GoT.
    Psycho-characters are always fun to watch because they are essentially wildcards, where you never know what they might do or what might motivate them.
    Poison fog…. not the most original idea. Also: That was some VERY quick fog.

    Apr 04, 2014
    Pretty good ep. Hilarious recap
    Hated poison smoke since hunger games and i hate it here but its understandable with the radiation.
    Stakes are raised and im actually surprised Well and the other dude died so early, series can really take off from here.

    Apr 04, 2014
    1. What is it with murderous children on TV these days? Do we have a situation here? Is she gonna keep having nightmares and killing people? Are they gonna have to put her down Walking Dead style? Just look at the flowers, Charlotte! Just look at the flowers! Damn it, I’m actually bummed about Wells dying. I liked that he was the voice of reason. I am now rooting for that child to die! What have you done to my morals, show?
    2. I just knew Bellamy was going to eat his words when he said Clarke couldn’t make the though decisions. I can’t believe she mercy-killed that guy with no hesitation. Also, a stab in the neck? Gross. Couldn’t she have pinched his nose till he died or something? Call me squeamish, I don’t care.
    3. Are we expected to believe that some red seaweed and cauterization is all it took to save Jasper after he was speared through the chest?! I mean come on! That kid doesn’t even look a 100 pounds soaking wet! Seems to me that an injury like that would take several hours of surgery to repair and even with modern medicine he might not have made it. But he’s likable enough, so whatevs!
    4. That serial-killer-in-the-making kid, who was getting ready to murder Jasper for dying too loudly, calling Octavia a psycho: Pot meet Kettle.
    5. Also, murderous smoke? What is this? LOST: The Teenage Years?
    6. Are we suppose to believe that one panther that supposedly fed all 90 something of them last week is still keeping them going? Shouldn’t all they be starving by now?
    7. While this episode was certainly a step in the right direction in terms of raising the stakes on the island (see, that word came so naturally to me, I have to keep reminding myself that this isn’t LOST and they’re not on a deserted island. I almost expected that whiskey bottle to say DHARMA), I still find that my suspension of disbelief is being stretched too far. Then again, maybe i’m expecting too much from this show? I don’t know, you guys. I’ll keep on watching though.

    ummhaniyyah Apr 09, 2014
    How she killed him was a lot less painful and difficult than pinching his nose shut. Suffocation is terrifying and most ppl even if they want to go buck against it. She just cut into his carotid artery or jugular vein and let him bleed out. He was already in a lot of pain so he probably wouldn’t have felt much, esp as she did it quickly. I thought the neck cut was smart and shows that Clarke actually knows something about anatomy and maybe how to care for people.
    Jasper’s injury: It would have been a strike that didn’t hit anything too vital (could have just struck shoulder muscle – which could mean he won’t be able to use his arm for awhile) — then the important thing would have been the infection which after they dragged his unconscious body along in the mud from where they speared him would have been pretty likely.
    Panther: You can go several days without eating, it’s water you can’t go without. They were out hunting in this episode – it just got interrupted by the storm.

    SongbirdMusic49 Apr 04, 2014
    Totally with you on the murderous children on TV thing. horribly distasteful as I stated in my post. Glad I’m not the only one who sees just how WRONG that scene was. Peace, Diane

    thisismetoo Apr 04, 2014
    so what is the death count now? -2 with this episode?

    Gully_Foyle Apr 04, 2014
    There’s at least 6 down:
    2 during the landing
    The random couple in the fog

    bubujin_2 Apr 06, 2014
    I say 5 confirmed KIAs this episode with Well still TBD (although likely KIA as well–IMdB lists him currently at
    just these 3 episodes). And weren’t there three killed upon landing or shortly afterward? I could have sworn
    Wells completed three graves in the opener of last week’s episode.

    Apr 04, 2014
    Your photo recaps are great! Looking forward to the next one. (Also, a fan of the font change on the screen grabs.)


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