Well, this episode didn’t bring us any gruesome deaths, but it certainly gave us a shit storm of guest stars! 1) Ellen from Battlestar Galactica, 2) Kane’s crying face, 3) Finn’s delirious quips, 4) Angry mob leader, but maybe most importantly, 5) Dave’s abs.
You guys, I came into this episode expecting the antagonist to be a storm (I don’t watch promos because I like to be surprised). I was very, very wrong, because the antagonist of this episode was EVERYBODY. All the people who graced our TV screens with their impossibly beautiful faces were peddling some kind of sinister agenda, and I was ABOUT IT.
Yes, we had some strange character regression and weird memory loss as previous development was thrown out the window (remember when Kane was nice, and then he all of a sudden wasn’t, but then he felt super bad so maybe he’s nice again?).
And true, the fact that there was a HURRICANE was a bit underutilized, but you know what, I’ll take the bad with the good, because there was so much good!
But we all know how much Clarke hates fun, so instead of busting out her rain-toys, she got to work.
Raven was trying to reach Abby so that she and Clarke could save the third point to their love triangle (sigh).
But up in space, the previously nice Marcus “I have a man monitoring your radio because my heart flutters when you’re near” Kane was giving Abby a seriously cold shoulder.
Kane was back to being such a dick! He knew she was waiting on a call, and yet when they heard voices on the radio he was all, “ain’t no thing” and dismissed it.
Yitteronious actually gave her the “talk to the hand”. Hahaha, did he just watch Beautician and the Beast or something? Am I wrong, or is this TWO DAYS after Fillubrious and Abby got crunked on the floor of her bachelorette pad and watched the rocket show? There were more flip-flops in this room than a dockside eatery!
Then of course they all heard the sweet, sweet sounds of the best radio show on earth (never going to stop using that pun).
But the radio started going haywire, because there was an effing HURRICANE on top of them. You know how we know? This guy:
Is this not the exact role he played in Battlestar? Does this mean the new council member is really a robot?? I hope so!!
Anyway, on the ground they casually mentioned that Monty and Jasper are missing, but it’s not a big deal because they aren’t credited for this episode and we should all just forget about it. But look who WAS back!
Quick request – can Bellemy always be wet? Thank you.
They took Dave upstairs and I guess took his outer-wear off? NOT A COMPLAINT. Although, remember when Dave looked like this:
And now he looks like a dirty Old Navy commercial?
Octavia tried defending him, but Bellamy was pretty set on his “torture for information” plan. Honestly, I can see both sides! Bellamy isn’t wrong – the Grounders HAVE killed a bunch, so he’s kind of justified in his distrust, but I mean… IT’S DAVE.
That’s something this show does really well. I’m seeing both sides in a lot of arguments (Abby vs. Kane, Tiffonrious vs. The Angry Mob, Wells vs. Charlotte’s Knife, etc). The storytelling isn’t black and white, and I love that.
My eyes usually glaze over when TV shows head into political plot lines, but this lady was on my screen for approximately 2.3 seconds before I was on board. I want to know everything there is to know about this beautiful mystery! WHAT ARE YOU UP TO, LADY? Most of that can likely be attributed to the alluring charisma oozing out of actress Kate Vernon. Whatever the case, I’m pumped!
I guess she used to be Chancellor and wants to be again and is manipulating people to get it and I don’t even care, put this babe in every scene.
Then it was time to de-knife Finn!
There was a crash and Clarke went flying with the knife, and I was like, “HOLY MOTHER, DID THEY JUST KILL FINN??” but nope! He was cracking jokes like there wasn’t just a primitive blade nestled between his ribs.
Upstairs, Bellamy was trying to get to the bottom of things with Dave.
There was a picture of Octavia, and it was really good! Do you think he went to Grounder Art School? Do you think somewhere in his cave there’s an acrylic painting of a bowl of fruit?
Clarke patched up Finn and stormed out before Abby could initiate a mother-daughter gossip session. Oh, and look where she went!
Up in space, Kane went to his mom’s diggs where a crowd of people were pretty ticked with him.
Kane was feeling pretty bummed about all the murder he’d sanctioned. You guys, he may have been stubborn and unwilling to listen to reason, but in his defense, I would have thought Abby was from crazyville too! Man, I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, this show lives in the “grey area” and I never want it to move out.
On the ground Clarke figured out that Finn had been poisoned, and went to Dave for answers.
Bellamy decided to cut off his Old Navy shirt (rude!) and beat him with a seat belt to get the answers, although he seemed a little flustered.
Dave didn’t give them the antidote, which I maybe don’t blame him, but then I also see Bellamy’s side… UGH, THIS SHOW!
During the town meeting, the angry mob leader yelled out that he doesn’t trust the council anymore, so Grimmulious gave Abby’s chair to the new babe.
Seriously, though – when Hibberonious screamed “I lost my son!” it gave me chills and Isaiah Washington deserves a shout out because that was just amazing.
Bellamy wasn’t having much luck with Dave, so he stuck something sharp through his hand, which looked very painful, but Dave took it like a champ. You guys, if you ever need information from me and I’m being stubborn about it, please don’t stick anything through my hand. Just threaten to take away my hoard of Easter chocolate and I’ll sing like a canary.
Speaking of wounds that didn’t elicit a reaction:
I don’t know about you guys, but I have to grit my teeth and swear when I accidentally scrape my hip on a table corner. Octavia gave herself a very long, deep cut down her forearm and didn’t even flinch.
But it worked! Dave was very concerned that she would die in an oozing puddle of white spit-up, so he showed them the antidote. High-five, Octavia!
Then Clarke had a nice catch-up with her mom.
Turns out Abby didn’t MEAN to get Melted Zeus sucked out an airlock, insinuating it’s Vivonious’ fault.
This episode was really driving home the fact that Kane felt bad. I’m surprised he didn’t hire a jet pilot to write “I’m sorry” across the stars.
Then Dave got a line! He said “thank you”! Dave speaks, you guys! Huzzah!
Clarke told Finn that Raven needs him (eye roll), so she sacrificed her own feelings and blah blah… oh look, actual sexual tension!
Oh, and this happened:
And I think I actually heard all the shippers in the Universe squeal.
In our final scene, we got a startling revelation.
You guys! They’re on the titanic and they don’t have enough life boats! (Great line) What are they going to do? Do you think they’ll end up saving everyone, or will there be another mass murder? It’s impossible to know with this show!
Speaking of murder, what are Bellamy and Clarke going to do to Dave? Do you think the Grounders will come looking for him, or are they in a fight?
Will Kane start going to therapy to work out his guilt issues?
This episode posed so many questions and I am PUMPED to find out the answers. Gonna start the countdown for the next episode right now and stare at the clock until it’s on (my life is very sad).
- Are Monty and Jasper in actual danger, or are they playing Go Fish in a cave somewhere?
- Do you like that the show lives in the grey, or are you yearning for a definite “bad guy”?
- Why do you think Dave is never with his Grounder buddies? Was he kicked out of Murphy’s band due to artistic differences?
- Do you guys miss the giant sea lizard? *sigh* Me too.
See you guys next week!!
[Originally Posted May 2014 on tv.com]