The 100 “Human Trials” Photo Recap – Mistakes Were Made (2.5)

Well, THAT happened.

The 100 has never been afraid to go there. This week it went there, caused a scene, made out with someone else’s boyfriend and threw a martini in his face.  What I’m saying is, shit got real. Then it got real-er.

My precious Raven got slapped. Lincoln is a drug-addict, and as for Finn, well, you know you’ve jumped off the very deepest end when Murphy is the voice of reason. Oh, and you murder a peaceful village. I think that’s a sign too.

Holy cannoli, you guys. This episode was upsetting and awesome and dark and awesome.

Human Trials began directly after the tragic loss of our brave, beautiful, tracker-biting Anya (I don’t want to talk about it!). Captain Frownsy dragged Clarke into Arc Camp, and we got (one of) the reunions we’ve all been waiting for!

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Let’s not forget that Clarke has thought her mother was dead since the fiery inferno of season 1 (so what was that.. two weeks ago?).

Frownsy McDumb-Dumb came in to apologize for killing “the grounder” (aka – the greatest friendship that has ever graced our eyeballs and listening holes), and for taking Clarke hostage.

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Ugh, this lady.  Abby essentially told her to eff the eff off, then Clarke finally got some good news.

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In an very beautiful scene, Clarke broke down and confessed what a shitty day she was having. When it comes down to it, we all just want our mums to give us hugs! Kudos to Paige Turco for kissing Eliza’s gooey, disgusting forehead and not wincing. I wonder if she tasted that for the rest of the day.

Back at Mountain Manor, Jasper had been summoned by the creepiest creepster to ever creep.

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Don’t act like you guys weren’t thrilled to see this amazingly creepy maybe-villain. He informed Jasper that Clarke had run off (truth), and abandoned them (truth), and that she’s a crazy lady who doesn’t appreciate what she’s given, and there is no other reason she may have left (lie). He also dropped the offer that Jasper could go after her himself. WHAT GAME ARE YOU PLAYING AT, MOUNTAIN KING?

Back in FernGully, Kane was taking a moment to plant a tree for his dead mom (where’d he get the tree? Did he bring it with him? Did he find it, uproot it, and plant it again?) You know what, I don’t care. Love this guy!

The grumpy grounder was refusing a basic human need for survival, so Kane stepped in.

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Kane used his charisma to get him to drink, and off they went!

Back at Arc Camp, Clarke awoke and had a hilarious reaction to Abby as chancellor.

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Hahaha, love it. Clarke has zero respect for her mom.

Then a great noise swept the universe as every shipper in the world all squealed at once:

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They assessed how many of their close personal friends were dead, and how many were just in terrible, mortal danger. I love this show!

Meanwhile, Finn and the Beautiful Creepster found the camp that one-eyed-Willy had drawn a map to, and deciphered it was full of the really old and really young.  

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When the Beautiful Creepster pointed out that the camp seemed pretty peaceful and nice, Finn’s reaction was, “how much ammo do we have?” Yikes, Finn. Just… yikes.

Meanwhile, in Reaper boot camp:

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This guy is fooling no one. He shot up Lincoln with some sinister looking liquid, and sauntered out all, “have a good trip!”.

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In a super official meeting involving people we barely know, Abby made a decision.

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Of course, these teens don’t take orders from nobody!

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With a little help from Raven and Wick (heart you), they were off!

Back at Mountain Manor, Monty the Magnificent and Jasper were having a debate on whether or not to go after Clarke when Jasper’s girlfriend interrupted with some drama.

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Ugh, girls, right? Always me, me me.

In what was an obvious trap / set-up, Maya’s face almost melted off, and Evil Cylon Doctor implored Jasper to help.

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Take note, villains everywhere, this is how manipulation is done.

While this was happening, Clarke and Bellamy were having a nice fireside chat about the fact that she closed the dropship door on him.

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This scene was pretty great in that it showcased what these two do best: lead. The theme of their friendship is supporting each other through tough decisions, and that’s what they did. Oh, and Bellamy let her know that Finn is crazy now, and she was all, “who?” and he was like, “for real, though.” And she was all, “naaawwww” and he just nodded, and was like, “seriously.” I may be paraphrasing.

Back in Crazy Town, Finn decided to create a diversion by setting the peaceful village’s food supply on fire.

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I agree, Murphy. I agree.

Back at Mountain Manor, Jasper was getting shot up with Maya’s blood, and Monty was not happy about it. Evil Doctor Cylon told him to skedaddle, but he was doing no such thing.

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Monty for President of the Universe.

Then Abby had a little chat with the most perfect specimen man has ever produced.

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Paige Turco deserves so many high fives for the look of utter defeat, anger and exhaustion all tied into one. You could see her regret the instant she slapped Raven, and it was marvelous.

Meanwhile, Kane told his peeps to hit the road, because if the plan goes badly, he should be the only one who dies.

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Haha, Grumpy Grounder hitting Kane from behind without even looking was awesome. Never change, The 100. Kane was thrown into a dungeon (subway?), where he met his new cellmate.

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Nope.

Back at Reaper Boot Camp, Lincoln was pitted against another recruit for the sweet nectar of Reaper Drugs.

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Lincoln won. Obviously.

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Of course the creepy Reaper Boot Camp leader is the Mountain King’s son! OF COURSE he is! Mountain King wasn’t pleased they went behind his back, and he’s onto Evil Cylon Doctor about the total set up of Maya. Mountain King be having qualms, ya’ll. Dimensions!

Back at Looneyville, Finn was running around the camp like a kid who just sneaked a gulp of his dad’s coffee. He found clothes from the Hundred, which lead him to believe that the peaceful village had killed them all. It seemed as though the Finn we grew to know and like had slipped into another dimension and popped out this insane version of himself. One of the grounders tried to escape, sparking an all-out massacre, witnessed by the Adventure Squad.

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Yikes.

You guys, this was a great episode of our beloved violent teen adventure. It touched on all of the moving pieces on the board, and never felt muddled or disjointed. It also brought some of those moving pieces together, which will always make my heart leap.

There were a lot of emotional outbursts / breakdowns this episode. Clarke finally cried about all the shit she’s been through, Octavia snuggled into her brother’s arms crying, and Abby lashed out at our precious Raven. We’re getting to see the effects of this crazy-ass world on our characters. Not everyone can be strong all the time, and every so often it’s rather beautiful to see those walls fall.

Which brings me to my next point. The 100 has one of the best ensemble casts on television. These people bring it every week, making us believe their peril, distress and (ever so briefly), joy. This episode specifically brought these talent to light, and I tip my hat you all.

SOME STUFF

  • You may have noticed the pictures look different for this recap. WELL, I was also recapping Sleepy Hollow at the time, using this font, and I forgot to switch it over for this episode. What’s done is done!

 

  • I know I used it, but “real-er” is not a word. Do not try it at home.  

 

  • The Mountain King is unsure about using the 48. Do we have yet another “villain” sitting in the grey area? I think so!

 

  • I think the show is trying to make up for Anya’s death by giving us a pretty great fall-back lady friendship with Raven and Clarke. It’s working.

 

  • I made fun, but I truly did love the reunion of Clarke and Bellamy. Regardless of what ship you may or may not be sailing on, those two together is always more entertaining than those two apart.

 

  • Clean faces! There were clean faces everywhere! Even Finn and the Beautiful Creepster had time to splash themselves in a pond.

 

  • I was expecting more of a mourning period for Anya until I remembered that her epic friendship with Clarke was mainly in my head. I guess I can’t be mad about that. EXCEPT I AM! #NeverForget

 

  • What’s a better romantic gesture, a blood transfusion, or murdering a peaceful village?

 

[Originally Posted November 2014 on tv.com]

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One thought on “The 100 “Human Trials” Photo Recap – Mistakes Were Made (2.5)

  1. ORIGINAL POST COMMENTS:

    bxdgers Feb 10, 2015
    The Monty bit had me laughing far too much~

    tyz5
    Dec 05, 2014
    “Girl I wanna put some disney music on and watch you dance to it”
    “Nailed it.”
    hahahahah I love these recaps

    gnomeless
    Dec 02, 2014
    This was an awesome episode.

    Hey yall!, did you see this?
    Jason said adventure squad

    gnomeless
    Dec 02, 2014
    Well poop. Try this one. Toni you may want to avert your eyes, so you have fresh eyes for tomorrow’s episode.

    Isobel
    Nov 30, 2014
    I’m so glad you screen-shotted Monty, everything he does is precious. Every line gold. He says exactly what I would want to say in essentially every situation. He isn’t wasted on plot or exposition which is probably why he feels like the most real, most normal/3Dimensional character.
    (Unfortunate footnote: Was Monty’s Dad the one who got shot dead the other episode?)

    gulliv
    Nov 24, 2014
    Loved this episode and your review. I thought Finn was too dramatic last episode but he’s now just off the charts crazy. Glad we got to see more of the mountain men. I thought creepy old mate was as bad as it got but the blood thirsty doc and the monster creator seem even worse – keen see more of this plot line.

    atheandra
    Nov 22, 2014
    I have to admit I watched this episode like 10 times. And I had to re-watch all of the previous episode to try to comprehend where all of those Hugging will get us.
    And yes all of those dirty faces were bothering me seriously people you have a lot of water for the first time in 97 years learn to us it.
    Did anyone else noticed that Octavia found time to braid her hair?
    I also noticed something else when are they sleeping??
    And even though the Bellamy/Clarke hug was a great moment, (she was definitivly hugging him harder than the girls) especially considering that once she hugged him she took some time before even asking about Finn , I think the camp fire moment was better he was happy looking at his sister while she was asleep and when he was looking at Clarke he looked guilty they talked and I realized he was feeling guilty toward her about leaving Finn with gun when he knew he was dangerous but she said it was not his fault and he seemed gratefull. I was expecting some kind of reaction when Bellamy told Clarke about Finn’s reckless behaviors but she just sat there listenning to Bellamy’s appologies.
    I understand Finn’s changing behavior, First they all changed in some way Bellamy was scared of what might happened if the other got to earth so his acts were all so it won’t happen but as soon as Jaha forgave him he completly changed. Finn was nice and a “peace maker” but he also had the bomb idea and instead of just dragging Clarke to the Drop Ship he went to the battlefield and killed some grounders and don’t forget he brought the reapers in knowing what will happen. He was fine when he left Raven but when he saw Clarke watch on the One Eyed grounder he just lost it (remind me of all those story about boyfriends or dads who went full on crazy tracking and killing their daughter/ wife/ sister ‘s aggressor)
    Ok!!! One last thing, So Finn went all cookoo crazy on the grounders day care and everybody pulled off from him at the end but I wonder why as he was going toward Clarke expecting a hugg neither Bellamy, nor Murphy just step in between them to protect her??

    stevei
    Nov 21, 2014
    It’s nice that someone else noticed how dirty these people are all the time. I think the Make up people are paid by the pound of goo used. You know, people that were raised clean generally try to stay clean and freshen up at any chance they get.
    Finn went bipolar fast enough to make Freud blink in his grave.

    ArkhamNative
    Nov 21, 2014
    I agree, this was two helpings of awesome with large portions of dark and upsetting on the side.
    Finn was most very dark and upsetting. He should probably avail himself of whatever health care for the criminally insane the grounders can provide. Almost more upsetting was my initial worry that Lincoln’s treatments might be mutagenic or worse. “Nooo!!!!” said I. Hurry, someone! Save Lincoln! And also “the 47”. (The MM stopped counting Clarke, apparently.)
    The awesome bits included Clarke backing away in horror from Finn, Raven verbally returning Abby’s slap even harder, and Kane blowing several mental fuses at experiencing full-on Jaha only inches away.
    Hey, look, Katie Stuart’s credit sneaked into one of the screen grabs. (The braidy-haired Monroe, who lost her buddy Sinclair off a cliff last week.)

    evil-lemur
    Nov 21, 2014
    I made an account on this website just so that I can like all your recaps.

    emmaeee
    Dec 05, 2014
    Me too! I’ve been reading recaps forever but this is the first time I’ve been inspired to join in!

    clrich9
    Nov 23, 2014
    me too! I’d watch this show just for these photo recaps!

    aussiejade
    Nov 21, 2014
    yes! you are not alone there!

    MACYLIGHTFOOT
    Nov 21, 2014
    I can’t believe you didn’t make any Empire Records references when AJ from Empire Records is right there!!
    You’re slacking.
    Or have no idea what I’m talking about, in which case I don’t think we can be friends anymore.

    Toni_watches Nov 21, 2014
    Well Sinead O-Rebellion! Shock me shock me shock me with that devious behaviour. DIET PILLS? OH, DIET PILLS! It’s always about
    her! I’ll admit, I didn’t recognize AJ without a checkered shirt and ripped jeans. But yes, I do have this movie memorized from my
    teen years. Are we still friends?

    MACYLIGHTFOOT Nov 21, 2014
    Of course! I couldn’t fall out with you today! Not on Rex Manning Day!

    Toni_watches Nov 21, 2014
    Oh Rexy, you’re so sexy!

    Janearoha
    Nov 20, 2014
    Best moment, Monty pointing his fingers at Dr lady without saying a word. Hope he gets to hit her with something soon but first he really needs to cut his fringe, he’s looking like a boy band member. Jasper want looking so good by the end – has Maya given him some nasty disease?
    Kane and Jaha didn’t look too happy to see each other – no hugging there!
    I am sad Anya is dead. But maybe she has a twin sister out there somewhere? Also sad that Finn may have killed cute baby arrow grounder.
    Big relief that everyone is clean at last, except maybe Murphy’s hair

    bstokeling91
    Nov 21, 2014
    seemed to me like kane was having a serious dafuq moment lol very believable if you ask me. they didn’t get seperated in the woods, jaha is supposed to be dying in space still!

    BrazilianGal
    Nov 21, 2014
    Jasper was tripping from the anesthesia Cylon doc gave Maya (changed my mind again she’s innocent and completly out of the conspiracy).
    And in my opinion Monty showed the wrong fingers to her, just saying.

    patrickflick3
    Nov 20, 2014
    something that really irritated me was as soon as Bellamy got past the gate some guard yanked his gun out of his hand, like wtf, he’s one of you

    randomjean
    Nov 21, 2014
    thought they have a ruling set a few eps ago by kane regarding who can carry a weapon?

    HaydeeTangoDelta
    Nov 20, 2014
    After that ending I am actually a little worried for Clarke’s safety. Like what is Finn going to do to her when he realizes he went through all that murder and she doesn’t want his pencil anymore?

    randomjean
    Nov 21, 2014
    i think most of us gave you the thumbs up for the “pencil” lol

    falafelfalifulfalafol
    Nov 20, 2014
    I think you should worry more about what the grounders are going to do to Finn with Clarke and Bellamy’s aproval.

    Charissa29
    Nov 20, 2014
    Okay, I got most of the pics. Loved it as always. You are right that Bellamy and Clarke are more fun to watch together than apart. Their characters really complement each other, especially as leaders, they have evolved an understanding of each other that allows them to get to the heart of issues without a lot of blather. Eliza and Bob are really terrific.
    Everybody is hating on Jasper, but Devon is doing such a great job showing Jasper’s fear and uncertainty, that the fact that we are angry at him is a testament to Devon’s skill.

    clrich9
    Nov 23, 2014
    I know lots of people love Bellamy and Clarke together for the ship potential, but my favorite part of them together is that while in front of everyone else they have to pretend to be the strong all-knowing leaders with each other they can admit that they have no idea what they’re doing and are making it all up as they go. Like when Bellamy affirmed that Clarke did the right thing at the dropship and Clarke reassured Bellamy that he couldn’t have known that the grounders didn’t take their people. I actually liked that scene more than the hug!

    jjtigs
    Nov 20, 2014
    Forgot to give props to Paige and Eliza!! They were amazing in that one scene. I admit they had me crying. Can’t wait to see more scenes between them.

    Charissa29
    Nov 20, 2014
    I am having a difficult time getting the photos to come up, I have tried Both my IPad and my desktop! What can I do?

    ArkhamNative
    Nov 21, 2014
    The screen shots are very large images and there are a lot of them, so it’s not very mobile friendly. I tried reading this on a phone (WiFi) while waiting somewhere and I had to give up. (It was the first web page I pulled up the minute I got home, of course.)
    I mention this not to criticize the author at all, but just FYI. Processing dozens of images before posting could be a big additional pain. I’m more surprised the site doesn’t have an option to optimize them when they’re uploaded, tbh.

    Charissa29
    Nov 21, 2014
    thanks. I appreciate the response.

    Tummelisa
    Nov 20, 2014
    Hahaha, you’re really becoming serious competition to Price’s phot recaps, you know that?

    randomjean
    Nov 21, 2014
    i know right?!! Its so much fun reading the photo recap that i think the other recap done by Kaitin is a little unnecessary.. since its the same show/ep anyways..

    KendraNutt
    Nov 20, 2014
    Great recap! I loved your take on the Clark/Bellamy reunion, because it’s so true, LOL.

    boulangerieDulce
    Nov 20, 2014
    Great recap! I had a really bad feeling Finn was going to go nutso on the villagers. But honestly, although it seems terrible to say so, it feels way more believable than Finn as a nice guy, it just works– tragic and chilling that ending.
    I do love Bellamy with his girls. Bellamy and Clarke are great, because they start talking strategy, and that’s why people are so attracted to the pairing I think. They’re partners, friends, adults with each other; it’s not the stupid teen syrupy instant attraction crap. And Octavia back with her big bro, I love it.
    Raven is great, and was just the person to tell Abby off. And they got Jaha from Brooklyn to DC pretty fast, huh? Assuming that’s where the giant desert is, somewhere in new york.

    BrazilianGal
    Nov 21, 2014
    I had the same feeling about Finn but I really though he would have a “what have I done?” moment after.

    falafelfalifulfalafol
    Nov 20, 2014
    I’m still trying to buy pacifist Finn after Reckless Finn, I guess I’ll catch up with psychoFinn at some point.
    Not really. There are many great things about this show, but the writting on this character is not one of them.
    BTW, Clarke also hugged Raven and Octavia. I know, I know, no one cares.
    Had great laughts with the recap. Loved Kane’s and Cylon Doc talk with Jasper specially. And the first pic of Clarke running “Here I come” is superb.

    lamb_face
    Nov 21, 2014
    Perhaps you are hitting on a point there regarding Finn? Maybe he defines himself by who he is dating? So he is reckless and fun with Raven and in the beginning with Clarke but then realises that in order to get with Clarke he needs to be someone different. So becomes the level-headed, pacifying force he thinks Clarke wants him to be. Hence the mental breakdown when she is gone. He doesn’t know who he is meant to be anymore. Or maybe it is simply that the writers don’t know what to do with him.
    Loved Monty, as always.

    falafelfalifulfalafol
    Nov 21, 2014
    Your theory is too clever. I’m more inclined to think Finn has been the weak spot in this show writting. I think the reckless attitude was the plan for the pilot, but for the series they wanted to use him a Wells’ replacement as the good boy corner of the love triangle. Bellamy won the shipping fight by KO and these last move with Finn smells a bit of desperation to make the character interesting. Well, it’s shocking, yes, but I find too hard to believe it unless they come out with some drug or sickness explanation really soon.

    jjtigs
    Nov 20, 2014
    I care. Actually a ton of people loved that Raven and Clarke hugged and want them to be besties.

    MACYLIGHTFOOT
    Nov 21, 2014
    I care too. I think it shows how the kids are really a solid group now and even though they had their differences last year they feel more connected to one another than they do to the adults.
    Sure Clarke was glad to see her mum and she had a bit of an emotional reunion but once she’d had a nap and chilled a bit she wasn’t that into reuniting with Abby. She was full on happy to see Raven though and even Octavia got a hug and I don’t think those two have ever got on? Octavia even referred to her as “she” a little later on 🙂

    jjtigs
    Nov 20, 2014
    I think this is my fav recap so far of season 2.
    “Then a great noise swept the universe as every shipper in the world all squealed at once:get ready tumblr let the fanvideos begin.”
    lmao so true and I’m one of those shippers. The internet went nuts over the Bellarke in this episode. Thank goodness those two are back together. As for the campfire scene and Bellamy watching Clarke sleep, I think he’ll fall for her before she does him, especially because she has to sort out her feelings for Finn.
    “Hahaha, love it. Clarke has zero respect for her mom.” LOL Honestly I’ve lost some respect for Abby this season. First I thought she’d stop at nothing to find her kid. Instead she hands the kids guns and let’s them do it for her. Then some of those kids she sent out to find her daughter are still out there in danger and she just wants to abandon them. Plus she doesnt seem all that interested in finding the kids at Mount Weather.
    “Speaking of, it seemed as though the Finn we grew to know and like” Everyone didn’t like him bebfore either though. Everyone stills hates him, but now he’s actually somewhat interesting. He’s gone crazy. He’s so creepily obsessed with Clarke that it’s scary. RUN CLARKE RUN.
    I love Clarke so much, she’s my fav character on TV. So the writers better not ruin her by making her get back with the psycho Finn.
    MONTY is a preicous cupcake and must be protected at all costs. Jasper is a flop. I can’t stand him.
    THAT ENDING!! I had goosebumps.

    Charissa29
    Nov 20, 2014
    Clarke is my favorite character, hands down! Killing her is the only thing that would get me to stop watching! The Twitterverse went completely psycho-hammers over the hug! Good hug though!! :))

    BrazilianGal
    Nov 21, 2014
    They can call it the 100 and say no one is safe but it was clear from the start Clarke was the star

    Charissa29
    Nov 21, 2014
    Eliza is amazing! Clarke is a great character to be able to play!

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