The 100 “Long Into an Abyss” Photo Recap – Master Cleanse (2.7)

That’s weird. My seat seems to be unbalanced. It’s almost as if I was SITTING ON THE EDGE OF IT FOR THE LAST HOUR.

At any point in this episode I believed at least half the characters were going to die. Lincoln, Abby, Finn, the Mountain King, EVERYONE. This show loves to throw us for loops / tear out our hearts, so I think I’m justified in my anxiety. I’m going to need some calming tea and maybe a Pingu marathon to relax me after that roller coaster ride.

YOU GUYS. Is anyone else’s heart still pounding? And that was just the lead-up to the fall finale. What the h-e-double hockey sticks does this show have cooked up for us next week?

Let’s jump right in, shall we?

The episode began with a delightful introduction.

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One thing this scene solidified is that we now have our very first actual no-takebacks-for-realsies villain! Cylon Doctor is COLD, you guys! Creepy Cage wanted to let the girl in, but the doc was all, “nuh uh, man”.

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Goodbye Keenan Mykulak. We may not have known you well, but we felt your plight.

I am uncertain if Cylon Doctor wants to brutally suck all the bone marrow out of the 48 to help “her people”, or if this is just a puzzle she really wants to solve. I’m pretty sure science is this lady’s mistress, and nothing else (for example, the lives of teens) matters.

Meanwhile, back at Arc Camp, Jaha was strutting around like a self righteous peacock who likes the sound of his own squawk.

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I got a bad gut feeling during this scene. Jaha swooped in and expected Abby to relent. No way, buster! Pretty sure attempted suicide-redemption is the same as a resignation.

Jaha wanted to retreat, but Abby was all, “but what about our adorkable besties who are getting blood-raped?”. And Jaha essentially shrugged. What a guy.

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This was not one of Jaha’s better speeches. Yes, he mentioned the City of Lights, which we all so desperately want to see. However he also outlined the road to get there, which did not sound like a good time. Hey Jaha, remember when you were brutalized because there’s a bounty out on all the “sky people” and “no one enters the dead zone”. What do you think will happen when you make a bunch of tired, hungry space-dwellers trudge through a hostile desert? JUST ASKING.

Bellamy showed up and invited Clarke on a side-adventure-squad to visit Lincoln.

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The look Octavia gave Clarke when asking if she can fix him was amazing. These actors are very good at their jobs.

Back at Mountain Manor, the 48 (or more accurately, the 4 plus two mute red-shirts) had decided that instead of waiting around for Clarke to save them, they would be the crafty criminals that they are. This reminded the audience that these kids are on the ground because they were in prison on the arc.

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Back at the drop ship, Lincoln wasn’t feeling great. Especially when they shone a light in his face.  

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Honestly, if anyone did that to me while I was hungover (as Lincoln obviously is), I would freak out and beat them up too (not that I’ve ever been drunk. This is all theoretical, of course. I’m not drunk right now… this is not a cry for help).

Anyway, Lincoln got upset, and Octavia had to calm him down.

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Back at Ark Camp, word had gotten to Sergeant Miller’s Dad that they were packing up and hitting the dusty trail (of death).

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I guess in Abby’s books, having your kid in mortal peril is no excuse for bad manners. Can we talk for a quick sec about how handsome Miller’s dad is? Because Miller’s dad is very handsome, and cool, and do I have a crush on Miller’s dad? Shut up, YOU DO!

Back at Mountain Manor, Cage and Dr. Tsing were having a delightful conversation over the corpse of the girl they had watched sizzle to death.

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I’m pretty sure this lady is a sociopath and I’m kind of loving it. She informed Cage that the blood isn’t working, and she’ll have to suck out every drop of the 48’s sweet, delicious bone marrow. Then she licked her lips. Then she winked. Then she sacrificed a virgin to the Gods for no reason and kicked a puppy. I maybe love her? I don’t know. Ask me later.

Octavia got a little miffed about her boyfriend still being a literal zombie, so she decided to take a stroll and ran into an old friend.

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He warned her about the eminent attack, and decided to pop in on an old friend and murder him a little bit. No big deal, it’s basically a hazing ritual in Grounder high school. Luckily Clarke remembered the last words of the best friend she’s ever had (which he said over Lincoln, telegraphing his intentions) and put a stop to it.

Then everyone’s favourite mass murderer stumbled in and created an awkward moment.

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Was it just me, or did Finn seem very ready to die in this scene?

I guess he’s been doing some self reflection, because he and Clarke had a heart to heart about how “Lincoln” will never be the same after the stuff he’s done.

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Clarke is coming around to forgiving Finn. Which, GIANT EYE ROLL. Feeling bad about mass murder does not equal redemption. I’m not sure what will redeem this guy.  “Lincoln is savable, and so are you.” BARF. For real, guys, I vomited all over my Disney bedspread when she said this line, and it has nothing to do with the six mint aero bars I ate for dinner.

Ugh, anyway.

Clarke went to her mother with a plan that could stop the attack.

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AWWWWWW SHIT. Jaha tried to intimidate and pressure Abby into giving him the power to force an exodus, but she was NOT having it! She had Lieutenant Miller’s Dad and Captain Grumpy lock him up. This was the first and only time I have liked Captain Grumpy.

This show gets a lot of praise (myself included) for the way it portrays women. Yay women! Women are empowered and strong and feminine and fierce and yet somehow still vulnerable. What I don’t praise enough is how The 100 portrays male characters. Women don’t rule this show. The men step up and get to be heroes and make decisions and work alongside our heroines. Yes, they don’t always agree, but there has consistently been a mutual respect and understanding between the sexes on this show and I LOVE IT.

This was not one of those times. Jaha was a condescending doofus this episode, and Abby SHUT HIM DOWN. I’m not saying this scene was awesome because he’s a man and she’s a woman. I’m saying it was awesome because he was being a self-righteous grade-A douche, using intimidation and power-play techniques, and she dealt with it like a boss.

ANYWAY.

Our team of slightly-less helpless heroes broke into the Mountain King’s office to sniff out all his secrets.

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Monty used his mega-brain to get them through the lock, and then Jasper started giving orders like a sassy bride on her wedding day.

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And they found all the creepy surveillance pics Ark Camp!

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Meanwhile, Clarke had a meet and greet with Lexa, the Grounder Queen.

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In order to prove that she was, in fact, Anya’s bestie, Clarke gave Lexa Anya’s hair. BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT? The best part is that Lexa took one look at it and was like, “yup, that’s my Anya.” God I love this show.

Clarke told Lexa that she can save the Reapers, and they were off. Then we checked in on some father son bonding happening over at Mountain Manor.

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To his credit, the Mountain King did seem uncomfortable with the idea. Put up your hands if you thought Creepy Cage was going to murder his dad in this scene? I did, and it made me very anxious. VERY ANXIOUS.

Abby reached Lincoln just in time to let him die, which of course is when the Grounder Queen decided to show up. 

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What followed was a very tense scene where I honestly thought at least 30% of them would die. But they didn’t! Not even Lincoln! Because Abby is awesome!

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She zapped him back to life! Oh Abby, you’re such a trickster.

After a cute scene where Monty the Magnificent gave Miller the positive affirmation that he is a “great thief”, we checked in on Harper, who wasn’t having the best time.

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You guys, this scream was HAUNTING. Someone get that girl a halls lozenge, because DAMN. Turns out the evil duo is going to take the bone marrow whether or not the Mountain King gives the order. What a couple a’ D-bags.

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The intensity with which the Mountain King was staring at the flower suggests either; A) the flower was talking to him, or B) he’s coming around the “murder teens” idea.

After a long day of adventure, Clarke cozied up to her new pal.

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Whaaaaaaat a way to start a friendship! These Grounders do NOT mess around. Be honest, how many of you are hoping Finn dies next week? It’s not going to happen, but it’s fun to dream.

Well guys, I think my heart rate has finally slowed. This was a very intense episode! There was death (RIP Keenan), intrigue, and zombies! I can’t put this episode as one of my favourites because it didn’t have The Beautiful Creepster, Kane, my beautiful Raven or Wick, but it was pretty darn good!

And next week, ohhhhhhh lordy next week is going to be a shit storm, ammiright? What are you guys going to do until then? Can someone please make it next week RIGHT NOW? Doctor? I have never needed a time traveler more than right now.

SOME STUFF

  • Don’t think I didn’t notice the infamous hug in the “previously on” sequence. Is this just to remind hopeless shippers of what they so desperately want and will likely never get? Cruel, The 100. Just cruel.

 

  • I’ve said it before, but I want to know what each and every one of these beautiful heroes did to end up in jail in the first place. Tonight we found out Miller is a sexy thief. Does anyone have some sort of chart going? Finn space-walked. Clarke loved her dad too much. Bellamy attempted murder (haha, remember that?). What else we got? What the heck did Monty do? He’s so lovable! Who could possibly convict that guy of a crime? Jaha? Was it Jaha? It was Jaha wasn’t it? What a dick.

 

  • Speaking of, can Jaha die please? I’m so over him I don’t think he’d be able to see me if he looked up. I would just be a speck in the sky, that’s how over him I am.

 

  • Can we talk about how cool the name Cage is?

 

  • If your boyfriend turned into a zombie, would you stick by him?

 

  • Clarke and Lexa, new besties? Or is it too soon? #NEVERFORGET

 

[Originally Posted December 2014 on tv.com]

 

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2 thoughts on “The 100 “Long Into an Abyss” Photo Recap – Master Cleanse (2.7)

  1. ORIGINAL POST COMMENTS:

    AcornArmy
    Nov 28, 2015
    It takes a special kind of evil to say, “Don’t worry, this won’t hurt a bit,” just before drilling into someone’s bone marrow without anesthesia.

    SadeelTidey
    Apr 04, 2015
    THIS IS HILARIOUS!

    bxdgers
    Feb 21, 2015
    This episode physically hurt me a lot. Like, my heart will never be the same again.

    teilijlex
    Dec 24, 2014
    I just don’ like Finn

    LoisWinchester37
    Dec 18, 2014
    Monty and Jasper got locked up for stealing Marijuana. It was in one of the first few episodes they brought it up!

    TeVaerua
    May 23, 2015
    Actually, I think they were the ones growing it.

    LoisWinchester37
    Feb 02, 2017
    No they took it and forgot to replace it.

    TracyTrouble
    Dec 18, 2014
    [quote]six mint aero bars I ate for dinner[end quote]. I laugh at your six mint aero bars; come back to me grasshopper, when you have eaten 10 and not even burped and we will talk of true chocolate addiction……. you have far to travel in the ways of eating chocolate little

    cosmicaccident
    Dec 15, 2014
    I know there are so many other things to discuss with this show right now, but seriously, where the heck is the mutant aka Frederick?! (Thank you Toni for the name–he will always be Frederick to me now). We haven’t seen him since ep 201! Will we see him or any other Goonie-esque guys again? Does he have friends? I hope he has friends.

    ale00928
    Dec 14, 2014
    Good recap, thought I admit that I skip the long texts and read/watch the photos 😉

    Tummelisa
    Dec 16, 2014
    I enjoyed the long texts, too!

    ale00928
    Dec 16, 2014
    i will read them, I promised 😉

    Rocherr
    Dec 14, 2014
    Clarke and Finn’s conversation had me convinced that Finn was somehow a part of the Cerberus program. I mean the way she looked at his neck, I swear there are needle marks there, AND all the parallels drawn between Lincoln and Finn. Plus it would kind of explain Finn’s wacko behaviour. But I can’t for the life of me figure out when/how or anything…

    cosmicaccident
    Dec 16, 2014
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    cosmicaccident
    Dec 15, 2014
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    DrXabregas
    Dec 15, 2014
    i believe more in Clarke tell tat to grounder commander, meaning she will tell her FInn was taken by the mountain men somehow and transformed… that i believe!!
    Now, that it really happened??? noooooo!!! I believe more in him being a killer before that…

    ArkhamNative
    Dec 14, 2014
    Very well spotted! [rewatches a few times…]
    Finn: Even if you can save Lincoln, he won’t be the same. The things he’s done, they’ll stay with him.
    Clarke: We don’t know that. [ #ClarkeKnows ]
    Finn: Yes, we do.
    Clarke: Lincoln is savable. And so are you.
    #SaveFinn

    Taal
    Dec 18, 2014
    Too bad Finn died…

    ArkhamNative
    Dec 18, 2014
    Yeah, once they showed he had been a part of Project Cerberus and/or experimented on by the Mountain Men, I thought Clarke would have at least mentioned that to someone. (Clarke had noticed the marks on Lincoln’s neck minutes before she saw the marks Finn’s.)
    Regardless, Finn’s execution wasn’t unlikely, and I think they did a good job on that finale episode.

    mazseeseverything
    Dec 14, 2014
    Another quick question .
    What’s with all the Australians on the show ? Is this really an American tv series or a spiritual sequel of Packed to the Rafters.

    SoLiOZuZ
    Dec 14, 2014
    Most TV actors are either from New Jersey or Australia, that’s just how TV rolls.

    mazseeseverything
    Dec 14, 2014
    Hey everybody . I have a very off-topic question . Just watching on some websites that Alycia Debnam Carey [Lexa] is going to play a lead role in a Walking Dead spin-off? Does that mean her character’s life span is equal to the lifespan of Dichen Lachman’s character [Anya] .

    MontseBagaria
    Dec 13, 2014
    I love your post!!! tooooootally!! Thank you!!
    The last part… Clarke&Lexa new best friends? Gorgeous… I laugh a lot (but Anya was Anya… irreplaceable) but I’ll give her a try… I like what she’s done at the moment
    Ehhhh I think that Finn is going to die at some point in the next 2 episodes, come on… isn’t he? isn’t he? come on!!!
    Jaha… another one that should be dead… We have Abby, Kane and the new “Chancellor in the shadows”… CLARKE! Please can anyone give her a pin?? (I love it by the way)
    Another great episode… with a lot of action, tense, drama, bad guys, good guys, freaking guys… well a lot of everything!!!

    Karstedt
    Dec 13, 2014
    The outdoor frolic between father and son was great. I thought from moment one Mr. Prez was a dead man. Great scene.
    I’m finding Dr. Mengele interesting as well. Shes managing to push her sociopathic experiments and really the only person that seems to have any clue to her derangement is the guy working with her. I’m waiting for the bone marrow to not work and her coming up with something even more horrific fate for the teens…. “I had to start over… again. But that’s good, because now I know the answer! We must harvest their organs for transplant while keeping then alive and without skin!”
    “And kneecap them.”

    ChanX95
    Dec 13, 2014
    I could be wrong (I usually am) but wasn’t either Monty or Jasper caught growing pot or something?
    Note: There is a 75% chance my brain made all that up… maybe 80%.

    LoisWinchester37
    Dec 18, 2014
    Nope, you are correct!

    gulliv
    Dec 14, 2014
    Yep I remember that too, they took some ‘herb’ and forgot to replace it. Episode 1 or 2.

    daisymae2u
    Dec 12, 2014
    Your posts always are LOL, and this was no exception:-) Evanescence songs-luv it! Also loving Lexa’s liar, that throne chair is something I am hoping to see at Anthropologie in the next couple of months. Its nice to see what having buff male bods around can do for the decor. Anyway, I am worried about someone less obvious being offed in the finale. Maybe Jasper or yes, Raven. The 100 usually does things with a purpose, but also to shock and awe us. I like the tension right now between Finn and Clarke, so I am hoping it is not him. Redemption is a tough, but sometimes beautiful road. However, losing Raven would be a huge disappointment for the show as a whole. So my breath is bated…

    HaydeeTangoDelta
    Dec 12, 2014
    I would love to see those pasty mountain weirdos try and survive five minutes outside the mountain! That Doctor is gonna get ripped in half by a two headed bear!

    randomjean
    Dec 12, 2014
    Haha I think Monty was prolly trying to form the Anonymous team or host some sorta pirate bay in the ark and got caught.. lol

    randomjean
    Dec 12, 2014
    “She informed Cage that the blood isn’t working, and she’ll have to suck out every drop of the 48’s sweet, delicious bone marrow.”
    is it 47 or 48? I thought throughout this ep, its 47 since Clarke already escape..

    Tummelisa
    Dec 16, 2014
    Pah, it’s only 5! Do you EVER see more than five of them, anywhere?

    nickmoose
    Dec 12, 2014
    Now it’s 46! Remember, cute girl got marrow sucked at the end of the episode.

    falafelfalifulfalafol
    Dec 13, 2014
    Scream girl is not dead yet. They said they would die after being sucked 8 times.

    Toni_watches
    Dec 12, 2014
    I’ve been referring to them as “The 48”, much the same as I continue to refer to “The 100″. The number may go down, but I don’t have the energy or math skills to keep track. 😉

    randomjean
    Dec 12, 2014
    ah.. make sense now. thanks for clarifying!

    mazseeseverything
    Dec 12, 2014
    I don’t want to agree on sandrastories14’s comment ,but it might be right.I think the show’s writers will turn the plot in a way so that raven somehow get the chopping board , because according to synopsis of midseason finale ,”Spacewalker” , spoiler spoiler alert——– —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————“flashbacks reveal Finn and Raven’s relationship on the Ark”. Finn might had received punishment for something raven did which is , of course, spacewalking.Naming the episode “Spacewalker” is too obvious, but it may contain a deadliest twist that might cost the life of one of my favourite character on the show [Raven , not Finno]. Honestly , i don’t get why Jason Rothenberg digs the character. Finn started out on the show as a character like Dorothy from Oz , but now he looks like the birthchild of Hannibal Lector and Mr. Bean , [Perfect combination of psycho and dumb]

    Charissa29
    Dec 15, 2014
    Nope. Won’t be Raven!

    falafelfalifulfalafol
    Dec 13, 2014
    I think Rothemberg knew Finn was already a bad character in S1 (he only served the purpose of filling the love triangle and had nothing of value of its own, plus he lost the shipping war way too fast) and took on himself the challenge of making an interesting character of Finn. It backfired.

    sandrasstories14
    Dec 12, 2014
    Jason has an unnatural obsession with Finn, while the rest of the world (or most) are like, “huh?” I really don’t understand why he’s considered the hero of the show, since he basically does nothing, and his plotline is terrible. Sigh. Why couldn’t Jason have written him as a guy working to contact his space girlfriend again? Instead of a cheater/obnoxious flirt/hater of all things that move the plot along. lol! Sorry to Finn fans who read this. I swear I tried desperately to like Finn. It just didn’t happen.

    cosmicaccident
    Dec 12, 2014
    I think it’s because Finn is a character Jason himself created, so he’s super invested in him. Which is also why I don’t think Finn will die in the next episode, and crossing my fingers that Raven doesn’t either.

    gulliv
    Dec 14, 2014
    Plus the trailer alludes to Finns death so I doubt he will be the one who dies. i hope its not raven shes such a good character.

    falafelfalifulfalafol
    Dec 13, 2014
    Raven is also created by Rothemberg/thewritters, people lover her, and they have her benched.

    atheandra
    Dec 12, 2014
    Why were they in jail??
    Finn: Spacewalk
    Clarke : Loving her dad
    Murphy : Killed a guy
    Octavia : was born (which is I think the worst of them all, seriously put her in jail for that like it was her fault)
    Mounty and Jasper: stole herbs from the garden and were to high to think about putting it back
    Miller : Theft
    Charlotte : beat up a guard
    I don’t think we got to really know any one else enough to learn their crimes not even Adam

    nickmoose
    Dec 12, 2014
    Who was Keenan? The cute girl who got killed by Cage and the doctor lady? Or do you mean Keenan Thompson died? ( Please tell that’s what you meant) Well if you meant the girl, it’s weird, but I didn’t notice that she was cute until this very episode! Was she even IN other episodes?
    Sadly, the second Jasper told her to watch the hallway I knew she was doomed. Why is it that I never realize how I truly feel about a girl until AFTER she’s already been strapped to a table and had her bone marrow experimentally drilled out by mad scientists? WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENIG TO ME!?

    Anonymous_A
    Dec 12, 2014
    I think Keenan was the one who introduced herself to Clarke after she reunited with the 47 in 2×01.

    Savvytvfan91
    Dec 13, 2014
    No Keenan was one if the Mountain Weather people who was left outside to die. The girl from with Jasper, Monty and Miller was Harper.

    Anonymous_A
    Dec 13, 2014
    I meant that she was the one who was explaining the rules of Mt. Weather to the 47 before Clarke interrupted and hugged Jasper and Monty. After that Keenan introduced herself to Clarke and gave her the blue folder holding Mt. Weather’s schematics.

    Savvytvfan91
    Dec 13, 2014
    Oh ok

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    1. ORIGINAL POST COMMENTS PART 2

      alilamba Dec 12, 2014
      I think I peed myself a little reading this. Also: the Ark. Also: yeah, confirmed, I peed a little. Monty and Jasper did some hoodrat stuff stealing WEED and not putting it back.
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      aussiejade Dec 12, 2014
      brilliant recap, as always!
      also….. “roses are red, violets are plum, i am smart and you are dumb”
      HAHAHAAAAAHAAHAHAHAAAAHAHAAAAA so beautiful :’)
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      Anonymous_A Dec 12, 2014
      I recently just read all your photo recaps for The 100 after digging through its community and I must say that they are some of the funniest things I’ve read! I honestly think that this show has its own version of Price Peterson in the form of you. Keep up the amazing work you’ve been doing. 🙂
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      Ptolemeaus Dec 12, 2014

      Oh, side note, does anyone else want Finn to just go darkside?
      I mean Murphy isn’t really redeemed, but we can tolerate him because he’s just like ‘Yep, that was me. Sometimes I do good stuff and sometimes I mess stuff up and kill people, whatevs.’ He just is and we’re left to make up our own minds.
      Meanwhile, Finn committed an atrocious crime, but his remorse isn’t deep enough to make you feel like he can be forgiven and his apathy isn’t blatant enough to be believable. I mean maybe if they put in a scene where he breaks down or something, but right now he’s just perpetually frowning. On the other hand, lacking a break down, I think they should just have him get darker. Anything that isn’t his current state of stasis. I don’t know, I guess it just feels like we don’t get to see enough of the impact on his character either way. Maybe if we did it would make him more interesting.
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      gnomeless Dec 14, 2014
      Completely agree about Murph. Got strangely excited about ur ideas for Finn. Strangely bc Finn doent excite me. PS is anyone else stalking this thread. I may need an intervention.
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      gnomeless Dec 14, 2014
      I meant Finn going very very bad. I like that for some reason.
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      Ptolemeaus Dec 17, 2014
      He’s basically alienated himself from a lot of people. Even if he can convince them to hang around him again it’s not like they could ever fully trust him. I wouldn’t mind him and Murphy getting wasted and ruining their lives together lol.
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      Ptolemeaus Dec 12, 2014
      Pretty sure it’s hinted in the first episode that Monty and Jasper were stealing drugs from the herb garden. Finn asks why they got arrested and Monty says something about medicine not being the only thing they grew, then Jasper says something about Monty not replacing what they took and Monty is all ‘I’ve apologized a hundred times.’ Etc.

      Also I legit thought the Mountain King was about to be locked outside.
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      Santitas Dec 12, 2014
      Thank you for another entertaining re-cap.

      So I keep thinking we need a Wallace/Murphy scene:
      Wallace: Can we cuddle while I sniff your hair?
      Murphy: Can I replace your son as evil under- lord?
      Wallace and Murphy: Deal!
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      ash7 Dec 12, 2014
      I want to know their crimes too!!!
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      gnomeless Dec 12, 2014
      Paahahahaha! I was like ‘what the eff is Pengu?” Thanks for that btw.
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      gnomeless Dec 12, 2014
      Ps. I didn’t see a Bellamy still…my vote is to incorporate at least one Bellamy still per recap, even if it is superfluous. Just for me. Thanks.
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      Toni_watches Dec 12, 2014
      Some hilarious retro Bellamy for your enjoyment:
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      weasleysweater Dec 14, 2014
      Okay, poor Bellamy! This doesn’t hurt my eyes in any way, but everyone around him is wearing a jacket! My perv mind wants him shirtless in every ep, but my mom mind wants to toss a blanket over him.
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      gnomeless Dec 12, 2014
      YEESSSS! What up Bell?
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      nickmoose Dec 12, 2014
      Seriously, is there some rule where if you are the anti-hero, you don’t get to be the male lead? Like in TVD, Damon is clearly the main character. I can see putting Elena in front of him in the credits because the whole TVD world unfortunately revolves around her, but Damon is way more the male lead than Stefan. Yet he gets third billing! And so here’s what I’m getting at: It’s ABSURD that Bellamy get’s billed, what, maybe FOURTH!? That’s insane! He’s the male lead dammit! Admit it show! Plus now Finn would be an anti-hero also because he murdered lots of people…although, if we are going by CW logic, Stefan murdered lots of people too, so but I guess he is relatively speaking, by default, not the anti-hero, because Damon’s murdered more. But now, Finn has murdered more people than Bellamy! So, based on CW rules, BELLAMY DESERVES BILLING BEFORE FINN! He is now the male lead, end of story.
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      ArkhamNative Dec 12, 2014
      Doctor Tsing is so evil, but I still feel a sense of foreboding that the show isn’t finished revealing how evil she is. (The historical war doctor she seems to be patterned after was so much worse, even when including the reaper procedures.)

      – Lexa: “Just let me murder your love interest.”
      – Clarke: “Finn? He’s no–, uh, I mean, OK.”

      For the record, I will be sad if Finn dies. That’s not a contradiction to being angry that the show gave him back the same gun and returned him to active duty in the same areas.
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      Anonymous_A Dec 12, 2014
      Dr. Tsing does kind of remind me of those Nazi scientists who would often experiment on twins in the concentration camps. Interesting parallel to the 47’s situation at Mt. Weather…
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      weasleysweater Dec 12, 2014
      Omg, I’m such a Jaha, I meant to say great recap as always, but forgot in my below comment. Thanks for doing these, I like them almost as much as the show and certainly laugh more.
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      Savvytvfan91 Dec 13, 2014
      Did you just use his name as an insult? Bahahahahahaha that is the best!!!!
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      amberjolynn Dec 12, 2014
      I think I’m the only person in the entire world who feels this way…but…I don’t really buy the sky people following Abby over following Jaha. I’m not saying who was right (neither of them…just Clarke). But Jaha was their elected leader. And Abby is their doctor. It’s only been like two weeks (tops) and the people who were still on the Ark (not charred in the Exodus Ship) were all people fine with him being Chancellor. It would be like if the US President died so the Vice President succeeded then he left and instilled temporary executive powers on the Surgeon General. Then in a couple of days you find out the President isn’t dead and you say “Well the Surgeon General DOES have a really cool pin that says she is the President…”

      Also, did anyone else notice the parallels between the Jaha/Abby fight or flight debate in this episode and the Clarke/Bellamy fight or flight debate from “We Are Grounders” last season?

      Anyway, I love this recap. I’m so happy the internet finally cooperated and let me see the photos.

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      falafelfalifulfalafol Dec 13, 2014
      Well, it wasn’t all the sky people, only 2 of them, and one of those 2 was asking Abby to let him stay, so there was only Mayor Grumpy left to decide.
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      bstokeling91 Dec 13, 2014
      IDK, I buy it because its Jaha to be honest. Its not like he was the most popular person on the Ark, between the coupe and all the lying in general. Also, that speech would not have made me want to go anywhere with any type of faith in my safety. People like the comfort of the known almost 100% of the time, and given the choice to stay here in this electric fence at an ark i’ve lived on my whole life, and walking through something called THE DEAD ZONE to a hypothetical city of lights we have no way of knowing how to get to, not to mention all the random things that can kill us on the way like grounders, lack of supplies and general lack of knowledge of the earth, and two headed deerbras… I think i’ll take my chances staying. I also don’t think they were too gungho to leave behind the 47. And really Abby only had to convince those two guards. Millers dad was never for going anyway, and Seargeant Grumpy is the type to care about protocol more than who she thinks should be in charge.
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      nickmoose Dec 12, 2014
      Well, if memory serves, wasn’t Bellamy actually RIGHT when he gave that speech about how they should stay and fight in “We Are Grounders”? I mean, everyone followed Clarke instead, but If everyone would have listened to Bellamy, wouldn’t they have just stayed and had more energy to fight the Grounders they were inevitably going to have to fight anyway?

      Funny that in THIS argument, Clarke was on the side of staying and not running.
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      randomjean Dec 12, 2014
      tbh I think this parallels that you pointed will go on a cycle til the end of the series. CW shows have a tendency for this.. look at TVD and Supernatural..
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      Ptolemeaus Dec 12, 2014
      It also reminded me of when Kane was all nuts about killing the 320 last season. He was making the case that they would all die and Abby was pissed and saying they had to go on the long shot even if they didn’t have proof it would work. Pretty much exactly the same as this episode except this time Abby had the juice to make the call to wait. Basically Abby’s instincts are 2-0.
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      gnomeless Dec 12, 2014
      Maybe they all like Abby better Bc she was honest with everyone about the Arks eminent demise (after getting her husband killed, but who’s dwelling on that) and Jaha is still known as the man who signed about 320 death warrants. Plus now he has crazy eye. Before he had thoughtful “I breathe recycled air and am very calm and oxygen conscious” eyes….now they are just oxygen OD eyes.
      and YES! The parallels looked pretty intentional. Idk what the writers want to insinuate with that, if anything. Maybe Jaha’s statement of authority was less authentic than Clarkes…maybe just reinforcing his permanent loss of power.
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      bstokeling91 Dec 13, 2014
      agreed! i think abby just seems alot more trustworthy than jaha and even kane. i mean she got virtual whipped like two episodes ago for trying to help save the 47, shes an everyman. “the mans keeping her down too! she just wants to save our kids!” its easy to rally behind that vs “this guy put our kids in prison. sent them to the ground without our knowledge. floated a ton of loved ones for seemingly petty crimes. didn’t tell us about the limited space on the drop ship. etc, etc, etc.”
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      Gill1138 Dec 12, 2014
      Not forgetting Jaha’s the one who locked their kids up originally, half of whom are now dead. I fee like he represents modern day politicians, who talk the talk, but love power, so I enjoyed watching Abby in action.
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      sandrasstories14 Dec 11, 2014
      Unfortunately, I have this theory where Raven is going to die next week. I believe she might be the Spacewalker, not Finn. 😦 My theory is: Raven space-walked and Finn took the fall for it because Raven was already 18 at the time. The bird necklace and her nickname (Little Bird) might come from her love of space-walking, which is somewhat similar to flying. So in next week’s episode, I’m expecting her to trade her life for Finn’s to repay the favour (she’s with Clarke when they find Finn with the Grounders). I will be extremely upset if this is what happens, because I’m 100% done with Finn’s character since hmmmmm episode 1? And I love Raven. 😦

      Let’s hope this theory is also 100% wrong.
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      ArkhamNative Dec 13, 2014
      That would be an interesting background story about Raven and Finn, but justice isn’t a tag team sport. Raven might convince the grounders that she or others are guilty of the same or additional crimes, but that doesn’t mean a proven mass murderer will be declared innocent and let free. It means two or more people will be punished.
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      sandrasstories14 Dec 13, 2014
      I honestly don’t know what to expect. I know Finn isn’t walking away from this lightly–or at all. I just hope other characters aren’t dragged into it, like Raven. But the next episode is revealing Finn and Raven’s backstory so the episode will be centered around them and their fates.
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      cosmicaccident Dec 12, 2014
      I think you’re gonna be right about Raven actually being the Spacewalker! And while I think the writers probably aren’t going to kill Finn or Raven in this episode, yeah, I’m a little scared for Raven too. You just never know with these writers. And you know since it’s the Fall finale something tragic is going to happen.
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      falafelfalifulfalafol Dec 13, 2014
      I can see Raven being the Spacewalker, but I don’t see how she could replace Finn in the eyes of the grounders in any possible way. The tittle maybe intentionally missleading, and Raven may die, but it wouldn’t affect the Finn situation at all.
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      sandrasstories14 Dec 13, 2014
      Yeah, naming it the Spacewalker and Raven being the spacewalker would be the twist the writers are probably hoping for. Instead of Finn being the Spacewalker. But Raven dying wouldn’t affect the Grounders’ willingness to allow Finn to live. Yet I don’t think the show will kill off two mains at the same time. Unless it’s a weird death pact between them or something LOL I’ve seen stranger things happen on The 100. The next episode after Spacewalker is called “Remember Me” so someone’s dying…
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      falafelfalifulfalafol Dec 14, 2014
      Which brings another topic to the table. Could they be less spoilery with the tittles? Please?
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      sandrasstories14 Dec 12, 2014
      I mean, I have the opinion that NO main character will ever die. Jaha came back from the dead a billion times and even Finn has almost died like four times, but I really feel like someone is going to die next week. But it would be stupid to kill Raven after her leg situation, unless she wraps it up to be: “I can’t walk to the City of Light with a bum leg.” Buuuuut I hope if they choose anyone to die, they pick Finn. Right now he’s my least liked character on the show.
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      Anonymous_A Dec 12, 2014
      BLASPHEMY!
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      gnomeless Dec 12, 2014
      No. You shut your mouth…I’m sorry, just don’t speak such things.
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      amberjolynn Dec 12, 2014
      I also really hope you are 100% wrong. Not only because I love Raven, but because if Finn allows Raven to take his place it would just be honestly another unforgivable thing. I’m fine if it turns out he took the blame for Raven as that would help redeem our opinions of him.

      And I like Thomas McDonell well enough, so I don’t necessarily WANT him to die/be written off the show. I just don’t see how the writers can realistically and satisfactorily resolve this storyline without Finn being punished. And by all accounts BOTH societies involved practice corporal punishment with impunity.
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      cosmicaccident Dec 12, 2014
      Yeah, it would be a poor decision on the writers part to let anyone, especially Raven, take his place, so hopefully it won’t come to that. I like Thomas as well, I think he’s done quite well in spite of some of the crap character developments thrown his way. But you’re right, if Finn lives, and I think he will (for now), how can they move forward with him? I sort of like the idea of a Grounder hostage, made to give them his life in some way other than death. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out, and to finally get backstory on both Finn and Raven.
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      sandrasstories14 Dec 12, 2014
      Yeah, I don’t dislike the plot twist of the Spacewalker if it turns out to be Raven, but her sacrificing herself to save him would indeed be unforgivable. And after the whole thing with her leg, it just wouldn’t make sense. But I feel someone is going to die, because the writers are hyping up this episode and trying to get it trending.

      I honestly disliked Finn from the first episode. I TRIED to like him, I really did! But the writing was sooo bad for him, and I never bought the love story between him and Clarke. He needs to be punished for his crimes and I’m not sure how else they can do that except let him die. They wrote him into a corner, in my opinion.

      I really wished they had just wrote him as a guy who was separated from his girlfriend in space and worked hard to help make contact with the Ark to see her again, instead of the whole cheating/falling in love with Clarke plotline. It would’ve made me like him a lot more.
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      weasleysweater Dec 12, 2014
      This is a great theory, and I also hope it’s sooooo wrong. I don’t even hate Finn, it broke my heart what he came to, but him over Raven any day if anyone’s dying next week.
      So glad Lincoln is okay, I was really worried.
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      sandrasstories14 Dec 12, 2014
      I don’t “hate” him, but I’ve disliked him for long enough that scenes with him in it annoy me a bit. His writing was terrible from the start so it’s not really his fault. Finn’s character could’ve been so much better if he were written a better way, like my above example: (I really wished they had just written him as a guy who was separated from his girlfriend in space and worked hard to help make contact with the Ark to see her again, instead of the whole cheating/falling in love with Clarke plotline.)

      But yeah, Raven must live!! She is awesome! And I was also super glad Lincoln survived. He’s a great character. And since he lived, that means someone else is dying next week–or so I’m assuming because the writers are really hyping the episode up. Hopefully not Raven or Octavia or someone super awesome. 😦
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      weasleysweater Dec 12, 2014
      Oh, not Octavia! I hope she’s never on the chopping block. Ugh, that makes me feel sick even thinking about it.
      I know this show is cutting edge with their deaths, but surely they’d never kill Raven??? (quietly prays)
      The sad thing about the Finn deal, is I think the actor is doing such a great job now (he was just a Disney-like pretty boy in S1) it’s a shame he has to go. Which, he of course, does.
      Yes, I love your alt-version of him, that would have been swoony. If that had been his character I might not have fallen so hard for Bellamy. Who must NEVER die.
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      sandrasstories14 Dec 12, 2014
      Nope, nope, nope. Bellamy must never die. I love “grey zone” characters, which is why I love the show so much, and that’s what he is. But I think he’s safe. He’s a fan favourite and if they killed him they’d lose a LOT of fans. lol
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      gnomeless Dec 12, 2014
      Never never die.
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      cosmicaccident Dec 11, 2014
      “What the heck did Monty do?” He was growing weed in his grandma’s “pharmaceutical garden”, wasn’t he? And maybe selling it? Along with Jasper. They were locked up for being a space-age Bill and Ted. Love those guys.

      Awesome recap as usual. I’ve become so dependent on these to lift my spirits after the (wonderful) trauma this show puts me through on a weekly basis 🙂
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      beaubutts Dec 11, 2014
      I am going to have to disagree with you about Clarke and Abby. While all of the other women truly are well written (Raven in particular is brilliant), the Clarke and Abby’s Mary Suish avoid blame for the consequences of their actions makes them completely flat and uninteresting. This episode was one of the worst. Their gun theft made the massacre that created this possible but the only discussion of that is Bellamy blaming himself for his role in that debacle. Additionally, their acting like they have the right to throw the rules out the window while demanding that their leadership be followed without question is juvenile and silly. Hopefully their plans consigning Finn to his death next week will serve as a wake-up call.
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      gnomeless Dec 12, 2014
      I know Abby and Clarke are intelligent and capable…they do at times suffer from every heroes fatal flaw: hubris. It makes them appear as though they bulldoze over rules and feelings etc, but Ya know, hubris. When you are the smartest person in the room, you put a little more weight on your own opinion. And not too many people seem to want to step up into that decisive leadership role anyway…. Ultimately I am #teamclarke (learnin languages all fast and stuff), so I’m down with her decision making skills for the most part. I was over Abby, but I’m digging her now. She is going to help the teens, namely Clarke, keep a voice and presence in the decision making, governing process.
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      jjtigs Dec 11, 2014
      This was my favorite episode this season. I was on the edge of my sit the entire time.

      #Clexa. Finn will die so Clexa can live.

      That Abby/Jaha fight was EPIC.

      The women are so amazing on this show. Clarke, Lexa, and Abby were especially amazing in this episode. Hell, even the evil Dr. Tsing who I love to hate.

      The girl in the beginning was actually in the S2 premiere. She was the tour guide at Mount Weather! Who will they hire inher place now?
      Who else ships Dr. Tsing and Cage? They’d make a great villainous couple.
      “Luckily Clarke remembered the last words the best friend she’s ever had said, and put a stop to it.” Anya 😦 I love that Clarke thought to cut of her braid to give to Lexa.
      Yeah I hate that everyone is forgiving Finn, but at least with Raven and Clarke it makes sense, because they love him. Blah. Plus Clarke gave Murphy a second chance so I guess she gives everyone one. I can’t wait until he dies though.
      Does it bother anyone esle that Wallace is against draining the 47 of their blood, but has no problem doing it to the Grounders???? Seems kinda racist.
      Why do you think FInn won’t die? He so will, no doubt and my mind. Eliza Taylor: “I can tell you there’s a big shock at the end of the midseason finale, so get prepared. Get the tissues out.”

      MORE+
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      Tummelisa Dec 16, 2014
      I refuse to believe that Clark loves Finn. M a y b e she was about to fall in love with him around the time they had sex, or develop a crush or something, I am willing to go that far. But that’s a long way from love! And then the mass murder… No, not love. Raven, on the other hand, has known Finn for ages, and he’s been her hero througout her childhood. Raven would truly have loved him.
      Yes it bothers me too that the Mountain Men are willing to do things to the Grounders but not the 47 (who are in truth only 5, as they’ve never showed more than 5 of them).
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      gnomeless Dec 12, 2014
      Creepy prez talked about what they were doing to the outsiders was a taint on their legacy as the keepers of history. So he did feel bad about it, but not enough to die instead. He didn’t want to further taint it by harvesting the 47…to death.
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      falafelfalifulfalafol Dec 12, 2014
      Wallace and the Mountain men are definately racists with the grounders. They have their society build on top of that racism. I don’t see anything to be bothered about this, because, y’know, they are the villains of the season.

      I think Finn won’t die because Clarke has taken his side, and, k’now… she’s Clarke.
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      emmaeee Dec 11, 2014
      I really don’t want Finn to do, he needs to suffer more and have redemption before dying. Alas, he is such an unpopular character and Bellarke has taken off so much I suspect he will croak it. Boooooooooooo (I heart Finn)

      Meanwhile, why no Indra photos? I love her with bloody knives covered in heart flesh.

      Also, isn’t it about time the promised LGBT characters turned up? I don’t ship anyone (miracle – I’m a hardcore shipper) but wouldn’t mind existing characters developing unexpected bonds in a nice natural fashion.
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      falafelfalifulfalafol Dec 11, 2014
      Jasper and Monty were in jail for growing weed. They said it at the pilot.

      That girl at the end truly is an amazing screamer. Every horror movie should have her. I was impressed. No kidding.

      And yes, I’m also one of those who are desilusional enough for hoping Finn will die next week. I know it’s not going to happen, specially after watching next’s episode advance, but I still hope.

      After I couple of episodes I found bland, I did really enjoy this one a lot.

      Thanks for the recap. Laughed, as usual.

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      boulangerieDulce Dec 11, 2014
      awesome recap as always. I’m pretty sure Monty and Jasper were growing weed or something– they mentioned it in the pilot.

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