SO MANY HUGS.
You know how in Batman Forever, the Riddler had a device that allowed him to see into people’s dreams and learn of their secrets / deepest desires? Well guys, slap a ridiculous green suit on The 100 and dye its hair red, because I’m pretty sure it has this device, and has used it to figure out exactly what I want out of each and every episode.
This show not only portrays amazing three-dimensional characters, but also six-dimensional relationships. (Get it? Cause three plus three… nevermind). What I’m trying to say is that I’m here for the hugs, and Resurrection DELIVERED.
This week’s episode let us all take a breath and savour the precious few moments before shit really hits the fan. Yes, there was tons of murder (like… TONS of it). Yes, some favourites were put in some serious danger that had me clenching my jaw, and yes, there were at least 2 major hugs. Doesn’t sound like a “breather” episode, but this is The 100, so yeah, it was.
I would like to make myself perfectly clear: this is NOT a complaint. The episode was character driven instead of “holy shit what the eff just happened????” driven. If you think about it plot-wise, not a whole heck of a lot happened. But if you look at the emotional stakes involved, then this episode was HUGE. Rubicon ended with a bang (*wink*), and I’m so very glad Ressurection let us sit back and watch the literal and emotional fallout.
The episode began with our beloved heroine surveying the destruction.
Meanwhile, Abby was not loving everyone’s concern for her daughter.
Lincoln found Indra under some rocks and dragged her out like the buried treasure she is. She basically shrugged him off and was all, “cooties”, then SHE WAS SHOT. I’ve always liked the intense ferocity that is Indra, but I never knew how much I loved her until I screamed, “not Indra!” As my screams echoes through my empty apartment, I ate another Rolo and recognized just how much I love this character.
Clarke is really itching to do some murder, and I don’t blame her!
Abby heard a beat in tune to the beat of her heart, and sensed her love interest was in danger.
And this was all before the opening credits! So much turmoil!
Back at Mountain Mannor, Jasper was large and in charge.
And he is, isn’t he? Magnificent, I mean. SWOOOOOOOON.
This was both humorous and awesome. Indra subscribes to the “learn by doing” method of teaching, it seems.
Back at the Manor, the Mountain Minions threw gas into the clubhouse, and found our teens slumbering like peaceful little angels, dreaming of sugar plums and the upcoming Avengers movie.
YOU GUYS. This scene was brutal and upsetting and 100% grade-A for Awesome. Our teens flat-out destroyed the Mountain Minions. All was not won, though, as they found out that Fox, a glorified red-shirt, had been taken.
Abby dug her way to Kane using only her burning love to guide her, but his leg was trapped!
But nope! She couldn’t do it, so she decided to have a little sit for a bit.
Meanwhile, a handsome young hero was stopping all the bone marrow from being sucked out of a plucky red shirt.
Granted, this hug didn’t have the impact the others did, but it’s nice that Bellamy is getting some recognition!
Then they decided to have a slumber party at Maya’s house.
Is there a Mrs. Maya’s Dad, because HELLO SIR. We got some Maya backstory, which you know I gobbled up faster than my jumbo-sized package of Rolos. Turns out a rebel’s heart beats within Maya because she takes after her mom, who refused vampire treatment. What a cool family!
Lincoln, with some unfortunate phrasing, decided to go after the shooter, but ran into these gals instead.
Lincoln was ON to them!
Abby was in the middle of telling Kane how she thinks her daughter is the worst, when their love-cave fell apart and they were both buried.
Octavia pulled a hilarious Die Hard worthy move and threw some alcohol into a fire, creating enough smoke-cover for them to scurry over to the cave-in. It was fun to watch, AND she got two new members for her fan club!
Look at their faces! They are in love and I don’t blame them.
Back at the Manor, Maya had gotten herself into a spot of trouble.
The Mountain Prince was hip to the wise, and sent Maya in with only 20 minutes of oxygen, hoping it would force our teens to give themselves up. Oh, Mountain Prince. When will you learn?
After Abby told Kane about Clarke, he pointed out that they aren’t in a position to judge anyone ever until the end of time.
Monty, in a fit of awesome, ripped the wires out of the lock, and a handsome hero popped out of the garbage shoot, resulting in this:
But most importantly…
This was beautiful, you guys. BELLAMY’S EYES ARE CLOSED. This boy just wants to be loved, you know? I like to think that he and Miller had a tearful reunion off screen that was too intense for the show to air.
Meanwhile, Clarke, Lexa and Lincoln tracked down the shooter and there was a skuffle.
She shot Lincoln through the shoulder in order to kill the Mountain Minion! It was badass, but she was still super sad afterwards, which hit me in the emotions.
After believing himself to be the smartest dude ever, the Mountain Prince found an empty room, devoid of his bone-marrow-bags.
They escaped! And made friends! There are going to be so many more slumber parties!
Maya’s Hot Dad really came through, you guys. He has a whole network of people sympathetic to our heroes’ plight. Plus, he’s super attractive. Have I mentioned that?
Underground, Kane took a nap, but that made Abby angry, so she was able to push the rocks off of her.
This was, in all honestly, pretty hilarious. Like, WHY couldn’t she do that before?? Did she get bitten by a radioactive spider as she sat there? Anyway, the point is, she Hulked her way out of there to stroke Kane’s hair as Octavia gymnastics her way in. Oh, and the sky people showed up to help. How nice!
But waaaaaaaay more importantly:
This. Was. Incredible. Indra HUGED Lincoln! My heart exploded and now my apartment is covered in heart-splatter and it’s your fault, The 100.
Clarke looks rough, you guys. On the upside, her and Abby made up!
And off they went to war!
How are your hearts, you guys? Do you want/need a super dramatic hug right now?
If we truly think about it, nothing changed as far as the plot goes. SO MUCH happened, and yet in a different sense, nothing happened. The Mountain kids are still running amok, Clarke, Lexa and the gang are still on their way, and Bellamy is still a loose cannon inside the Mountain. However we got to see; an emotional breakthrough in Abby, Octavia prove herself, Lincoln fight his demons, and Clarke realize that more violence isn’t a band-aid for her guilt.
This episode was an amazing set-up for next week’s shit storm, because it reminded us just how much we love these characters. It also reminded us that at any moment we could lose them (like we’d ever forget).
I am, as always, very pumped for next week.
- It is never too serious a situation for an adorable friendship-high-five.
- Clarke wants ALL the Mountain Men dead. But what about the children, Clarke? WHAT ABOUT LOVEJOY, CLARKE???
- Say “zombie toots” out loud. You won’t regret it.
- “Don’t tell me Finn finally got his peace talks.” – “Something like that.” Why don’t you just slap Bellamy across the face, Jasper?
- “Leave the hallway cameras, we’ll need eyes out there.” – “You can do that?” – “Have you met me?” SWOON, Monty.
- Hot dad.
[Originally Posted February 2015 on tv.com]