The 100 “Wanheda Part 2” Photo Recap – Shake It Up Baby Now (3.2)

HI YOU GUYS. Isn’t it lovely that we get to meet back up after only one week of waiting, instead of TEN MONTHS? I wish I was joking when I tell you that every time Wanheda Part 2 zigged when we thought it would zag, I yelled out, “twist!” This episode had more twist and shouts than a 60s theme-party, and I was digging it.

Before we dive into this week’s installment of glorious teen violence, let’s address the most important, delicious, thank-the-powers-that-be thing to happen this week: The Beautiful Creepster is finally free of Jaha. Did anyone else eat a whole cake in celebration? Because I did!!

The episode began where it left off last week, with our beloved heroes trapped between two trees. Bellamy popped out to “cover them”, and was hilariously bested immediately. Whoever was on top of the truck has ninja skills, man! How did he get on top of there without them noticing? Someone give that ninja a high-five.

But then, TWIST!

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It was Farmville!! Food Station? Alberta? You know what, it was people from the Ark! And that horrifying monster face was Monty’s mom! You guys know I live for reunions, so this episode was already a win in my books.

It should also be noted that their leader was the Earth Skills teacher from the Ark, which explains why a bunch of people from Farmville could have lasted four months on their own. I’ll buy it!

Meanwhile, Jaha and ALIE were in the Mind Palace, having a competition on who could be more vague.

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This message was sponsored by the government of Jaha’s Mind Palace.

HOW are you going to save the human race, lady?? Maybe if you guys weren’t so vague all the time, people would be on board with your wacka-doo plans.

Gideon was very protective of his adorable backpack, which probably had his lunch inside, so I totally get it. The only thing that would have made this scene better is if it had Hello Kitty stickers on it.

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Love this guy. More importantly, though, a certain flirtation was back on!

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Back at Farmville, the new guy Pike was putting his foot in it.

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The air between these two was ELECTRIC, and for real you guys, I wanted them to start making babies immediately. IS THAT WEIRD? I don’t even care. I know it’s unlikely we’ll see this pairing again, but I loved every second of screen time they had together. Pike’s hatred of Grounders was understandable considering his experience, but also a smidge… bigoted? Hopefully he’ll turn around, because so far I like him, and I’m rooting for Pikdra… Indrike? Who knows. I’m loving it.

Then we checked in with Clarke, who was being a wily trickster.

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The stream washed away all the berries Clarke used to dye her hair! Also, in true Grounder fashion, this fellow seemed impressed by her fighting ability. I can already sense you guys hoisting your sails, but I sincerely hope this isn’t the beginnings of a romance. I don’t have a good reason, other than Clarke is better than that? I don’t know. Don’t get mad. It just seems like it would be too much. Moving on!

Because it seems Grounders are impervious to morning breath, Lincoln and Octavia were getting it on in a forest, when they were interrupted by an old friend who needed some help from Abby. Unfortunately, she was busy trying to get through to Jasper.

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Lincoln and Octavia rushed in with Niko, and they decided to head into the Mountain to save him. And why not bring Jasper? Just another in a long line of terrible decisions by Abby? Only time will tell!

Back at the ol’ trading hole, Clarke’s lady friend was getting tossed around for info, but the Adventure Squad showed up in time to save her.

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And off they went! There was a delightful scene where Clarke’s captor easily took out three Ice Cubes, then she stabbed him in the stomach, then he turned the knife on her. Oh the fun these two have!

The Adventure Squad turned up just in time to see her scampering off before they had to hide in a cave.

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Then Emori let the Beautiful Creepster in on her plan to steal the coveted backpack.

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You all know I love Emori, but when she cut into my dear, sweet Gideon, I wept tears of true sorrow.

Clarke and her captor had a bonding sesh about how they’re so totally the same, but then also so totally different. I can’t really tell you exactly what this scene was about, because I was distracted for some reason. I can’t quite put my finger on why.

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Okay look, I’m already on record saying I don’t want this to turn romantic. That does not mean I don’t appreciate certain things that need to be appreciated, if you know what I mean. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

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We have long since known that within Monty beats the true heart of a hero. Turns out that was passed down from his father, who saved a bunch of kids before getting killed by Vanilla Ice Nation.

Monty needs a win, you guys. Finding his mom is cool. But c’mon. Let’s give this kid some ice cream or something.

After a cute scene where the Beautiful Creepster smiled for the first time since this show began (and all our hearts melted?), their fellow crimester showed up.

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He has decided to go crazy with Jaha. Ah well, happens to the best of ‘em, I guess.

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Again with the vague sweeping statements! His exact words were, “she is very real, and she can help you, all you have to do is say yes.” SAY YES TO WHAT? Even just ONE detail would set Jaha’s course from Crazy-ville, to a legitimate option to “save all of humanity.” Just start a sentence with, “here’s what’s up,” instead of, “you’ll understand soon enough…”

Ugh, with this guy.

Anyway, the Beautiful Creepster threw ALIE away and ran off with Emori and my heart SANG, you guys. Finally! Murphy is free of Jaha. AND THE LAND REJOICED.

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Gideon is alive! Kinda. Because ‘there’s no death in the city of light’. You guys, I might be jumping the gun on this one, but I’m kinda over the City of Light. Maybe it’s because I’ve been over Jaha since episode one of season two. Maybe it’s because ALIE’s vagueness is driving me to drink, or maybe it’s because Gideon is no longer a beautiful mutant. Who knows.

After saving Niko with some handy Grounder blood (leftover from the glory days), they decided to colonize the Mountain.

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I don’t 100% understand what’s going on, here. Are the Sky People moving into the Mountain? Are they inviting the Grounders to live with them, or just visit occasionally? Will they throw dinner parties? Either way, I smell a sitcom.

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Jasper broke down about Maya, and Octavia was there for him, and this scene was pretty beautiful and touching. Jasper is catching flack for actually feeling things, but SOMEONE has to, ya know? Okay, yes, Monty just found out his dad died, and he was all, “I have to be okay”, and there have been countless losses without people smiling as their throats get cut. But here’s the thing – humans sometimes break down, and I’m glad The 100 is going there.

I’m choosing to believe it’s not just Maya Jasper is mourning – it’s the entire community, and the new life he thought he had found. Let’s not forget that Jasper lived within the walls of Mount Weather for a month, getting to know it’s inhabitants, and building hope that he could live a peaceful, safe life. Then it was ripped away. Yes, it was the same for Monty and Miller, and all those extras, but not everyone deals with grief the same way.

The people in this world have been through hell, and not everyone is going to come out the other side stronger and harder. Yes, I used “the other side” intentionally. HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIIIIIIIIIIIDE… #JasperLovesAdele

Back in the cave, Monty noticed a certain dreamboat was missing, along with a Dry Ice uniform!

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This was a very satisfying reunion, even if it was only for 4.3 seconds. But then Bellamy was attacked by someone who had unfortunately put his shirt back on. Now all hope is lost, they can’t follow her, and she’s being taken to Elsa, the Ice Queen. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN!

But wait…

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YES! This again! Oh Lexa, how I’ve missed you.

YOU GUYS! Lexa’s back. I was a little worried when it was announced that Alycia Debnam-Carey was going to be a regular on Fear the Walking Dead, that we would lose our foxy, ferocious, morally ambiguous Grounder Queen. BUT NOPE! Hoooooboy am I excited to see how this goes.

SOME STUFF

  • what was your favourite twist? The fact that Gideon was still “alive”? Or that his backpack did not contain any kind of lunch? Or that Clarke was taken to Lexa? Or that the Beautiful Creepster is capable of smiling?

 

  • Clarke’s sexy captor is Roan the Ice Prince! He didn’t seem very charming, though.

 

  • Would you need therapy if you saw your mom in a monster mask?

 

  • Do you prefer Clarke as a redhead, or blonde? Or are you just super confused as to why she has not yet just put her hair up in a ponytail, or at least a messy bun or something?

 

  • What has been Abby’s worst decision to date?

 

[Originally Posted January 2016 on tv.com]

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    Silvana_C Feb 11, 2016
    I am praying they keep Vane Roan the whole season and beyond. And Toni, if you really like what you saw this episode, you should check out season 1 of Black Sails where Roan Vane gets to show us the FULL (like, super full) glory of his birth suit. Then he gets to be shirtless a bunch.
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    Toni_watches Feb 11, 2016
    Hmmm… what? I stopped paying attention after “full”…
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    KayWatkins Feb 02, 2016
    LOVED this review! I gotta come here more often! Thanks to the reviewer and GREAT JOB!
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    mellafe Feb 02, 2016
    I laughed so hard, I chocked on my tea. It was awesome.

    I honestly could not care less about the City of Lights or Jaha. DIE JAHA DIIIIIEEEEEE. Everybody/everything else, I LOVE.

    Again, this recap was the highlight of my week (I should find a hobby).
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    zayra47 Feb 03, 2016
    You have no idea how long I’ve been screaming DIE JAHA DIIIIEEE. (the beginning of S2 actually)
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    Toni_watches Feb 02, 2016
    NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TEA SAFETY! Sip responsibly.
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    KateSullivan Feb 02, 2016
    You know, while I spent much of the series of Revolution going, Charlie, put your goddamn hair up, it honestly never super crossed my mind here. Probably because I am aware of the liability it presents in a physical battle (and elastics probably are rare, and tree branch ties can only hold so much hair) whereas Charlie was more often than not, walking somewhere or shooting a sniper rifle.
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    Llostris Feb 02, 2016
    As far as I know Clark is teenager. And Roan Vane is badass pirate. So unless The 100 plans to become new PLL – let’s not go there. However, when you think of about it both Clark and Eleanor like girls so it seems Clark is Vane’s type…

    I’m sad Clark’s redhead club membership was revoked. However, Lexa is back and that makes me happy. Girls don’t waste time just kiss and make up. I need you two back together ASAP.

    The communication through Adele lyrics part was hilarious.

    Also I think I’ve seen this City of Light before. There was a whole show about it. It was called Caprica and it was great. So how long till cylones invade the 100?
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    walter_ec Feb 02, 2016
    I like how you take the perfect captures for your recaps.
    I prefer Clark gold blonde with some shades of red.
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    donatos Feb 01, 2016
    One of the good things to come back with The 100 are your recaps, Toni. It’s good to have you back.

    My personal take on everything:

    I don’t care much about Jasper’s breakdown/ feelings facing etc. Though it’s normal to go there for a show with so many losses, it detracts from the plot points I enjoy more. We’ll see; maybe after this he’ll come back stronger.

    Jaha: good plotting, bad writing, The 100. It makes sense for Jaha and the fabled (?) city of light to be all vague and stuff, ’cause then the revelation will come as yet another twist, but I can’t shake the feeling that could have been done better. The only highlight in this plot is the Creepster (John Murphy, right?).

    Monty maybe getting his own storyline: eh… yey? he never was a favorite of mine but I am curious to see where this is all going. Something tells me his mother is a redshirt. As for Pike’s attitude towards the gorunders, I don’t really enjoy the whole “been there, done that” plot. Again , we’ll see.

    By the way, why is Bellamy becoming such a second-tier character. In the first couple of seasons, he was well on his way to becoming a leader of the Ark people alongside or opposite of Clarke. I would like to see him become something more that just a glorified soldier under Kane’s or, eventually, Clarke’s orders. I like the fact that he has a new girlfriend. Much like Monty’s mom, should we start a death pool or something?

    So, Clarke… I missed the first round of comments, but is she definitely into girls nowadays or is she keeping her options open? Am I being conservative? I liked her last episode’s tryst with Random Grounder Girl. It was expository without any exposition. Said a lot about her emotional state. But I think that Cpt. Vane (no, I won’t apologise; let him spend a couple of seasons here and then I might call him Roan) is going to be the focal point of Clarke’s attention this season. Not necessarily romantically (though I can see that happening too), but more like two outsiders, both leaders of their people with skeletons in their closets, both always forced into positions to make hard decisions. And now, both prisoners of Lexa. I hope they put them is adjoining cells.

    OK, good to be back!
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    Elinix Feb 01, 2016
    You were ON FIRE for this episode!!

    Totally loved Jaha making political promises (though I disagree with you, still loving Bonkers Jaha, still VERY into The City of Light), Jaspers continued fascination with Adele (never stop) and Bellamys failure to grasp the situation at hand, which came with some of your best image-choices ever.

    The only one I wasn’t over the moon for was Emori’s lunch-bit, honestly she and Gideon deserves more, and I thought Clarkes reaction to the return of Lexa Queen of Puns was appropriate.

    Top Toni of the week however goes to: Totally trust your decision making skills. Callbacks!!
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    crystalstanar Jan 31, 2016
    “YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.”

    Oh, I know what you mean.
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    AnnieC12 Jan 31, 2016
    Also, did anyone else feel like Monty’s mom and Pike were lying about how Monty’s dad died? If he actually died a super heroic death, why would she be so reluctant to tell him that? I didn’t understand why she would tell Monty that his dad was dead but then refuse to say that it was a hero’s death? I feel like something else happened and neither she nor Pike were willing to admit that to Monty. Just me?
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    KayWatkins Feb 02, 2016
    Yeah, I got the same vibe there.
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    Charissa29 Jan 31, 2016
    I totally think that the Mountain should become a university/ hospital for both Grounders and Arkadians. After wars enemies trade, which encourages peace vs. more violence.
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    AnnieC12 Jan 31, 2016
    I have to admit, I kinda figured out where Roan was taking Clarke after he hid from the Ice Nation army and then I knew it when we just had the view of light shining through the burlap sack over her head. That was clearly not the reunion Lexa had in mind.

    Oh, Lexa, you knew she’d be pissed still. Clarke is not quite at the laughing at the past phase. It’s too soon for, “You remember when I chose to save my own people and let yours die, but then you killed all of the mountain people to save your own? Good times…good times.”

    My favorite moment was actually between Bellamy and Monty as they were having their, “Not Clarke. We can’t lose Clarke” moment. Perhaps Indra can explain to Pike over a lovely glass of bordeaux that Clarke is kinda the Sky People’s badass leader/warrior. He and Monty’s mom seemed kinda lost with the freakout over Clarke.

    Also, Indra, you spend all that time looking for Clarke and then you couldn’t even say hello? Or give her a thumbs up? Not even a motherly lecture on running away? It’s not like you don’t know that Clarke could use a motherly figure. Honestly Indra, I mean you’ve met Abby. You know what Clarke’s working with in that department.

    Speaking of Abby. Did she really just listen to the decision of a guy who’s probably stoned off his ass on morphine? Maybe when multiple people within like a few days of each other say that you’re a terrible leader that you should just stop? Seriously Abby, stop!

    Sidenote: Pike, cool it with the, “you don’t even know what we’ve been through.” Bellamy and Monty have been there twice as long as you and they spent a large portion of it without supplies or guns, so take it down a few pegs. I get that you’re trying to look tough and cool in front of Indra, but you’re not the hero that SkyKru needs or whatever.
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    Skyrim4ever Jan 31, 2016
    OK folks. Jason R. may have (deliberately) released a couple of spoilers in trailer for ep 3. For starters, we see Lexa proposing SkyKru join and become TreeKru. But right after in that conversation, Clarke immediately says: I’ll NEVER swear fealty to you. Then she does a 180 degree by doing this LMAO

    http://tinypic.com/r/15q6c5c/9

    If you look closely, you’ll see the ppl to the left of the pic are SkyKru (notice the long red sleeve on the guy who appears to be Monty? Bellamy?). No look closely at the woman kneeling toward the middle of the screen. That person is CLARKE! Because of her blonde hair.
    Also look at the clothes Clarke’s wearing–grounder clothing. So this might be the ceremony she was headed to when we saw her at the opening of S3 trailer. She had the face warpaint and grounder clothing. And yes, she was BLONDE not redhead.

    Finally to the far right lower side of screen: look closely and you’ll see this is LEXA. And her bald headed advisor Travis is standing off to her right.
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    Skyrim4ever Jan 31, 2016
    edit: Clarke is sort of hard to make out in that pic. But she’s the one kneeling on the edge of the red carpet before Lexa. The staircase/candles partially obscure her in the picture. But you can clearly see this person is female, in grounder dress clothing (which has a slit up to the thigh because you can see the woman’s leg), and yes, female is also blonde. The only grounder that fit that criteria (besides Niylah who as zero connection to SkyKru or Lexa) is Clarke. And yes, that thigh high slit in Clarke’s dress is the SAME as the one we see her wearing in the opening scene of the S3 trailer.
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    AcornArmy Jan 31, 2016
    Well, Clarke is really pissed right now. But given some time, she’ll probably have to recognize that she would’ve done the same thing in Lexa’s position back at Mt. Weather. And if Lexa can convince Clarke that she really was worried about Clarke’s safety and was just trying to kill two birds with one stone by dragging her to Polis, Clarke will eventually forgive her. Clarke is a very decent person at heart, I think.

    From that point, all Clarke would need is a pressing reason why it’s in the Sky People’s best interests to join Lexa’s coalition, and I’m sure she’d do it. One of them will eventually have to bow to the other in public, after all, if they really want to be on the same side. It may be Clarke bowing to Lexa now, but I expect that the day will come when it’s Lexa bowing to Clarke.
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    spudchick Jan 30, 2016
    Absolutely agree on the tingles between Pikdra, but I was ready for Cloan to get a room after the first drowning attempt. They’d better put him to good use by someone.

    I agree about Jasper. The complaints about his depression not being commensurate with the amount of time he knew Maya don’t really weigh up against the performance we’re getting out of Devon Bostick.

    The running gag of Bel’s (and Kane’s) obtuseness is my favorite thing this week.

    Glad to see the show and the recapper have both hit the ground running this season!
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    Klaussays Jan 30, 2016
    Roan looks to be a pretty deadly fighter..Bellamy and those other Ice Nation dudes got decimated fairly easily. I mention this as it has been establisshed he will fight Lexa.. .Im fairly worried..
    Its clear also that Clarke becomes Wanheda officially…So is that replacing Lexa or becoming part of the grounder coalition as the 13th clan(Skaicru)
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    Skyrim4ever Jan 31, 2016
    No need to be. S3 trailer and the promo trailers all confirm she survived that duel. I think it may have been the extended S3 trailer in which there was a clip where Roan was lying spread eagled on the ground. And lexa was standing over him with his spear. At which point Lexa throws the spear away.

    Also even though Clarke vowed she would never swear fealty to Lexa, she apparently decided to go ahead and do so here.

    Look closely and you’ll see the SkyKru uniform on a couple of the grounders to the left of the screen. Also the only blonde looking grounder in this scene has to be our Clarke (i.e the woman kneeling at the middle of the screen) to the grounder female who clearly appears to be Lexa (who is standing at the bottom right corner of the picture). If you think back to the S3 promo that came out last year, the first scene was the grounder hymn. Then we see a blonde grounder Clarke walking toward the camera in full warpaint. Look at her dress/clothing. This is the SAME clothing that blonde grounder appears to be wearing in the middle of this picture:

    http://tinypic.com/r/15q6c5c/9

    So instead of Clarke being her own Heda, it may be that Lexa convinced Clarke to swear fealty to her as one of her generals. Much the way Indra and Anya are. But this doesn’t explain the vacant chair we see in that fight/duel scene with Lexa v Roan. There are a total of 13 chairs on the platform with the 13th chair empty. But this chair has the Ark’s ensignia flag above it the way the Ice Queen’s banner is above her chair. So this could imply Lexa is fighting Roan to get the SkyKru recognized as the 13th grounder clan. And Roan is probably fighting Lexa to become restablished among his people since Lexa denied him this at end EP2.

    And I think Clarke was scheming by agreeing to join Lexa (either as one of her generals or an equal/Heda of SkyKrul). Clark was probably doing this to buy time for herself and SkyKru (given the fact the Ice Nation had an army beating war drums at Polis doorstep). So she openly swears fealty to Lexa to join their forces against Azgadea. But then the Ice Queen summons them (listen to what Travis the bald grounder who is Lexa’s advisor says to her in EP3 trailer).

    So I think it’s very possible Lexa (and SkyKru) lives are in danger from that Azageda assassin. But ECHO! YES ECHO IS BACK FROM END OF S2 Echo is shown alerting Bellamy to the Ice Queen’s backstabbing. And that picture of the dead grounder who is being laid out on his back is that Ice Nation assassin. So I think either Sky or Tree Kru with Bellamay’s warning took out this guy and his accomplices.

    Finally, I think Roan and Clarke could be plotting to murder Lexa. Which could explain why Clarke was swearing fealty to Lexa in that picture. HOWEVER, in that S3 trailer scene where Roan says “Revenge” to Clarke, he could’ve easily been referring to his mother as well. We have yet to learn of his backstory and the situations which led to his banishment from the Ice Nation. So it’s possible that he hates his mother so much, that he’s enlisting Clarke’s aid to kill her.
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    Klaussays Jan 31, 2016
    Thanks for the info and well thought out evidenced theories.
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    zayra47 Jan 30, 2016
    THE PUNS! THE PUNS ARE BACK! ALL HAIL COMMANDER OF PUNS!!!
    Man, I’ve missed you and these recaps.
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    peterspoor33 Jan 30, 2016
    I feel for Jasper, the mountain was also the only source for chocolate cake and I’m over dried Panther meat already.
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    peterspoor33 Jan 30, 2016
    I’m gushing over Wanheda and Lexa getting the band back together, as Hannibal was to Rome, Clarke will be for the Ice Nation.

    Clarke: “Our history books tell of a giant Trojan Horse made of wood..”

    Lexa: “… and this Trojan horse we give to the Ice Nation Queen would be filled with our soldiers and would attack them when they are unprepared.”

    Clarke: “Hhhhhmmhhh you could risk soldiers… or maybe it’s filled with a large sedated Gorilla who is gonna wake up extremely pissed off!!”

    I want some spin off comics and dime novels already,

    Clarke and the Ice Nation Prince in Peril!
    Octavia and Bellamy: Blood is thicker that Death!
    Indra versus the slave masters of Morgoth!

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    lilywph Jan 30, 2016
    hi the pictures are not loading at all…
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    Arska Jan 30, 2016
    You literally managed to pick the perfect pictures for that Bellamy & Niylah “conversation that totally happened”. I mean woah. Reading those lines and associating them with just those faces made me believe that those were literally Bellamy’s real lines. I love the fourth to last and third to last pictures of that exchange. It looks as if Kane is as confused as Bellamy.
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    Loralee_jk Jan 30, 2016
    Lexia should NOT be leader of anything.
    Clarke saved thousands by killing the mountain men, & thus saving her own people and ALL grounders from future capture and death either by being used for blood, or turned into reapers to kill more grounders. Lexie made a horrible choice. By stoping the attack, she was opening all grounder up to be hunted to extinction in the future. No one had ever stopped the MM. What would they do if they could walk among them. Lexa saved them today, to let them die tomrrow.
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    peterspoor33 Jan 30, 2016
    Well it’s possible the MM could be living in peace/under truce like the Sky People are in this S3. It’s just a matter of perspective, all the 100 and Camp Jaha people would have their marrow sucked out and the MM could slowly share their technology and culture with the Grounders.

    In this new alliance the grounders could even help hunt and capture other Ark survivors for additional marrow storage. Tweak and rewrite their history books and bing bang boom they’re the heroes. It would be as if Clarke had never melted their pale slimy bloodsucking behinds. 🙂
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    AcornArmy Jan 30, 2016
    Something just occurred to me, and I hope it’s true, because if so, it’s really clever and reaffirms my devotion to our favorite Heda.

    We know now that Lexa has plans for Clarke and the Sky People. She wants to them to be with her, to side with her, maybe become the thirteenth clan in her coalition. And this makes sense; she already has feelings for Clarke, and Clarke has a major reputation now among the Grounders, so officially adding Clarke and the Sky People to her coalition would take their perceived power and add it hers. Remove Clarke as a political threat while simultaneously making her own position stronger than ever.

    Plus this is the only way Lexa and Clarke can ever really be together. As long as Clarke has her people and Lexa has her people, they could always be put in the position of having to choose between their people and the woman they care about, the way Lexa had to choose between her people and Clarke at Mt. Weather. If their two peoples become one, they won’t have to worry so much about being pulled in two directions at once.

    Now, we’ve been told that Lexa refuses to lift her kill order on Lincoln. This seems kind of extreme, since by the time he got to Mt. Weather just about all of the Mountain Men were already dead, and it could be argued that he didn’t break the treaty because the other party in the treaty was no longer alive. No harm, no foul. He still disobeyed Lexa’s orders, but he did it for reasons that she should understand if not agree with.

    But what if Lexa has a different reason for not lifting the kill order on Lincoln? Because of the kill order, right now, Lincoln has to stay with the Sky People. He’s learning about them, teaching them about him and the other Grounders, and generally showing the Sky People that Grounders aren’t all savages. That they can be decent, honorable people who care about the same things the Sky People care about. Lincoln pretty much just wants to live and be happy with Octavia in peace. He’s a good guy, a good example of the trikru.

    So maybe Lexa is keeping the kill order in effect to force Lincoln to stay with them for exactly this reason. She has long-term plans to join the skaikru with her coalition, and Lincoln’s presence among them is likely doing a lot to lay some groundwork for this to happen. He’s educating the Sky People about Grounders and educating himself about the Sky People. Once Lexa lifts the kill order, Lincoln will be perfect as a liaison to the skaikru and an advisor about them for Lexa.

    Just an idea, but if it’s true, then it demonstrates Lexa’s capacity for long-term plans and political maneuvering, which I think is awesome. To my mind, it makes her even more worthy of respect than before. Sure, she’s manipulating Lincoln and Octavia and taking options away from them, but it’s very much for a greater good. And Lincoln seems pretty happy among the Sky People. Octavia’s the only one who’s really getting screwed by this, and somehow I doubt that Lexa cares much about how Octavia feels about it. Lexa’s perspective could be that Octavia is still lucky to be alive.
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    donatos Feb 01, 2016
    I think that all Clarke’s pairings from the last two seasons are over and done with. As things stand I find it very difficult that Clarke’s previous ships can sail. And it doesn’t look like the show’s creators are interested in reviving any of that (including Bellamy). A political alliance against the Ice Nation is possible (well, necessary, tbh), but in Clarke’s mind, Lexa is the person responsible for her decision to kill the MM. As for Bellamy (put forward as a love interest by others), well… these days he looks just… less, not equal to Clarke’s status.
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    Charissa29 Jan 31, 2016
    Rothenberg seems to love parallels and the 12 stations of the Ark came together after they blew up the 13th. Having Clarke and the skycru at her side will help her destroy the 13th clan/ Ice Nation.
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    AcornArmy Jan 30, 2016
    Hrm. Keeping Lincoln in Arkadia also tethers Octavia there with the Sky People, limiting her opportunities to say something she shouldn’t to someone she shouldn’t. Now that the war with Mt. Weather is over, Octavia might be more tempted to start telling people that Lexa and Clarke knew about the missile before it hit Ton DC. As long as Octavia is stuck with the Sky People, there’s only so much damage she can do with that knowledge. Raven, Bellamy, and Abby know already, and most other Sky People probably wouldn’t care or would side with Clarke’s decision.

    Maybe this has nothing to do with Lexa’s decision to keep the kill order on Lincoln, but I wouldn’t put it past her. She could be killing two or three birds with one stone.
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    Neomeris Jan 31, 2016
    Octavia might be more tempted to start telling people that Lexa and Clarke knew about the missile before it hit Ton DC.

    The show’s already given us proof that the Grounders are used to violence and following their leader regardless – do you think Indra was the only one to have calculated who was responsible for the bombing not being prevented? I love Indra, but I doubt she was alone in the rationalization that the Mountain people and the Alliance were at war, thus it was okay.
    So, imho, quite a few people might have reached that realization (Clarke and Lexa let TonDC be bombed) and just not cared a whiff for what it meant. They did ignore their previous outcries of “Blood must have blood” very quickly once the order was given, so we know that blind obedience is a thing once they’ve sworn fealty (unless they’re Azgeda, it seems).
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    Wouldn’t she just be opened up to the same threat if the skaikru joins her coalition. What’s to stop Octavia from talking then?
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    AcornArmy Jan 30, 2016
    Nothing, I suppose, but putting it off at least gives Lexa more time to find a way to deal with that if it happens.

    Personally, I think Clarke and Lexa will eventually need to tell people that they let the missile hit, and just choose a good time and place for it. That way they could at least have some control over how the news came out. Maybe choose a time right after a huge victory or something, so the coalition would be less likely to break.

    Or the two of them could get married or make some other formal bond together, publicly joining Heda and Wanheda into a single, terrifying unit. Then tell people that they let the missile hit, and why, and see if anyone has the nerve to break their alliance with the coalition now that both of them are permanently on the same side.
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    gnomeless Feb 01, 2016
    It is kind of the elephant in the room, well, besides the one where Lexa left all Clarke’s people to die.
    Personally, I’m not for a Clarke/Lexa union as the endgame. I would even be sad for a ‘political’ marriage, bc poor Bellamy could only be consort?/companion?/paramour. (whichever word is correct)
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    MichelleHood24 Jan 30, 2016
    I love roan he’s an intersting edition to the cast i wnat lots more info on him and why he’s banished and I hope he and Clarke team up to take down his mum concidering he didn’t seem like he loved her too much and hey if they sleep together so be it let loose clarke have some fun and take him for a spin why not just look at him, Endgame for me is still Clarke and bellemy but no one said they both can’t have fun along the way. This season is going to be great, I have not love for jaha I hope he gets eaten by a worm fish hybrid and his seriously wakadoodle notion of saving the world bahhhh please the worlds broken deal with it nothing’s perfect.
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    daisymae2u Jan 30, 2016
    ABSolutely fantastic episode. It was so good it was HARD to look away. It was great to see the long lost “friends” and the intriguing new neighbors. It will be interesting to see what the next episodes reveal (shirts optional). It was great seeing Lexa’s antler throne chair again! I got to have one. It just screams success, or maybe that is brutality or brutal success!!! Yeah, that’s the ticket. Also more abs please? I love the strong women characters with hot man candy backing them up. It is the way the world should be.
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    Toni! I laughed out loud. Good stuff lady, good stuff.

    Favorite lines: “This message was sponsored by the government of Jaha’s Mind Palace.

    HOW are you going to save the human race, lady?? Maybe if you guys weren’t so vague all the time, people would be on board with your wacka-doo plans.” And just everything. I loved everything.

    I am so excited!! I had a shipper moment. My heart is so warm and fuzzy. Bellamy loves Clarke. Clarke loves Bellamy. Who cares if they don’t know it yet. &3 &3 &3

    I also just want to say, we know Bellamy has skills, he better have a triumph this season. I like realism, but I heart Bellamy hard, so I don’t want him to be bested. Ya know? I guess the strongest swords are folded many times, and each tiny defeat makes him that much stronger, ready to face the greater threat. So say I, so it shall be…please…Rothenberg? And because I’m a shipper, I’m just gonna throw out, not only is he Clarke’s sword (see what I did there), but he is her greatest weakness.

    Questions: Did Indra betray the Sky People? Is the Earth Skills teacher right? No. No. No. No?

    Also, glad we solved the hair conundrum. I was losing sleep.

    No new ship for Clarke. Just no. Though Ice Prince is delicious, I bet he is supposed to marry Lexa or something.

    My condolences for your loss, Toni. Gideon was gone too soon. Bonus: he appears to still be alive in the Matrix minus the melty part of his face.

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    AcornArmy Jan 30, 2016
    “Questions: Did Indra betray the Sky People? Is the Earth Skills teacher right? No. No. No. No?”

    No. All Kane and Indra knew about the guy who’d taken Clarke was that he was a bounty hunter and Ice Nation. It could have been anybody, taking Clarke to anyone. It was just luck that it turned out to Roan taking her to Lexa.
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    Ok. Good. I was a little worried.
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    KendraNutt Jan 30, 2016
    my favourite twist is Roan and i want to know more. By the way I noticed in the trailer for episode 3 a certain someone someone is is back back. Get it 😉
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    Charissa29 Jan 30, 2016
    Aargh he! The photos aren’t coming up! How do I fix that?
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    It wouldn’t come up on my phone, but it does on my laptop.
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    belace Jan 30, 2016
    I liked this ep even more than the first. My favorite twist was that Roan took Clarke to Lexa. Well, in fact, I like the whole “Roan” thing 🙂
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    Loralee_jk Jan 30, 2016
    Lexa is the leader of Treecru. And Idia is her second.
    But wasn’t lexa the leader of EVERYONE in S2. ?
    Is she still? why will the truce fall if she diies?!???
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    I think Indra is the technical leader of treekru and Lexa is Commander, but functions much like and emperor. She was heading up and alliance, but Ice Nation doesn’t want to play now.
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    Robespierre Jan 30, 2016
    Um.. spoilers? 🙂
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    Loralee_jk Jan 30, 2016
    Why are you reading the comments if you haven’t watched the episode?
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    Robespierre Jan 30, 2016
    Nvm, I thought you were referring to E3 promo. 🙂
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    atheandra Jan 29, 2016
    Oh I just love this…

    So I have admit I missed the part about Clarke and Roan having a heart to heart while hiding but i don’t think watching it again will help me get caught on unless the important thing is to know how many abs he has…

    The best twist was Roan bringing Clarke to Lexa I think.
    Although I kind of thought he wasn’t bringing her to the ice nation but Indra should have known
    I like that Murphy took a shower 2 to 3 days ago and is still clean and shiny

    I did caught that tension between Indra and Pike but it’s not what drives me has weird With this new développement Am I really the only one thinking that ‘the story of how your father died’ was a Nice fairytale but couldn’t be farther from the truth?
    I mean why did they hesitate before telling it? And why the weird ass look exchange for a hero story? Once you told your son his father is dead why not tell him he saved a bunch of kids too unless it’s not true?

    I think Abby bad décision making skills is going to be a bad decision … and apparently no one in Arkadia could have help bring Niko to the mountain they were all really busy making babies from last week ‘take your implant off’ sales the infirmary was having

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    Klaussays Jan 30, 2016
    There was also the line that Clarke was Pike’s best earth skills student.
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    atheandra Jan 30, 2016
    Yeah I don’t think it’s exactly what he said, he said that he wished more of his students were as good as her (probably refering to something that happened to their group)

    Because in Season 1 they said that Finn was the best student in Earth Skills
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    Klaussays Jan 30, 2016
    I saw it as forshadowing that Pike knew and had a connection with alot of the kids Clarke being one who he had an especially close connection on the Ark, Which will inevitably make the conflict down the line more personal and layered.
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    atheandra Jan 31, 2016
    You’re even better than me at plot theorizing lol
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    Ohhh…the Monty’s father thing never crossed my mind…hern…interesting. And the Earth Skills teacher jumped in to finish the story too. Suspicious.
    As someone who has moved a lot, I thought “now they have to bring all the loot BACK to the mountain. Ugh.”
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    atheandra Jan 30, 2016
    I saw somewhere that they wanted to use it not actually live in it like for hydroculture and médical but I don’t think people cutting a finger in arkadia are going to want to walk for 8 hours to see a doctor … But the place as food and books for School…

    But it’s still really disturbing and I don’t think any of the kids would be really happy about that… Or I hope they won’t be…

    Plus I think Niko agree way too happily I mean last season he was all about spirits and how Finn had to die so they can be at peace and now he wants to move in the mountain facility…

    And yes That Monty’s dad thing is driving me crazy his mom didn’t seem that happy to have found him, she didn’t want to tell him how he died, and she certainly didn’t like the idea of chasing after Clarke
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    Yeah, if your going to use some of the facilities, you might as well use all of the facilities. They would need to make sure they get enough sunlight bc that place isn’t exactly conducive to Vitamin D production. JS
    You are making me suspicious of EVERYONE!!
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    gnomeless Feb 01, 2016
    @atheandra: The mt was designed to keep uv out. I worry that the next ‘world war’ (or civil war? I’m not sure) will make them seal themselves in there. Or just plain old fear will make them reclusive. That’s what was going through my head. No matter what truce they have, they aren’t currently safe outside of their fence. The mt is easily defended, but much in the same way a prison is.
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    atheandra Jan 30, 2016
    I like making people suspicious with me… Feel less lonely lol

    And they won’t have a vitamine D problem contrary to the mountain people they can just go outside for that

    And And I love that part O telling him ‘don’t do anything stupid’ is the exact same thing Maya told him before he went to see Wallace about Monty’s disapearance …

    And I loved his answer to her
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    Also, I think Jasper kind of foreshadowed the result of occupying Mt. Weather.
    Octavia: Don’t do anything stupid.
    Jasper: Like coming back here.
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    AcornArmy Jan 30, 2016
    I’m hoping that Clarke and Lexa decide that the most diplomatic thing to do with the Mt. Weather complex is to share it, and have people from both sides move in. Sort of as an experiment, with their two peoples living together. And Clarke and Lexa could move in and share a suite! Become roomies.

    I would so watch that season of “Real World: Mt. Weather.”
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    ArkhamNative Jan 29, 2016
    ALIE IS THE CAKE! Or, um, something like that. And Bellamy. Oh, Bellamy. SMH.

    But, whoa! Lexa has quite a throne and castle! Really moving up in the world. But seriously, I’m so, so glad Clarke was all #NeverForget.
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    Robespierre Jan 29, 2016
    “Love if making what?”
    Buahahahahaha, ROFL
    Oh, Bellamy…
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    AcornArmy Jan 29, 2016
    My favorite twist was probably that Clarke literally spat on Lexa the moment she got her gag off. She was probably multitasking; that gag couldn’t have tasted that great.

    Not the most romantic Clexa reunion, but, well… saliva was exchanged! PROGRESS!
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    I was hoping for a headbutt..
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    cristyherrero Jan 29, 2016
    My favorite part of watching The 100 is reading your reviews the next day!
    Did anyone else notice that Indra must have known all along that Lexa wanted Clarke? Was she just using Bellamy & Co. to find Clarke and then try and take her?
    Anyway, amazing episode as usual! (And I love punny Lexa!)
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    AcornArmy Jan 30, 2016
    No way of knowing what Indra intended to do if they found her. I seriously would not put it past Lexa to order Indra to sic the Sky People on Clarke’s trail, and then if they had her, to let Lexa know so she could nab her. But that jeep, Rover One, moves pretty fast; Lexa might not have had time to receive word and still catch them, and she would know this. So maybe Lexa was just fine with Clarke going either to the Sky People or to her, as long as she was kept out of Ice Nation hands? If Clarke had returned to Arkadia, Lexa would at least know where to find her and be able to go there and talk about her plans.

    And to paraphrase someone else, after what the Queen of the Ice Nation did to Lexa’s girlfriend Costia, I’d imagine that Lexa’s been having nightmares about the Queen sending Clarke’s head to Lexa as a present. That thought must have been terrible for her, so getting Clarke to safety would be helpful, regardless of whether or not Clarke ended up in Lexa’s hands.
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    gnomeless Jan 30, 2016
    I wondered that too!
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    fededededededede_lv Jan 29, 2016
    I love you. These reviews are soooo welcomed. DON’T STOP!

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