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!
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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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.
Love this guy. More importantly, though, a certain flirtation was back on!
Back at Farmville, the new guy Pike was putting his foot in it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Then Emori let the Beautiful Creepster in on her plan to steal the coveted backpack.
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.
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.
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.
He has decided to go crazy with Jaha. Ah well, happens to the best of ‘em, I guess.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
- 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]