The 100 “Thirteen” Photo Recap – May We Meet Again At A Pub For A Thousand Drinks Because Holy Shit (3.7)

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You guys, I never thought I’d love an hour of The 100 that didn’t even whisper about Raven, Bellamy, the Gorilla, or Kane and Abby’s sexual tension. But in this, as with so many things, I was dead wrong.

This episode was amazing. That’s indisputable, so don’t even try. Remember last week when I was all, “isn’t it cool how the show is delving into its mythology? What a treat.” That was basically like getting a scoop of ice cream, mentioning to someone that you enjoyed it, and then that person going out and buying you an ice cream truck.

THANK YOU FOR THE ICE CREAM TRUCK, THE 100!!!

Nightblood, Polis, how the world came to be a nightmare factory, the beliefs that lead to the political system of the Grounders, the 13th station… ALL of this was laid out before us like a delicious sundae bar, and holy shit, maybe I should just go out and get ice cream because it is obviously going to star in all my metaphors until I get some.

Not only did this episode solve some mysteries, but it presented them, too. For example, just what in the heck happened to the 8th “officiate” in Lexa’s track and field heat? Why didn’t he / she get a circle on her back? Oh, and what is happening to Clarke’s hair? For real, though. Lexa’s hair game was on point this episode, so it’s not a Grounder thing. SO MANY MYSTERIES.

Oh, and also some soul-shattering heart-break. There was that, too.

Let’s DO THIS.

The episode began with Titus waiting patiently for the Beautiful Creepster to awaken, so he could beat him for information some more. I mean, it WAS nice of him to stay quiet while Murphy was in his peaceful slumber.

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We already knew from last season’s finale that ALIE blew up the world, but seeing it play out as a little girl talked about learning to ride a bike was ROUGH. Oh, and we also saw Becca fiddling with that bug-probe thing from The Matrix. I’m sure that’s the last we’ll see of that.

Lexa was having a birthday party, when TriKru busted in and DID NOT bring any cake.

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Amidst all this, it was decided to put a blockade around Arkadia to stop the Murder Club from being assholes again. Oh, and if they ARE assholes again, they get killed. Honestly… that seems fair!

Meanwhile, the Beautiful Creepster was working on his math skills.

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Which lead to…

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Becca was still working on the Matrix Bug in space, and this fellow was not pleased. He didn’t want to join with the rest of humanity if the AI was just going to murder everyone again. God, what a diva. Becca was very sure that ALIE 2 was going to be a totally cool, chill AI, because it would merge with humans and become Bicentennial Man.

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Becca locked them out of the lab and was all, “haters gonna hate”. OH, and she was injecting some black goop into her arm. Soooooooooooo….

Meanwhile Octavia and Clarke were catching up.

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Did anyone else feel like this was a scene out of one of those movies where someone from the neighbourhood gets rich and famous and forgets where they’re from, and then an old friend visits and reminds them of what a douche they’re being? Octavia always tells it how it is. I love that girl.

Anyway, Clarke, as usual, was like, “I got this” and strolled out.

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Lexa asked her to stay, but then a walking cock-block strolled in and told Clarke to skedaddle.

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Then Octavia popped in to see Indra and tough-loved her into feeling better.

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Love these two.

Murphy, being the wily scamp he is, escaped his torture chair and tried to take on Titus, which hahahahahahahahaaaahahahahah…. oh, Murphy.

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All this is seriously very awesome. Have I mentioned how much I love this? Because I love this.

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Becca took her black blood goop and the Matrix bug and high-tailed it outta there, just as Polaris was blown up.

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Clarke decided to go home with Octavia, but not before a stop in at her crush’s house.

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And then they did sex together! Yayyyy! It was awesome and sad and poignant, because both ladies knew this was likely the last time they’d have the chance. Even if tragedy hadn’t struck, Clarke was crossing a literal line, and the odds they’d end up on the same side again were slim, at least for the time being.

Anyway, then Clarke casually asked about the next big mystery that will haunt all of our brains until next week – what’s the deal with the circles on Lexa’s back, and why is there only seven instead of eight? Hmmm, show? HMMMMM??

Clarke returned to her room all glowy, and saw a delightful surprise.

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Titus accidentally shot Lexa, and all murder plots were abandoned in everyone’s mutual shock and grief. UGH THIS SHOW.

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This was very sad.

Octavia got sick of waiting and left, but not before Indra showed up and they strutted together, they way they were always meant to.

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We were then treated to a quick flashback to show Becca landing on a hellscape earth, yelling that she wants to help.

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AND we saw an incision point where she put the AI into herself. THEN Titus pulled that SAME AI out of Lexa and called it her “spirit” and OH MY GOD ALL THE COMMANDERS HAVE HAD THIS AI INSIDE OF THEM FOR A HUNDRED YEARS.

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I hope they wash it!

YOU GUYSSSSSSS! Holy shit, ammiright?? By The 100 standard, Season 3 started off a touch slow. But boy oh boy is it picking up now!!

This week focused the story on Polis and the flashbacks, which was the perfect choice. Imagine if we had the other characters at Arkadia horning in on this beautiful storytelling? No way, Jose. A full episode dedicated to her story is exactly what Lexa deserved.

You all know my feelings about this show and its willingness to go to the dark places, and rip our beloved characters away from us in horrifically violent ways. It raises the stakes. It makes us care, makes us afraid, makes us love them even more, knowing they may die tomorrow. Maybe we should apply that logic to the loved ones in our own lives? … wait, am I getting real right now? The 100, stop making me get real!!

Thank you to Alycia Debnam-Carey for bringing Lexa to life. You, madam, are magnificent.

SOME STUFF

  • Lexa’s fight is over. If there’s one good thing about this, it’s that now she can join Anya’s ghost band with the Mountain King, and they can solve crimes during the day.

 

  • “She’s a computer program. I know that’s hard for you to grasp considering you pray to garbage… no offense.” The Beautiful Creepster is the light of my life.

 

  • Do you think the Murder Club is still in full swing? Did the murder wheel land on Tailgators, and now Bellamy and Monty are reluctantly hunting down people who don’t adhere to the “bubble rule” while driving?

 

  • Erica Cerra is pretty compelling when she doesn’t have to play a robot hallucination.

 

  • Did this make anyone else want to watch Bicentennial Man? No AI will ever be as charming as Robin Williams. He was a God among men.

 

  • Someone needs to make a 3 second clip of Octavia saying the word “revenge” to Indra, because I went back and watched it seventeen times.

 

  • What are you guys going to do to mourn Lexa? I think Lexa would want me to find an ice cream sundae bar. That feels right.

 

[Originally Posted March 2016 on tv.com]

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One thought on “The 100 “Thirteen” Photo Recap – May We Meet Again At A Pub For A Thousand Drinks Because Holy Shit (3.7)

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    CharlotteTrom Mar 15, 2016
    I don’t ‘ship’ people (maybe because I am a bit older!) but I do appreciate when there is a good romance and connection on screen. I am not at all fussed at what sex each constituent part of that romance is. I personally like boys at the moment but I adored Clarke and Lexa together and really fell for their love for each other.
    I would equally appreciate it if Clarke gets it together in the future with someone else .. love is love.
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    CharlotteTrom Mar 15, 2016
    I wonder if Lexa was communing with the previous commanders when she meditatined in a ‘city of light’ equivalent? Who else do we see meditating? – Jaha – when he is ‘in’ the city of light. I bet the commanders version is less built up and glowy and more tribal sweat lodge, though!

    PS. Anyone else wonder what happened to Lexa’s cool bindi type thing? (sort of the equivalent of a crown?) when her and Clarke were enjoying themselves?

    2 weeks later ……..Clarke is finally managing to take time for a bath and finds something stuck to her thigh 🙂
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    CharlotteTrom Mar 15, 2016
    *meditated
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    CharlotteTrom Mar 15, 2016
    *sob*
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    ChanX95 Mar 13, 2016
    My ship! My beautiful ship has been torn asunder. *Falls on knees and shakes fist at the sky dramatically*
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    kranack Mar 10, 2016
    Lexa’s puns made your blog worthwhile (amongst other reasons). I wrote an essay about the #buryyourgays trope, and how it feels to lose lesbian representation. Hope you all enjoy. http://bit.ly/1QIIPOQ
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    bluemorphotat Mar 10, 2016
    Nice recap! Just caught up with the show!

    I managed not to get spoiled: quite a feat… This recap is the icing on the cake or to continue with the similes: the sprinkles on the ice cream!

    Nice send away episode for Lexa’s character! PLUS they got the one night, there’s always that… They will always have Paris… I mean Polis 😛

    And, what happened to Lincoln?
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    PozoBlue Mar 07, 2016
    I used to enjoy these recaps but I’m so sad I couldn’t even break a smile with the puns, nor could I ever classify an episode where Lexa dies as a good episode. I want Jaha’s pills to erase my memory and un-see this ungodly, clichéd episode from my brain. But since Abby stole his stash, this is unfortunately where I get off The 100 train. I can’t in good conscience support a show that went the tired, old trope of bury your gays. Niet. Non. No. Nao. Nein. Nope.
    I will however forever miss Lexa’s hilarious puns and ridiculous pick up lines…and Abby’s faces and Kane’s hair! Thanks Toni for making me laugh throughout this journey. Your photo recaps have been pure joy. To The 100 and its creators, may we never meet again.
    Peace out, punKru
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    Neomeris Mar 06, 2016
    I won’t miss Lexa per sé, but I will miss the puns and Alycia.
    I haven’t shipped Clexa since the end of s2, I haven’t really liked Lexa for as long but killing Lexa off, especially after a passionate love scene, made me go “meh” at the concept – Alycia’s wonderful acting in the whole death sequence made it impossible to dislike though (and the fact that she is the lead in another show makes her exit here understandable).
    The backstory thickens, but I didn’t really understand who were the people Becca saw on Earth? Were they the first, radioactive survivors, or was there another ship that crashed/landed?
    The chip thing in itself is a bit disgusting, since I’m sure they don’t clean that little bug-chip. They paint themselves with black goo blood after all!
    I’m worried for Aden now…
    And what the hell does ALIE want with Alie2, if she actually is “good”?

    Thank you for the recap!!! Now what about a soundtrack for that Ghostly Band?
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    Silvana_C Mar 08, 2016
    I believe ALIE wants to destroy Alie2 because she is “good/sentient”.
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    Neomeris Mar 08, 2016
    Maybe… tbh, seems a bit too easy for this show. Besides, why should it matter to Red-Alie who/what/how BeccAlie is? Red-Alie is calculating and, apart from a genocide or two (but who hasn’t done that on this show?), she hasn’t killed without a reason.
    Either BeccAlie is programmed to destroy Alie (andthere’s been no evidence of that), who in turn believes the best defence is offence, or BeccAlie has something Alie wants/needs. Or something crafted/crazier)))
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    Silvana_C Mar 08, 2016
    One AI looking for another AI… it all sounds very POI to me. With a better looking Finch, though.
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    ellenda Mar 05, 2016
    Perfection. I love this recap almost as much as I love The 100!!
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    karenina81 Mar 05, 2016
    Thanks for the recaps Toni, they are always a delight to read. Will miss the queen of puns.
    Does anyone think that the deaths of both Finn and Lexa are kind of a ripoff of Buffy’s Angel and Tara deaths.
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    girlwithlandscape Mar 05, 2016
    Oh man, RIGHT?? I was just bloviating at length about this to my friend. Right down to the way it was shot, with Tara’s death.
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    karenina81 Mar 05, 2016
    The writers really need to stop wacthing buffy’s repeats in between seasons.
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    bluemorphotat Mar 10, 2016
    ROFL! Come on! Buffy’s the bleeding Bible!
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    karenina81 Mar 10, 2016
    Maybe they can do the musical episode in the CoL!! Jasper’s already singing Adele’s songs…
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    spudchick Mar 05, 2016
    Oh, Toni… a recap as stellar as the episode it honors. You little smartypants. {hug}
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    saecrew Mar 05, 2016
    Oh man….
    One of two my favorite characters just died.
    Holy Crap….
    I thought somehow she will come back to life maybe after couple episode, since she was AI.
    But once I saw the posting from Alycia, I guess she’s really gone.
    so sad….
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    zayra47 Mar 05, 2016

    I thought this day was going to be ok but then I had to go and see this.

    I don’t know if that’s actually true or not but that was the second most heart breaking scene in this episode (the first one is obvious).
    Alycia is a wonderful human being and I wish her all the best in her career. She played a character that had such an impact on my life and I have never been as invested in a character that’s not Lexa. I will miss all the candles, the racoons and the decalexas and all that stuff that this fandom came up with.
    Alycia doesn’t tweet much but she tweeted a lot to thank everyone and went on to instagram to say this:

    Now, if somebody doesn’t kill Pike in an absolutely brutal THEN I”m going to be pissed.
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    karenina81 Mar 07, 2016
    I will miss Alycia Debnam-Carey immensely. She really is a tremendous actress… She has able to bring to full life this incredible character. I don’t words to express how in complete awe I’am. It’s really unbelievable and unforgettable! Those final goodbye scenes will haunt me forever. Top notch performance!

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    Toni_watches Mar 05, 2016
    Thanks for posting this.
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    zayra47 Mar 05, 2016
    anytime
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    zayra47 Mar 05, 2016
    Also, thanks Toni, for all the puns. I will miss them.
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    Janearoha Mar 05, 2016
    Thinking the word is novitiate, not officiate, ie trainee commander kids with a religious aspect, one of whom is going to die, probably at the hands of the new commander, judging by the look on Lexa’s face. But hey, it was a cool tattoo anyway.

    Octavia and Indra are a great team, they can go into business travelling around, killing bad guys, looking awesome, drinking dudes under the table.

    Think I saw that brain worm thing on the Xfiles – it made people leak black goo so that would fit?!
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    peterspoor33 Mar 05, 2016
    I think we should all take time to reflect on Lexa and what she meant to us,

    I loved Lexa most when in a ridiculously fierce duel she ended up putting Roan on his arse and then threw a spear through his mother – but hey I got issues.
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    neza91 Mar 05, 2016
    You kind of stole my favorite moment there.

    I loved Lexa most because she was the only calm intelligent person in a sea of idiots, she truly was wise, strong and compassionate, and the best chance this world had for peace and prosperity.

    When I think of her greatest hits the first that comes to mind ( other than the Roan fight) was when she knocked Jaha on his ass after spending an entire episode of pretending she was a weak small girl.

    But she wasn’t just a good fighter she was also very good with words I mean who can forget her speech from last weeks episode.

    And remember when she pointed out the obvious to Clark after the bomb hit Ton DC ˝We do what we must to survive, and the enemy does the same˝, she was one of very few characters on TV in general who always saw the bigger picture and both sides of the argument.

    She really was an amazing character, one of my all time favorites, and I will truly miss her.
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    karenina81 Mar 05, 2016
    So true. I coudn’t have said it better.
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    nickmoose Mar 05, 2016
    What was the speech Clarke gave to Lexa before she died? I know Jaha said the “Until we meet again” thing , but was the rest of that speech something he said too? Or was it some kinda other quote they would say on the Arc? It’s been a while since season one! I don’t remember!
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    peterspoor33 Mar 05, 2016
    The Travellers blessing from season 1
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    Klaussays Mar 05, 2016
    The 8th officiate…I think Lexa had to kill the person…(Ontari kills Aiden??!!)

    Octavia ”You’ve changed” LOOL
    Titus ”You need to break up with Clarke” Lexa stale face 🙂
    Thank you for making me laugh in the face of a heartbreaking episode,,”One Morgue” indeed..

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    spudchick Mar 05, 2016
    Please let it be Aiden kills Ontari!
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    Klaussays Mar 05, 2016
    We can all hope
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    karenina81 Mar 05, 2016
    Not gonna happen, this is The 100! 😦
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    TellyMelly Mar 05, 2016
    OMG!!!! Lexa only made it to ep 7!!!!!!! Why is the world so cruel 😦 😦 😦
    As sad as I was, you puns still made me laugh hysterically. I don’t know if i’ll miss Lexa or the puns more…..

    Such a good episode, I love how everything connects, even if I can’t always remember everything that happens (means I can re watch shows & still enjoy them like it was my 1st time watching)

    I hope The 100 goes on & on, cause so far, it’s full on with AWESOMENESS & I hope it never ends.
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    Llostris Mar 04, 2016
    So The 100 spent 6 episodes of season 3 on getting Clarke and Lexa back together and when it finally happened (I loved every second of it) the show decided to kill Lexa. WTF?!

    Seriously, can we for once get a good, credible lesbian couple that tv show creators won’t break by killing one of the girls or by making one girl cheat on the other? Is it really impossible?

    I kind of suspected that Alycia Debnam Carey would leave the show due to other commitments, but they could have waited for one or two episodes before offing her. Killing her in the same episode Clexa got back together was just cruel and unfair.

    Also now I can’t help, but wonder – how much of Clexa was Lexa and how much was the AI? Was Clarke in a love triangle?

    When Lexa was meditating was she in the City of Light 2.0?

    What really irritates me is that now when Lexa is dead it’s just a matter of time before Clarke runs into the arms of Bellamy.

    At least Indra and Octavia are a team again.
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    bluemorphotat Mar 10, 2016
    I feel like Indra and Octavia are channeling a bit of Xena & Gabriel… or maybe it is just wishful thinking… LOL
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    phildox Mar 10, 2016
    I wanted Clarke to sword Lexa to death at the end of Season 2. It took me about five episodes of them spending time together for me to get back on the Clexa train. And their deal with AMC is to have Alycia for seven episodes.

    Here’s my bet: Clarke somehow ends up as the Commander by the end of the season. And because the other Commanders live on in each one, we’ll see Lexa again in some kind of City of Light-style scenario, where Clarke can get some closure. Thus ramping us up for Season 4 being all about Commander Clarke and the thirteen clans VS Jaha and Allie 1.0’s drones.
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    PozoBlue Mar 07, 2016
    The thought of Clarke and Bellamy together gives me the same reaction as does the sound of nails on a chalkboard. Gag me. I mean he’s a nice guy (sometimes) and I love freckles, but that is about it. He’s such a morally weak, immature, not terribly smart, short-sighted foot soldier that making him hook up with Clarke would be akin to Eleanor Roosevelt dating her bodyguard or something…let’s be serious.
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    johnbakernes Mar 05, 2016
    Clarke and Bellamy are together is a scene from one of my worst nightmares. Honestly I just shuddered a little.

    The good news is that I don’t think Clarke will leave Polis anytime soon without learning what is with the AI bug that was in Lexa. AKA her ‘spirit’ I’m willing to put money on Clarke being chosen to be the new host. I don’t see the show surviving any other way really. As much as Lexa being killed off sucks, maybe Clarke will turn into Lexa 2.0 and kick Bellamy out of a window too!

    And just like that I’m back in my happy place.

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    Llostris Mar 05, 2016
    I doubt Clarke will become the new host for AI. First of all she doesn’t have blue blood. And I suspect the Grounders would sooner kill each other then allow one of the Skikru to become their leader. Also I suspect Titus will frame Clarke for Lexa’s murder.
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    johnbakernes Mar 05, 2016
    Titus gave his word to Lexa to not harm Clarke but Murphy will probably take the fall.

    Oh, it’s black blood not blue
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    Llostris Mar 05, 2016
    Titus was supposed to protect Lexa and he ended up killing her. Sure it was an accident, but I don’t think this guy is trustworthy.
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    ArkhamNative Mar 05, 2016
    On The 100? Are there any good, credible couples on this show?

    As for the A.I. 2.0, I’m reminded of Dax on Star Trek: DS9, who survived many hosts including Curzon (male), Jadzia (female) and Ezri (female). The AI seems to have less of a personality than Dax, and I suspect only knowledge and maybe even enhanced abilities will transfer, but we’ll have to see.
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    MaybeAnotherTime Mar 04, 2016
    Seriously, can we for once get a good, credible lesbian couple that tv show creators won’t break by killing one of the girls or by making one girl cheat on the other? Is it really impossible?

    Watch Sense8 😉
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    Robespierre Mar 06, 2016
    Oh, hi B 😉
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    km91505n Mar 04, 2016
    SO sad Lexa died before she can teach Clarke to wash her hair. Such a tragedy.
    For real though I really am sad about Lexa’s death. She was a great nuanced character.
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    Charissa29 Mar 04, 2016
    I will personally back up the ice cream truck, WITH sprinkles, if you keep doing these recaps! Could Costia have been the 8th?
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    mellafe Mar 04, 2016
    The puns this week were a thing of beauty! I learned from past mistakes and managed to read this WITHOUT spilling any tea. Yay, me.

    I might incorporate this “you pray to gargabe… no offense, obviously” to my daily life. I could use it SO MANY TIMES.
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    Robespierre Mar 04, 2016
    I’ll miss these Lexa puns *sobs*
    Will the puns transfer to the next commander with the chip?
    P.S.: Wonderful recap for the best episode ever.

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