TV Recap: ‘The 100’ Season 3 Premiere Asks Where’s Wanheda?

January 21, 2016 | Posted By In TV Recaps | 2186 Views

The 100 -- "Wanheda: Part One" -- Image HU301b_0323 -- Pictured: Eliza Taylor as Clarke -- Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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And we’re back! After an (unnecessarily) excruciatingly long hiatus, “The 100” has returned to us and one of the first scenes we’re gifted with is Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) and Bellamy (Bob Morley) sparring shirtless because the writers know what we want #blessed.

Three months has left the Skypeople in very different places. Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) is still not Chancellor, but sure acts like it; Raven’s (Lindsey Morgan) injury is causing her even more pain; Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) is still unsure about living with the Skypeople while Lincoln’s resolve is stronger than ever; Bellamy has gotten himself a new girlfriend and has become Kane’s right-hand-man.
Jasper (Devon Bostick) is mourning the loss of Maya and when he’s not drunk or moping, he’s being reckless and starting fights and just generally making it hard for everyone else to be around him. This does, however, spur one of the best (and most confusing) scenes the show has had. On their way to Sector 7 Bellamy, Monty (Christopher Larkin), Jasper, and Octavia – who insists on riding her horse rather than in the jeep with everyone else because she’s a mother f**** badass – Jasper is in a brooding mood and puts in…an iPod? Everyone hates that person who hums along to music that nobody else can hear because of headphones, as Monty points out. Jasper puts the music that they now have into the speakers they now have (see: confusion) and they ride and sing-yell along to the most teenaged-emo song created: Add It Up by The Violent Femmes. The song is later reprised by (random) guest-star Shawn Mendes in Camp Jaha’s new bar scene.

Their teen-angst fun is short-lived and they’re interrupted by a disruption in Sector 8. Of course, they say screw the protocol that says they head back to camp and go towards the potential danger. The gang is intercepted by some Grounders who are looking for Wanheda (AKA Clarke), along with everyone else on the planet.

Not only is Clarke (Eliza Taylor) dealing with the tremendous guilt of what happened in the season finale, she also has the added bonus of being the most wanted person on Earth, hunted from all angles, including the newly introduced Ice Nation. While trading the panther she killed with only a small dagger, she’s spotted by one of the many people looking for her, and captured.

In one of the first scenes, we learn that Murphy (Richard Harmon) has been trapped in the bunker for three months, slowly starving, going crazy, and getting scruffy. The only thing playing on the TV is and endless loop of footage from the last people who were trapped in there. Good thing for Murph, the door is suddenly opened and he is reunited with Jaha (Isaiah Washington), who has also gone crazy in the past ninety days and is now BFFs with the lady-computer, Allie; she has him believing all sorts of things: like the City of Light existing in one’s mind. This should be a fun and trippy storyline!

Kane, Indra (Adina Porter), Monty, and Bellamy follow-up on a possible lead on Clarke’s whereabouts and are stopped by a tree that had obviously been cut down for the purpose of trapping their jeep…but we won’t know who has them trapped until next week! Cliffhangers!


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