TV RECAP: Lines Are Drawn on ‘The 100’

February 4, 2016 | Posted By In TV Recaps | 3105 Views


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Last week’s episode of “The 100” ended with fighting words from Clarke (Eliza Taylor) to Lexa (Alycia Debnam Carey), who was behind her abduction. Now, locked up in Lexa’s tower like Rapunzel and avoiding her for days, Clarke and Lexa finally have a standoff wherein Lexa admits her plans to make the Sky People her people, the 13th clan. Later, Prince Roan (Zach McGowan) comes to Clarke with a win-win plan for the two: kill Lexa. Clarke gets to leave, and the prince gets back in mommy’s good graces and his banishment is lifted. The catch is that Clarke, being the only one able to get close to Lexa, has to do the deed. Of course, when it comes down to it, Clarke can’t pull the trigger (or dagger). Lexa finally feels bad for what she’s done and let’s Clarke leave freely. Clarke throws a curve ball to this and gives in to Lexa’s request for the Sky People to become the 13th clan to stand against the Ice Nation.

Abby (Paige Turco) and Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) journey to Lexa Headquarters in an attempt to get Clarke back. Bellamy (Bob Morley) and Co. are left behind, to B’s annoyance (and insistence that Kane is getting back at him). Kane shines when greeting the Grounder villagers and Abby realized that he is much better suited to being Chancellor than she and later gives the title back to him. Bets on how long it will be until he gives it back to her? It’s like a game of hot potato up in here with that Chancellor title. When Kane and Abby are reunited with Clarke, they agree, rather quickly, to her (crazy) plan to concede to Lexa’s wishes to unite their people.

The Sky People newcomers (aka Pike’s crew) have made themselves quite at home in Mount Weather. Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) is disgusted enough to leave and tell Bellamy that she plans to leave one day. The Blake siblings’ moment is interrupted by their guards bringing in a prisoner: Echo, the girl in the cell next to Bellamy when he was locked up. Echo had come to warn them that the Summit is a trap and that an Ice Nation assassin is already in the castle. So it looks like Bellamy gets to go on the trip after all. Suck it, Kane! Bellamy, Octavia, Pike, and Echo set off to stop the assassin and save their people. Clarke is in the middle of the strange, wedding-like ceremony for merge her people with Lexa’s when Bellamy’s little army is storming the castle. Lexa asks where they got their information of an assassin, and when they look for Echo, she’s gone. Pan to the assassin and it turns out that he’s actually in Mount Weather – so….this is awkward.

As Raven (Lindsey Morgan) and Sinclair (Alessandro Juliani) search for the Mount Weather codes, Gina is in the President’s room with a walkie, searching for the numbers written down somewhere. The assassin comes up behind her, stabs her a bunch of times, pulls up a screen, and punch in the numbers that are scratched into his skin and sets a timer for an explosion. Not-Yet-Dead Gina radios Raven and Sinclair in time to warn them and they get out right before Mount Weather – and everyone inside – goes BOOM.

The Sky People rush back to their people after hearing the news, but Lexa makes a case for one of them needing to stay as a…representation of the 13th clan. This title obviously falls to Clarke (but not the Chancellor? We see your ulterior motives, Lexa). Before leaving, Bellamy wisely reminds Clarke that Lexa will always put her people first and that Clarke should do the same and come home. Clarke should really take this advice to heart.

Finally, Echo joins back up with the queen of Ice Nation, who commends her for completing her mission, and Echo tells them that Clarke has linked her people up with Lexa’s, which is apparently “just as they predicted,” but what could the endgame possibly be here?


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