Why do the shows that I like always have to end this quickly? Prepare for Spoilers for the very emotional Season 2 Finale of the 100 “Blood Must Have Blood, Part II”.
The 100 definitely didn’t hold back this Season and has developed into something much, much darker than before. The first Season was still laced with teenage angst, drama and heartache, but as soon as Mount Weather came into play, survival became even more serious than with the appearance of the Grounders. The character development of Clarke was ginormous as well and I am still not sure if I like all the changes. Nonetheless, I was very happy that this episode was mainly boiled down to the original “100” members (sorry Finn and Wells), without the ever-present Grounders or other adults interfering.
Before I go into detail about how the different storylines ended with “Blood Must Have Blood, Part II”, let’s recap what happened during the first part: Clarke’s alliance with the Grounders crumbled to pieces when Lexa struck a deal with the Mountain men to save her people, but leave the Sky people behind. In a way, I understood where Lexa came from, but it also meant the inevitable end of the very short-lived Clexa ship. While Clarke had to find a way to save her friends by herself now, Jaha discovered some drones and decided to follow them with a boat as big as a nutshell over an undeclared body of water. I think those are the main points, now here’s what happened in part II:
- Clarke has definitely changed after being “forced” to kill Finn and other shows would have had her at her darkest hour after that, but not the 100. For her it just got worse. She let a bomb be dropped on Tondc which got several people killed, to prove to Cage that she meant business, she killed Dante in cold blood and finally she commited mass murder by letting radiation into Mount Weather. She did it all to protect her people, save them even, but recovering from that will take a long, long time.
One of the best parts of the episode was the Bellarke reunion. I think it showed that Clarke didn’t have Bellamy’s council and made some bad decisions on the way. Now that they were a team again, Bellamy did his best to lift some of the heavy weight Clarke has to carry on her shoulders. Unfortunately he still couldn’t persuade her to stay as she decided to leave Camp Jaha at the end of the episode. They’ll meet again, but I hate how much the writers tend to torture those who ship them together.
- Speaking of the mass murder in Mount Weather, it also meant the death of Maya. I wasn’t sure what to think of her at first, but then I really started to like her and she was super cute with Jasper. I don’t know how he’ll ever be able to forgive his friends for that, even if they meant well and saw her as a casualty.
- Octavia has turned into such a bad-ass warrior the past episodes, she’s just majorly awesome! Sometimes I feel like she’s a little too harsh to Clarke, but I guess she’s just always been very impulsive. And then again, her speaking her mind is one of the characteristics that I always liked most about her. I am also happy that she and Lincoln are still going strong!
- Abby and Raven’s experience during the last episode was especially cruel to watch. I never expected them to be tortured like that, but we’ll see how they’ll fare after that. They both have men (aka Kane and Wick) that care about them and will take care of them, which is good.
- Another important revelation had to do with Murphy and Jaha. While Murphy discovered some Rapunzel-like tower that looked like a bachelor pad inside, Jaha found a nice mansion with someone actually living in there. Okay, “someone” might be an exaggeration, since she’s a hologram called A.L.I.E. (or Allie or Ellie, I took A.L.I.E. from Jason Rothenberg himself and I think it’s a smart play on words). She was super happy (and creepy) as she thanked Jaha for getting her a nuke. I felt really disconnected from Jaha’s story this Season, but it was a real WTF-moment with him and that hologram-lady, just like with Clarke last season, that will make Season 3 even more interesting.
I can’t wait for this show to continue. To bide the time, I’m reading the books the show is based on. As soon as I am all caught up on the books, I might do a comparison post on the two.
What were your thoughts about the finale?