The 100 Season 2 Finale

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?

John Green’s books and movies

I will admit that I am obsessed with John Green‘s books! Currently, I am reading An Abundance of Katherines and before that, I pretty much devoured Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars. There is just something in these books that speaks to me and I can relate so darn well to the characters.

I know that a lot of people think that TFIOS (short for The Fault in Our Stars) is overrated, but I don’t care. It’s my absolute favourite book of all times! That doesn’t mean that I’m going to hate on people who don’t like it, but I just don’t understand how you couldn’t fall in love with it. It is funny and heartbreakingly beautiful. I can still quote tons of stuff from the book, because I just love it so much.

I have the same process getting into a John Green book every time. Basically, I don’t want to know what it’s about. The less I know, the better, because then I’ll allow the story to surprise me even more. I knew that TFIOS had something to do with cancer, but I didn’t expect it to be the way it eventually was. Looking for Alaska shocked me even more and … I’ve just deciced that I won’t tell you anything about the books in case you haven’t read them.

Buuuut I will talk about the upcoming movies. Most people don’t like book adaptations for the big screen and I totally get why. Yet, when it comes to The Fault in Our Stars, I have never been more excited for a movie than I am now. From what I could see in the trailes and teasers and music videos (Yes! I watched pretty much everything I could get my hands on!) it just looks perfect! The really tried to stick to the book (and I hope I won’t regret writing this after I’ve actually seen the whole movie), but I think they did a great job with it. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are in my opinion the perfect Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters! I don’t even care anymore that they were sibling in Divergent, because they look adorable together. If you haven’t seen the trailer (which I think is highly doubtful) you can check it our here!

I started crying just watching the trailer, I don’t even want to think about how many tissues I am going to need in the movie theatre! I can’t wait!

But there is more to come! I’ve just found out that Nat Wolff (who plays Isaac in TFIOS) will be playing Quentin, or just Q, in the upcoming adaptation of Paper Towns. I really liked the book as well and I think Nat would be a great Q, but oh my stars, he gets to play in two John Green stories. How amazing and yet very strange is that!? I can’t quite imagine a fitting Margo for him. Who would you cast if you had the chance? Let me know in the comments below!

Yet, Nat Wolff isn’t the only one from the TFIOS team who will be working on the Paper Towns movie. John Green confirmed that the script writers, the producers and the studio are also the same as for the TFIOS movie. I think that’s a good sign! Do you agree?

 

A Story about Love and Writing

Stuck in Love, or as it was formerly called Writers (and before that A Place for Me), is a 2012 romantic comedy about a family of writers and their tribunals concerning love. The movie was written and directed by Josh Boon.

I quite like how there are three different stories all woven together. For one you have William Borgens, who is an acclaimed writer waiting for his re-married ex-wife to return to him. Then there is Samantha Borgens, daugther of William, newly published author and quite cynical when it comes to love and last but not least Rusty Borgens, Sam’s brother, a High School student and huge Stephen King fan who falls in love for the first time.

There is so much I liked about the movie that I don’t even know where to start. The soundtrack was absolutely amazing (e.g. Between the Bars by Elliot Smith or At Your Door by Nate Walcott, Mike Mogis and Big Harp), but I also liked the general theme of writing. Everybody had a different style and approach to it and whichever way they chose to express their thoughts was the right one. Also, I most certainly adore Lily Collins! But she wasn’t the only great actor; you can also enjoy the performance of: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Nat Wolff, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell and Liana Liberato. Towards the end there is even a cameo of Stephen King … well, rather his voice than himself, but that’s cool too.

If you enjoy romantic comedys or family drama this should definitely be the right movie for you. If you’ve already seen it: What did you think of it? Do you maybe even have a favourite quote?

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