As always promised in an episode of The 100, there is always bloodshed, and on many occaision death.
This is NOT a predictable show and you can never tell which way it’s going to go and who will live to see another day. For those of you who have yet to see this final or it’s part 1 and do NOT wish to read spoilers, then look no further. For those others who wish to delve into the belly of the beast, read on soldier.
After the events of Blood Must Have Blood Part 1, Part 2 follows on with Lexa’s people retreating completely and a few left who stayed behind to try and get into Mount Weather. It’s not that hard when Bellamy opens the door for Clarke and Octavia who are having some harsh words. It is clear that O has a lot of anger in her, specifically towards Clarke, and after feeling like she had become a part of the ‘Tree People’ and then having Indra revoke it almost seconds after has got to leave a girl who has never really felt she fit in anywhere, feeling bitter and hurt, but seeing her brother seems to make her forget about those troubles. Can we just take a moment to appreciate that look that Bellamy gives Clarke? Be still our beating hearts, that is without a doubt the look of love and relief, and is it just us… or is it retaliated? We think so!
The surprises keep coming with Clarke’s mom and Kane turning up with a few others, but not in the way we would hope. How on earth did they manage to get captured? We saw Raven and her new sort of honey (phwoar, the swoon level is high) at the end of the first part, but the rest remain a mystery. Now strung up in what looks like a dungeon each one taking turns to be drilled into for that all important bone marrow that will help the people of MT. Weather walk on the ground again. Killing the sky people slowly one by one to achieve what they need to. Cage has a mission and he will not stop until he has what he wants.
He is a man of many things, his pride drives him, his ego sustains him and his ability to counter attack is something to admire, to him it is war, it is a game, and neither side is willing to stand down. You hurt Cage? He’ll hurt you twice as hard with added leverage, something Clarke gave up too quickly when she had Cage’s father a prisoner only to kill him when demands weren’t met. Something she never thought through as she watched on the monitors as Cage had her mother drilled into. If we thought Abby was mad, well she has another reason to be, Clarke signed her death warrant in blood even if she survived, but even a mother couldn’t be angry at her daughter for doing what she thought was best.
She has a lot of blood on her hands lately, Finn (out of mercy), Many of the people from Ton DC when she decided to let the bomb drop without so much as telling anyone but Lexa, The President of MT. Weather to punish his son for not meeting her demands and then some. She has been the bearer of tough decisions ever since this alliance was started, easily led by Lexa who is like the conscience on her shoulder whispering in her ear, but one particular turn around was Bellamy helping her kill many to save others along with the help of super hacker Monty (who no doubt is a genius in his own right). There is nothing more stressful and emotionally hard to watch than your family being tortured, or hurt and he knows this, so when Clarke’s plan to let in radiation is in motion, he doesn’t agree, until… Octavia is caught by no fault of her own. Her and Maia are both stumbled upon and guards are alerted, Octavia’s growth shows in her skill as she takes down two guards whilst trying to escape. “My sister, My responsibility” Says Bellamy as he watches over the camera’s, the worry in him clear and his promise to her when she had just been born coming back into play, and Clarke who looks distraught herself has to make this tough choice. “I have to save them” she tells him, and here come even more Bellarke feels as fans relish in the simplest of touches between these two characters, and with one word and that touch there is no going back. “Together” he tells her, and they both pull the lever which will end the people of MT. Weather. A tough decision, but a burden they can both share together, which will no doubt make this even more interesting.
But not as interesting as Jasper and Monty’s friendship going down the pan over this decision. Of course Maia is one of the many casualties of this act and so Jasper, who even told Maia he was in love with her is distraught when she dies in his arms (you’ll need tissue’s no matter how many times you watch it, this scene in particular is a tearjerker).
The reunions even more so filled with tears, with huge speculations that Kane could be Bellamy’s father lurking in the shadows – is it true? Could it be? Well let’s not worry about that just yet, we have other things to worry about like Cage’s escape and the red drug he has with him that he happily taunts Lincoln with. Something this show is capable of is showing reality in a situation that needs to be shown. It’s ok to act like you are cured from a drug, but a habit like that doesn’t just go away. Something the writer’s do well in this show is give us a hard dose of the truth, and Lincoln a big dose of the red stuff that turned him into a reaper; but the real triumph here is Lincoln’s triumph as he turns it around and finally ends Cage in what could be the best way ever. Remember what Cage told him when he first dosed him with that red drug? “The first dose is the hardest” well let’s say that Lincoln has his sweet revenge and even gets to stick it to the man with his own line. Nothing made us cheer harder than that moment.
There are many more reunions after that, but a shocking goodbye. Bellarke fans beware, this goodbye is the one we never saw coming and the one that made us weep for many hours after it had happened. There are still some sobs roaming around the building as we recall that hug, that kiss on the cheek and the forgiveness that was given as Bellamy begged Clarke to stay. Yes we said it, Clarke has gone and we have a right mind to guess that it’s to Lexa, for escape, despite what the leader of the grounders did back at MT. Weather. Though we won’t know exactly if our theories are right until series 3, we assume that we’re wrong until then, because the writers never go the way as predicted; something we admire.
There is one journey throughout this two part final however that has been left unsaid and that’s of Jaha and Murphy. A fabulous pairing that we never thought would happen after everything. It was an unlikely event that we are glad happened. On their way to the city of light there were casualties, but most importantly persistence. Murphy actually stood the course and though he was bitten by some sea monster that looked like an earth worm with shark like teeth he made it to shore. Jaha had journeyed on leaving him behind at the light beacon that drew them in. Only to wake up and find a solar panel which helped him find the lighthouse entrance and along with it a bunch of cool stuff and a suicide tape with a guy confessing to something left unsaid. Meanwhile Jaha stumbles across a mansion and artificial life in the form of a hollowgram. The scene felt like something out of the first Resident Evil movie, set in the backdrop of the Stanley Hotel from the shining as it was revealed why Jaha made this journey only to be told in the final scene that they have work to do.
With a confirmed season 3 we’re all excited to see where these loose ends take us, we have so many questions and many theories that over the next few months will leave us needing more in the midst of withdrawals from one of our favourite shows. But alas it is worth the wait, with this explosive ending and a wonderful two parter at that, it’s safe to say that The 100 is not only one of the best shows on current TV, but it is also ahead of the game in the storytelling department. And one thing can be said about this particular final double act; The first dose is the hardest, the second dose is deadly!