The 100 Review: “Resurrection” (Season 2, Episode 13)


The 100 Review: "Resurrection" (Season 2, Episode 13)

It’s not an ideal situation by any means, but somehow the Sky people and the Grounders have found a way to coexist – at least for the time being. But how long after they figure out that Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Lexa (Alycia Debman Carey) left them to be blown up without so much as a courtesy warning before all hell breaks loose on The 100? With war on the horizon, the Commander better cross her fingers that no one with a big mouth realizes that their fearless leader was willing to sacrifice everyone except herself for the cause.

The consequences of Clarke’s decisions this season are already weighing heavily on her own well-being. In “Resurrection,” viewers watched as she attempted to squash her growing sense of internal conflict and pain by killing the sniper sent by Mount Weather to finish off anyone that the missile didn’t already eliminate. The end result was a hybrid version of the Clarke fans have come to know – somewhere in between aggressively determined and completely unsure of what to do next (despite clearly having the ‘I’ve got this’ walk down pat).

For a while the writers played around with the idea of a Clarke sans emotions. To be frank, I like her substantially better as a complete package. Emotions are normal. They make characters relatable. And for a character like Clarke, someone who is guided by her over-sized heart, they’re necessary to keep her grounded in the storyline. The emotionless version of Clarke just came across a bit flat for me. Where was the passion? Where was the urgency? It’s like she was running around on auto-pilot. Which considering the circumstances, seems like a fair assessment of what was really happening as she struggled to come to terms with killing her friend.

It seems like the intended effect of the massacre, for lack of a better term, of the village wasn’t entirely realized. Obviously, the writers were making a point by inflicting such a great loss on the home team. The 100 is in the throws of a definite war, but the causalities were limited mostly to the Grounders side – with the exception of an injured Kane (Henry Ian Cusick). Not that they don’t count, but in a sense, that’s exactly what it is. Viewers aren’t invested in these faceless characters.

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