The pieces are finally all coming together as The 100 prepares itself for another season finale conflict. This time, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and her friends are once again fighting to survive, but they’re packing a different kind of heat. Yes, they do still have fire power to even the odds, but they have so much more than that – they have backup.
Last season we watched as the remaining members of the 100 took a stand against their bullies and against all odds, come out victorious (if that’s what you call living through the ordeal). The story arc came to a crashing halt though when the Mountain Men stepped in and commandeered their victory before anyone had a chance to celebrate. Before you knew it (or, more aptly, after an excruciating summer hiatus), fans were thrown into a complex new world where the Grounders were the least of everyone’s concerns.
The Mountain Men story arc has been interesting, to say the least, but I’m ready to see the writers move in a different direction. Although there are some newer characters who will probably stick around as The 100 transitions to a new end goal, it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see the bulk of them be killed off in the next couple episodes. Although the battle ahead is almost a slam dunk with Mount Weather rendered virtually defenseless after Bellamy’s (Bob Morley) explosion crippled the acid fog ploy, it’s sure to turn into a bloody mess after all is said and done.
Moving forward, Clarke has made it abundantly clear that her reign as leader (err, future chancellor?) will include a healthy ration of emotion as part of her decision making process, as opposed to Lexa’s (Alycia Debnam Carey) choice of ignoring them almost entirely. This led us to one of the most complex scenes all season – Lexa making a move on Clarke, and Clarke seeming like she didn’t completely mind (I’ll reluctantly admit that I did not see that coming until it was right in my face). When it comes to romance, Clarke can be a little on the wishy washy side. Between Finn and Bellamy, she definitely suffered through some internal conflict on the subject. Now that Finn is gone, there’s an opening in her love triangle which apparently needed to be filled.