If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today, you'd better go in disguise, because there's a f**king giant mutant gorilla on the loose and it seems to be intent on eating Clarke and Lexa.
What is truly amazing about this whole situation is that no one at Ton DC thought to warn Clarke or any of the other sky people about the threat they would face from giant mutant gorillas if they went for a leisurely stroll in the woods. The giant mutant gorilla's nest can't be more than a few hours walk from the village, no way they couldn't have known about it. And yet no one bothered to say "hey, don't wander off, there's a giant mutant gorilla that for some reason we haven't bothered to take care of living not too far from here". Imagine how much trouble that would've saved everyone. No one would've lost an arm or died if they'd just been considerate enough to put up a sign saying "Warning: Giant Mutant Gorilla Nearby".
Still, this was a great bonding experience for Clarke and
They got to talk like two regular people trapped in a cell with a giant mutant gorilla pounding on the door. Lexa tried to impart more of her "you have to be hardcore pragmatic to be a good leader" wisdom on Clarke, which Clarke quickly ignored. Lexa quickly realised that Clarke's compassion and refusal to leave anyone behind were not, like love, weaknesses but strengths. The two leaders came through this entirely contrived ordeal with a better understanding and respect for one another. As first dates go, it was certainly a memorable one. Lexa even smiled.
|Contain those heart eyes, Lexa, I know Clarke is amazing, but there's a giant mutant gorilla to fight.|
The Blake siblings were also having Grounder bonding sessions this week, with mixed results. With the peace treaty now in place, Indra and her clique marched into Camp
Notes and Quotes
--If you are already all caught up (or don't mind mild spoilers) and fancy a good laugh, then check out my friend Kristina's LexaSwift posts.
--Murphy's father was named Alex. That has got to be a deliberate Robocop reference.
--Grounder Commanders are not appointed or elected, but reincarnated, much like the Dalai Lama. I loved how when Clarke questioned her about this Lexa was all "Duh, how else would it be done?"
--Did Kane really think Octavia was going to be his spy? The Arkers forced her to spend the majority of her life under the floor or in a cell. Not to mention they killed her mother. He's lucky she hasn't slit his throat while he slept.
--Poor Murphy. He's been sucked in Jaha's boring storyline. I know he's a selfish, murderous creep, but even he deserves better than this.
|Come with me if you want more screentime, but be bored by ponderous speeches.|
Lexa: "To lead well you must make hard choices."
Clarke: "You may be heartless Lexa, but at least you’re smart."
Lexa: "Don't be afraid Clarke, death is not the end."
Indra: "Even a fool knows when to surrender."
Three out of four giant mutant gorillas.
Mark Greig has been writing for Doux Reviews since 2011. More Mark Greig.