Can't we all just get along?
I don't know why, but I am genuinely shocked (and a little proud?) at how the
Cage is having a real rough go at this presidency thing. Being outwitted by a bunch of teenagers is embarrassing enough, but now he's got a full-scale revolution brewing within his own people. Awkward. It ain't easy being king.
The missile did a lot of damage. Is it a little too easy that none of the main characters were killed or even severely injured? Sure. But this is TV land and I'm gonna roll with it. Interestingly enough, as much wreckage as it left, the missile actually seems to have brought our factions together and given them some peace about the truce. Octavia got the chance to show the Grounders that she has value, Lincoln got to win back some of Indra's respect and Abby and Kane got to have one of their should-be-patented aha moments.
Kane is always the one to shine light on the disjointed ways Abby sees Clarke. Abby couldn't understand how her daughter could make such a cold decision, because she still sees her as a subordinate and a child. Someone that needs to be protected. It took someone like Kane, someone that once had the power over Abby to string her up and have her publicly whipped, to show her that Clarke had reason to make this decision. Kane made a good point, heinous and dark consequences were part of the culture that Clarke has been subjected to her entire life. But also, THEY'RE AT WAR... the decisions as a leader are even more heightened. If Clarke and/or Lexa had been killed in that strike, the truce could have crumbled, Finn would have died for nothing, they would have no chance of getting the 47 out of Mount Weather, etc. etc. etc.
I loved it.
4 out of 4 Cages built by Cage that Cage can't seem to fill.
Bits and pieces
This is my second time watching, and I'm noticing a lot of heavy handed hints as to where the season ends up. And that is all I'm going to say about that.
The reunion between Jasper and Bellamy was done all kinds of well. The hug, the subtle reminder that Finn is dead and everyone in Mt. Weather don't even know. "Don't tell me Finn finally got his peace talk." Ah.
While I'm talking about things that pulled on my sensitivity strings, Maya telling them about her mother and using that story to convince her Dad (Continuum alum) to help. Sniffle.
This was the second time Maya's life was risked by her own people to get to the 47 through Jasper. The first was when Dr. Feel Good leaked radiation in the hopes that Jasper would lend himself as guinea pig to save her. No wonder the girl is revolting.
Lexa: "Victory stands on the backs of sacrifice.
Clarke: "Do me a favor? No more lessons."
Abby: "After everything we've done, do we even deserve to survive?"
Indra: "With our two people working together, we're going to win this war."
Did this make anyone else laugh? Yeah, Indra, welcome to the plan that we've been talking about practically all season.
Abby: "Don't forget that we're the good guys."
Bellamy: "Stay alive, and be ready. War is coming."