by Laure Mack
"Everybody always does."
So many plot developments, so little time.
Everyone does think they are making the right calls. No one is maniacally twirling a mustache in the corner, but what is the barometer for right and wrong?
Emerson was delivered in a box to the commander of death. What was the unanswered question? Clarke is cray to not think that killing Emerson would call Lexa's decision to not avenge the field massacre into question. Of course, I've been watching The 100 long enough that I should've known to have a little more faith in Clarke. She will always do the best with what she's given. Lexa gave her until sundown to decide Emerson's fate and in that time she realized that letting him live was the best of everything. His pain doesn't end and Lexa got to give her people a little looksie at an alternative way to do things. Everybody wins. Except Titus.
Titus just got a lot more interesting. It probably isn't possible that he is some descendant of Becca the computer programmer, but he has to have some kind of knowledge of her or what she was working on or the back-up code for A.L.I.E. Otherwise, why would he be so interested in the chip thing?
Things inside Arkadia seem like a hot mess. How long until Kane is locked up with Lincoln or worse? And if it comes down to it, will Bellamy let Pike take Octavia down? Or Clarke for that matter? I keep hoping Bellamy will snap out of whatever trance he's under but it just doesn't seem to be happening. Clarke and Bellamy's friendship and teamwork has been a joy to watch since they decided to stop being enemies and work together. Seeing them on opposite sides still goes against the grain.
But it isn't just them. What used to be the core of this show is scattered now. Clarke is with Lexa in Polis, Raven is riding the infinity train, Bellamy is a proud Pike follower, Monty might be headed there too, Octavia is solo doing her best not to take sides and Jasper is on the outskirts probably writing haikus about being lonely. Maybe if they had a class reunion or something, they could all talk sense into each other. Sing a little kumbaya and have some LSD nuts. Maybe?
A.L.I.E and the City of Light still seems so far removed from Lexa and the grounders vs. Pike's band of merry murderers.
Even with Jaha inside Arkadia handing out keys to the city like holy communion, it's still feeling like a different show. Murphy and Titus could be gearing up to bring the whole thing full circle next week. Raven is so drunk on Jaha's Kool-aid that I expect she'll be busting through walls any time now. Her conversion was so over the top that, at first, I thought she was faking it as a double agent for Abby.
3 out of 4 smoke traps
Bits and pieces
Wells got a shout out, but his own father can barely even remember him. Poor Wells.
Let Jasper have a little delusional happiness. Hell, maybe he'll forget Maya, grow his hair back out and finally crack a smile sometime this season.
I really thought Polis was derived from Metropolis. Silly me. Of course it's just the partial name of a long lost 13th station of the Ark. Of course.
Pike: "My job is to keep us safe. Not to be liked."
Kane: "Then keep up the good work."
Octavia: "My brother is on the wrong side."
Jaha: "Consider it an abundance of caution, then. We are asking her to find an upgrade to a computer program that ended the world."