This could be attributed to anyone at any time. Alliances and loyalties are constantly being tested and the future seems to become more uncertain by hour.
Arguably, the most important change is who will be the next grounder commander. I've been foaming at the mouth to see how this conclave business works ever since Lexa mentioned it back when she and Clarke hung out in King Kong's cage. I finally got my wish... for the most part. Other than slicing a hole in the back of the new Heda's neck and throwing the chip in, we still don't know what the ritual entails.
So that's how the new commander gets chosen? Little kids are encouraged to murder each other and (inevitably) the most sadistic wins control of entire armies? I'm starting to understand how that blood must have blood mentality survived for so long. Sheesh. I feel a little robbed that we didn't get to know Aden a little longer. I really didn't expect him to die, and kudos to whoever decided to leave the mini decapitated heads out of frame. Knowing was enough.
I feel like Titus and Pike are kindred spirits. They are both so dedicated and loyal to who/what they serve, and both only take actions that they believe are righteous. And they are both responsible for catastrophic errors in judgement. Titus killing Lexa was the equivalent of throwing everyone's future into a bag, giving it a good shake and pouring it all back on the table to see what sticks. He knows the uncertainty that he's put the clans in, and it took a serious toll on him. I don't think he was planning to live much longer after handing over the flame and title to Clarke, and I admit I got a little kick out of seeing him stick it to Ontari. Pike offered Lincoln the tiniest amount of peace for giving himself up by promising to care for the other prisoners. Short of, you know, calling off the whole bullet-in-the-head plan, it was the kindest thing he could do for him. So he isn't evil. He isn't irredeemable. Will be see his mistakes before it's too late?
Pulling Luna out of thin air might be a little lazy, but Ontari seems like a nightmare so I'm not mad about it at all. But with no Lincoln, no Google maps and Ontari already poised to lie about being ascended, how much of a difference could she make? Here's hoping Luna has a thing for blonds. Clarke's luck seems to be wearing a little thin lately.
|'Freddy Kruger got nothin' on me.'|
4 out of 4 keepers of flame
Bits and pieces
Is Jaha still in Arkadia? I imagine him sitting back watching all the execution shenanigans and bragging that he doesn't have to deal with such matters in the City of Light.
A side note, I was searching for pictures of Ontari and randomly a picture of Calisto from Xena popped up. This does not bode well.
Wide angled shots of Arkadia showed how run down the camp has become. Hello, symbolism. Plus Pike, the guards and Lincoln were literally standing in murky water during the execution.
I enjoyed that Bellamy didn't get to play a hand in the rescue mission. I'm glad he is finally seeing the light, but Octavia was right. He backed the wrong horse.
Kids killing kids smacks of The Hunger Games.
Is it possible that Lexa didn't allow Titus to go after Luna when she ran away because the A.I. knew that a hidden spare nightblood would be needed one day?
Roan and Titus both went out of their ways trying to help Clarke escape to make good on promises/old debts to Lexa. Honorable.
Abby and Kane are too cute.
No Jasper. No Raven.
How great would it have been if Clarke had her fiery red locks when she became the new flame keeper?
Murphy has serious survival instincts. Ontari had a reason to kill him and it looks like he talked her out of it with one sentence.
Harper: "Does your mom know you're here?"
Octavia: "You're the reason they need saving."
Kane: "I told you not to do this."
Abby: "Why would I start listening to you now?"
|RIP. Just look at the flowers, Lincoln.|