Recaps, Rants, Raves: The 100, Episode 8 – “A Big Ball of ‘Whoa’”

Recaps, Rants, Raves is a new feature here at The Social Potato where we’ll share a recap as well as a rant/rave of a few TV shows every Saturday! For now, we have the first season of The 100!

Disclaimer: Ahead are recaps, reactions, and rants about the CW show The 100. If you haven’t watched the episode or the series, and you plan to do so, it is advised not to proceed due to inevitable spoilers. Otherwise, enjoy!


Betrayal. Insanity. Development.


There was definitely an improvement in various areas, such as character growth, realistic happenings and a glorious ending.


1.) I just want to give Octavia a hug. As you guys know, Octavia was a huge, bratty sissy in the first few episodes and I really wanted to rip her head off then. BUT NOW, I just want to hug her, pat her back or give her some kind of medal. A medal for the Most Character Growth, perhaps? She’s on her way to being completely badass on a Raven level.

2.) Monty and Jasper had some really good chemistry as friends. I think Jasper’s a huge idiot, but he and Monty are adorable together. They would do these really cute best friend-y things that would make me smile and think of my best friend. And Monty’s already cute all on his own.

Monty: I’d like to give earth a giant hug.

Jasper: You’re acting weird.

Monty: I feel weird. But in a good way. *wink*

Jasper: … I’m gonna pee.

3.) I am now on Team Bellamy. I didn’t like any of Clarke’s potential love interests (Finn & Wells), BUT, I now just thought of how good she and Bellamy would be as a couple. They have the tension, the connection and the chemistry. Yup. #TeamBellamy.

4.) There were some very realistic scenes! For example, when Clarke and Bellamy found some guns at a depot, they tested it out and when Clarke fired the gun, she said, “That was amazing. Am I horrible for thinking that?” I honestly think we would all think that way.

5.) THAT ENDING. Just, whoa. Adorable Bellamy/Octavia brother/sister moment, Finn got BURNED (not literally) by Clarke (hell yeah), Bellamy was pardoned for shooting Jaha and A CLIFFHANGER.


1.) Finn didn’t die. This was my biggest disappointment since he was a huge ass who didn’t deserve to live. Hopefully he’ll die at some point, and then I’ll be a happy kid.

2.) There’s a newly formed insta-love romance. Mr. Grounder saved Octavia’s life, Bellamy captures and tortures him, Octavia lets him go and they kiss.

3.) There’s a slight lack of suspense/mystery. Was it just me, or was it TOTALLY OBVIOUS from the beginning of the episode that this Diana chick was evil?


Next episode, please? (And can Finn be dead in it?)

Rating Report
Overall: 3.5
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  1. says

    I HATED Octavia so bad, but she’s my fav character by far right now. I love her! Raven is a close second :) Though the ahem-ahem thing yeah, I don’t think she and Finn had to do that right now. MONTYYYYY!!!! :D He’s too cute for his own good ;) As you know, I’m so team Bellamy it’s not even funny. I don’t care for Finn, never have. He needs to go >.< Whaaat? You didn't like the kiss? I had so many feels. I love the pairing and I need there to be that actual pairing. I don't like any of the other ones atm :( (except for my massive Claramy ship). Love this recap though :D

    • Aimee says

      I’m not sure if Octavia will ever be a favorite, but she’s definitely growing on me! :D YES! Totally wrong timing. :P Ah Monty. He is so fricking adorable. ;) CLARAMY. <33 I JUST--THEY ARE SO CUTE TOGETHER! Hahaha! it seems like I'm the only one who doesn't care for Mr. Grounder. ;P

  2. says

    I stopped watching this show after episode 5 I think, when the girlfriend came on her little shuttle. I just can’t get into this show, the bad acting and the terrible plot holes. Plus like you, I didn’t really like any of the love interests.

    I am glad you are liking this more now. I just saw that it was picked up for another season on The CW.
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    • Aimee says

      I’m on episode 10 and it’s getting so much better! :D I get what you mean–there are so many relationships going on and I probably only like one out of…. four? Five?

  3. says

    hahah, i love your recaps! i always come here after watching to see the reaction.
    What amazes me is how much this series is improving, im actually starting to like it. A LOT!
    Also i like Finn (and don’t wont him to die) but Bellamy is so much more hotter and the romance would be so turbulent and funner to watch. Plus they are much more alike Clark and Belammy so i’m joining #TeamBellamy (but again – i don’t wont Finn to die!). :)
    on the crapitastic side – Outsider and Octavias kiss was a little creepy, no? she is a child and he is not (at list he didn’t look like one…) so i’m not rooting for them. and yes Diana motives were obvious from the beginning.
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    • Aimee says

      Aw, thanks, Boyanna! <33

      Same here! So surprised that this show isn't full of crap anymore. HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY LIKE FINN? :P Anyway, Bellamy is hot. Definitely agree with that. ;) Finally, someone who agrees with me in the whole Octavia/Grounder thing!
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  4. laila campos says

    HA! finally that FINN douchebag got his due from Clarke. Mind you never saw an episode but i follow your recaps and review quite faithfully. I am glad more good is happening in this episode.