Recaps, Rants, Raves: The 100, Episode 12 – “The Plot. It Thickens!”

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!

Hello again, guys! So episode 11 left us all hanging, and possibly raging about the shit that is the romance in The 100. (Faye raged A LOT and couldn’t finish the episode.) I was scared to watch it, but I pushed through! Anyway, here’s episode 12.


New twists. New developments. Shit just got real.



1.) So, the episode begins with a softer surprise than usual: in 51 hours, the Ark will not be survivable. This time around, Marcus (Councillor Kane) is the one trying to provide hope for Jaha and the other survivors. The storyline from the Ark is getting more interesting. We want to know what happens to them and if they can get down on Earth and if they can save the hundred.

2.) Bellamy is seriously seeing the bigger picture. While a few others are worried about Finn, Clarke and dear, sweet Monty, Bellamy’s concerned for the camp as a whole and isn’t willing to risk any more people to save only three other people. While I do want Monty found, Bellamy is learning to become a badass leader. And it’s pretty hot, isn’t it? A badass leader?

3.) Apparently, Creepy Lady (Anya) isn’t the leader of the Grounders like I’d assumed. THEY HAVE A COMMANDER. My curiosity has spiked. Who could this mystery commander be?

4.) Murphy is a fucking [awesome] bastard! He killed another innocent-ish guy. He blackmailed Bellamy with Jasper’s life. Shit just got real, guys. Grounders AND Murphy are trying to kill the camp and all its inhabitants! Well, no. Murphy just wants Bellamy dead. BUT THEN, Bellamy is kind of their leader. They probably won’t survive without him.

5.) A NEW TWIST! We now have Reapers, which are basically just more savage Grounders. Think of them as cavemen with a lust for blood (not drinking blood or anything. Just killing) and lots of piercings. They are seriously CREEPY. They semi-kill people and leave their still-breathing bodies in trash cans. Where they still move.

Doctor's Shocked Expression Comp. I could watch this for hours..


1.) Lincoln’s back. He was the one who saved Finn and helped him and Clarke get away from the Grounders. I’m kind of indifferent to Lincoln’s character, so I don’t know how to feel about his return..

2.) The ending was a bit anti-climatic. It wasn’t a huge twist for me, since I’ve been considering the possibility of using the Ark as an Exodus ship for a while now. Anyway, it’s still got me curious for the next episode.


1.) Finn’s head hasn’t blown off yet. And, oh, let’s see… He told Clarke he loved her. That’s just really, really sad. CW, what the hell are you doing to our shipper hearts!? BUT Clarke said she can’t. Ha! That made me extremely happy. I still have hope for Bellamy/Clarke.



This episode left so many unanswered questions in my head (mainly: Monty), and I’m wondering if CW will answer them in the Finale or if I have to wait for season 2. I hope this series ties up nicely!

Rating Report
Overall: 3.6
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  1. says

    I do think that Bellamy was right to not go after them at first (as much as I wished he would change his mind, which he did ofc). I love that the guy I hated in the first few episodes is now one of my very favorite characters. Hahaha. I hate Murphy, but he’s a great guy to hate. HE brings more feels in me than Finn does -.- (GO CLARKE FOR SAYING THAT SHIT. I WAS SO LAUGHING A MWHAHAHAHAHA LAUGH HAHA.) The world building was very decent in this episode and though you’re not a huge fan of Lincoln, I’m so very glad for his return, but that part was so predictable that eh. I knew right away as soon as I saw that bald head of his that it was him lol and no tension there after that. I want the Ark to get on the Earth already though I agree, it was anti-climatic. We all knew it was happening anyway >.< MONTYYYY GIVE HIM BACK TO ME PLS. I LOVE STARING AT HIS CUTE FACE AND HEARING HIS ALWAYS FRIENDLY LINES. He's smart too so a huge benefitial factor for The 100. Great recap, Amy :)
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  2. laila bc says

    I think I like how Bellamy’s character is evolving here. and Finn in his face! Hahaha! Thank u Clarke. The reapers sounds ominous….thanks for the recap :)

  3. says

    Holy moly! I marathoned the first ten episodes in three days. Seriously couldn’t stop watching. I seriously want someone to hit Finn, he’s an idiot, douchebag and much more! I really like Raven, she’s so smart. Even though I do like the idea of Bellamy and Clarke together, I kind of like Bellamy and Raven together! I know! And Finn can go get killed by Lincoln, but then Lincoln wouldn’t do that because he’s not that kind of person..okay, maybe another grounder. And Lincoln needs to come back.. Yes, yes, happy please. :)
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  4. says

    Ok I just skimmed this bc I still haven’t watched past episode 2 (or was it 3? the one with the butterflies she chases lol). It sounds like it’s gotten marginally better, at least, with some good plot twists maybe!? I’m def curious enough to continue. And now I can binge watch the entire thing and pop my eyes out if it’s terrible.
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