Recaps, Rants, Raves is a sporadic feature here at The Social Potato where we’ll share our thoughts of a TV show every Saturday! For now, we have the second 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!
Woohoo! I’m halfway there now. Season 2 has gone so far and I’m so happy with the direction it’s taking. So far, no episode has disappointed me yet, and with the way everyone has continuously raved about the show episode after episode, I have no doubt it will continue to be awesome and kick-ass.
The Episode in a Nutshell:
This episode made me squeal in delight, made me shiver in fright, and made me bite my nails in… anticipation and dread. #C-C-C-Combo-Breaker!!! But seriously, all jokingness aside, the atmosphere is still as frightening and suspenseful as ever, and the tough situations it keeps dishing out makes my head spin (in a really good way… morality ain’t so black and white, yo).
1.) Old Man Wallace confuses me… is he good or bad?!?! I am seriously confused here. When this season started, I had thought that this leader was the kind in which he would achieve his ends by using all means possible, even if they were morally wrong. When the “leak” happened last episode, I immediately thought it was far from accidental… I totally thought it was sabotaged somehow, and the first person I thought of was this creepy old guy who reminded me of creepy old guys who KILL. So, when we found out he wasn’t happy about what happened, and he didn’t want to force the 47 other delinquents to give up their blood for the others, I was actually surprised. When Doctor Singh was like “yo we need to start experimenting on the blood of the other 47” and he was like, “NO.” it left me feeling WEIRD THINGS IN MY TUMMY.
And I’m seriously doubting my first impressions of him now. Is he good? Is he bad? The experiment did go on, anyway, but it was through asking it “nicely” rather than forcing them. It makes me thing he may not actually be totally evil as I thought. I mean, yeah, he prioritizes his people first and foremost, but recent events here made me think that maybe he doesn’t want to use evil means.
Consequently, it means now that the doctor and his son are people to watch for… and have no doubt, these two make me feel like showering myself ten times over.
2.) IS IT JUST ME OR DO FEMALES ROCK HERE?! Like seriously – there’s the awesomeness of Clarke, who is so strong-willed and independent and so initiative and brave, who would be the first one to go when it comes to rescuing the people important to her; there’s Raven, who despite her disability, doesn’t give up, doesn’t give in, and continues to help in ways that she can; there’s Abby, who takes on a leadership role in order to lead her people in this radioactive and dangerous world; there’s Octavia, who despite the dangers, goes to the Grounders just so she could save Lincoln; and now there’s Lexa, the leader of the Grounders who pretended to be a vulnerable, weak woman in order to watch how Jaha and Kane will behave after being given an “ultimatum”.
I just love how strong females are portrayed here. They are portrayed to be just as capable and level-headed as the guys, which is something we don’t see often in shows in similar settings. Their strong presence and personalities here embody the kind of women society today should look up to, and I seriously have nothing but praise to the writers, producers, directors, and everyone else, for finally giving us a cast of females that are extremely likeable.
3.) Thank you, Maya! I’ll be honest with you: I never really liked Maya. A majority of why that is so is because of her being a part of the people operating in Mount Weather (and we know just how dangerous they can be…) and I just found her to be simply shady from the get-go. Yeah, Jasper likes her, and that’s cool and all, but I just couldn’t not associate her with Old Man Wallace and his gang of conniving evil pseudo-scientists. So when she came in with her flashcards warning them that her people were listening, I was screaming and flailing with excitement inside. It was just so epic to see her do that because HOLY MACARONI, SHIT JUST HAPPENED, MAH FRIENDS.
4.) “They gave us CAKE!!!” Jasper can be so gullible, and he also can be so adorably naive. I was pissed he actually had the gall to ask his friends to go through the same thing he did with Maya (but then again, do not underestimate the powers of a charming old man…), but I seriously couldn’t help but giggle when he tried to reason with them by saying, “they gave us CAKE!”
It was adorably, I’m sorry.
5.) Episode of tough decisions! NO. BLOODY. JOKE.
If you’re thirsty as hell and the only way to get a drop of that nice, cool water is to kill your friend, would you do it? What if it’s the only way out? Would you keep your principles even if it means risking your friends to a potential all-out war? Would you jam a network tower in order to destroy your enemy’s means of communication, or would you let them keep it in order to listen in and take advantage of the knowledge you will gain? Would you forgive a friend who killed many people, if he did it with the intention of saving you? This episode, like many others, was batshit crazy in that department of choosing the lesser evil or the greater good. And it’s really, really great.
SUSPENSEFUL, AMAZING, FRIGHTENING, AND SO KICK-ASS ALL IN ONE.
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