‘The 100’ 3×05 Roundtable: Discussing ‘Hakeldama’

Bellamy is falling apart just in time for Clarke and Jaha to return to Arkadia in The 100 episode ‘Hakeldama.’ Lines are drawn in the sand and we can’t wait to learn who falls where. To prep ourselves for what’s to come let’s take a look back and discuss the things that aggravated and confused us to no end. This roundtable only begins to cover the angst The 100 delivers week after week.

Let’s dive right in!

 

1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how shocked were you that Bellamy handcuffed Clarke after having a heart to heart? Why did he do it? What were his motives?

Lyra

I’d have to say an 8. I was naive. I thought the power of friendship and trust could pull Bellamy out of all this. Oh how wrong I was. He’s so desperate to prove to others and himself that this is the right way that he’s willing to do anything. He’s willing to against his friend, his family, and his own beliefs to try something new. Failure is not an option for him anymore when he feels like he’s the reason for his friends deaths. He will keep on pushing to prove that this is who he is now.

Lauren

I was about a 5. I figured in his current state he would be less forgiving towards Clarke and may bring her to Pike. While he has his reasons for being angry with Clarke, I do think he is currently making all the wrong choices. Peace was looking like a real possibility and now I think it may be too late for that despite Lexa’s change of heart.

Caralynn

6! I was pretty shocked but I also wasn’t exactly expecting Bellamy to just be like, “Oh, hey, Clarke, you’re totally right! I screwed up! Let’s fix it!” because where’s the drama in that? It was more heartbreaking than shocking in my mind because it’s plain to see that Clarke trusts Bellamy more than anyone. The way those two look at one another is just…whoa.For him to have committed this massacre and then imprisoned her against her will on top of that, clearly horrified her. I’m sure he really did think that he was protecting her, like he said, but it was still really screwed up. She’s a grown ass woman, Bellamy, she can make her own decisions! Unlike others, I don’t think this is an unforgivable offense. Bellarke (platonic or otherwise) can bounce back from this. I have faith.

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2. Tension is building between the Blake siblings. Octavia doesn’t need him anymore and has found a home and an identity with the people he is working so desperately against. What will be their breaking point? Will she be able to snap him out of this?

Lyra

The one thing that will tear them apart and  snap Bellamy out of this is Lincoln. Even after killing all those Grounders his sister still holds hope for him, that her brother is there inside. Once he crosses this final line it'll be almost impossible to get her back. Bellamy's hand in Lincoln's death will be an insult to the kind of person she identifies herself as, her home, and the future she hoped to have.

Or I could totally be wrong and it's something else that makes him rethink things. Either it's going to hurt. Big time.

Lauren

Thanks to the trailer for this season, we already know heartbreak is on the horizon. The Blake siblings have a massive falling out and I'm scared it is a result of something that happens to Lincoln. I hope Octavia is able to bring Bellamy to his senses but we all know how stubborn he can be.

Caralynn

The breaking point will be something happening to Lincoln-- something related to Pike, and therefore indirectly related to Bellamy. I absolutely refuse to believe that Bellamy will do anything to even indirectly endanger Lincoln’s life, but even if Pike does something that harms (or--God forbid--kills) Lincoln, Octavia will surely blame Bellamy as well for going along with Pike’s rise to power.

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3. Lexa took an unprecedented step forward in changing the way that Grounders live when she decided not to answer blood with blood. What will her people’s reaction to this decision be when they hear the news? Will they follow or will Lexa have more enemies to deal with once more?

Lyra

It's admirable that she wants to try something new, another way, but she'll only get anger and the feeling of betrayal from her people. Factions that are against Lexa will use this as an opportunity to point out how weak and useless she is in keeping her people safe and alive. They'll offer to answer blood with blood and people will flock to them in droves. This is a culture that has grown and shaped itself into a complex system that will not be brought down by one leader. It's a harsh and unforgiving world. Soon they'll make Lexa remember that and what has kept them on top in regards to their enemies.

Lauren

Severe backlash is inevitable with the decision Lexa has made and it will be interesting to see who follows her lead. Personally I think she is making a mistake and should take Pike down, which I believe Indra would agree with. Time will only tell where this all will lead, but it's definitely going to shake things up for Lexa.

Caralynn

That moment between Indra and Lexa, when Lexa announced her intention not to retaliate, was extremely telling. Indra’s first reaction was to tell her Commander that Titus and the other Grounders wouldn't take kindly to this. But when questioned as to her loyalty, Indra immediately said she would not go against Lexa’s commands. So I think that a majority will follow Heda, but it's unrealistic to think there will be no dissenters. There will be a small faction who defy Lexa (and perhaps attempt to depose her), probably led by Ontari. Pure speculation! Just seems like the most logical sequence of events.

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4. The promise of an existence free of suffering is a tempting offer, especially when your body is racked with a constant gnawing pain and danger surrounds you at every turn. Would you accept Jaha’s offer to step into the City of Light? And why did Raven finally give in?

Lyra

I would accept Jaha's offer. Not because I trust him but because I'd be tired of hurting so much like Raven. Pain is a powerful force and if I were in her shoes I'd do the same thing without hesitation. She looked upon him skeptically before realizing she had nothing else to live for, no other family to ground her and help her through this. She was just waiting for it to end. Then Jaha came around with the promise of giving her purpose again, something she has lost since Abby had taken away her job. She wants a chance at living again.

Lauren

I don't trust Jaha but I completely understand why Raven did. She has arguably suffered more than any other character on the series and just wants a reprieve from the constant pain and suffering. I hope she finds peace and an end to the pain because she deserves happiness more than anyone.

Caralynn

As someone who has never suffered from chronic pain but who has seen people close to me suffer with it, yes, I can absolutely see why someone would accept Jaha’s offer. Raven’s arc has been consistent-- this didn't come out of left field. Ever since her injury at the end of season 1, she has been struggling to cope with her disability. Struggling, and failing. Abby telling her that she could still be useful (albeit, not in the way she wants to be) was the icing on the cake for Raven. It was too much, and Jaha got to her in that fragile state.

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5. Even Pike gave Jaha a side eye when the ex-Chancellor tried to sell his idea about the City of Light. Of course he responded to the man’s crazy with a gentle hand and indifference. But what do you think was his response/reaction inside? Use a gif to answer.

Lyra

Lauren

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Caralynn

The 100 airs Thursday @ 9/8c on The CW.

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