No one is safe from conflict, pain, and death stemming from fear of the other on The 100. The Grounders are reacting in defense of their people and the Arkadians are only making things worse. There’s nothing like a good ol’ roundtable to help clear out some of the feelings still rattling about in our heads.
Let’s talk about it!
1. A.L.I.E.’s feeding the new members of the City of Light something that changes them irrevocably (Jaha forgetting his son, not caring that his guide was killed, and Raven smiling/skipping about without a trace of pain.) What do you think A.L.I.E. is doing to them?
A.L.I.E. is creating people in her own image. She doesn’t feel emotion, pain, empathy so why should her subjects feel it too. This isn’t about freeing them or making a better world. This is so she doesn’t have to be alone. Oddly enough loneliness is something that A.L.I.E. understands. That and the need to finish a mission that has been evading her for decades, the destruction of the human race. By the time A.L.I.E. is done with them they won’t the emotions/memories that make them human. They won’t resist.
I think she is numbing their mind and body to any feeling so they can become mindless beings she can control. It’s clear that she has less than honorable intentions and everyone on the ground should be as worried as Abby is.
I think she’s gradually erasing memories and/or debilitating all emotions other than joy. Jaha didn’t recognize Wells’ name and Raven could have cared less when Jasper confessed he’d stolen and scattered Finn’s ashes without her. I wouldn’t be surprised if Raven straight up doesn’t recognize Finn’s name the next time she hears it.
2. Octavia is stuck in between a rock and a hard where she’s trying to choose the Grounders and the Arkadians at the same time. Why did her good intentions end up so twisted and in tragedy? What side will she choose in the end?
Her good intentions got so twisted up because everyone else can’t see that peace is the way to go. Octavia is eons ahead of them in temperament and clarity of mind. The Grounders and Arkadians are angry, vengeful, and stubborn as hell. They don’t want to give in so Octavia tried to ease them into it. We all saw how that ended. When it really comes down to it I think she’ll choose the Grounders because this her home. They have helped her become the fierce warrior she is today without locking her away, respecting her, and trusting her. They freed her. Her brothers the only wild card in this decision.
Octavia is consistently trying to do the right thing by those she cares about, so inevitably she is going to have to choose a side. I could see her going the lone wolf route though. Either way, it’s going to be a painful decision and my heart breaks for her.
This is so sad because all along, all Octavia wanted was peace among everyone. She was naturally wary about the Arkadians, seeing as they effectively forced her to be raised beneath the floor for her entire life, but she still wasn’t willing to allow her brother and other innocents like Monty and Monroe to be killed by the retaliating Grounders. In trying to protect everyone, she got caught in the middle. I still see her siding with the Grounders in the end. The Sky People have instigated this whole mess, and there have been factions of Grounders who have been very good to her and accepting (like Indra). I’m not sure how Lincoln’s probably-impending death is going to factor into all this, though.
3. Titus comes to try and convince Clarke to see his way because he believes that emotion is clouding his Commander’s judgement. Do you believe that to be true? Will Titus defect and betray Lexa?
Absolutely. She’s doing the best for her people (no denying that) but Clarke’s influence on her is easy. Lexa respects Clarke and cares for her but I don’t think it’s returned in equal measure. Clarke is lost and will do anything to ensure her people’s safety. All that Wanheda has to do is bat those pretty eyes at her and it becomes easy as heck to convince Lexa to do things her way. If Lexa is truly doing this without her emotions clouding her judgment she needs to spend more time convincing her people that this her decision away from Clarke. Everytime Titus or her council hear some new declaration that goes away from their tradition there is Wanheda nearby, a woman they clearly don’t trust and look upon with a wary eye. She has to send Clarke away. If Lexa doesn’t do this then yes, Titus will defect and betray Lexa. He cares for the safety, honor, and continuation of his people. In his eyes Lexa isn’t doing that anymore.
Titus believes in doing right by his people, so if that means betraying Lexa so be it. I do agree that Clarke is clouding Lexa’s judgement. Why anyone still listens to Clarke is beyond me.
No, I do think Lexa is doing what she objectively believes to be the right thing. I’m sure Clarke inspired the decision, but it doesn’t seem like Lexa is acting against her own best interests. She does want peace and on some level she has to realize that escalating retaliations will invariably lead to widespread slaughter and hundreds if not thousands dead. I have a bad feeling about Titus. I can totally see him defecting and having Lexa deposed if she doesn’t see “reason.” I have a feeling that Ontari will wind up on the throne. Little Aiden sure as hell won’t.
4. For a brief moment Bellamy shook off the grief that had claimed his mind when Monroe died. Why do you think that happened? And why did he go right back to Pike?
For a moment he realized that even with this ‘new way’ of dealing with the Grounders via Pike his friends are still dying. There’s no way of stopping it. But instead of standing up and looking for something better, something beyond what he’s tried already, he slipped back into something familiar. He’s gone too far already. There’s no way to go back to the boy he was before because he’s committed. That’s why he went back to Pike so easily. He doesn’t understand that it’s ok to admit you’re wrong and to change your mind. Life is fleeting and cut down so quickly in this world. He needs to forgive himself and see that his sister is there waiting for him when he does.
Bellamy is living with a massive amount of guilt and anger and Pike is feeding off of that. I believe it’s easier for Bellamy to be the “good little soldier” than face what happened at Mount Weather (twice) and the intensity of his emotions. I sincerely hope someone can get through to Bellamy and save him from himself.
I think it had to do with Octavia. Above all, he still wants to protect his sister and he resisted anyone labeling her a traitor. He went right back to Pike because, the way I see it, he’s already in too deep. He probably feels that there is no way for him to extract himself out of this mess he’s helped create. I’m sure part of him is truly deluded and believes in what Pike is saying, but a far larger part is caught up in a mob mentality — “if this many people are going along with it, it must be right,” or something along those lines.
5. As much as I love seeing our buttercup Raven smile….it was really odd and kind of freaked me out. How’d you react to Raven’s sunnier disposition? Answer with a GIF or meme!
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