‘The 100’ 3×11 Roundtable: Discussing ‘Nevermore’

Every week, Fangirlish writers (and sometimes guests) sit down to discuss new episodes of The 100. We share our thoughts, feelings, and speculations on everything and anything in what we like to call Fangirlish Roundtables.

Today, we’re breaking down episode 3×11 of The 100, “Nevermore,” where we discuss our thoughts on Raven’s possession by A.L.I.E., the traumatic death of Monty’s mom, and Bellamy’s continued quest for redemption. It’s good to have the old gang back together on The 100!

P.S. Special shout out to Lindsey Morgan, who plays Raven Reyes. We haven’t been that creeped out/enthralled by a performance in a long time. Can’t wait for more!

 

1. Who was the MVP of this episode and why?

Lyra

Raven, hands down. She was the perfect mix of creepy/disturbing with a side of truth tea. Even though she was being controlled by A.L.I.E. everything that fell from her lips was the honest truth. They all needed to hear that there are no heroes in this world. Everyone has been twisted by the pain of this new existence and all have done the unthinkable to survive. Her truth will spur them all to fight against A.L.I.E. with everything they’ve got. On a side note, ecstatic that Raven is free from the AI’s control. She is the biggest threat to the City of Light and I can’t wait to see A.L.I.E. shaking in her digital boots!

Lizzie

Raven. If you pick anyone else other than Raven I’m gonna side-eye you. Not, I’m kidding, I just felt so connected to Raven’s journey in this episode. Raven has been one of those can’t ever win characters, and half the time I want to give her a hug, cover her in blankets and bring her like, hot chocolate, or something. But Raven’s strong. We might want to protect her, but she doesn’t need us to. She’s got this.

Caralynn

Raven, 100%. She was just amazing–the character and also her portrayer, Lindsey Morgan. Seriously, the material in this episode was just fantastic and Lindsey gave it her all. It was an intense mix of physical, facial, and vocal acting. She switched up her character so many times (ALIE-as-Raven, mind controlled Raven, regular Raven) that my head was practically spinning. And then, in the end, after she was completely wrecked physically, she was up and at ‘em, ready to take on ALIE with her friends. The girl is a total BAMF.

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2. How will killing his mother change Monty?

Lyra

Pain has defined the characters on The 100. It has set them all down dangerous paths where they either drown in their sorrows or swim against the tide to live another day. Now it’s Monty’s turn to take this journey and peel back the layers of who he is. What he did to his mother has left him alone in this world. He is an orphan with no one there to guide him through the guilt, dangers, and anger that are to come. His mother’s death was the kick-starter to dulling that bright fire of comedic relief and hope that we love about Monty Green.

Lizzie

I don’t even know, but it’s going to change him for sure. You can’t go through something like that, be forced to make that decision and remain unchanged. It’s not possible. I get the feeling our Monty might become harsher, more closed off, more hesitant to trust and/or love. This was his mother, after all, the one person who should always be on his side, the one person who should love him above everything else. And we can talk about A.L.I.E till we’re blue in the face, but that was still Monty’s mom he killed. Especially with the revelation at the end that he could have saved her. No, this is going to have consequences – big ones. It’s going to make Monty less Monty. And I’m probably going to enjoy the process. I’m a masochist like that.

Caralynn

I’m so sad for Monty! What an awful, traumatic scene, especially since Monty and Hannah didn’t even have a chance to clear the air or attempt a reconciliation after Hannah betrayed Monty by turning him into Pike. Such a tragedy. It’s funny because I’m not sorry to see Hannah go at all, but I’m very sorry that Monty’s going to become darkened because of this. He’s always been one of the lighter, less downtrodden characters and he clearly won’t be that way any longer.

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3. Are we seeing a Jasper/Monty reunion anytime soon?

Lyra

YES! The Jasper/Monty reunion of my dreams is on the horizon. Monty is going through a personal crisis and Raven has managed to wake Jasper from the fog of PTSD that has clouded him. It’s the perfect recipe for a reconciliation. When Jasper reached out to him I couldn’t help but stare intently and whisper, “Go to him.” They’re family. Monty thinks his best friend has abandoned him and that he was responsible for his mother’s death. He needs his best friend. He needs Jasper.

Lizzie

Yes. Has to happen. The writing’s on the wall. Besides, I just want it to happen. I need it, much more than I expected to. And considering how the show seems to have done a complete 180 lately, I have a feeling we’ll get it. The gang’s getting back together and saving the world!

Caralynn

Absolutely. I think that Jasper realises he needs to be there to support Monty in his time of grieving now, as Monty tried desperately to do the same for Jasper after Maya died, before Jasper turned into a total closed-off d-bag.

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4. What was Bellamy trying to accomplish apologizing to Niylah?

Lyra

For the first time Bellamy saw that his actions reverberated all over the land and in places he hadn’t expected. He caused Niylah’s pain and there’s nothing he can do to fix it but apologize. That’s why he opens himself up to a stranger. That’s why he tried to explain. That’s why the whole scene between them felt raw and full of guilt. Because Bellamy was scared, sorry, and desperately seeking absolution by confessing his sins.

Lizzie

He’s ready to apologize to anyone and everyone at this point. Not saying I blame him, the writers dug this character into a very deep hole that he can’t really get out of easily. Even if he apologizes about 80 million times, some people are just not going to forgive him, at least not yet. And Bellamy needs to understand that. He needs to accept it. That’s the only way he can actually do better.

Caralynn

I think he’s legitimately sorry for what he’s done. His confrontation with Niylah was an important step in the process of Bellamy realizing the complete error of his ways. It’s like Kane said last time–Bellamy turning Pike in to save Octavia (not because it was the right thing to do) doesn’t mean he understands the wrongness of what he did. Talking to Niylah was a chance for Bellamy to put a human face on the damage he caused and the people he killed.

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5. What scene could you have done without?

Lyra

I could’ve done without Bellamy threatening Niylah to use her home, instead of taking a moment to explain to her what was going on. It was rude, invasive, and caused more problems than needed. How are they supposed to making good with Grounders, if Skaikru keeps on treating them like they’re second class citizens?

Lizzie

For the first time in forever, I was fine with all of this. I mean, maybe Monty not having to kill his mom? But I’m not even going to nitpick that, because the storyline that’s coming out of it …wow.

Caralynn

I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. I feel like Jasper bitched at Clarke a lot during this episode, so perhaps one of those quick scenes where he was nasty to her could have been removed just because there were seriously so many of them.

 

6. What do you A.L.I.E. is feeling inside after losing Raven and the A.L.I.E. 2 chip? Use a gif.

Lyra

Lizzie

Caralynn

What are your thoughts on “Nevermore?” Let’s keep the discussion going in the comments section below!

Join us for another The 100 Roundtable next Thursday!

The 100 airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.

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