After Clarke’s (Eliza Taylor) disastrous decision to sacrifice those in Ton DC for the greater good of the entire plan to take down Mount Weather, she, and especially Abby (Paige Turco), are forced to come to terms with who she’s become.
After everything we’ve done, do we even deserve to survive?
The aftermath of the missile hitting was pretty graphic, but things only get worse for the survivors because the spotter, the Mountain Man who was taking pictures of them in the last episode, is set on shooting and killing the survivors. That includes Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) whose leg is trapped under a large piece of debris, Abby who gets stuck under the wreckage with him, and Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) who’s trying to get them both out.
While trying to keep Kane awake, Abby tells him that Clarke knew about all this. So much for keeping it a secret. And, this is incredibly important, not to justify why Clarke chose sacrifice, but instead to explain why she did what she did, Kane tells Abby, “She grew up on the Ark. She learned what to do from us. She had a choice. We’ve executed people for stealing medicine and food. And sucking the air from the lungs of 300 parents, so they could save their children.” Abby also chose to sacrifice her husband, the man she loved, for the sake of her people. In a sense, she now understands the choices they’ve all had to make.
Speaking of Clarke, she and Lexa (Alycia Debnam Carey) end up finding and teaming up with Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) to take the shooter down. After a standoff with him, and it’s important to note he’s not wearing any protective gear so the bone marrow treatments are working, Clarke’s able to shoot him straight in the heart and through Lincoln’s shoulder. Great shot. Bellamy would be proud.
Meanwhile, the remaining 47 (how many of them are there anymore? They’ve been dying off with bone marrow transplants. I’ll just keep calling them the 47) stage a coup d’état and manage to kill 10 Mountain Men who were set on taking them for bone marrow transplants. After hearing that, despite this attack, they still managed to take Fox (Genevieve Buechner), Jasper (Devon Bostick), overcome with anger and hatred toward them, axes a man to death.
Luckily for Fox, Maya (Eve Harlow) and Bellamy (Bob Morley) rescue her just in time and take her to Maya’s dad who’s willing to hide her.
After another attempt to take some of the 47 using Maya, Bellamy’s able to free them and then hide them in other homes of revolutionaries and people who don’t agree with what they’re doing to the kids and the Grounders.
Back to Ton DC, Kane and Abby are finally rescued and Lexa and Clarke return much to the happiness of her Grounder people. They won’t stay for long though because they need to get a move on on getting into Mount Weather. If the bone marrow worked on the Mountain Man shooter then her friends aren’t safe. They have to act fast. Abby agrees that they should go while she helps the wounded, but makes sure to remind Clarke that they’re “the good guys.” Let’s see if she remembers that.
- I’m loving the return of Monty as an important character to the plot, but not liking the lack of Raven. I guess I’ll never like the lack of Raven.
- Linctavia did the forehead touch! Linctavia did the forehead touch! Even amidst chaos, they can still bring the cute.
- It will never cease to amaze me how far these characters have come, both in good and bad ways. What they’re willing to do to protect the ones they love.
- Bellamy hugs look really comforting. I want one.
- Maya’s mother as a revolutionary plot line seemed somewhat forced. We didn’t exactly need that information to justify why Maya’s helping Bellamy, Jasper, and their friends.
- “Don’t tell me Finn finally got his peace talks.” “Something like that.” I keep forgetting that they don’t know Finn died! Who’s going to break the news to them! Just something else to look forward to. I hope I don’t sound too sadistic.
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