Final Thoughts from The 100 Episode "Wanheda, Part 2"

by StevenHelmer

Thoughts from the season 3 television episode that first aired January 28, 2016

Synopsis: Clarke (Eliza Taylor) is taken prisoner by a Grounder bounty hunter (Zach McGowan) who hopes to use her as leverage to end his banishment. Kane (Henry Ian Cusick), Bellamy (Bob Morley) and the rest of their group encounter more Ark survivors on the ground while Abigail (Paige Turco) risks breaking the peace with the grounders by turning Mount Weather into a medical clinic.

I Sense a New Love Interest for Clarke

When Roan (McGowan) was first introduced, I figured he was just another Grounder and she would quickly escape him. However, when it became apparent that was not going to be the case, I realized the show writers might have another idea for him. After all, they have barely spent any time together and she's already seen him with his shirt off.

The fact he works for Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carter) does complicate things. But, I have a feeling Clarke has already moved on from her since I'm sure she can't trust her.

Oh, on the subject of Clarke, my wife and I (who finally got around to watching this episode last night) had a bit of a chuckle when she started fighting with Roan and ended up with blonde hair again. I had to joke a bit and refer to her as one of those Barbie dolls that changes hair color whenever it gets wet.

I Don't Trust Pike

I'm not completely sure why, but whenever Pike (Michael Beach) talked about what he and his group encountered while living on the ground, I had a hard time believing him. This was especially true when he told Monty (Christopher Larkin) about how his dad died. I think they should watch their backs when around him because I suspect their camp may be in danger.

This, of course, does raise some questions about Monty's mom (Donna Yamamoto). If Pike is lying, it makes her an accomplice. And, even though she is his mom, I do think Monty should be a little cautious.

Speaking of a Secret Agenda..

Now that we know Lexa was actively trying to capture Clarke to prevent her from getting taken by the Ice Nation, it makes me wonder what Indra's (Adina Porter) plans were. Was she just tagging along with Bellamy and Kane with the intention of abducting Clarke herself? Or, is she betraying Lexa?

I Still Don't Fully Understand the Hesitation to Move into Mount Weather

OK, I understand it to an extent. Abigail and the rest of the Ark survivors don't want to anger the Grounders and start another war. But, I really don't agree with that logic.

Lexa has already shown a willingness to betray them when it benefits her and the Grounders. Knowing this, I think they are better off moving into Mount Weather and taking advantage of the fact it is an almost impenetrable fortress. At minimum, it would be much easier to defend if Lexa has a sudden change of heart and orders an all-out assault on them.

I'm Just Not Feeling This Jaha Storyline

I honestly haven't been a big fan of Jaha (Isaiah Washington) from the beginning, mostly because the writers can't seem to decide what they want to do with him. But, this current storyline, with him being obsessed with A.L.I.E. (Erica Cerra) just seems to be getting a bit too drawn out.

I have a pretty solid theory about the computerized villain's end game, she wants to blow up the planet again and start over. But, while that story does, admittedly, have some potential, there just too much going on at once. That story is getting pushed into the background and, at times at least, almost seems to be a waste of air time.

Final Opinion

I'm curious if Clarke will be convinced to team up with Lexa again. But, at this point, I'm still not sold on this third season, mostly because, at this point, the show seems to have a lot going on and not much focus. I hope that changes soon.

My Grade: C

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