The first part of the The 100 season finale begins with the initiation of the plan to take down Mount Weather.
Bellamy’s (Bob Morley) done his part to release the Grounders from their cages with the help of Echo (Tasya Teles), but Cage has also begun his war on the remaining 44. Some of the people from Mount Weather have taken to hiding them in their rooms. Cage (Johnny Whitworth) asks them to turn on each other and turn them in. Cage’s plea seems convincing enough as more and more people start to turn each other in for taking more food than necessary and not accepting blood donations.
Several of the teenagers get taken and those hiding them get killed, except for Maya (Eve Harlow), Jasper (Devon Bostick), Monty (Christopher Larkin), and Bellamy.
While this is happening, there are several teams working toward the plan.
First, there’s the team including Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) and Indra (Adina Porter) working their way into the mines and reaper tunnels. Second, Clarke (Eliza Taylor), Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Lincoln (Ricky Whittle), and the other Grounders camping themselves in front of the main Mount Weather door. And third, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) and Wick (Steve Talley) working on the inside to take out the power in order to disengage the locks on the various doors.
Despite the fact that Raven and Wick successfully take down the power, what they don’t know is that Dante (Raymond J. Barry) gives his son the best plan in order to keep their people alive.
During the scuffle of trying to get the main door open, Lexa and some other Grounders head toward the dams and return later on accompanied by a Mount Weather man. Much to Clarke’s shock, Lexa has, in a sense, betrayed her. She’s made a deal with Mount Weather. They release her people and the Grounders back off.
It seems like there’s nothing else left to be done, but give up. Everyone, including some Sky-People retreat. Clarke and Octavia both stay behind to find a way inside and rescue their friends, while Bellamy’s surprised to find all of the Grounders gone from their cages.
After the explosion that took out Mount Weather’s power, Raven and Wick are captured by some soldiers and judging from the talk Cage and Dante end the episode with, so have Abby (Paige Turco) and Kane (Henry Ian Cusick). “Looks like we’re gonna have more bone marrow.” Now if Clarke and Octavia can get in, they’re going to have to rescue even more people.
Sara Linn (@saralinnlinn) and I (@isabellag08) have started the Tunnel Vision Television Podcast for Pop Insomniacs in which we discuss various TV shows that aired that prior week. Our first episode was on the last episode of The 100. We would love it if you could listen to it and leave some comments and/or questions. We would also love to hear what you want us to talk about in this week’s episode. You can leave your comments and/or questions on our Facebook page. Because we’ll be discussing the episode more in-depth on the podcast, I’ve kept this recap brief.
- Cage’s flinging of those papers at a Mount Weather guard looked so pitiful.
- Who actually created that little model of Mount Weather Clarke used to explain their plan?
- Anyone else feel a little awkward when Clarke started to chant with the Grounders? No? Just me?
- “Welcome to the Ground.” Raven didn’t even bat an eye when Wick killed that Mount Weather man. Sometimes I forget that they’ve become so desensitized to violence.
- You didn’t really expected Dante to suddenly be a good guy, right? First off, he’s still calling the Grounders “savages” and second, he was totally okay with doing these experiments on Grounders. What’s to stop him now?
- “What you would’ve done. Save my people.” I know people are starting to demonize Lexa for her actions, but it’s the truth. If Clarke were in her position, she totally would have chosen her people over the Grounders. And because so many people love Clarke and she’s a fan favorite, viewers would’ve agreed with her actions. Just because Lexa’s a different character, doesn’t make her a worse character. (I’ll really try to discuss this in the podcast. I’m very interested to see what others think about what Lexa did).
- R.I.P. Maya’s dad. I knew one of them was definitely not going to make it out alive. Then again, Maya’s chances of survival are looking pretty slim too. Hell, everyone’s chances of survival are horrible.