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‘The 100’ Recap: ‘Wanheda: Part Two’

This article contains
full spoilers of the
episode.

It’s a night of reunions on

The 100, and man did
they deliver. I think it’s hard to rate this episode
based off the fact that
it’s the second part to the
premiere and was meant to
continue the introductory story– therefore
there’s a lot of ground to cover.

Some people might have had a problem with so much information– but I
reveled at
the fact!

What I love most about
the
writers is that they’re constantly
delivering complex stories from season to
season. These characters are fully
developed and have layers upon
layers and
it’s so interesting to see their many inner weaknesses.
Considering what these
characters have
to go through, their moral compass isn’t as skewed as you would
think
considering the circumstances.

A.L.I.E. AND
JAHA

The insanity twins is what I
like to call
them, although when you’re put in a post-apocalyptic world how
many people are
actually
sane… I mean, really. If I was faced with half of the things these
teenagers
have to endure, I probably would
just eat a chip and go to my happy
place. This storyline is one that I’m not
sure I like, probably because I
don’t
quite understand where this will take our characters, and by
understand I mean
I’m terrified at
where our favorites are going to land once Jaha and A.L.I.E.
get their hands
on the whole gang. Thelonious is
not quite right in his head,
and perhaps the loss of his son, Wells is at
fault for him completely losing his

mind… or maybe it’s his hope of a better future that has him all cloudy from

A.L.I.E.’s promises of a
better tomorrow. We go from phantom baby to holographic
presence… it’s not a
fetch that Jaha has had a mental
break… or
two.

No matter if you hate
her or love
her, A.L.I.E.
represents a different future for the grounders and arkers, a
place where
life’s problems just fade away and
we’re left with a better human
race. But see how well that worked for
A.L.I.E. in the first place? It seems

wiping out all of humanity just created an even bigger gap between differing

people who now roam the
Earth. Despite being the reason for the first nuclear
war, Thelonious is
confident that this so-called City
of Light is the key to his
people’s survival. But what about the Grounders?
I guess we’ll find out if

there’s room for them too as the season goes on…

The more
we see of the City of Light, the more we’re
made to believe that it’s just a
construct much like A.L.I.E.,
who this episode
was seen being carried around in a waterproof backpack.
Yes, Murphy, we see you
trying
to “drown the bitch in the red dress” but they’re one step ahead of you.
If
the City of Light is in fact a
state of mind, what happens to their bodies
when they’re there? Can they
roam from this plane to the next… or
will they have
to give up one to live happily in the other. All questions
that continue to
swirl in my
head.

MURPHY

This character is standing
strong. He’s not being consumed by these
promises of a better land, which
makes
me love him even more– he’s a skeptic and it’s almost like Richard
Harmon is
the voice of all of
us viewers watching this story unfold. Like, hell no– this
doesn’t sound
like a good deal, people! I’m
hoping that Murphy goes from zero to
hero this season, even if he doesn’t
see himself as much of a savior. I
know
it’s in there somewhere. Emori is back, and he has no reason to trust
her, yet
he finds himself
drawn to her all while keeping her at arm’s length. I have to
say that this
character arc for Richard Harmon
is going to be one for the books.
His journey from a know-it-all delinquent
to a well-intentioned moral
compass is
going to be super enjoyable to see unravel as the season
progresses.

A CAPTURED
CLARKE

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The
Great Wanheda has found herself in a sticky
predicament… Roan has captured
Clarke and he’s taking her where
we assume to be
Ice Nation. We know that the Ice Queen wants to take the
power of Wanheda, and
the only
way to do that is to kill her. Despite being tied up and dragged,
Clarke’s
survival instincts kick in and she
fights tooth and nail to try and get
away from Roan. Zach McGowan is great
in this role, and I’m pleased with
his
dark and almost silent presence throughout this entire episode. He
asserts his
strength where
necessary, but doesn’t seem to concerned with losing grip of the
Commander
of Death. For everyone else,
capturing her is about power, a bounty,
praise from the Queen… but for Roan,
it’s about redemption– and
being able to
return to his home with pride.

WAR
IS
BREWING

There seems to be dread

in the air… tonight’s episode
had glimpses of a war with the Ice Nation brewing.
The whole seasons seems
to have this theme… the fight for
power and the war with
the Grounders seems to be inevitable for the Sky
crew. It probably doesn’t help

that the Sky People took a trip to Mount Weather to save Nyko, one of
Lincoln’s
Grounder friends. It
seems this could be misconstrued as an advance towards
taking control of the
mountain and we know this won’t
bode well with the
Grounder clans and their distaste for that place.

JASPER

A
brief
moment to acknowledge that
bringing Jasper back to Mount Weather so
quickly, and in his current
emotional state (which is pretty
volatile right now)
is probably not the best move on Abby’s part. I
understand that she was trying
to get
Jasper out of his funk, but considering his fragile mental health I
wasn’t
entirely on board with this
method.

HEDA IS
BACK!

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The highlight of the episode
was the return of Alycia

Debnam-Carey, who plays Commander Lexa. The leader of the grounders was
actually
the one who commissioned
Roan, Prince of Azgeda… yes, we said Prince, to bring
Clarke to her
unharmed. It seems Lexa needs Clarke’s
help and every single
Clexa’s heart swelled with joy after hearing those
words– for about 3 seconds

before Clarke spat in Heda’s face and threatened her life. Foreplay. We can
deal
with this… foreplay.

FINAL
THOUGHTS

Monty went through the
ringer tonight. It’s not just Jasper who is
riding the emotional roller coaster

this season. His mother, who didn’t seem to recognize him at first during
the
rover ambush, showed up and
broke the news that his dad didn’t make it upon
landing in Ice Nation
territory. I have some issues with the
fact that no one,
not even Pike would recognize Bellamy, Kane, or Monty upon
their overtake of the

vehicle… but, maybe I’m being too nit-picky and in the heat of the moment no
one
expected to see familiar
faces.

“War is brewing,
Clarke. I need you.”

McKenzie, dead.

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Currently working at a Literary Publicity Firm as a tech nerd and Producer. A college grad with a B.S. in Journalism, who loves covering the Entertainment world. In my spare time, I enjoy watching and reviewing my favorite T.V. shows, as well as interviewing some of my favorite celebs in the industry. I'm sarcastic, opinionated, and thrive off of technology and social media.