The 100: Blood, Must Have Blood Part One
Or, More Appropriately, Betray, Must Betray!
A Recap of The 100’s Season 2 Part One Finale
Originally Aired: March 4th, 2015
By: Evelyn Ulrich
Oh, my lord! I cannot even try to explain the brutal intensity and bad-‘assery’ of the part one season finale. I am still tingling from the excitement. This episode has splattered my emotions all over the wall, and made my heart drop into the pits of my stomach. Imagine being promised something so grandeur, so expected, and then it shatters into a million
Now, I am a ship neutralist, meaning that I support and respect all ships. Each and every one of them. However, that does not mean that I myself can enjoy a personal favourite. I am talking about Becho of course, and even though their duration was not long (But I am seriously hoping that Bellamy and Echo (Tasya Teles) will meet again), the pairing pulled a few of my heart strings. How could they not? Their first meeting was way endearing, even though Echo did spat in Bellamy’s face because he was a Sky Person, but after the explanation of the alliance, the two became allies. There was some sort of affection between them by facial expressions, and the mere fact that he risked his own life to save hers, and that got me shipping them to the moon. The part one finale starts off with Bellamy pushing himself through the grate and he runs to unlock Echo’s cage. The look she gave him, was one of pure relief, and adoration (well, how I seen it), and he tells her that he did come back for her. He puts Echo down in the cutest and gentlest way possible, although they were indeed rushed. I was literally screaming at my TV that the two would display some sort of affection, but working side by side was fine for me.
Guards entered the unit of a middle-aged couple searching for the 44. They know that the couple been denying blood and taking extra food, and the woman said they take the blood when needed, but no food. The one guard, Paul demands where they are hiding them because he sees indications of glass rings on the table (Really? You can tell company’s been there just by that?), and gives five short seconds to comply. At the last second, Jasper and Maya come through the grates, from where they were hiding, and are arrested on the spot. Okay, was executing the couple necessary? I do not believe that it was, but these guys are cold hearted monsters, and I guess they’re too gun happy. I had to look away from that scene.
Outside of the mountain, Team Clexa are working together and are in deep discussion about how this is a rescue mission. That there are people and children who have helped their people, and had nothing to do with the war. They kill the soldiers, and the leadership if need be, but not the innocents. Clarke goes into elaborate detail about the plan, where there are four teams, and who is assigned to them. The teams are the dam (We see Raven and Wick arriving), who will blow the power, the Reaper tunnels (Octavia, Indra and Jackson are just arriving), to lead the people out without the mountain men knowing, the core of Mount Weather where Echo is freeing all the Grounders so the army can be activated on the inside, and the main door where Clexa and Lincoln will be running. Their focus is to keep the mountain
“Bellamy’s a warrior,” Lexa spoke confidently. “He’ll be fine.” Of course, he will be fine. He IS Bellamy after all, and nothing or no one can touch him. Clarke continues on about their activity at the front door, because if the Mountain Men doesn’t keep their attention on the outside army, then the plan flat lines. And we do not want that. When all of the prisoners are safe and sound, then the retreat sounds. The Commander adds her piece that the mountain has kept her people prisoners for too long and the inhumane acts ends today. The mountain will fall thanks to the Sky People/Grounder alliance. The innocents will be spared, and as for the guilty, Jus drein. Jus daun! (Blood, must have blood!) That will be forever implanted in my head, just because it can be so powerful, even though it isn’t ideal. And quite repetitive in a good way. Its wartime folks, and you do what you have to do in order to survive. Soon, the entire tent (Not Lincoln) is joining in on the chant, and pretty soon, Clarke adds in to the excitement. You go girls, and do it well.
Guard Paul has the kids following him and is stopped by Maya’s father, Vincent. Vincent is not letting him take his daughter, but the guard is not that lenient. He threatens him to step aside and let him do his job, or he kills him. Maya is in tears at the possibility, and knowing her father, he won’t give up for her. Paul is ready to shoot him, and everyone’s breath is caught in their throats. Suddenly, a gunshot is made, and Paul is down on the ground. Hmm, it was all part of a calculated plan conceived by Bellamy and Vincent. I swear, Bellamy comes at the most precise timing, because he was
“Your mother would be so proud,” Vincent tells her solemnly in the eye. Why do I get the feeling that something devastating is going to occur? It was a very sentimental father/daughter moment, and I was crying myself. Her dad tells her that he will see her soon, and they embrace in a hug. He watches Maya leave with the boys, and hopes that this will all be over soon. Little does he know that this is not going to end very pleasantly.
Octavia is carefully following Lincoln’s map of the mines, wishing that he should be here. However, both Indra and himself know that he wasn’t ready yet as he is a recovering addict. I understand that, but Octavia will do just fine on her own. Yet, she tells Indra that it meant a lot that she forgave Lincoln for his choices. She explains about Lincoln’s history, how he questioned the Grounders’ ways while young, and if he chooses between the clan and enemy again, than
At the main door, Monroe is drilling away a good-sized hole where the hydrazine can be placed. However, Major Miller is shaking, but Lincoln comes to the rescue and helps him with kind and empowering words that he should do it for his son, and Major Miller has new confidence and sets the bomb. This mountain has taken away too much from everyone, and it is going to end NOW. Next up. Raven and Wick are at the dams, setting up the bombs, but the two have personal tensions. I am thinking that Wick really loves Raven, but is A. Too stubborn to admit/show it or B. You can’t let your true feelings out in the midst of a crisis. They get into a spiced up argument about joking and liking one another before they slept together. Ouch! Our poor Raven is so hurt, and I just want to slap Wick, but at the same time he has a point.
“You can’t leave if you push them away first.” Meaning that you are still going to have conflicts if you do not come to terms with them. Raven is no doubt grieving over Finn, and I feel her. However, she also has this new guy who obviously accepts her and deeply cares, but I think she is afraid because Finn might be betrayed. Raven, if anything, Finn would want you to be happy, and loved. Once she will recognize this, all of that dead weight will be lifted off her shoulders. Okay, now there is interference and a guy in a hazmat suit comes buffaloing in, tackles Wick and Wick grabs
“Welcome to the ground,” Raven spoke softly. During the tackle, one of the bombs breaks, and if only four of the five turbines blows, the power stays on, the door stays locked, and everyone dies. Whew! What a load of unwanted pressure, and now the two of them must hatch a new plan in order to succeed.
It seems that Cage is all out of options at this point because he seeks help from Dante. In one week, just one short week, that Cage was in office, everything is ruined. Once Clarke, Lexa, and the army of ‘savages’ will take everything down once they’re inside. Cage managed to turn everyone against one another, and his father is beyond pissed. Not exactly the best father/son reunion. It sends chills down my spine seeing those two together, because they work so well. As to add emphasis and drama to the situation, Cage lifts the sheet off of the Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ painting. “They’ll destroy everything.”
“You already have.” Cage is crushed by his father’s words, but he is too cool of a guy to show it. He is leaving the cell, but Dante stops him, perhaps with a strategy to save themselves. Yeah, at the end someone is going to be a sacrifice.
Raven and Wick are arguing again about not having enough bombs, and she is trying to make do. During the feud, Wick goes on about the ‘Engineer Law’ and Raven gets inspired about redundancy. There are more turbines than necessary and they just need to disable two. To my utter amazement, I understood this, as I have no prior engineer experience. So, quickly, Wick does this while saying a funny little one-liner, but the guards approached and they’re caught. Uh oh. Yet, they back away, acting perfectly innocent, which I had to admit, was a little hilarious. And you know there is going to be a ‘boom’ when there is Raven around. So, there is a boom, as the last of the turbines implode and the nasty guards are engulfed in flames. It was a complete success on Raven and Wick’s part, and I was so glad that they got it accomplished. Whoo! .
“For those we lost,” Clarke says to Lexa, looking into her eyes.
“And those we are about to find,” added Lexa and places her hand over Clarke to press the remote button with her. Cage is jamming them naturally, so Clarke has to move closer. Gunfire emerges once again and while everyone is trying to fight for their own lives, Clexa and Sargent Miller are still quite determined to open the door. Miller is willing to put his life on the line for his son, as Abby would do for her daughter, as any devoted parent would. He is shielded by Grounders to get to the front door, but they’re shot down. With only five seconds left, Lincoln arches an arrow of fire straight to the door, and makes the bull’s eye. Both women are overjoyed, and Lexa runs to take down the shooters at the ridge.
The dynamic trio of Bellamy, Jasper, and Maya came crashing through the air ducts and into the dark, isolated hallway inside the mountain. What is the initial connection with vents and air ducts? The characters are always in the ducts,
Octavia has seek out the entrance passage of the mountain in the mines without the aid of Lincoln. I’d like to think he was with her in spirit-after all, it was his map that they used. Indra is no doubt proud of her, and I am sure Lincoln would be too. Indra accepts her as one of the Tree Kru and tells Octavia this. Yay Octavia! This is what you wanted all along, and you’ve proven yourself exceptionally well.
“May we meet again,” Lexa says slyly, and with a dead look in her black eyes. To be honest, I do not care if I ever see her again. Up until now, Lexa seemed like a great, if cold hearted gal. She is simply cold-hearted, a liar, a manipulator, a betrayer, and a traitor. There are other terms and labels I’d love to use, but they’re inappropriate, so use your imaginations to fill in the blanks. She turns her heel and simply vanishes. I am crying for Clarke, and her people. They are still in the hellhole, and they are about to be slaughtered. Again, Lexa, HOW COULD YOU?!
The echo of the horns reverberates through the mines, and Octavia and Indra hear them. Indra gives her a direct order,
In the Harvest Chamber, Maya discovers and is in absolute tears because the guards shot her father. He gave up his life for her. My heart plummeted to my gut. More so, there are no Grounders, not even Echo, whom we seen earlier leaving the compounds. Nobody knows what to think or what to say. At the end, Clarke is still at the main door, disbelieving that it is over. Hey, she is Clarke, and she always finds a way to help her people.