Blood Must Have Blood in the first half of The 100’s season two finale. With the battle between the Grounder/Ark alliance and Mount Weather in full swing, alliances are tested both inside and outside of the mountain, with lots of shock and tragedy to come.
And the orchestrator of this deal? Not Cage Wallace, but his father Dante, who had previously opposed the sacrificing of the 44. Again, Raymond J Barry conveys so much regret with just his face, but his decision ties in with this show’s theme of just what would you do to survive? The 100 is such a morally grey show, nobody will emerge from this season without blood on their hands, and yet everyone’s motivation, even Cage’s, is understandable. Making even the villain’s actions sympathetic is the mark of truly great writing, and The 100 has excelled this season.
With only one more episode to go, it seems time to point out the excellent costuming and styling in this show across the two seasons. The Grounder clothing is both practical and badass, while looking authentically tribal, while the Skypeople’s more plain, militant styling is gradually developing Grounder elements, most specifically seen with the evolution of Octavia’s costuming and hairstyle. For this show, it’s not about making its pretty cast look even prettier, given that most characters spend every episode covered in mud and blood. The style choices reflect the development of each character, and each character has a distinctive look which is fast becoming iconic.