Following on from last week’s grief-stricken mid-season return, The 100 returns to blistering tension and heart-stopping action, as the loyalty and strength of the alliance between Camp Jaha and the Grounders is trusted. Once again, this show proves that it is a master of cliffhangers and of storytelling, while also containing a cast populated by some of the finest female characters on television.
This makes a conversation between Clarke and the Commander Lexa all the more interesting. With them both fearing for their lives while trapped by a radiation-mutated gorilla, Lexa reveals that the spirit of a deceased Commander chooses its successor. By detailing this to Clarke, is it possible that they are foreshadowing Clarke being chosen in the instance of Lexa’s death? Between this and Octavia’s choosing, the politics of the alliance are just as thrilling as the action.
But while there may be growing unity elsewhere, betrayal is the source of the cliffhanger between Bellamy and Lincoln. With Lincoln disguising himself as a Reaper, he intends to lead Bellamy inside Mount Weather. But it would appear his addiction has not yet left him, leaving Bellamy to the Harvest for a shot of the Red. Whether Bellamy is able to free the trapped Monty and Harper, and rescue the 47, or whether he will become an unwilling donor himself, remains to be seen. But one thing is for certain: Bellamy Blake is in for a world of pain.