Now for the moments worth noting.
Jasper and Monty
Either you pull yourself together and get on with your life or you fall apart alone - Monty
Yeah I feel that way about jasper too. Spilling his ashes was sad though.
I am the commander. No one fights for me. - Lexa
Props to Lexa to agreeing to trial by combat and leaving her future up to the will of the people and her own merits. Not all leaders do this. She seeks no endorsements, she’s not rallying any supporters to stand and protest on her behalf, and she’s not making any deals. Lexa is proving with her own strengths that she should be leader.
We don’t recognize the legitimacy of skaikru - Queen Nia
Despite being members of the same alliance and all being people on the Earth, the Ice Nation rejects the existence of the sky people. They live and work in the community as well, but the Ice Nation wants them to have no part in the process of moving the community forward. She also uses the friendship with the sky people as a reason why Commander Lexa is no longer a legitimate ruler anymore. Yes, this is overblown so that she can take power. She’s taking advantage of everyone’s fears to secure power for herself. Still, it’s working. That makes her dangerous even if she is trying to also do good for her people.
We all know what you want Nia - Lexa
Truth. Queen Nia knows that she’s created chaos to create opportunity. Good work if you can get it. I don’t hate the move, but it’s not what’s best for any of them.
Pike’s rise to power
The grounders only understand one thing, strength...If we don't’ defend ourselves they will take what we have that's what they do. mark my words the grounders are coming for us. - Pike
Speaking of capitalizing on the fears of the people, Pike is doing his best demagogue routine by mobilizing everyone’s anxiety to seize power. Now, Pike believes everything he is saying. He is hurting, he has felt loss, and he wants to make sure his people don’t have to endure any suffering going forward. That said, he’s denying the possibility of progress and demanding an entire group of people for the acts of a few. I understand it but I don’t endorse it. He is winning actor of the week though. Really starting to love his character.
We can’t let anger drive our policy. Abby
Anger is our policy - Pike
Now, if they’re here to defend us, as you say, then tell them to go home. We can defend ourselves. - Pike
Pike is successfully rebranding the Sky People. Driving them toward conflict instead of the coalition. I’ve been predicting a takeover by Pike and in this episode it comes true. I can’t help but be persuaded by this argument. If they die, let them die, but they want to do it their way. Can’t help but respect that.
Congratulations, Mr. Chancellor - Kane to Pike
This is going to be a wild season. Someone is going to have to kill Pike in single combat and it might have to be Lincoln
I don’t buy that he actually cared about this Gina person. As I mentioned last week, I think I ended up caring about her more than he did. She’s being made a central plot device and none of us knew who she was. It’s making his character not make any sense.
Place the blame where it belongs, on the ice nation - Kane
Given the information you had at the time, you made a reasonable choice. you were trying to save lives. - Kane
Ice nation didn’t tell Gina to stay there, it was me - Bellamy
While it is admirable that Bellamy is doing what most leaders don’t do, admit that he made a mistake, it doesn’t follow logic to me and is kind of forced.
Never again - Pike and Bellamy
In the end he gets sucked in by Pike’s crusade. Really not enjoying the new Bellamy.
Like hell I do. - Clarke
Clarke is best when she’s coming up with bad ideas and acting impulsively. Good to have you back Clarke. Wanheda was fun, but not as exciting.
No on can cast a king out of his kingdom - Clarke
Clarke basically asking Roan is a bold strategy. Getting a person who should be a leader to step up, particularly if the currently leader is horrible, but respected, is tough. Asking someone to risk it all for a small chance at making things better is what Clarke is doing, gambling on something new because the current leader isn’t working.
You’re driven to fix everything for everyone, but you can’t fix this. I have to do this on my on and you have to let me. - Lexa
Textbook description of Clarke. That’s part of being young though and part of The 100 that makes such a realistic depiction of being a teenager. You feel invulnerable and all powerful. All of your mistakes are temporary in the teenage mind. Most of the time Clarke is wrong, but she’s trying to do what’s best.
Get knocked up, get back up again. - Lincoln
Do what is right no matter what may as well be his motto. He’s taking on the punishment and hatred of the sky people. The ultimate cultural ambassador willing to fight for peace at all costs. Need more of this dude than the mopey walk around guy he has become.
Blood must have blood. - Lexa
Looks like she’s right. Big fight. Can’t wait.
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