Indra: “My people believe that when you kill someone, you get their power. Kill Wanheda, and you command death.”
“Wanheda: Part One” is the January 21 season three premiere of “The 100.” Warning, this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “The 100” airs Thursday nights at 8 P.M. CT on the CW.
A lot has changed in three months. It was really cool that we saw this time jump through Murphy’s time trapped in that bunker. While the fact that we had jumped ahead came out in a line, we still got to experience how those three months went, at least for Murphy.
Clarke has earned the moniker, Wanheda, which means the Commander of Death. This is an interesting insight into the Grounders’ beliefs. For one, they believe that death is something that can be controlled by a person. It’s probably fair to say that most people don’t typically believe that. Secondly, the Grounders think that if they kill Wanheda, her power somehow transfers to them.
For Clarke, this title is a constant reminder of what she did. Unfortunately, we don’t see her dealing with the mountain. Aside from living on her own and being in hiding, Clarke appeared like she was doing okay. The only clue we got that she can’t escape the mountain was that she woke up gasping for air like she just had a nightmare.
The decision to kill everyone in the Mountain was such a shocking and bold move, and the repercussions it would have on everyone in the room was part of what made that decision exciting. It’s hard not to wonder how Clarke, Bellamy, and Monty would deal with all that blood on their hands.
Sadly, we’re still wondering. We don’t really see how they are all doing. Clarke decided she had to be away from her people after what she did. Bellamy looked like he was operating as if it was business as usual, and Monty was mainly concerned for Jasper’s wellbeing.
Okay, there’s nothing wrong with that, but how are they doing? It would have been nice to have just a little more insight, like maybe Bellamy saying something to Monty after Jasper made the comment that Monty would burn Bellamy’s girlfriend. We could have also seen Monty or Bellamy having trouble sleeping or having nightmares, or maybe just a reference to them not sleeping well.
This could be the downside of the three-month jump. We missed most of the immediate aftermath, and how it affected Monty, Bellamy, and Clarke. Maybe now the three of them have mastered the art of suppressing their pain and guilt. What are your thoughts on all of this?
Is anyone else proud of Skaikru? They have spent the three months familiarizing themselves with the territory. They have the lands broken down into sectors, and they seem to be more aware of what clan lives where. Plus, they renamed Camp Jaha. Arkadia is a much better name. How do you think Skaikru is fairing?
While “The 100” isn’t a political show, there’s a lot of intriguing politics that go on, especially now that Skaikru has made peace with the Grounders. Before, they were antagonistic. Now, things are different. It will be a lot of fun to watch this play out.
The political situation was set up nicely. Skaikru is still it’s own people, but they chose to follow the Commander’s ceasefire. It’s easy to understand where they stand – they are allies with the Grounders.
However, for Skaikru, they will never really belong on the ground until they decide how they fit in with the Grounders. They can’t always just choose what commands to follow from Lexa. It would be exciting and interesting to have Skaikru all gather round and truly debate how they want to live, and what the terms of their alliance with the Grounders is.
As time goes on, it will be interesting to see how many people, Grounders and Skaikru alike, agree with Lincoln’s view that Grounders are just like Skaikru. These are two very different groups of people in terms of what they believe and how they live. Yes, Skaikru has had to adapt to living on the ground, but some of their Ark ways and traditions still exist.
However, living on the ground does not mean that they will turn into Grounders. An easy example is the stance of guns: Grounders don’t use them and Skaikru does. There are so many other differences where it is hard to see one side changing their views to accommodate the other side. This is one of the more interesting predicaments of the show because it doesn’t just affect our loveable delinquents. It affects all of Skaikru and all of the clans.
The problem is we don’t really know how everyone views the other group. Sure, we know what the Skaikru leaders think of the Grounders, and we know what a couple of the Grounders think of Skaikru. But if you picked a random person in Arkadia, what would their views of the Grounders be? Now what if we did the same with a person from Trikru or another clan?
Sorry but the City of Light isn’t where the excitement is. Right now, it’s just a head scratcher. When Jaha “went” there, he looked like was just meditating, so clearly the City of Light isn’t a physical destination. Then, there’s the fact that Jaha gave Murphy a chip or something for him to take/use to visit the City of Light. Is the City of Light some kind of virtual reality? Maybe one day the City of Light storyline will be something exciting to watch, but for now, it’s boring.
What did you think of the premiere? Is anyone else thinking that Jaha might be a brainwashed? `Leave your thoughts in a comment below.