Roan: “Another inch and I’d be dead. Maybe you’re not the Commander of Death after all.”
“Wanheda: Part Two” is the January 28 episode 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.
Have you recovered from the glory that was Bellarke? Those two will do anything for each other. Bellamy defied orders and went out on his own in order to save Clarke, and she was willing to die at the hands of the Ice Nation in order to save him. They both did something that could mean their death in order to save the other. Sorry, just getting a little emotional here.
Even though the 100 aren’t on their own anymore, it’s great to have them constantly being the only ones to really look out and care for each other. The 100 have this bond that only living on the ground by themselves could have forged. It’s not just with Bellamy and Clarke either. Octavia kept an eye on Jasper whenever they were at Mount Weather, and while everyone else did have Nyko to worry about, they still could have shown some concern for what Jasper was going through.
As far as kidnappers go, Roan’s all right. He and Clarke had a strange banter going on, and they surprisingly understood each other quite well. He called Clarke out on her decision to abandon her people, and he described that action as cowardly. It would have been interesting to see Clarke defend her decision more.
We are slowly getting to see just how brutal the Ice Nation can be. Aside from hearing horror stories, we haven’t really seen the Ice Nation in action. They’ve been this nightmare that Skaikru hasn’t faced yet, so it is great that they are making their presence known in a huge way this season.
There were some moments of this episode that were a bit yawn worthy. Monty reunion with his mom was definitely one of them. Yes, it was sweet to see their reunion, but the whole tale of woe story swap was boring. The ice nation killed a bunch of their people, and now they hate all Grounders because that makes sense.
It was definitely unexpected to discover how Pike and his group view all Grounders as one terrible entity when it seems like they have only had dealings with the Ice Nation. There wasn’t any reference to a fight between Pike and another clan. The game plan of killing every grounder that they can isn’t all that smart if they want to live any semblance of a normal and peaceful life on the ground. They aren’t just defending themselves against attacks, they are going looking for a fight.
However, they are a reminder that Skaikru once operated under the same assumptions. The 100 killed a fair share of Grounders before everyone else came down. That being said, we’ve already gone on this journey of the 100 and Skaikru learning that the Grounders can be trusted, and they can be allies. Are we really going to have to watch Pike’s group come to that same realization? Let’s spend our time on something we haven’t done before.
The other boring part of the hour was the City of Light. On the bright side, we are slowly gaining new intelligence about how the City of Light and A.L.I.E. operate. Still, it’s hard to be captivated by Murphy, Jaha, and Emori when it seems so disconnected from everything else that’s going on. They aren’t entertaining, not when Bellamy is fighting to save Clarke, and Clarke is reunited with Lexa.
Now we know that A.L.I.E. is transported through a backpack. This highlights the fact that she is tech and is chained to wherever her mainframe is. What’s unclear is if the City of Light is chained to A.L.I.E. Can someone access the City of Light if they are nowhere near her?
There’s no death in the City of Light, and it’s a little unclear what that means. Personally, it seems like your memories and your essence are stored in some file whenever you first enter the City of Light, so that when you die, your City of Light avatar lives on. It will be interesting to see if once you die, if you can still function like a normal human being in the City of Light where you make memories and can change your patterns of behavior. What are your City of Light theories?
What did you think of the episode? Anyone else notice how quickly Nyko and company seemed to arrive at Mount Weather? Are you glad Lexa is back? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.