Lexa: “So blood must not have blood applies only when it’s my people who bleed?”
“Bitter Harvest” is the February 25 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.
It’s just so hard to fully be on board with this new Bellamy. Even when Bellamy first landed on the ground, he looked out for his sister – “My sister, my responsibility.” His protectiveness of Octavia has been a constant character trait.
Last season, he got on board with murdering all the Mountain men because he saw Octavia in danger. He even said that quote to himself (a brilliant adlib by Bob Morley, by the way), but now that trait seems to be gone. Bellamy’s instinct to always look out for his sister seems to have vanished.
Sure, Bellamy voiced objections to killing those Grounders, but at the end, he only had one line about how Octavia tried to warn them. That was his only attempt at defending her, and it was a weak one. Now, Bellamy is on board with taking down the traitors in Skaikru, including his sister. It’s just not meshing.
Maybe down the line he’ll fight Pike on sparing Octavia or something, but right now, it’s odd that he didn’t put up much of a fight. He didn’t even try to find Octavia after she yelled out that it was a trap. What’s your impression on Bellamy and his actions?
Pike is actually looking out for Skaikru’s survival, just in a different way than Kane and everyone. We hadn’t really discussed how where Skaikru’s food came from. Sure, it was brought up some back when the hundred first touched down, but there are a lot more people now.
Pike brought up a valid concern that no one else seemed to really be aware of. It would have been nice to have a little bit of a discussion between Kane and Miller or Abby about this issue, and how to solve it without killing Grounders. You would think that hearing that they will run out of food in a couple of months would spark a discussion.
War is the immediate issue, but food is a just a tad bit important. Survival has always been a theme of “The 100,” and it’s a little exciting to start to focus on a survival issue that isn’t about killing people. Sure, Pike has that in his game plan, but his goal is to cultivate land.
It’s about time that we saw a downside of this miraculous City of Light. All of it was too good to be true. Did anyone else tear up when Abby mentioned Wells? That moment of sadness turned into shock whenever Jaha clearly didn’t know who Wells was. This is the man who hallucinated Wells when he was fighting for his life and making spacewalks so he could get down to Earth.
This would be like if Abby forgot Clarke. It’s a huge thing. Now it’s unclear if the City of Light chip takes away memories that might be painful or that it just eats away at your brain. Raven wasn’t upset about Jasper stealing Finn’s ashes, which felt off, so maybe the chip makes you detach from painful memories.
Whatever the case may be, the City of Light is finally getting entertaining. There’s now a secret upgrade to A.L.I.E.’s tech, which makes you wonder what needed upgrading. If A.L.I..E. wants to get her hands on it, you know that it has to give her more power or something. What do you think the upgrade will allow her to do?
Plus, now we are bringing in the history of the ark. There was a 13th station named Polaris that was blown out of the sky. That’s right, Polaris is where Polis got its name, and so those people who were in that 13th station might be some of the founders of the Grounders. This was an unexpected twist that certainly changes everyone’s perception of the Ark and of the Grounders.
Clarke was forced to face not only her actions at Mount Weather, but her new policy that blood must not have blood. Titus and Emerson were both great ways to have Clarke think about things a little more deeply. Emerson was a reminder of what Clarke had to do at Mount Weather.
When Titus called Clarke out on how she punished all the Mountain Men for the action of a few, there was a strong urge to applaud. Titus forced Clarke to examine things from a perspective that she wasn’t willing to see. Sure, it made sense that Clarke would advocate that all of her people not be wiped out because of the actions of a few, but she wouldn’t immediately hold herself to that same principle.
What did you think of the episode? What did you think of Lexa’s statement that the past commanders speak to her in her dreams? Is this like how Buffy had dreams of prophecies and the first slayer? How long before Clarke finds out that Murphy is at Polis? Please click and share your thoughts.