Monty: “Octavia, we’re your people. We were sent down together. We survived together.”
Octavia: :Lincoln was my people. I’m not Trikru. I’m not Skaikru. I’m nothing.”
Monty: “You’re one of the hundred.”
“Nevermore” is the April 14 episode of “The 100.” Warning, this article contains major 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 felt like season one again in the very best way. The hour was spent with members of the hundred (plus Sinclair, a now honorary hundred member) working together to solve one problem – ALIE’s hold on Raven. We weren’t jumping around to multiple different locations featuring characters off on their own storylines. Everyone had the same mission.
Can we just take a moment to bask in the glow that was Lindsey Morgan’s performance? She killed it and carried the hour. If her performance hadn’t worked or had been weaked, the entire episode would have suffered. She did an amazing job.
Focusing in on saving Raven was amazing. We haven’t slowed everything down to focus on a singular goal in forever, so it was a great change of pace. Everyone had to work together, something that these guys haven’t done since Mount Weather. They’ve either been on opposite sides, or they haven’t physically been in the same location.
Plus, we were really able to watch A!Raven (ALIE!Raven) slowly pick apart members of the hundred. Let’s face it, for the most part, A!Raven was telling truth that everyone needed to hear but were too scared to face. A!Raven forced everyone to re-examine their choices, and how they’ve been handling things. While she did it to break everyone down, hopefully, the hundred will come out stronger because of fit.
Clarke’s been confronted about her actions at Mount Weather before, but she’s never really had to face someone that she hurt – Jasper. To everyone else, Clarke can use the “I did it for my people” line, and they will understand. Roan and Lexa knew what it meant to lead, and they spent their time trying to get Clarke to realize that she’s not the only one who had to make tough calls for her people.
With Jasper, Clarke had to do better than that. Jasper’s her people, but she killed the woman he loved. Clarke left Mount Weather before really having to face what her actions did. Sure, her people lived on, but she didn’t have to rationalize her actions to Mount Weather survivors (because there are no, well Emerson’s evil so he doesn’t count). With Jasper, she had to.
The same can be said for Bellamy. He operated under the belief that Pike was what was best for Skaikru, and that’s how he rationalized everything he did. Now, he has the death of Lincoln on his conscience, and Octavia won’t let him forget that. On top of that, he was forced to face Niylah knowing that he helped kill her father.
Clarke and Bellamy are struggling with similar demons. While Clarke was away, Bellamy stepped up to lead, and he’s realizing that maybe he didn’t do what was best for his people after all. It will be really interesting to see how both Clarke and Bellamy win back the respect and trust of their people, and how they learn to cope with their actions.
Octavia and Monty’s scenes were phenomenal. Octavia has felt for a while now that she doesn’t belong anywhere, and Monty showed her where her place is – with the hundred. He killed his mom for her, and that action seemed to be what finally made Octavia believe that she had people to call her own.
When Monty was in the room for the Mount Weather massacre, there was this twisted sense of excitement knowing that we would see this happy child deal have to deal with playing a role in the execution of three hundred people. Unfortunately, Jasper’s suffering and pain got more airtime than whatever Monty was going through.
That same twisted excitement is back now that Monty killed his mom, his only remaining family member. It was absolutely heartbreaking to watch his face as he realized what he had to do, and now that he knows that his mother could have been saved, Monty’s going to spiral. Is it terrible to be excited to see how Monty handles this?
Personally, putting people in tough situations and exploring how everyone handles the morally gray choices that they are forced to make to survive is one of the biggest strengths of “The100.” That’s what this episode dealt with. We not only had characters that were forced to examine what they have done, we had Monty forced to do something absolutely unthinkable, and next he’ll have to come up with a way to live with himself.
This hour got back to what “The 100” is really all about. We see them fight for survival every day, but they don’t often have time to really think about what they have done or have to do. It was amazing that we were able to slow things down for a bit to really explore so many things that the hundred have done, and how they are dealing, or not dealing, with them.
What did you think of the episode? Are you excited to see the hundred take down ALIE? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.