Pike: “The key to survival on the ground and on the ark is to keep fighting at all costs, against all odds. The minute you give up, you’re dead.”
“Join or Die” is the April 28 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’s finally starting to feel like “The 100” that we know and love again. The recent episodes have really brought the show back to what it does best. The locations and storylines have been simplified, and it’s all about watching how our characters can work together to survive. It’s good to have you back, “The 100.”
The flashbacks were amazing. For one, we got to see the hundred before they went to the ground. Jasper had his googles on. Octavia was timid. Murphy, well, Murphy hasn’t really changed all that much. It was nostalgic seeing them all before they went to the ground. We even saw Bellamy and his terrible slicked back hair sneaking onto the drop ship.
We also got to see Pike fight for these kids. He desperately wanted to tell them that they were going to the ground, so they would actually pay attention to his Earth skills lessons. The flashbacks allowed us to understand the type of man Pike is a little bit more. Of course his graduation ceremony made no sense. How was that supposed to get the kids to pay attention to Earth skills?
Polis has seen better days. It’s unclear how much time has passed since Ontari took the chip, but ALIE has made considerable progress. If you don’t take the chip, you are either crucified or put in a prison cell. It’s unclear if there is any kind of reason behind who gets put where.
There has to be a reason for the super heavy religious imagery that was Kane being nailed to a cross. Kane chose to sacrifice himself to save the woman he loved, and maybe that was the parallel that the writers were going for. Hopefully, there will a little bit more to it than that. The loss of Kane will make the task of taking down ALIE a lot harder.
The nailing scene was too gruesome to watch. Seriously, did anyone else have to turn away? It was a bit much.
Murphy stepped up in the cell. He managed to get Indra not to kill Pike, and it looks like he had rallied the troops. Of course they are all still chained and shackled, but at least Murphy managed to convince them of the dire situation that they were in.
Murphy has become a character to watch and not just because of his sass. He knows more about the AI situation than anyone realizes, and Murphy’s a survivor. It will be really interesting to see how he leads the non-chipped people, and what kind of plan he devises to defeat ALIE.
Was anyone expecting scuba people? It’s always great to expand upon the world, and we definitely saw a new side of how some Grounders live. Let’s hope that we get to meet more of Luna’s people and learn, about why they choose to live way out in the ocean. How do you think Clarke can convince Luna to take the flame?
What did you think of the episode? Did anyone else flail about during the Bellamy and Clarke’s scenes? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.