I was in The Vegas last week hanging out with movie stars at CinemaCon – you know how I do, so missed recapping last week’s ep. Overall I liked it, but I’m sick to death of Bellamy’s bullshit and the fact that he never suffers any consequences for his actions. People act like he’s some 16 year old kid easily led around, but he’s a grown man who needs to accept responsibility for his reckless actions.
Last week’s episode was a barn burner and renewed my faith that The 100 can turn a corner and go back to being great again. We saw Ontari become Heda by any means necessary. Clarke became the Flame Keeper and is now on the hunt for the only person that can stop Ontari – the mysterious Luna. Lincoln died, actually a lot of folks died last week. This week we’re back to what I hate – the COL storyline, but we’re also going to get more Arkers rebelling against Pike this week. So we’ll see how it goes. Check out the images and official synopsis below.
As much as I adored S1 and S2 of The 100, this season has been a hot mess and that was before the episode and death that shall never be mentioned again. Yes I was one of those angry people on twitter. It’s not that Lexa died, that was expected, it was the hack way it was done that drove me nuts. I still haven’t brought myself to watch the last Arkadia centric episode. Why waste my time watching an episode devoted to a bunch of characters I truly despise?
After a 3 week break, The 100 returns this Thursday with the aftermath. Is there any planet where Aden will become the next Heda? Of course not because Jason Rothenberg has become a hack writer. His zeal to “surprise,” at every turn has turned the show into a predictable mess. Always count on the opposite of any logical choice. So of course Ontari will become Heda. I’m not spoiling anything as I haven’t seen the episode, but it’s pretty obvious. We also have Lincoln’s inevitable death to look forward to. Oh joy.
So far, I’m pretty disappointed in this season of The 100 and considering the show is about to take a month long break after next week’s episode they have a lot of ground (pun intended) to make up. What this season is missing is a sense of urgency and coherence. Season 1 and 2 were special because it was a show that swung for the fences and 9 times out of 10 hit it out of the park. It was bold, visionary and shocking but not for the sake of being “shocking.” Each season had a common goal that everyone was working towards. There was never a cliche’d last minute save, the stakes were constantly ramped up and raised the bar on how good tv fantasy/sci-fi can be.
As disappointed as I’ve been in the last few episodes of The 100, I still wait with breathless anticipation for each new episode. Something I haven’t felt with a show in awhile. Next week’s episode will feature the first flashback of the season as Clarke will find out more about earth’s past. This looks like it’s going to be a Grounder/Polis centric episode. We’re getting a LOT of Titus.
The name for this week’s episode of The 100, Bitter Harvest, couldn’t be more apt. I was pissed at the end of last week’s episode. Once again The Arkers get away with being arrogant asses and instead of letting Lexa and the Grounders get their Justice, naive, deluded Clarke convinces Lexa to “turn the other cheek,” preaching nonsense about how Blood Must Not Have Blood, when just the week before Clarke was demanding justice for her own people. What a hypocritical load of crap.
The 100 season 3 has been a weird mix of awesomeness and stupidity in its first 4 episodes. After the Arkadians slaughtered 300 of Lexa’s peacekeepers and Lexa finally getting her revenge on the Ice Queen last week we start this week with the aftermath.
Everyone here knows of my new love – The 100. I haven’t talked about S3 this much because I like to wait a few eps before commenting. After last week’s episode, I’m going to have a lot to say in the next few days. Right now the only thing I’m still loving about the show are the Grounders, Polis and Clexa. But I’m holding out hope it all comes together in the end. After last week, The Arkers are completely nonredeemable and should be wiped out. In the meantime here are some photos for this week’s episode.
Clarke’s (Eliza Taylor) hope for peace are dashed by a new threat. Raven (Lindsey Morgan) becomes a target. Meanwhile, Murphy (Richard Harmon) is running a dangerous con. Paige Turco, Henry Ian Cusack, Isaiah Washington, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Christopher Larkin, Ricky Whittle also star. Tim Scanlan directed the episode written by Charlie Craig (#305). Original airdate 2/18/16.
You all know how much I hate the Best Friends/Better enemies gimmick but holly cow, the new 3 minute trailer for Arrow is stunning!
The CW today announced the broadcast television premiere of the four-hour event miniseries LABYRINTH, airing across two consecutive nights on Thursday, May 22 (8:00-10:00pm ET) and concluding Friday, May 23 (8:00-10:00pm ET). Filmedon-location in the medieval town of Carcassonne in southwest France and Cape Town, South Africa, the historical miniseries jumps back and forth between modern and medieval France as it follows the lives of two women who are separated by centuries, but united in their search for the Holy Grail.
With Arrow, Supernatural, Reign (I’ll admit it’s terrible, but I’m addicted) and The Tomorrow People (what Agents of SHIELD should have been), The CW Network has killed it this season.