The 100 Ep 306 – Bitter Harvest Review/Recap

The100 Bitter Harvest Clark and Lexa

Pictured (L-R): Alycia Debnam-Carey as Lexa, and Eliza Taylor as Clarke — Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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.

I love Clarke and Lexa, fully aboard the Clexa bandwagon, but I’m sorry Clarke is just pissing me off these days with her self righteousness. At this point it seems like she’s using Lexa’s obvious feelings for her. Yet, Clarke has really given up nothing for this “relationship.” She’s a spoiled brat. So here we are, the fallout – which LAST episode should have been. Fair warning I despise the City of Light Storyline and will be skipping over most of that stuff.

The episode opens with a nice little bit of Clexa where Clarke is drawing Lexa while she sleeps with a book in her hand. Awe, she looks so peaceful, just like a little baby. Until a nightmare wakes her up. She was haunted by former commanders who were all killed by assassins. Lexa thinks it’s a warning that she’s betraying their legacy. Foreshadowing anyone? They are teasing us and will kill off Lexa this season. Mark my words. I will be so incredibly upset if that happens. Clarke convinces Lexa that she made the right decision and her legacy will be peace. Really, this is more of Clarke’s self serving nonsense that’s going to get Lexa killed.

Pictured (L-R): Neil Sandilands as Titus, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Lexa, and Eliza Taylor as Clarke -- Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Pictured (L-R): Neil Sandilands as Titus, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Lexa, and Eliza Taylor as Clarke — Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Titus interrupts their moment by delivering a mysterious box that was sent by Roan as a testament to the Ice Nation’s loyalty. Titus says the contents will answer a question, not yet asked. When they open it, It’s Emerson! Emerson sees Clarke and goes crazy!  I loved this pre-credit opening, gives me hope that we’re in for a great episode.

Pike’s detail is busy taking water samples at a lake when they encounter a grounder kid and try and kill him. The detail is lead by Monty’s bitch mom. Octavia who was out spying for Kane saves the kid. Clearly Pike is going to try and poison the Grounder’s water supply. Kane has Miller spying for him. They bug Pike’s quarters. Kane tries to convince Bellamy and Pike not to harm the sick grounders. Bellamy is just an unlikable asshole now, I hope he dies on the Pole soon.  Pike tells Kane he doesn’t care what Jaha does, saying that’s Abby’s department.

 Pictured: Bob Morley as Bellamy -- Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Pictured: Bob Morley as Bellamy — Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Monty and Bellamy question Pike’s plans for expansion and once again they all just agree to follow him blindly. God I’m hating this storyline. Kane and Octavia overhears Pike’s next vile plan. He wants to attack another grounder village. Octavia tells Miller that she’s going to try and convince the grounders to leave the village. Yeah, that’s going to go over well.

Clarke storms into the throne room to talk about Emerson. She agrees with Titus that Emerson must die. Titus looks at Lexa and calls Clarke a hypocrite for wanting vengeance when it’s a crime against her people, but Lexa’s people don’t deserve justice when their blood is spilled. Clarke makes some bullshit argument about how what Lexa did was about stopping a war and killing Emerson is about ending one. I want to tear my hair out, the writers are just butchering this show this season. Titus tells Clarke since the crime was against her people she has to make carry out the sentence – Banishment or Death by 49 cuts.

Everytime Bellamy says he’s trying to build a home and can’t do that with people who only know war, I just want to smack the hell out of his self righteous, bigoted rant. They head towards the village. Octavia arrives and tries to convince the villagers to leave. They don’t believe her until the kid she saved vouches for her.

Kane blames himself for holding the election and turning over leadership to a madman. We get a little Abby moment when she kisses him. He says Bellamy is the key to turning everything around, but he thinks he’s doing what’s right. Abby says everyone always does.

Octavia foolishly thinks she convinced the villagers to leave their homes when they turn on her and prepare to fight back.  The Bellamy and his piles killed a lot of their villagers, including the kid’s parents. Clarke confronts Emerson and tells him he needs to beg her for mercy and he basically says “Iz ya cray?” Again Clarke tries to have it both ways.

Titus confronts Clarke and begs her to help him save Lexa by telling her that she’s being hypocritical in her assertion that she deserves revenge, but the Grounders don’t. She says she can’t do anything that would endanger her people. What a crock of s.

Clarke spare’s Emerson’s life, much to Titus’ displeasure. Lexa tells everyone in the room that Clarke has shown them the way, that blood must not have blood and they have a chance to forge a future of peace for their kids. How the hell is this supposed to happen when you have Pike and Bellamy out their trying to kill every grounder they see and take over as much land as they can????? I understand the concept and it’s something they should push for, but not until they deal with the Arkadians first! They are letting all their enemies just run free and now Emerson. It’s STUPID on so many levels.

This painful ep ends when we find out Titus is the one who has Murphy and there’s a competing A.I. that is in Titus’ hands. Groan….


I did like that Titus and Lexa called Clarke on her Hypocrisy, but I hate that she seems so stupid that she doesn’t see it and it seems like Clarke is whether intentionally or not, using Lexa. But I’m sorry this episode and last week’s was nauseating.

They have basically stripped Lexa of everything that made her such a great character and leader for this Blood Not Have Blood Nonsense. Especially when it’s Clarke pulling her strings, when she’s clearly not pushing this agenda for the sake of her war mongering people who have yet to suffer any consequences for their numerous actions. Don’t get me started on how terrible I think this City of Light story line is.

I’m really hoping that this mess of a season comes together and it’ll stand up to the greatness that I saw in Season 1 and 2, so far this is just painful to watch one of my favorite shows in years drop off a cliff this season. At this point I almost don’t care if it gets cancelled.

Episode Grade D