The 100: Many Happy Returns
November 13, 2014 12:59 AM - Season 2, Episode 4 - Subscribe

After being betrayed, Clarke takes matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Bellamy, Finn and Murphy race against time to save a stranger, and tensions rise between Raven and Wick.
posted by vibratory manner of working (7 comments total)
 
our search party: Why was she halfway up a cliff to begin with? Was she at the bottom of the cliff and trying to climb up? Was she at the top, and climbing down? Did she fall and grab the tree? I find it hard to imagine that she ended up that in the initial landing.

Too bad about the one guy, but that's what you get when you put all your weight on a shitty knot. I am bad at knots too, but that was a knot I could take one look at and see that it wasn't enough to climb down a cliff with.

Camp: I am really not fond of the new soldier character. She has to shoot the balloon down? They only have so much helium, and chances of getting more anytime soon are low. Pull the thing down and recover the helium, don't shoot it. Engineer character is fine. Happy to see Gaeta hanging around.

Jaha: this was a well done and thoughtful plot. Giving the chess piece away is a big deal. The final scene it cut so it looks like the rider just kills him and leaves, but I think he's going to be waking up someplace new at some point. Or maybe we don't see him again until he gets rescued?

Clarke and Anya: ANYA NO
posted by vibratory manner of working at 1:08 AM on November 13, 2014 [3 favorites]


Also I liked how clarke got shot in the final scene too, but it didn't seem to even register with her that she'd been hit.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 1:10 AM on November 13, 2014


I really like this show and have been watching since season 1, but this one had too much dumb in it.

Dumb thing 1) Why would you tie such a bad knot/why would no one be holding the rope and checking the knot?

Dumb thing 2) So at camp, even though they have kids outside, they just shoot anyone who comes near? The kids could have been covered in mud too. That was just dumb to me. Go out and grab them don't just shoot? Wtf?

Other than that, I hope that we starting getting less dumb, as I really liked the storyline for Mt. Weather and that stuff seemed intelligent and thought out.
posted by Crystalinne at 11:03 AM on November 15, 2014


Dumb thing 2) So at camp, even though they have kids outside, they just shoot anyone who comes near? The kids could have been covered in mud too. That was just dumb to me. Go out and grab them don't just shoot? Wtf?

Speaking of kids, did you notice when they electrified the fence, there's about five little kids all running around playing RIGHT NEXT TO IT?

I continue to enjoy the scenes with Jaha, especially since he was absent from the previous episode. I concur with the intended ambiguity of how they shot the scene where he's clubbed/hit by the other rider.

The girl on the cliff. Just awkward. I was glad that the show feels confident about its mission to just kill off an ancillary character like they did. I'm not so upset about the knot, if only because these guys don't necessarily have much, if any, experience and almost everything they do on the ground. One would think there could have been more survivors from the Arc Piece crash, but not one seemed to voice the opinion, which was a silly point that stuck out to me. I am curious now about the other chunks that went falling down to earth.

The head of the security group, while I think it's great is a woman, is definitely borderline crazy concerning the security of the camp. Is it wrong? Perhaps not, since she's already had men crucified by the Grounders. I'm continually intrigued or surprised by the Grounder refusal to accept the presence of the Sky People (for a better term). Are resources so slim that any new population is immediately target number one?

The reapers...were they being healed by the Mt. Weather folks? How long have the Grounders been culled by Mt. Weather? Is all that art work and cultural treasure trove going to end up destroyed at some point? Is Maya looking a bit more creepy in this most recent episode?

Murphy. Redeemed!
posted by Atreides at 5:04 PM on November 15, 2014


Murphy. Redeemed!

I liked that. I also liked that it occurred without any particular epiphany: Murphy's still a horrible, dangerous person... he just sees which way the wind is blowing. I could totally buy it.

It was also nice to see Luvia Petersen playing another warrior woman, although seeing so many Continuum alumni makes me a little sad - I was kind of hoping for an S4 there, despite S3 jumping a tank full of sharks.

I really like this show and have been watching since season 1, but this one had too much dumb in it.

I just binge watched this show while working on something, and while I really like it - Clarke in particular - it suffers from a hefty dose of Adults Are Useless. I understand that it's part of the YA dystopian genre, but it's a little grating sometimes.

(I also wish there was a better rationale for them having so little intel about the ground - seems like I could get better results with Google maps than they did with all their fancy sensors. Not knowing about the Mount Weather enclave is plausible, but it's not like the Grounders take any pains to hide from satellite surveillance of any sort.)
posted by mordax at 4:41 PM on November 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


There's a continuity error with the rope.
posted by pipeski at 11:30 AM on January 12, 2015


Waaaah Dichen Lachman/Anya waaaaaaaaaaaah.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:23 PM on February 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


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