Bellamy aligned with Pike and Lexa triumphed over Queen Nia of the Ice Nation on The 100 Season 3 Episode 4. Will Bellamy's mistake undo the tentative peace that Lexa and Clarke have won?
Join TV Fanatics Allison Nichols, Meg Bonney, Paul Dailly, and Caralynn Lippo as we chat about "Watch the Thrones." We're talking Queen Nia's death, what's up with Ontari, and our worries about Lincoln's fate.
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Queen Nia is dead. That was fast. How do you feel about that twist?
Allison: I have mixed feelings. I'm excited to see how the death of Nia changes things for the Ice Nation and the other clans. However, we were just getting to know the Ice Nation and the extent of their ruthlessness. I wish we got to see her in action more and heard more of her side of things, like if she has a reason for all the brutality.
Meg: That was a crazy twist, which is always fun, but I wish we had more time to get to know and hate her! She had so much build up, I was hoping to see more of her.
Paul: As much as I would have loved more time with Nia, it was a fantastic twist and I can't wait to see what comes of it. Who hires Brenda Strong for one episode? Jason Rothenberg!
Caralynn: I'm going to miss Nia's awesome scarification and Ice Nation make-up, but this is really what needed to happen. It's going to set in motion all kinds of unexpected things for this storyline. I don't know about all of you, but I was totally ready to settle in for a Lexa vs. Nia season-long fight so this development completely threw me off -- in a good way!
Let's talk about Ontari. She's just been revealed to be a Nightblood, and her queen was assassinated right in front of her. What can we expect from this character?
Allison: I have no idea. I would hope that something more comes from Ontari since the reveal that she is a Nightblood was such a big deal. The Nightbloods are fascinating, and I wouldn't mind spending more time with them.
Meg: I am so intrigued by the Nightbloods! I want to know EVERYTHING about them. I think that we will have another strong rival in the power struggle now. I don't think Ontari will bow to Roan, so that will make it interesting.
Paul: I think Ontari will be out for blood. She's not going to take it lightly that her Queen was murdered in front of her and it should make for an interesting story arc.
Caralynn: I agree, I don't think that Ontari will take to Roan's rule or Lexa remaining Commander lightly. Especially since she's a Nightblood and could theoretically take over as Commander. I wonder if Roan will throw in with Ontari or if they'll be at odds as well. There are just so many different ways this storyline can go, and I'm antsy to see how it plays out.
The most controversial part of this episode was Bellamy's turn to the dark side, joining up with Pike. Did you buy it? Or did it feel inorganic to you? Is there any coming back from this decision for Bellamy?
Allison: I understand that Bellamy was just betrayed by Echo, someone he thought he could trust, and it caused the death of Gina and a lot of Skaikru. I get that Bellamy is hurt and vulnerable and blames himself. Still, Bellamy would not have gone to the route of killing all Grounders, aka innocent people. This is the guy who was upset to see tiny, adorable, innocent children at Mount Weather because they might be in the crossfire. No matter how hurt Bellamy was, it doesn't make sense that he would join forces with Pike and his crusade to massacre Grounders.
Meg: This felt so very out of character! What the French is going on!? I really don't think that Bellamy will kill any of the Grounders. I agree with Allison, that's just not him.
Paul: I agree that it's totally out of character, but try spending a day in his life and you probably wouldn't be surprised by any actions from him.
Caralynn: Allison brings up the point that Bellamy was upset to see innocent kids at Mount Weather but he still totally killed them in the end, along with Clarke, to save their people. I'm definitely in the minority here, and I accept that, but I do buy that the combination of PTSD and grief could easily have led him to make this very, very wrong move. I hope that we'll see some kind of twist in the upcoming episode that reveals that Bellamy at least didn't actively participate in the massacre of Indra's army (not that complicity would be much better), but I doubt it.
What was your favorite part of the episode?
Allison: I loved Lexa's fight with Roan. It was great to see the Commander in action. I loved that Lexa wouldn't allow anyone to fight for her, and then even though Nia wasn't part of the fight, Lexa made sure that Nia was the one she defeated.
Meg: I totally agree! I loved Lexa's fight scene. We hadn't seen her in action and she was insane! I also loved everything about the Nightbloods and finding out Lexa is one too. That whole thing was super interesting.
Paul: I loved the whole fight scene. I was so sure that was it for Lexa, so I was pleasantly surprised when she took out Nia.
Caralynn: We all agree, Lexa's fight was totally badass and definitely the highlight of the episode. I really like both Lexa and Roan, so I was on high-alert during that entire scene because I didn't want either of them to die. The way it was resolved was just perfect, despite the fact that we lost Nia/Brenda Strong by the end of it.
Octavia and Lincoln are not in a good place right now, and red flags are everywhere for the character of Lincoln, in particular. Do you think there's any chance Lincoln will survive this season?
Allison: I'm very worried about Lincoln. I admire his courage to live alongside of people who hate him in order to ultimately help them out in the end. Lincoln knows that he isn't all that different from Skaikru, so he's not staying in Arkadia for his own benefit. He's doing it to help Skaikru out in the long run, to help save them from pointless wars and bloodshed.
Meg: Sadly, no. I think his death will somehow be linked to Bellamy, based on the promo we saw before the season started with Octavia punching Bellamy over and over. It's a bummer because Lincoln is such a great character.
Paul: It's time for him to go. He's cheated death way too many times and sadly, he'll be gone by the half way point of the season.
Caralynn: Lincoln's gonna die. I hate it, and I don't want it to happen, but it's happening. The writing's on the wall, here. I agree with Meg that his death will be linked to Bellamy and Pike's crusade against the Grounders. Lincoln will wind up in the crossfire and it'll be awful and tragic. We're talking top-tier The 100 death scenes.
Share any other thoughts you had on "Watch the Thrones.”
Allison: Clarke needs to go home. She's in Polis to do what's right for her people, but she has no idea what's going on with Skaikru. She needs to face what she's done at Mount Weather and be okay with being surrounded by the people she did it for.
Meg: I was very happy with the lack of Jaha this week. Hopefully they will keep that story short and minimal but I miss Murphy! Is there a way to get him back without the City of Lights story?
Paul: I've enjoyed the season a lot more with the City of Light storyline, so hopefully that stays very much on the back burner!
Caralynn: Where is Raven?! I feel like Raven could have been very instrumental in talking Bellamy down, but unless I missed it, there was no explanation whatsoever for her absence. No one even mentioned her. It really stuck out to me because I love Raven's character and I wanted to see her dealing with the traumatic aftermath of the Mount Weather Massacre Pt. 2.
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