Is it too late for Bellamy to be redeemed?
That's the big question in play after the events of The 100 Season 3 Episode 8. Bellamy had a clear change of heart after the events of "Terms and Conditions" led to Pike sentencing Kane to death.
Will a new determination to save Kane from execution be the turning point for Bellamy to recover the humanity he'd apparently lost in joining up with the anti-Grounder group?
In addition to that BIG question, Raven managed to snap out of her City of Light daze thanks to an inadvertent assist from Jasper, and Abby organized her sock drawer (kidding... probably).
Join TV Fanatics Allison Nichols, Meg Bonney, and Caralynn Lippo as they chat about "Terms and Conditions"!
Pike has sentenced Kane to death, after Kane's attempted kidnapping and pseudo-assassination of Pike. What are the odds that Kane will die?
Allison: Very slim...hopefully. First off, it would suck to make Abby have to relive the pain and trauma of her husband's death. Kane's sentencing has broken whatever funk Bellamy was in, so hopefully he will rally the troops and do whatever it takes to get Kane out of harm's way.
Meg: so slim. He is one of the best developed characters on the show. If they kill him, I would be shocked. Like Red Wedding level shocked.
Caralynn: If they hadn't already killed Lexa this season, I would think there's a chance Kane could actually die. But there's no way they'd kill TWO prominent, fan-favorite characters in one season. Although this show does like to stomp on people's hearts.... But no way. I refuse to even entertain the idea that Kane and Abby will kiss (FINALLY) only for Kane to die moments later. It's too much. I agree with Allison that Bellamy will rally and save Kane.
Bellamy appeared to have a change of heart at the end of the episode, actively choosing to lie to Hannah and not turn Miller and Harper in for colluding with Kane. Is this a turning point for Bellamy? Or is this too little too late?
Allison: I don't think it's too late. He's going to have to work for his redemption, but I think it's a turning point. If Bellamy didn't have a change of heart after Kane's sentencing, then it would have been too late for him.
Meg: A total turning point! I think that we will start to see a major shift in Bellamy going forward. He cried when Pike sentenced Kane to death. That's not the sign of an unredeemable guy. Our Bellamy will be back, for sure.
Caralynn: I do think it's a turning point, but he'll have to do something huge to redeem himself after participating in the slaughter of 300 Grounder innocents. I suspect that he'll be ready and willing to sacrifice himself to save Kane. He'll also need to do something big to save Grounders from Pike, because just saving Kane won't really be enough. I am THRILLED that he's changing his tune, though. I sort of wish there was a psychiatrist among all the Arker doctors, because Bellamy needs some seriously therapy to work through how he could have done all this.
Abby was mysteriously missing during all of this craziness. Where the hell was she? Speculate!
Allison: She was clearly organizing her sock drawer. Sometimes you just have to shut yourself in your room to organize your socks, no matter how long it takes or what is going on outside.
Meg: She was binging Fuller House.
Caralynn: She was taking a long overdue (and super deep) nap. She would have had to be basically comatose to miss that whole kerfuffle. Prison riots are loud!
Raven, inspired by Jasper mentioning Finn, snapped out of her ALIE-induced haze. React!
Allison: ABOUT DAMN TIME! As much as I dislike Finn, I do like that he was what caused Raven to snap out of it. He was everything to her, and if forgetting him didn't invoke any reaction, it would have weakened the bond they had. Raven figured things out on her own, which was amazing. Jasper was asking innocent questions because he was curious. Raven snapped out of it all on her own, which is a testament to everything I love about her.
Meg: That's our girl! If anyone can break free of this its Raven. Jaha is too far gone, but now that Raven realizes what the chip really does, she will have to trade her freedom from physical pain in order to get her memories back.
Caralynn: The moment was absolutely perfect. I couldn't have imagined it any better. Raven's reaction was organic and completely within character. And Jaha was right -- she's strong, and that's what ALIE hadn't been counting on. Go Raven!!
What was the most exciting moment or your favorite scene?
Allison: Kane reading his book in his leather jacket because reasons. I really just loved Kane planning and scheming.
Meg: I loved the whole thing with Miller and his boyfriend. It was such a simple scene but with such weight behind it.
Caralynn: Lincoln not dying in the prison riot. I was so relieved! I was sure that his number was up as soon as the chaos kicked into high gear. It would've been so very The 100 for Lincoln to die just before Octavia makes it back to camp. Ugh.
Who was the MVP of this episode and why?
Allison: This is a tough one. I think I'm going to give it to Raven because she figured out what the City of Light was doing to her. Raven defied A.L.I.E.'s orders, and hopefully she will start to work on taking her down.
Meg: Miller. He is really showing how much he has grown from previous seasons. I liked that they showed his progress from the kid beating up Lincoln, to a man working with Lincoln to do the right thing.
Caralynn: I've gotta give this one to Bellamy, or more accurately, to Bob Morley. I have my issues with Bellamy's mental process and his arc this season, but Bob's taken the material and run with it. His performance in this episode was excellent, and he conveyed so much in so few words. It was clear exactly what was going through his head at any given moment, making his eventual turn away from Pike and back to the land of reason all the more satisfying.
Check out our photo preview of "Stealing Fire," the next episode of The 100 airing on Thursday, March 31st at 9/8c on The CW!
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