Wave of Mutilation: ‘The 100’ Season 4 Finale Review

Cease to resist, giving my goodbyyyye
Drive my car into the ooocea … ha hun
You’ll think I’m dead!  But I sail awayyy hay hay … hay hay!
On a wave of mutilation
A wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Way … hay hay … hay haaayvvve
Way … hay hay … hay haaayvvve

I’ve had this song in my head all week going into this season finale, and now that I’ve seen the ep, it turns out that the somewhat nonsensical lyrics actually fit the episode shockingly well.  Clarke had to give up her hope of getting to the Ark and say goodbye to her friends.  She then rode out the death wave (definitely more of a fire-based wave than a water-based wave in Clarke’s case, but close enough).  Everyone thinks she’s dead!  But she “sails” away, which in her case probably means that she does a good amount of earth-searching to find livable land.  I’ve got a lot of questions on how that even works, but I’ll get to that later.

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Review: ‘The 100’ Ep 4.12: “The Chosen”

OMG.  Wait.  What is that weird sensation I’m feeling right now … I’m not sure I’m familiar with it.  Hmmm … could it be … is it even possible to feel … hope?  What is hope?  I don’t know her.

Well … I might, maybe have a very vague memory of her.  Like from back in the days of … gosh.  It’s been a long time not only in the world of The 100, but in real life.  On a day when we watched the Trump administration start to crack more than ever before (appointment of the special counsel to investigate possible Russia shadiness, a leaked tape from Paul Ryan and the House Majority Leader talking shit about Trump and Putin, revelations of the admin’s knowledge of Flynn being under investigation when they hired him, etc. etc.) … it felt fitting that we finally got a glimmer of hope not only in real life, but on The Hundy.  We’ve had a damn bleak year in this real world, and likewise its been a fittingly bleak season of The 100.  We need a teeny glimpse of a faint light at the end of the tunnel every now and then.

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Review: ‘The 100’ Ep 4.11: “The Other Side”

Uhh … wow.  Considering how much I’ve wanted to murder Jasper all season, I sure did find myself a blubbering mess when he actually died tonight.  I was not expecting that.  I mean, I guess I’m not sure what I expected, but I was so sick of him dragging everyone else down for the past 11 episodes, on top of several stretches of season 3, that I was just ready to move on.  So I didn’t necessarily consider all the history it would dredge up when it actually did happen.  Well o.k. I should be careful how I word this so as not to be entirely insensitive, as I know the kid was depressed.  My point is just that I still think the writers could have handled/treated him better.  I know I’ve talked mad shit about him this season but the entire reason I’m angry is that Jasper was once a great and vital character on this show.  Thus it feels like he should’ve been treated better on his way out.  Anyway I’ll talk more about that in a sec.  There was a lot happening in this ep, as always, and overall I think it was actually quite a good episode, but I also think some stories were fleshed out better than others.  I’ll get into that too.

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Review: ‘The 100’ Ep 4.10: “Die All, Die Merrily”

Hi Guys.  Before we get to the badassery shown in the above pic, I just gotta take a sec for a quick meltdown in response to the last minute of the episode.  K?  Bear with me for a sec.

WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

I mean

UGGHH

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Can this review just be audio of me screaming in frustration and punching walls and strangling TV writers??

Here’s the thing.  This was a great episode of television.  It was somehow a great episode which may have permanently ruined my favorite character on the show.  It was a great episode which may result in me not wanting to watch the show anymore if I hate my fave now.  So …. great job, guys?  Look, we’ve been here before.  TV writers love, love to do shit like this.  They loooove that shocking twist at the end of the ep that throws the audience into a complete tizzy.  But there are key differences with this particular episode of television that made it all the more … cruel.  I’ll get to them in a bit.  Let me talk about the good stuff first, since this comprised 98% of the episode.  Then I’ll get to the murder-inducing stuff at the end, since that’s what they did to us in the ep, too.

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‘The 100’ Ep 4.10: Clarke is an Asshole Now

Here’s a preview of how my 100 ep 4.10 review starts:

WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

I mean

UGGHH

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Can this review just be audio of me screaming in frustration and punching walls and strangling TV writers??

This was an excellent episode of television right up until the last minute, which made me want to burn everything down.  I was so mad and had so much to say about this final minute of the ep in relation to Clarke’s character development this season (and seasons past) that I didn’t want to overrun my review of the episode with this rant.  There was a lot of awesome stuff happening for the first 41 out of 42 minutes (if we’re not counting commercials) so I’m going to devote the review to that stuff, and then link to this post for my Clarke-specific thoughts.  I tend to be more motivated to write about stuff I’m angry about lol, so I wrote this post first.

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