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'The 100' recap: 'Coup de Grace'

Clarke fights Mount Weather from the outside while Bellamy does from the inside.

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The 100

type:
TV Show
genre:
Sci-fi
run date:
03/19/14
performer:
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos
Producer:
Jason Rothenberg
broadcaster:
The CW
seasons:
4
Current Status:
In Season

The 100 has gotten quite biblical in this season (an eye for eye/blood for blood; Jaha leading his people to the Promised Land, etc.), but apparently they missed the part about honoring your parents. Because Cage and Clarke were very disrespectful in “Coup de Grace”: Clarke brought a Grounder army up against her mother, and Cage usurped his father and straight up imprisoned him. Kids these days. So rude.

The episode started, as many have ended this season, with a scene straight out of a horror flick. Bellamy wakes up in the quarantine intake area shackled (and nearly naked!). He’s being doused and sprayed and burned and injected and then force-fed a pill. All of it just seems like overkill, but the Undergrounders never do anything halfway. As much as I loved seeing shirtless Bellamy (I mean why else do we watch The CW?), I was not enjoying watching him like that.

All of the treatments knocked Bellamy out, and when he wakes up, he’s in those damn cages. His cage neighbor, a Lady Grounder, spits on him when she realizes he’s a Sky Person. “I take it no one has told you we’re not enemies anymore,” he quips. It’s good to see confinement hasn’t dampened his wit. Although she’s not buying it, Cage Grounder Lady does want to know what Bellamy will do if he can get out: “I’ll kill everyone in this mountain.”

Little does he know, the actions of war have already come to Mount Weather. Jasper and Maya have been searching for Monty—who has now been missing for two days—and Harper to no avail. With some A+ acting from Devon Bostick, Jasper ignores Maya’s advice to act like everything is okay and decides it’s “time to do something stupid.”

That something stupid? Calling President Wallace out on his lies and pulling a sword on him. Unfortunately Jasper is too full of emotion and is easily bested—which is pretty sad considering President Wallace is a fragile old man who doesn’t even have the strength to go above ground. But nonetheless, Wallace flips the sword on Jasper and then does a surprising thing: Instead of telling the guard to arrest Jasper, he just asks for the guard to take him to Dr. Tsing and his son, Cage.

Cage is busy keeping his eyes glued to TV screens. He sent snipers after Clarke and Lexa. (Aside: I know this is a very large and ever-growing cast and that costs money, but I’m getting a little tired of the unexplained disappearances each week. No Lincoln, Jaha, Miller, Murphy, Lexa, Sinclair, or WICK?) Anyway, Lexa is mysteriously missing, so the snipers we see have their scopes set only on Clarke. Luckily, Indra has her back. One of the Mountain Men is killed with an arrow from her warriors; and the other is nearly killed by Indra’s protégé, Octavia. But Clarke sees a greater use for him: information-gathering.

A group of Grounders head off to warn and protect the off-screen Lexa while Abby tries to save the Grounder who was shot by the sniper and the Mountain Man. One lives and one doesn’t; and Indra is there to witness it all. She doesn’t understand how a warrior could die and yet the Sky People keep the killer alive. “You people are so weak,” she spits at them. I know these are her people’s ways, but it’s beyond frustrating at this point how little foresight she has.

Raven—who’s back!—must be in the Ark equivalent of Mensa, because that girl is a genius. When Jackson—who’s briefly back!—says he needs to get into the suit in order to save the Mountain Man, Raven says she can build a scrubber in the airlock. Okay, sure.

Abby goes from playing doctor to chancellor to mother in rapid succession. She tries to get Clarke to open up about being targeted; she tells her it’s okay to be upset. Clarke’s response? “Just another day on the ground.”

Maya, for her part, is just trying to go about her day under the ground when she stumbles upon a beautiful boy, hanging by his feet and being drained of his precious blood. She knows those exquisite facial features must have come from the sky, so she grabs a nearby needle, convienently labeled with a giant EPINEPHRINE, and wakes him up. They quickly connect the dots that they share a mutual friend in Jasper, so she starts to help him down.

Right then Lovejoy, a patrol guard, enters the room and asks what she’s doing. She’s able to pretend that she was just checking what was so special about the guy strung up next to her; and since she removed Bellamy’s monitors helps, she is able to get away with saying that she found him dead. Lovejoy begins to bring the body down, but as we know, Bellamy isn’t dead—and he fights back.

NEXT: Don’t mess with Bellamy