Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The 100 3x07
Welcome to my weekly recap of The 100- this week we are on Episode 7 and it's a doozy. Did they do that? Yes they did- but we'll get there in a minute. We start out in Polis again, picking up where we left off last week with Titus working over poor Murphy. Does Murphy exist on this show just to get tortured/ the crap beat out of him on a regular basis? Anyway Titus obviously is familiar with the infinity symbol or whatever it is on ALIE's happy pills- there's even a big banner of it or something on the wall. Apparently it's a symbol of their commander? He wants to know where Murphy got it.
And then... it's flashback time! For the first time we get to see what happened before the apocalypse. There's Becca as a human scientist working on an AI basal control module (that sounds sinister) which looks a lot like the happy pills. Oh oh- they get an alert telling them that ALIE (apparently a computer program) is hacking into nuclear launch codes, and Becca says there's too many people. Then China launches ICBM's and it's game on (or game over). Side note- the guy who delivers this happy news is the guy from Continuum (and about a dozen other shows) - anyway we see the nuclear apocalypse happen and it's pretty intense. They did a great job showing us how horrible that would be to see it from orbit- for they're on Polaris. Becca says "What have I done"?
We then jump back to the present and Lexa is leading Ascension Day ceremonies when the villagers from last week show up, with Octavia. She is furious with Titus for bringing this before her that way but he says it's her fault for forgiving the Skycrew massacre. He says war is the only response now. Make an example of Skycrew, he says. Lexa decides to mobilize the armies but only t contain Arkadia, not to attack. She wants to give Arkadia time to depose Pike on their own. Titus shakes his head- he knows this won't go over well, and it doesn't. Semet the leader of the villagers tries to kill Lexa and Titus kills him.
Murphy meanwhile gets free and realizes the POLIS thing in the dungeon is actually Polaris. Then we flashback again to Polaris in orbit and Becca is injecting something into her. The commander (Continuum guy) tells her to stand down, and we find out that Becca developed the AI that destroyed the world, and that she's planning on bringing her latest version aboard the Ark. Yeah great idea. She says ALIE 1 didn't understand what it was to be human, but ALIE 2 will. It's designed to interface with humans on a biological level. Oh great! The commander is undeterred, so Becca locks him and her assistant out. This is going well.
Back to Polis. Octavis and Clarke talk and then Clarke goes to see Lexa. Titus expects Clarke to go back to Arkadia due to the blockade, and Lexa says she has asked Clarke to stay. Titus says her feelings for Clarke are putting her and Clarke in danger, and that she must go. Lexa says that's up to Clarke. Octavia goes to see Indra and they scuffle- Indra is feeling sorry for herself that she's hurt. Octavia wants to be friends and says she is going to fight Arkadia as a grounder. Wow, Octavia. Titus meanwhile goes back to the dungeon and Murphy tries to take him out, but gets his butt kicked. Apparently Titus is zen master badass. Murphy tells Titus that Polaris was the only space station that wouldn't join the Ark, so they blew it up. Somehow a woman (Becca, apparently) got down to earth and is in these wall drawings that tell the story of Titus' faith.
Cole (the Continuum guy) is trying to reach Becca and talk sense to her- he says the Chinese and Russians are threatening not to dock with the ark because Polaris isn't- and while he's talking she's doing something with the virus. Injecting it looks like. Cole pleads with her to relent and destroy ALIE but she refuses, and escapes into a pod- meanwhile the Ark destroys Polaris to set an example. Okay I'm not liking Becca at all. Her and Jaha are both asses. Octavia tries to get Clarke to go back with her and it's obvious that Clexa is the issue here- Clarke wants to stay, and Lexa does too.
Clarke goes to say her goodbyes to Lexa and... they have a moment. And then... they're in bed. Sexy times are here again. After the love Clarke goes to leave but Murphy is there, trussed up- and Titus tries to shoot Clarke. He shooting all over the place and... hits Lexa when she comes out. So yeah... there it is. Lexa makes Titus swear he will protect Clarke, and tells her the next commander will to. Octavia meanwhile is leaving and Indra joins up- they're back together. Lexa tells Clarke "life is about more than just surviving". Then we get the kicker. Titus completes the passing on of her spirit and Lexa has the sacred symbol on the back of her neck. He makes an incision and... the AI thing comes out. So Lexa was the latest in a line going back to... Becca? Because we see Becca land and she has the incision too- she took the AI into her. Freeeaky!