‘The 100’ season 3, episode 12 review: Bellamy, Clarke search for Luna

The 100Now that we have Raven back to her old self on “The 100” she is able to provide the group with valuable information about A.L.I.E.’s intentions: She wants the second AI, because it’s the only thing that can stop her world domination. Will they be able to get this AI to Luna before A.L.I.E. gets her hands on it?

Polis: Ontari still has Murphy as his prisoner, but he sees Emori while on the streets and finds a way to meet privately with her later on in Polis. He tells Emori that Ontari is not only crazy, but that she’s technically not the commander yet. Emori takes the information to Jaha, (since she is under the influence of the tech pill herself), and Jaha and Emori confront Ontari about not being the real commander. She is of course insanely pissed at Murphy for betraying her confidence, but what did she expect trusting her prisoner? Instead of killing him, Jaha convinces her that Murphy is still useful and throws him in a cell – which really made no sense since she has developed a relationship with Murphy and has met Jaha for 30 seconds. Why didn’t she just kill Jaha and Emori to keep her secret safe until she got the Flame? Our real issue with Murphy this season is that the writers don’t seem to know what to do with him. He’s mostly been used as a tool to move other character’s stories forward, but we love this character so much and want to see him have his own solid storyline. In the end it looks like Ontari also took the tech pill at Jaha’s suggestion, because we end the episode with A.L.I.E. sitting in the commander’s throne talking about filling the City of Light with more followers.

The hunt for Luna: Raven, Clarke, Bellamy, Octavia and the remaining group return to Arkadia to find Lincoln’s book (to lead them to Luna’s whereabouts), but find it deserted. Octavia finds the book, but just as Octavia goes to leave, Jasper stumbles into the room to warn her about grounders and they are taken prisoner. Raven finds Becca’s journal and learns that if a certain phrase is said that A.L.I.E. 2.0 will find the next body to move to, and after saying it, it is attracted to Raven. Because she doesn’t have night blood, Clarke warns her that if the AI enters her body, that it will kill her, so they push harder to find Luna. Unfortunately, Emerson finds them and kills Sinclair, then takes Raven, Octavia, Monty, Jasper, Bellamy, Harper, Miller and Bryan hostage and puts them in an airlock room. He drains the room of oxygen and forces Clarke to watch, but she is able to break free and put the flame A.L.I.E. 2.0 Emerson and he dies. After Emerson’s death, Clarke, Bellamy, Octavia and Jasper go on the hunt for Luna to give the AI to her and make her the next commander.

It has been a while since we’ve had some quality Clarke and Bellamy screen time together, but this week we had two of our heroes working together to save their friends from Emerson and start the hunt for Luna. We’ve always liked these two when they are working together since they have a really nice on screen chemistry and what we like even more about this relationship is that it is just a friendship at this point. We know that there are some fans that want to see them become romantically involved, but for us we love seeing an unlikely friendship like this that remains friendship since so many shows out there want to hook up the leads. That is one of the many reasons that we love “The 100” – it isn’t afraid to take the road less traveled. Episode grade: B

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