Is it an excessive amount of to ask for a contented ending?
?Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers forward!?
This 12 months has been disappointing for apparent causes.
However one significantly disheartening second was The 100‘s ultimate season.
It isn’t a lot his loss of life that will get me, (though I believe that was a horrible resolution as nicely) but it surely’s how he died.
Inform me the way it is smart to have the 2 lead characters, who’ve been BEST FRIENDS for seven seasons, abruptly get into an argument that ends in one MURDERING THE OTHER?!
Bellamy and Clarke’s relationship is arguably one of the profound dynamics in tv historical past and carries the load of the complete present.
The whole thing of their friendship relies on mutual dependency, love, and belief. They’ve been via a lot collectively and when Clarke loses sight of that for even a minute in Season 6, she is shortly reminded that Bellamy is her household and they’re on this collectively.
Additionally, emotions apart, let’s talk about how Clarke killing Bellamy was a poor resolution on the writers’ half. It is truthfully a disservice to Clarke’s character to have her battle to make so many tough selections over seven seasons, after which have her so carelessly shoot her finest buddy.
Clarke’s total persona has been primarily based round her overwhelming have to do no matter it takes to guard these she loves. And when she faltered in her resolution making, Bellamy was at all times there to select up the slack. They labored collectively, continually consulting each other, as a workforce.
They’re the pinnacle and the center. You may’t have one kill the opposite.
As an avid fan of the present who has vehemently defended the writing and storyline for six seasons…Season 7 was not it, honey.
There have been so many superb moments and seasons on this present, which is what makes the ending all of the extra upsetting. Moreover the regrettable loss of life of Lexa in Season 3, the second and third seasons of The 100 are mainly excellent tv.
All the important characters undergo immense development, the opposite characters which are launched solely improve the plot and the suspense of the ultimate few episodes of Seasons 2 and three, and it is simply the cherry on prime of excellent storytelling.
Compared, the seventh season, particularly the ultimate few episodes, virtually felt rushed.
For instance, let’s begin with the anomaly. It was constructed up over the ultimate two seasons to be this “nice past” and for some time, it felt just like the anomaly plot line would lead someplace fascinating — just like the present would finish by delivering followers the solutions we so desperately craved. However as an alternative, all we get is an ending the place a lot of the characters determine to mainly die and go reside on this limbo-like-heaven — aka the “common consciousness.”
Then, we have now “The Final Conflict.” As soon as we discover out that the final warfare is not really a warfare in any respect, however a check, I assumed for positive The 100 would finish with some epic, figurative impediment course, the place every of the principle characters could be required to make the most of their strengths.
And I’ve nothing towards a sequence of questions being the figuring out consider humanity’s capability to transcend, however I discover it a bit unfair to have Clarke fail the check in spite of everything she’s been via. I do love that Raven’s pure coronary heart stays steadfast all through the present, however why not have her assist Clarke and let Clarke nonetheless move the check on her personal?
And I really feel like having everybody transcend, besides the core group that selected to reside out eternity with Clarke — whereas a candy sentiment — was by no means the epic ending followers had been anticipating after the unimaginable build-up of the earlier seasons.
Like, these characters have been via a lot collectively and also you’re telling me they can not have a contented ending?