Reunited and It Feels So Bad: The 100 EP and Eliza Taylor Preview the Not-So-Happy Reunions to Come
Talk about one hell of a reunion.
Tonight’s episode of The 100 could not have ended more dramatically, with Clarke (Eliza Taylor) meeting back up with Lexa (Alycia Debnam Carey) for the first time since Lexa betrayed her. The last thing we saw was Clarke being dragged away, screaming “I’m going to kill you,” which doesn’t really bode well for the couple we were all so fond of. It doesn’t seem like these two former lovebirds are going to get back to kissing any time soon.
“I mean, this is the woman she absolutely loved with all her heart who betrayed her,” Eliza Taylor tells E! News. “That’s explosive.”
Everybody’s favorite Commander of Death (whose berry-colored hair was way too short-lived) was taken on quite the journey in tonight’s episode, thanks to her new Ice Nation friend Roan (Zach McGowan) and the fact that practically everyone is still hunting for her, either to kill her and absorb her alleged power or to save her from being killed and absorbed.
We all know that sooner or later, Clarke is going to have to face the people she left behind at Arkadia (formerly Camp Jaha), especially if some of them manage to rescue her.
So what will the reunions be like if/when Clarke eventually makes it back to the Sky People?
“Oh, they’re all going to be terrible, in a good way,” Taylor says. “There’s a lot of confrontation that needs to happen.”
Executive producer Jason Rothenberg agrees.
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“It’s going to be hard for her, because seeing their faces every day is going to remind her of what she had to do,” he tells us. “But also, those are the faces of the people who love her and who she does love, and so it will eventually be a process of accepting that and understanding that, and those are her people, those are the people who matter to her. So it will be emotional I think.”
Bellamy (Bob Morley), in an amazing grounder disguise, got incredibly close to saving his friend tonight before he was stabbed by Roan, so they didn’t really get to have much of a moment to talk. They will definitely have some things to work out when they do get that chance.
“With Clarke and Bellamy, Clarke just said, see ya, this is your responsibility now. So he’s not happy about that,” Taylor told us.
Another person who is not happy is Jasper, who is still reeling from the death of Maya.
“To him, Clarke killed his love,” Taylor explains. “It’s going to take a long time for them to reconcile.”
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Perhaps the person who needs Clarke most is her mother, who’s having a hard enough time trying to balance being both a doctor and the chancellor, while also worrying about her daughter.
“If there’s a reunion between Clarke and her mother, there’s going to be so much conflict and so many unanswered questions,” Taylor says.
“It won’t be the way it was last season, when she first sees her mom and it was like heartbreaking and emotional and little girl weepy,” Rothenberg explains. “One of the things I really pushed and wanted out of that moment in episode 5 of last year when she hugged her mom was that thing about when s–t’s going bad in your life, you talk to your parents. You hear your mom’s voice and you break down if something really bad has happened. That’s what happened to Clarke last season. Just seeing her again brought all that emotion back up, like the child. When she sees Abby for the first season this time, it’s not going to be like that, much to Abby’s horror. Like what’s happened to her baby girl?”
However, according to Taylor, it’s not going to be all bad.
“She has to love me no matter what,” she says. “I’m kind of excited for that. I want to see Abby and Clarke reunite and forgive each other once and for all, because they both knew they’ve had to do horrible things to survive and for each other. For me, it’s one of the deepest connections I feel like I have on the show.”
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As for Clarke’s newest connection, Taylor couldn’t tell us much about Roan—who is actually a prince, and the son of the Ice Nation Queen, NBD—but it sounds like we’ve still got a lot to learn about the guy who was banished by his own kingdom.
“He’s got such a strong presence, especially up against Clarke, who’s turned into like this weird, fierce bitch. She’s challenged by him, which is great,” she teases. “They have more similarities than they think they do. Roan’s from the most brutal of all of the grounded clans, yet he doesn’t actually have it in him to be as ruthless as his people are, which Clarke does as well. You know, the sky crew are like brutal, and Clarke’s never had that in her either, and I think that the two of them slowly realize that they actually have a lot in common in that way.”
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Elsewhere in tonight’s episode, more reunions!
Clarke’s search party of Kane, Bellamy, Monty, and Indra rediscovered the missing Farm Station, which reunited Kane and his friend Pike, and Monty with his mother, and they both joined in on the hunt for Clarke.
Meanwhile, some of the Sky People, including Jasper, reunited with Mount Weather in an effort to save one of Lincoln’s injured grounder friends. The trip got Abby thinking of making the mountain more of a permanent destination for the sky people, and it had Jasper destroying and then breaking down over pieces of art he found in a storage room. All we can think is that nothing regarding Mount Weather has ever gone well, so this is probably going to follow suit.
As for what’s going on with Jaha, we could not tell you. We can’t even sum it up for you. Is the City of Light real? Are we real? Was that boat even real? If anyone can explain it to us, please do.
The 100 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on the CW.
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