“The 100’s” Feb. 22 episode might have been named “A Lie Guarded,” but it wasn’t guarded very well. Who hides a top secret list in their open desk drawer where anyone can find it, Clarke (Eliza Taylor)? Rookie move!
Obviously it didn’t take long for Monty (Christopher Larkin) and Jasper (Devon Bostick) to find the list while trying to prank Clarke, and absolute chaos ensued. Personally, we’re super offended Monty didn’t make the list. He’s the one that regularly saves everyone’s butts with his technical know-how, and as much as we love Bellamy (Bob Morley) and Clarke, their “leadership skills” probably won’t be as practically useful as Monty’s hacking abilities in a life or death situation. Just saying.
Meanwhile, Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) barely escaped Polis with her life after Roan (Zach McGowan) declared war on Skaikru and Trikru, and as far as Bellamy knows, his sister is dead. Show of hands — who thinks Bellamy is going to do something unspeakably stupid thanks to his grief?
We know fans have been side-eyeing a possible romance between Bellamy and Echo (Tasya Teles) this season, but we’re not sure whatever spark of chemistry was between them can survive her “killing” the one person who means the world to Bellamy. Just saying.
Currently though, we’re most focused on Luna (Nadia Hilker) and her choice to willingly help Abby duplicate her Nightblood. According to Hilker, that was a pretty huge decision for Luna.
“After tonight’s episode, she really has nothing left,” Hilker says. “It’s either just go and be on your own, and die by yourself — or try to do something good. She doesn’t trust any of Skaikru, but she is willing to see what they’re doing, and listen to them. Luna is a really smart, good human being, who always wanted to help and do good in the world — and now she doesn’t have to protect anyone anymore. So why not help?”
Luna’s decision does feel like a big turning point for her character, since before now she’s always refused to pick a side, so to speak. Last season, we saw her reject the Flame and stick to her tribe and their pacifist ways, even though Clarke told her it was the only way to save the Grounders from ALIE.
This time around, Luna faced a similar decision — do nothing and let people die, or stand up and fight — and she chose to fight. Granted, creating medicine to save lives is still a pacifist way of fighting, but it’s an important first step.
Plus, who knows if Luna won’t eventually wrack up a bodycount now that open war has been declared?
“I always thought, in my life as Nadia, that people who have nothing to lose in life are the most dangerous,” Hilker says. “So Luna lost everything, and she’s going to help and she’s willing to do good, and that’s a huge thing — but if then, people turn around and try to bulls*** her… Maybe she goes back to killing? We hope not, but that’s definitely a possibility.”
We also appreciated that Raven (Lindsey Morgan) was the one to pull Luna back from the edge.
Raven knows better than anyone what it means to fight to stay alive, and watching her give that fight back to Luna was a pretty beautiful thing. These two girls might not be besties yet, but we’re excited to see how their relationship progresses in Season 4.
Hilker teased that Raven wouldn’t be the only one sharing some touching scenes with Luna though. “Luna is about to have a beautiful moment next episode with Murphy (Richard Harmon),” Hilker teases. “It’s a nice moment… Luna is not scared of intimacy, or helping people when they need help.”
“The 100” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.