Why are all young girls on CW shows named Charlotte. We met another one this week who was sleeping fitfully.
Back at the base there’s a number of things going on. Bellamy is still trying to assert his rule while finding the two lost of the group. Adam is avoiding Octavia like the plague because he clearly doesn’t want to be strung up in a tree again, just to see a girl he kind of likes. Octavia isn’t very happy about it. Bellamy is ready to off Jasper for all his screams of pain that seem to be upsetting the group. Yet, another topic the siblings aren’t seeing eye to eye on.
Clarke is being bossy and unlikeable again, but she is trying to save Jasper the best she can. There’s also the fact that Wells is doing everything he can do to help Clarke and support her, but she’s brushing him off. Sure, he caused her father to be sentenced to execution, but she’s giving him no reason to help. On their trek to find seaweed, the same mist we saw earlier in the episode appeared. They escape into the car they found on the way and seal it shut. The other guy finds some whiskey. While Clarke is against drinking the alcohol because it’s toxic, when Wells says they won’t drink, she goes right to the bottle. Clarke is an even more annoying drunk, but she forces them to confront the situation. Hell, her anger drives even Wells to drink. When Wells was egged on to find out more about what happened, it seemed that there is more to the situation than Clarke knows. It was a relieve that this hatred was over as Clarke realized that Wells was only covering for Clarke’s mother.
Bellamy goes on a hunting with Adam and a few other men and nearly kills Charlotte. She however claims she couldn’t be near Jasper anymore because of his screaming. When Bellamy tells her to go back she refuses and Bellamy gives her a knife to hunt. The fog gets to them too and Bellamy makes sure Charlotte is safe as they escape into a cave. But Adam wasn’t so lucky and he fell and was burned by the mist. When the mist cleared they found Adam blistered by the fog begging for death. It reminded me very much of the scene in The Hunger Games when Katniss and crew ha the same effects because of the mist. There’s no saving Adam as he is in such terrible shape he can hardly breathe and from the look of his eyes, sight may be out too. Even Clarke realizes that he can’t be saved, unlike Jasper. Bellamy struggles with killing his friend, so Clarke does it for him. She eases Adam into a gentle death.
In a bit of a turn Charlotte kills Wells, because every day she sees Wells face she’s reminded of Counselor Jaha who floated her parents. The fact that I’m not actually sad Wells is dead is a problem. The other problem is that with him gone, I don’t think I like any of the characters other than Monty and Jasper, who is thankfully back from the dead. At least Bellamy is an interesting character. That can’t be said by anyone else. I’m also worried that by killing Wells, they are now limiting some of the story potential that his character could have brought to the table.
What did you think of the episode?