Thursday, March 10, 2016

'The 100' 3x07 'Thirteen' Gif-Tweet-Cap: Beautiful Death (Of the World)

Well, we had some huge developments in the most unluckiest episode of The 100 ever, "Thirteen." Although there was plenty of horribleness, it was also one of the best ever, because of the amount of awesome science fiction-y entertainment it provided. The gifs are also available on my Tumblr post. My podcast with Dahne is embedded below, and you can also subscribe on iTunes.

We begin with a flashback where we see exactly what happened when the world almost ended. A regular woman named Becca created ALIE, which is the AI tech that thought that saving the world meant killing off humans by nuking everyone. Who knew that the blowing up of the world could be so beautiful!

Continuing with the flashback storyline, Becca's crew probably won't be happy to learn that she is still working on the AI that destroyed the world, even though they believe that the only remaining survivors are those living in the 13 stations in space that will soon make up the one and only Ark. She's even injecting herself with it, which... surprise surprise... turns her blood black! This makes Becca the first ever Nightblood.

Nope, her crew isn't happy at all, because they can't join the other 13 stations until she gives up all this nonsense. The other stations of the Ark threaten to shoot Polaris out of space in order to make an example of them to kick off Unity Day. She'd rather save her tech than the real life flesh and blood people who make up her crew, so Polaris is blown up as Becca makes her way down to Earth in a pod.

Meanwhile, Murphy is still being tortured by Titus, but escapes his restraints. He is the first to figure out the connection between Polis and Polaris, as the crashed pod is right there in the dungeon with him, with the missing "ar" on the pod. He also notices that there are images of a woman around the room, which Titus has been praying to. He assumes the woman is ALIE, since he's being tortured for information about the infinity symbol on the ALIE pill that Jaha gave him, and Titus has been calling it "the sacred symbol."
When Titus comes in and captures Murphy again, he continues to refuse to believe anything Murphy says about the symbol that doesn't coincide with his beliefs in his religion concerning the symbol.
Elsewhere at Polis, Semet drags in Octavia as his prisoner, and tells Lexa about how Arkadia tried to kill everyone again. Titus and he want to kill them all, but Lexa compromises (for the love of her girlfriend Clarke) with a barrier instead of a "death to Arkadia" order, which will give the good guys time to take down Pike from the inside. The other side of the compromise is a kill order on any Arkadian who crosses the barrier.
Semet hates the idea and tries to kill Lexa, but Titus stabs him in the neck with his own knife. Octavia and Clarke also hate the deal because of the kill order.
Octavia tries to convince her to say her goodbyes and come home, but those goodbyes to Lexa turn into a two-part sex-capade. At least Octavia is able to convince Indra to join her in battling Pike.
Titus doesn't like that Lexa has made concessions for Clarke, even allowing her to stay on the Grounders' side of the barrier, so he uses Murphy as bait to lure Clarke out so he can kill her with a gun and make it look like Murphy shot her. What he doesn't count on, however, is not knowing how to fire a gun. He wildly shoots around the room, trying to hit Clarke, but hits Lexa instead as she walks out to see what the commotion is all about.

There's a nice moment of Titus and Clarke saying their goodbyes, but then Titus pulls out the AI tech from the back of Lexa's neck, where the "sacred" infinity symbol resides.

So, Becca was the first "commander" of the Grounders (she was wearing her commander's space suit when she landed), and she had already implanted the upgraded ALIE AI tech (which has the infinity brand label slapped on it) in the back of her neck, making her part human and part computer. This tech was passed down a line of commanders, creating a line of Nightbloods (apparently their spawn has it too), and the old ALIE hologram wants the upgrade, probably so she can destroy it and set off nukes again.

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