The 100: Lexa Made The Wrong Decision

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I know I’m not the only one that was blown away by Part 1 of The 100‘s Season 2 finale “Blood Must Have Blood.” At the end of the episode we saw the Grounders’ Commander Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) turn against her alliance with the Sky People to save her own. Essentially Lexa threw Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and her people under the bus.

Lexa used Clarke–and the rest of the Sky People–to get intel from inside the mountain, to make their attack plan and to develop the technology needed to get them inside the mountain and then she left them there to die. She knew they wouldn’t be able to defend themselves against the Mountain Men on their own. She knew that she was sentencing them all to death, and yet, she did it anyway.

Yes, as my fellow Junkies scribe Bridget Liszewski pointed out last week, Lexa did her job as Commander. She saved all of her people who were being held captive by the Mountain Men and she prevented more of them from being killed in a war. But was it really the right decision? Is what she did really going to benefit her people in the long run? I have to disagree with Bridget and put it out there: Lexa made the wrong decision. Clarke and the rest of the Sky People have more than enough reason, and a right, to be mad about it. Here’s why:

The Mountain Men still have the technology

Sure the Grounders and the Mountain Men made an agreement to set the captured Grounders free but what’s keeping the Mountain Men from going back on that agreement? What’s stopping them from using all that technology they have inside that mountain to rage war on the Grounders? They could fix the acid fog machines and use them against the Grounders. They could set off more missiles and destroy more Grounder villages. How do we know that they won’t still do this? Because they said so? Sorry if I’m not ready to just take their word for it.


The bone marrow may not be a long term cure

What if after a few weeks, months or years the Mountain Men start to get sick again? Will they start capturing the Grounders again? Will they start killing them for their bone marrow? Again, there is no way to guarantee that the Mountain Men won’t go right back to doing exactly what they have been doing for the last 97 years.

What happens once the Mountain Men leave the mountain?

If the Mountain Men succeed in curing all of their people with the Sky People’s bone marrow then they will start coming out of the mountain. Lexa can’t possibly think that they will just all live together in harmony can she? The Mountain Men are going to want to claim territories and land for themselves, and they aren’t just going to move into some unoccupied area. It’s pretty much guaranteed that they are going to want the land that the Grounders are already occupying. This will almost certainly result in more war and many more Grounder deaths.

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Clarke will retaliate

Yes, The 100 writers are known for not being afraid to kill off their main characters, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that that will never happen to Clarke Griffin. She will either free her people from the mountain or team up with the remaining Sky People and retaliate. I can just about guarantee that we are going to see the Sky People attack Lexa and her people and I would not be surprised to see Lexa die by Clarke’s hand if they are successful.

That kiss happened

There is something between Clarke and Lexa. No one can deny that. Lexa has always said that her people come before her heart, but that doesn’t mean her heart can’t still be a weakness. The whole “Clexa” kiss/relationship is pretty one sided right now. Clarke was taken off guard by it and wasn’t even thinking about a relationship. She doesn’t know how to balance war and love, but Lexa does. I think it’s possible Lexa could be tempted to seek Clarke out and if she does she would be putting herself and her people at risk. I don’t think that Clarke could ever forgive Lexa for abandoning her but I think that she may be able to convince Lexa that she has in order to gain the upper hand. Things are definitely not over between Lexa and Clarke. One way or another these two will be drawn back together and I suspect one of them is going to use it to their benefit.

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Having said all this I really hope that there is something that we don’t know yet. That there is one missing piece of the story that will make what Lexa did understandable. Maybe she has an ulterior motive? Maybe she thinks she can build up a bigger and better army? Maybe she will wait until the Mountain Men are distracted and come back and attack them when they aren’t expecting? I really do hope that come Wednesday Lexa’s decision will make more sense to all of us. I don’t know what is going to happen but I suspect that in true The 100 fashion we are all going to be blown away.

The 100 Season 2 finale airs Wednesday, March 11 at 9 p.m. ET on the CW.