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‘The 100’ review: 3×16 “Perverse Instantiation: Part Two ”

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Season 3, Episode 16 “Perverse Instantiation: Part Two”, Aired May 19, 2016

That’s a wrap on Season 3 and it went out with a bang! Let’s break it down. Get ready for some Gifs!

This one jumped right in where the last one left off! Clarke’s bond with her mother has always been so gripping. Much like any teenage daughter/mother situation, they are going through this strange time when Clarke is becoming an adult in her mother’s eyes. This moment would not have been as powerful of a moment a couple seasons ago when Abby was still treating Clarke like a child. Also, it was also nice to see the doctor at work again. But did anyone think it was super weird that she just traveled around with the stuff to do a blood transfusion and that creepy chest crank? Why did she even have her med kit as a chipped person living in a society where nobody has any pain? Oh, well. It’s best not to think about it and just enjoy the fun action, I suppose.

Side note: Have you noticed how this show has gone from Lord of the Flies to the Matrix. Crazy! 

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Let’s talk about my FAVORITE moment of the episode. When Clarke is in the City of Light and ALIE sends those creepy peeps to attack her because she is a virus. It’s not looking goo until – who comes to save her?

LEXA!

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THIS was the send off that this character deserved. Not a stray bullet, but going down fighting like the amazing, bad-ass warrior she is!

“I came here to kick ass, smirk and chew bubble gum. And, bitches, I am all out of bubble gum.” – Lexa (probably) 

The heroes of this episode weren’t Clarke and Bellamy, like in seasons past. Sure, there is no possible way any of this would have worked without their bravery, like Clarke putting herself in danger to do the transfusion. Bellamy stood up for Clarke’s bold plan and protected her while she took this huge chance (while creepy chipped people climbed the tower). They were great, but it was Lexa and Raven that saved the motherf*cking day, ya’ll. Raven hacked in and found Clarke and was able to guide her to the kill switch. She even adorably put a raven on it so Clarke would know it was safe. Clarke was able to jump through the door because of the other hero, Lexa. Lexa charged the mob of crazy chipped folks so that Clarke could take 2o minutes to flip the switch. YAAAAS LADIES!

Now let’s talk about what a total love fest this finale was!

Lexa and Clarke. The best love moments came from the show’s epic romance that was cut way too short. I don’t even think I have the words to express how much I loved that reunion. In the rain, no less! Romance is always a little more romancey in the rain, isn’t it? (SOB)

Murphy and Emori. I didn’t really care about them when they first started out, but now I am so into these two as a couple! After the chips are killed, Emori is also overcome with emotion and her sweet John is there to comfort her. Also, I love that Murphy was super grossed out about pumping that heart. He is the only one with a normal reaction to something that horrific.

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Abby and Kane. Kane’s face after he realized what was happening was so sad. It may have been the hardest reaction to watch. (Sorry, Jaha I am still pissed at you.) Clarke even ships Kabby. I love them.

Jasper and Monty. These two aren’t romantic, but OMG, they are too perfect. They are the best of friends and finally had a moment together that wasn’t fueled by anger or ALIE.

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On the flip side of love, we have the hurt and vengeful Octavia Blake. I don’t know how I feel about Octavia killing Pike and I think that she is heading down a dark, spooky path. I knew she would kill him but I was hoping that it would be more of a struggle for her after everything they went through and Bellamy’s chat. But nope, O stabbed him the second she realized that the City of Light was destroyed. I can’t believe that I was actually sad about Pike’s death. Octavia has taken the misguided revenge torch from her bro and strutted the hell out of that room.

Also, did you notice the subtle shift with Bellamy and Clarke? He isn’t her “knight” anymore. They are total equals now and it will be great to see this in action next season. Clarke has always been the leader, sitting on the throne but at the end of the episode, Bellamy helped her out of her throne and they stood side by side. I think that going into the conflicts of Season 4, we will see that shift. Clarke shouldn’t have everything on her always, so this will be good.

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They have never been more in sync so I think this will make the group stronger and ready to tackle the next apocalypse. You got this #Bellarke.

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All in all, I thought this was a great finale and solid season (minus a few moments) and judging by all of the love happening, maybe next season we will see some ground babies!

Watch for my Season 3 total evaluation next week! Thanks for reading!

What did you think of this episode and this season? Let’s discuss! Hit the comments or find me on twitter AND check out our The 100 Fandom Page for all of your The 100 news, recaps and polls!

RATING: 4.4 out of 5 stars!

May we meet again in 2017!

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Meg Bonney

Meg is a TV obsessed writer based in the Midwest. She is also the author of the award winning YA-Fantasy novel, EVERLY and tends to be overly caffeinated. Find her on Twitter to chat about TV, books and Bellamy Blake's freckles.

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