TV Club: The 100: “Blood Must Have Blood, Part One”

I mentioned a few weeks back that I was worried about how The 100 was going to handle its impending battle between the alliance of the Sky People and Grounders, and their common enemy, the Mountain Men. I talked about how the season was starting to take on a very similar structure to the latter half of the show’s first season, where Clarke and the surviving members of the original 100 were bound to clash with the Grounders. Certainly, these last few episodes have followed similar beats–there’s a lot of preparation, talk of morality and tough choices to be made, and plenty of obstacles to overcome. What’s kept everything fresh though, and is evidenced in tonight’s first part of a two-part finale, is the fact that these characters aren’t the same people that they used to be. The storytelling beats may be similar, but …

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