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

It’s not easy for a television show to present a serious moral dilemma, one that actually feels realistically consequential. Every show, in one way or another, certainly explore ideas of morality and compromise, but few of those manage to actually make such an exploration meaningful. Even when a protagonist chooses to compromise their beliefs, it’s usually pretty clear that that was the only choice they had. Very few shows manage to really push the boundaries of moral compromise in a way that feels legitimately difficult. Breaking Bad did it. The Sopranos did it. Game Of Thrones has done it. Those shows never back down from the philosophical murkiness of their worlds, refusing to provide a tidy, happy ending if it doesn’t feel right. With “Blood Must Have Blood, Part Two,” The 100 has done the same, presenting a finale that doesn’t shy away from the morally …

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