TV Club: The 100 frustratingly cuts corners once again

If last week’s episode of The 100 planted a rotten seed that threatened to grow and infect an otherwise rich and rewarding season so far, this week’s episode, the wonderfully titled “Watch The Thrones,” sees that seed taking root, branching out, and indeed starting to infect the stronger portions of this show. One thing needs to be clear right off the bat: what The 100 is exploring with Clarke, Lexa, and the alliance between the Sky People and the Grounders is remarkable, some of the best material the show has ever delivered. It’s thematically complex and thoughtful, with Eliza Taylor and Alycia Debnam-Carey turning in truly outstanding performances. The strength and nuance of the storytelling on display within Lexa and Clarke’s combined storyline surely elevates the show, but it also serves to highlight just how frustratingly simplistic and contrived much of tonight’s episode is.

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