The Uncanny Valley

Elizabeth Bridges - Writer, Professor, Reviewer

Month: February 2016

The Rollercoaster Descends – Season 3, Episode 5, “Hakeldama”

What this episode lacks in death duels and cute nightgown repartee, it makes up for in important plot advancement. We need that sometimes – like working out or taking gross medicine or eating kale – as much as we don’t actually want it. I’ll do my best to keep things light, despite the less-than-hilarious nature of this episode. I mean, it’s The 100. It’s gonna be dark sometimes. Continue reading

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Buckle Up, Y’all – Season 3, Episode 4, “Watch the Thrones”

Well, in case you thought the intensity of Season 3 would slow down, think again. I’m afraid it might have just started, if Ep 4 is any indication. Buckle your seatbelts, friends. Some major skrish is about to go down. That’s Trigedasleng for “shit” incidentally. I will not pretend to not be a ridiculous nerd for this show. It had me at “space station” and “ruined Earth.” The gay stuff has just been really unexpected, delightful icing on the cake. Continue reading

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The Bow™ – Season 3, Episode 3, “Ye Who Enter Here”

Well, after last week’s explosive ending, I am so ready for this week. Or am I? Turns out I was totally unprepared. We start where we left off last week, in Polis tower. Clarke stares out the window. Lexa enters. Clarke turns to glare at her, “What part of I won’t see you was unclear?” Continue reading

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The Spit™ – Season 3, Episode 2, “Wanheda, Part 2”

This episode begins with Bellamy’s “we were born in space” intro again, so that seems to be a staple for this season. This time I noticed he says, “Our leaders believe that to survive we need to make peace with the Grounders, but peace is a foreign concept here.” This is largely opinion on Bellamy’s part, and I feel like he’s almost definitely speaking based on Pike’s influence on him, which we begin to see this episode. More on that below. Continue reading

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