Welcome, welcome! In case you missed last week’s recap, here you go! This is the mid-season finale. The show won’t be back until March 31 ::sobs:: BUT Amber, Holly, the occasional Val, and I have something fun planned so you can catch up before Episode 3×09, “Stealing Fire”.
Now, if you recall, unlike in book reviews, we do not mind spoiling the hell out of the show, so turn back now if you don’t want to know any of the things! This has been your warning!
OH and while it may be obvious that I don’t like, hang around taking still photos from the show’s set, these pictures aren’t mine, of course. They’re from, you know, the show.
Now, let’s do this! Episode 3×08: Terms & Conditions
The end of this show had a really fitting song, so thanks to TV Fanatic for finding out what it was, you can listen to it while you read. Set the tone, if you’d like!
“Bellamy Sucks. Pike Sucks Worse.”
That was the general mantra, right? But first we had a wee bit of a kerfuffle over Finn’s death versus Pike’s… non death.
Finn made a lot of splashes in this episode, but we’ll get to that. For now, we’re just over the damn Farm Station as a whole.
No one likes Mrs. Monty. Or Regular Monty, for that matter…
Literally the only thing that Mopey Monty does.
When Your Side Plan of your Backup Plans Fail
Oy. Where do we start? How do we start? So, this whole thing takes place in Arkadia, with two stories: The front burner of Pillamy Versus Kane; and the backburner Raven/Jasper/ALIE. We’ll start with the former.
Pike is getting more and more paranoid, so he decides that really scoping things out isn’t helping anymore, they’re probably going to just have to go ahead and spy on everyone to find out who is helping Pike. They kind of know that Miller is but don’t have proof. So we get to see Miller’s boyfriend kiss him, and then be a complete doucheface and put a bug in his jacket. As a doucheface would.
Anyway, I assume he’ll be dead soon so Monty and Miller can get together. Plus he has made me mad. Don’t do that to Miller. He deserves better than this. Speaking of awesomeness like Miller, freaking HARPER for the win.
So there’s a plan that looks kind of stupid from the start. Sinclair is going to try to fuck up the jeep or whatever that’s going to carry explosives to kill Grounders. But he does it in plain view. While Kane watches. And while I applaud Kane for taking the time to grab a book break, this hardly seems like the time…
I really hope that’s The Hunger Games, Marcus…
So of course, since the Farmers are spying on everyone, they catch Sinclair and throw him in jail with Lincoln and the other injured grounders. And they start a big old fight, and push the guards out of the way, and things get crazy. So I think this must be the plan! But still nope. THIS is the plan:
Step One: Always listen to Harper. Step Two: Tase the shit out of Pike.
Step 3. Load Pike into a van to deliver him to Grounders, for Blood Must Have Blood.
Step 4. Have Bellamy stop your van before you get through the gate. Step 5. Be a decent human being and don’t run over Bellamy. Get arrested.
Step 6- Be Sentenced to Death
Step 7- Make Bellamy rethink his entire life.
Because we have to like some people, and we like basically no one more than Kane these days. And Octavia, but she isn’t in this episode so shhh.
Rasper’s in the House
If you don’t like the idea of Raven and Jasper… deal with it because it’s here and it’s real.
Here’s how this goes down, in a nutshell: Raven asks Jasps to help her figure out ALIE’s password or something. The only person who has it is Monty, and well, he isn’t giving it up because he’s looking at his mom like she killed his puppy all day. So she recruits Jasper, because he knows Monty? Whatever, ALIE told her to do it.
So while they work, they casually chat about how nice it will be to only remember the good parts about Maya- their first kiss, the sweet stuff. And Raven looks like dead eyes, and has no idea what Jasper is even saying. Or probably who the fuck Maya is. But Jasper is swooning, so he goes on.
Well, that sounds like bad news. And this was the push she needed. A click, if you will. That led to this:
RASPER saves the day!!
We have to wait weeks, you guys! Which, incidentally, is far less painful than the almost YEAR we had to wait in between seasons, so I guess I can handle it. Here, have a promo while you wait.
Meanwhile, Amber and Holly wondered about this one image from the preview.
(Pretty sure I was already searching for GIFs by this point….)
I liked what Amber did with the quotes the other week, so I shall do the same!
Favorite Chat Quote:
“Going after all the grounders when you’re outgunned, outmanned, outnumbered, outplanned is stupid.”–Amber/Lin Manuel Miranda
Favorite Show Quote:
“Sounds like a terrible idea, I’m in.” –Jasper