Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: FREEBIE.
Fine, so today is Thursday. Look, it still fits: TTT. No one needs to know. Technically, I could have backdated this. But I didn’t. See how honest I am? Or how few fucks I give? Whichever.
In fairness, I was stuck in Atlanta for an extra day, so I kind of didn’t have time to do a post. Or like, sleep, or eat. It’s been tough. But since Erica, Holly, and I are spending the next few days featuring some fun stuff in anticipation of the return of The 100 (SIX. DAYS) and this list consisted of 10 things, and this week was a freebie… how could I pass it up? Also, might have stolen the idea from Erica a little. Her post is awesome, by the way.
ANYWAY. I was thinking I wanted to do a few posts before we do a little “Season 4 Preview” next Wednesday. The first is (duh) this one, and it is about FRIENDSHIPS. Because damn, there are some amazing ones. The next is going to be “Moments that Changed Everything“. Because there are a lot of those, too. And I did finish Homecoming last night, so if I have enough time to snark about it, I might.
Onto the friendships!
P.S.: This is chock FULL of spoilers, friends.
Kane & Indra
So these aren’t in any real order but… this one is probably my fave, tbh. It’s unlikely as fuck, and it works. It’s such a show of character growth on both their parts too- because Season 1 Kane and Early Season 2 Indra would never be friends. And they sure as hell wouldn’t have risked their lives for each other. I love it, and I want more of it.
Monty & Jasper
Monty and Jasper are like, the OG friends of the group. They were friends on the Ark, they’re friends on the ground, and through all their ups and downs (there were many, of course), they never wavered in ultimately having each other’s backs. I mean, so they shot and stabbed each other. Just another day on the ground 😉
Abby & Raven
This could have taken some kind of surrogate mother-daughter feeling, but it ended up being more of a mentor-mentee thing. And it didn’t mean that the elder Abby was always the mentor. Raven often had to help Abby as much as Abby had to help Raven. No, more than mother-daughter feels, I get an older sister or aunt vibe and I love it.
Finn & Lincoln
My feels cannot handle this, okay? Great. Finn was the first one, outside of maybe Octavia, to trust Lincoln. Or any Grounders. Finn wanted peace first and foremost, and even when Lincoln almost killed him (and would have, had O not stepped in), Finn trusted him, helped him escape. In turn, Lincoln started to trust and care for Finn. (We’ll leave out that part where Finn kills all of Lincoln’s friends, because that wasn’t his best moment- but even after, they still have a mutual respect, it’s clear.)
I had a terrible time finding video clips for gifs. So I leave you with this quote from 1×09 (Unity Day):
Finn: “You blew this when your people were hunting us – you saved our lives. I have to believe there’s more like you.”
Lincoln: “I stabbed you.”
Finn: “And we tortured you. If the two of us can get along then maybe there’s hope. Learn from history instead of repeating it, right?”
Octavia & Indra
Let’s be clear: We need more Indra. Anyway. This also started out as a mentor-mentee relationship. And now? It is just two badass women getting shit done. They have each other’s backs, and they will pull each other out of some of the lowest points. And they will keep on fighting, because they are both warrior princesses.
Harper & Miller
I feel like these two get to be good friends because they both deserve more screen time. Just saying. Also, I love that Harper and Miller had to basically save every main character’s ass from Pike. I want more, especially because we absolutely need more Harper in our lives.
Jaha & Kane
This little duo started out as a battle of who could try to martyr themselves more. But Kane, as he progressed as a character and a man, saw the value that Jaha brought to their people. I look forward to seeing their relationship play out now that Jaha is no longer chipped. Should be interesting 😉
Clarke & Wells
So this is more… a flashback friendship? Well, the very end of their friendship was awesome too, and I am so glad she made amends before Charlotte killed him, because I don’t think she could have taken it. Neither could he- I think making peace with Clarke helped Wells die in peace. At least, that is the narrative I tell myself.
Raven & Sinclair
This was a little bit of a father-daughter relationship, but… not quite. Definitely another mentor-mentee relationship, but with so much damn respect. I loved their banter, and I loved how much they cared about each other. I must go cry now bye.
Bellamy & Maya
So they were both basically teaming up to save the delinquents, but frankly, neither of them owed the other a damn thing. Had Maya let Bellamy die, no one would have been any the wiser. And Bellamy could have completed his mission without saving Maya, too. So the fact that they continuned to team up and wreak havoc? I call that friendship.