The paranoid, violent, bullying Reece tears downs Ashley’s hopes of a career and a family in-between rages and tearful displays of contrition. Ashley is afraid of him and hides it from her friends. After Reece batters her publicly she still stays with him out of emotional extortion. Finally as the beyond the grave voiceover tells us a drunken Reece beats Ashley to death with an ironing board as their daughter Jasmine watches. This was bleak, brutal and sad. The real ‘Reece’ is in jail and the police admitted they failed the real ‘Ashley’ but she is still dead.
“There were good times too.”
“I could only be happy if he was.”
“You’re scaring the baby.”
“It was never his fault.”
“Please leave him Ashley.”
“It began and ended when I fell in love. But this was never a love story.”
The ‘heroine’ Clarke spews exposition; her mother (Paige Turco of ‘American Gothic’) has a plan. Clarke stares as the moron teenagers damage the drop ship, destroy their link with the Ark, have fake outrage and refuse to engage in rational debate. Clarke is the self appointed leader, Wells is the son of the Ark’s chancellor, Octavia is the slut and Finn is the wilfully annoying pretty boy. The Ark’s staff are played by Kelly Hu, Alessando Juliani, Henry Ian Cusick and Isiah Washington. The chancellor (Washington) has a power struggle with Kane (Cusick).
The teenagers are on Earth and lack autonomy, have a fist fight, can’t act and are begrudgingly disinterested in their own survival. Clarke and co see a deer affected by radiation. A loony snuck onto the drop ship after trying to kill the chancellor and he stirs up trouble by being as obnoxious as possible. Octavia goes swimming in her underwear and nearly gets eaten by something. The impossibility of these twits surviving even a day is hammered home. Meanwhile on the ark Kane sees the will of the people as an obstacle to be overcome as his bolsters his jerkass cred in the hermetic community of the Ark.
Wells is blamed for everything and praised for little. The would be assassin promises anarchy and has a propensity for being stupid. Finn is disingenuous, Clarke chugs river water and I eagerly await her getting Weil’s disease. They see footprints and ignore them. ‘Avatar’ and ‘Lord of the Flies’ are ripped off and despite the acutely annoying teenagers this has promise. Especially when twit teen Japer gets killed proving not all the people on Earth died 97 years ago. This was okay and the 100 of the title are down several members by the time the end credits role. Yay!
“What was that?”
“I do hate you!”
“There’s a radiation soaked forest between us and our next meal.”
“Should I care?”
“That is so not game.”
“Hiding behind the law absolves you of nothing.”
“Can’t afford mercy.”
“I’ll deal with you later.”
“We’re not alone.”
Hannibal shags Alana; Will shags Margot and Freddie points out the obvious to Alana who will not listen. This tries very hard but might as well be a Heineken ad for all its emotional integrity. Mason makes an entrepot into Hannibal’s life. Alana continues on her lazy way. Freddie pokes around Will’s barn prompting him to come after her with a tire iron. Will and Hannibal eat long pig. This was not substantive and of no evidential value.
“Neither of you is the killer she’s writing about but together you might be.”
“The meat is bitter about being dead.”
“This meat is not pork.”
The Lilith storyline has the stench of boredom as she is dismissive of her kin and gives evil counsel. Stupid Emma is sent away. Arlene suffers a loss. Willa is stupid and murderous. Sam is a moronic termagant. This episode caused discontentment. Jessica bores and whines. There is a plan to kill all the wretched vampires and Sookie shags Warlow.
“They call me a danger whore.”
“She’ll be just fine. In a month or two.”