The 100: Why Bellamy’s Death Was So Unfair?
Did CW’s 100 jeopardize the entire legacy of “The 100” by killing off Bellamy in its final season? It certainly did shock the fans, but not for the right reasons.
Well, it’s becoming a tradition nowadays with every damn show we watch. We spend so much of our time and energy in a story only to be disappointed at the end of it. 2019 was Game of Thrones’ year to crush all the love fans had for the show, and 2020 is the year that will see CW’s fan-favorite show “The 100” pulling off a similar stunt to its fans. I mean, how difficult is it to write a proper ending?
To put into the perspective of myself and countless others, the final season of “The 100” has been a disaster. It looked as if the creators were expecting us to watch the show anyhow, and they simply chose not to work hard enough on the script. What a disgrace!
“The 100” dealt with the story of a woman named Clarke Griffin, who takes up the charge to ensure the survival of 100 prisoners in a post-apocalyptic earth. Her partner is Bellamy Blake, who initially is her nemesis but eventually becomes her friend (but keeps on fighting with her every now and then).
Season 7 had logical flaws, nonsensical twists, underwritten characters, and a very flawed Clarke at the very heart of it. The fact that they underwrote Bellamy only because the actor decided to take some time off the series makes no sense. If any great creator of any show is reading this, please don’t take fans for granted.
What has pissed so many fans off, is the fact that they bypassed the core aspect of the show to somehow put an end to everything. Bellamy died because he had found out about Clarke’s daughter Madi from a sketchbook that also revealed to him how they could win the war. Bellamy refused to hand over the sketchbook, and Clarke shot him on the spot.
What a lazy horrifying ending?
Bellamy and Clarke’s relationship is the only reason that has made all the fans stick with the show despite its previous flaws, political backlash, illogical deaths (Lincoln and Lexa), and hollow plot. Romantic or not, Bellamy and Clarke relationship is a work of art. The duo, who were once a cutthroat enemy of each other became friends before accepting each other as a family despite countless betrayals and cold-hearted behaviors. Bellamy and Clarke made the show what it was.
They needed a better sendoff than a gunshot for a trivial sketchbook.
Clarke also needed to be written better because, in Season 7, all she has done is saving her friends. Clarke, who used to care for humanity, is long gone now. Subliminal concepts of guilt and forgiveness are no longer part of this show. All you will find in the last season are logical inconsistencies and writing mistakes. With the death of Bellamy, the relationship between him and Octavia has also been left broken, unresolved, and unexplained. Nothing conclusive was offered as a reason for Octavia’s acceptance of her brother’s murder. What was once a high-class science fiction epic turned into a messy “Grade C” soap opera.
It’s lazy writing, in my opinion, and nothing else.
They not only killed off Bellamy; they killed the entire show itself.
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