okay, we need to talk y’all
okay i get that a lot of Bellarkers and Bellamy lovers in general are pissed b/c of this ep. I DO. I love Bellamy too and he has made SO MUCH progress since season one, but saying that he was so ooc and that it’s bad writing or that they did it for clexa is just, well, it’s silly.
Right now, Bellamy is devastated b/c his girlfriend (whether you shipped them or not does not change that fact) was literally blown up. Pike caught him at his most vulnerable moment and he tapped into Bell’s anger and sadness, yes, but unfortunately Bellamy was still the one to make the decision. And it’s NOT ooc and it’s NOT to appease people who like Lexa. This isn’t a new thing for the arkers.
- Kane killed off 300 of his own people
- The 100 had Murphy hung
- Clarke burned 300 Trikru warriors alive
- Finn massacred 18 innocent people
- Bellamy has decided to help murder 300 warriors that were sent there for aid and to protect them
There are probably a lot of other examples but these are the first that came to mind. Finn was not ooc when he decided to pull that trigger, he was devastated and worried yes but that isn’t an excuse and it doesn’t make it justifiable. Bellamy is devastated and angry but he is still him. He still thinks he’s doing “what’s right” and just b/c it was a huge, horrible decision to make doesn’t make him ooc all of a sudden.
Y’all, you’re allowed to be angry with characters you love. You’re not betraying them by being upset with a decision they’ve made. But don’t take the frustration you feel and say “the writers did it because_”. And i have seen a lot of that in the 100 tags. The writers did not write this because they want to cater to ©Lexa fans. It’s not bad writing (it’s actually excellent writing). They’re doing this- making the characters you love make hard, brutal decisions- because it makes for a compelling story and it shows that everyone isn’t fucking perfect. We all put our favorite characters on a pedestal and that’s fine but it doesn’t mean we can go around and hate on other characters, and point out their flaws, while ignoring your fave’s own. That’s not how it works.
You can’t just write Bellamy’s decision off as bad writing or fan catering. Ignoring their flaws and mistakes doesn’t make them go away. I love Bellamy but it’s not okay that he helped Pike with that and it’s not something i’m just going to forgive.