I KNOW we’re all feeling v confused, hurt and offended aboutthe whole Lexa arc, but idk how to tell you people that on a narrative/trope level, as WELL as a character level, that was AWESOME
HERE R SOME REASONS NOT TO BE ANNOYED AT THIS EP:
- In femslash relationships,
more than any other type, the love interest is usually so in love with their
person that they would do anything for them; this is due to both stereotypes
about women (“they love so passionately”/”without your head”) and
femslash relationships (“TWO WOMEN = TOO EMOTIONAL” etc). This show didn’t even
acknowledge them; yes Lexa has a crush on Clarke, but Lexa is also the
head of an army, and she already sacrificed a lover for the sake
of her own people. What makes you think she wouldn’t sacrifice a potential
lover for the sake of them?!?!?!?!??!
- Lexa’s mantra this whole
season has been: Don’t trust anyone. This implicitly loudly included the
addendum “DONT TRUST ME” which Clarke violated from the very beginning. JUST
BECAUSE LEXA TRUSTS CLARKE DOESN’T MEAN SHE THINKS SHE DESERVES CLARKE TRUST.
Never, not ONCE, did she say “u can trust me about this Clarke”
- Essentially, I think that
anyone who claims that this “””betrayal””” is inconsistent with lexa’s character
has been interacting too much with the fanon interpretation where she’s a ‘lil
racoon’ who only makes heart eyes at Clarke. This is an element of her
character, but ultimately she is a military commander and a canon killer who
was able to look her mentor figure in the eye while she stabbed him.
Lexa is not scared of making difficult choices, even if it does
- LEXA ALSO VERY STRONGLY
BELIEVES THAT NO LIFE IS WORTH MORE THAN ANOTHER: no special treatment from the
grounders (making them an interesting parallel to the Arc ppls). When she and
Clarke are being attacked, she tells Clarke “leave me here”; essentially, save
yourself. Lexa literally looks at a situation, looks at who can be saved more
easily, and saves that person. Even if that person isn’t even her.
- Which brings me to my
penultimate point: this was meant to be A RESCUE MISSION. It was successful.
People were RESCUED. And you know that if the mountain men had said “u can have
70% of ur people but we keep 30%” lexa would have also agreed 2 that
- Ultimately, THIS was a bad
plan. IT DEPENDED ON A LOT OF SINGLE PEOPLE DOING SPECIFIC THINGS at the EXACT
right time. By doing this trade off, Lexa may be “”””losing””” a battle against
the mountain men, so that she can ULTIMATELY win the war. Once those MM’s come
up, u can BET UR TINY LIL ASS that they will be slaughtered, picked off, one by
one, without any substantial damage to Grounder troops. Dante said “peace
w the savages”; what he means is a temporary truce until the Grounders are in a
position of power. Then: BOOM.
- ALSO ALSO remember when
Jason Rothenberg said this show wasn’t about ships, but characters and
survival?!?!? Yeah, I do too. If u want fanservice and putting ships above
anything else, watch Lost Girl.
If you still didn’t like the ep, here r some reasons to actually be annoyed about this ep:
- It was more racist than
usual, which is saying something
- Children make terrible