I feel like the entire The 100 fandom just needs a quicky reminder.
A lot of the characters on this show are supposed to be children!
This is easily forgotten because these characters are played by adults (which is a problem in media in and of itself but it’s the CW so what are you gonna do?). But it’s still important to remember:
Clarke is 18. Technically an adult but still very young to but running an entire group of people (that aren’t just other children).
Octavia is 17 at most.
Same goes for Jasper and Monty but I’d waver on the side of them being closer to 16. Same as Harper.
They are older teenagers capable of making their own decisions which means that they have to take responsibility for those decisions. It doesn’t excuse the shitty and problematic things that they do.
What it does mean is that they are still learning. They are still growing into a whole person. They are going to make mistakes. Some of those mistakes, especially in these high stake situations, are going to have more intense consequences for them and others around them. But they are still in the process of learning who they are and the difference between right and wrong.