so i just watched the new clip with monty and jasper finding the list. and i’m furious at the prospect of monty not being on the list and here’s why: IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. it’s not even about clarke choosing/not choosing her friends. it’s a dumbass writing decision.
they’ve made it obvious that monty is essential to survival on the ground. there is no part of me that really thinks clarke would not put monty on that list, which is why it’s so out of character. not only is monty important to clarke, he’s important to the survival of their people.
to me, this is literally just another writing decision so other characters can hate clarke. it’s not a way to show “how hard leadership choices” are. it’s simple another reason for people to rag on clarke. but news flash: they already are.
it’s also probably pointless because this isn’t going to change anything essential to the plot. i’m still fairly sure they will find another way to make more people survive and not even have to use that list. so why make this happen? for more “shock value.” to try and destroy clarke’s character.
i’m seriously, seriously hoping something else will come from that clip, but i don’t see how it can when jasper literally hands him the list and says see for yourself.