So I’ve been having a feels meltdown over Wells Jaha on my twitter but I feel like it should be shared with you all too; Wells, as a black guy, is already at a disadvantage within the show/fandom (tbqh); however, there’s all this evidence that he’s a great person, he was sweet and kind and firm and like you know what the narrative does? It fucks him over because like from the get go, Clarke’s pissed at him believing he sold her dad out but then you find out he took the fall for Clarke’s mom because he’s a good man and he’s Clarke’s best friend and he’d rather have her hate him than her own mother (let’s talk about how family, despite sharing blood with them, doesn’t mean they won’t do awful shit and Wells shoulders the blame because he doesn’t want his best friend to be hurt).
He goes to Earth with Clarke because he doesn’t want her to die knowing a lie and also because best friends man, but like the rest of the ship automatically distrusts him because of shit his dad does (talk about putting the sins of the father on the kid, ya morons) and he has to deal with their disrespect; he deals with an angry bestie, a bunch of hormonal dumbasses who don’t know how to conduct themselves when they’re not on the ark, and a racist rat bastard weasel face looking guy. So like instead of getting mad and like beating these dumb shits up, he walks away from them because he’s got more important shit to do like keeping them alive. I know we all love Bellamy and whatnot for his standing up with leadership with Clarke, but like before Bellamy ever even decided to give two shits about these people, it was Wells who tried to make sure they had supplies and food and were safe first. He tried to make sure none of these idiots went off to kill themselves, but no one ever really remembers that?? which is not surprising at all tbh.
Wells took the blame for something he didn’t do because family means a lot to him and like he could endure the pain even though that is his best friend which is just heartbreaking. I think fandom needs to appreciate Wells more because he was the most compassionate out of them all and deserves way more recognition