I wish people would recognize and speculate over this scene more, because it’s just so cute and highlights Bellamy’s character development between the two so well.
While watching this gif, just remember that these two were enemies a week or two ago in that scene. Clarke and Bellamy despised each other because they had opposite objectives. But over the course of a few days, Bellamy slowly opened up and Clarke was easily able to understand him more. She was one of the only people who got to see the soft side of him. The true side.
When he asks how’s she’s doing in this scene, it reveals very subtly how much he has grown to care about her. How much he is willing to let this relationship develop with her. Bellamy has only opened up to her because he has seen how much she can trust him. He wants to offer the same to her. He wants her to trust him. In order to do so, he has to open up and care, instead of giving her the cold shoulder like he does with others.
What’s sad about this moment is how shy he is when he asks how’s she’s doing. He’s not used to this whole hearted relationship but doesn’t want to screw it up. Bell’s not sure if asking how’s she’s doing is not how he should be acting. He thinks he has to be the tough one in the leadership duo. But he can’t stop himself from asking how she is, because he cares that much. I just love how he hesitated when he asked.
This moment is not mentioned a lot I find, and I think more people should start remembering the low key Bellarke moments from earlier seasons, especially season 1.