It’s gotten to the point where I literally cannot read a mainstream media’s article about The 100….. They REFUSE to not oversimplify the show I feel like it’s a fucking soap with the “Bellamy has always been the ‘bad boy’” or like “Clarke: heartbroken over Lost Love!” or like “Octavia, a total badass with a sword and heart of gold” and “Can Bellamy even be redeemed?? (Pike did shoot Octavia’s Grounder Love after all!!)” or like “Murphy, the sassy amoral white guy, is such an original character! Ten Reasons Why He’s Better Than Bellamy” Like…… Do these people even…watch the show????
Isn't the difference between what D is doing and what L is doing is: we are operating under the assumption L is still obligated to some kind of contract that requires his closet; whereas D is choosing a PR relationship - something to increase her exposure, keep her name in the news. They are using each other no doubt, but their motivations are different. L fulfilling a contract, D looking for a boost in her career?