Welcome back to Meta Station! @hawthornewhisperer is back to join us for “The Calm,” which, true to its name, slows the propulsive plot action way down to give us what amounts to a three-part deep-dive character study of Kane, Raven and Clarke … with a side order of Braven sex, Kabby cuddling, and Finn once again working Erin’s last nerve. Also, Bellamy has trust issues with men, ABBY ISN’T DEAD!, Sass!Kane is rising, Clarke commits her first cold-blooded murder, Raven deserves snuggles and instead continually receives struggles, Monty brings Mt. Weather into the story in a big way (though we don’t really know it yet), and apparently as soon as Claire left for family dinner and left them unsupervised, Erin and Elizabeth started talking about cannibalism. JUST ANOTHER DAY AT META STATION
0:00 – Hoorayyyyyyy, Elizabeth’s Back!
0:01 – Claire Has Literally Been Waiting to Yell About This Kane Content Since We Started This Podcast
0:04 – The Wick Scenes Do a Remarkable Amount of Character Work As a Turning Point in Kane’s Leadership Development Arc
0:12 – R.I.P. Sinclair, We Still Miss You So Much
0:13 – There Is So Little Comedy in Ark Storylines
0:18 – In a World With No Rules, Who Is Marcus Kane?
0:21 – Claire Makes High-Pitched Noises About Kabby
0:25 – First Documented Instance of Kane’s Secret Love of Hugging
0:27 – Let’s Weep Over the Kane Family For SEVERAL MINUTES, Shall We?
0:34 – Finn Collins: More or Less Bearable When He’s Not Making Everything About His Penis!
0:36 – The Calm Pauses Plot for Character Development, and WE LOVE IT
0:43 – Clarke’s Hypocritical Disapproval of Grounder Child Warriors: Intentional or Not?
0:48 – Tris, Finn, Shock Waves, and the Morality of Unintended Consequences
0:54 – The Rise of Wanhedalton: Clarke Will Do What It Takes to Survive
1:00 – IT’S NOT ABOUT YOUR FUCKING FEELINGS, FINN: Season 1 of The 100
1:04 – The Dos and Don'ts of Handling Raven in A Mood
1:13 – “The Borscht Belt Is Farm Station”
1:16 – Wow Pike’s Earth Skills Class Really Didn’t Teach Miles Anything
1:18 – Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby (Specifically Why We Love This Braven Scene Because It’s All About Active Consent)
1:28 – Give Raven One Non-Awkward Post-Coital Experience 2k18
1:29 – All Aboard the Good Ship Braven
1:32 – Further Fleshing Out of Our Headcanon About the Stand-Up Comedy Scene on the Ark
1:35 – “I Miss Panicky Teenagers Trying to Build a Society SO MUCH”
1:38 – Elizabeth’s Grand Unified Theory of Bellamy’s Trust Issue with Men
1:44 - Oh, Bellamy, We Love You But Your Plans Are Terrible
1:49 – In Which Erin and Elizabeth Take An Unexpected Detour into S5 Cannibalism Spec
1:51 – That Jamming Signal–Was It Really Mt. Weather? Or Perhaps….Cadogan?! DUN-DUN-DUNNNNNN
1:57 – Elizabeth Wrote (Another) Book and It’s Gr9 and Y'all Should Buy It!