“Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!” I shrieked, upstarting—
“Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”
Nevermore, is quite the accurate title for this episode. It's a play upon Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem The Raven. The Raven in this case is reified by the character Raven as she lays horrors upon those who seek to save her by taunting them with their own horrendous actions.
When we last left The 100, Jasper had managed to knock Raven unconscious and sneak her out of Arcadia, only to run into the arriving Clark. Clark jumps into the vehicle and joins him as the people of Arcadia storm towards them. Clark is horrified to see that her mother is one of those who has been over taken by ALIE's chip.
Back at the cave, Octavia has packed up her shit and wants to leave, feeling that she doesn't quite fit in. Bellamy tires to explain his actions by claiming that the Grounder force outside of Arkadia was trying to starve them out. Bellamy does his best to stop his sister, citing what is going on in Arkadia and adding that they are going to need her help to deal with this. Octavia is not immediately convinced, saying that the message Japser sent makes absolutely no sense. Bellamy very much wants the forgiveness of his sister and points out his role in handing over Pike but an unsatisfied Octavia wants Lincoln back. Octavia then twists the knife and tells Bellamy that turning in Pike does not make him "one of the good guys." Octavia not only lays Lincoln's death at Bellamy's feet but Monroe as well, adding that he lashed out because he was hurt.
The fun begins the moment Jasper carries Raven into the cave and they start to try and figure out how to remove the chip from her. Nevermore, not only hearkens to Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven but also to The Exorcist. Possessed by ALIE, Raven is determined to break free and is willing to use whatever tools are at her disposal to do so. When Clarke pulls out the commander chip, questioning if the City of Light chip looks like it, ALIE reaslies that this is what she has been looking for. After Raven escaping once, trying to figure out where she is so that ALIE can send in the cavalry, Jasper gives Raven the last dose of the drug which knocks her unconscious again.
They decide that they need to get moving and head to Niylah's outpost. Yes, Niylah, the same woman Clarke had a one night stand with. Unsurprisingly, Niylah is not at all pleased to see Clarke, given that she holds Skaikru responsible for the death of her father. Clarke lies and claims that the group had nothing to do with it. The conversation is cut short when Raven wakes and Bellamy decides to just solve the issue of resistance by putting a gun in Niylah's face. Is Bellamy ever going to be anything other than a blunt instrument?
Now that it's clear that Raven cannot be left alone, Clarke declares that they should all take a shift watching over Raven. This does not please Jasper at all because he doesn't want Clarke in charge after what happened in Mount Weather. It's Raven who suggests that Jasper has still not forgiven Clarke for Maya dying. It's episode eleven and I am more than tired of Jasper's manpain at this point. On ALIE's suggestion, Raven dislocates her shoulder and begins to bite through the bandaging on her arm. In desperation, Clarke warns ALIE that if she lets Raven die that she will never hand over the chip. That's enough for ALIE to instruct Raven to allow herself to be helped.
They figure out what Raven was trying to do with the wristbands but realise that they don't have a big enough charge to make it work. Monty and Octavia head to the drop ship to get the equipment they need. This is when Raven begins to work on Clarke. Raven asks if Clarke sees the faces of the people that she has killed. Yes, what happened at Mount Weather is still very much a sore spot for Clarke. Clarke, having spent so much time self flagellating knows exactly what ALIE is up to and does not take the bait. Raven then suggests that Clarke is guilty for the death of Wells and Finn. When this doesn't get the reaction she wants, Raven turns to Clarke's father, saying that she knows all about this because Abbie is in there with them. Raven then suggests that though Clarke wants to save everyone, the people around her always seem to die. Clarke finally breaks when Raven suggests that she probably killed Lexa to. Bellamy is forced to rush into the room to get Clarke away from Raven but not before Clarke threatens to fry ALIE, which is the information that ALIE has been waiting for. Raven informs ALIE that they have sent people to the drop ship.
On the way to the drop ship, Monty decides to question Octavia about leaving the group, but Octavia who is still full of grief answers that she only felt at home with Lincoln. Monty tries again and reminds Octavia that she is one of The 100. This really struck a nerve with me because they have been through so much and wouldn't have survived without solidarity; however, it's not enough to reach Octavia.
When they arrive at the drop ship, Hannah thanks to ALIE is there waiting for them. When Monty confront her about turning him in, Hannah tries to protest her innocence. Monty however will not be fooled and so questions his mother about his father's favourite colour. When Hannah cannot answer because her memories have been erased, Monty realises that the person he is talking to is not his mother. The struggle begins and Hannah and Monty fight because ALIE is desperate for Monty to take the City of Light chip. Octavia is forced to intervene but Hannah quickly gets the upper hand and holds a knife to Octavia's throat. Monty picks up a gun and calls out to Hannah, begging her to stop. Finally, feeling as though he has no choice, Monty shoots his mother twice, killing her in the process.