Pop Culture Fix: Lexa Gets The Last Laugh on “The 100” Series Finale

A Pop Culture Fix upon you this day, my friends! 

+ Hey, guess who came back for The 100 series finale, kinda? Lexa! Kinda! I actually think it was an avatar of Lexa maybe. I’ve read several recaps and it sounds like a little bit of a mess to be honest, but, I think(!) the point is that Clake manifested Lexa in her imagination to be the judge of her afterlife and then they walked on the beach together. Or something. Anyway, Lexa lives on in Clarke’s heart and mind and that’s more than you can say for Bellamy who she stabbed in the gizzard a few episodes ago. 🏄‍♀️

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+ Chelsea Tavares, who plays Patience on All American, has been promoted to series regular for season three!

+ Sanam Yar profiled Lili Reinhart in the New York Times this weekend. If Lexa hadn’t risen from the grave (kind of), surely I would have made this into the Pop Culture Fix headline: “She first began to question her sexuality around the fifth grade, she said. ‘I remember Googling ‘Playboy’ and ‘boobs.’ I wanted to see women, I was so interested. And then just kind of, as I got older, I was realizing that I was attracted to these women. I wanted to look like them, but I also was attracted to them.'”

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  1. My favorite part of Kate McKinnon on SNL this week was her looking for the WNBA bubble and mentioning the Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces.

  2. Lmao hard not to feel a strong amount of schadenfreude reading what a mess The 100 finale was. I stopped watching after Lexa died, apparently that was the right call.

  3. Wait not clear what Pose means by Season 3.2. What is the .2 for? Was there an episode or something between I missed?

  4. Thank you for the Schitt’s Creek link. I wanted David’s lightning blot sweater. I found it. It costs $450.

  5. OMFG Heather I binged the entirety of The 100 between the beginning of May and now so it’s all super fresh for me and that finale was a goddamn shitshow.

    • Spoilers for the 100 finale below.

      I just watched it and am still very confused. Main question is why? Why do these aliens go around and judging species and if one fails all of them die? But not all humans consent to who that one human is? How the fuck is that fair?! I’m with Clarke on that.

      Did think this season had some interesting parts, the beginning was really well done and I liked the flashback parts about when the bombs fell. The season with the city of light was the low point for me personally, because the science made so very little sense.

  6. Also FYI Clark didn’t stab Bellamy she shot him … in the heart.

    Much more painful than being stabbed in the gizzard – for the fans – not for Bellamy, obvs.

  7. Hi! I’m usually a big fan of your work, but I take issue with the way you mentioned the death of Bellamy on The 100. I don’t think celebrating the death of a man of color who was written off a show due to spiteful, and quite frankly racist, reasons should be framed as a win for queer people. That was traumatizing for a lot of fans of color and shouldn’t be joked about because of ship wars in my opinion. Clarke never dated Bellamy anyway, so that just feels insensitive to mention.

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