Finally, my friends. After an incredibly long hiatus (that we felt would never end), The 100 has returned for Season 3 and can we just say AWESOME! With all of the characters we love, feels we desire, and badass we deserve, it’s undeniable that this newest installment is going to be better than ever.
Because we’re so excited for The 100’s return, we couldn’t wait to share with you all some of the top moments from the Season 3 premiere. (And trust us, it was hard to narrow it down to just five.)
These moments are free of major spoilers, but if you haven’t seen the episode yet, proceed with caution.
- Carpool Karaoke
One, is it not totally awesome that the Arkers (Arkadians?) now have a vehicle? And what makes Rover One even better is the iPod hookup. Obviously Jasper and the rest of our favorite hundred look super adorable rocking out to a really great song, but what’s really awesome is how happy they all look. Granted, we all know it’s going to be short lived. But we need to take these things when we get them! (Bonus: Grumpy Bellamy looking sheepish, because why not?)
- Tarzan – er, Clarke?
Okay, as if Clarke wasn’t already someone to admire, can we please talk about her leap from a tree onto a panther?! And subsequent wrestling match with said panther. Sure, this was a moment everyone had seen in previews for Season 3 before, but there was just something about watching in the episode as a whole. Clarke can add Queen of the Forest to her repertoire, if you ask me.
- Jasper, meet Crazy Eyes
Our poor, poor Jasper. After Maya’s death at the hands of Clarke last season, something in this poor kid is broken. And nothing makes that more clear than his run-in with the Ice Nation. When someone starts to slit your throat, you’re generally not supposed to smile, right? How about we just sober Jasper up, get his friendship with Monty back on track, shove the goggles on his head, and MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER AGAIN, OKAY?
- Shawn Mendes doesn’t just sing?!
Truth time, I was skeptical of Shawn Mendes showing up on The 100 because I couldn’t figure out his purpose. But then he throws a punch like a total stud after Jasper very rudely interrupts his incredibly fitting-for-the-moment song and I can’t help but think “Okay, Mendes. You can totally stay.” Plus, he really does have a nice voice. Let’s keep him.
- THE PREVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK!
So as awesome (I’m saying that a lot, but that’s because it’s necessary) as Episode 1 was, Episode 2 of The 100 looks like it’s going to be even better. Whenever something starts out with war drums, you know things are bound to get interesting. And our blonde Clarke is going to be back (not that she wasn’t rocking that red hair), apparently with all of her fiery spirit that made her such a great character and heroine from the very beginning.
Bonus Moment: Sweaty and shirtless Bellamy and Lincoln
This is a judgment-free zone, people. And we’re allowed to ogle the very good-looking boys on this show from time to time. It’s like handing us cake on a silver platter. Of course we’re going to dig in!
So there were so many more moments we could have mentioned (Linctavia, Clarke’s sexy times, that ending), but we want to hear what you thought of the episode! Are you excited for Season 3 of The 100? What moments can’t you get out of your head? Let us know in the comments below! And make sure to tune in Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW for all new episodes of The 100.