The thought of Bellamy as an individual of religion makes full sense. What doesn’t work a lot for me is Bellamy selecting to primarily worship Invoice Cadogan, a person he already is aware of is a charlatan and a liar. (And making the beginnings of that selection effectively earlier than he began seeing visions of his lifeless mom.)
The factor is, even Christian scripture is stuffed with references to unhealthy males washed clear and reborn via the ability of religion. Saul’s conversion on the street to Damascus might be essentially the most well-known, however it’s hardly the one instance. But, all through this season of The 100 we’ve seen nothing to point that Cadogan – or the faith he’s in-built his identify – is a person that’s following that custom. (Nor that any greater energy needs to be busy constructing what is actually a military and stocking them with bioweapons.)
It feels as if Bellamy ought to actually know that, which is why his determination each to kneel to Cadogan and betray Clarke and his mates stings a lot. We believed in you, kiddo! Did we actually wait ten weeks for Bellamy to play a major function on this story, solely to have him instantly flip right into a fanatical zealot?
To be truthful, this season of The 100 has actually been increasing its story in attention-grabbing methods, introducing ideas just like the Anomaly Stones and time journey and spending a number of time on completely different units of characters and set-ups. I need to belief that this story goes someplace nice and that the payoff for all this deflection, misdirection, and outright weirdness goes to be value it. (In any case, the concept of religion versus science has been working all through this season, as has the concept that the actual hazard lies in blindly believing in one thing, not in having religion in any respect.)