15. The Hand Hold (3.16)
Here’s the thing. Clarke Griffin, resident badass and generally not emotive, not in times of stress, is human. And as she’s sitting on a throne, waiting to put the flame in her head that could very well kill her – and with it, all hope of saving all of her people and the Grounders in the City of Light – she’s faced with the realization that this is it. This is their chance, and a lot of that is on her. Plus, it will probably hurt like hell.
So as she sits there, she reaches her hand out, trembling, searching for someone to ground her and support her in that split moment – and Bellamy is right there, wrapping his hand in hers and squeezing.
She’s not alone, and he would never let her be.
More than that, this episode has more small moments between Bellamy and Clarke that shows they’re a team. When he tries to joke around with her as she starts her blood transfusion: “Hey, try doing that hanging upside down.” When he helps her up after she destroys the City of Light, them standing side by side as they take in their situation.
But it was the hand hold, the quiet reassurance, that really got us right in the feels. Admit it.