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    Season 1 

Season 1

  • In the second episode, Octavia comforts the distressed Monty that Jasper would understand why his best friend had to stay behind to work on communications. Shows the girl has more depth than just Fanservice.
    • She also offers up her wristband in an effort to help repair the communications system, as opposed to removing it for a selfish reason like her brother.
  • Finn showing up to join the rescue squad after first electing to stay behind.
  • Wells leaping without hesitation to save the girl being tortured by Murphy while everybody else looks on. It should be noted that Wells is not that popular thanks to his father, but will still draw attention to himself just to help someone in need.
  • Wells' father abstains in the vote to kill over two hundred citizens because he believes his son is alive, and that it is with that hope he believes that they have to prove Humanity is worth saving. Giving ten more days for Abigail to prove him right.
  • Bellamy gives a little girl genuinely good advice and keeps her safe in "Earth Kills".
  • When Jasper wakes up, everyone who helped him is cheered up after undergoing a horrible and trying day and the loss of one other. All their effort wasn't wasted.
  • Clarke comforting Charlotte, a little girl who was having a nightmare about her parents being floated, at the opening of the episode.
    • Later in the episode, she also assures a distressed Octavia that Jasper still has hope.
  • Clarke singing to Atom to comfort him as she performs a Mercy Kill.
  • Wells and Clarke reconciling after she realizes he didn't betray her. She seems to have her best friend back... Unfortunately, it doesn't last.
    • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Wells let Clarke hate him for years just to protect her from the knowledge that her mother turned in her father.
  • In general, Clarke's "every life is valuable" attitude. It doesn't matter if you're her friend, her enemy, or a complete stranger, if you get injured, Clarke will help you.
  • Octavia's first and last day of Freedom on the Ark allows her to see the Earth and the Moon for the first time ever. The look of wonder in her eyes and what happens next is heartbreaking.
  • The Grounder being tortured by Bellamy refuses to talk, despite being maimed, beaten and electrocuted. But the moment Octavia's life is in danger is the only time he allows himself to truly show distress and give them what they want.
  • Bellamy, in a moment of guilt and grief, says that he's a monster for all the things he does. Clarke is quick to offer him forgiveness and tell him how much the 100 need him.
    • Later, she publicly defends Bellamy to Jaha, arguing that many of the 100 owe their survival to him, and convinces Jaha to pardon him in exchange for information about who wants Jaha dead.
  • Octavia taking care of Bellamy when he gets sick and admits that he's scared. "I won't let anything bad happen to you. I promise."
  • In "The Calm", Kane doesn't hesitate to crawl through a maintenance tunnel without coolant systems so that he can get to the survivors in an Exodus dropship. An equally exhausted and unconscious Abby is among them, and when he reunites with her, he gives her something close to a hug.
  • The Ark trio in the season finale. The jettison systems have failed and need to be manually activated, meaning someone has to be left behind. Kane decides he will do it. Abby tries to stop him and grabs his hand, saying that they'll find another way, but she is informed by the others that by then it'll be too late to save anyone. As he leaves, people reach out their hands to him in thanks for his sacrifice... until the dropship suddenly jettisons from the Ark and Jaha bids farewell to them, staying behind instead. Back in the beginning of the season, you probably assumed that Kane and Jaha were corrupt leaders. If anything, the season's endgame has proved otherwise. They may have been willing to do anything for their people, but they will do anything to ensure that as many people possible can survive, specifically.]] And as for Abby, considering how badly her relationship with Kane especially went at the beginning as well, it's still heartwarming to find that she's willing to forgive and holds no grudges against someone who she's probably been friends with for years.]]
    • When the dropship gets to Earth, Abby describes how beautiful it is to Jaha with the remaining time they have on the communication to the Ark.
  • Bellamy to Octavia in "We Are Grounders, Part Two:"
    Bellamy: I told you my life ended the day you were born, but the truth is, it didn't start until then.
  • Clarke making her soldiers stop trying to kill Anya and proudly declaring "We are not Grounders!" Given the way she's slowly become more comfortable with resorting to violence over the season, it's nice to see that she's still trying to be The Heart and keep her people from becoming vicious murderers.

    Season 2 

Season 2

  • Jaha befriends a grounder mother and her disfigured son, who save him. He doesn't even blame them for when the parents betray him.
    • The mother abandoned her people and exiled herself so that she could raise him rather than leaving him to die after being born with a disfigurement.
  • One of the engineers from the Ark asked for Raven to help because he acknowledged that she was the best mechanic he knew and even made a brace for her.
  • Bellamy and Octavia reunite after being separated in Season I's finale.
  • Anya finally agrees to work with Clarke to save both their people. Unfortunately, she gets shot by Clarke's people moments later.
  • Clarke, Raven, Bellamy, and Octavia reuniting at Camp Jaha. Raven, in particular, waited all night for Clarke to wake up so she could see her.
    • This particular reunion was a pretty deep moment of development when you consider Raven's previous iciness toward Clarke.
    • And then there's Octavia commenting on Clarke and Bellamy's running hug as something she never thought she would see — In episode 2 of season 1, Bellamy explicitly threatened to cut Clarke's arm off to remove her wristband against her will. By episode 2 of season 2, he's gotten himself beaten bloody while out looking for her with Finn. As for Clarke, she spent the last four episodes thinking that Finn and Bellamy had been burned alive on her command, so her relief upon not being responsible for their deaths is pretty heartwarming.
  • The unlikely friendship between Bellamy and the unnamed Grounder in the cage next to him in Mount Weather. They barely speak, but almost every interaction between them (aside from her initial hostility when she realizes he's a Sky Person) is either comfort or actually saving each other's lives.
    • The first words she says to Bellamy after being told they're not enemies anymore is for him to calm down and not make any noise because the Mountain Men bleed the healthy first. When the "doctors" come in and are ready to put her in the harness, Bellamy immediately starts banging on his cage so that he takes her place.
    • She repays him by grabbing the guard — Lovejoy — through the bars of her cage later on, holding him still long enough for Bellamy and Maya to kill him.
    • While there's no time for real thanks, Bellamy squeezes her hand and promises to come back for her. And he does. She looks relieved to see him again, speaking to him like an equal and getting her people to listen to his plan while he releases them.
  • The truth behind Finn's illegal spacewalk is actually pretty sweet: He never actually took a spacewalk himself. Raven had just earned her Zero-Gravity mechanics certification, but she failed the physical due to a potentially dangerous heart murmur, so Finn "borrowed" a spacesuit and found an un-monitored airlock for her to use to take a spacewalk. Unfortunately, after she got back in, an emergency protocol got tripped, summoning guards to the airlock and leaving Finn and Raven with no way to escape. Since Finn was only seventeen (and thus, not yet eligible for execution under Ark laws, he put on the suit himself and took the blame to protect Raven.
  • Kane planting his mother's tree when he finally makes it down to Earth. They had clearly had a shaky relationship for a while, but his last act for her was to show respect for something she'd devoted her life to. Also - new life continuing despite a death.
  • In "Remember me", Bellamy is showing signs of regressing to his Jerkass Season 1 behavior, as he insists that he should become a spy inside Mount Weather, but Clarke shuts him down with a single sentence.
    Clarke: Forget it. It's too dangerous.
    Bellamy: Clarke, if you can make it out, I can make it in.
    Clarke: I said no.
    Bellamy: Since I don't take orders from you, I'm going to need a better reason.
    Clarke: (After a moment of thought) I can't lose you too. Okay?
    • What caps it off is the absolute tiniest hint of a smile on Bellamy's face as he processes this.
  • Despite her insistence that emotions are a sign of weakness, Lexa genuinely cares about Clarke's safety and comes to respect her very quickly. Her voice during Finn's execution is never softer in the entire series; she's gentle with Clarke, where she normally doesn't let herself be. Which, of course, makes her ultimate devotion to her people even more tragic.
    • She smiles around Clarke. Maybe it's just that she doesn't have to adhere to the same traditions around this weird Sky Girl, but Heda Lexa acts much more human when they're alone.
  • Indra welcoming Lincoln back into the village and embracing him after he saves her life.
  • During the climax of the finale when the characters are being set up for Meatgrinder Surgery, they take Abby. Kane ups his begging and begs them to take him instead, also trying to reason that they can donate instead. Too bad it falls on deaf ears.
  • The reunion between the survivors from the Ark and the delinquents from Mt. Weather in the season 2 finale.
    • The reunion between Clarke and Octavia with Bellamy, Jasper and Monty.
    • Abby consoling a distraught Clarke.
    • Miller finally reuniting with his dad.
    • Monty and Harper's embrace.
    • Kane congratulating Bellamy.
    • Lincoln defying the Grounder/Mountain Men truce to fight through Cage and be with Octavia.
    • The Millers entering camp together and Miller wearing his dad's coat.
    • Kane holding Abby's hand as they enter camp.
    • Harper's reacting to entering camp. Especially considering all she had been through.
    • Wick carrying Raven back to Camp Jaha. Especially heartwarming when you remember a few episodes prior, Clarke states the walk between camp and Mt. Weather is 8 hours.
    • Raven returning Jasper's goggles.
    • Bellamy paralleling his conversation with Clarke from season 1 in an attempt to get her to join them at Camp Jaha.

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    Season 3 

Season 3

  • In some ways, seeing the residents of the newly-renamed "Arkadia" settlement (formerly Camp Jaha), seeing them prospering and somewhat happy, is heartwarming in itself when you consider all the struggles they went through in the seasons prior.
  • In "Wanheda: Part I," when Bellamy, Monty, Raven, and Jasper are driving in the jeep on their way to a distress signal, seeing Jasper happily singing with the crew when he turns his music up, even sticking his head out of the jeep's roof and yelling at the top of his lungs, is very heartwarming considering what happened to him at the end of Season II. In that moment, he finally felt like the old Jasper.
  • Clarke's night with Niylah, beginning with Niylah protecting Clarke from two Ice Nation bounty hunters who are looking for Clarke and ending with the two sleeping together. It seems Clarke genuinely wanted that moment.
  • Murphy finally escaping the bunker after eighty-three days of confinement, later on reuniting with Emori, the Desert Clan woman he seemingly bonded with on their way to the City of Light. Yes, Murphy was his usual asshole self, but he seems to be on the road to redemption.
  • In "Wanheda: Part II," though cut very short, Bellamy and Clarke's very brief reunion where she bargains to save his life, and just the lengths he is willing to (and does) go to in order to get to her/bring her home
  • In "Ye Who Enter Here", Lexa proves her devotion to Clarke, by offering the Sky People a place in the coalition and secretly swearing fealty to Clarke to ensure she will never be forced to put her people before Clarke's again.
  • Clarke ultimately sparing Lexa after getting her at knifepoint, proving she hasn't descended as far as we were led to think. Also, Lexa apologizes for her part in pushing Clarke that far.
  • In "Ye Who Enter Here", Kane and Indra warmly greeting each other, and later, Indra reminding Octavia she should have kept up her training. It's a very nice change from when Indra barely tolerated the 'Sky People' back in S2.
  • Also, in "Ye Who Enter Here", Kane showing no discomfort at being offered food in Polis, smoothing over a potentially awkward moment when Abby refuses, and easily conversing in Trigedasleng as well. It's clear he's come to embody the desire for peace that he first began to show in S2.
  • "Watch The Thrones" is basically one huge one for Lexa, such as the clear pride she speaks with when regarding the Nightbloods and particularly when Clarke redresses one of her wounds, and the two share a tender moment. Lexa's face is devoid of her eye paint, she wears no braids in her hair, and has no armor on, coming to Clarke's chambers in only a gown to thank her. In this one scene, we see Lexa smiling more than she has in all of her prior appearances, with the evident hope that she and Clarke might just be heading in a better direction.
    • Clarke herself is heavily concerned with the fact Lexa states that she will fight as her own representative against Roan, to the point that she risks her own life by attempting to kill the Ice Queen with the intention of trying to save Lexa from death. At the actual battle, she turns up to which Lexa is visibly touched by and during the duel she is seen looking worried for Lexa's safety numerous times.
  • Clarke sketching Lexa sleeping, and adorably stammering that it's not finished when Lexa finds it.
  • Monty not hesitating to charge back into and haul Monroe out of the poisoned smoke. Sure, it doesn't stop her from dying, but it shows how Monty's Nice Guy and No One Gets Left Behind tendencies have persevered through all the crap he's been through.
  • Clarke and Lexa finally sleep together. Unfortunately, [[TearJerker it's a short-lived moment...
  • Even while dying of a gunshot wound, Lexa makes Titus swear to never harm Clarke again.
  • After Lexa's death, Aden reveals that Lexa made each of the young Nightbloods vow to be loyal to Clarke and the Sky People, in the event of becoming Commander.
  • Octavia not giving up on a recently shamed Indra, even going to her FIRST when she needs someone to storm Arkadia with. Indra brushes her off at first, but just as Octavia is about to leave Polis, Indra arrives to join her. It shows that the student never truly gave up on the teacher, and vice-versa.
  • The amount of Abby and Kane moments have upped from Season 2, now considered the co-leaders of Arkadia. This is especially heartwarming when you remember that earlier on, more memorably in Season 1, pre-Character Development Kane often butted heads with Abby. Now, it seems like there's more than a close co-worker relationship going on...
    • Towards the end of their conversation about how stressed out he is with Pike's rule, Abby kisses him on the cheek, followed by this exchange:
    Kane: ...What was that?
    Abby: Let's call it hope.
    • In "Stealing Fire", Kane and Abby are given one last time to see each other before the former gets placed in a cell to be executed later. Abby can't do it again, because she already lost Jake that way. but Kane comforts her and tells her things will be okay. Doubles as Tear Jerker.
    • And then right before they escape, Abby stays behind to watch over everyone else during Pike's rule. And then they kiss.
    • ALIE!Abby tries to get to Kane by exploiting their relationship. Kane truly believed that she was frightened and that it was a genuine kiss again, up until she straddles him, and he realizes that Jaha chipped her.
    • Then, he gets crucified, but still refuses to take the chip. And then ALIE!Jaha threatens to shoot a willing ALIE!Abby. That's what causes him to cave in.
  • Bellamy and Clarke talking about forgiveness then hugging, a stark contrast to their previous conversation in "Hakeldama" where they were hashing their resentment out.
  • In spite of an overall dark season, the season 3 finale had several:
    • Murphy and Emori reuniting in the season finale. After all the crap he's been through for three seasons, he's just so relieved to have her back.
    • The short "thank you," Clarke gives Murphy for his role in protecting her.
    • Clarke grasping Bellamy's hand as the transfusion begins
    • Abby comforting Kane after he comes out of the City of Light.
    • Clarke and Lexa reuniting in the City of Light with the two of them sharing one final kiss and Clarke confirming that she loves Lexa while Lexa tells Clarke that she will always be with her.
  • Doubles as a Tearjerker, but Sinclair begging Raven to stay in the Rover as he lies dying from his stab wound.

    Season 4 

Season 4

  • The 99th spot on Clarke's "Save" list goes to Bellamy.
    • Then, when she can't bring herself to add herself to the list after he insists that she does, he does it himself.
  • John Murphy stealing medicine to save the radiation-stricken Grounders.
  • Bellamy's speech during the conclave about his faith in Octavia and how he was the lucky one of the two of them for having been Octavia's brother, which Octavia overhears.
  • Even though it is largely a Moral Event Horizon for Clarke, the fact that she had Bellamy abducted and pulled inside the bunker rather than leaving him to die with Kane and Octavia proves how much he means to her.]]
  • Octavia's unwavering faith that Bellamy will come back for her after the bunker's doors are closed.]] And he does.
    • The long-awaited Blake reunion, complete with a hug, and Bellamy's, "I love you so much."
      • Later, when Skaikru is discussing who will take their hundred spots, Octavia's only instruction is that Bellamy gets one.
  • Bellamy assuring Abby that he will not let anything happen to Clarke when they open the doors.
  • Clarke's inability to shoot Bellamy, even if it means endangering the rest of Skaikru inside the bunker.]]
  • The finale is filled with moments that show just how close the main characters (and some of the side characters) have become with each other.
    • Bellamy and Octavia's tear-filled goodbye, where they both tell each other how much they love each other and reassure the other that they will see each other again.
    • Bellamy comforting Clarke after the radio dies and she can't tell her mom goodbye.
    • Clarke later telling Bellamy that he has a good heart and that's why he inspires people.
      • When she tells him to use his head, he replies, "That's why I have you."
      • Bellamy proves Clarke with two motivational speeches this episode: one to Raven, reminding her that she is more than just ALIE in her head, and one to Echo, reassuring her that they are all scared and she is needed in space.
    • Murphy trying to distract Monty from his burnt hands by asking about Harper. And it briefly works. Monty's face lights up talking about her. Monty asks if he's told her he loves and reflects that it really changes a person.
    • Murphy and Bellamy returning for Monty, and him hugging both of them.
      • Particularly nice because Monty hugged Bellamy first and Murphy made a snarky comment about Bellamy always getting the hug. Then he gets hugged too.
      • The fans immediately lept on this by saying all John Murphy needed all this time was a hug.
    • Harper and Emori's relief when Monty and Murphy return.
      • Harper especially, as she basically forgets that they have to be on the spaceship in five minutes and just wants to make sure Monty's hands are okay.
    • Everyone's reluctance about leaving Clarke behind.
      • Bellamy waits until the last possible second, just staring at the door, willing her to arrive. Raven gently tells him they have to leave. Emori begs them to wait another minute. Raven double checks with Bellamy before lift-off.
    • Once they're in space and think they're running out of oxygen, Murphy finds out that Emori has about 2 more minutes than he does and says, "At least I don't have to watch you die."
    • Emori's pure joy at the thought of going into space, and the way her face lights up when gravity disappears.
    • When Raven's oxygen runs out, Emori and Murphy actually argue about who gets to give her their oxygen. Two of the most self-serving characters on the show are fighting over who gets to sacrifice themselves for Raven.
    • Echo saving Bellamy when the oxygen comes back on by taking his helmet off, just after Bellamy used everything he had to turn said oxygen on and save all of them.
      • Really, the oxygen scene in general. The entire group is heaped on the floor and as they are running out of oxygen, they are frantically passing around extra tanks to try to keep everyone alive. When it suddenly springs to life, they are frantically pulling each other to the vents to breathe. Then they just smile, happy to be alive.
    • This exchange:
    Bellamy: You with me?
    Raven: Always.
    • After the time jump, we discover that Clarke has been radioing Bellamy every day for six years and seven days.
    • During the time skip: Clarke wasn't alone. She found a little Nightblood girl and is shown treating her like a daughter. It's nice to see that there was at least some positivity in those six years, even if it has left literally everyone else in an Ambiguous Situation.

    Season 5 

Season 5

  • Eden
  • Red Queen
    • Abby and Kane being with Jaha as he dies.
  • Sleeping Giants
    • Raven sacrificing herself by staying on the ship without an escape route to give her group their best chance on the ground and to provide them with leverage to deal with the inmates.
    • Bellamy's reluctance to leave Raven [on the ship]] when she insists she has to stay and Raven lying about there being an emergency pod that will get her down to the ground — just so Bellamy will agree to return to the ground with the others.
    • Even though Murphy made the commitment believing there was a way down, his decision to remain with Raven so she wouldn't be alone, as well as her genuinely touched, "Thanks."
    • Bellamy and Monty's reactions when they learn Clarke is alive]].
    • While being tortured by the inmates, Clarke's face when she sees that Bellamy has come for her.
    • When Bellamy rescues Clarke:
    Charmaine Diyoza: 283 lives for one. She must be pretty important to you.
    Bellamy: She is.
  • Pandora's Box
    • All of the reunions in 5x04:
      • Bellamy running to Clarke, holding her. Clarke gasping, "You're home," in disbelief.
      • Raven and Murphy hearing Clarke's voice on the radio. Raven almost starts crying and Murphy can't stop smiling.
      • Octavia jumping into Bellamy's arms. She's been Bloodrina for six years and is still in full Bloodrina styling but in this one moment, all that fades away and she's just Bellamy's little sister reuniting with her big brother.
      • Clarke comforting her mother after 6 years apart.
    • Raven and Murphy playing soccer.
    • Murphy offering to kill the prisoners so that Raven doesn't have to.
    • Indra doing what she can to save Kane's life and Abby's.
  • Shifting Sands
    • There are more reunions in this episode:
      • Clarke and Madi see each other for the first time since the premiere. Madi runs into her arms and Clarke swings her around.
      • Monty and Octavia shyly wave to each other.
      • Echo and Bellamy run to each other and share a Big Damn Kiss.
  • Exit Wounds
    • Emori and John's kiss, even if it is a perfect example of Making Love in All the Wrong Places.
    • Echo and Bellamy comforting each other and sleeping together before she defects.
    • The fact that Octavia allows Echo to defect after Bellamy tells her he will leave with her if she doesn't accept Echo shows that she still has some affection for her brother.
      • Also demonstrated when the "bombs" are dropped and she immediately yells at him to take shelter.
      • But his concern is for Echo. Even though we didn't see their relationship, it's clear that the two of them are very devoted to each other.
  • Acceptable Losses
    • Gaia appears to genuinely care for Madi, not just as a nightblood, but as a person.
    • Echo and Raven's friendship is playful and supportive. A byproduct of 6 years alone in space.
  • How We Get to Peace
    • Shaw's concern for Raven throughout the episode, despite the fact that she betrayed him in the previous episode. He comforts her when she cries at the end, and stands in front of her when Vinson initially comes to get her. Too bad Raven just decided it would be better if he was dead.
    • Diyoza's notebook contains a list of potential baby names.
    • Monty and Harper's relationship is nothing but love and support, and Harper's willingness to drop everything and live along with Monty when he is breaking down is very heartwarming in an otherwise dark episode.
    • Octavia places full blame for Cooper's murder on Clarke and quickly warns her brother not to admit his guilt or she might "think you were involved." Octavia clearly knows Bellamy was involved, but still cares for him enough to not want to arrest him.
      • The fact that Octavia trusts her brother enough, even when they are essentially enemies, to send the guards out of the room when he arrives. Too bad he poisons her, likely destroying that trust for ever.
  • Damocles, Part 2
    • Abby finally abandoning her survive-at-all-costs mentality and deciding that damnit, she is saving Kane. You can tell by the way she says it how far she has come since leaving Jake to die.
    • Madi taking a brief moment to talk to Bellamy, urging him to forgive Clarke. Bellamy is reasonably reluctant, until Madi reveals that Clarke radioed him every single day after Praimfaya. It hits him like a ton of bricks.
    • Clarke, once again faced with closing the drop ship doors on Bellamy, begs him to come inside. He steadfastly refuses, citing that he won't leave his friends behind. Not again. In a moment, the realization of how much leaving Clarke behind during Praimfaya scarred Bellamy crosses her face, and in an instant their bond is restored and she refuses to close the door.
    • Clarke and Bellamy gazing out of the windows of Eligius IV onto the surface of the new planet. The weight of everything they lost and everything they had to do to get there slowly washes over them, and they are left clutching each other in a mixture of silent joy and sorrow.
     Season 6 
  • Monty returns in Clarke’s mind to give her a pep talk after Josephine tears her down.
  • Despite the fact that he is betraying most of his friends (especially Clarke) to do so, John Murphy gets down on one knee and proposes to Emori. Having watched him in season 1, who would have thought that the first marriage proposal we'd get on this show would be from Murphy?
    Emori, I love you. Look, I'm not perfect or even close for that matter. But I wanna be. We've been through so much and survived so much. So what do you say? Think you can love me forever?
    • After he is injured and bleeding out, Emori accepts, saying, "I'll love you forever, even if we die today."
  • In "What You Take With You," Bellamy discovers that Clarke can hear him through Josephine, and the message he wants her to hear is, "I won't let you die." Bob Morley's performance is incredibly heartfelt, and was praised by critics.
    • Later, when Clarke has control of her body again, she gives him an equally heartfelt, "I'm not leaving you."
  • Throughout the season, it is shown how much Octavia regrets putting Bellamy in the pits last season. When confronted with her actions, her 'good and evil' sides are describes as "your brother's sister, or the monster who threw him in the pits to die".
  • Bellamy saving Clarke's life in episode 10.
  • Crosses over with Tear Jerker, but in Episode 12 Abby's last words to Raven were telling Raven she considers her a daughter, before being murdered by Russel. Clark and Raven later reunite as they deal with Abby's death, and becomes low-key the largest moment of reconciliation between them since Season 1, as they seem to accept each other as surrogate sisters.
     Meta 
  • The announcement in June 2019 that Bob Morley (Bellamy) and Eliza Taylor (Clarke) were secretly and privately married.
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