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‘The 100’: Clarke and Friends (Unexpectedly) Head Home—And Madi’s In Danger (RECAP)



[WARNING: The following contains MAJOR spoilers for The 100 Season 3 episode 13, “A Sort of Homecoming.”]

“We’re back, b**ches!”

Well, it’s not quite as triumphant a return to Earth on this week’s The 100 as the first time, when Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) uttered those fateful words. But nonetheless, Clarke (Eliza Taylor), Raven (Lindsey Morgan), Gabriel (Chuku Modu), Murphy (Richard Harmon), Emori (Luisa D’Oliviera) and friends have ended up right back where they started, and surprisingly, it appears livable. Somewhat less surprisingly, Clarke’s determined, by any means necessary to keep everyone there rather than heading back to Sanctum. “I’m not losing anyone else,” she declares.

But her proposed life of peace is about to hit a huge speed bump, because Sheidheda (JR Bourne) is alive and well on Bardo, and, after making a deal with Cadogan (John Pyper-Ferguson) he’s headed for Earth to get Madi (Lola Flanery). And we all know how far Clarke will go to protect her daughter…

Everyone We Care About Is Here

The moment they get through the anomaly, Cadogan peaces out—he has a convenient little pill that brings him back to Bardo. That leaves Clarke and pals in the Second Dawn bunker, where they find Gaia (Tati Gabrielle). That, at least, is a bit of good news; she was brought there because the Anomaly sensed Earth as the planet of origin in her DNA, and she killed the Disciple who got pulled through with her (it’s convenient science, but just go with it).

Clarke has to break the news to Echo (Tasya Teles) and Octavia that she killed Bellamy (Bob Morley), but they take it pretty well, saying the Bellamy they loved died a long time ago. They hug it out, and everybody heads back inside the bunker to find the Anomaly Stone. Raven locates it and they make plans to head back to Sanctum, but Clarke destroys the helmet that’d get them back, seemingly dooming everyone… well, everyone anywhere else. “Earth is our home,” she says. “Everyone we care about is here.” Yeah, Clarke, but what about the people who aren’t there?

Back on Bardo, Sheidheda’s okey-dokey enough to bargain with Bill for info about the sketchbook. He trades command of Sanctum for intel on the artist behind the drawings, and he offers to go to Earth to get Madi.

You Ruined My Life

In the bunker, everyone’s kind of just… carrying on. Echo wanders off alone, for mysterious reasons. Murphy convinces Raven to fix the helmet in hopes of getting them back to Sanctum. Miller (Jarod Joseph) and Jackson (Sachin Sahel) talk about regrets and starting over; Hope (Shelby Flanery) and Jordan (Shannon Kook) drink and dance, and Clarke and Madi argue about what she did. Madi wants to go back to Sanctum, Clarke won’t allow that, etc. “You ruined my life,” she says, “just like you ruined your own.” Ouch! She wanders off, and Clarke doesn’t follow her.

Outside, Octavia has a grounder funeral for her brother. Indra (Adina Porter) stumbles upon her and tries to convince her to go into the bunker, but she won’t—as a result, Indra stays outside with her. She says O needs to make peace with her past, but if she won’t, then she’s guilty, too. “We were all Blodreina,” she says, and together, they go inside to face her demons. The bridge opens, and, surprise, surprise! Sheidheda’s there, and he’s totally invisible thanks to Bardo’s tech. He follows O and Clarke as they frantically try to track down Madi, who’s chillin’ with Gabriel and a very drunk Niylah (Jessica Harmon).

Emori and Raven keep working on the helmet, and Jordan comforts a guilty Hope, who feels badly about her mother’s death. They all assemble in the workshop as Clarke barrels in and asks where Madi is. Hope says she’s in the rec room. That’s all Sheidheda needs—he locks them in, leaving a screaming Clarke pounding uselessly on the door. Sheidy heads to the rec room, fatally stabs Gabriel and goes after Madi.

Madi’s Choice

Sheidy tracks Madi to the fighting pits in the bunker, where he battles with Indra, Gaia and Octavia. Ultimately, he’s unsuccessful in his mission and draws himself back through the Anomaly by stabbing himself, much as Hope had once done to Octavia. (Sheidheda might be more of a cockroach than Murphy ever was—seriously, this dude survives everything).

The squad breaks out of the workshop and makes it to Gabriel, and Hope comforts him as he dies. Thankfully, Sheidheda left his helmet, so they can (probably) get back to Sanctum. Except Madi’s determined that no one else dies because of her, so she makes her way back to the arena and stabs herself with Sheidheda’s knife, drawing herself through to Bardo. Bardo then sends a bomb through the portal, which collapses parts of the bunker, leaving Murphy and Emori buried.

The 100, Wednesdays, 8/7c, The CW


Kobe Bryant’s Youngest Daughter Capri Says ‘Dada’ While Carrying Around Photo of Him




Daddy’s little girl! Kobe Bryant’s youngest daughter, Capri, is keeping her father’s memory alive in the sweetest way possible.

Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, posted the adorable moment to her Instagram on Friday, September 25. As the 15-month-old walked around in pink pajamas, she held a framed photo of the NBA legend.

“Coco, who’s that?” the 38-year-old former model said, while Capri responded, “Dada. Dada.”

Vanessa added, “That is your dada. Dada, he loves you!”

Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018. Ace Pictures/Shutterstock

Kobe and Vanessa tied the knot in 2001. The basketball legend died on January 26 in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The couple’s second eldest child, Gianna, also died in the accident alongside Kobe and seven others.

The father-daughter pair were laid to rest in a private funeral held in early February. That same month, they were honored again in a larger public memorial held at the Los Angeles Staples Center — the location where Kobe played with the Lakers.

In addition to Gianna and Capri, the longtime loves shared daughters Natalia, 17, and Bianka, 3.

Last month, Vanessa paid tribute to Kobe on what would have been his 42nd birthday. “To my baby~ Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain,” she wrote. “I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi.”

She continued, “I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh. I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. I think about your tenderness and patience all the time. I think about everything you would do in situations to help me deal with everything thrown my way.”

Vanessa also shared her appreciation for Kobe’s ability to “see the best in people” and noted how she missed his “thoughtful gestures.”

In April, a source exclusively told Us Weekly how Vanessa has been coping with the losses of Kobe and Gianna. “No two days are the same for Vanessa,” an insider close to the family said. “One day she feels motivated, and the next she’s depressed and needs to take time for herself. … There are moments when it all completely consumes her.”

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Drew Barrymore’s Emotional Reunion with Ex-Husband Tom Green, Plus: They Recall Unique First Date




Famous exes Drew Barrymore and Tom Green met up for the first time in 15 years on her talk show “The Drew Barrymore Show.”

It was an emotional reunion for the pair, who began dating in 1999 when they made “Charlie’s Angels” together, and who wed in 2001. The couple split later that year and divorced in 2002.

Drew revealed to the audience that they “haven’t seen or spoken to each other in far too long.”

Tom praised her show, saying, “It is nice to see you every day bringing this burst of optimism and happiness to the world right now.”

When he passed along a “hello” from his parents Dick and Mary Jane, Drew got emotional, recalling a trip they took to his parents’ lake house.

She explained, “I don’t know why, but sleep is, like, it’s just been, like, a weird thing for me. I remember this night just being so content. And I was at your parents’ lake house and I remember hearing all their voices upstairs and I was just by myself and I was going to sleep and I was like, ‘Yeah, this is what safety and contentedness feels before you’re going to sleep.’ And I will never forget that night, and I love your parents and I really love you and I celebrate you.”

Tearing up, she continued, “You know, when you say 20 years, it’s sometimes… it’s the blink of an eye, and sometimes you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, we’ve lived so much in these last 20 years.’ You’ve had a whole life and I’ve had a whole life. It’s just really nice to come together and check in and talk about it — it just thrills me to no end. I think the world of you and I celebrate you and I always have and I always will.”

Tom replied, “Thank you, Drew. This is really, I was so happy when you invited me on the show. It’s been too long. It’s nice to reconnect. We really did not talk for about 15 years, I guess, and this is really the first time we’ve looked at each other face-to-face in 15 years.”

Beaming, she recalled calling him and asking him to be a part of “Charlie’s Angels,” and Tom remembered them hitting it off right away.

Green told her, “That was so exciting, getting to do that movie with you. And you know, we kind of sort of hit it off right away, pretty much. We had a lot of laughs together. I think one of our first dates, I think we went and bought lobsters because we both love animals and we both got lobsters and we released them into the ocean. That was what we decided to do.”

Barrymore also credited him for her “Annie Hall phase,” saying, “You bought me a camera and I still have it, the Pentax K1000, and you got me started into what would become two decades full of being a real photographer, and you got me into my whole Annie Hall phase of taking photographs, which is such a beautiful art.”

“The Drew Barrymore Show” airs weekdays. Check local listings.

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‘Track the Problem.’ Ibram X. Kendi on Using Data to Dismantle Structural Racism




The historian and writer Ibram X. Kendi, whose research and work on antiracism have risen to the forefront amid a worldwide reckoning over systemic racism, was named as one of TIME’s most influential people of 2020. Speaking at a TIME100 Talks broadcast that aired Friday, Kendi emphasized the importance of keeping the focus on his work and the steps he has laid out to dismantle structural racism.

Among Kendi’s central arguments is that the root of racism isn’t people, but the policies that cause racial inequity and injustice. It’s those policies that we need to focus on changing, he says.

“Racist ideas make humans believe that there’s something wrong with other humans, that there’s something wrong with those other racial groups, there’s something wrong with those people who don’t look like us,” says Kendi.

One crucial sphere where Kendi is fighting for improvement is healthcare, where racist policies persist.

“It’s not enough that every American has access to free healthcare … it must be high quality,” he says. The high-quality care Kendi is calling for includes not being mistreated due to race—an issue that has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has highlighted new levels of racial disparities in healthcare. Black Americans are dying of COVID-19 at a rate more than twice that of white people.

To track some disparities, Kendi spearheaded the COVID Racial Tracker, a joint project between the COVID Tracking Project and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi says that the project, which can serve as “a mirror” for America, has regularly unveiled racial disparities from the pandemic since its launch in mid-April.

“We have consistently found that Black and Native and Latinx people are disproportionately being infected and killed with COVID-19,” he says. “And, we know that in order for us to go about solving the problem of racism, we have to see and measure and track the problem through racial data.”

Kendi aims for this data-centric approach to eventually lead toward informing the proposal of new policies that eliminate or heal such racial disparities.

The ongoing global movement for racial justice faces the risk of being remembered “as a time in which you had a greater awareness of racism, potentially, than any other point in American history, but that awareness did not translate into action,” Kendi says. Still, if the current level of awareness does translate into large-scale, radical change, it can lead to “equity in areas that has never existed before in United States history,” he says.

Kendi has also spoken about his battle with colon cancer, which he didn’t publicly announce until about a year after the initial diagnosis. For Kendi, this has served as an important reminder to go about life with an increased level of kindness toward others.

“There are many people right now who are walking around battling a serious illness that we don’t know,” he says. “So I think it just shows us the importance of being graceful and caring to people.”

Write to Anna Purna Kambhampaty at [email protected]

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