“I think that the strongest performer in this episode was definitely Henry Ian Cusick in his portrayal of Marcus Kane. Conflicted leadership is a very tough thing to portray. If it doesn’t read with your audience, you are labeled a “bad actor”. Well, Cusick pulls it off. He clearly does not want to hurt Abby, but feels like he must. Once he’s finished, and realizes that his own people can be just as brutal as grounders, he realizes that there must be another way. I could really feel his emotion radiating through his performance in this episode, and I was not disappointed. I’m interested to see what happens when he reaches the grounders. Does he become an animal of war, or does he manage to somewhat successfully broker peace with the grounders?
Read the entire episode review here: The 100 Season 2 Episode 3 Review: “Reapercussions”