Ok, that makes sense.
Episode 3: Huge, huge events. Big spoilers follow.
The truth of Clarke's father comes out: it was her mother that turned him, and not her best best friend Willes, as she'd long believed. The truth is revealed...and he's killed by deranged Charlotte.
There's now a killer acid cloud storm that rolls through on occasion. Octavia's would be boyfriend, Rhys, is killed by it.
Bellamy, would-be ruthless dictator, learns that Clarke has the biggest brass balls of them all. She is the one who puts down the terminally wounded Rhys.
It's only three episodes in, so I could be premature. But I'm amazed where the big boy networks are putting out dreck like Shield, Dome, Revolution, Almost Human and CW is sneaking in some of the most exciting sci-fi of the past few years. It's as if they hope you won't notice they've got a killer script if they wrap it up in beautify twenty-somethings. Wild.