The only thing more obvious than Bellamy and Clarke's very not platonic feelings for one another is the way the narrative makes sure they don't get around to talking about it. Ever.
And with a season as heavy on the loud undertones like The 100 Season 6, it becomes even more clear how much is just left unspoken between the two.
You have an arc driven by Bellamy stopping at nothing to bring Clarke back, with an episode dedicated to the pain he feels over her loss, and yet everything is super friendly and there's no romance in sight.
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To prove that kind of narrative wrong, here is a slideshow that explores those moments where Bellamy and/or Clarke almost said something more ... and then didn't.
Which Bellarke scene did you think left the most unsaid between them? What do you wish they would finally get to say each other's way?
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Bellamy's Unspoken Feelings
This scene during The 100 Season 6 Episode 9 was a big one, where you have Bellamy speaking to Clarke while Josephine is still present in her body. He tells her he won't let her die but it isn't about that, it is about the way he takes a pause and then looks away. He has to shake himself out of saying more, of actually saying what he wants to say. Both Bellamy and Josephine are left affected and yet there is so much left unsaid that should have been vocalized.
Clarke's Unspoken Influenced Resignation
Say what you want but Clarke chose to give up control of her body to Josephine after she was given proof that in a way Bellamy had moved on. She didn't get to see the episode long anger and pain he went through, instead, all she knew was that Bellamy took the deal and she wasn't needed anymore. The fact that this made Clarke stop fighting and its significance has been waved away at best and ignored at worst.
Bellamy's Unspoken Anguish
Remember that time when Bellamy found out he lost Clarke and spent all of The 100 Season 6 Episode 6 planning revenge and crying in every single frame that we got of him? Is this where we again pretend that this is in no way substantial proof of how his feelings may not be as simple as the narrative likes to make it seem?
Clarke's Unspoken Look of Platonic Jealousy
Bellamy and Clarke reunited after six years of not knowing how the other was doing, only for Clarke to find out that her platonic soulmate (conveniently) didn't mention his relationship status shakeup yet. This became two scenes where the audience got slapped in the face with Clarke watching Bellamy and Echo together. The look on her face said it all, and yet it didn't. It is almost like there was something to be explored there and yet it didn't end up materializing.
Bellamy and Clarke's Unspoken Goodbye
This was the first time Bellamy and Clarke separated (semi) willingly. Yet at the same time, there was so much that these two kept buried so that this wouldn't hurt more than it clearly did. Clarke had to go and Bellamy let her, so don't under any circumstances think about what was left unsaid.
Bellamy's Unspoken Rescue Mission
Bellamy not willing to kill a bunch of people? Sure, makes sense. Bellamy willing to risk almost 300 people because Clarke is in danger? Don't give it too much thought because then you would end up realizing the obvious.