What’s that Benjamin Franklin says about keeping secrets? Well, Josie has a big secret and she is ready to kill people — but that has nothing to do with keeping her secret safe. If it was unclear before, Josephine Lightbourne lacks empathy in a way we’ve never quite seen on this show. Which is why it makes it very difficult for her to naturally “play” Clarke … despite Murphy telling her her host’s entire life story.
Armed with that knowledge, Josie is first put to the test when Madi begins having night terrors. Josie goes to comfort her, per Murphy’s suggestion, but Gaia says they can’t wake her. See, she’s not having a nightmare, she’s seeing memories and if they wake her up from them, it could cause permanent damage to her or the flame. Not caring one bit about Madi or the flame, Josie wakes her up. Madi assures them both everything is okay, that she’s just tired; but when they leave the room, the Dark Commander calls out to her from a mirror. Uh oh.
The next morning, Echo, Emory, and Raven find Murphy and “Clarke” in the tavern. They’ve caught up on the whole Sanctum Is a Murderous Place headline and aren’t pleased. “Clarke” tells them they should stay long enough to learn how to build their own compound, and according to her, Bellamy agrees. They can’t ask him, though, because she says he went with the morning foraging party to scout locations. Echo goes looking for Bellamy, who she doesn’t believe would leave without her, and Murphy asks Josie for the real story.