So, the Bellarke ship is not just the unrequited desire of
In the series, however, Clarke's love interest came in the form of Finn. However many Flarke shippers there might be, I never felt these two had much believable chemistry. It was okay, but I always got the sense that Finn liked Clarke a whole lot more than Clarke liked Finn. Meanwhile, in the few short scenes Bellamy and Clarke spent together, sparks usually happened, even though they intensely disliked each other for most of season one.
The seeds of this were sown subtly at first, but then grew stronger, like in the episode where the kids all accidentally got high off some nuts they'd picked. Many, like Bellamy faced demons of their past. Bellamy was ready to give up, in the process of leaving for the unknown when Clarke found him. He admitted the things he'd done to get on the ground in order to protect his sister, Octavia, calling himself a monster.
Clarke brought him back from the edge, telling him he'd done what he'd had to in order to protect his sister and that she needed him, he'd been essential to leading and keeping the kids safe. After this, the two of them seemed to form a tentative bond, despite keeping up pretenses of not liking each other. However, they were always there for one another when needed most, climaxing in Clarke standing up for Bellamy when talking to the ark, in order clear Bellamy's name so he wouldn't be punished when the adults came to the ground.
However, as these things usually ago, it didn't happen according to plan. Bellamy had been off doing something else (maybe taking Octavia to her grounder boyfriend, Lincoln, I can't remember now) and when time came to enact their plan, hadn't returned yet. Clarke was worried, and when Bellamy did make an appearance, he was cut off by a grounder who attacked him. Finn went out to help him and when the others started calling for the ship doors to be closed, the two boys were too far away to make it to the ship. Of course, Clarke wanted wait, but to save everyone, she had to make an impossible choice. Season one ended with the kids who'd survived getting gassed by men in black masks, with Bellamy and Finn nowhere to be seen.
My total Bellarke disappointment came in the fact that Clarke and Bellamy had only a little bit of interaction after this episode, basically no alone time. And as of two episodes ago, were split up again as Clarke has been plotting with the grounders and Bellamy infiltrated Mount Weather to take the "mountain men" down from the inside.
There are only a couple of episodes of season two left, and while I didn't expect huge Bellarke revelations, I was hoping for a least a few really good Bellarke moments. However, not much has eventuated, and I can only hope that going into season 3, the creators might start giving the Bellarke ship more prominence in the storyline.