One of many greatest strengths of this episode is the selection of scene companions. Madi and Luca from Sanctum, Jordan and Hope, Clarke and Octavia. We’ve by no means actually seen Madi unpack the assorted traumas of her life, simply Clarke worrying on her behalf. It’s good for her to have friends she will relate to as equals relatively than adults she’s making an attempt to persuade to not fear about her or to suppose she’s an invincible warrior. Jordan and Hope’s bonding was such a real scene and very well executed by the actors. I’m glad the writers and actors performed it good and simple with a lightweight contact – Jordan was such a good selection to let Hope course of every part she’s been via, most of which was alone, like him. And whereas we as an viewers have been considering all of it season, it was actually beautiful to listen to O and Clarke bonding over their adopted daughters. There’s typically been one thing of a respectful distance between these two, however in any case this time it’s exhausting to think about they wouldn’t be shut.
This episode stumbles, although, on the identical problem because the earlier one: Bellamy Blake betraying his buddies is a troublesome promote. There are a number of concessions, with him testing Cadogan (a person he is aware of to be a egocentric fraud), negotiating a deal to save lots of his buddies, and telling them to maintain their voices down in the identical tone of voice he’d use when enjoying safety guard at Mount Climate. However in the end, this doesn’t really feel like Echo enjoying alongside to get alongside – he volunteered info dangerous to his buddies, earlier than making an attempt to speak to them alone. It’s exhausting to think about a write-around that undoes that, and after his dialog with Echo, it doesn’t look like one is coming, as a result of Bellamy’s a believer.
I can see how no extra battle or killing could be genuinely interesting to Bellamy Blake, a person who has misplaced far too many individuals he loves and is canine uninterested in all of the demise. He misplaced Abby and Kane, his mentor and father determine stand-in, shortly earlier than this, although I want there have been reminders of that within the textual content of the present. The 100 tried their damnedest to promote us on Bellamy’s transformation to true consider final week, and a few of it labored, however it’s nonetheless a bit an excessive amount of to swallow. Endangering his buddies when he may have simply saved his mouth shut is a bridge too far for this character.
The episode ends with one thing we desperately want: many of the essential gamers are lastly on the identical planet! Properly, as Echo famous, fairly a number of of the soldiers are all caught someplace else, both Sky Ring or someplace simpler to depart with a much less obnoxious time dilation. However nonetheless, it’s a reduction to have most of them in the identical place, and I personally can not wait to look at Invoice “I’m trying to find a battle for no purpose” Cadogan moist his fluffy white house pajamas when he meets Sheidheda