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The 100 Season 7 Episode 5 Evaluation: Welcome to Bardo

The 100 Season 7 Episode 5 Review: Welcome to Bardo


This THE 100 assessment accommodates spoilers

The 100 Season 7 Episode 5

This episode supplied some much-needed solutions about Octavia, Hope, and Diyoza’s travels and the mechanics of time dilation and journey by the stones. I can’t think about we’d have guessed that helmets are solely needed for journey when going to a planet with slower time dilation – typically exposition is simply the place it’s at. However there additionally simply is likely to be an excessive amount of mythology on this mythology, even for me. We realized there was no Eligius ship; the Disciples got here from Earth by a stone. And the unique Bardoans are gone – or did they perhaps come on an Eligius ship? See what I imply?!

Leavitt is a good new character, and I hope we see extra of him in future episodes. The best way he rooted for Octavia to kill Pike, his admiration for her, and understanding of her pure warrior’s coronary heart made it simple to attach with him rapidly. In spite of everything, that’s how we’ve felt watching her, too. To this point, apart from Anders, the named Disciples we’ve met have all been good folks, keen to step out of line or outright betray their folks. It helped that this episode lastly confirmed us a number of the creepy groupthink, however we’ll want a bit extra of that – and a greater take a look at their society total – to know the foe we’re up in opposition to, apart from the logistical realities of house and time that’ve dominated the season up to now.

Checking again in on our heist squad, now that she’s damaged the seal, Hope appears a bit too snug with homicide, at the very least to Gabriel. Will Diyoza acknowledge her daughter after they’re reunited? Will She need to? It was good to listen to the script acknowledge by Gabriel that leaving Orlando was a much bigger threat than taking him, even when different characters disagree.

This present has been enjoying with time lots, which all the time dangers shedding a few of your viewers that has extra bother with nonlinear storytelling, and the need of getting to spend extra time with chronological signposts. Whereas this episode actually wrote the times on the display, that isn’t all the time sufficient, and wasn’t right here. The textual content went with the timetable for Sanctum, and we don’t understand how Bardo’s time dilation works but. That meant a little bit of confusion as as to if we had been watching Octavia’s first or second rendition to Bardo, since Diyoza was presumably in custody each instances.

As soon as we had our toes below ourselves, the second when O’s rescuer turned out to be Hope and never Octavia was a superb fake-out. The writers used the world that they had created (time dilation) and the sluggish, deliberate reveal of occasions (we nonetheless didn’t know the place Hope went after Sky Ring and the way O obtained again to Sanctum) to create an excellent second that was as disorienting for the viewers because it was for the character of Octavia. There’s nonetheless extra we don’t know, particularly what occurred to Hope, Diyoza and Leavitt, however after that nice reveal, I’m content material to attend.

A lot of this episode, like half the episodes this season and her arc final season, has been about Octavia’s inner energy. She landed in a model new, technologically superior world and, realizing completely nothing, nonetheless got here fairly rattling near escaping. She held up below 11 days of neurological torture giving them virtually nothing. When she cracks, she makes a deal to maintain her baby secure (and later makes one to maintain her brother secure), the identical form of deal Bellamy would’ve made for her. That’s why it’s so exhausting to see her heartbroken and virtually catatonic, pondering Bell is useless and holding onto her mom’s mantra.

Do I consider Bellamy’s useless? Not even for a second. I needed to rewatch to ensure that’s even what the present needed me to assume. Our boy’s for certain on some form of time journey with a manly (however finally survivable) wound. However Echo doesn’t know that, and she or he loses her thoughts, rapidly answerin my query final week as as to if she would ever betray Gabriel and Hope. This isn’t precisely an energetic betrayal – she doesn’t shoot them or give them up or something. However as Hope factors out, killing their hostage means discovering Diyoza within the remaining time is near-impossible. Echo picked a helluva time to now not have the ability to faucet into her ice-cold Azgeda veins and do her job.

As common, Clarke is the important thing to life, the universe, and every thing, in a approach that feels frankly drained and predictable after seven seasons. However Hope and Octavia are each arrange right here as much more significant foils to him, in a approach that implies that Hope would be the one to kill him ultimately, with Auntie O’s assist. That risk already feels extra alive than going again to Clarke once more.

Nelson’s transfer to save lots of one of many self-immolating trustworthy speaks volumes about who he’s as an individual, and tells me he’s a greater successor to Gabriel than I first realized. As he mentioned, “they could hate us, however they’re nonetheless our folks.” It was attention-grabbing that Emori, who was an outcast/was meant to have been killed for her hand again on Earth amongst her personal folks, was the one to query him on this. In the meantime, it was Indra who pushed again on scientist Jackson when he knocked religion. “Religion isn’t the issue, blind religion is.” These Sanctum scenes are packing an emotional and ideological punch.

SheidHeda made some strikes right here, whereas giving fairly the efficiency – he and Murphy would lowkey love one another. I presume he strategically selected to assist Wonkru rescue Murphy below menace from Indra, because it was all off-camera. I completely love that she discovered who was actually on the wheel in Russell’s thoughts, and used Trigadeslang to do it. It was good to lastly floor Sheidheda in time – Indra was a baby when he got here to energy, her father dying in battle and her mom kneeling earlier than him. Jesus, after all Indra thought her mom was weak for complying reasonably than dying. This explains Gaia’s upbringing. However again to Indra and ol’ Sheidy, there’s one thing good about his true id being a secret between solely the 2 of them, at the very least for now. I’m not as bought on why Indra has to maintain silent, however the pressure is interesting.

Different notes…

  • Gabriel doesn’t learn about Leavitt, the person who helped earlier than, however Echo does – rise, Hope/Echo hive, rise! (And @ me when you determine your ship identify!)
  • I’m curious how and why Anders thinks Hope and Diyoza are so clearly harmful. IS there mere presence on Penance proof sufficient?
  • “OK, you’re not gonna like what you’re gonna see” Octavia’s humorousness is considered one of her greatest qualities
  • I’m so glad we noticed Lincoln a number of instances in Octavia’s recollections. It appeared like Jaha, Pike, and perhaps Lexa in there too. Some other fallen mates I missed?
  • “What took you so lengthy?” “Sorry I wanted to seek out the precise costume” “You probably did.” Even in peril, Murphy and Emori can’t cease flirting and I like it. And everyone knows that is Murphyspeak for “I’m glad your radiation poisoning is gone.”
  • Sheidheda was very into the ache of getting his thoughts drive eliminated. Contemplate me creeped out.

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