Well, hot damn. I can’t believe we are already at the penultimate episode of The 100. It feels like just yesterday that we began the final season journey.
It’s even wilder to think this is the second to last episode because, to me, it feels like there is still a lot more than needs to happen before the finale. Half of our favorite characters spent the episode trapped in the bunker for crying out loud.
However, with Madi in Bill’s hands, he is one step closers to finding a way to transcend the human race which will most likely be the ultimate conclusion for the show.
I mentioned last week how I didn’t understand why everyone believes Madi helping Bill is automatically bad. If anything, the closer he gets to winning this war, the closer everyone gets to peace. But I can easily admit when I am wrong.
While I don’t think Bill knew when pursuing Madi that any danger would come to her, him deciding to have Levitt poke around deeper in her mind instantly put her at risk. I’m not, however, surprised Bill would decide to do this because he is so warped by his beliefs that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to prove he’s right.
Maybe this is a test, or maybe it’s a war. At this rate, it looks to be a little of both.
Let me tell you that if they kill Emori I am going to flip. After Bellamy and Gabriel, this is too much.
She, along with Murphy, has been one of the few redeeming qualities of the final season. When Murphy discovered her with a spear going straight through her abdomen, I was worried she may not make it out. Though, after Bellamy’s death, I should know better about holding on to hope.
Emori has become one of the best parts of The 100 and she is the last person that deserves an end like this.
Even as she was dying, Emori was more worried about Madi and her friends. It just goes to show how great of a character she has truly become. She’s loyal, compassionate, and a tremendous leader when push comes to shove.
What was even more heartbreaking was watching Murphy grapple with the fact that he may lose the most important person in his life. Back in season one, I’d never say that I hope John Murphy gets a happy ending. Now? Well, right now Murphy deserves the happiest of endings.
And Emori is his happy ending.
I mean, the whole sequence of watching Murphy literally having to break through stone to save Emori’s life was a bit ridiculous. God forbid they can have an easy time saving someone’s life knowing that we have already lost two main characters within two episodes.
Obviously, Emori is more important than her relationship with Murphy. Especially because she was willing to let herself die in order for Raven to save everyone else. She’s selfless through the end, so here’s hoping that Jackson kept her heart pumping long enough for them to save her when they get back to Sanctum.
Next Step in Human Evolution
Can Bill stop being the world’s biggest hypocrite for a second? It’s exhausting to watch. And the fact he got so many people to follow him is mind-boggling.
For someone who wants to save humanity, he sure doesn’t mind losing his in the process.
At one point in the episode, he says he doesn’t want his people to fight and die in a war. However, apparently all his work towards the war could be for nothing as he was told long ago by his own daughter that he wasn’t ready for transcendence. Yet he has continued his pursuits, leading to multiple deaths. Ironic isn’t it?
Thankfully, not everyone in Bill’s company blindly follows him.
Our boy Levitt pulled through after seeing what Bill was going to do to Madi. See, not all people believe torturing a child is an okay thing to do. Even if it is to save mankind.
With Octavia and Clarke ingesting those transportation pills, all they needed was someone on Bardo to let them through. Levitt was that someone, although unfortunately, he had no idea that the bridge was moved to an extremely unsafe drop off location for Clarke and Octavia.
It didn’t take long for Levitt to break them out of jail though. Clarke and Octavia deciding to team up with Sheidheda was an interesting, yet necessary play. And I will say, watching him rip apart the soldiers on Bardo was oddly satisfying. Guess I’ve decided I hate Bill and his followers more than I hate Sheidheda – who knew?
Thanks to Sheidheda, Clarke does manage to get to Madi but not before Bill messed with her brain and put her in a catatonic state. And then, of all things, they decide to shoot her because their two-second medical diagnosis makes them believe Madi is too far gone. This is just so ass-backward.
Can I just say that the fact that The 100 decided to torture a child and leave her with an unrecoverable stroke is just insane? They just keep crossing lines for “shock value” and I’m truly sick of it.
So, with the finale remaining, I thought it’d be a cool idea for me to share what I hope to see happen in the final episode.
For starters, I’d like no one else to die. Big ask I know, but with Bellamy, Gabriel, and now Madi now gone, it would feel like a huge rip-off if anyone else died (especially Emori). For whatever reason, some showrunners believe that a series finale should result in multiple deaths which is wrong on so many levels.
Contrary to popular belief, I feel like all an audience wants is to see characters we’ve grown to care about have a happy ending. What a wild thought that must be.
Apart from that, I think I actually want to see everyone transcend or whatever. When you spend all season leading up to this peak of human evolution, I better see some hocus pocus and big bright lights. Otherwise, I’ll feel like I’ve wasted my entire time watching this season. But Bill better not be one of those people that transcends, I think we can all agree to that.
The one final thing I want from the series final is to see some familiar faces. If this transcendence is a way to merge the living and the dead (as Bellamy thought when he saw his mom), then I want to see it. I want to see Kane, Bellamy, Abby, and Monty again before this is all over. I’ll even be greedy and hope for a reunion between Clarke and Lexa.
A series finale is supposed to reward the audience for sticking with a show. It’s not supposed to make you regret ever having watched it.
The 100 has a real chance at redeeming themselves through this series finale. All I want is a proper sendoff and that shouldn’t be too much to ask for.
The 100 airs on The CW on Wednesdays at 8/7c.