Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the CW’s The 100 season 5 episode 7 last night, I learned that “acceptable losses” are a necessity in war, but how do you know when you have gone too far? Once you cross that imaginary line between right and wrong, there may be no coming back. So do we compromise who we are and what we stand for to win or do we make sacrifices and do things the hard way to keep our integrity intact? Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In last night’s episode, “Acceptable Losses,” Marcus is concerned about Abby’s ability to function as a doctor because of her addiction. Meanwhile, Clarke tells Madi to hold back in training to keep her safe, Raven has second thoughts about a necessary decision, and Monty receives an emotional message from an old friend. My top 5 moments from The 100 season 5 episode 7 are:
“It’s time for Wonkru to go home.”
Clarke and Bellamy discover that someone in Wonkru has been trying to breed the worms utilizing human hosts. At first they come across dead bodies, but soon discover that one of the bodies is being kept alive, which is beyond horrifying. Octavia plans on using the worms in defectors so she can take out everyone in Shadow Valley. Clarke explains that “desperation has a way of making the unimaginable a necessity,” but this plan seems beyond dangerous. Clarke and Bellamy inform Indra about what is going on, hoping that she can get through to Octavia, but Octavia explains that she is completely aware and that this was her idea. Octavia is ready to win the war and give up “acceptable losses,” but it seems like any source of goodness within her has completely evaporated.
“I’ve been meaning to give this to you.”
In this episode, Clarke gives Monty the letter she found from Jasper shortly after Praimfaya occurred. She explains that she did not open the letter even though she wanted to. It seems like this note has perfect timing, as it really strikes a nerve with Monty. He reads several parts aloud and reveals that Jasper thought that human beings were the problem and that there would always be another war. When Monty sees the measures everyone is willing to take to win the war, he tells his friends that Jasper was right all along and that maybe they do not deserve the last piece of livable earth after all. While this moment is heartbreaking for Monty, it’s about time he got some screen time. It seems like he has been fading into the void of forgotten secondary characters for too long and I would like to see him take matters into his own hands and really make an impact, but will anyone heed his warning?
“How could you be loyal to someone who collars people like animals?”
Back in Shadow Valley, Echo tries to work with Raven so that they can get the eye down according to Bellamy’s plan, but Raven is having second thoughts about betraying Shaw. Echo gets Diyoza’s attention when she has Raven prove that Shaw was the one to take down the missiles while they insert the drive with this sleight of hand. Later on we see that Shaw is now a prisoner as well, but Raven can barely look him in the eye. Her guilt is weighing on her conscience, but is it perhaps because there are some other feelings present as well? Could Shaw be a potential romantic interest for Raven?
“Be the last.”
Clarke and Gaia try to protect Madi by informing her not to try her hardest during training. While Madi seems initially confused by this, she does as she is told but makes it too obvious. Gaia shows Madi the flame and tells her that she will never force it on her, but it’s clear that Madi will eventually need to accept her destiny as “The Commander” sooner or later. When Octavia asks to see her fight, Madi makes the conscious decision to put forth all of her effort, proving to be a strong fighter with a lot of potential. Octavia asks her to be her “second” and Madi agrees to Clarke’s dismay. Clarke does not oppose Octavia publicly, but later radios to Diyoza to make a deal and tells Bellamy and the others that they will need to take out Octavia, knowing that she will never agree to any kind of compromise. Will Bellamy be able to stand by and let this happen to his sister? Will Clarke be able to get Octavia to surrender without killing her? We will have to stay tuned, but Clarke is ready to do what is necessary to protect Madi and her friends no matter what.
“I’d walk through fire for you. I’d die for you…choose.”
After Abby loses a patient who was shot, Marcus is beyond concerned when he sees that Abby is still extremely dependent on her pills. He reminds Abby that this was supposed to be their second chance and that people are dying. Abby tells him that she did everything she could, but Marcus feels it wasn’t enough. Marcus reminds Abby that he would walk through fire for her and die for her, but that he refuses to stand by and watch her kill herself. He tells her to choose between him and the pills, but they are interrupted by Diyoza before Abby can give him an answer. Marcus clearly cares about Abby more than anything or anyone, but will he finally be able to get through to her? Later on, Abby gets ready to examine Diyoza after telling her that the disease is present among 75 percent of her people. We are all in for a shock and learn that Diyoza is pregnant. As I think back to the other seasons, I believe Diyoza is the first character that we have seen pregnant on earth. While there are still many unanswered questions surrounding this revelation, it certainly throws another twist in there that we did not see coming.
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on The 100 in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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