Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the CW’s The 100 season 5 episode 10, I learned that having a choice is very important and necessary for survival. It reminds us that we can choose our own path and that there is always another option to turn to. However, if you take away that choice, hope can shift to desperation, which can prove to be extremely dangerous. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In Tuesday night’s episode, “The Warriors Will,” Octavia begs for Indra and Bellamy to give her another option, but the reality begins to set in that she is going to lose one of them if they fight in the arena. Meanwhile, Madi begins experiencing memories from other Commanders and Abby’s health takes a turn for the worst, causing her to do the unthinkable. My top 5 moments from The 100 season 5 episode 10 are:
“Your disease vs. mine.”
McCreary takes away Abby’s pills when she refuses to treat him and Abby begins going through withdrawal. She recognizes that if she doesn’t take her pills soon, she could have a seizure and realizes that she will need to think outside the box to get what she needs. Abby turns to an unlikely ally in the prisoner, Vincent, who agrees to help her. Everything seems to be going according to plan until one of the guards notices the bottle and Vincent brutally attacks them, ripping out pieces of flesh with his teeth. Abby watches in horror, but focuses on getting her fix from the pills. Abby has always understood the importance of protecting the lives of others as a doctor, but she blocks out her conscience, as her addiction has now reached a new low. Will Clarke be able to save her from herself before it’s too late?
“Give me another option.”
After Bellamy, Indra, and Gaia betray Octavia, she knows that she must put them in the arena if she is going to be respected as a leader. She understands that she needs to rule with fear especially since Madi has accepted her destiny by taking in The Flame. In a heartwarming moment, Octavia reveals to Indra that “the day you asked me to be your second was the best day of my life.” Indra reminds Octavia that the strength was already there and that she may have betrayed “Blodreina,” but she never let down “Okteivia kom Skaikru.” Octavia begs Indra to give her another option because she doesn’t want to see her family in the arena, but Indra cannot do so, still remaining a true warrior. Indra explains that she will kill Octavia’s brother and then ask Gaia to take her own life, recognizing that she will need to sacrifice herself for her daughter. Even though Octavia loves Indra, she cannot bear to lose Bellamy and desperately tries to come up with a way out of this.
“There’s no coming back from this.”
When Octavia goes to see Bellamy, she brings up memories of their childhood and talks about games they used to play, proving that she does still have some humanity within her. Bellamy refuses to take Octavia’s advice about how to take down Indra and says that he doesn’t plan on fighting. Bellamy is not afraid of his sister and asks her what kind of leader she is and tells her that “The Red Queen” is a joke. Bellamy explains that she only has two options: she can call this off and make a deal or watch him die. Octavia realizes that she is not going to get through to her brother this way, but she still wants to save him because he is her blood. In a heartbreaking moment, she tells Bellamy that “you can’t save someone who’s already dead,” recognizing that “Okteivia kom Skaikru” is too far gone to change things and that only the ruthless reflection of “Blodreina” remains.
“You are my child and I will protect you with my life.”
Clarke takes Madi away from Octavia, recognizing that she is in great danger now that she has accepted “The Flame.” Madi begins having vivid dreams and memories about Becca Pramheda and sees her being burned alive. Madi explains that it’s more than nightmares, as she feels what they do and is experiencing everything for herself. Madi desperately wants to return and fight, recognizing the spark within her burning brightly, but Clarke can’t bear to let anything happen to her. In a heartbreaking moment, Clarke asks Madi, “Do you see her too?” Clarke is referring to Lexa and it looks like Madi’s own ascension is bringing up some painful memories that she may not be ready to handle. It’s important for Clarke to recognize that Madi is different from Lexa; however, and may have a unique path that is necessary to protect others. Will Clarke be able to allow Madi to blossom as a leader or will she continue to stifle her destiny? It’s hard not to feel sympathetic toward Clarke in this moment, but Madi’s fate may be out of her control now.
“Stay here and die or march with me and live.”
In the arena, Indra and Bellamy begin to fight and Octavia watches anxiously from her throne. The fight is interrupted by Monty and he announces to the entire arena that the Hydrofarm is up and running and that Octavia kept this information from them. Monty proves that a farmer can save the day just as much as a warrior and gives everyone something very important: a choice. Shouts for “Blodreina no more,” begin to be heard, but Octavia refuses to stand down. She burns the entire Hydrofarm and takes away the choice of her people, shattering their hope in the process. At the end of the episode, everyone is forced to follow Octavia to war, as “Blodreina” rises from the ashes, refusing to let “Okteivia kom Skaikru” surface anymore. War is now inevitable and there is also the threat of the worms that Clarke disposed of, which may have unforeseen consequences for everyone. Stay tuned!
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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