Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the CW’s The 100 season 5 episode 12, I learned that sometimes we need to own up to our mistakes and do what is necessary to make things right. While we may not be able to fix everything with a good deed, the willingness to make a sacrifice to save a life should not go unnoticed. It may seem impossible to achieve, but it’s never too late to start trying to fix what may seem to be eternally broken. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In Tuesday night’s episode, “Damocles – Part One,” war is finally here and Octavia marches Wonkru into a battle they are not prepared for. Meanwhile, Clarke and Octavia attempt to tip the scale with their actions, Vincent brutally attacks Kane, and Echo does everything in her power to save Bellamy. My top 5 moments from The 100 season 5 episode 12 are:
“It’s time to end this so both our children can live happily ever after.”
War is here and McCreary will stop at nothing to obtain all of the power for himself. Echo and the others recognize that Bellamy is in some serious trouble along with the rest of Wonkru and understand that perhaps they need their true Commander to lead them through before it’s too late. It seems like McCreary is always lurking behind a corner with perfect timing to thwart everyone’s plan. Once again, Raven and Shaw have been captured, which seems to be a pretty normal occurrence for these two. Clarke saves Echo’s life and explains to McCreary that they need her, proving once again that she can think quickly on her feet. We know that McCreary will continue to be a threat to everyone, but who will be the one to take him down for good? Will Diyoza really be able to stop the father of her child before it’s too late?
“So much for surrender.”
When Octavia marches her people into battle, McCreary’s men are beyond ready for them and begin surrounding them and taking out her people left and right. Gaia is hanging on by a thread and Bellamy reminds Octavia, “You led them here. These people are dead because of you.” While it’s clear that Bellamy still blames Octavia for everything, he now realizes that surrender is not an option. When several members of Wonkru call out that they give up, they are gunned down just the same, forcing Octavia to finally realize that she has now completely broken Wonkru. Will her people ever trust her again?
“Now you care about Bellamy?”
I have been waiting for an encounter all season between Clarke and Echo that really boils down to who should be with Bellamy. I have always been a Bellarke fan, but Echo has been good for Bellamy and clearly cares for him deeply. Echo is angry at Clarke for betraying him and reminds her that he is still alive. Clarke tries to tell her that she always cared, but Echo seems doubtful. While these two have bigger problems to face right now, the underlying tension here cannot be ignored, as Echo is no fool and must know that Bellamy does care for Clarke. Who will he ultimately choose? I’m not sure this will be resolved this season, but we’ll have to stay tuned to find out.
“My brother, my responsibility.”
After reality finally hits home with Octavia, she feels responsible for the defeat of her people. Gaia is injured badly and she is hiding with her brother and Indra. Octavia recognizes that she must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to help them get away safely. In a courageous moment, Octavia begins shooting at the enemy and screaming, “You are Wonkru or you are the enemy of Wonkru,” just in case anyone has forgotten their slogan. For a moment I thought that this was it for our girl Octavia and that “Blodreina” would finally fall, but Echo and the others show up with perfect timing to save the day and get them out of there. However, Octavia’s actions should not go unnoticed, as she was more than willing to give up her own life to save her brother’s. Will Bellamy finally be able to forgive her?
“I love her so much but it’s nothing compared to how much I love you.”
The greatest moment of part one of the season finale belongs to Clarke and Madi. Clarke realizes that she cannot stand in Madi’s way and that she has to let her embrace her destiny. However, that doesn’t mean that she won’t do whatever it takes to keep her safe. We know that Clarke fears losing Madi just like she lost Lexa, but Madi reminds Clarke, “She’s not a ghost. She’s real. Betraying you is her deepest regret. She doesn’t want you to make the same mistake.” Madi tells Clarke that “life should be about more than just surviving” and she is absolutely right. Clarke understands that she must stay behind and that Echo will be by Madi’s side to help her. Madi doesn’t want to do this alone, but Clarke tells her, “You will always have me. This is how I protect you.” In a heartwarming moment, she reveals to Madi that she is the one who saved her. Madi fears that they may never see each other again, but Clarke tells her that, “I’m the Commander of death and I say we will meet again.” This moment is truly beautiful and probably my absolute favorite one of the season so far. Clarke has done everything in her power to keep her daughter safe and finally empathizes with everything her own mother has had to do. She knows that Madi is more than capable of being a strong Commander and she is finally ready to let her embrace her calling, trusting that Madi is strong, powerful, and capable. While her love for Lexa will never fade, Madi taught her about true and unconditional love. At the end of part one of the season finale, there are so many questions still unanswered. What will Clarke do to save everyone? Will Raven really end Shaw’s life? Will Marcus survive? Stay tuned for the epic conclusion of the season finale next week!
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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