My performance of the week ending 5/30/20 on TV goes to…

Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake on The CW’s The 100.

Let’s talk about one of the most brilliant and incredible character transformations on a television series of all time. The quiet girl under the floor has stepped out of her big brother’s shadow, embracing love, heartache, leadership, loss, and happiness. While a lot of the attention still centers around Clarke, Octavia has quickly become the heart and soul of The 100 and season 7, episode 2 is another great example of this.

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Please note spoilers are ahead if you are not caught up on season 7.

It’s not easy finding your way, especially when you grew up as a secret. Octavia only really knew Bellamy as her family, but she quickly became a reliable member of the group once our favorite characters made it down to earth.

After experiencing life out in the open with brand new eyes, Octavia met the love of her life, Lincoln. Their love was beautiful and transcendent of everything else around them, but Lincoln was killed in front of her, which was one of the most heartbreaking moments of the entire series for me.

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Octavia turned her grief into strength and trained with Indra to become an unstoppable warrior. She was driven by revenge and eventually shattered her moral compass when she became the leader of Wonkru…Blodreina. Remember that familiar chant?

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“You are Wonkru or you are the enemy of Wonkru. Choose…”

Well, it’s not much of a choice when the alternative is death, but Blodreina transformed into a ruthless leader, but there were still glimmers of humanity within her. We later discovered that Octavia took on all of the burden so that no one else had to. As much as you wanted to hate her for her actions, you couldn’t.

Bellamy has always been able to bring Octavia back, but after their huge fallout, Octavia seemed truly alone. Her friendship with Diyoza allowed her to head down a path toward redemption as she stumbled across the mysterious anomaly.

After watching season 7, episode 2, Marie Avgeropoulos had me in tears once again. Her letter to Bellamy was so heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. Octavia has finally learned what it means to love again, bonding with Diyoza and her daughter, Hope. Even though she has a new family, she still holds Bellamy close to her heart and wants him to know that she now understands.

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This was such a huge moment for Octavia as a character. Through it all, she finally is able to recognize her mistakes and redeem herself to become someone others can always count on.

What’s next for Octavia? This is the final season of the series so it will be interesting to see if Octavia’s journey toward self-discovery is almost done. I’d love to see a reunion between her and Bellamy, but I also have a feeling that she may sacrifice everything to save him and her friends, which would make her an eternal hero. I’d also love to see another flashback or memory with Lincoln because it truly was the ultimate love story of the series.

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Either way, I am so beyond impressed with Marie Avgeropoulos as an actress. She channels so much strength into her character and has shown us so many sides of Octavia. Some of them have been good and some of them have been on the other side of the spectrum, but everything she pours into her character is compelling and disturbingly real.

I can’t wait to see how it all ends and I will be an Octavia Blake fan for life!

May we meet again.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 7 episode 2: “The Garden”

Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching The CW’s The 100 season 7 episode 2, I was reminded that “teamwork makes the dream work,” but oftentimes we still need to see things through on our own.

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “The Garden,” we finally learn about the anomaly in the past and present. Octavia’s fate is revealed while we discover more about Hope and where she comes from.

My top 5 moments from The 100 season 7 episode 2 are:

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“What took you so long?”

Well, apparently time is pretty relative in the anomaly. You can be in the anomaly for years and only be gone on Sanctum for about five minutes. This makes time travel seem like a piece of cake compared to this vortex of uncertainty.

The episode presents us with flashbacks from when Octavia went through the anomaly and also allows us to catch up with Echo, Gabriel, and Hope in the somewhat present or future? Yeah, I’m still piecing that together.

Either way, the beginning of the episode gives us some hope, (pun intended) as Octavia catches up with Diyoza and helps her while she is in labor. We get this heartwarming moment where Octavia sees Hope for the first time and it’s clear that there is an unbreakable bond between this unlikely family.

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I’m glad to see that Diyoza is OK, although her present fate is still undetermined.

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“What is it about Bellamy?”

A fair question for sure! Bellamy is just that guy that you can depend on. Even when he shuns you completely, you know that you must have done something to earn that. Bellamy is loyal and trustworthy. Octavia is focused on letting him know that she finally understands and Echo reminds us that she can kick a lot of ass to find him.

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Seriously, Echo is becoming one of my favorite characters. I’m not sure when this happened, but I’m worried about her fate now.

We still do not know Bellamy’s fate, but I think it’s safe to say that if he has this many people asking about his well being, he’s probably OK. Besides, I’m still waiting for my epic Bellarke moment!!!!

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“This is my way out.”

As we witness Octavia’s new life, we learn that she has really connected with Diyoza and Hope. Even though Bellamy will always be her family, she has another family now and Diyoza tries to remind her of this.

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However, Octavia is still determined to find a way back to Sanctum to help and warn Bellamy. She tries to swim toward the light, but can’t hold her breath long enough to reach it. After finding a suit that may be able to help her, Diyoza sabotages the helmet.

Diyoza recognizes that Octavia or “Aunty O” is an important influence in Hope’s life and she doesn’t want to lose her.

Gotta say that “Blodreina” may have had a catchier ring, but Octavia can certainly rock “Aunty O” too!

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“Welcome to Skyring.”

We have another planet in The 100 realm and it has a catchy name for sure. In somewhat present day, Echo, Gabriel, and Hope try to track down clues and learn that the anomaly may be a bridge between worlds.

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We also find out about the scary guys chasing them who are named The Disciples.

But who are The Disciples and what do they want? It looks like we will have to wait a little longer to find out more information on them.

Hope casually mentions that they will have to wait five years before they can return, but Echo doesn’t think that’s an acceptable answer.

After Gabriel finds a potential code that will help them escape, a deranged man who has been living in Skyring destroys it because nothing can be easy on The 100.

We certainly got a lot of explanations surrounding the anomaly, but it looks like we still have a lot of mystery remaining.

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“I understand…”

Once again, we witness the incredible and brilliant transformation of Octavia’s character. The girl under the floor has seen it all. She displayed strength then and went through an unimaginable loss when she watched Lincoln die in front of her.

After that, she trained until she became a fierce warrior and lost herself as Blodreina.

After trying to make amends, Octavia has finally found a peace within her. With Diyoza and Hope’s help, Octavia has finally released the darkness that was weighing her down, but she can’t fully embrace her true identity until she lets Bellamy know that she understands.

She writes this beautiful and moving letter to him, hoping that he will somehow see it one day. She says, “I wish I could see your face and tell you that I get it now.” Octavia recognizes that she might be old or dead by the time Bellamy sees the letter and tells him that she did find happiness and wants Bellamy to be happy too.

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Octavia Blake has truly transformed over this series and I can’t wait to see how it all ends.

Now back to Sanctum in our next episode…

May we meet again.

Stay tuned!

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My performance of the week ending 8/10/19 on TV goes to…

Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake on The CW’s The 100I know that Clarke gets a lot of the attention on this show and I am a huge Eliza Taylor fan as well, but there has to be something said for the “girl under the floor” who has grown into one of the most interesting female protagonists on any current show. 

Octavia started out unsure of herself, but she has always been a survivor and she has been trying to make up for her ruthless actions as Blodreina in season 6, but quickly realizes that it’s not an easy path toward redemption.  Please note some spoilers are ahead.

I was a little concerned going into season 6 about what would happen with Octavia’s character.  In season 5, she truly broke out of her shell and was absolutely captivating as Blodreina.  Even though her actions were beyond questionable, she had such a drastic character transformation and I was impressed again and again by Marie’s portrayal of her.

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In season 6, Octavia has taken somewhat of a backseat, but things get interesting when she teams up with Diyoza after Bellamy leaves her behind.  Octavia discovers a new potential destiny within The Anomaly and it seems like she has been chosen.  Is she a savior or a threat?  I’m not so sure, but this new plot has kept Octavia relevant, continuing her story.

It was heartbreaking to see Bellamy leave Octavia behind, but perhaps that is what she needed.  Octavia has had strong attachments to Lincoln, Indra, and Bellamy, but when she is left on her own, she is forced to deal with her guilt head on, coming face to face with everything she has done as Blodreina.  When Octavia goes into The Anomaly, she ends up on a journey of self-discovery, but Bellamy initially seems skeptical of her true intentions. 

In the season 6 finale, Octavia is the first one to speak up about helping Gabriel, performing selfless actions to help save innocent lives, which is absolutely a step in the right direction for her.  Octavia knows that she has a long way to go for forgiveness, but it looks like she has looked within herself to find a way to keep going, which makes her a strong female anti-hero to truly root for.

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What’s next for Octavia?  We’ll have to wait and see, but we are left with an uncertain fate for her for season 7 after that cliffhanger ending.  Season 7 will be the last season for the series, but I’m hoping this is not the end for Octavia.  Now that she is finally on her path toward redemption, I want to continue watching her grow.

Octavia is strong and fearless, but she is also vulnerable, which makes her such a compelling and layered character.  I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 11: “For Monty”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 11, I learned that “mistakes are forgivable. Not learning from them isn’t.”  But what if we continue to make the same mistakes again and again?  Is there any chance that we can obtain that fresh start or are we destined to repeat our biggest regrets?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Ashes to Ashes,” Madi plays a dangerous game of chess with the Dark Commander, but will her quest for revenge consume her?  Meanwhile, Clarke and Bellamy try to come up with a way to save their friends, Echo revisits her past, and Octavia attempts to make amends with her brother.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 11 are:

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“I want you to rule this world.”

The Dark Commander is not releasing his hold on Madi anytime soon, as he continues to manipulate her.  A glimmer of Madi still remains; however, choosing to hurt Jackson rather than kill him.  Madi is now being held captive, as her bone marrow is used to make Nightblood, but it’s only a matter of time before she breaks free.  Madi is focusing her anger on getting revenge for Clarke, but will Clarke be able to stop her before she loses herself completely to darkness?  The Dark Commander wants her to destroy everything and everyone, but what is his end game in this?  Will Madi’s path of destruction somehow free him in the process?  It seems that he is contained for now, but I am very concerned for our girl Madi!

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“You’re a slippery one.”

Russell Lightbourne decides to use Murphy’s skills to get his daughter back, recognizing that Murphy typically does things that will benefit him in some way.  Murphy is no stranger to playing both sides, but when Russell threatens to harm Emori if John fails, it seems the stakes are a bit higher for our favorite bad boy.  Murphy seems to want to still help his friends, as he tries to tell Bellamy what is going on, but will Murphy be able to make a selfless choice in the end?  We’ll have to wait and see!

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“Hesitation is death.”

Echo is taken prisoner and Russell decides that she will be the first host used to test the Nightblood experiment and will be Simone’s new home.  Echo refuses to give up and even stalls by revealing a bit about her own past, which was actually really interesting to see.  As a child, she killed her friend to save her own life and took on her identity as “Echo,” working as an assassin for the Queen.  Echo is no stranger to having her previous life wiped clean, but she clearly took her lesson of “hesitation is death” seriously, as she kills Ryker before he can turn the tables on her again.  Echo is now a Nightblood, which makes her a target, but she is definitely someone I would want to have on my side.

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“I need you in my life.”

Bellamy and Octavia finally get a chance to catch up in this episode and Octavia takes this time to try and make amends.  Octavia explains that Bellamy was right for leaving her behind and says that everything’s changed.  Octavia’s journey of self-reflection through the Anomaly has clearly had a major influence on her, but Bellamy is treading carefully here.  Bellamy has been burned by Octavia before, but he does tell her that she is still his sister…just not his responsibility. 

Octavia may not be looking for forgiveness, but she does want to make things right.  She also says that Diyoza must have been killed by the Anomaly, but is that really true?  Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of Diyoza.  Either way, this was an important moment between Bellamy and Octavia.  I am looking forward to witnessing more of her character transformation, but is it possible that Blodreina is truly gone for good?

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“So I won’t fail.”

Clarke is so grateful to Bellamy for saving her, but now they also have to save their friends.  Go Team Bellarke!  Bellamy is concerned now that their bargaining mind drive is gone, but Clarke thinks that she can pose as Josephine.  Bellamy is clearly worried about this plan, but we know that our girl Clarke can do anything she puts her mind to.  Clarke and Bellamy are both trying to do better and agree to execute the plan “for Monty,” hoping to make him proud and taking his words to heart.

Clarke is actually pretty convincing as Josephine, but things get a little bit complicated when she sees what is happening with Madi.  She lies to her and tells her that Clarke is gone, which is only going to fuel Madi’s fire, but we’ll have to see how long Clarke can keep this charade going.  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 9: “Redemption”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 9, I learned that “the path to the future goes through the past,” but once you face it, are you able to truly earn a second chance?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “What You Take With You,” the trippy weirdness continues, as Octavia takes a spiritual journey to discover the truth about herself.  Meanwhile, Josephine/Clarke and Bellamy try to find Gabriel and Kane is conflicted about his own second chance.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 9 are:

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“You don’t want them to know the truth…”

Abby is beyond thrilled to have Marcus back in her life, but he is having a little bit of trouble adjusting to his new body and the actions that led to his return, which is to be expected.  Abby tries to tell Marcus that this is a gift and begs him to accept it, reminding him that he is the man she fell in love with and that this doesn’t change that.  Even though Marcus initially seems like he is trying to adjust, he recognizes that the Primes are lying to their people, as his host’s wife thinks that he is still living.  Marcus tries to keep his moral compass intact, but this is not an easy call, as he also wants to be with Abby.

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“I won’t let you die.”

Meanwhile, Josephine/Clarke and Bellamy continue on their own journey together, as Bellamy tries to track down Gabriel.  Josephine asks Bellamy if they are going to be friends now, but it doesn’t look like Bellamy is falling for her act.  However, we do discover that Clarke can hear them and Bellamy takes a moment to tell Clarke that he won’t let her die, which was a swoon-worthy Bellarke moment for sure.  Josephine hilariously comments on how weird their relationship is, but their friendship has been through so much and I love every single moment we witness with them.

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“Why can I see you?”

After the Children of Gabriel learn that Josephine is present within Clarke’s body, it’s off with her head…or almost, as Josephine reluctantly turns control over to Clarke so that she can escape.  Clarke shows off her kick-ass fighting skills and clearly has not forgotten her time as Wanheda!  Survival is important to Josephine, but Clarke begins to see Josephine right in front of her, reminding us that they are running out of time.  Clarke radios over a message to Gabriel and tells him who she is and that she has Josephine within her mind, hoping to find a way out of this, but it looks like Clarke and Josephine are both in danger here.

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“This is how we get our humanity back.”

Kane’s uncertainty continues and he wakes up some backup to help him figure this all out…Indra!  It’s great to see Indra again, but she is shocked upon seeing Kane’s new body, but he quickly confirms that it is really him.  Raven is on board to help as well, as Kane realizes what he must do.  Abby is horrified to find out that Marcus plans on ending his life for good and speaks to him between the glass, desperately trying to get him to change his mind.  Marcus loves Abby so much, but he understands what he needs to do now, ultimately floating himself, but not before we see him in his true form one last time.

Henry Ian Cusick has confirmed that he is leaving the show, but perhaps we will see him again in a flashback or a memory.  “May we meet again.”  He will absolutely be missed and I am still incredibly heartbroken over this, as I ship Abby and Marcus together so much!  Kane’s fight may be over, but his memory will live on and I’m hoping his actions are enough to inspire Abby, so that she can find her own inner strength to stop the Primes before it’s too late.

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“The anomaly gave me a second chance and now I need to earn it.”

The most interesting part of the episode for me involved Octavia and her spiritual journey into her past and the anomaly.  Gabriel induces a kind of sleep or trance to find out what she saw in the anomaly, but Octavia seems to go on more of a journey of self discovery.  We get to see Pike again, who sort of acts as Octavia’s guide on this journey, helping her tap into her past and her guilt.  Pike asks Octavia what she truly wants and she first says, “Forgiveness,” but then comes to the realization that she is actually looking for redemption.

In a heartbreaking moment, we witness Octavia seeing Lincoln right before he dies, which still brings me to tears even now.  Octavia faces off against the darkest part of herself, as Blodreina reminds her that “you are Wonkru or you are the enemy of Wonkru.”  I never get tired of hearing that.  After battling herself, Blodreina is no more, but Octavia Blake remains.  Octavia is a fighter and she is about to prove herself to earn back her second chance.

Can she truly be redeemed?  I’m not sure, but this is definitely a step in the right direction for her and it looks like things are going to get even more interesting when Josephine/Clarke shows up.  The anomaly has shown Octavia the way, but we still don’t know where Diyoza is and Gabriel still seems to be infatuated with discovering the truth within it, so we definitely have a lot more to find out.  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 8: “Another Episode of No Good Choices”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 8, I learned that sometimes you may love someone too much to lose them, but is it possible to take this too far?  Immortality may seem like the answer, but there are always consequences.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Old Man and the Anomaly,” Diyoza and Octavia continue on their quest to find Gabriel and discover a shocking truth.  Meanwhile, Josephine attempts to eliminate Clarke once and for all, Madi seeks out revenge, and Emori is presented with an impossible choice.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 8 are:

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“We’re gonna get her back.”

In the beginning of the episode, Bellamy lets the rest of the group know that he believes that Clarke is still alive and they try to come up with a plan to get Josephine out of there.  Bellamy recognizes that perhaps they need Raven, but she is a little busy helping Abby right now.  Bellamy seems focused on saving Clarke, but Jordan wants to help his new girlfriend, Delilah, as well.  Only Bellamy recognizes that this may not be possible, but he suggests that they focus on Clarke, even though Madi has other ideas and thinks that they should just kill them all.  It looks like the group is not in full agreement here, but will they be able to work together to save Clarke before it’s too late?

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“Say hi to Gabriel…”

Hey Gabriel, how are you?  Spoiler alert, Xavier, who has been helping Diyoza and Octavia, is actually Gabriel.  An interesting reveal for sure and it’s clear that he still has feelings for Josephine, but she thinks that he is dead.  So there’s that, but there is also this weird anomaly and some trippy crazy stuff going on.  Gabriel tells them that the anomaly can show you your greatest fears and desires or a combination of both.

Diyoza and Octavia begin hallucinating and Diyoza sees her daughter and ends up walking into some kind of green energy to find her.  Octavia follows her and ends up coming out of the green energy completely healed, but where is Diyoza?  I am still a little fuzzy on all of this anomaly stuff, but hopefully we will get some answers soon.  Either way, I was happy to see that Octavia is all right.  We would be lost without you, Blodreina!

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“To glory and grace of the Primes…”

We have already seen some signs that Madi is headed to the dark side and is being influenced by the Dark Commander, but she begins to act on these feelings now, taking her revenge on some of the Primes.  After Madi murders two members, Jordan steps in front of her to save Delilah and ends up getting stabbed.  Poor Jordan.  Madi is going down a dark path, but will anyone be able to stop her?  Even after she hears that Clarke is technically still alive, she still wants to kill everyone, but it seems like there are a lot of other things going on at once to focus too much attention on her, but I would like a Madi centric episode soon!  I have to say that Madi makes a terrific bad-ass, but I hope that she doesn’t continue to go down this path of destruction.

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“So much for forever.”

Murphy approaches Emori during the episode and proposes…only he’s not asking for her hand in marriage just yet.  Murphy tells Emori about achieving immortality and asks her if she can love him forever.  I thought this was a really sweet moment for Memori, but Josephine/Clarke interrupts the love fest, reminding them that they are running out of time to complete the surgery.  You know, because “brain surgery in a machine shop…what can go wrong?”  Emori is clearly conflicted about what to do next since she ultimately has to choose between the man she loves and doing the right thing, but she comes through and tells Bellamy what is going on. 

Josephine/Clarke refuses to go down without a fight and ends up stabbing Murphy in the leg.  Emori and Murphy are taken as prisoners and aren’t talking just yet, but our friend Murphy is no stranger to torture.  Even though Emori has a moral compass, she still loves Murphy with all her heart and begs him to stay with her.  Let’s hope that Murphy will be OK so that he can try and make amends, but can we really trust him anymore?

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“If you had the chance to bring back someone you love…would you?”

Abby continues to be blinded by love, refusing to give up on Marcus.  I admire their love and devotion so much, but is Abby being selfish here?  Raven tries to talk some sense into her, explaining that she is essentially killing someone else to save Marcus, but Abby will not leave him.  Raven thinks of Abby as a mother and hopes that she can save her, but I am very worried about Abby’s actions.  The switch is successful as a man wakes up as Marcus, but he is shocked when he sees his own lifeless body and asks, “What have you done?” 

I don’t think that Marcus will take this too well and now I’m worried that we won’t see Henry Ian Cusick on the show anymore and he is one of my favorite actors.  I know that anything is possible on this show, but I’m not sure how I feel about someone else  being Marcus.  Either way, it looks like Marcus has a lot to deal with now and many of the other characters have been left with uncertain fates as well.  Murphy and Jordan were both brutally stabbed, Diyoza disappeared into the anomaly, and Josephine is still in Clarke’s body.  How will this all unfold?  Stay tuned!  New episodes return July 9th!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 3: “Have you ever known peace?”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 3, I realized that many of us want that second chance…an opportunity to start over.  But this is not always possible when it comes to a jaded past.  Can one really be redeemed or will past sins consume you until there is nothing left?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Children of Gabriel,” Clarke and the others meet the leader of Sanctum, Russell Lightbourne, but is he a friend or foe?  Meanwhile, Madi, Diyoza, and Gaia face a threat on the ship and Octavia is ready for action.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 3 are:

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“I’m pretty sure I’m going to hell.”

In the beginning of the episode, Murphy’s life is in great danger, as Abby cannot figure out what is happening to him.  The leader of Sanctum, Russell Lightbourne, approaches and reveals that he can save Murphy life…only “he’s already dead,” but apparently this is not the end.  Murphy was exposed to something toxic in the seaweed and Lightbourne uses the venom from a live snake to suck out the poison.  Luckily Murphy is all right, but this near death experience has definitely rattled him.

Murphy explains that he thought he saw something and he states that he’s pretty sure he is going to hell.  So what exactly did Murphy see and will this be explored further?  We know that Murphy died on this mysterious moon for a few moments, so is it possible that he came back wrong?  We’ll have to wait and see, but I am absolutely concerned about Murphy.

4

“You need to work on your game, kid…”

This is the first time that Jordan has really interacted with anyone other than his parents, Monty and Harper, but he doesn’t waste any time, as he immediately connects with a girl on Sanctum named Delilah.  Jordan thinks that she looks like a princess and he even gets to experience his first kiss, but his innocence and naivete get in the way, as Jordan reveals a little bit too much to Delilah about Clarke’s past.  Maybe Murphy should have a talk with him after all…

3

“My sister died a long time ago.”

Meanwhile, we learn that there is another group residing on Sanctum named the Children of Gabriel and they are very dangerous according to the Primes.  They use some kind of paralytic darts on Madi, Diyoza, and Gaia on the ship and keep yelling out “Death to Primes!”  It’s clear that there is some kind of feud going on here, but who are the good guys?  It may be a while until we find out, but this is a threat that should not be taken lightly. 

Bellamy, Echo, and Octavia watch from afar, but Octavia refuses to listen to reason and decides to just start attacking…you know, because that’s what Blodreina does best.  Later on, Bellamy decides to leave Octavia behind and tells her that his sister died a long time ago.  At the end of the episode, the Children of Gabriel capture Octavia and plan to take her with them.  Does this mean that Octavia has just found a new group of people to lead or is she in serious danger here?

2

“I will not apologize for saving the people that I love.”

Russell Lightbourne seems to connect most with Clarke and she takes on the leadership role once again.  Clarke surprises everyone when she emerges in a gorgeous dress, revealing that perhaps she has the potential to be a princess as well.  Clarke is nervous about her dinner with Russell and his wife, as she recognizes that he holds the key to their survival.  Abby tells her to just be herself, but Clarke has a very dangerous past.

As Clarke sits down for dinner, Russell’s wife asks her, “How many people have you killed?” and further asks if they should really call her, “Wanheda?”  Clarke learns that Jordan spilled the beans and she just asks for a second chance.  Russell believes that she wants to change, but he doesn’t think this is possible and tells her that they need to leave.  It looks like Russell has been burned before and perhaps we will explore this more later in the season.

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“You changed your mind…”

After Clarke helps save Delilah from being captured by the Children of Gabriel, Russell agrees to let her stay, but only after he sees Clarke’s nightblood.  It’s clear that having nightblood is very important to the Primes, but is Clarke now in danger as a result?  Clarke is afraid of them finding out about Madi, as she will do anything to protect her daughter.  Everyone can stay for now…except Diyoza, whose reputation precedes her.  How do the Primes know so much about Diyoza?  It seems like we have a lot to explore here, but I’m interested to find out more and let’s hope that our girl, Clarke isn’t in great danger. 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!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 2: “Isn’t this your home?”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 2, I learned that “not everything that’s miraculous is a miracle.”  But what happens when you are trapped within your circumstances with no way out?  Do you rely on others or do you look within yourself to find a way to survive?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Red Sun Rising,” Clarke and the others deal with the air contamination threat, as they begin to realize that any one of them can become a danger to themselves and others.  Meanwhile, Octavia’s rage continues to spiral out of control and everyone else on board the ship has to deal with some hijackers.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 2 are:

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“Sanctum is mine!”

In the beginning of the episode, we get to see Alpha, or “Sanctum,” approximately 236 years earlier.  We see a small group of people there and watch in horror as a young girl’s father turns on everyone he loves.  This glimpse into the past allowed us to learn that this threat in the air has been around for quite some time and no one is safe.  So is there any way to stop it or will the group be forced to find somewhere else to live?  I mean, I think we are running out of planets and moons at this point…

4

“You’re both soft and that’s why you woke me up.”

We knew it would only be a matter of time before drama kicked in on the ship, as some hijackers come on board and lock our group in the mess hall.  Raven is not with them and doesn’t have many choices if she wants to save her friends, which causes her to wake up Diyoza.  Diyoza is ready for action even though she is heavily pregnant, as she takes down the majority of the hijackers and tries to negotiate with the remaining ones.

After Diyoza’s plan comes undone, Madi jumps in with perfect timing to help save the day, so it looks like everyone has officially woken up, but who are these hijackers and what do they want?  Madi has questions and so do I, as we learn that one could have been a Nightblood.  The surviving female hijacker is taken hostage, as she leads Abby and some of the others to Clarke’s group, but what do they ultimately want and can they be trusted?  I’m anxious to find out for sure.

3

“Let her live with what she’s become.”

In this episode, Octavia’s rage continues to spiral out of control, as she begins channeling her anger and beating up a wall on the ship.  We know that Octavia has a lot of issues to work through and she is all for placing the blame on anyone except herself, but it looks like she is going down a very dangerous path.  Octavia isn’t making any friends and it looks like she is enjoying her punishment, as they all begin beating her up, but Abby stops it and says that she will live with what she’s become.  Is this the right choice?  Can Octavia turn a corner?  We’ll have to wait and see, but perhaps she can put her fighting skills to good use when they get on the ground.

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“We have no idea how to survive down here.”

Clarke and the others begin to take extreme measures, realizing that any one of them could have been exposed to the threat in the air…or the plants?  They all separate and chain themselves up to stop them from harming one another, but we witness the hallucinations tear this group apart, threatening their lives.  It’s clear that this threat is very dangerous and unstable, but we really don’t know much about it.  I’m actually extremely worried to see if Octavia is eventually exposed to this, as she is already channeling enough rage for an entire Wonkru army…

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“Isn’t this your home?”

At the end of the episode, Clarke is reunited with her mother and the others, while the female hijacker looks around in concern.  It seems like the eclipse is now over, along with the threat, as a group of children approach them.  A little girl asks Clarke if they are there to take them home, which confuses Clarke and the others.  As if this isn’t cryptic enough, Murphy also has some kind of disease spreading over his body, so what does this mean for him?  Perhaps these children will be able to give us some answers, but why did it seem like the female hijacker was afraid of them?  Is it possible that they are immune to the threat?  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!

**I am so excited to announce that my book, The Search for Alice, is now available!  If you enjoy dark fantasy, fairy-tale retellings, paranormal romance, horror, and mystery, then this might be the book for you or someone you know!  Thank you for taking the time to check it out and I appreciate any feedback as well.  I hope you enjoy!

**Book Two of the Dreaming of Wonderland series, Embracing the Looking-Glass, is scheduled to be released June 5th 2019!!!!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 1 Season Premiere: “Red Sun Rising”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 1, the 125 year wait is over.  Well not for us exactly, but it has been quite some time since we last checked in on some of our favorite characters.  It looks like it’s time for them to start over and everything seems a little bit familiar, but danger and drama is never too far away, even if you find a new planet.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Sanctum,” Clarke and Bellamy begin to wake up some of their friends, as they decide to follow Monty’s recommendation and attempt to see if they can start over on Alpha.  Meanwhile, Abby desperately tries to save Kane’s life and Octavia reminds us that Blodreina has not exactly turned over a new leaf just yet.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 1 Season Premiere are:

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“So let’s do better…”

Echo reminds us that “there’s no starting over without forgiveness” and perhaps she is right.  As our favorite characters begin to wake up from Cryosleep, they process the information that Monty has left for them, ready to get their second chance…or maybe their “fifth chance,” according to Murphy.  Clarke prepares to take a team out to the Alpha planet, which we actually discover is a moon, to determine if it is survivable.  Only they won’t know until they get down there.  Sounds familiar?  The plot gave me some season one nostalgia for sure, but Alpha is very different from earth and it looks like our favorite characters will not have an easy time surviving here.

When the team is camping for the night, Clarke takes this opportunity to give a motivational speech and explains, “If I could, I’d go back and do things differently…but I can’t.  None of us can.”  While Clarke’s speech is not exactly well received by all, Shaw reminds her that “it’s what you do not what you say” and he has a point.  Let’s see if actions speak louder than Clarke’s words, as these new threats emerge.

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“Tell Raven she deserves happiness.”

So, I was absolutely shipping Raven and Shaw last season and we finally got some swoon-worthy moments between them in the beginning of the episode.  However, Raven has to stay on board, while Shaw acts as the pilot to bring the team down to Alpha, which is never a good sign.  After an eclipse, darkness prevails on Alpha and a killer swarm is headed their way.  When the team begins running away, Shaw knocks into a radiation fence.  Clarke tries to help him, but it is too late and Shaw is gone.  Poor Raven!  Shaw died a hero, but it looks like Alpha is not exactly safe after dark.  We’ve got killer swarms, radiation fences, and a castle?  I don’t know about you, but I am definitely intrigued, but it is a shame about Shaw.

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“I’m sorry I couldn’t respond all those years…”

Even with all of the chaos going on, Bellarke fans get a moment between Clarke and Bellamy.  Yay!  Clarke learns that Madi filled Bellamy in on Clarke trying to radio out to him for all those years, which gives us a sweet moment between these two.  Echo is still in the picture, so it doesn’t look like there is time for romance just yet, but I am hoping we get some more Bellarke moments this season, as I absolutely love the friendship and bond between these two.  A girl can dream…

2

“Then you’re a bigger fool than him…”

Meanwhile, back on the ship, Abby learns that Monty worked on his algae project some more to try and help Kane.  Monty’s son, Jordan, presents it to Abby, as she tries to use it to save her beloved.  Kane actually wakes up and these two are reunited for a brief moment, which was beautiful and heartwarming to see.  However, Kane is not the only one awake, as Octavia finally faces them.  You would think that 125 years of sleep would calm down Blodreina, but she is still on fire, ready to unleash her rage on these two “traitors.”

While they are arguing, Kane goes into critical arrest and Abby is forced to put him back into Cryosleep until they can find another way to save him.  I seriously can’t take these two being apart and I hope this doesn’t cause Abby to relapse, but she did grab the bottle of pills before she walked away, which is not a great sign.  Now that Octavia is awake, how will she react to all of these changes going on?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like the Red Queen isn’t going anywhere for now.

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“So few are safe once they’re exposed…”

As Clarke and the others begin to investigate the castle and the world around them, they discover that a family had been sent down here to live, but Clarke discovers an interesting nursery rhyme book called, “Red Sun Rising.”  Only they quickly discover that it’s not really a nursery rhyme, it’s more of a warning.  The story talks about how everything changes in the dark and what dangers lie ahead.

Before they can get much further, Emori begins brutally attacking Murphy and Clarke and Bellamy realize that the danger is in the air.  It doesn’t just impact nature, it impacts them as well, exposing them to something uncontrollable.  What does this mean for our characters and is there any way to cure this night version rage?  It looks like it’s going to be a bumpy ride on The 100Stay 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!

**I am so excited to announce that my book, The Search for Alice, is now available!  If you enjoy dark fantasy, fairy-tale retellings, paranormal romance, horror, and mystery, then this might be the book for you or someone you know!  Thank you for taking the time to check it out and I appreciate any feedback as well.  I hope you enjoy!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 5 episode 12: “I Loved Her So Much But It’s Nothing Compared To How Much I Love You”

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:

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“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?

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“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?

3

“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.

2

“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?

1

“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!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

@TV_Fanatic_Girl

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