Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Affair” season 5 episode 5: “You Are Enough”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s The Affair season 5 episode 5, I realized that you can tell yourself over and over again that you are enough, but you need to truly believe it.  Sometimes that means trusting our instincts and other times that means saying no, but it all comes down to how we view ourselves and perhaps how we want to be viewed.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In tonight’s episode, “505,” Helen prepares to make her official debut as Sasha Mann’s girlfriend, but is constantly pressured by others around her.  Meanwhile, Sierra desperately tries to adjust to motherhood, which becomes even more difficult when her own mother arrives in town.  My top 5 moments from The Affair season 5 episode 5 are:

5

“I’m so sorry…”

Part one of the episode follows Sierra, as she adjusts to motherhood.  Sierra has been raising baby Eddie by herself for four months and it is clearly taking a toll on her.  Sierra desperately tries to find her balance and tells herself, “Everyday and in every way…today, I am enough.” 

Even though the phrase certainly has a nice ring to it and I think I might try it out myself, Sierra has trouble keeping her cool, especially since baby Eddie will not stop crying.  Sierra goes to an acting audition and initially thinks she did not do a good enough job, but I am more concerned that she decided to leave baby Eddie in the car during the audition…

4

“I just didn’t think men like you existed…except in the movies.”

During Helen’s part of the episode, Helen and Sasha appear to be getting closer and Sasha even tells Helen that he loves her.  Helen is slightly hesitant, but it looks like she does have strong feelings for Sasha, but things get a little bit overwhelming when she learns that she will be basically making a public debut as Sasha Mann’s girlfriend at a party.

Everyone seems to comment on how “normal” Helen is, which makes me wonder if she is really cut out for the Hollywood lifestyle and we even get to run into an old friend…Noah’s book agent, Eden.  Remember her?  I have to admit, I was glad to see a little bit of jealousy running across her face when she saw who Helen was dating, especially since she did have a brief affair with Noah as well in the past.

3

“She’s been like a second mother to me.”

After Sierra lands the role, she is beyond excited, but she suddenly remembers she needs to find someone to watch baby Eddie.  After her mother bails on her, she tries to ask Helen, but Helen tells her to figure it out and Stacey offers to watch him.  Sierra makes another questionable call by leaving her baby with a 12-year-old, but does end up doing well at her first taping…once she gets out of her head. 

Perhaps she should have left it there, but Sierra decides to have some time for herself and ends up doing drugs and sleeping with the director.  After stumbling into Helen’s place at 2 am, she decides to take baby Eddie for a drive to calm him down and crashes the car.  Luckily, she and Eddie are OK, but I’m hoping that this is a huge wake up call for Sierra.

2

“I don’t love you anymore.”

During the episode, we also get a brief moment between Noah and Helen.  Noah comes to apologize to Helen for his behavior and tells her that he still loves her and wants her back.  Helen stays strong; however, and tells Noah that she doesn’t love him anymore and that she’s not sure what the word “love” means to Noah.

While I’m not convinced that Sasha is the better choice for Helen, I was proud of her in this moment.  Noah has had so many chances with Helen and he has continued to mess them up.  While I appreciate his honesty with Helen, I think that she was right to turn him down here.  Go Helen!

1

“You have everyone fooled.”

Helen tries out saying “no” in this episode, but she starts to have second thoughts about it later on.  Vic’s mother, Priya, begs Helen to bring baby Eddie to meet her brother because she doesn’t want everyone in her family to know that Eddie is actually Sierra’s baby.  After witnessing Sasha breaking his promise to one of his friends about a movie deal, Helen starts to realize that perhaps Sasha isn’t as perfect as he may seem. 

Priya knocks on her door and tells Helen that she has everyone fooled and that Vic told her she was a selfless person.  This encounter clearly impacts Helen and I think she is going to start really looking at her choices moving forward.  While I want Helen to find happiness for herself, I also don’t want her to turn her back on who she is either. 

Overall, I thought this was another revealing and moving episode, but I also want more Joanie screen time.  It looks like we will be getting a Joanie-centric episode next week so I am super excited about that.  There are still so many unanswered questions surrounding Cole’s death and Alison, so I’m hoping we will finally get to devote some time to that in episode 6.  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on The Affair below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The 100” season 6 episode 4: “Now This I Can Work With”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s The 100 season 6 episode 4, Diyoza reminded us that one must learn to “improvise, adapt, and overcome” in order to survive, but I’m not sure our characters are truly prepared for the secrets of Sanctum.  Let’s just hope they figure it out before it’s too late.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Face Behind the Glass,” it’s Naming Day at Sanctum, which we learn is a day of recognizing past sins and also celebrating, but the Primes certainly have a lot more in store.  Meanwhile, Diyoza and Octavia try to help Rose, as the Children of Gabriel continue to be a possible threat, but there are two sides to every story.  My top 5 moments from The 100 season 6 episode 4 are:

5

“Don’t let me be a face behind the glass.”

It’s Naming Day on Sanctum and everyone seems to be in high spirits, as Clarke and the others witness and participate in the rituals, which include placing past sins in floating lanterns, reciting the four pillars of Sanctum:  Repent, Renew, Rejoice, Rebirth, and celebrating with a rave…because that makes sense.  It seems like things are a little too good to be true here and my instincts were right.

Jordan seals the deal with Delilah and opens up to her about what he went through growing up and how it felt like he became a face behind the glass when he entered into Cryosleep.  Right before Delilah goes to accept her fate for Naming Day, she runs back to Jordan and begs him not to let her become a face behind the glass, revealing that something big is about to happen here.  When Delilah emerges, she no longer recognizes Jordan and she is now referred to as “Priya.”

4

“Your problem isn’t making amends…”

Clarke seems to really pay attention when Naming Day talks about the importance of making amends.  Clarke certainly has a lot to make up for and she tries to start with Raven…only Raven doesn’t want to hear it.  Clarke brings up Shaw and Raven tells her, “Keep him out of it,” as she is still clearly heartbroken over his death and rightfully so.  Raven compares Clarke to Octavia and tells her, “The only difference between you and her is Octavia doesn’t pretend to be sorry about it.”  Raven clearly feels betrayed and hurt by Clarke, but she does make a valid point here.  Is it too late for amends or will Clarke be able to finally make things right?  It looks like she may not get that chance now, however.

3

“The devils of earth become the heroes of sanctum…”

After Diyoza is essentially banished from Sanctum, Rose’s bodyguard approaches her and tells her that if she can retrieve Rose, her baby will be able to live in Sanctum.  Diyoza puts the needs of her child first and accepts, even though she would not be able to stay with her child.  Meanwhile, Octavia is being held captive by the Children of Gabriel with Rose and tries to help her too.  Unfortunately Rose is killed in the crossfire, as Diyoza and Octavia now cross paths.

Rose’s bodyguard is beyond heartbroken by the unnecessary death of a child and she tells Diyoza that if she is able to take down Gabriel, the deal will still be honored.  It looks like this is the start of a “beautiful friendship,” as Octavia agrees to partner up with Diyoza.  I have to say that I absolutely love this partnership, as these are two bad-ass women you do not want to mess with.  But are they really choosing the right side?  Either way, I can’t wait to see what they do next together.

2

“You are my family too.”

Bellarke fans get another big moment between Clarke and Bellamy, as Clarke decides to see if Bellamy is more receptive to her apology than Raven.  Clarke is genuine in her apology and Bellamy understands, knowing what it’s like to do anything to protect one person who is your family.  Clarke reminds Bellamy that he is her family too and she promises that she will never forget it again.  I thought there might be a chance here for a potential spark especially when Bellamy and Echo clash, but Echo opens up about having to fight for survival for all her life and Becho is still going strong…for now.  Either way, I thought this was an important moment for Bellarke and if anyone can bring Clarke back, it’s Bellamy or Madi.

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“You’re giving us such a gift, Clarke.”

After Clarke has a passionate moment with Cillian, this moment is put on hold, as he reveals that he is a spy for the Children of Gabriel.  He uses the paralytic dart on Clarke so he can get her out of there, trying to tell her that she is in more danger where she is because of her Nightblood, or “black blood,” as they refer to it here on Sanctum.  The guards detect what is going on and Cillian slits his own throat to avoid being taken, which seems extreme, but clearly there is a lot of history here.  Clarke is brought before the Lightbournes and Russell realizes that they have the chance to bring their daughter, Josephine back now, realizing that there may be no other option since Rose is gone, who was another Nightblood.

Russell promises Clarke that there will be no pain and that she is essentially sacrificing her body so someone else can live.  The essence of Josephine is placed behind Clarke’s head and when she wakes up, Clarke appears to be gone and only Josephine remains, who seems happy with her new reflection and host.  It seems like the Primes are obsessed with maintaining immortality, which means that Madi is also in danger.  However, is Clarke now gone forever or is there a way to free her?  Let’s hope so because I can’t process a world without Clarke Griffin.  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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