Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the CW’s The 100 season 5 episode 8 last night, I learned that we need to take responsibility for our actions and sometimes for the actions of those around us. Whether that means with our family or loved ones, it’s not always easy to turn against them, even if it is for their own good. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In last night’s episode, “How We Get to Peace,” Bellamy refuses to let Clarke kill his sister, but quickly realizes that something has to be done before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Diyoza reveals her secret to Marcus, Raven finds out the truth about Abby, and Murphy reminds us why he is so good at surviving. My top 5 moments from The 100 season 5 episode 8 are:
“You give me hope.”
After Murphy attempts to trade McCreary for Raven, Diyoza realizes that this could be the answer to all of her problems. She explains to Marcus that if Murphy kills McCreary this would solve her internal problem and that taking out the “Red Queen,” Octavia, would solve her external issue at hand. Even though Diyoza explains that she is trying to work toward peace, Marcus reminds her that it seems like “we are trading one dictator for another.” Later on, Diyoza reveals to Marcus that she is pregnant and actually shows a softer side, after he tells her what the valley could look like once they actually try to settle down there and live there. She tells him, “you give me hope,” and Marcus suggests that it is a good name. Even though Diyoza has finally revealed a side of vulnerability and humanity, we know that she will stop at nothing to achieve her goal. But what will happen now that McCreary has made his way back to the valley? Will he threaten all that she has tried to accomplish?
“Let’s show them how to live.”
Monty tries working on using the algae to build up the farm near the bunker, but everyone else seems more fascinated with the war approaching and what their plan will be and who they will need to take out in order to achieve it. Monty breaks down to Harper and says, “I don’t want to take lives to save them.” Harper reminds him that “everyone dies,” but that they have the opportunity to show them how to live. In a heartwarming moment, Harper lets Monty know that when everyone marches off to war, she will stay behind with him and they can live together peacefully. And who said being a farmer was boring? It’s nice to get a gentle reminder of why we love Monty and Harper together so much. Even with all of the chaos and destruction going on around them, they worry about what’s truly important…each other.
“This is the John Murphy I fell in love with.”
After Diyoza doesn’t agree to Murphy’s terms, McCreary lets him know that he is willing to make a deal with him that will help him get Raven back. Murphy agrees, but Emori is not so sure that they can trust him. While she is absolutely right, Murphy recognizes that they “want the same thing, to survive.” The plan seems to be working so far at the end of the episode, when McCreary walks them into the camp as prisoners, but will he turn on Murphy as soon as he gets what he wants? Emori reminds Murphy that this is the man she fell in love with, but she is still hesitant to open her heart up to him again because she worries about what will happen afterwards when there is no threat to their survival. Will Murphy resort back to his old ways or is this path toward becoming the redeemed hero truly possible for him? We’ll have to stay tuned, but I have to admit that I absolutely agree with Emori and that this is the John Murphy who I fell in love with as well. Welcome back Murphy!
“Have you ever loved someone so much that no matter what they do to you or themselves, you take it?”
Abby begins making progress on finding a cure for Diyoza’s men, but soon realizes that she needs Raven’s engineering skills to make it a reality. After they are reunited, Raven tries to find out why Abby is helping them and asks if they are threatening her life. She soon discovers Abby’s addiction and refuses to help her. In an emotional moment, she says to Abby, “Don’t you talk to me about pain.” Raven has dealt with a lot of pain over the seasons, emotionally and physically, and it’s hard not to be sympathetic toward her here. Raven explains that she will not help Abby get her next fix, but Abby activates the collar to force her to help. Even though Abby says that she is sorry, it’s truly painful to watch this moment, as Raven loses her faith in the one person who has always been by her side. Later on, Echo reminds Raven that they will need to eliminate Shaw, but Raven is having doubts about going through with this as well. It’s clear that Raven has formed a connection to Shaw as she later asks him, “Have you ever loved someone so much that no matter what they do to you or themselves, you take it?” Shaw immediately recognizes that Raven is talking about a parent and she confides in him that her mother drank herself to death, which makes her moment with Abby even more heartbreaking. Shaw and Raven’s hands linger near each other, suggesting a shared moment here, as he answers her question and tells her that he has loved someone that way. Will Raven be able to follow through with the plan to eliminate Shaw or will she double cross Echo to protect him?
“My sister. My responsibility.”
Clarke tries to get Bellamy to see the big picture in an effort to protect Madi from Octavia, but Bellamy reminds everyone that “we are not killing my sister.” Octavia proves to be even more dangerous, however; when she doesn’t fall for their plan to stop the war by destroying the worms, when they take out Cooper in a gruesome way. They say that you have to sacrifice the few for the many, but this act made my skin crawl. When Octavia discovers Cooper’s body, she doesn’t believe that this is an accident and explains that they were actually using the eggs from the worms and takes Clarke away for treason. Clarke pleads with Bellamy to keep Madi safe and he promises her that he will, which brings even more hope to Bellarke fans everywhere. Later on, Octavia expects Bellamy to beg and reminds him that once again he is here to protect a traitor who he is in love with. When Bellamy doesn’t deny his feelings for Clarke, I was beyond ecstatic. But first we have to get her out of there alive for them to get a chance to see this through. Bellamy shows off his own skills and doses the rations they share with algae, which will put Octavia in a coma. He tells her that he loves her right before he does this, but he knows that this is the only way to help stop the war. Even though Octavia is not dead, Bellamy felt like he was the only one who could do this since she is his responsibility. Now that the Red Queen is out cold, what will be the next move of Wonkru? Will the need for a Commander expose Madi? We’ll have to wait 2 weeks for a new episode, but I can’t wait! 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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