The 100 S4E6: "We Will Rise"
We Will Rise exemplifies what is both going right—and wrong—with this season of The 100. — Maybe this whole review will be one big confession and reflection back on season four thus far, and I’m okay with that. We’ve hit the halfway point and it’s a good time to assess where the season stands so far and what is working and what isn’t.
The 100 S4E5: "The Tinderbox"
The Tinderbox is another plot-forward episode that drops character beats and continuity in favor of setting the stage for the next act. Still, shocking reveals, great direction, and a stunning final sequence make it a fun episode to watch.
The 100 S4E4: A Lie Guarded
A Lie Guarded burned through the story, relying on plot gimmicks instead of character motivation to drive an ultimately disjointed episode. — An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.—Alexander Pope
The 100 S4E3: "The Four Horsemen"
The Four Horsemen continues season four’s inquiry into morality during the apocalypse but does its most interesting work in examining the complexities of some of the show’s foundational relationships.
The 100 S4E2: "Heavy Lies the Crown"
Heavy Lies the Crown sets clear emotional and moral stakes for this season of The 100, all while ruminating on the murky intersections of freedom, choice, leadership, and the ghosts that haunt not only individuals but societies.
The 100 S4E1: "Echoes" Review
The 100’s fourth season premiere, ‘Echoes’, picks up right where the season three finale left off, catapulting the audience into a fast-paced thirty-six hours in which Clarke, Bellamy, and company not only reckon with the coming apocalypse but also use their wits to survive Polis, where danger lurks at every turn.
The 100 S3E15: "Perverse Instantiation Pt. 1" Review
Perverse Instantiation Part One integrates the themes of the season into an action-packed episode that unites our favorites in a desperate plan. — So, that was an amazingly crazy episode! Full of high-stakes action peppered with comedy (what?), torture (of course), and heartwarming moments turned into The Shining (sigh, Jasper).
The 100 S3E14: "Red Sky at Morning" Review
Red Sky at Morning is a thrilling episode that leaves all three of our hero groups more screwed than they even know. — I loved this episode. Loved it. There are some flaws, but the technical aspects worked together to create one of the most riveting episodes of the season. At the end of it all, our heroes are completely up the creek, which is most excellent going into part one of the finale next week, Perverse Instantiation Pt. 1.
The 100 S3E10: "Join or Die" Review
Join or Die continues to pack in the thematic material as the season hurtles towards the finale, but unfortunately, falls back into some bad habits from the first half.
The 100 S3E12: "Demons" Review
Demons combines effective pop-up horror in a Mount Weather redux scenario to force Clarke to face her past. — Demons begins with a scenario that most of us are familiar with: sitting around a campfire, late at night, telling spooky stories. Lightening flashes and thunder rolls as Miller spins a yarn of Captain Fidalgo, from the first generation on the Ark, who saw demons in his sleep and started killing people with his hook.