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.
The 100 S3E11: "Nevermore" Review
Nevermore is one of the best episodes of the season, finally bringing the Delinquent unit back together to save their friend’s life. — There is no doubt that the Delinquents are the heart and soul of The 100. The 100 is, quite literally, their story. The first half of this season focused on the dissolution of this core unit. Clarke, Bellamy, Raven, Octavia, Monty, Jasper, and Miller all struggled with their connections to their world at some level after the events of Mount Weather left them broken. Our heroes ran away, made bad decisions, slid into depression, and sought solace in destructive ways. Several structural missteps made some of the arcs harder to watch than others and also kept all three storylines separate until this episode. That made for a lot of wheel-spinning, but finally, here we are. The storylines are crossing, secrets are being told, confrontations are happening, and the Delinquents are finally back together. Hallelujah! It feels like The 100 again!
The 100 S3E10: "Fallen" Review
Fallen picks up right after Lincoln’s execution, catapulting the characters into an action-packed and horror-filled episode. — It’s no secret that this season of The 100 has been a difficult one for fans. Two fan-favorite characters dying, other favorite characters turning (almost?) irredeemably dark-side, and a punishing cascade of events that began in episode one and hasn’t let up since. By this episode, the tenth, most fans I knew were asking, how much more before we get a win?