The 100 – Season 5 Episode 9

“Sic Semper Tyrannis” The 100 forces the characters to make decisions that will fundamentally change long established relationships as various conflicts escalate beyond the point of no return. There’s a lot to keep track of this season in terms of loyalties, power struggles and general plot minutiae. You’d be forgiven for getting confused by the…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 8

“How We Get to Peace” The 100 continues the march towards inevitable War as some of the characters work to find a more peaceful solution that will benefit as many people as possible. One thing has certainly been made clear this season; Octavia is ready for War and nothing is going to dissuade her from…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 7

“Acceptable Losses” The 100 ramps up the tension between the various factions and asks difficult moral questions that don’t have easy answers. One of the main through lines of this season is that Octavia is becoming inhumanly ruthless. She has lost all concept of empathy and rules her people with an iron fist. Her inability…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 6

“Exit Wounds” The 100 continues to build on the established tension within Wonkru as the threat of Charmaine and the prisoners promises to escalate. Time jumps are a tricky business because they can end up feeling pointless as they so often take the form of a gimmick that amounts to a brief shake-up in the…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 5

“Shifting Sands” The 100 explores how relationships have changed and continues to set the stage for the main conflicts that will define this season. So far this season has been very deliberate in its approach to storytelling. The first four episodes are very much a slow burn that establishes what the characters have been doing…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 4

“Pandora’s Box” The 100 reunites the characters in the bunker with those on the surface as Murphy and Raven maintain the holding pattern that acts as leverage against the prisoners. Patient storytelling is definitely one of the strengths of this show as proven by this season so far. This is now the fourth episode and…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 3

“Sleeping Giants” The 100 starts to explore the new threat brought on by the prisoners as those in space try to find a way to return to the surface. Clarke’s actions in this episode call back to the early days of season 1 in terms of how she forms a strategy. She uses one of…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 2

“Red Queen” The 100 picks up on the ending of the previous episode and tells the story of the residents of the bunker following Praimfaya. This show has always been about survival in one form or another. I mentioned last week that the Grounder philosophy is that life is a fight that only ends with…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 1

“Eden” The 100 returns for a fifth season with a time jump and an episode devoted to giving the audience a sense of Clarke’s life in the time since the end of last season. I mentioned at the end of last season that it was unlikely that I would be able to review this season…

Supernatural – Season 13 Episode 3

“Patience” Supernatural brings back a character not seen since the first season when something evil starts picking off psychics. This episode features fan service even the most die hard of fans might have trouble remembering. Missouri Moseley (Loretta Devine) has only had one appearance since the show began and that was all the way back…