The 100 – Season 5 Episode 13

“Damocles Part 2” The 100 closes out its fifth season with the resolution to the conflict between Wonkru and the prisoners while setting the stage for next season. This season has had a very limited narrative focus when compared to previous seasons. Octavia has been the central character and the season has been building to…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 12

“Damocles Part 1” The 100 begins to wrap up its fifth season with the Wonkru attack on Shallow Valley led by Octavia and some pays off some of the animosity that has been building all season. Octavia has undoubtedly been the focus of this season with the plot moving forward because of decisions she makes…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 11

“The Dark Year” The 100 reveals what happened during the often mentioned “Dark Year” as the various factions prepare for the inevitable War that looms on the horizon. Last week may have ended with Octavia leading the march to violently take Shallow Valley but it’s a journey that takes days on foot so this leaves…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 10

“The Warriors Will” The 100 forces characters to live with the decisions they’ve made as Octavia has to stand by her decision to force Bellamy and Indra to fight in the pit while other characters suffer from the consequences of decisions they have made. Octavia’s story has been a little hit and miss this season….

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…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 13

“And He Shall be a Good Man” iZombie ends its fourth season with Zombies attempting to escape Seattle, an attempted execution and wrapping up several plot threads. This has been a very busy season and I’ve talked at length about how it doesn’t quite hang together as well as it should. Despite its flaws, it’s…

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…