We’re back, bitches!
Welcome to my The 100 Season 6 Episode 1 Review!
Before I begin, I would just like to say that I am so happy this show is back. A couple of years ago I found The 100 on Netflix and became hooked! The past two years I’ve watched the series on TV live as it aired and I got the same giddy feeling watching this episode as I experienced in the past.
So, without further ado – let’s begin.
I love the tone of this season so far. I had read interviews from Jason Rothenberg that stated this would be a time of healing for Skaikru, Onekru, and everyone in between. The visuals were an almost impeccable juxtaposition to season one when the delinquents arrived on Earth. It was humorous that they poked fun at Octavia’s “we’re back, bitches” proclamation before members of Skaikru set foot on the ground for the first time in a century.
There were other nods and call backs as well, from Murphy jumping into the water to the crew thinking they were safe until something horrible unfolded. In which case, was Shaw’s unnecessary death. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that since Shaw and Jordan were the only pilots the risk of losing both was too great – but I mean really come on now. We were barely halfway through episode one of the season and yet again Raven Reyes has to suffer.
I don’t know who in the writer’s room hates Lindsey Morgan but at this point it’s blatantly obvious somebody does. Raven loses the shred of happiness she’s received, but Abby gets to have her Kane and eat it too?
I should explain, I am not a fan of Kane nor Abby. I may be crucified for this, but I’m not keen on Clarke either. It’s hard to survive in the fandom if you are not shilling for #Bellarke to happen, hating Echo for existing and angrily sharpening pitchforks each time Octavia breathes. Not all of the fans are like this, but the vocal shippers happen to always put down others who just would like to enjoy the show without fail. The same thing happened in the Tumblr fandom, and since I use Twitter as a form of social media for this website the hashtags are already filled with walls of text that just say bellarke.
Clarke Griffin is rarely held accountable for her horrible actions in the online fandom, so I was pleasantly surprised when the rest of the characters roasted her every chance they could get. I especially liked Murphy’s one-liners. At the end of the last season, it was mentioned that cryosleep would bridge the gap between time and it would feel as if nothing had changed at all – and I was surprised at how well that worked.
Octavia was put under crying, and woke up with a tear in her eye. It was a very nice detail. An even nicer scene was the Red Queen lighting into Kane over his Jesus complex and not giving a damn when his heart decided to give out after a risky operation. Say what you will about Octavia, but she stands firm in her convictions.
Then again, I may be biased. Octavia Blake, Jasper Jordan, and Raven Reyes are my favorite characters. Jasper and Octavia were the most innocent members of the ark, the pair who failed to adapt to the constant killings and war since landing on the ground. Monty and Harper couldn’t handle it as well, and I didn’t understand Raven’s anger at the couple “leaving them behind”. Last season these two were prepared to live in the bunker where it was safe but gloomy in an effort to restore normalcy to their lives.
Either way, I think I’ll end my review here. This episode was mainly set up for the red sun illness, hence Emori stabbing Murphy and the spaceship getting stolen to strand them there without a radio. I am wondering how long it will take the rest of the crew to notice they might be in trouble, and whether or not the inhabitants of Planet Alpha will try to dock in the Eligius mothership.
Do you think Becca pramheda has a cult on Planet Alpha? Will Abby go back to popping pills? Why does Raven Reyes always have to suffer? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, I’d love to hear from you! Also be sure to bookmark this page and come back next tuesday for more The 100 Season 6 Recaps and Reviews!
⊙ Remember, This World is a Shadow of the Real One.