Well we finally have an air date for Season 6 in the UK and it’s pretty soon so I thought I’d try and get this review out before it starts.
The 100 is one of the few programmes to maintain (and I would argue improve) quality over it’s runtime, especially as it strays further from its original premise. The showrunners consistently find ways to keep each series fresh.
Clarke and Madi
Clarke trana shil Madi op ba Madi yujon
Clarke has always been pushed to her limits and this series was no exception. But this time it was motherhood that pushed her to extremes.
Having found Madi, and some peace following Praimfaya, Clarke was pushed to take drastic action to keep he safe, first from the prisoners then from her fate as nightblood and Heda, making her a rival to Octavia’s throne.
I liked Madi and thought they developed her character well. She wasn’t the typical petulant teenager (when Clarke told her to stay in the car she did) but when the fate of her people was at stake then she stepped up even when it meant defying her adoptive mother
Blodreina and the Dark Year
Wonkru gyon op kom folau
Things are even more intense for Octavia. After uniting the clans to form Wonkru she was forced to create a brutal regime to survive and became Blodreina – the Red Queen.
The show delivered on all the hints to ‘the dark year’ it dropped, showing what pushed them over the edge and why they were so fanatical in wanting to leave the bunker behind and reclaim the earth.
The Elegius mining crew
Em ripa honon sak Lowoda Kliron daun
And things might have gone smoothly if it weren’t for the arrival of a group of prison labourers who’d been in cryo and weren’t aware of what had happened to the Earth? One of the best moments was when they asked Clarke how the world ended and she replied “which time?”
Their leader Dyioza was a mirror of Ocavia, forced to be a strong and brutal leader to protect the people she was protecting. Sadly the more violent and unstable members of her group drove the two factions to war.
Bellamy and the space gang
Skaikru kika bilaik loufa fou kep em meijon klin
Not to be forgotten are the rest of the main cast who had remained in space for 5 years. They were well placed as the wildcards, not tied to either faction and seeking to fund a better way.
Particularly moving was Bellamy’s reunion with Octavia. The roles were reversed after Bellamy’s fall under Pike’s sway now it was his turn to forgive and restore his sister.
Monty, Harper and the new book
Clark an Belami ai em brana hou op
In the final scene came the shock revelation that, after McCreary bombe shallow valley, Monty and Harper had stayed out of cryo in orbit and realised the Earth would never recover from this final blow. So they chose to travel to a new planet and, 125 years later, their son woke up Clarke and Bellamy to see it, ending Book 1 of the series.
There’s so much else I could talk about buy think I’ll leave it there. I can’t wait to watch the new series. If you liked the Trigedasleng – I’ll be posting a word of the week on my Twitter page during the run of the 6th series.