While we wait for an announcement of a premiere date and a season 5 trailer, I’ve been trying to do a little thinking about what season 5 has in store. To be honest, predicting season 5 is harder than previous seasons because we’ve gotten a soft reboot of the series, with a 6-year time jump. I mean, anything could happen in season 5 and not really having a good idea of where the show is headed is pretty dang exciting.
We have 1200 people trapped underground. Seven people trapped up in space. And Clarke with a child in tow on a scorched earth. Oh, and a prison ship that’s been lost in space returning to find a destroyed planet. No biggie. I’m sure everyone on that ship will be very friendly and willing to be besties with earth survivors and nothing untoward will happen.
So given a rather green field before us, how do we even begin to predict what could happen in season 5? Especially without a trailer to provide us with clues? Use the SWAG method: Sophisticated Wild Ass Guess. Continue reading
Well, this season review has taken me long enough, hasn’t it? Confession: I’m lazy. But you probably knew that already.
I’ve also been a bit distracted lately. You see, I brought this little monster into my life and it takes a lot of attention to ensure he doesn’t chew on everything and pee on everything else. Say bon jour to Emmitt Jr., my French bulldog puppers.
Oh, he’s so cute right? Don’t fall too deep in love. He eats his own poop. Continue reading
Did you enjoy the finale? Because I LOVED THAT FINALE SO MUCH. The clock ticking down! The danger! The feels! The time jump! The cliffhanger! Holy shit, this finale gave me everything I wanted and more.
“Praimfaya” was written by series creator and showrunner, Jason Rothenberg, and was directed by Dean White. The season has really picked up speed, emotion, and urgency since “Die All, Die Merrily,” with the last couple of episodes demonstrating the show at its absolute best, like a peacock in full strut. LOOKIT ME! But make no mistake, the groundwork laid in the early and middle bits of the season all came to a head and found purpose as the season concluded. Continue reading
The Adventure Squad is going to space. FULL STOP.
1 WRESTLING GIF PER REVIEW REQUIREMENT MET.
Knocking it out early, kids. Don’t worry, I give you a little Nakamura wink in my “Parting Thoughts” section. You are indeed hashtagblessed.
In other episode news, Kane and Jaha are in the bunker, picking between horrible and terrible choices in order to save a portion of their people. Because if they don’t, Octavia and Wonkru will choose for them, aka kill them all. SHUDDER. Continue reading
Pack your bags, kids, because we’re going on a feels trip. The Blakes! Jasper and Monty! Monty and Harper! Raven and Sinclair! Clarke and the gaping hole where her heart used to be!
It’s almost too much this week. It doesn’t help that Survivor is my Wednesday night lead-in to The 100 and they had the goddamned “loved ones” challenge wherein the stinky, dirty, worn out contestants cry like babies over people they haven’t seen for all of three weeks. So yeah, my peepers were already leaky because IT’S BEEN THREE WEEKS WITH NO SHOWERS OR HAIR BRUSHES OR BUBBLE TEA OR A REAL TOILET TO POOP IN*, SO JUST LET THEM HAVE THEIR LOVED ONES!
*I think that might be the whitest thing I’ve ever said.
Congrats on winning the Conclave Octavia! And you’ve united the clans! It would be a shame if Clarke screwed everything up by seizing control of the bunker and locking everyone out.
Other than my anger over the twist at the end of the episode, how did I like the rest of “Die All, Die Merrily”? I mean, there was a lot of hype going into this puppy, both from reviewers and those involved with the show. So my expectations were mega high. What do I think of the episode?
I have to get this off my chest at the jump: if Raven dies, I will flip tables and set cars on fire and punch squirrels. Meaning: I WILL RIOT.
“DNR” sets us up the very real possibility of Raven floating herself. But it’s her choice, as her brain is deteriorating and she’s decided she wants to go out doing what she loves…spacewalking. And I can’t say I disagree with her decision, nor do I begrudge her complete agency over her fate. Agency and the ability to act as one wants has been a vital part of the show, and extremely important for a disabled character on TV. So I applaud the power Raven displayed this episode, even if I will be howling at the moon like a feral gerbil if she dies. Continue reading