Sadly we have now to attend to see the brand new and improved combating power of Hope, Diyoza, Octavia and Echo (even writing that makes my pores and skin prick up), however this episode gave these 4 actresses a lot to work with, and they didn't disappoint. Hope and Diyoza threw down emotionally and bodily, with Diyoza getting Hope to appreciate that 15 years of coaching and a coronary heart stuffed with vengeance is nothing in comparison with her mom – nevertheless it’s additionally no option to dwell. Diyoza was far franker than I anticipated each about her crimes and Hope’s organic father, contemplating how a lot she sheltered Hope when she was a child. Nevertheless it was additionally attention-grabbing to listen to Hope focus on the optimistic a part of her mom’s army file, saving hundreds of individuals on the Battle of San Francisco.
These scenes had been each an important motion set piece and such a human alternate between mom and daughter, seamlessly bridging the hole between a number of actors portraying Hope over time. The alternate kicked into excessive gear when Hope referred to deceased Sky Ring prisoner Dev as her father. That’s a transfer that feels proper for the gorgeous relationship we watched, nevertheless it’s received to be a intestine punch for Diyoza to listen to that the person her now-25-year-old daughter considers her father is an individual she has by no means met and by no means will.
Echo and Octavia lastly buried the hatchet, or machete, because the case could also be. This was clearly pushed by Octavia and all of the evolving she’s accomplished within the final couple of seasons, each within the common timeline and throughout time dilations. O made it clear that whereas Hope could have misgivings about Echo, she’s bringing her personal loyalty to the equation. The warrior previously referred to as SkaiRippa and Blodraina has forgiven any and all transgressions, and sees Echo as household.
Whereas that was a stunning shock, and Marie Avgeropoulos and Tasya Teles did a superb job, The 100 writers owed their actors greater than cribbing the “it’s not your fault” compelled hug from Good Will Searching, utilizing these actual phrases. It was an earned second and certain one that may make the following time we see them working alongside each other far more fluid, however that felt goofy, low cost, and presumably unintentional, relatively than like an homage.
We lastly see Bellamy once more and it’s in a flashback – and one which feels prefer it’s just a few years too late. Seeing Bellamy forgive Echo, her remorse over her worst sins, Bellamy extending a spot inside the group, Echo’s hope for loyalty, and their first kiss, it’s all the things that we form of assumed occurred on the ring throughout these 5 years – however by no means noticed. Whereas a lot of the hate Echo will get is predicated purely on transport, this explicit concern lies with the writing. When Echo got here again a member of SpaceKru and in a relationship with Bellamy, it was the last word in telling relatively than displaying.