‘The 100’ Season 7 Episode 1 Assessment: The Closing Season’s Holding Nothing Again

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The season premiere of The 100 kicked off with a powerful begin, promising nice issues to return for the ultimate season of wildly widespread post-apocalyptic TV collection.

It is a overview of the primary episode of Season 7 and can include main spoilers. 

Bellamy’s Lacking

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The episode kicks off with Bellamy calling desperately for Octavia, who had been stabbed by Hope simply earlier than disappearing in a cloud of inexperienced on the finish of the Season 6 finale. He’s defeated and crying, devastated about her disappearance. Little does he know that he’s about to be in a really related predicament himself.

(Everybody on Twitter who was so upset about Bellamy not being featured within the promo images was most likely tremendous glad to see that he was within the very first scene of the premiere!)

However one thing invisible grabs him and pulls him away, straight out of a horror film. Bellamy’s knocked out within the course of and there might even be some debate about whether or not he’s alive or lifeless. (We later get affirmation that he’s alive.) Echo is the primary one to see him being pulled away by the invisible drive. She tries to save lots of him, however she’s attacked by one thing invisible too.

In the meantime, Gabriel is noticing that the tattoos on Hope’s face match up with the anomaly stone indicators. Hope is struggling reminiscence loss from the anomaly cloud, so it’s going to take her some time to clue them in about what’s taking place and know who she will belief. Very like her mother (and Octavia), her first intuition is to combat. She later finds a paper embedded in her arm that claims: “Belief Bellamy.” Did she depart that message for herself? And why?

So it seems like we be taught instantly why Bellamy was “lacking” from all these promo photos. He’s gone lacking within the present too! An invisible military of some type kidnapped him and it seems like discovering him once more goes to be a giant plotline. How viewers will deal with this, I’m unsure. Some will doubtless be indignant that Bellamy isn’t figuring prominently within the premiere apart from the intro. However others, like me, might be intrigued by what the present may do along with his disappearance and the way it’s dealt with in future episodes.

The anomaly journey fits have been an important twist that I hadn’t anticipated. I wasn’t certain what to make of the anomaly stone and the inexperienced cloud that by some means aged Diyoza’s daughter Hope in such a brief time frame (whereas Octavia appeared to not age in any respect.) I like the place the present goes with it although. Realizing that it’s potential to navigate the inexperienced cloud if in case you have the appropriate go well with, so that you just don’t actually lose your thoughts, is a superb contact. The concept that our crew may be capable of harness the facility of the anomaly storm for their very own functions is sort of intriguing. However much more intriguing is figuring out there’s a group of individuals on the market who’ve already executed simply that.

Madi Can Lastly Be a Baby Once more

For the primary time in a very long time, Madi is ready to be a baby once more. It’s good to see her having a standard life, with a protected dwelling and a candy canine. In case you don’t bear in mind, the Flame was eliminated forcibly from Madi final season after the Darkish Commander (Sheidheda) had taken her over. The Flame is supposedly lifeless, no less than in response to Gaia’s reactions. I believe I’m one of many few viewers who actually favored The Flame storyline and the tech concerned in making it occur. I’m going to be sorry to see that go. Nonetheless, I’ve to marvel if there’s any manner in any respect to “reincarnate” the Commanders whose souls are nonetheless within the Flame. However possibly they’re gone too.

It seems like Madi discovering herself once more as an individual, and never a part of the Flame, might be one of many storylines to observe this season.

I additionally like how Indra is featured prominently from the start this season. Appears to be like like I gained’t have to put in writing any articles questioning Indra is that this time round. 🙂

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Clarke, in the meantime, continues to be coping with the loss of life of her mother. As she typically does, she tries to push again the ache and transfer ahead. However that ache will meet up with her.

Darkish Commander

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The politics of the Primes nonetheless figures sturdy, even with all however one Prime lifeless. The Youngsters of Gabriel need Russell gone. (And I, for one, can’t actually perceive why he’s nonetheless alive anyway after he killed Abby.) The true believers, in the meantime, will doubtless flip him right into a martyr if he’s killed. (However would that basically be so unhealthy in comparison with the facility he might wield whereas alive?)

And Jordan appears to be making an attempt to play the center as a peacekeeper by some means, however he’s siding extra with the true believers. I ponder how this connects with the blood imaginative and prescient he had final season and the way modified he appeared afterward. It’s one thing fairly mysterious. Russell asks Jordan what he noticed in his imaginative and prescient, since Jordan isn’t a “true believer” now.

“You bought a glimpse,” Russell says. “Of the reality larger than us all.”

“Sure,” Jordan says. “No… I don’t know.”

“Let me guess. You noticed this,” he seems down at a whirling image on the ground that appears so much just like the anomaly storm. Russell says he noticed the image in his imaginative and prescient too. “I created all of Sanctum in its picture.” However Russell reveals that he by no means discovered what the picture meant.

Within the subsequent scene, we’re proven that the image seems so much just like the whirling form that the anomaly cloud makes.

The Darkish Commander storyline had a twist I wasn’t anticipated — Sheidheda inhabited Russell’s thoughts drive and took it over. Final season, we noticed that whereas Madi fought with Sheidheda, Raven labored by the code till she was capable of switch Sheidheda out of the Flame drive and onto the ship’s laptop. The Darkish Commander managed to add his code someplace, slightly than staying within the little firewall compartment that Raven had him in on the ship. We weren’t informed the place, however now it seems that he may need jumped from the ship into Russel’s thoughts drive whereas Russell was on the ship, and he waited till Russell was knocked out to claim himself and take over.

I’d say that 90% of this episode was phenomenal, with only a little bit of “cheese” on the finish when Clarke goes full psychological on Russell. Don’t get me fallacious — it wanted to occur and I liked that she did it. However the additional dramatic music throughout that scene might have been a contact overdone. However nonetheless, it was hypnotizing to see Clarke so calm the entire time earlier than she lastly gave in to the grief and anger she felt, taking all of it out on Russell. She’s able to nice issues and he or she’s able to terrifying issues. Which half might be unleashed subsequent week?

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