‘The 100’ 5.09 Recap and Review: Sic Semper Tyrannis

The 100

You know and I know that valley is never going to be shared. Everyone knows this. I also know that there is no way in hell that peace is going to be achieved across the board here. Even if that was the way the real world worked, it still isn’t how this show works.

I shouldn’t say I enjoyed seeing Echo and Raven fight. But I enjoyed seeing Echo and Raven fight. It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of Echo and never have been, and not just because of her and Bellamy either. Although, that is another nail in the coffin for me. I just think Echo holds herself in a higher position on this team than she has earned. Even though the argument gave Raven the idea on how to get away, that just showed Raven’s strength.

Seeing Kane and Abby was one of the major highlights in this episode. I mean major! The fact that he wouldn’t leave her had me swooning right out of my chair. Then Murphy had me almost faint at the fact that he wasn’t interested in leaving without Abby either. Okay, so rationally I know that Murphy has come a super long way, but it still surprises me every time I see the new him in action.

Then there is Clarke. Plus Bellamy, Madi, and Octavia of course. Man, do I ever miss the old Octavia. I’m just going to sit here and hope she makes a comeback before she does something that she can’t take back. Like kill her brother or Clarke. Also, I didn’t agree with Bellamy’s plan for a moment and just knew that he was going to end up in a precarious position with his sister. There is going to be an ultimate Blake versus Blake showdown. I am admittedly ashamed to reveal that part of me is looking forward to it. I know, it’s bad.

Clarke as a mom is one of the best things ever. My only agitation comes from her suffocating Madi. Sure, she’s young. But she also made it without Clarke for a while and she isn’t stupid by any means. She is completely capable of making her own decisions and the world they live in is one that forces kids to grow up real fast. A fact that Clarke should know very well. So maybe she shouldn’t just completely leave Bellamy in the dust and blame him for putting Madi in danger when the youngster voluntarily put herself there.

Some afterthoughts :

  • What is really going to happen now that Octavia is back in power? Is she really so far gone that she would kill her loved ones? Even her own brother? That seems a bit much, even for the always over the top Octavia. I’m just left thinking about how deranged I really think she has become.
  • Is Clarke really going to hold it against Bellamy that Madi was in danger? Am I really expected to believe that Clarke wouldn’t have attempted the same thing if the situations had been reversed? Especially since Clarke has been the one singing praises about peace.
  • Finally, what is going to happen with the cure? It truly has me on the edge of my seat. I’m just left wondering who is going to get it, if anyone. I also have a strong feeling that it’s going to become even more important to everyone than it already is. Only time will tell.


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