The 100 Season 5 Finale Review: 5×13 “Damocles – Part Two,” Aired August 8, 2018
Wow. This season promised a time jump, but we really had no idea just how big that concept was going to get until the last portion of the season 5 finale. The 100 closed the book on the story of Earth and launched our heroes into the future, and to an alien planet. It feels like a huge twist, but in a lot of ways, it’s a full circle ending to what we are told is being dubbed, “Book One” of this show.
The End is the Beginning
Remember all the way back in Season 1, Episode 1 when our naive group of teen delinquents were dropped to Earth to see if it was livable? A certain song played that was fitting for a show that was touching down on a radiation soaked Earth. It was “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons. It was a song that fit the pilot so well, but it also laid out exactly where the show would be going – a new age. When you read the lyrics, it reminds us that they are kind of where they started and despite that, the show has never felt fresher!
I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa, I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age– “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
The End of Eden
Bellamy and Clarke
(Yup, this is how we all look at all our friends!)
Things we loved
Welcome to the new age!
The 100 5×13 Score: 9/10
May we meet again in Season 6!
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