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‘The 100’ 6×04: “The Face Behind the Glass” recap

Cookies, hook-ups, motorcycles and BODY SNATCHING!

The 100 6×04 Season 6, Episode 4, “The FaCE bEHIND THE gLASS” aired May 7th on The CW

Well, holy shit. Welcome to Book 2, ya’ll. This episode finally gave us a proper glimpse into the real truth behind the Primes and even though we had suspected that this was a Flame type of situation, we weren’t ready for it. Let’s look at the major moments from this game changing episode!

Diyoza’s deal

Our favorite exiled perma-prego is more bad-ass than ever in this episode. She was thrown out of Sanctum for being a terrorist in her time, but her skills are still needed by Jade, Rose’s bodyguard. Rose was kidnapped by some of the Children of Gabriel in the last episode and Jade taps Diyoza to help retrieve her. In exchange, Diyoza’s baby will get to live in the safety of Sanctum.

The 100 — “The Face Behind the Glass” — Pictured (L-R): Ashleigh Lathrop as Delilah and Shannon Kook as Jordan Green — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Jordan’s survivor’s guilt

Jordan is so untouched by the drama of the previous five seasons, but he still carries traumas of his own. He had his loving parents, but (as he tells Delilah) he was supes lonely in space. Everyone in cryo was just a “face behind the glass.” (It’s all very “Dear Evan Hansen” and we love it.) Jordan went into to cryo so he could someday wake up with everyone in the new world, but he still struggles with his decision to leave his parents as they stayed awake to save everyone on the ship. Now that his lady has been body snatched, it will be interesting to see how Jordan proceeds.

Naming Day?

The mystery around this huge celebration got darker and darker as the episode progressed. We knew that cookies, pretty clothes and sexy dance parties were too good to be true on The 100. Ans when Delilah emerged with a brand new personality in her bod we knew something big was about to go down – and it did! Clarke gets tranquilized by the hot doctor and we start to see the dark puzzle of Sanctum coming together.

The 100 — “The Face Behind the Glass” — Pictured: Eliza Taylor as Clarke — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Flame

Now that we know more about Naming Day and the Primes, it seems like the Flame will come back in a big way this season. It’s all the same tech, so we hope that the City of Light is the same for the Prime chips and the Flame. Only Nightbloods can serve as Prime Hosts, just like only Nightbloods can get the Flame. It’s got to be connected. Madi will save Clarke – she has to!


A major theme of this episode is amends. It’s a huge part of Naming Day and it’s something that our crew really needs. Clarke kicks things off by trying to apologize to Raven for what went down last season, but she is having none of it. Not one to dwell on her friends hating her, Clarke partakes in another tradition of Naming Day – lanterns. You write down your sin and tie it to the lantern to float away. Nice!

The 100 — “The Face Behind the Glass” — Pictured: Eliza Taylor as Clarke — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.


Clarke’s lantern sin was about leaving Bellamy in Polis and it’s the apology we all really needed to see. At first, Bellamy brushes it off, but Clarke persists and the two share a super sweet moment. They even hug it out! The show shifted into a new phase and we are seeing that with Clarke too. She is being so open and emotionally available in this moment with Bellamy and it’s wonderful. Now make-out.

Motorcycle time

Raven is stepping back into her old mechanic shoes now that she has found the motorcycle garage. It’s so great to see her back in her element! She also makes friends with one of the Primes. Interesting…

Octavia and Diyoza

This is the best pairing on the show and we are so excited to these two outcasts (hopefully) find redemption together. They don’t apologize for their actions, but they need to figure out how to adapt and we’d love to see them do that together. Octavia is also surprisingly good with kids (RIP Rose), so we’d love to see how she does with Diyoza’s baby – if that lady EVER gives birth.

The 100 — “The Face Behind the Glass” — Pictured (L-R): Bob Morley as Bellamy and Tasya Teles as Echo — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.


After Clarke’s apology, it seems Bellamy is questioning the emotional health of his own relationship. Bellamy is no stranger to locking away his emotions, but he seems a little uneasy about the way Echo is handling the loss of Harper and Monty. On the ring, they never really had to deal with anything like this, so it’s definitely a growing pain in their relationship. After their spat, Echo opens up about her childhood for the first time. It’s a wonderfully acted scene, but it’s a little weird to think that Echo had never actually told Bellamy about her past prior to this. We didn’t see their relationship develop on the Ring, but it doesn’t speak well of their relationship’s depth up until this point.


OMG. We knew something like this was coming, but it didn’t make it any easier to watch. After Clarke’s hot doc hook-up reveals that he is actually working against the Primes and shoots her with a tranquilizer and cuts his own throat, Russell and his wife pounce. They go all mad scientist and implant Clarke with Josephine’s consciousness! Our Clarke is now Josephine! Clarke is always saving everyone and now we need someone to save her. Our money is on Madi and Bellamy – her two closest peeps. Dream situation: Clarke/Josephine pursues Bellamy. It’s just the proper amount of #Bellarke emotional angst we have been waiting for.

The 100 — “The Face Behind the Glass” — Pictured: Eliza Taylor as Clarke — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Flame Theory

Okay, now that Clarke has been taken over by Josephine, it seems like her brain has been wiped. We don’t think this will stick because well, we refuse to believe she is gone. Raven will find a way to jailbreak Clarke’s brain. Our other theory about this new Prime development is about Gabriel. We still haven’t seen him, but we think there is a connection between Gabriel and the Dark Commander that Madi keeps seeing.

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Meg Bonney

Meg is a TV obsessed writer based in the Midwest. She is also the author of the award winning YA-Fantasy novel, EVERLY and tends to be overly caffeinated. Find her on Twitter to chat about TV, books and Bellamy Blake's freckles.

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