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‘The 100’ 6×11: “Ashes to Ashes” recap

They are ready to burn it all down.

The 100 6×11 Season 6, Episode 11, “Ashes to Ashes” aired July 23, 2019 on The CW

Things are getting more and more intense on The 100 this season! This episode just furthered everyone on their respective courses, but also threw in a couple of “oh, shit” moments that we need to discuss. Also, shout-out to Director Bob Morley for CRUSHING it in this episode! Let’s break it all down!

The 100 — “Ashes to Ashes” — Pictured: Tati Gabrielle as Gaia — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Madi and Sheidheda

Okay, this dude needs to chill. He has been polluting the mind of poor Madi all season and we are #overit. She thinks Clarke is dead thanks to a wonderful acting job by the real Clarke. Clarke did it to save Madi and keep up her Josephine-charade, but it may be the very thing that pushes Madi all the way to the dark side. Also, if Madi/Sheidheda hurts Jackson again, we riot.

The 100 — “Ashes to Ashes” —  Pictured (L-R): Jarod Joseph as Miller, Tati Gabrielle as Gaia and Richard Harmon as Murphy — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Miller and Gaia

Best team up ever! Stuck in a room with no way out, Miller attacks a guard and lifts his knife. It’s a lovely little throw back on the old days when Miller was just a thief on the Ark. Watching Gaia and Miller work together to free Echo was not something we expected, but it was awesome. They make a kickass, unexpected team and we want more.

The 100 — “Ashes to Ashes” — Pictured: Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Blake siblings

Octavia and Bellamy are sent to the caves to gather the mushrooms that they need in order to make Gabriel’s toxin bomb. The glowing walls of the cave gave us some serious glowing butterfly vibes, but it’s so very clear that we are long way from that Octavia.

The alone time gives them the opportunity to talk about what happened between them. Bellamy tries so hard to stay stern and strong as his baby sis begs for forgiveness, but he is just one second away from crumbling the entire time. Bellamy will never stop loving his sister, but he will no longer take responsibility for her. It’s not quite a reconciliation, but it’s better than that “Cannibal Queen” shade he was throwing earlier. We’ll take it.

“What do you say when I’m sorry isn’t good enough?” – Octavia


Ryker betrayed his people, but then had a change of heart in the last episode. He sold Echo out, but she (for some reason) refuses to do the same, even as Ryker is turning her into a Nightblood and getting ready to put a Prime in her head. While Ryker is battling with the idea of killing Echo, she tells him the story of how she became Echo and it’s super messed up. It also reminded us that the Ice Queen was savage AF. Anyway, she is saved by our new favorite duo, Miller and Gaia and Echo immediately kills Ryker. Echo is a good person, but her instincts will always be to go for the kill to save herself and now, to save her people.

The 100 — “Ashes to Ashes” —  Pictured: Richard Harmon as Murphy — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Clarke to the rescue

Murphy brokered a deal to get chips for him and Emory if he retrieved Josephine for Russell. UGH, MURPHY! Murphy is clearly conflicted with this, but he will always protect his own skin and in this case, Emory’s. And even though Bellamy was 100% not okay with it, she plays the part of Josephine in order to trick Russell and save her people.

The 100 — “Ashes to Ashes” —  Pictured: Eliza Taylor as Clarke — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Bellamy and Clarke

Bellamy was ready to slaughter a bunch of innocent lives in order to avoid Clarke having to do this plan and be in danger because for Bellamy, there is no life more important than Clarke’s right now. This season is just further proving that no matter what is happening, having Bellamy and Clarke together is always the best option. Also, there were multiple times in this episode that they could have kissed. Just saying.

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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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