The 100 Season 7 Episode 14 Review: A Sort of Homecoming

There’s nothing just like the final stretch of the story to convey round a bottle episode.

But in case followers did not discover that this Game of Thrones-inspired evening earlier than the large battle episode was targeted on containing storylines, all of the bottles scattered round made it clear as day.

The 100 but once more misplaced itself in an effort to wrap up characters and begin last-minute factors of battle.

There are actually solely two episodes left, and the show has by no means been extra misplaced within the route of its story.

ThroughoutThe 100 Season 7 Episode 14, Clarke seems on Earth proper after killing Bellamy. Even although there’s a method out, she kills it and creates the Obstacle of the Week. Everyone finally ends up trapped within the bunker ready for Raven to repair their method out, and that’s when Cadogan sends Sheidheda to seek out Madi.

After a ineffective scattered chase across the bunker, Gabriel finally ends up useless, and Madi results in Bardo anyway.

“A Sort of Homecoming,” written by Sean Crouch, was an episode that continued the whole season’s stagnant sample. Coming off a horrific ending from The 100 Season 7 Episode 13, the story took the lengthy method to the following exit and wasted everybody’s time within the course of.

It rushed by means of among the most important moments as an alternative, specializing in presumably tying up tales for the much less outstanding characters. At the identical time, the hazard was all about Sheidheda once more, a transfer that grew to become overkill half a season in the past. And the emotional beats of all of the scattered pair-offs did not mix nicely aspect by aspect, making influence matter much less when it issues essentially the most.

The major male lead who died a second in the past deserved higher.

The last-minute rewritethat made Bellamy’s dying occur additionally took over the whole episode, making a multitude of all the pieces alongside the best way.

It seems like an understatement to sayThe 100is unrecognizable when that was the problem this complete season. At this level, the show does not even know what it’s anymore, which may be very disappointing within the final episodes of the collection.

Make This Mess Make Sense

For the remaining episodes, it would simply be the proper time to introduce a brand new part. Because as we get additional into the conclusion, all the pieces is making much less sense and is creating a much bigger mess.

Explain to me how Earth was meant to be gone for 1000’s and 1000’s of years, solely to return absolutely furnished in somewhat greater than 100. It blew up, and but in some way, it managed to reappear precisely because it was?

This is the tip of the iceberg in terms of widespread sense going lacking this season.

But additionally it is value mentioning that Earth, typically, was a storyline that deserved extra time within the solar.

If it was all the time the plan to return to Earth, then this can be a twist that ought to have began a lot earlier. Why was a lot time wasted in Sanctum then?

At the identical time, it’s like The 100 does not perceive the worth of this setting. The show was all about everybody coming right down to the bottom, and now that they’re again there, it’s prefer it does not matter.

The nostalgia is not there as a result of The 100 does not appear to recollect what it’s anymore, not to mention the place it got here from.

Then comes the ineffective method that Clarke ruins their probability to depart with only one smash. If it’s so straightforward to create battle for a single episode, why is not it straightforward to seek out solutions? Why did this complete episode waste our time if Madi was going to make the choice to go to Cadogan anyway? What was the purpose?

For instance, the trackers that we first noticed when Hope tagged Octavia are all of a sudden in every single place. They weren’t round for simple entry all season, and now three had been utilized in one episode.

It is great how The 100 conveniently drives the story when it desires to after which hits pause for weeks on finish when it does not.

Speaking of hitting pause, the best way that The 100 handled Bellamy’s dying like a burden that they wanted to shake off their shoulders as shortly as potential was embarrassing, to say the least.

One scene the place everybody forgives Clarke, and it’s like Bellamy by no means existed.

How is it potential that Octavia spent a complete scene mourning her previous conduct and by no means as soon as talked about her brother?

How is it potential that Clarke cried as soon as about what she did, and now it’s prefer it by no means mattered?

How are all of those people who Bellamy devoted his entire life defending allowed to deal with him as an afterthought?

Gabriel was a pleasure however he wasn’t from the Ark, so he did not know or deserve the Traveler’s Blessing as his goodbye.

You know what Bellamy Blake received as his goodbye? Nothing.

Bellamy Blake Should Have Been There

To be life like although, the one place Bellamy Blake really ought to have been is Earth.

He deserved to have his physique introduced again to the place that he fought so laborious to get right down to so many instances. Earth was his dwelling, and he deserved to seek out peace there.

Instead, his physique is left on the chilly Sanctum flooring, and if he’s fortunate, Cadogan had sufficient respect to have him buried. But as a lot as Nakara is healthier than Sanctum, it nonetheless is not Earth. And whereas everybody else is again losing this chance, it turns into obvious that solely Bellamy deserved to seek out this small second of happiness there.

No one else valued life and love the best way that Bellamy did, and look the place that received him.

Bellamy did not deserve for the 100 to not even wait till his physique received chilly to villainize him once more.

The 100 Season 7spent on a regular basis that Bellamy wasn’t round attempting to color his actions and his reminiscence in a nasty gentle. From Hope judging the ladies keen to threat all of it for Bellamy to Jackson antagonizing Bellamy’s position in Madi’s previous to now the whole rewrite of who the show’s soul was.

It was a common assumption that when Bellamy Blake died on The 100, so did the show’s coronary heart, however this episode made {that a} stark actuality.

Clarke, a personality everybody discovered time to evaluate, was now somebody that the others had been speeding to consolation. The burden of what she did was shortly waved away by individuals like Octavia and Echo, who spit on the final reminiscence of the one who they claimed mattered a lot to them.

Instead, he grew to become a stranger looking for peace, and consequently, he deserved to be slaughtered in chilly blood over a guide.

Octavia did not mourn Bellamy the primary time that he died, and now it was like she by no means had a brother. She wrote off a person who received misplaced for a few days; in the meantime, she talked about how far she got here from her six-year run as a bunker dictator in the identical episode.

Echo criticized the essence of Bellamy’s character, an individual who was looking for some peace for his individuals, regardless that she spent a complete season committing genocide in his title.If he was gone a very long time in the past, then why had been you keen to explode Bardo only a few days prior?

It was a nauseating sequence that disrespected the character that linked most of those individuals. It was horrible to have him beat up by the plot season after season, just for there to be no respect for his reminiscence both.

The reality of the matter is that just about nobody deserves to be thought-about Bellamy Blake’s good friend (or member of the family) if they are going to twist his reminiscence to excuse Clarke. No matter how a lot their relationship mattered within the narrative and the way out of character her alternative was, it was nonetheless her who pulled the set off.

Clarke was only a host for the show’s overarching plot choices, however that does not imply the narrative can excuse these actions.

It additionally doesn’t suggest that Bellamy’s reminiscence deserves to be taunted by quotes about how he deserved it or the way it wasn’t even him that Clarke shot.

Bellamy spent all the earlier season going to the ends of Sanctum to get Clarke again. He by no means as soon as stopped believing in her or in her means to exist. But he has an expertise that shakes his religion in mindless dying, and all he will get is murdered.

And not solely that, the show then decides that his seven years imply nothing, He is painted to be a villain, and his reminiscence is nothing greater than a passing thought.

The solely one who appeared to care about this loss was the particular person for whom Clarke killed Bellamy. Madi all the time considered Bellamy in a different way in comparison with Clarke’s different associates. It was like she developed an unconscious understanding and protectiveness of him.

Madi noticed how a lot Bellamy mattered to Clarke, so he was held to a distinct normal. She was all the time the one to carry Clarke accountable for a way she interacted with Bellamy, so it was really no shock that the load of this dying actually pulled Madi away. It was like she was the one one pondering clearly whereas the others tried to faux all the pieces was okay.

Even if Clarke forgot, Madi nonetheless is aware of what this implies and the gravity of this example.

But that’s the factor, everybody else appears to have forgotten. None of them wish to bear in mind who Bellamy actually was till the very finish. None of them wish to bear in mind what number of instances Bellamy risked his life to avoid wasting theirs. None of them wish to do not forget that Bellamy deserved greater than what all of them gave him.

It may be extra of a mirrored image of how little The 100 appears to care, however that does not let the episode off the hook both for not delivering what they need to have. The show may not know what feelings appear to be anymore, however the viewers can spot the dangerous effort to recreate it.

It utterly erases how a lot The 100 relied on Bellamy Blake for this lengthy. At the identical time, it proves how a lot the show is sinking once they do not prioritize Bellamy (or their leads typically).

It was a joke of a scene that mirrored how little the show knew about what introduced worth to it recently. It molds the characters to suit the model of the story the place Bellamy will get talked about the least quantity of instances, and the shortage of emotion has by no means felt extra actual.

There is de facto nothing left to do however snigger.

Gabriel’s Final Scene Stealing Presence

Speaking of mindless deaths, Gabriel Santiago was one more sufferer who did not have to be taken out the best way he was.

First although, it is very important thank Chuku Modu for all the pieces he dropped at the position. He took Xavier and turned him into Gabriel, an absolute dream of a personality to spend time with. In reality, all he ever made us need is extra time with him.

But Bellamy and Gabriel had been each killed, just for Madi to finish up in Bardo with Cadogan voluntarily. It is an unsettling sample on The 100, the place the stakes maintain no weight when there may be completely no which means to any battle.

Bellamy was killed as a result of Clarke needed to defend Madi by conserving her sketchbook protected. It was the identical guide that she then left behind, just for the knowledge to get to Cadogan anyway by means of the guide and thru Sheidheda.

Then Gabriel ended up getting stabbed, coming again to life for one final try to avoid wasting Madi, after which completely dying all for somebody who nonetheless discovered her method to hazard.

It wasn’t Madi’s fault; in reality, she was the one one watching all of this unfold and tried to cease it. She did not wish to let all these individuals die to maintain her protected, a sentiment not shared by everybody round her. But she refused any extra acceptable losses, which is not one thing The 100 is aware of today.

Regardless, Gabriel’s finish was sadly straightforward to foretell as soon as he requested Sheidheda whether or not Russell suffered. Gabriel not solely knew his time was coming, however he was additionally turning into conscious that he was prepared for this to be his final journey.

He deserved to truly see what the Anomaly was all about and expertise the ultimate conflict that answered it. Still, it felt like Gabriel’s actual mission was to discover a place of peace.

Gabriel wished to atone for the errors that he made all these years, and destroying the flame and defending Madi completed that for him.

If there was one vibrant gentle in all of this, that was Gabriel Santiago. Nothing in need of spectacular, Gabriel was the present that stored on giving.

He distracted us when all the pieces is falling aside. He made us imagine in additional, even after we misplaced it alongside the best way.

Now if solely his dying did not comply with Nelson and Bellamy’s, two males of shade that had been short-lived on a show like this. It was brutal to have Gabriel stabbed graphically within the again, solely to stand up and save Madi on the expense of one other stab marathon.

Only then does he pop up a 3rd time, bleeding out in entrance of everybody as he tries to seek out the ending he’s lastly prepared for.

That Hope second was fairly candy, and it was good that no less than somebody received to be surrounded by love and respect.

Bellamy Blake cannot relate.

And that’s the factor. So many of those characters, particularly MOC, are beneath fixed menace on the show. It is a option to spend three weeks killing off the MOC on the show and never permitting them to make it to the tip.

It is a sample that method that Wells, Ricky, Pike, Jaha, Ilian, Monty, and extra characters are turned away. And when they’re lastly explored, it’s only to die on the very finish. Then they’re brutally murdered and by no means heard from once more.

Gabriel deserved extra time. His followers may be taking over all their time monitoring Bellamy’s reminiscence, however he nonetheless deserves extra.

One final have a look at Earth earlier than he went ought to have been sufficient, however identical to this episode and this complete season, it simply wasn’t. Gabriel by no means received closure along with his individuals; it does not even appear to be he knew what occurred to the Children of Gabriel.

It was additionally not honest that Sheidheda, a white man, will get limitless lives whereas these round him get one or two at max.

But what issues most is the reminiscence that Gabriel leaves behind. He was a form, caring, trusting, and hopeful human. He deserved a lot extra time.

If he cannot have it, then it’s as much as us to meet the one factor he wished: getting solutions concerning the Anomaly.

Stray Thoughts

  • Since nobody else had the widespread sense to present Bellamy Blake a correct goodbye, we are going to do it for them. For all of them, as a result of none of them confirmed up when it mattered.

    In peace, might you permit this shore.

    In love, might you discover the following.

    Safe passage in your travels, till our ultimate journey to the bottom.

    May we meet once more. —

  • Everything else may be a continuing storm of disappointment, however no less than Eliza Taylor delivers together with her appearing but once more.

    Now if solely Clarke was allowed to show any emotion for longer than two seconds on the show.

  • My soul is exhausted.

  • Clarke may no less than faux to be harm by it the best way, she was with everybody else and that was the proper time.

    But the Bellarke followers actually do not deserve something, the sound of damaged dreama.

  • I’m one of many greatest critics of the “it was all a dream/stimulation” twist ending however at this level simply do it. Anything shall be higher than having this be the fact.

  • Hope and Jordan are clearly going to get collectively, if solely the show cared about investing in them somewhat extra. The potential is there however there isn’t a time or effort positioned into exploring them.

  • It is not honest for Clarke to continually put the load of what she does to guard Madi on her. Madi is not improper when she mentioned she did not ask her to do any of this for her.

    Clarke was already written like a mother operating across the mall searching for her lacking baby this complete episode. To then inform your baby that every one this dying is occurring to guard them is nearly as dangerous as placing a shock collar on them.

  • I miss the Bellarke we used to have. I miss the Bellarke it may have been. I miss the Bellarke that by no means was.

  • Speaking of Madi, there’s something actually improper about her exit from this episode.

    Having her stab herself, or self hurt, in an effort to save her family members from extra ache was an excessive amount of to placed on a baby. But when has The 100 realized the way to even write round a baby?

  • One of the most important points on this episode was how break up up everybody was and the way that prolonged to totally different emotional beats with every paired off group.

    Jumping round from room to room did not present a constant stream of emotion, and it was really easy to overlook the opposite characters as quickly as they had been out of your sight.

  • I miss Picasso.

  • Emori lacking Bellamy? She is one in all few who deserves rights.

  • Did nobody actually suppose that perhaps the invisible villain is not sticking within the room to hang around with all of you however is out searching for hassle?

  • The method Gaia mentioned her disciple spent their entire combat scene telling her all of the Bardo secrets and techniques.

  • It was good to see a second extra of Miller and Jackson, however the place was this vitality over the past three seasons? Now that the show is ending, they all of a sudden see some screentime? Something makes me suppose we would not see them once more since they received all this focus already.

  • Niylah’s secret left somewhat extra to be desired, however then once more, Echo’s secret wasn’t that stunning both. Bellamy and Echo needed to break up, after which he actually needed to die, just for the primary phrases out of her mouth to be the secrets and techniques she stored from him the entire time they had been collectively.

    Couple objectives, proper? Wait till your vital different is gone after which begin telling the reality.

  • The method that Season 6 made such a giant deal about how Clarke would not put her daughter above her different household, just for her to do precisely that. Does The 100 even know its characters anymore?

  • It appears to be like like subsequent week Emori and Murphy shall be mirroring a scene we’ve all already skilled earlier than. But they would not spoil a dying in a trailer so no less than Emori will most likely be advantageous.

  • Monty Green can be disillusioned in so lots of them.

  • So Madi clearly has recollections from the flame, however why does not Sheidheda. He additionally had it and but has nothing to supply Cadogan? Why is the show nonetheless so hung up on conserving him alive?

  • My love for Bellamy, Gabriel, and Nelson knew no bounds. All I wished was for them to fulfill once more and right here we’re. Never ask for good issues and you’ll by no means see it ripped away from you.

Who else is over all of this? Is anyoen else as aggravated as I’m? What are you most over? What are you really interested in?

Did we place our bets? Who thinks will see the final conflict quickly and who does not care that a lot? Was anybody else hearbroken by Gabriel’s passing? He was a second shut favourite and he deserved higher.

Who else thought the others ought to have been extra unhappy and offended? Who is happy about the place this all would go? Is anyome else simply over all of it?

Let us know what you suppose beneath!

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