As a person of science, longevity, and philosophy, Gabriel held others to account, whether or not that meant Sanctum and its Primes, Cadogan and his bluster, and even a few of our heroes for a way jaded that they had develop into. Like one other new character, Jordan, his connection to his relations and his tradition was a power, and made it laughably clear when he was talking from some place actual they usually had been merely bloviating, like when he shared the story of his grandmother having her water shut off with Cadogan.
I’ll miss each the character and the actor who portrayed him immensely. Whereas Gabriel was an honorable man and a fighter who completely would go down swinging to guard another person, it doesn’t really feel nice to have two males of shade die in two episodes in a row. This episode included a deft point out of Lincoln that nonetheless serves as a reminder of how The 100 treats males of shade – on display screen and off. Actually that is the purpose within the season and sequence the place characters will drop like flies, however particularly on a present with a spotty file that purports to do higher, it’s price noting.
One main difficulty takes away from what may in any other case be a robust episode: how did they not even trouble to make any sort of plan for the truth that somebody invisible was of their midst? At no level did they attempt to talk stealthily, cowl him in mud or sand, lock down motion and so on. It takes what must be a taut, suspenseful episode and turns it into one thing cheaper, because the writers didn’t trouble to cross all their t’s, leaving the viewers with the distraction of the headscratcher. It feels particularly ridiculous since after they’ve handled invisible foes in earlier episodes.
There’s an enormous query right here that nobody requested or appears focused on asking: how is that this doable? How is earth okay? Are they at a unique time in its historical past? What’s going on and why don’t any of the characters appear to care, even Gabriel, who at all times cares about this?
The connection between Hope and Jordan is sweet sufficient, and the actors’ appeal manages to make it work regardless of how apparent it’s for the one two folks in that age bracket to get collectively, Becho shippers be damned. Way more fascinating was Echo and Niylah’s interplay, and admittedly Niylah’s entire vibe. Niylah went by means of quite a bit within the bunker as effectively, although it’s been far much less examined up till now, and at the same time as she drank herself right into a stupor on the reminiscences of it, nobody appeared all that focused on asking her about it. Echo, in the meantime, lastly opened up about her actual identification, maybe solely as a result of she was chatting with somebody so drunk she may faux Niylah wouldn’t bear in mind the following day. However it looks like no coincidence that they had been scene companions.