Writer’s Note: If you haven’t already seen season 5, then I warn you this post has spoilers.
To say the least about it, it’s an incredible show built around many angles of the phrase survival of the fittest. From its inception I had the feeling it was gonna be a top-tier show. It starts with 100 juvenile teenagers sent to Earth to determine its livability; only to be met with a series of never-ending events , and enemies. Personally, I didn’t mind the constant struggle each warring group had. From the 100, the grounders, the mountain men to the AI-led destruction which destroyed the world — again.
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Season 5 leads us on a mission, once again, showing how sickly humans are that under no circumstances can people find peace. This is the impression I get. It makes certain groups of humans out as people who at no cost to their own survival instincts will risk finding it because it’s harder to do than kill each other over strips of land, which would have been great to not see for a change.
Season 5 bumps us into two lone survivors. One witnesses a ship of people from space who were under cryostasis that returned to Earth in search of the same thing the first 100 first came searching for. Could it be possible that they might have gotten along? Nope. Someone’s misguided shot ruined the opportunity. Now we’re back to a ‘us versus them’ scenario that later would lead Earth’s last human survivors back to the same point for a third time. The events leading up to the last episode almost make no sense in that decisions made almost always lead to unnecessary conflict.
When the farmer discovered his algae formula was the secret sauce to reviving the food supply, I thought now that was a great opportunity to repopulate the Earth’s plant life and extend a truce to the warring faction on those grounds, but nope. The red queen, who had one of the biggest transformations in earlier seasons, hit rock bottom and became blinded so much that a green Earth was less desirable than her going to fight a pointless war. A war with a crew less eager to fight with her anymore thanks to a series of events involving a young child, destined to the throne.
See, all these angles I love about the 100. I just hated to see so much stupidity in its direction. They could’ve at least shown the warring factions come together and before one on the opposing who randomly decides to blow everybody up Frieza style like a coward.
As he would say, if I can’t have it then no one will. Good grief man. That’s not so much of a good bad guy as it is an example of a bad script. I would’ve rather seen him taken out before he nuked the planet personally. Imagine that. But as this bomb from space was descending, I kept hoping it would explode somehow before contact. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
Now we’re back to square one. In space, for like 100th time because humans just cannot stop themselves from war and blowing up the planet beyond sustainability. Gotdamn technology. For these reasons, I hated season 5. The show is still good but the direction, and moral to it, is one that left a bad taste in my mouth. I felt like Monty the entire time watching it. So many unnecessary decisions, miscalculated moves that somehow leads to the next blunder. If there was another way.
Overall, it’s still my top show. The post-society, apocalyptic themes of man and woman surviving in what could be a distant future amuses me. The twists and turns will rile you up. The constant struggle for both war and peace between faction to faction reveals how important it is to have diplomacy or a live and let live policy. For what is it’s worth, the ending offers up hope. However, the way our heroes have shown us is it looks like that hope won’t last too long, at least not with the 100 writers.