Another fabulous episode with a lot of morally gray (and in some cases, questionable decisions) that also sets up a lot more questions for the weeks to come. Like, a lot a lot. Let’s do it!
Just a reminder, spoilers galore!! Like ALL the spoilers- proceed with caution!
“I’m Pretty Sure I’m Going to Hell”
If Murphy died, we’d have rioted, right? Right. But no need to fret, because we finally meet Russell and his
cult people. They don’t exactly seem tickled to make Earthkru’s acquaintance, but who can blame them, right? Plus he seems willing to help Murphy, so it starts off okay. Russell said that Murphy was dead, but “fortunately for him, death is not the end”, and I straight up thought that they were about to turn Murphy into some sort of Moon Zombie. But no worries, there was a scaryass snake to the rescue!
Only, after Murphy is breathing again, Russell abandons some of his hospitality. And still, I get it. If you’ve lived alone for 236 years and some ragtag batch of planet-killers storms onto your moon… yeah, you’re going to be wary to say the least. But he’s willing to talk, which I think sounds pretty good. Clarke wants to go retrieve Madi, but Russell shuts that down in a hurry. He wants to talk to their leader, of course. Clarke keeps calling Madi her kid, and can you imagine the maths going through this guy’s head right now? Luckily, Bellamy Blake, the founding (and only) member of the Clarke Griffin Fan Club, sets things straight.
“Okay but was she like 10 when she had that kid or what?” –Russell, probably
So Bellamy, Echo, Raven, and Octavia head out to grab the Gagarin. They bring with them Kaylee, who I swear was named Taylee last episode but whatever, and some rando Sanctumites. Echo wanted O to come because she’s a warrior, but also because I think Echo feels a sisterhood of People Once Deemed Irredeemable with Octavia. Bellamy didn’t want O to come because well, he’s met her. But here we go.
Then joy of joys, Murphy wakes up! Only… he’s spooked. He’s seen stuff whilst dead. Or whatever. I assume it’s a hallucination from either the snake venom or the sea junk, but sure, let’s call it hell. The point is, I guess dude’s going to be going through some shit now. Tbh, I think he could have done that without this weird hell/death thing, but I’ll reserve judgment until I see how it plays out.
But I mean, aren’t you all at this point? 🤷♀️
Clarke preps to go to the royal ball with the King and Queen or whatever is happening there, and Jordan makes a friend. Delilah provides a lot of insight into their culture in Sanctum, and it was the first time I felt high key unsettled. She kept talking about Primes and a Naming Ceremony, which on the surface doesn’t seem like cause for alarm, but every time this girl says “naming ceremony”, her face says “firing squad”. Anyway she and our little Jordandoodle hit it off, and Clarke is alarmed until she realizes that the guard is cool with it and that Delilah must have some sort of special status. So Jordan is free to flirt to his heart’s content, and friends, he is smitten.
This should be tooootally fine.
“Calm Down, Sensei”
While Jordan’s canoodling princesses and Murphy’s hallucinating terrible afterlife options, the Gagarin crew is having a grand time learning about Heda rules or something. Diyoza physically cannot stop rolling her eyes while Gaia gives the “master the flame” speech for the four-hundredth time, and honestly same, Diyoza. But Madi hasn’t just seen the cool Hedas like Becca and Lexa, she’s seen some one-eyed dude known as Sheidheda. Obviously we’ll be hearing more about this asshat, but for now Diyoza can no longer keep her mouth shut. Gaia’s ready for a fight, but Diyoza doesn’t plan on starting one. For legit reasons, mind.
Which is when Diyoza uses her supermama spidey sense to off a Child of Gabriel. They’re all pissy, but like dude what did you expect? Then they shoot the Gagarin ladies with paralytic darts, so that’s a fun time. Only mayyyybe Diyoza is not paralyzed, but she absolutely is a quick thinker. Have I mentioned lately how much I love her? Just kidding I know I did. Anyway, Diyoza plays the long game, which I imagine Gabe’s Kids don’t expect.
“Hell’s Big Enough for Both of Us”
Time for Clarke to don a fancy outfit to have dinner with Very Important People™. She’s scared, as she rightly should be. Actually, in hindsight, she’s probably not scared enough, but alas. She seeks advice from her mom, who is like “bitch I’m worried about my man, who by the by, your ass didn’t even ask about”. Okay she didn’t say it like that but I maybe wanted her to? She reminded Clarke that “Marcus is the diplomat” and I mean yeah he is, but is this just some contractual thing that they have to mention Kane so we remember he’s still around? Anyway Murphy doesn’t really have high hopes for this little powwow, and I don’t disagree with him, but probably just cause we’re both pessimists. Or realists, you decide.
Clarke shuts down the negativity, and she’s off! Ohhh the Mount Weather vibes are in full effect here, folks. But the other vibe I got pretty solidly was that of Polis, something about this place just reminds me of the Tower, of the ornateness of it all.
Or maybe it’s just the balcony Idk.
Anyway, she’s met by Russell and Simone. Does anyone like Simone at this point? Maybe we will, but right now wow she’s being a bitch. At least try some diplomacy! Fake it if you have to! There’s food, lots of food, that is frankly unidentifiable but since we’re on another world, that is legit. Clarke is hesitant but Simone is basically like “eat the poison fritters, damn it”, so what’s a girl to do? Luckily it’s not poison for realsies, and they start to talk. Only… guess who has talked first? Jordan Jasper Green. And wanna take a stab at what he’s chatted about? All the murdery business Clarke has ever been involved in. Simone even brings up Mount Weather and Wanheda which… Jordan my dude, stop talking about Clarke while you’re trying to hook up. For many reasons!
This is why we love you, but also, wrong answer.
So Russell isn’t about that, because as he helpfully points out, they aren’t her people. Well now you’re not, assface! Wouldn’t you rather have Wanheda on your side than floating above your head as an enemy for the rest of you life? Fools, really. Plus, did it have to be all or nothing? Why the drama, Russ? Tbh I think he just didn’t want to sleep on the couch after pissing off Simone.
Blodreina’s Gotta Bloodrein
As much as I freaking love Echo’s faith in Octavia, Bellamy was right. She wasn’t ready for a jaunt outside the fence. Honestly, she’s not ready for basic human interaction at this point. I don’t know what the answer is, but taking her to fight Gabe’s Kids isn’t it. Anyway, what’s done is done, and the group stealthily sneaks up to the Gagarin. One dude with most of the guns leaves, and the gang wants to wait until he’s out of earshot so they can subdue the rest of the attackers. Well, guess who couldn’t let a possible bloodbath go unrealized? Yeahhh the Red Queen herself. So she attacks, killing… well, everyone who’s left. Diyoza gets one, to save O, but then is pissed at her. Because there was no need. Obviously, everyone else agrees.
As they’re packing up to go back to Sanctum, Bellamy refuses to let Octavia into the ship. She seems genuinely befuddled by this, which is really a sign of what a mess she is. He tells her that unless and until she can stop being a serial killer, she needs to stay by herself. At first I think this is some cold bullshit, because who knows what is out there!
Awww look who finally got his very own lever!
But he breaks down, and it’s clear how badly this hurt him. And I think back to his promise to Clarke to bring Madi home safely, and I can’t help but think that this was what he had to do to keep that promise to her. And with that, the Gagarin leaves and O sets off on her own.
“One Way or Another, the Devil Gets His Due”
Abby and Murphy are right in the middle of a truly ridiculous and adorable conversation about the authenticity of hell (Abby says it doesn’t exist, but then also tells Murphy that he did terrible things for good reasons, so… which is it, Doc?) when Clarke comes back from her dinner.
Clarke is about ready to strangle Jordan, but oh noes, he’s been hit over the head and Delilah’s gone! Right after his first kiss and right before he got to do some other stuff. Anyway, Clarke hauls ass with the Sanctum guards to stop Gabe’s Kids and save Delilah (save.. or doom? That is a question for another section.) And YAY she stops the guy! He might stab her a little in the process, but that’s even more awesome, because guess who’s a natblida!?
Russell then changes his mind, and decides that Clarke has earned a second chance. Funny, that, because I don’t think it has a damn thing to do with Clarke saving D, I think he just wants another receptacle for his stupid Prime Chips. Or whatever this ends up being. But the gang is happy for now, because they’re safe, and apparently give zero fucks about Indra, Kane, Brell, Niylah, and whoever else is stuck back on EIV. And Team Gagarin is back, so the party can really start!
Simone even seems genuinely happy to see a pregnant Diyoza. All glowing and full of life! She’s going to get the town OB to check her out! Happy day! Then Madi starts tooting Diyoza’s horn, and you’d think she called her Satan in the flesh, because Simone goes from giddy to ragey in about .03 seconds. Charmaine Diyoza, they ask, incredulously.
They legit compare this glorious gift to The 100 to freaking Hitler and bin Laden. And order her out immediately. Look, that’s unfair as fuck. I mean, information now is sketchy as hell, and you’re going to rely on old books from another solar system? “Earth said this 250 years ago so it has to be right” 🙄 Oooookay Russell. Madi actually tries to go with her, which makes Madi the only person I like right now, but Clarke isn’t going to let that happen, so… off she goes. And I am really not pleased about this development.
The Children of Gabriel
What is the deal with these people? I mean, even though they’re beheading folks left and right, I am going to still go ahead and assume that they’re not evil. And I am going to tell you why: I think they are trying to kill the Prime thingies in order to prevent more people from being used as “hosts”. And maybe I’m wrong, but I am almost guaranteeing that whatever the reason is, it isn’t cause they’re just murdery psychopaths.
Speaking of murdery psychopaths, they stumble upon Octavia, who was again itching for a fight. They shot some kind of mace plant (???) mist at her, and now she’s a hurt puppy. They keep referring to an “Old Man”, and it can’t be actual Gabriel, right? Because if he started popping himself into bodies, doesn’t that make him just as bad as the Sanctumites? Anyway, they’ve kidnapped Rose, and they tried and failed to kidnap Delilah, so… should be interesting!
I mean, she’s not wrong.
- Everyone keeps mentioning a “second moon”. Gosh can’t Earthkru just go live there and forget these people? But also, does it have a meaning beyond just moonlight?
- Did Delilah know that the stories would be used against Clarke? If so, it’s pretty shitty. Especially since she knew how naive Jordan was. If she didn’t know, I guess I can forgive her.
- Since show petitions are all the rage this week, I’m starting one for more Indra. ANY Indra. Brell and Niylah are part of the package too.
- Can’t wait for more Echo Time. Seriously, she’s been relegated to Harper’s official role last season of Supportive Back Patter™ in this episode and no thank you please. I need more of episodes 1 and 2 Echo back, stat.
- Picasso the dog better stay safe. Though Idk if Russell deserves him, let’s give him to Mackson to raise or something.
Episode 6×04: The Face Behind the Glass
No idea what to expect, love it!
- They’re going to (try to) overwrite Delilah with whoever Priya is, right? Via the damn chip, if I had to guess. Just shove ol’ Priya in there, since I’ll also bet D is a Nightbood. I’ll be zero percent sad if Pryia was one of the beheaded folks and Delilah can just stay herself. I mean, did you hear when she told Jordan not to make his first kiss her last kiss? Last because they’re killing her!
- If The Children of Gabriel are trying to prevent hijacking and overwriting, I guess I can tolerate a little beheading here and there. I assume it severs some kind of chip connection maybe? Making the chip unable to be reused? But also, why are Russell’s people so hellbent on this anyway? (That is probably more a question for “The Gospel of Josephine”, but I am so curious!)
- Here for O and Rose becoming besties. She gonna adopt some orphans too?
- Is Russell kissing someone other than Simone? It’s so quick that I genuinely cannot tell, anyone who has better eyes, help! Maybe this is a polygamous cult, wooooo!
- Where’s Diyoza going to end up? Joining forces with Octavia? That’d be a fun irony. Maybe she can be O’s therapist, and Rose can babysit.