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Recap / The 100 S 05 E 04

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A tenuous pact teeters on collapse during mission to liberate the Second Dawn Bunker. Raven and Murphy face a dire choice aboard the Eligius IV.

Tropes in this episode:

  • Addled Addict: Abby's fallen completely into a painkiller addiction. Kane falsely confessing to her theft of the painkillers is what got him stuck in the gladiator pit.
  • Big Damn Hug: Bellamy and Clarke share two after they are reunited for the first time in six years. Octavia literally jumps into Bellamy's arms when he descends into the bunker.
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  • Badass Pacifist: Kane has taken up this philosophy after all of the trauma he has experienced in the bunker.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Clarke and Bellamy breaking into the cealing of the bunker and the arena just as Octavia is about to kill Kane.
  • Big Damn Reunion: Although they saw each other last episode, Clarke and Bellamy truly reunite for the first time in six years in this episode.
    • Shortly afterward, Octavia and Bellamy are reunited.
    • Abby and Clarke have a subtler, quicker reunion, but it is still present.
  • Call-Back:
    • Kane being put into the arena for stealing medicine is very similar to Murphy's father Alex being floated on the Ark for the same crime.
  • Cryptic Background Reference: Kane and Octavia mention a time in the bunker called the Dark Year, but Octavia threatens him to keep him from mentioning it again.
  • Drop the Hammer: The grounder Kane faces in the opening wields an enormous hammer. However, reality ensues and Kane is able to use a lighter and faster sword to defeat him.
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  • Glomp: Octavia jumps into her big brother's arms when he descends into the bunker.
  • Info Dump: We get one on Diyoza's backstory, curtesy of Raven and the Eligius IV database. She's a former Navy Seal who became an assassin and terrorist, and was the most wanted criminal on Earth before her capture.
  • Just in Time: The bunker is opened just as Octavia raises her sword to kill Kane.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: We finally see what one of the BFG's in Diyoza's arsenal can do. One of Octavia's underlings takes the force of it with this effect.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: Kane amazingly wins the gladiator match and is the last one standing. Octavia immediately declares that it doesn't count, and he will fight again the next day.
  • Never My Fault: After Octavia essentially goads one of Dioyza's men into firing into their crowd and killing one of her people, she declares war. She then has the audacity to blame Bellamy for trusting Dioyza, mere hours after Bellamy's trust in Dioyza rescued her and all of Wonkru.
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  • The Reveal: Out of the original 1,200 people who sought refuge in the bunker, there are only 814 left.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Dioyza comes looking for a doctor for an unknown reason, Abby does not hesitate to switch to her side so long as Kane comes with her, saving his life. Somewhat jarring considering she's only just been reunited with her daughter before she leaves again. However, Diyoza was holding all of Wonkru hostage at the moment.
  • These Hands Have Killed: Kane has a brief moment during the fight in the gladiator arena, horrified at the literal blood on his hands.
  • Take Me Instead: Abby pleads that they send her into the pits, as she is the one who stole the medicine, but Kane takes the fall for it.
  • Take That!: Dioyza "compliments" Octavia on her war paint.
  • Take a Third Option: Raven and Murphy are trapped with docking bay doors venting the atmosphere, and their only leverage being pulling the plug on the sleeping prisoners. They opt instead to wake them all up so that they will die too if the oxygen keeps venting.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Kane apparently took some time to train in hand-to-hand combat during the six years in the bunker. He's not a full Grounder warrior, but he still wins the gladiator match, partially through skill and partly through cunning.
  • Secretly Dying: Implied. Diyoza makes reference to some sort of sickness that she and Mc Creary want to find a cure for. It's her reason for wanting to rescue Abby from the bunker.
  • Ship Tease: Dioyza refers to Bellamy and Clarke as "the hostage taker and his girlfriend."
  • Troll: Murphy hides in one of the cryo tubes and spooks Raven when she comes to check on them.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Octavia is quick to blame Bellamy for the war she initiated less than a day after he negotiated a rescue for her and all of her people.

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