The 100 5×06 Review: “Exit Wounds”

The 100 threw out all the expectations tonight with “Exit Wounds,” delivering an episode complete with twists only this series’ writers are brave enough to take. Full disclosure: I really liked this episode, and I say that as a Bellarke shipper. My faith in this ‘ship has not diminished in the slightest, though; so, before I dive, in I’m making that clear.

The action in “Exit Wounds” was mainly situated on the struggles in Wonkru, with a little sprinkling of Eligius. As the differences of the last six years came into greater focus, the story showed that as much as people missed each other, that doesn’t erase how much has changed.

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The 100: 5×05 “Shifting Sands” Review

The 100 never fails to have aptly named episodes, and “Shifting Sands” certainly did not disappoint in showcasing how quickly things can change on the ground, now that everyone is walking above ground and free.

Seriously, this hour was packed. It was part horror-inducing action thriller, part character-rich, and seamlessly flowed into one hell of an “edge of your seat” time. I’ve watched this show since the middle of the first season, and while I am new to reviewing it, I flat out admit it’s one of the few shows I’ve seen in a long time that improves season after season.

Let’s dive into it then, shall we?

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The 100: Top 7 Moments Of “Pandora’s Box”

Holy crap on a cracker! Ignoring the outdated phrase, “Pandora’s Box” inhabited the legend of Pandora in the well-written, mind-exploding way only The 100 can pull off. From the second this episode started, all the way until it cut to black, I was glued to the screen on the edge of my seat, and it’s thrilling that somehow this show gets better literally every episode this season.

I’ve attempted, and somewhat succeeded, to narrow it down into my top moments for this hour down below! So without further ado, let’s dive into the top seven moments for “Pandora’s Box.”

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Outlander: Top Five Moments of 3×13 “Eye of the Storm”

Outlander fans, we have arrived at the third season finale, and I only have one question to ask: How in the world did we get here so quickly? It feels like yesterday I was anticipating the end of a very long Droughtlander, but truthfully, I wouldn’t trade a second of this fantastic season and finale.

This finale was a fitting end, which brought some of my favorite twists and character moments to date. So without further ado, here are my top five moments of “Eye of the Storm.”

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Outlander: Top Five Moments of 3×12 “Bakra”

Well, talk about dramatic events, mesmerizing character moments, and cliffhangers Outlander fans, Bakra had it all! Forgive me if I babble, but frankly, Outlander inspires the fangirl in me to yell at the screen each week, and I have absolutely no shame. But why don’t we get to the top five moments from this fantastic hour of Outlander?

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Outlander: Top Five Moments Of 3×11 “Uncharted”

“Uncharted” was indeed a journey into unknown waters — pardon the obvious pun — as Claire fought to survive on a tropical island, bare of people, to get back to Jamie. I won’t regret being glued to the screen for the entire episode, as Outlander excels in using every second of screen time to its advantage. But before I get ahead of myself, let’s dive in to the top five moments of Outlander‘s “Uncharted” shall we?

  • Claire & Jamie’s beach reunion: If there’s one aspect in which Outlander will never fail, it’s writing heartwarming and squeal-inducing reunions for Jamie and Claire. Running on the beach into each other’s arms felt like a perfectly written scene out of fanfic, only it was in canon. And I was screaming “YES” at my screen when the reunited characters hugged. These two have fought so hard to be together, I wouldn’t expect being stranded on a random island, Claire’s injury, and wine-filled soup to stop Jamie and Claire from enjoying the moment.
  • Marsali & Claire bonding over pre wedding jitters: It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good lady-to-lady conversation scene, and I was really touched by how Claire reached out to Marsali over what can understandably be a nerve wracking event. In turn, Marsali’s honesty was refreshing to see since the reigning opinion of women and marriage was more prevalent than it is today, and frankly I think those two deserve happy married time before rushing into parenthood. Anyone who disagrees can walk the damn plank.
  • Claire surviving on sheer determination, intelligence and inner fire to find Jamie: I mean, there aren’t words for how phenomenal the writing was this hour, especially when Claire was focused on surviving from what felt like one minute to the next. Caitriona knocks it out of the park consistently every week; but in “Uncharted” in particular, it was as if I could feel everything Claire was going through until she was thankfully found by the kind priest.
  • Marsali & Fergus’ wedding: In the middle of all the life-threatening drama, crazy escapes, and weird circumstances, it was a wonderful reprieve to have a wedding. Seeing these characters get married in the middle of an island, truly motivated by a deep love, is the kind of happy moment you don’t often see on television these days. There wasn’t any huge fanfare, but it was entirely real. And that’s all you need to celebrate love in any universe.
  • Yu Tien Cho apologizing with a chicken for eating a goat: I know it wasn’t a long scene, but his respectful apology over killing Father Fogden’s beloved goat was hard to watch without giggling like a five-year-old. I know, I know: I’m slightly ridiculous. But how serious Yu Tien Cho presented his apology was incredibly respectful and made me love his character that much more so the good Father could marry Marsali and Fergus ASAP.

How about you Outlander fans? What were your favorite moments from “Uncharted?”

Outlander airs on Sundays at 8/7c on Starz.

Outlander: Top Five Moments Of 3×10 “Heaven and Earth”

Thrilling is a word I think I can use nearly every week for Outlander, and yet, somehow it doesn’t even come close to what I felt watching “Heaven and Earth.”

Jamie and Claire have been through their own hells and back to each other against all odds. Captains on two ships really should know better than to try and separate them now.

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