The 100 Season 6 Episode 10 Overview: Matryoshka


Whenever you give sufficient there comes a time whenever you lastly get to obtain. 

Throughout The 100 Season 6 Episode 10, Bellamy channeled fairytale vibes to carry Clarke again to life. In the meantime, Simone’s demise made Russell take a flip for the worst, with the individuals in Sanctum now in danger. 

And Octavia reunites with Bellamy however it does not play out like she thought it will. She does get a front-row seat to the present of the century although.

“Matryoshka,” written by returning author Drew Lindo and directed by Amanda Tapping delivered an iconic sequence of occasions that got here collectively to carry the very best scene of the collection.

The bigger commentary of what drove varied characters performed out magnificently, with feelings pushing a series of occasions from each course.

This was an episode that knocked it out of the ballpark not based mostly on how a lot surprising twists and turns it gave, however due to the natural approach that it pushed the story ahead even when that meant maintaining sure issues nonetheless.

This episode demonstrated what occurs whenever you spend money on following via, with Bellamy’s willpower to avoid wasting Clarke reaching a head when she comes again to him. That ending put the entire complete lead-up to it in a distinct perspective, confirming simply how beloved it will turn out to be for followers.

One of these storytelling depends on a collection price of growth, well-paced motion, and chemistry that many duos can solely dream of. With a mixture like that, it’s virtually unstoppable to not go away a long-lasting mark on everybody who watches it.

It has by no means been extra clear how a lot Bellamy and Clarke’s relationship influences not solely particular person episodes, however the collection as an entire. It got here full circle when the connection itself needed to be revived on behalf of the lead, a degree that was crossed as initially because it was remarkably. 

There’s something really profitable in having the ability to wrap up an enormous arc, whereas on the similar time beginning an entire new starting for a personality and for a relationship.

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The Bellarke Sh!t Nook

Welcome to my Bellarke thoughts house crib.

There isn’t any pretending and there’s no speaking round it. That complete scene was a loud signal that Bellamy and Clarke do not know tips on how to be platonic, there’s nothing however romance with that form of conduct.

Much more, although the story and the present do not know tips on how to arrange these two in a approach that is not all in regards to the love that they share for each other.

This complete season of the present really grew to become Bellamy visually making a love letter for Clarke. His emotions have by no means been extra apparent, his coronary heart has by no means been extra uncovered.

Bellamy: Clarke, I would like you.
Octavia: Bellamy, she’s gone.
Bellamy: No, she’s not! Get up, Clarke! Come on! I’m not letting you go. You’re a fighter. Now rise up and combat!

Talking of his coronary heart. you may have Jordan begin out by telling Bellamy that he misses the model of him that lead along with his coronary heart. But the one approach Bellamy returns to that heart-driven model of himself is thru the visceral lack of Clarke in entrance of his personal eyes.

She was proper there in entrance of him promising that he was price a lot extra to her than he ever knew. It wasn’t about nobody coming earlier than Madi, it was about ensuring Bellamy knew that his place was proper there together with her. He was household.

Then Clarke one way or the other simply dies. From that Bellamy’s coronary heart breaks in entrance of our eyes, he’s continually crying or on the verge of beginning, all of which builds as much as him simply raging.

Bellamy does not know the way to not mourn, his coronary heart bleeding for us to see.

From that second on, there is no such thing as a query left about the place Bellamy’s coronary heart might have gone. Clarke Griffin grew to become the manifestation of his coronary heart, with him accessing it when it got here to her.

Discovering out that she was alive solely drove that time deeper. Bellamy’s drive has turn out to be rooted in carry again Clarke, not letting anybody else deal with the job and never stopping till he is aware of she is the one trying again at him.

For a present that made Clarke (and us) query how Bellamy considered her throughout The 100 Season 5, that slowly morphed into the one factor we really knew.

This time round with no shadow of a doubt, Bellamy Blake beloved Clarke Griffin.

However no good story is left with out that climax of a second, the place Bellamy not solely came upon that Clarke was gone after which came upon she was alive after which vowed that he would not let her die. This then grew to become Bellamy actually being the one to carry Clarke again to life.

That is the stuff of literal fairytales and but there he was, taking their factor and turning it into her liferaft.

The pinnacle and the guts by no means felt so actual.

Bellamy Blake accessed his coronary heart this season in a approach he did not get an opportunity to all final season. His coronary heart was what began Clarke’s coronary heart once more, permitting her head to get the message that she has to reside.

It was an extended journey from Bellamy below the pink solar affect telling Clarke he does not want her anymore to now pleading for her to come back again.

As a result of if this season and this episode have solidified something it’s that Bellamy cannot reside with out Clarke.

He put his complete soul on the road in entrance of us, refusing to lose Clarke after he “misplaced” her twice earlier than. It was out of his management each of these occasions, and this time round he refused to go away it in anybody’s fingers however his.

These actual fingers refused to cease giving Clarke CPR and that led to that storybook “kiss”.

Now clearly that wasn’t Bellamy and Clarke’s first official kiss, however who else was shocked that them even touching lips was signed off on? Did somebody slip that previous each division  and the community?

Was that some fever dream all of us skilled collectively? Or was Bellamy a lovesick idiot who refused to let Clarke die and his emotionally pushed actions additional offered how a lot she means to him?

We’re at a degree the place Clarke embodies Bellamy’s complete coronary heart within the narrative, with him stopping at nothing to carry her again in a approach we’ve not seen him prolong that courtesy to anybody else. 

And all of it bleeds into what Josephine taunted him inside that cave. Their exhausting historical past is crammed with years and years of tangible weight.

Bellamy promising Clarke that he will not let her die takes on an entire new which means when that foreshadows him refusing to let that occur. Clarke gaining management of Josephine and telling Bellamy she will not go away him, that turns into one thing completely different when she comes again to life to meet that promise to him.

Bellamy having hope for Clarke even when she wasn’t respiration? An indication of a love that transcended precise life and demise.

Even demise cannot maintain Bellamy and Clarke aside.

All of that is simply the push that turns into Clarke formally having access to her physique and to life once more.

And that second that Clarke shares with Bellamy? There isn’t any doubt pause earlier than a hug felt like a pure transition right into a kiss and perhaps that was the purpose.

Witnessing the best way Bellamy refuses to let Clarke go and the necessity that he has for her coupled together with her incapacity to go away him and the happiness she showcases when she sees that he’s there? There aren’t any undertones anymore.

There isn’t any query of whether or not one thing is or is not romantic, there is no such thing as a technique to work across the place that these two are in.

It felt pure to count on a kiss as a result of that is the place these two at the moment are. There isn’t any erasing a season of Bellamy and Clarke circling this manner round each other, and there’s no denying that nothing in that room was something in need of romantic.

However then if you’ll want to get hit over the pinnacle with it, past the already totally fashioned parallels of this season, Gabriel and Josephine are positioned proper towards Bellamy and Clarke.

Gabriel and Josephine’s love story is over, it ended simply as tragically because it was explored. Gabriel was unable to avoid wasting the girl that he beloved whereas Bellamy stopped at nothing to ensure he did.

Gabriel voiced to Josephine that this wasn’t their time anymore, proper as Bellamy and Clarke are thrown onto the sting of a romantic cliff.

It is not about studying between the strains anymore, it’s about studying the precise strains which might be being structured.

Bellamy might have accomplished his journey to avoid wasting Clarke, however together with her being born once more so was their relationship.

Clarke coming into the sunshine and seeing Bellamy forces us to see these two in one other mild.

As a result of we at the moment are at a spot the place there is no such thing as a house to query and there’s no query about what we simply witnessed. 

Bellamy and Clarke aren’t platonic they usually aren’t simply pals. They’re soulmates related via a brand new starting, one which hopefully provides them each the readability that they want.

Bellamy cannot be within the place that he’s in now, doing something to carry again Clarke and even placing her above Echo. Above Octavia.

Clarke can also’t deny the best way through which she let herself surrender as a result of it felt like Bellamy had, just for her to have the ability to come again from his endless journey for her.

There’s nothing these two would not do for each other, and it’s about time they are saying that to one another.

That is actually the one pure place to go from there, they should discuss they usually must be trustworthy. Nothing is identical between them anymore and nothing is identical for the viewers both.

The core of the present has all the time been Bellamy and Clarke, however their continued efforts to push these boundaries exhibits what they imply to one another goes past fundamental definitions. 

The love that these two have for one another although is undisputed and needs to be vocalized.

For now although, be at liberty to simply accept this as me providing you with permission to rewatch that scene over and again and again.

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The Sanctum Witch Trials

There was a time the place Bellamy setting Sanctum on fireplace was all anybody needed within the title of Clarke Griffin. However taking a step again let him go about it extra logically, promising an precise end result as an alternative of letting his rage drive his selections.

Russell did no such factor, appearing on speedy impulse and leaving demise in his wake.

For somebody who so viciously tried to select aside Clarke’s selections, Russell fell into the plain lure of being a a lot darker menace to his personal individuals.

It is not like Simone is lifeless without end, her thoughts drive is kicking and functioning superb. 

Russell wanted to trigger havoc for the sake of revenge and it threatens the very civilization that he was making an attempt to guard. That’s often what occurs whenever you see your self as somebody who appears down at their individuals, you lose sight of what you might be striving in the direction of in a egocentric try to prioritize your self.

His actions might have been powered by his love for Josephine, and but it seems like all love paths that result in her are nothing however harmful.

Loving Josephine turns into poisonous and harmful selections that harm the higher inhabitants round them. In a approach, Russell and Gabriel and even Josephine get to be taught that firsthand. In an try to put her first, they put their very own lives in danger and destroy the peace round them.

And similar to that Sanctum’s weak point begins to permit for it to cave into itself. Not is that this space a supply of happiness and promise, with the lies that saved it heat out of the blue rising into an enormous fireplace that’s threatening to burn everybody in sight. 

This might be a terrific introduction for the group there to realize the upper-hand.

For now, although it’s all about construction, with all of the misplaced and scattered storylines coming collectively in a single place.

There have been loads of storylines that have been open with out a lot of an evidence of the place that may go. Madi was a big portion of that, offering the right facets of destruction and now problem-solving. 

This Darkish Commander storyline is a hazard to everybody else and it has extra energy than Russell has proper now. It is not clear how it will really unfold but, as a result of Raven has a plan on tips on how to rewire all of the Commanders again into the Flame which can assist destroy the evil level that’s draining Madi.

However the actual drawback appears to be the Flame itself, take away it and there aren’t any future issues to should take care of.

There’s all the time the matter of Russell and Sanctum posing the actual menace. They’re solely alive so long as they’re able to making Nightblood and saving Simone from having to attend too lengthy to return.

That group is not about to assist Russell, however additionally they cannot deal with taking him down proper now both. 

There isn’t any higher time for Gabriel to make his journey again to Sanctum, for the others and himself.

Talking of others, it may be a race for survival however what comes subsequent?

Murphy’s want for everlasting life price him the individuals who had religion in him earlier than that is not as simple to win again. Emori is in an analogous dilemma, battling the great she has performed with the unhealthy she was ready to do.

Abby is making an attempt to purpose the alternatives she made that pressured Kane’s hand and that’s now of no use to her daughter. The very best factor Abby can present for herself is the flexibility to know the place she went incorrect, as an alternative of aiming that power at others.

Murphy might have accepted a take care of Josephine, however Abby was concerned with that group simply as a lot. And her blindness to the shifting hazard round her price Abby two individuals for now.

Raven might not have performed something that may rely as a private demon to face, however self-reflection is a necessity when a lot of how she views herself now could be above these round her. 

She will be able to’t enable her private objections to have an effect on the best way she works together with her individuals.

However for any progress to work for these in Sanctum, the individuals on the outer edges of Alpha must return again. And it’s by no means a correct get together for those who do not carry company. 

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Clarke and Josephine’s BFF Subject Journey

In one other life perhaps these two would have been pals.

This life although cannot supply Clarke and Josephine that possibility, with it changing into the survival of the fittest till the final doable second.

For Josephine’s swan tune it was acceptable to not simply have her exit a hero. She might not have been the villain of this season, however Josephine was nonetheless very a lot a menace to Clarke.

Whereas Josephine sacrificing her recollections for the higher good of her personal future was a plan price exploring, in a approach you need to surprise what sort of life that might have turn out to be. 

We will let the unhealthy issues that occurred to us outline who we’re. Or we will outline who we’re.


Similar to the query of residing and the Prime of all of it, Kane’s alternative to not keep the best way he was circles again once more. He knew he wasn’t residing his life any longer. 

Josephine taking a step again might have tricked us into considering she was proudly owning as much as letting go, however in truth, she was reconsidering what her life actually was.

By eradicating all her recollections, Josephine would lose what made her the individual that she is. It did not seem as if she had any restrict to immortality, it was all about ensuring she would survive without end.

However Clarke unknowingly discovered that stress level that proved how a lot Josephine really needed to lose, like a literal Russian nesting doll who’s being uncovered separately.

Solely she could not be put again, her lives could not simply be wrapped up one inside the opposite anymore as a result of her recollections of these lives have been being stripped.

And so continued the query of residing, masking one other model of it with Josephine. She could not think about residing a life that did not enable her to recollect moments like that dance with Gabriel and even the alternatives that obtained her to the purpose the place she was proper now.

Her life was her recollections, so with out them, it was virtually a life not price combating for.

So the restrict did turn out to be preserving what she may and taking management again to make it occur.

However in a parallel twist of occasions, as she clung to recollections similar to those she shared with Gabriel, she forgot about one massive issue. 

Bellamy Blake.

Gabriel: We won’t do that without end.
Josephine: Why not? That is how lengthy I’ll love you for.

In a approach eager to see Gabriel and Bellamy cross paths was to witness them combating for their very own lady in that one physique.

As an alternative, although, there was a lesson to be realized and baton to be handed down.

Josephine might have fought for these recollections so she may proceed residing, even when a few of them weren’t there, however she did not have a associate who needed to reside that out together with her anymore. The best way that Josephine may rely on Gabriel took a flip when her phrases about him eager to kill her circled again round within the worst approach.

In the meantime, Clarke had somebody combating to maintain her alive this complete time and that intersected completely in that room.

It got here right down to a distinct combat mixture, not about Josephine vs. Clarke or Gabriel vs. Bellamy. It was in regards to the love that Josephine and Clarke had on the market, with Gabriel and Josephine’s story coming to a detailed so Bellamy and Clarke’s may reawaken on this resurrected mild.

And mockingly Josephine needed to combat for herself as an alternative of relying on another person. This complete time she had Russell or Simone or Jade looking for her, it doesn’t matter what occurred she knew she had elements on the market that would not enable her to die out.

However then right here you may have her with the love of all her lives and he could not be farther from her nook. He beloved her and that meant killing the monster he created in that lab all these years in the past.

A love like theirs was poisonous as a result of it was constructed round demise earlier than it even had time to actually reside. Bellamy and Clarke’s love was a pure manifestation of progress and potential, so it solely obtained to develop from right here.

Finally that’s what allowed Josephine to be destroyed. As a lot as she might have fought, Bellamy on the surface fought more durable.

She was proper in that cave when she identified that Russell ought to have identified simply by seeing Bellamy that this may by no means finish effectively. Sealing her personal religion, Josephine ought to have identified to not guess towards Bellamy coming to complete the job he began.

His love for Clarke grew to become an ally to Gabriel’s love for Josephine.

So Gabriel repeating demise is life allowed Josephine’s demise to turn out to be Clarke’s life.

All of the questions have not been answered but however Clarke is formally in management and all the pieces is true with this new world once more. This was a brutal journey, placing Clarke in danger in a approach she by no means was earlier than.

However she got here out the opposite finish, with little question about the truth that she deserves to reside and has a proper to take up the house she might not have allowed herself to earlier than.

That is Clarke’s rebirth, placing into perspective what she returned for and who’s ready on the opposite facet. 

It may not be true for everyone, however the Clarke Griffin loss was felt laborious. There’s something slightly misplaced about following The 100 when Clarke is not there to guide us within the subsequent course.

Welcome again, Clarke Griffin. Please by no means go away us (or Bellamy Blake) behind, I do not suppose we may take it. 

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The True Bellamy Spy and Gabriel Educating By Instance 

All this discuss of spy expertise and the king of disguise was proper in entrance of us the entire time.

Bellamy Blake could not resist throwing on one other outfit to avoid wasting the day just like the hero he continues to all the time be.

And that led to the very best introduction of all time, Bellamy and Gabriel assembly head to head in order that my soul may combust.

These two might not have had the time to construct a bromance, however it allowed two guys from completely different walks of life to fulfill due to an enormous similarity.

From the second we met Gabriel this season, all of who he was related again to his emotions for Josephine. She was his driving pressure, very like Kane grew to become Abby’s this season.

However an individual discovering themselves pushed by ensuring their associate survives is not all the time wholesome like each Abby and Gabriel realized via the method of elimination.

These are two characters who ended up constructing their very own monsters, with Gabriel dooming Josephine (and himself) to a God-like life and Abby making an attempt to cheat demise by bringing again Kane by robbing another person of their life. 

In true The 100 type although this did not turn out to be the tip, with Gabriel following the trail of many earlier than him when it got here to creating up for previous errors.

It’s virtually underrated the best way that Gabriel clearly realized from his preliminary mistake, not changing into power-driven by wanting any new our bodies exterior of his unique after which selecting to kill Josephine for the great of everybody round her.

Experiencing his battle to say goodbye meant realizing it wasn’t a battle in any respect. Gabriel did not waver in his resolution to finish what he began with the love of his lives, and proper there he killed the cycle of destruction.

Doing higher does not look like doable as of late, with others proving that humanity may not all the time be prepared to alter.

And but there are these folks that show that incorrect. Errors might be made however so can amends.

Gabriel grew to become the residing proof that redemption might be achieved if the work is completed and the intentions are pure. He is aware of he tousled and from then on he has solely tried to return to a spot the place he wasn’t the one who brought on all of this.

And similar to any story rooted in enchancment. Gabriel could not not face his muse for all this one final time.

His power and the intelligence that went into reducing Josephine off, regardless of how a lot he beloved her, was the signal of an improved human. 

She was proper to rely on you.


It does turn out to be bittersweet, with Gabriel’s finish little question approaching quickly after Josephine. He is among the few characters on this present whose intentions do not must be questioned.

He will not activate his personal selections, and so he cannot reside the kind of life that he’s so towards.

However there needs to be a silver lining or at the least a inexperienced one on the finish of the Verge.

For now, although, Gabriel is headed again to Sanctum with Bellamy and Clarke and Octavia, nobody there’s prepared for this epic foursome mixture. 

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Stray Ideas

  • Madi goes via some Commander rising pains. Typical teenage issues aren’t any match for a wierd man and his bitter cult sweet. On the one hand, Lola Flanery is killing it, as a result of right here you may have a Madi which you can’t fairly know tips on how to love and root for. 

    This is not the model of her that we now have come to like and it’s scary to not know what is basically occurring together with her. So it makes you want for the Madi we all know and love, the one who did not seem as a harmful bedtime story however a hero in her personal proper.

  • So is Diyoza simply gone without end? Why is nobody asking and even worrying about her? Octavia frolicked rising near her and now it’s like that point in there wiped her thoughts of her existence. 

    Possibly if Russell burns down Sanctum, all the gang can simply go transfer into the Anomaly with Diyoza.

  • What was the purpose of Echo? Realistically her story goes on from right here, however logistically she and the viewers each thought her position could be a lot greater. 

  • Enable me to make an inventory of all of the scenes, potential recollections even, that I’d be prepared to lose in order that I may have seen what Jordan is as much as. He was injured and we are supposed to simply imagine that he’s being healed? 

    Nobody is in precisely a terrific temper over there proper now so Jordan is not as protected as he could be if he had extra screentime.

  • There actually is not any higher time for the Flame to be destroyed than proper this very second. Possibly Abby will not simply discuss the discuss and can really take away it herself. 
  • The necessity for a Sara Thomspon led spinoff that enables Josephine’s lives to be explored is required now greater than ever.
  • Ryker might have a secret however he can not maintain it. He took a threat revealing to the households of the host our bodies that their family members have been actually gone, one which did not repay when he then turned on Echo. 

    There isn’t any simple alternative and but Ryker has one way or the other ended up in a mud street and his bike in all probability will not simply roll him out of it.

  • Russell is a peak drama queen proper about now. He simply could not have one organized lunch in peace and he let that spoil his temper. On high of that, what was that Starvation Video games like confessional that he orchestrated?

    Nobody wanted to listen to him communicate into that microphone as if he was placing on a present. He’s simply a part of the issue with an strategy like that.

  • Indra needed to have stayed behind on the ship with the military and Niylah, however the query is that if she even is aware of what occurred to her daughter. She will be able to’t enable herself to fall down the Abby Griffin gap of unawareness.

    However then once more, Gaia could not have banished herself too far if she was nonetheless round when Echo wanted her to nod together with the second plan.

  • The promo for the next episode exhibits Bellamy posing in Gabriel’s coat and that’s all anybody needs to be speaking about after they want a break from Bellarke flailing.
  • Octavia was rightfully excited to see her brother once more, however she has to keep in mind that the best way to redemption contains accounting for errors and never simply scrubbing them from her reminiscence. Work nonetheless must be put in for progress to be made alongside the best way.

    For now, although that awkward pat of a reunion hug should turn out to be the following present meme.

  • Talking of Octavia, she gave Bellamy and Clarke the look. Possibly she was considering again to the time she stopped at nothing to avoid wasting Lincoln, or perhaps the feelings obtained to her like they obtained to everybody else. She does not even know the half of it with these two. 
  • Abby simply cannot not slap individuals at this level. She goes via it however that may’t be the reply. Communication is all the time the wholesome strategy they usually had nothing however time in that chamber room.
  • Somebody who actually cannot catch a break although is Jade. She is following orders and but she will be able to by no means appear to ship on it totally. Everyone seems to be all the time getting in the best way, however Bellamy sneaking into her guard squad takes the cake. It is not surprising for Bellamy however Jade may wish to search for one other job as an alternative.
  • Subsequent week’s episode brings with it a directorial debut by the hands of the effectively beloved Bob Morley. There isn’t any approach he will not ship an episode that may go away everybody in awe, and but the excitment is nearly an excessive amount of to deal with. There’s additionally one thing humorous about Bob having to direct an episode that feels like it will likely be very excessive in Bellamy content material. 
  • So Bellarke actually did all that, did not they? We get it already, you might be in love and also you need us all to find out about it.

So are you continue to respiration after that killer ending? How are you coping with that 5 course meal? What number of inches aside do you suppose Bellamy will enable Clarke to stray from him now? One?

How excited are you for extra Gabriel and Bellamy interactions as he presumably heads to Sanctum to reunite with Russell? Do you suppose Russell is allowed to really feel the best way that he does after his lunch was ruined? How dissatisfied have been you in Simone for carrying white?

The place do you see the Sanctum group heading? Is there an opportunity for us to lastly lose that flame? 

How breathless are you ready for Bob Morley’s massive directing debut?

What did you’re keen on most in regards to the episode? What did you want least in regards to the episode? 

Tell us what you suppose beneath!

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