The 100: Season 5 (2018)


Season 5
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Five years in, The 100 manages to top itself once again with an audacious, addicting season.



Critic Ratings: 13


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Air date: Apr 24, 2018

In the season premiere, Clarke struggles to survive on a desolate, scorched earth. Meanwhile, her friends in space come across a long-awaited beacon of hope.

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Air date: May 1, 2018

Octavia is forced to take guidance from an unlikely ally when the future of the bunker and all those inside it is jeopardized.

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Air date: May 8, 2018

Bellamy leads the charge investigating a potential way home. Meanwhile, Clarke and Madi deal with the new, uncertain threat to their home.

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Air date: May 15, 2018

The heroes are forced to rely on the help of Shallow Valley's dangerous new inhabitants in order to save some of their own, with surprising results.

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Air date: May 22, 2018

Octavia leads her people towards Shallow Valley against the advice of Clarke and Bellamy. Meanwhile, Kane and Abby adjust to a new set of challenges.

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Air date: Jun 5, 2018

Kane's attempt to prove himself useful tests Wonkru's allegiance to Octavia. Madi faces an unexpected threat inside Wonkru, forcing Clarke to make an unlikely ally.

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Air date: Jun 19, 2018

Clarke and Bellamy make a startling discovery about Wonkru's battle plans as Echo risks her friendship with Raven to complete her mission.

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Air date: Jun 26, 2018

Clarke's determination to protect Madi puts Bellamy in an impossible position.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2018

The growing fractures in Wonkru threaten to explode once and for all. Meanwhile, in Shadow Valley, Murphy starts a fire, unleashing catastrophic results.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2018

Monty strives to show Wonkru an alternative to war, and to the valley itself. Meanwhile, Abby's health continues to deteriorate, along with McCreary's patience.

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More than six years have passed since Praimfaya has ravaged the planet and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark, or in the bunker, a prison ship drops from the sky. Are they friend or foe? And what do they want?

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Critic Reviews for The 100 Season 5

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

"Damocles - Part Two" is one of the best episodes of the season, and the final 10 minutes shift the narrative in really exciting ways.

Apr 25, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

When showrunner Jason Rothenberg said that the fifth season finale of The 100 could have made a "satisfying series finale," he wasn't kidding.

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The 100 is best when it is driven not by the plot, but by the characters we love so dearly.

Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

There needs to be more and it needs to take priority in a way that this season didn't allow any emotions between two characters to be.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: 4.1/5 | Full Review…

In Season 5, The 100 shows renewed focus and a fierce creative spark.

Aug 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A packed The 100 season 5 finale wraps up the battle for earth and sends off two old favorites in a heartbreaking bid for a new future.

Apr 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The sheer audacity of The 100 might be its most entertaining aspect.

Aug 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The 100 has always loved to try and shock its audience and what could be more shocking at this point then our abused and cynical characters to reach to hope?

Aug 8, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

We're just consumed with worry over our dear Kane.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's no wonder why Bellamy isn't thrilled about leaving the safety of her ship.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It is downright bananas how drastically The 100 manages to upend itself year after year.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

If anything, the season 5 premiere proved that time jumps can offer more than just intrigue as to what transpired since the characters were last seen.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The 100: Season 5

  • Oct 05, 2020
    this season have some fails but still so good and i love this one
  • Sep 20, 2020
    I am so disapointing with this season. It's crazy the reviewer gave it a 100. I don't give a damn about those "twist and turns". The characters don't make any sense anymore. They're more and more a boring caricature of themselves. If only they could all die, and let's get on with it, because this season is sooo long. Twist and twist and twist and the story does not develop anything. It just feel like a waste of time.
  • Sep 08, 2020
    It was kinda okay ... until s5 when they did the laziest, dumbest reboot of the whole show. Every character now is played by a different actor, they skip forward into a future where literally no one is interesting and literally I could give a fuck if everyone dies. People want to talk about how the show shows the growth and development of the characters (over 6 years that elapse between seasons with no one ageing at all). But it doesn't. The show literally skips six years into the future and every character has changed who they are. I mean, if the writers don't give a fuck, why should I. At a certain point everyone is too fickle and changeable for anything they say or do to matter. The most interesting parts of the show they completely erase in, yup, a second nuclear disaster (yawn), but now the world is a mad max wasteland. Oh but wait, there are now space miner prisoners ... stupid. Oh and Abbey is a drug addict because why the fuck not? Makes as much sense, and fails just as completely as everything else they did for season 5. The bloodraina nonsense is just so far fetched and poorly thought out that I have decided to not finish season 5 and I have a large order of 'go fuck your lazy, wasting my time asses' on deck for season 6 (which apparently involves jumping ahead in time another 100 years). It doesn't help that the actress can't bring any amount of gravitas or believability to her (admittedly stupidly written) Caesar/Nero persona. Just goes to show how shallow the show is and poorly thought out the writing. They literally have stuck three different shows into one with spit, fast talking, shallow nonsense and a whole lot of reliance on a fan base that doesn't care if the show is actually good or not.
  • Aug 31, 2020
    Mixed feelings. And the death of my emotions. Independientemente de lo que significó para Octavia y para los otros personajes, Blodreina fue superior. Ojalá Eligius nunca hubiera aparecido. Aguante Clarke.
  • Aug 01, 2020
    Though showing signs of the mess that is to come season 5 remains strong character driven drama.
  • Jul 19, 2020
    Every season makes less and less sense, this one is already completely nonsensical. Even a five year old would raise an eyebrow when they watch this; the plot now lacks even traces of believability.
  • May 30, 2020
    Another incredible season that lives up to the expectation set back in the show's second season. Like the previous one, it displays the aftermath of last season's finale where multiple characters got separated. This season displays tremendous character development, which includes characters that was once hated to ones that you love. It also includes a shift in sides as the main characters got split up and became loyal to their new group- there isn't any clear protagonists as they begin to turn on each other all while trying to defeat this seasons big bad.
  • Apr 24, 2020
    The darkest season yet but the show still turns it out.
  • Mar 26, 2020
    This season brings new villains and therefore new dynamics into the mix. Relationships are tested and show how life, time and circumstance can change the way people are. Somehow they've managed to develop the characters even further this season ending on a sad, heart warming yet intriguing cliffhanger leaving you wanting for more.
  • Mar 13, 2020
    This TV Show is amazing, the cast fit perfectly, the scenes are fully of details and it makes us feel animated and full of expectations for the next scenes!

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