The 100: Season 5 (2018)


Season 5
The 100

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 13


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User Ratings: 849
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Air date: Apr 24, 2018
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Air date: Jun 5, 2018
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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?


Bob Morley
as Bellamy Blake
Eliza Taylor
as Clarke Griffin
Henry Ian Cusick
as Councillor Kane
Isaiah Washington
as Chancellor Jaha
Kelly Hu
as Callie "Cece" Cartwig
Marie Avgeropoulos
as Octavia Blake
Paige Turco
as Councillor Abigail Griffin
Thomas McDonell
as Finn Collins
Lindsey Morgan
as Raven Reyes
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Critic Reviews for The 100 Season 5

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

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…

"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

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…

Audience Reviews for The 100: Season 5

  • Aug 10, 2019
    Amazing season that makes you choose sides depending on what you think is right or the best option
  • Jul 07, 2019
    Best season so far its so intriguing!
  • Jun 29, 2019
    Very good this series, this season was better than the others.
  • Jun 15, 2019
    Actually my favourite season out of all of them! Ecspicpially the complicated relationship between Bellamy and Octavia is intersting and sad
  • Jun 09, 2019
    This season felt like a comeback for many reasons. The show visit's it's roots and we got the fair share of flashbacks as well. The acting is getting better every season, bringing more emotional value to the table. The emotional scenes don't feel forced anymore, and the tension ones come naturally due to the origin of the series. The directing was good except for two of it's biggest factors: cinematography was total junk sometimes with the weird angles where the viewer could not make out what was really happening, and the shaky cam style only got things worse; plus the overly simplistic writing and cheesy one liners is betting from bad to repetitive and generic. Besides this the environment detail grew very well, and this creates immersion and enjoyment. The plot's unfolding in an interesting and intense fashion and creates some interesting twists and turns in the characters motivation and moral limits, which for the general viewers feels realistic and reliable. Overall this is a good series in a good TV series, which had some monotonous previous seasons. Also the message is still solid and there beneath all the good and bad, and shows how far humanity can stray from itself just for surviving. (The visual effects still suck)
  • Jun 08, 2019
    I'm not sure why the critics are praising this season. I felt the start of the season was exceptionally strong. By upending the setting and throwing out all that we knew and were familiar with; Clarke struggling with being the only survivor on Earth, the "Lord of the Flies" setting underground, and then the starving and bored crew that escaped to space. This was TV genius and how to start a new season with a bang. But then the rag-tag group of space prisoners come to Earth and once again a war breaks out over leadership and land. Yawn. It's stuff we have seen over and over in this show and it's really lazy writing, like someone thought "We need some action, let's start a war again". I'm about ready with give up on The 100 if they keep recycling the same story lines. This show is at its strongest when it focuses on its post-apocalyptic sci-fi roots instead of eroding into yet another mindless action-fest.
  • Jun 06, 2019
    Bad CGI, uncatchy and nonbounded stories, stupied character backgrounds. Definetely waste of time
  • May 22, 2019
    Decent show but pretty unrealistic in many different ways.
  • May 21, 2019
    The Emotional scenes between the actors feels forced. Its a fun season so far. The problem ive had is on earth it was resonable to have them finding resorces but on this planet they came in a spaceship. The materials are finite and after 200plus yrs has passed there town has far more than it should. I know the show is fun and not very realistic at all but they could have done a little better in this department. I also felt like having clarke jump in bed with a complete stranger on another planet was not the right call. Just no. She has more respect dor herself. She had barely spoken to the guy twice. I could see her sleeping with cockroach before this guy. That would at least be resonable with there back story. The show is fun. The show has entertained me. But there are so many cringe moments in just one episode. They were trying to build up a sense of hope and we all should have known pretty well that it wasnt happening. The writers should pull back some of the dialouge and the directors should in turn look to there actors to portray some of the emotions and feelings, they say every cheesy line there is. When a look would have done a much better job.
  • Apr 26, 2019
    Excellent season, especially finale

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