Episode Title: Die All, Die Merrily
Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
Episode Number: 4×10
Octavia fights in the final battle for her people’s survival, but not everyone is willing to play fair.
So many deaths, so many betrayals. That should have been title for this episode. Bye, Roan. You will be missed. I liked that he did listen to Clarke and allied himself with Octavia to defeat Luna because he wants humanity to survive. Bye, Luna. You will be missed. Although your attitude at the end will definitely not be missed. Bye, Ilian. You won’t be missed, but thank you for helping Octavia.
I wasn’t too keen on Octavia hiding from the rest of the warriors, but it was the smartest thing to do since she had very little chance to fight against those warriors. She survived due to her cunning and outsmarting the very best of them: Luna. Loved her telling everyone that her win doesn’t mean death to all the clans, but that it means that everyone survives.
Of course, that plan went up in flames when Clarke betrayed the rest of the clans (along with Kane and Octavia) and claimed the bunker for Skaikru. Octavia is going to be seething at this point and these two’s already volatile relationship will be even more damaged after this. Clarke doing this means that she never believed that Octavia would have won the conclave so she took matters into her own hands. I think her conversation with Roan scared her and that’s when she decided to claim the bunker so she can save her people. I get why Clarke did this, but it doesn’t mean I like it.
The Indra/Octavia scenes were so good. I don’t care about any of the other relationships on this show aside from this relationship. It has been so well-crafted and it warms my heart that Octavia is Indra’s surrogate daughter and Indra is Octavia’s surrogate mother. I may or may not have teared up when Indra told her “You are my people” and “Lincoln would have been so proud of you.” I’m not crying, you’re crying!
Fucking Echo, man. I kinda wish Roan would have killed her. I’m kinda over this character always scheming and betraying and just causing havoc and trouble no matter what.
The violence was pretty high in this one and I can’t believe they actually showed a few of the really violent blows especially that one head blow Roan made to his first kill. That was stomach-churning. Kudos to Marie for kicking ass in this episode. Kudos to the rest of the cast and crew. This must have been quite a challenge to shoot this episode.