What an emotional ride The Other Side was!
Congratulations to Director Cusick, his writers Julie and Shawna Benson…. and all the cast and crew who made this episode of The 100 an awesome one!
One that left us crying both with tears of joy and sadness. Watching everyone dealing with the aftermath of the conclave and more importantly, the decisions made in spite of and in response to it, made for very emotional moments that contained suspenseful moments too!
In this post, we’ve collected press reviews/recaps about Ian’s first directorial episode and BTS photos from the set.
We hope you were able to watch it but if you haven’t seen it yet, The Other Side is available for online viewing now at The CW website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-100
Reviews and Recaps
“Written by Shawna and Julie Benson and directed by Henry Ian Cusick The 100 Season 4 Episode 11 “The Other Side” is filled with moving character moments from top to bottom as our characters make crucial choices when faced with the ever nearing apocalypse.”
By Samantha Coley, telltaletv.com
“Life and death both come with pros and cons…”
By Alanna Martinez, Observer.com
“The episode also marked the directing debut of Henry Ian Cusick, who plays Kane. Not only was it a rousing success as far as directing debuts go, but I found it a particular stroke of brilliance to have this very character-heavy episode directed by someone going from acting to directing: Cusick is an actor’s director by virtue of being an actor himself, and was thus able to bring out the emotional truths of the incredibly intense, heart-wrenching scenes in Arkadia and on Science Island.”
By Selina Wilken, hypable.com
“this week’s The 100 sure managed to pack in a ton of impactful, emotional moments – all under the deft direction of The 100 cast member Henry Ian Cusick!”
By Eric Goldman, IGN.com
“This was a genuinely stunning episode, filled with real, visceral moments of characters grappling with their own will to survive.”
By Sarah Caldwell, Refinery29.com
“In short, it was a well orchestrated and very moving episode. The struggle for life has never been stronger……”
By SiverTime, SiverTimes.com
“All of season 4 (and honestly most of The 100) boils down to this; who lives and who dies…..”
By Dalene Rovenstine, EW.com
“The 100 is always at it’s best when it merges an intense pace with heartbreaking decisions….”
By Della Harrington, DenofGeek.com
By Eric Goldman, IGN.com
By Carla Day, BuddyTV.com
By Jolie Lash, AccessHollywood.com
Photos of Director Cusick at work on the set!