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The 100 Exclusive: Will Clarke Make a Deal With Diyoza?

She might not have much of a choice

Sadie Gennis

Having been captured by the Eligius crew, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) is stuck between a rock and a hard place on The 100 - well, to be more specific, she's caught between protecting Madi (Lola Flanery) and playing right into Diyoza's (Ivana Milicevic) hands.

In this exclusive sneak peek of Tuesday's episode, Clarke is doing everything she can under the circumstances to still protect her daughter, including pretending not to speak English in order to gather intel. But Diyoza is no dummy and sees right through Clarke's scam, prompting her to raise the stakes of this stand-off even higher.

"Change of plans, ladies and gentlemen. No more prisoners, shoot to kill," Diyoza orders in this sneak peek of "Sleeping Giants."

With Madi's life on the line, it's likely only a matter of time now before Clarke gives in and strikes a deal with Diyoza. But you know what? Maybe that isn't the worst decision in the world. Although she and the Eligius crew got off to a rough start with Clarke, Diyoza and her people really don't seem that different than the hundred when they first landed on the ground.

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"We had no idea that there was anyone alive down here. How could we have?" Diyoza explains to Clarke. "We were just trying to get back home. Imagine our surprise when we found out there was no home to get back to. And then your people started killing mine. Surely you can understand why I'm upset."

Of course, there is always the possibility that Diyoza is just a master manipulator and still plans on killing Clarke and her people the second she gets the chance. But in a season that's all about what's more important -- survival or life worth living? - we feel like we should at least pretend to maintain a certain level of optimism about human nature. Because without that, it's a slippery slope down to the depths of Octavia's thunderdome bunker.

The 100 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.

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