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You’re right. Your friend Monty gave you a second chance. But, now what? Salvation comes from faith and good works. What you do, not what you say. You haven’t done anything yet.
— Miles Shaw to Clarke Griffin [src]

Miles Ezekiel Shaw[1] was a recurring character in the fifth and sixth seasons. He was portrayed by Jordan Bolger and debuted in "Eden."

Shaw was the original pilot for the Gagarin and an Eligius IV crew member who helped Charmaine Diyoza take over the ship. He was aboard the Gagarin when it landed on Earth in the Season 4 finale. Throughout Season Five, his loyalties change and he betrays the prisoners to help Spacekru and Wonkru.

He set out with the first team to explore the new habitable world, Alpha, but was killed by Sanctum's radiation shield.

Early Life

Shaw grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, US, a city two hours outside of Detroit, Michigan. He used to drive a Harley motorcycle. He also used to serve in a church as an altar boy.

In "Acceptable Losses" Shaw reveals that when he was a kid, after the "Battle of San Francisco," he watched the television, showing the evacuation of thousands of refugees being packed into aircraft carriers, and seeing soldiers pushing helicopters overboard to make more room. One of the soldiers giving the orders was Charmaine Diyoza.

He once met Becca Franco, on the bridge of Eligius IV at its launch.

On April 4, 2047, he was an employee on board the Eligius IV. During the mining operation, when he and his crew reported that the prisoners were getting sick, the Eligius Corporation had a different option; they decide to start "Order 11," which would abandon the prisoners on an asteroid and bring home the Hythylodium. His captain agreed, but Shaw did not, which led to the shock collars being deactivated, causing a mutiny on the ship. He agreed to help Charmaine Diyoza take over the ship, if she spared his life.


Throughout the Series

In Eden, he lands on Earth onboard the Gagarin and exits the ship with Charmaine Diyoza. He questions her after she kills a prisoner that Clarke captured.

In Sleeping Giants, he is working with Paxton McCreary to capture Clarke and Madi. He is sympathetic towards Clarke which leads to a disagreement between him and McCreary who wants to kill Clarke right away. After bringing Clarke to Diyoza for interrogation, Shaw continues to show that he doesn't want Clarke to get hurt.

In Pandora's Box, Shaw notices that someone has hacked into the Eligius IV computer system. He tries to hack back but Raven proves to be a challenge. Later, Diyoza orders Shaw to launch missiles and attack the bunker to kill Octavia and her people. But Shaw refuses to launch the missiles, telling Diyoza that the hacker, Raven has blocked the missile launch codes.

In Shifting Sands, Shaw can't bear to watch as Raven is tortured by McCreary to unlock the missile launch codes. When he can't take it anymore, he asks everyone to leave the room so that he can talk to Raven alone. He confesses to Raven that he is the one who disabled the missiles and blamed it on her to buy time to save Raven's friends on the ground. This makes Raven realize that she can trust him. She comes up with a plan for Shaw to help Murphy escape to warn Octavia's people about the missile attack.

In Acceptable Losses, Echo joins Raven in the valley as a defector. She tells Raven about her plan with Octavia and Monty to take control of the prisoners' satellite by inserting Monty's flash drive into the system. Raven tells Echo about Shaw and the fact that he's on their side. After she confronts Shaw about standing up to Diyoza, Shaw defends Diyoza by explaining his back story and how Diyoza once spared his life. Echo is willing to do anything to get access to the ship. So, she goes against Raven's wish and tells Diyoza that Shaw was the one who disabled the missile system but blamed it on Raven. She urges Diyoza to take them to the ship's command center so that Raven can prove that Shaw did it. While Raven is digging through the code, Echo inserts the flash drive into the computer system. It runs Monty's software and disables the satellite. Raven then shows Diyoza system log proving that Shaw disabled the missiles. Shaw is beaten up for betraying Diyoza. They spare his life because they need him as a pilot. However, they put a shocker collar on his neck.

In How We Get to Peace, Echo suggests killing Shaw so that Raven would be put in charge of the ship, Raven refuses. When Vinson arrives to take Raven to see Abby, she asks Shaw why is he wearing a collar. Shaw warns her that Vinson is a serial killer. Raven then goes with Vinson. Later, Raven reveals to Shaw that her alcoholic mother died after drinking too much.

In Sic Semper Tyrannis, Raven comes up with an escape plan and wants Shaw to escape with them. Shaw refuses at first, but Raven insists that it is not an option. After Murphy causes infighting between Diyoza and McCreary's people, Raven and Emori manage to disable their collars as well as Shaw's collar. They escape with him.

In The Dark Year, Shaw is hiding in the caves with the Spacekru, Diyoza and Kane when they discover that Clarke has betrayed Wonkru to McCreary. As Spacekru sneaks out to look for ways for Wonkru to come in safely, Shaw wants to come along but Raven prevents him. She tells him that if he's caught by McCreary, he might be tortured until he agrees to launch the missiles on Wonkru. But when Spacekru is ambushed by McCreary's henchmen, Shaw comes in and gives himself up. Just when McCreary's men let down their guard, Shaw quickly knocks them down. Echo is impressed by Shaw's combat skills but Raven is disappointed. She later tells Shaw that she was mad because he risked his life and made her worry about him. On realizing how much they care for each other, Shaw and Raven kiss passionately.

In Damocles (Part 1), Shaw helps Spacekru to distract McCreary's guards from the gorge so that Wonkru can march into the valley. Unfortunately, Diyoza and Kane betray them to McCreary, causing a lot of Wonkru soldiers to be killed. When Wonkru is left with no one to lead them back to fight, Echo enlists Shaw and Raven to go get Madi from the church. However, they're caught by McCreary who orders his men to capture Shaw and Raven. He intends to torture Raven until Shaw launches the missiles to destroy the remaining Wonkru. Left alone with Raven, Shaw begs her to turn on his collar and electrocute him to death so that he won't have to bomb Wonkru. He admits that he would break if he saw Raven being tortured. Raven refuses to kill him, hoping for an alternative way out.

In Damocles (Part 2), Shaw is brutally tortured by McCreary and his men in an attempt to get him or Raven to fly the Gagarin so they can fire missiles and destroy what's left of Wonkru. When McCreary threatens to sever Shaw's legs, Raven finally agrees to do it. Right before they lift off, Clarke enters the bridge with Diyoza and stops them. Knowing he lost, McCreary starts entering launch codes into the computer, both Shaw and Diyoza desperately try to talk him out of it but fail. Shaw explains to Clarke and Raven that the initial plan was to weaponize the hythylodium as a bomb of sorts, using it as leverage for when they got back to the ground. It's McCreary's last card to play, stating that if he can't have the Valley, no one can. He reasons that with only minutes left, they have no choice but to take off, since staying would mean certain death. Together, he, Raven and Clarke manage to overpower McCreary and his men, with Shaw shooting few of his men in the process, as Clarke kills McCreary. They quickly ready the ship for takeoff and when everyone is finally on board, Raven and Shaw lift off with only seconds to spare and successfully pilot the ship back to Eligius IV in the Earth's orbit.

On the bridge, they gather to discuss what to do next, estimating it will take at least 10 years for Shallow Valley to recover and they only have enough food to sustain them for a few weeks at most. Shaw suggests putting everyone in cryosleep until they can go back to Earth. Everyone agrees that this is their best option and after Madi makes the final call, Shaw and almost everyone else steps into the cryo-pods, expecting to wake up after 10 years.

When Clarke and Bellamy are awakened by Jordan Green, Shaw is still in cryostasis, unaware that 125 years have passed instead of 10.

In Sanctum, Shaw is one of the select few woken up from cryostasis to listen to Monty's message about the new habitable world he found. He comforts Raven who is having a hard time dealing with Monty and Harper's deaths as well as Abby's betrayal. After that, they attend a landing strategy meeting in which Shaw is designated as the pilot to fly the first group to the ground, leaving Raven behind. After landing and exploring for a while, Shaw helps Clarke deal with her guilt by advising her to atone through actions.

Right afterwards, the group is attacked by a swarm of mysterious bugs. They run away, looking for shelter and come across an electric tower with radiation barriers used to kill the bugs. When Murphy lurks behind, Shaw tries to save him but accidentally gets within the electric/radiation barriers. He gets burned by the radiation. The rest of the crew tries to save him but it's too late. Before dying, Shaw asks them to tell Raven that she deserves happiness. He dies shortly after.

In Red Sun Rising, when the second team arrive on Alpha, Raven sees Shaw's grave.

In The Blood of Sanctum, after getting past the lockdown on the Eligius IV mess hall, Clarke states that she used Shaw's failsafe code.

Personality

Shaw is a "cocky space explorer," who willingly joined a mining mission to uncover the "secrets of the universe."[2] He is defensive and brave when talking to Paxton or Vinson. He is also shown to have a kind heart.

History

Shaw was born sometime before the Nuclear Apocalypse. Sometime during his life, he became the pilot for the Eligius IV mission.

Physical Appearance

Shaw is a biracial man. He has brown eyes and shaved head, he also has a short mustache.

Relationships

Appearances

Season Five
Episode Appearance Status
EdenAppears
Red QueenAbsent
Sleeping GiantsAppears
Pandora's BoxAppears
Shifting SandsAppears
Exit WoundsAbsent
Acceptable LossesAppears
How We Get to PeaceAppears
Sic Semper TyrannisAppears
The Warriors WillAbsent
The Dark YearAppears
Damocles (Part 1)Appears
Damocles (Part 2)Appears
Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
SanctumAppears
Red Sun RisingMentioned
The Children of GabrielMentioned
The Face Behind the GlassMentioned
The Gospel of JosephineAbsent
Memento MoriAbsent
NevermindAbsent
The Old Man and the AnomalyAbsent
What You Take With YouAbsent
MatryoshkaAbsent
Ashes to AshesAbsent
Adjustment ProtocolAbsent
The Blood of SanctumAbsent

Quotes

Season Five
Miles Shaw to Clarke Griffin: "Come on. What harm can come from telling me your name? Well, believe it or not, this is the best conversation I've had in over a hundred years. I was an altar boy in a church just like this. Saginaw, about two hours outside Detroit. On my Harley, I'd make it in one. God, I miss that bike... More than I miss most of the people."
-- Sleeping Giants

Raven Reyes: "So what if Diyoza questions your loyalty? How could you be loyal to someone who collars people like animals, tortures them, someone who killed your crew? I saw her file. She murdered hundreds of innocent people, blew up government buildings just because she didn't like their policies. Shaw, you're good. I can see it in your eyes."
Miles Shaw: "When I was a kid after the Battle of San Francisco, I watched the evacuation on TV, thousands of refugees being packed into aircraft carriers. I remember seeing soldiers pushing helicopters overboard just to make more room, and Diyoza was there. She was the one giving the orders. The machines were expendable, but the people weren't, but up in space when we reported that the miners were getting sick, Eligius saw it differently. Order Eleven came down... "Bring home the hythylodium. Leave the prisoners," like they were garbage. Captain Stevens agreed, and I didn't."
Raven Reyes: "You deactivated the shock collars."
Miles Shaw: "So, you see, Diyoza's not as bad as you think, and I'm not as good as you hoped."
-- Acceptable Losses

Killed Victims

  • 1 Eligius prisoner (strangled to death to save Raven, Echo, Emori and Murphy)
  • 1 Eligius prisoner (slam on his head with gun to save Raven, Echo, Emori and Murphy)
  • 2 Eligius prisoners (shot during the final showdown with McCreary)
  • Paxton McCreary (assisted Clarke; shot him so Clarke could stomp his head)

Notes and Trivia

  • His character was announced on August 18, 2017.[3]
  • Shaw was the only non-prisoner survivor of Charmaine Diyoza's coup aboard the Eligius IV in 2047. That made him the only non-prisoner aboard the Eligius IV on its journey to Earth and on Gagarin in "Eden". It also made him chronologically the oldest non-prisoner.
  • His character was originally named "Zeke Shaw" but got renamed for legal reasons.[4]
    • After fans tweets, Jason Rothenberg agreed to have "Ezekiel" (which Zeke is diminutive of) be Shaw's middle name.[1] This makes Shaw the first character on The 100 with a known middle name. However, his middle name has never been used in the series – the first character whose middle name was stated in the series is Jordan Green.
  • Ivana Milicevic revealed in an interview that Shaw was a Navy Seal, just like Diyoza. It was never confirmed on the show, but Diyoza refers to Shaw as Lieutenant. [5]
  • Miles Shaw was the pilot for the Eligius IV mission.

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See Also

The 100 Characters
Main Characters
Abigail GriffinBellamy BlakeCallie CartwigClarke GriffinEchoFinn CollinsGabriel SantiagoHope DiyozaJasper JordanJohn MurphyJordan GreenLincolnMarcus KaneMonty GreenOctavia BlakeRaven ReyesRoanThelonious JahaWells Jaha
Recurring Characters
AdenA.L.I.E.AnyaBecca FrancoBlythe Ann WorkmanBreeBrellBryanByrneCage WallaceCarl EmersonCassiusCharles PikeCharmaine DiyozaCillianCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyEmoriEric JacksonEthan HardyFoxGeoff HardyHannah GreenHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairJadeJae WorkmanJosephine LightbourneJake GriffinJohn MbegeJonesKara CooperKaylee LeeKyle WickLexaLorelei TsingLunaMadi GriffinMaya VieMichael VinsonMiles ShawMiranda MasonNathan MillerNelsonNiaNiylahNykoOntariPaxton McCrearyPriya DesaiRileyRoseRussell LightbourneRyker DesaiSeikuShawn GillmerSheidhedaShumwaySierraSimone LightbourneSterlingTitusTristanVera KaneVincent VieZoe Monroe
Minor Characters
AdriaAnkaraArtigasAtomAurora BlakeAtohlCarisCaspianCharlotteChaseChrisCillianCole McAdamsConnorCostiaCraigCuyler RidleyDaniel LeeDaxDelanoDelilah WorkmanDerekDerrickDiggsDrewFioGideonGina MartinGlen DicksonGuaraGustusJuelKeenan MykulakLaylaLeeLieutenant GracoMacallanMark and Peter ColtonMelMiss LucyMylesNygelOsiasOtanPascalPennPeri GordonQuintRedReese LemkinRichardsRivoRoma BraggRyderScottSemetSgt. LovejoyShaySiennaStevensTor LemkinToshTrinaTrisTybeWhitmanWillaZoran

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