|“||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]|
Shaw was 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.
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.
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 captian 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 Sanctum, Shaw is one of the select few woken up from cryostasis to listen to Monty's message about the new planet 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.
Shaw is a "cocky space explorer", who willingly joined a mining mission to uncover the "secrets of the universe". He is defensive and brave when talking to Paxton or Vinson . He is also shown to have a kind heart.
Shaw is a biracial man. He has brown eyes and shaved head, he also has a short mustache.
|How We Get to Peace||Appears|
|Sic Semper Tyrannis||Appears|
|The Warriors Will||Absent|
|The Dark Year||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 1)||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 2)||Appears|
|Red Sun Rising||Mentioned|
|The Children of Gabriel||Mentioned|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Mentioned|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Absent|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Absent|
|What You Take With You||Absent|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Absent|
- 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)
Notes and Trivia
- His character was announced on August 18, 2017.
- 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.
- After fans tweets, Jason Rothenberg agreed to have "Ezekiel" (which Zeke is diminutive of) be Shaw's middle name. 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. 
- Miles Shaw was the pilot for the Eligius IV mission.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 https://twitter.com/JRothenbergTV/status/996726513553752064
- ↑ 'The 100' season 5 casts Jordan Bolger as Eligius member Zeke Shaw, Hypable
- ↑ http://tvline.com/2017/08/18/the-100-spoilers-season-5-cast-jordan-bolger-zeke-shaw/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/JRothenbergTV/status/996605351792291840
- ↑ https://fanfest.com/2018/06/13/the-100-star-ivana-milicevic-discusses-diyozas-intentions-and-an-upcoming-epic-female-fight-