Last night, I finally finished The 100 Season 4. Yes, I only watch things via Netflix, so I’m a bit behind.
Season 4 starts right after Clarke (Eliza Taylor) has shut down Alie (Erica Cerra) and The City of Light. Clarke lets Bellamy (Bob Morley) and a few others know what she has learned is coming. However, things get muddled quickly as the Grounder tribes blame Skaikru for bringing Alie into their lives.
Arkadia begins to prepare for the coming radiation wave, but their plan is discovered by Roan (Zach McGowan) and Echo (Tasya Teles) who feel that it is a betrayal of the alliance and march on Arkadia. Clarke is able to convince them not to fight the war, by offering them half of the space in Arkadia, which only has room for 100 people to survive Praimfaya. Then things get even more desperate when Arkadia is blown up, leaving no safe place for anyone.
Throughout much of the season, various ways to save humanity are decided upon, only to have something stop it from working out. Eventually, a bunker is discovered under Polis, that will house 1,200 people for at least the five years necessary to outlast the radiation.
Trikru and the Azgeda are both ready to fight a war over who gets the bunker, but war is avoided when it is agreed to use a conclave to decide which clan will gain the safety of the bunker. Short story, Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) manages to win and then announces that each tribe will get 100 of the spots. More confrontation here, but eventually it comes down to Jaha (Isaiah Washington) and Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) to decide which of Skaikru they will choose to survive.
Meanwhile, Clarke, Bellamy, Echo, Monty (Christopher Larkin), Murphy (Richard Harmon), Harper (Chelsey Reist), and Emori (Luisa D’Oliveira) go back to the island for Raven (Lindsey Morgan). They realize they won’t make it back to Polis in time and plot to escape back to the Ring via the space ship in Becca’s (Erica Cerra) bunker. As usual, things get complicated and Clarke ends up staying behind to ensure that the others can survive.
As Praimfaya hits, Octavia is in charge at the bunker under Polis, the seven have made it to the safety of the Ring, and Clarke is in Becca’s bunker, alone.
We then have a screen that says “6 years and 7 days later”. That fades to show Clarke outside making a radio attempt to the Ring. She apparently tries every day, but with no success, and wonders why they haven’t come down yet. We also learn from her radio message that she has been unable to communicate with the Polis bunker and failed to find it’s opening beneath the rubble of the city. As she is talking she hears a sonic boom and sees something coming down from the sky.
Figuring it to be the seven from the Ring, she rushes to her vehicle and wakes a new character Madi (Imogen Tear). They await the landing of the ship, but Madi notices that it is bigger than Clarke had described. Clarke uses her rifle scope to look at the ship and sees it isn’t at all what she expected. On its side it says “Eliguis Corporation”, “Cell Block B”, and “Gagarin Prisoner Transport”.
We don’t know where theses prisoners have come from, but they’re clearly being sent down to Earth, right in Clarke’s neck of the woods. Clarke grabs Madi and tells her to, “Load the guns.”
“All of them?”
“All of them.”
Clearly, there’s some big stuff coming in Season 5, with the prisoners coming to Earth. We don’t know why the seven at the Ring haven’t returned, nor do we know what’s gone on in the Polis bunker. They’re likely trapped under the rubble, but still around.
The 100 continues to be one of the best shows on TV and I very much look forward to what they’ll come up with next.