Summary: The 100 season 4 episode 9- Total radiation comes
While the threat looms, there are more immediate concerns. What happens now that the Coalition of the 13 Clans is dead and there’s no Commander? (The political and emotional turmoil during the premiere, “Echoes,” will have your heart racing). Everyone is also struggling with coming out of the City of Light, what they did while in the City of Light, and the deaths of their loved ones. The reactions range from anger and regret to a desire for retribution. Without a leader to calm the masses, it’s chaos until a pivotal person declares control of Polis.
The real treat of The 100 this season is acknowledging the path that has come before. We know these characters, we understand where they’ve been and who they are, yet they can still surprise us with their decisions. This is especially true of the original delinquents, who are still figuring out who they are as people and continue to grow through their triumphs and mistakes.
In that way, the past is not forgotten. Clarke (Eliza Taylor) lives with the choices she’s made and the people she’s lost. They drive her as she handles the coming nuclear threat, as well as, the political turmoil between the clans. She’s an impressive leader who adapts to the situation and continues to make the impossible decision when necessary.
Unlike early last season, Clarke isn’t a lone wolf. She has Bellamy (Bob Morley) by her side to help her lead and they work better together than alone. Just like her, he has regrets and continues to struggle with his actions over the past seasons. He’s learned from his past and uses it to drive him to be better. It’s not an easy ride for either of them; they have the weight of humanity on their shoulders.
As for what you can expect in the final episodes, we’d say that the threat of nuclear disaster is strong — but that’s all we can say without getting into further spoilers. The show is already renewed for a season 5, so there is less of a reason to be concerned about its future. Kudos to The CW for continuing to make our viewing experience a little less stressful. Remember that there are probably many other networks / shows out there that would have no problem tormenting us on the future fate until the very last second.
Now, let’s just hope that the final episodes give you some great momentum for when season 5 arrives.
Ninety-seven years ago, nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth, destroying civilization. The only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. Three generations have been born in space, the survivors now number 4000, and resources are running out on their dying “Ark” – the 12 stations now linked together and re-purposed to keep the survivors alive. Draconian measures including capital punishment and population control are the order of the day, as the leaders of the Ark take ruthless steps to ensure their future, including secretly exiling a group of 100 juvenile prisoners to the Earth’s surface to test whether it’s habitable.
For the first time in nearly a century, humans have returned to planet Earth. Among the 100 exiles are Clarke, the bright teenage daughter of the Ark’s chief medical officer; Wells, son of the Ark’s Chancellor; the daredevil Finn; and the brother/sister duo Bellamy and Octavia, whose illegal sibling status has always led them to flaunt the rules. Technologically blind to what’s happening on the planet below them, the Ark’s leaders – Clarke’s widowed mother, Abby; the Chancellor, Jaha; and his shadowy second in command, Kane – are faced with difficult decisions about life, death and the continued existence of the human race. For the 100 young people on Earth, however, the alien planet they’ve never known is a mysterious realm that can be magical one moment and lethal the next. With the survival of the human race entirely in their hands, The 100 must find a way to transcend their differences, unite and forge a new path on a wildly changed Earth that’s primitive, intense and teeming with the unknown.