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‘The 100’ Series Finale: The good, the bad and a theory we love

The 100 7×16, Season 7, Episode 16, “The Last War” aired on The CW on September 30, 2020

Well, it happened. The 100 ended. 

This show crashed into our lives like a drop ship full of space delinquents and things have never been the same. We will miss these characters, the crazy plot moments, but mostly, we will miss the fandom that watches, hopes and theorizes together each week. 

It wasn’t perfect, but in hellscape that is the year of Our Lord 2020, we will forgive and (hopefully) forget the bad someday and rememeber this show for it’s good moments. But that day is not today. Let’s discuss. 

The 100 — “The Last War” — Image Number: HU716b_0179r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Tasya Teles as Echo, Luisa d’Oliveira as Emori, Shelby Flannery as Hope, Shannon Kook as Jordan Green, Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia, Eliza Taylor as Clarke, Richard Harmon as Murphy, Jarod Joseph as Miller, Sachin Sahel as Jackson, Lindsey Morgan as Raven and Adina Porter as Indra — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Bad

Humanity is over? This season has been a wild ass ride, but we didn’t think that the human race, which survived 2 nuclear apocalypses and cryo sleep and space travel would go out like this – or at all. It’s a weird message to end on. The aliens sucked up all the living humans after deeming them worthy (ish), and sterilized the ones that didn’t want to join. Just leaves us all with a general ick, right?  

Clarke’s shooting spree. That was weird and out of place. She just stopped Echo from killing everyone to avenge Bellamy, but then just went on a murder stroll for Madi. Just seemed out of character. 

No Bellamy. The happy beach moment would have been much more satisfying with Bellamy, and Madi for that matter. I know that her friends seem to show up and stay behind for her here, but historically, these peeps haven’t all been very nice to her. Bellamy and Madi are her people and should have been there. And Bellamy not being in the series finale was just f*cking weird. 

The 100 — “The Last War” — Image Number: HU716b_0010r.jpg — Pictured: Alycia Debnam-Carey as Lexa — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Good 

LEXA!!! Man, it would have been so awesome if it was the real Lexa and this was all a City of Light thing (which would have made a lot more sense than Alien Heaven/transcending), but whatevs, we will take it. And it was so amazing to see Clarke have that moment of joy when she hugged her. WE LOVE YOU, LEXA! 

Abby! It was great to see her!

Murphy and Emori. We never would have thought this couple would have come this far. The bond and love that Murphy and Emori share was possibly the best thing about the entire season. Emori’s brutal death scene was really hard to watch (and we still don’t super understand how she came back to life) but we are very happy these two got the ending they deserved. 

The 100 — “The Last War” — Image Number: HU716c_0119r.jpg — Pictured: Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Octavia and Raven. We have always known that these two were amazing, but getting to see them have such a strong hand in saving everyone was pretty awesome. 

Miller and Jackson. We are SO happy that they both made it to the end. They are so sweet, so pure and so loving. We would def watch a spinoff of them slow dancing in weird places. Operating rooms. Caves. Underground cult bunkers. #Mackson4eva 

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The 100 — “The Last War” — Image Number: HU716b_0028r.jpg — Pictured: Eliza Taylor as Clarke — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

A theory 

What if it was all just in Clarke’s head? A drawing daydream? Okay, okay – we know this is far fetched, but it would explain why the entire series seemed to sh*t on Clarke so much. It was her punishing herself for her father’s death. We thought of this theory when, at the end of the episode, we saw a quick flash of Clarke drawing in her jail cell. 

It likely just represented how far she’s come, but, what if it was to show that she invented all of this story?! Dream with us for a sec, she drew these different stories and the narrative of her never being happy for long because she felt guilt about her father’s death and felt she didn’t deserve love. 

She lost everything she loved and eventually all of humanity was zapped away so she could erase her drawings and start over. Also, maybe she was VERY good at drawing levers. It’s a wild theory, but so fun to think it was all in the imagination of a lonely young woman in a space cell. 

Either way, fake or real, it was an interesting ride and we are thankful for all of you! Until our next obsession – may we meet again! 

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Meg Bonney

Meg is a TV obsessed writer based in the Midwest. She is also the author of the award winning YA-Fantasy novel, EVERLY and tends to be overly caffeinated. Find her on Twitter to chat about TV, books and Bellamy Blake's freckles.

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