The 100 is an American drama series directed by Jason Rothenberg. It’s a series based on Kas Morgan’s book with the same title. In this drama, the setting is like The Earth was empty for a long time, that is for over a century. So it features some people sent to Earth as a punishment to survive on their own, but they are not the only ones present on Earth.
The series aired on The CW in the United States on March 19, 2014. It marked the viewership with 2.73 million viewers watching the first episode. The series was confirmed to be ending with the seventh season in August 2019. The last season began on May 20, 2020, and ended on September 30, 2020.
Some characters are unique and do not feature in the novels. A few people’s personalities have been exchanged or shared. In terms of events, the TV series is likewise seen to be ahead of the book series. Many of the incidents shown in the TV program may not occur in the novels.
The 100: Plot
Because of a nuclear disaster, Earth was destroyed 97 years ago, and now it’s the year 2149. The only survivors were 400 occupants of 12 country space stations in orbit at the time. In space, three generations have survived. As the Ark’s authorities work to preserve the survival of the human species, draconian restrictions such as the capital penalty for individuals beyond the age of 18 and population control are implemented.
However, resources are running low, and the Ark is on its last legs. There is a discussion of returning to Earth for the first time in over a century. On March 19, 2014, Season 1 of the 100 premiered.
100 condemned youths of various offenses are transported to Earth to discover if it is habitable. Clarke Griffin, the Ark’s top medical officer and head engineer, is 17 years old; Wells Jaha, the son of Chancellor Jaha; the adventurous Finn Collins; the unlawful sister Octavia Blake; her stowaway brother Bellamy Blake; the cheerful Jasper Jordan; and the clever Monty Green.
The Ark’s commanders, Chancellor Jaha, second-in-command Marcus Kane, Councilwoman Abigail Griffin, and the Council, are technologically oblivious to what is happening to the 100 on Earth and must make difficult decisions concerning life, death, and the ongoing existence of the human species.
Earth is an unfamiliar world to the 100, but they rapidly realize that it is full of fresh surprises and perils of all kinds. Then they learn that not all of humanity was wiped out and that some survived the nuclear apocalypse: the Grounders, who live in 12 clans locked in a power struggle; another group of Grounders who have become cannibals called the Reapers; and the people who live in Mount Weather and locked themselves away before the apocalypse known as the Mountain Men.
The Mountain Men take the remaining 48 of the 100 survivors to Mount Weather in the second season, where they uncover a community of survivors. The Mountain Men are finally shown to be transfusing blood from imprisoned Grounders as an anti-radiation therapy. Medical testing on the 100 reveals an even stronger anti-radiation efficacy; their bone marrow will allow the Mountain Men to survive on the earth.
Meanwhile, the Ark’s inhabitants have successfully crash-landed on Earth and formed an alliance with the Grounders to defend their respective populations, designating the main camp at Alpha Station “Camp Jaha.”
In the third season, Camp Jaha, now called Arkadia, is taken over by new leadership when Pike, a former teacher and mentor, is chosen Chancellor over Kane and initiates a war with the Grounders. A.L.I.E., an artificial intelligence, is revealed to be responsible for the nuclear disaster that devastated Earth 97 years before the series begins, and she takes over the minds of practically everyone in Arkadia and Polis, the Grounders’ capital city.
Clarke destroys A.L.I.E. in the third season finale after it is discovered that the world is approaching another nuclear tragedy. This is because nuclear reactors all over the world have degraded and are now irradiating the Earth, threatening to render it uninhabitable.
In the fourth season, two dozen nuclear reactors throughout the world are melting down as a result of decades of neglect, rendering the bulk of the earth uninhabitable. Clarke and his colleagues sought strategies to withstand the impending radiation wave that would result in the second nuclear catastrophe. Clarke and the others attempt to reproduce the serum but fail to test it after discovering that Nightbloods have better resilience to radiation. An ancient bunker that can shelter 1200 people for five years is unearthed.
In the Final Conclave, twelve Champions compete for control of the bunker. Octavia wins and determines that each of the twelve clans would receive a hundred bunker seats, combining everyone into a single clan known as Wonkru. Bellamy and six other survivors travel to space to dwell in the ruins of the original Ark, while Clarke, now a Nightblood, remains on Earth.
In the fifth season, which takes place six years after the nuclear reactor meltdown, an Eligius transport ship carrying convicts lands in Shallow Valley, the only livable territory on Earth. Clarke has been residing there with Madi, a Nightblood kid. Those who survived in space in the bunker return to Earth using resources from the captives’ spacecraft. Because both Wonkru and the Eligius prisoners seek control of the valley, the war ends with the valley devastated. The survivors flee to space and enter cryosleep while their ship sails to a new habitable planet.
After 125 years in cryosleep, Clarke, Bellamy, and the others awaken in the sixth season to discover that they have been transported to the new livable world known as “Alpha,” also known as Sanctum. They uncover a new civilization, run by the ruling family known as the Primes, after landing on this Earth.
However, they also uncover new perils in this new world, including a strange rebel organization known as the Children of Gabriel. It is eventually revealed that the Primes had remained alive for hundreds of years because they developed a means to implant a “Mind Drive” into another body, allowing a person to exist simply in another body. After uncovering the Primes’ terrible truth, Clarke, Bellamy, and the others, together with the Children of Gabriel, battle and topple the Primes, thereby ending their reign.
Except for Clarke, who committed murder during the test, mankind achieves Transcendence at the end of the series. It is demonstrated that transcendence is a process of joining a peaceful global awareness that offers immortality to those who pass the test, which is an assessment to decide whether or not a species is worthy of transcendence. Clarke returns to Earth, where her surviving friends opt to join her for a tranquil new existence so that she is not alone, despite the fact that Madi has been transcended.
The 100: Episode In which Lincoln Died?
After originally debuting as a recurrent character in the first season, Lincoln became a key role in the second and third seasons. He made his debut in “Twilight’s Last Gleaming,” played by featured cast member Ricky Whittle.
Lincoln was a Trikru warrior who aided in the rescue of Octavia Blake. Lincoln develops love and affection for the Delinquents, which causes him to be considered a traitor to his people. Later, he was kidnapped by the Mountain Men and forced to become a Reaper, but with the help of the Delinquents and Octavia, he was liberated and overcame his addiction to RED, the substance used to produce the Reapers.
Lincoln lived in Arkadia after the Mountain Men were defeated because the Commander had placed a death order on his head. Lincoln was imprisoned after Charles Pike became Arkadia’s new Chancellor because Pike considered all Grounders as enemies of the Sky People. Pike ordered his, Kane’s, and Sinclair’s executions. Kane and Sinclair escaped, but Lincoln stayed behind when Pike threatened to kill the remaining Grounders he had imprisoned.
Pike assassinated Lincoln by shooting him in the head and putting his body in a mud puddle. Octavia eventually returned to Arkadia and was able to bid Trikru goodbye in person. After A.L.I.E.’s defeat, Octavia killed Pike in “Perverse Instantiation (Part 2) is episode 9 of Season 3,” avenging Lincoln. His final words for Octavia are, “May we meet again.”