The 100: Praimfaya
May 25, 2017 10:45 AM - Season 4, Episode 13 - Subscribe

It's a race against the end of the world as Praimfaya arrives forcing our heroes to make impossible decisions to ensure their survival.

Ok, ok. That ending!

But first, the rest of the episode. So Alie-infected brains are clearly prophetic. Although you could chalk that up to super intelligent AI could predict the future accurately given enough information. I thought Clarke having to manually fix the antenna to save them was one of those situations where it's logically plausible (old unused antenna clearly was eventually pushed off course by environment) but so goddamn frustrating to be happening right then; but I love that it was so in character and extremely appropriate when she was like "YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME". I mean, as far as wtf-ness goes, it's par for the course with this show.

My one minor complaint was that it felt too easy for them to convince Echo to not kill herself. But I suppose she just needed someone to say that she was needed. Having spent her whole life in service to Azgeda, it was truly devastating when Roan banished her. So Bellamy gave her a purpose. But it's not like he hadn't already said that so why have her almost completing the seppuku? Raven's line though was so great. "Whatever this is, finish it. Two minutes to launch."

So! That ending! I'm of two minds about it.

This season felt like such a great wrap up of the whole show so far that if they ended the entire thing with Clarke waking up five (not six and a half) years later, completely healed and just starting her daily radio transmission ala Will Smith in I Am Legend telling everyone it's safe, I would be so satisfied. Sure, you could throw in the random kid too (another nightblood!), and I'd still be fine, because of course one of the kids from the oil platform conceivably survived.

I'm less excited about thus-far-unseen enemy showing up in these kinds of shows. There'll be some explanation of how they're just now showing up, but 75% of the time I always feel like it's a logical stretch.

I hope next season will keep up the quality!
posted by numaner (5 comments total)
 
You're about where I'm at.

I loved most of the episode because while the plot is on rails - it was pretty clear to me that the rocket would make it and Clarke would stay below, (and survive due to Nightblood) - any of the others could've died at any point. Monty, Harper, Emori, Echo, and Murphy were expendable, and it's even possible they could've killed off Raven or Bellamy.

So I was still at the edge of my seat for most of despite everything.

That said: yeah, not sold on mystery antagonists. I would've been happier with Becca's pod coming back down at the end, and leaving the fate of the bunker as the cliffhanger.
posted by mordax at 11:27 AM on May 25, 2017 [1 favorite]


About the prisoner ship, somebody noticed this in episode 1 of this season : Found this image in S4 E1 that might explain something about the finale....
posted by Pendragon at 11:57 AM on May 25, 2017 [3 favorites]


oooooo that's important. I'm glad it wasn't completely random. I can't tell from that screenshot where that's from though. Is it one of the readouts in the computer terminal of Arkadia?
posted by numaner at 12:28 PM on May 25, 2017


Also this reddit thread, which has this transcript from episode 5:

Jackson: "Abby, listen to this. According to the record, Becca first developed what we know as nightblood for the Eligius mining company." Abby: "Mining?" Jackson: "Long duration space missions. Criminals were put into hypersleep and given nightblood to protect against solar radiation." Abby: "Hmm. Nice of her to share that with our ancestors on the Ark."
posted by Pendragon at 2:19 PM on May 25, 2017


I'm totally on board with the ending. The show needed a big shakeup. Although it always kills me when the characters manage, for example, to dye parts of their hair red despite being only one of two living people left on the surface of the earth.
posted by something something at 2:52 PM on May 27, 2017 [2 favorites]


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