by the Collected Mutineer

At the tail-end of last week’s episode, we caught a brief glimpse of what happened to Wonkru after spending six long years trapped underground with no hope of escaping. The internet was awash with theories of what the title “red queen” meant, and how we might see Octavia become the commander who was promised at the end of season 4. In true The 100 fashion, the episode was filled to the brim with ethical questions about how to be a leader at the end of the world, with plenty of blood to accompany said questions. But is the story of the Red Queen one we’ve already seen?

Spoilers ahead!

Season four of The 100 premiered on February 1st, and the first two episodes have landed Skaikru in a few more pickles than where we left off. For those who don’t remember, season three ended not only with the defeat of ALIE, but with the realization that there is a second apocalypse imminent. A handful of nuclear reactors that were once built to withstand the end of the world (that’s handy, right?) are now breaking down. Their collapse will release radiation similar to what destroyed civilization 97 years before. Season three body count: 2+

Spoilers ahead!

So far this year, The 100 has not been shy with character deaths or plot twists. In a world like this, peace is fleeting; a new Commander attempts to control the coalition, while artificial intelligence ravages the population of Arkadia. Clarke remains Wanheda, attempting to reconcile the person she was with the person she longs to be. Season three body count: 500+

Spoilers ahead!