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!