The 100: Full Breakdown of the First 13 Minutes of the Next Episode

Sunday, 27 March 2016 - 4:40PM
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Sunday, 27 March 2016 - 4:40PM
The 100: Full Breakdown of the First 13 Minutes of the Next Episode
The 100 just had an amazing (although slightly tense) Wonder Con panel (read our live blog of the panel here), and it kicked off with the first 13 minutes of footage from the next episode, "Stealing Fire," which airs on March 31. For those of you who are not spoiler-averse, we learned a whole lot about the next Conclave, the ALIE 2.0 chip inside of Lexa, and possibly found out who will be the next Commander. Here's our full breakdown of the footage:

Spoilers for The 100 season three follow!


We start off with Murphy and Clarke trapped in Polis, where Clarke says that they're about to start the next Conclave. She doesn't sound happy about it, so Murphy gets snarky and says, "A bunch of Grounders fighting to the Death to see who gets an AI stuck in their brain, that doesn't sound fun to you?"

But then he gets serious, and tells her he's sorry about Lexa. "I know how much she meant to you." Clarke says it's not about her, and that they need to make sure Aiden wins the Conclave. Titus comes in, and Clarke is furious that he's still free after killing his Commander. He tells her to go to the Conclave, but she wants to see Aiden, who is in the midst of a "beautification ritual."

This ritual sees Aiden and the other Nightbloods surrounding Lexa's body (covered in a sheet), and chanting/praying. Clarke comes in, and Aiden asks if she wants a moment alone with Lexa. She looks tempted, but instead asks him if he still promises to protect her people if he should become Commander. He says, "We all will," referring to the other Nightbloods. "Lexa made each of us vow it. We loved her." AW.

Ontari, the Nightblood who was Queen Nia's henchwoman, barges in and attacks Clarke. She tries to stab her, but Roan stops her. (Yay, Roan's back!) She says that Roan's mother is dead because of Clarke, and threatens, "When the spirit of Heda chooses me and I am queen, you and every last member of Skaikru will die."

Back at Arkadia, Pike sentences all of the political prisoners, including Kane, Lincoln, and Sinclair, to death. Lincoln begs him to spare the others: "My people are innocent. They know nothing. Don't let them suffer for my crimes." Pike relents and only plans to execute Kane, Lincoln, and Sinclair as the ringleaders of the coup. What a nice guy. The execution is set for dawn.

Bellamy, who recently had a change of heart, takes Monty along with him to offer help to Miller and Harper. They won't trust him, with good reason, and claim that there's no plan to save them, so Bellamy finally just says that if Octavia wants to save Lincoln, she'll meet him by the dropship. Monty says to them, "After everything we've been through, you guys don't trust me?" To which Harper responds, "Does your mother know you're here, Monty." You tell him, Harper. 

Then, Octavia meets Bellamy by the dropship and injects him with something that puts him to sleep. Also deserved.

At Polis, Titus is handling the Flame, the AI that was inside Lexa, and Clarke asks if Lexa is "really in there." Titus says she is, but then when Murphy says it doesn't matter who wins the Conclave, because Lexa would be on their side no matter what, Titus reveals that the Flame only enhances what was already there. "I've served four commanders, none of them half as wise or strong as Lexa cum Trikru." Aw. So if Ontari wins, her vengeful feelings towards Clarke and Skaikru will be heightened. 

The victory horn is already sounding, which can only be a bad sign. Clarke finds Ontari sitting in Lexa's throne, covered in blood. She holds up someone's head, and I can only assume it's Aiden's, but the screen was cut off, possibly to make sure we didn't get too spoiled. She says, "I win," and throws the head in front of her.

Jason Rothenberg clarified in the panel that Ontari hasn't necessarily become Commander yet, because she still has the "ascension" part of the process to go, in which the AI is implanted, and I have a feeling she won't. We don't really know her well enough for that to be an interesting development, so my money is on Roan. He hasn't been established as a Nightblood, but I think it makes the most narrative sense. 

"Stealing Fire" airs on March 31 at 9pm on The CW.
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