Fans React To ‘The 100’ Series Finale

We breakdown the ending to CW's hit apocalyptic show.

Last night, after seven seasons, another apocalypse, cannibalism and more, CW’s The 100 ended with its series finale. But the way it ended has left people quite perplexed. Here’s what went down and why everyone is deep in their feels rn.

What happened in The 100 series finale?

Okay, here’s what ha-happened. The 100 season seven episode 16, “The Last War,” saw the fate of the human race be decided, and a number of old faces return. 

Bill Cadogan (John Pyper-Ferguson) began the almighty being’s Final Test that would determine whether the souls of humanity would “transcend” into the after-life as one joined consciousness—very End of Evangelion, imo. Then, our very complicated heroine Clarke (Eliza Taylor) jumped in and killed Cadogan, meaning she then had to do the test. Needless to say, the almighty overseer wasn’t a big fan of Clarke killing another human in pure cold blood infront of them before deciding whether humanity deserved eternal salvation. Sooo, she flunked it. Humanity was doomed. Then, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) jumped in and tried to appeal the god’s decision. 

In each of these trials, the being manifested itself in front of them as someone they treasured who passed away. For Cadogan, that was his daughter Callie (Lola Evans), for Raven, it was Abby Griffin (Paige Turco). But, for Clarke, it was Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey), as in, the Grounder who Clarke fell in love with and tragically died like the ‘Bury Your Gays’ trope, shortly after she and Clarke slept together for the first time in season three. So, uhh, yeah, things were already a lot in this series finale. Sure, that may not had been the ‘real’ Lexa but she looked, sounded and acted like her. And that was enough for Clarke and us.

As this was all happening, the Disciples clashed with the people of Sanctum, proving the judge’s point that humanity should not be saved, that we are nothing but violent beings. But, when it seemed like humanity was officially doomed, Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) emerged from the battlefield and convinced both sides to step down. That very act, on top of Raven’s bargaining, convinced the almighty being to think, ‘hey, maybe humanity ain’t all that bad? They deserve a spiritual transcendence gateway to Heaven, as a treat :)’

Well, everyone except Clarke, who was punished for killing Cadogan and left alone in the world as the only human being alive and not going to Space Heaven. Soon after, Clarke found herself on Earth where it all began, living out her last days. To be honest, we love a bit of peace and quiet and being one with nature but no friends or other people for THE REST OF EXISTENCE? I don’t think so.

But, in a surreal turn of events, Clarke sees Lexa, then Octavia, then Raven and the whole gang—well, minus one but we’ll get into that in a second. The almighty being reveals that Clarke’s friends and family have decided to stay with her and live out their final days, locking them out from spiritual transcendence. As showrunner Jason Rothberg explained to TVLine, “They can never procreate and they can’t transcend, so this is it for them. They’re going to live their days together as a family, grow old together, and when they die, the human race is over.”

“It’s okay, though, because we transcended and joined the universal consciousness,” he continued. “So it’s a happy ending for the human race.”

What fans are currently absolutely LIVID about is that everyone got a happy ending… except Bellamy. Clarke’s best friend, performed by Eliza Taylor’s actual husband Bob Morley, didn’t get the chance to teleport to the spiritual afterlife or even spend his final days with his best friend, sister and soulmate. Y’know, because Clarke killed him—and again I ask, for what???


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