You know those days where everything just goes wrong? And just when you think things are starting to go your way, everything turns horrible yet again? That’s exactly where we find our 100 kids this week. After the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day they had in “Red Sky at Morning” things only get worse in “Perverse Instantiation – Part One.”
The first half of the finale picks up where we left Jasper, Clarke, Bellamy, and Octavia last week. They’re waiting for the rover to charge up before heading out — although they’re arguing about where exactly it is they’re heading. Clarke wants to scour every village to find a nightblood, but Octavia and Bellamy say they need to head back to Arkadia and regroup. Clarke goes to the woods to gather herself when A.L.I.E. appears with one of her followers, who creeps up to kidnap Wanheda. But he’s taken out swiftly by Roan — the king is back!
He’s been tracking Clarke to get the flame from her. Luckily Bellamy is nearby and is able to stop him; Clarke says they need to work together to put the flame in Ontari. Bellamy worries that Roan is chipped, so he shoots him in the arm just to be sure (safety first!).
With Roan in tow, the gang arrives back at Arkadia. Raven is more than a little upset to hear Luna is a no-go, but Clarke is sure that Ontari is their way in now. All they have to do is remove the chip from the nightblood — like they did with Raven — and then activate the flame in her. Then Raven can do some techie thing to shut down A.L.I.E.
Roan isn’t so sure about this plan; he, like Luna, doesn’t believe this is his people’s fight, but Clarke tries to make him see it’s everybody’s fight. And he finally sees the truth in that when she tells him that Ontari is chipped. She explains the plan to infiltrate Polis, where there are hundreds of people who see and hear everything as one. “So when do we leave?” Roan asks. He’s ready.
With knockout gas and masks courtesy of Mount Weather, the crew loads up to go to Polis. Raven explains how she made another armband from the parts Jaha broke, and she can launch the kill code once Clarke radios in with it. “You worry about the nightblood; I’ll worry about A.L.I.E.,” Raven tells Clarke.
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The plan is for Roan to enter the city as bait and then for the 100 crew to gas the city and take Ontari. At the last minute, Roan decides to take the flame with him — Clarke says she’s not leaving the flame, so she goes as his prisoner to the center of Polis. Bellamy is watching her from afar, so nothing can go wrong, right!?
NEXT: Oh, don’t worry. Everything will go wrong.