Everyone just go in the bunker and get along.
Anyone else starting to get the feeling we’re not going to make it out of season 4 without a ton of casualties? Because without a miracle, a death wave is coming and a few too many characters for my tastes are choosing not to take shelter from it. But even the people who want to escape the storm may not be able to because nothing is easy on the ground.
Just when we thought everything could resolve — the bunker was found! — “DNR” blows it all up again. (I mean, it was only episode 8. Deep down we all knew nothing was resolved yet.) As Clark and the island crew make it back to Polis, Abby fills her daughter in on one little hiccup: Indra has allied once again with Skaikru. They’ll share the bunker under the condition that no Ice Nation do. Clarke isn’t pleased with this since she considers Roan a friend, but Abby tells her that Indra has agreed to let him in as long as he goes peacefully.
Peacefully is not a word Roan knows. When he tries to enter Polis, Trikru warriors block him. Just as Clarke tries to warn him, his own warriors jump out of the bushes and capture everyone in sight. “Welcome back to Polis, my King,” Echo says.
Echo explains the situation to Roan back in the commander’s chambers, but he wants her to bring Wanheda up to him. When she enters, thankfully they don’t do that familiar dance where he thinks she was lying to him — he believes she didn’t know about this latest development and he thanks her for trying to warn him. His natural instinct is to go to war, but as Clarke reminds him: There are only six days left to live.
Clarke encourages him to have a Come to Jesus talk with Indra instead of going to war, and he agrees with a catch — she must go with him. “If anyone can convince mortal enemies to move in together,” Roan tells Clarke, “it’s you.”
Speaking of mortal enemies… Octavia and Ilian are farming together and spending sexy time in bed together. (Get it, girl.) He’s teaching her how to till the land so that the people who come after praimfaya will be able to live. I’m pretty sure seeds a couple inches below the ground will not survive a radiation fire storm, but nice thought, Ilian. They both have abandoned their warrior ways until a woman named Ankara comes to recruit him for the war at Polis. He says there’s “not much point in fighting at the end of the world,” but Octavia has a gleam in her eye.
When Ankara returns with two other warriors, Ilian isn’t around. Octavia tries to hide her face, but they soon recognize her as the Skairipa, who killed their friends. Octavia tries to ignore them, but they push her into a fight. She’s able to hold her ground against all three of them — and then she hulks out and kills all three. Covered in their blood, she walks by Ilian and tells him, “This is who I am.”
A fellow 100 kid, Jasper is also secure in his end-of-the-world decisions… but in a much less murder-y way. When Jaha tells Arkadia to pack up for the bunker, he, Harper, Riley, and other kids we’ve never seen decide they’re going to defy Jaha and party until the end of the world instead. #teens
When Monty goes to find Harper later, he sees she hasn’t packed — and she tells him she’s not going to. He tries to reason with her, to show her how she has survival instinct, but she’s not hearing it. She joins up with the Party Kids and they lock themselves in the bar area. Jaha tells them participation isn’t optional and brings backup to show he’s not kidding around.
Jaha and his guards put explosives on the door to blow it open, and Jasper calmly walks over and holds his hand up to the glass à la Charlie. It reads “DNR.” Jaha knows full well the acronym to “do not resuscitate”
because he was a doctor on Grey’s Anatomy, but he doesn’t want to leave them to die.
“You sent them down here to die,” points out Bellamy, saying at least now they have a choice. They’ve all come a long way from season 1 — Jaha listens to the man who tried to shoot him and agrees. He leaves the “children” to their choices. Monty points out that they’re just drunk and dumb, and he pleads with Bellamy. He says Bell would care if Octavia was in there. “If Octavia was in there, at least I’d get to say goodbye.”