After the disaster that was Ilian's (Chai Romruen) destruction of the Ark -- a.k.a. the only feasible chance of survival "The 100" had -- it seemed like the survival of the human race was going to rest solely on Raven's (Lindsey Morgan) plan to rocket Abby (Paige Turco) into space to develop an immunization injection. Now, thanks to some silly infighting, rocketing into space might be off the table.
With a plan to deliver the Ark's remaining hydrazine to Abby and Raven, Clarke (Eliza Taylor), Bellamy (Bob Morley) and Roan (Zach McGowan) head off into the dangerous forest with a truck full of explosive liquid -- what could go wrong?
First a snowmelt diverts their caravan, then Roan's own men steal the hydrazine, and finally an entire barrel leaks out onto the forest floor during the scuffle. Not for nothing, but it kind of seems like whatever deity governs the world of "The 100" might actually want these people dead. Every time they find a possible solution, it blows up in the faces -- sometimes quite literally.
What's worse, Raven has started to seriously lose it thanks to her brain damage, which mean Abby can't be far behind. We're not super comfortable with the idea of two mentally unstable people launching themselves into space as humanity's only hope, but beggars can't be choosers.
Of all people, Murphy (Richard Harmon) seems to be the one with the best view of the world right now. "I think peace is overrated. It's the fighters that survive," he wisely says to Luna (Nadia Hilker). Every week we get more and more hints that Luna's pacifist nature might not be sticking around, but it's too soon to tell if she'll ever go so far as to storm Polis and take her rightful place as Commander.
With this newest option turning into a dud, we're not sure where Clarke will find their next brilliant survival idea. We are certain, however, that she will find something since "The 100" has been renewed for a Season 5. Someone's got to survive this radiation problem to give us another 13-16 episodes.
"The 100" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.