Who lives, who dies and who transcends – Deadline

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SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains details on tonight’s series finale for CW The 100, “The last war”Summing up the finale of the CW series The 100 tonight it’s like the words to Arthur Lee’s song “Everyone Must Live, And Everyone Will Die.” ”

Or as Levitt tells Octavia later in the episode, “transcendence or extinction” is in store for humans.

Bill Cadogan (John Pyper-Ferguson) and daughter Callie right (Iola Evans) in ‘The 100’ prequel episode ‘Anaconda’
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We walked into the finale wondering how Bill Cadogan would realize his idea of ​​transcendence for all humanity; he had very bad intentions to start a war that would annihilate everyone. Then we were also worried about Maddie. Dear, Maddie! Was Clarke’s daughter completely dead? Levitt said she wouldn’t recover, but was there still a way for her to recover? Well, from the start of tonight, Clarke allayed any concerns we might have about the villainous Cadogan by shooting him during his Transcendence Truth Test on a dock where he was taking his daughter Callie. The Pier is located somewhere in the cosmos accessed by those who enter a certain code into the Anomaly Stone when they are ready to transcend.

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Callie and Cadogan should be a big part of The 100 ‘s prequel, the first being introduced in episode 8 of season 7 “Anaconda”, which is the set designer of this series. Before Cadogan is shot, he’s told by a judge (in Callie’s form) that it’s not a war, but a “trial, test,” all that transcendent stuff. Judge Callie said to Cadogan, “That’s who you chose. We most often take the form of the subject’s greatest teacher or the source of his greatest failure … or perhaps his greatest love. Seeing that you are faced with all of the above. ”

Callie tells him to “answer honestly.” Otherwise, I will know. If your answers are satisfactory, your conscience and that of all your kind will become one with ours. You will transcend your human form and become infinite. If you do not manage to achieve this evolutionary leap, you will be eliminated, transformed into crystal… ”

As for how this whole transcendence thing works, Levitt tells Octavia the dead can’t pass, which means don’t expect to see Bellamy, who Clarke shot a few episodes ago, in the au -of the.

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Finally, Indra, Jordan, Miller, Gaia, etc. head to the Arboretum on the planet Bardo to face the Disciples. It is basically “The Last War”. Jordan arrives, taking the Disciples army offline. “We will all die, when it’s out of our control,” Indra said.

Previously, Murphy, Jackson (and Raven) arrive earlier with Emori at a hospital area in Sanctum. Emori is dying after being emptied with a steel pole after the fallout from the last episode’s bombshell. They are able to revive Emori a bit, but his pulse is weak. Emori ultimately has flat lines. Murphy tells Jackson to get out of his mind. Murphy wants the memories of his girlfriend in his head. Later, Emori wakes up in a luxurious bedroom, the balcony of which opens onto a beautiful landscape of rolling desert sand. It’s in Murphy’s head. He tells her that she is deceased and that they are in the place where they first met. They dance slowly.

Back at the dock, Callie is now gone, Clarke is waiting – and Lexa, her late lover, appears. “I’m not her, Clarke,” Lexa said. “I know,” Clarke replies. Lexa says the transcendence test has been set in motion, and Clarke needs to do it. Lexa wonders why Clarke killed Cadogan. Clarke says, “He killed my daughter,” that it wasn’t revenge, it was justice.

“Pain breeds pain, it is not justice, Clarke,” Lexa told him, “You say you do these things to protect your people, but you are all one people. “

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Clarke criticizes Lexa, “He (Cadogan) created a world without love to reach you. He killed my child to get to you. Have you ever thought you were the problem? How dare you judge me because you are wiping out an entire species, because they don’t live up to your ideals? Did I pull the lever to commit genocide? Yes I have. And did love make me do this? You are really right! But what’s your excuse? You play games with people and you call yourself higher beings. You are no better than the murderers I killed and no better than me.

Clarke returns from the dock through the flaming portal to Bardo and tells Raven that she failed the test. “We do not transcend? Are we devastated? It’s finish? Raven asks Clarke who nods sadly. Raven decides to enter the flaming portal and she finds herself on the Ark space station. There, she meets Abigail Griffin, Clarke’s mother. Abigail says Clarke fooled her team. “You are about to perform the self-extermination,” said Abigail, transporting Raven to the field where the Disciples and our heroes clash. Complicate the fight and stand on the mad east side, old Sheiheda. Raven yells for everyone to stop, but no one can hear her.

Levitt runs into the field to stop the battle: “This is not the last war! We do not achieve transcendence through violence! Cadogan was wrong! We are currently being tested… lay down your weapons! Sheiheda opens fire. Levitt is shot. Octavia and Echo remove Levitt’s body from the field. Echo is later a victim.

Elsewhere in Cadogan’s Fortress, Clarke runs in search of Maddie who is almost lifeless in the brain scan room. “I’m so sorry I failed you, I failed everyone,” Clarke said as she held Maddie’s face in her hands.

Back on the battlefield, Octavia tells Indra to hold back her fire. But Indra shoots a big cannon at Sheiheda.

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Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia.
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Back on the battlefield, Octavia starts yelling at him Brave Heart speech: “Enough! What the hell are we doing here? You have sworn to fight for all of humanity. Now, look around you. We are humanity! We are a group! If I kill you, I kill myself! If we keep killing ourselves, there will be no one left to save! Our fight is over for Indra!

Octavia gets her side to drop their guns. She tells the other side that transcendence is at hand, which her brother always told her. “If we’re fighting this war, we don’t deserve to know if he’s right… we fail, we die. I went to war, the only way to win is not to fight.

The Disciples begin to surrender and everyone begins to transform into little orange floating souls, including Emori (technically her mind is still alive, so she transcends), Murphy, Maddie, everyone on the battlefield. Clarke is the only person who doesn’t transcend. She travels the battlefield where many people have transformed into soul trees. She is alone. She transports herself to Sanctum, where she finds the dog Picasso as the only living being there.

Eventually, Clarke makes her way to Earth. She’s upset, she doesn’t want me alone.

“You are not,” Lexa said, suddenly appearing.

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Alycia Debnam-Carey, at left, as Lexa, in “The 100” episode of her death “Perverse Instantiation Part 2” with Clarke (Eliza Taylor) at right
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Lexa says Clarke can’t transcend because she committed murder during the test. Lexa says Maddie has transcended and is at peace with total transcended consciousness. No one in the history of the cast has ever shot someone in front of the judge before.

“Is transcendence a choice? You can choose to come back, ”Clarke asks Lexa.

” Of course. So far, no one has ever done it, ”Lexa replies. And at that point, Clarke sees her all her friends: Indra, Jackson, Gaia, Murphy, Raven, etc. Everyone except Maddie chooses to stay in the transcended world.

“There will be no offspring and they will not join us when they die. None of them seem to care, ”Lexa said, adding that humans are“ a curious species indeed ”.



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