The 100: Season 4 Trailer
The CW‘s The 100: Season 4 TV show trailer stars Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Ricky Whittle, and Devon Bostick. The 100: Season 4’s plot synopsis: “For two seasons, the refugees of The 100 sent to Earth have been at war. First with themselves, then with the Grounders, and finally with Mount Weather. Many have lost their lives along the way. All have lost their innocence. They have learned the hard way that in the fight for survival, there are no heroes and no villains. There is only the living and the dead. But now the war is over.
The battle against Mount Weather has been won. The prisoners have returned home to a world seemingly at peace, but can they find peace within themselves after what they had to do to escape? And is there more to life than just surviving? Unfortunately, their newfound sense of normalcy will be short-lived, and their lives will be changed forever, as threats both old and new test their loyalties, push them past their limits, and make them question what it truly means to be human. First, they fought to survive. Then, they fought for their friends. Now, they will fight for the human race.”
I struggled with the thought of titling the first The 100: Season 4 promo article “A New Season Begins with a Giant Plot-hole.” I didn’t want to. I fought against it. The more I thought of the main plot-line of this season, the nuclear reactors around the world melting down, losing radioactive containment, the more I couldn’t avoid doing so. In the end, I used a modified version of that title.
The aforementioned plot-hole: How is that with some of the most advanced scientific equipment in the world, for experimentation, for peering into the depths of space, for analysis, and later for evaluating radiation levels on Earth, could no one on the Arc, scientist and IT technician alike, not detect that some of the nuclear reactors on Earth were beginning to melt down?
That is impossible. The people on The Arc were studying Earth and its radiation levels for decades. How could they not see new, dense pockets of radiation beginning to form on Earth? Some will say that the reactors didn’t start to fail until after the 100 had been sent to Earth and various space stations from The Arc had crashed-landed on Earth.
That is an infinitely remote possibility. Here is why. Those nuclear reactors weren’t all built coterminous. They were built at different times, some of them decades apart, using different architects, different standards, different materials, and different computer systems. It is highly unlikely that nuclear reactors, with the above variables kept in mind and the fact that they existed in different climates, which affected their decay rates, would all simultaneous begin failing in the same year (time-frame) and be completely undetectable by The Arc’s computer systems and personnel. A.L.I.E. used those very same Arc computer systems that The Council and Raven (Lindsey Morgan) had access to to detect and observe the nuclear reactor problem. Why couldn’t they detect the reactors melting down with those same computer systems? Raven is a computer genius. Why couldn’t she?
Like I said, it doesn’t make sense. This is coming from someone that has almost completely read through the “okay” book series that this TV series is based upon (I was hoping Lexa and a few others would show up).
Some people will say that The Council did know of nuclear reactor problem all along. That the 100 were humanity’s back up plan: get them to Earth and inside Mount Weather. If the nuclear reactors meltdown and The Arc fails, some portion of humanity will survive inside Mount Weather. If that is the case, that is clever writing.
There is no indication that is the case.
Even if it is addressed this season via flashbacks, the narrative damaged is done: If the Arc was failing (the air generator / recycle system needed repair) and The Counsel knew that the nuclear reactors on Earth were beginning to fail, The Counsel would have immediately killed enough non-essential personnel on The Arc so that The Arc could continue operating until the repairs were completed. Earth would no longer have been a viable option. The killings would have been rationalized as triage to ensure the human race continued as the next round of radiation, that would take centuries to dissipate, bathed Earth.
The Counsel didn’t do that. They never once mentioned nuclear reactors or meltdown and they sent the 100 to a death trap (then sent themselves to it) thus the plot-hole at the end of Season 3 and the one that exists for Season 4.
I wish the writers of The 100 had thought of Season 4 during the writing of Season 1.
The absence of this situation is one of the few strengths of Kass Morgan‘s book series. Her book series takes place 300 years after a certain event, not 97 years later (hence no nuclear reactor problem. It already happened (I assume)).
All that being said, I am looking forward to how the protagonists and antagonists deal with the radiation and nuclear reactor issue this season. From the looks of it, things get messy. Octavia Blake (Marie Avgeropoulos)’s evolution looks as though it will be one of the highlights of the season.
The 100: Season 4 also stars Richard Harmon, Isaiah Washington, and Henry Ian Cusick.
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The 100: Season 4 Trailer