In this week's episode of The 100, the Ark and the 100 on Earth celebrate Unity Day, the day that the 12 space stations came together to form the Ark. As it turns out, this year is the best Unity Day ever. Well, sort of.
Things are not much better on Earth. Sure, they are partying at first and Bellamy even manages to convince Clarke to have some fun. But during that party, Octavia sneeks away to see Lincoln. Finn follows her and gives the Grounder his knife back. He also says he wants to broker peace with the Grounders because he doesn't want a war when the first dropship comes down. Lincoln will talk to his boss, but tells Finn he wants Clarke as representative of the 100. So just as Clarke is having some fun in the camp, Finn breaks up the party and tells her about the possible truce. She agrees to a meeting, but warns Bellamy behind Finn's back and tells him to bring some backup. Bellamy brings Raven and Jasper with guns, even though both sides agreed there would be no weapons. During the talk, the Grounder's leader, named Anya, reveals to Clarke that the flares they shot in episode 5 destroyed an entire village. As the two female leaders continue their little talk, Jasper spots an armed Grounder in the tree and fires a shot. The meeting is of course broken up as everybody hastens away.
That was quite an explosive episode, wasn't it? It certainly blew me (literally) away. The Ark scenes were quite impressive and once again we saw an emotional side to Kane (Henry Ian Cusick did great there!). The theme of Unity Day went in the completely opposite direction, both on the Ark and on Earth. The events on board the Ark will likely create more chaos and more rebellion against the Counsil now that the truth is also revealed. On Earth, the wedge between the 100 and the Grounders has only grown after the hositle meeting, though there lies some hope in Octavia and Lincoln.
I don't think Abby really died in that explosion. Though I have no idea how she got out of there, I just don't buy it that she's dead. Perhaps the object that crashed wasn't really the dropship, or it was only part of it. Perhaps the ship is still in space and hasn't even gotten close to Earth. At this point, it's all just speculation.
What did you think of this episode? Did it blow you away or did you see the explosions coming? Will there now be a full-scale war between the 100 and the Grounders? How can the Ark get back on its feet again? And do you believe the crashing object was the dropship, killing Abby and Diana along with a few others?
Check out a promo for next week's episode here.