The 100: Season 4 (DVD) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Sci-fi, Action, 'Drama'
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 13
Duration: 42 min (per episode)

The 100: Season 4 (DVD) – Series Review

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8.2
Good: Series picks itself up after a slightly less appealing season, Overall action
Bad: With the new fifth season coming the series might get dragged out too much
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At the end of the third season of The 100, Clarke managed to save the day once again by destroying the City of Light, which eventually proved to be a place of make belief, where everyone’s mind was being controlled by A.L.I.E., the A.I. that was responsible for the ‘end of the world’. Sadly upon the destruction of the City of Light Clarke learned that the world would soon face a new disaster, as all the world’s power plants were melting down, making sure that every life form would be wiped off the surface of the planet in six months. Not only do they have to find a solution and tell everyone, they will soon be fighting for their lives as well, as many are about to blame Clarke and the rest of her group for the City of Light and the drama that ensued when A.L.I.E. was trying to recruit more and more followers by rather brutal means.

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After shutting down the City of Light in Polis by using the spirit of Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Clarke (Eliza Taylor) has no time to celebrate, as everyone in Polis is starting to blame Clarke and the rest of the ‘sky people’ for their involvement in the City of Light and the deaths of many who refused to join A.L.I.E. (Erica Cerra). Not only do they have the Grounders to worry about, but also the fact that the world is pretty much going to end in six months. Before Clarke and the rest get torn to bits, she gets an audience with Roan (Zach McGowan), the new Azgeda king. She convinces him to honor the alliance they had with Lexa, allowing them to find a solution for everyone’s impending doom.

While some of the Arkadians head towards the secret lab on the island, the rest is gearing up to fix Arkadia, or more precisely the remnants of the space station that once was part of the Ark. They wish to seal the station, making sure people can ride out the radioactive wave for the coming five years, but only a limited amount of people can enter and survive, and Clarke isn’t really to tell everyone this ‘tiny’ detail. She is eventually forced to make a list, something she isn’t looking forward to do.

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On the island, Abigail (Paige Turco), Raven (Lindsey Morgan) and several others are trying to find another solution that might save everybody. They are working on a solution that comes forth from those having nightblood, as they saw Luna (Nadia Hilker) recover from direct contact with deadly radiation. Nonetheless, this journey, as well as finding a solution proves to be more than they bargained for.

Jaha (Isaiah Washington) seems to be aiming for another solution, as he has a hunch there is a bunker nearby that should be able to house enough people to ride out the storm. While no one really believes in a solution this easy, Jaha still gets some time to explore this possibility.

This season is only 13 episodes, which is rather perfect, as the story doesn’t get dragged out, and the series can properly handle one important topic this season, namely finding shelter or a possible cure for the radioactive wave that will swallow the whole planet. The story value is a lot better than in the previous season and the series zooms in on the rather dramatic aspect of the entire human race having to work together to find a solution, to survive and of course to make sacrifices. Overall things remain interesting from start to finish, but the drama factor in this season is a bit high, with loads of emotions being thrown around, all while finding the proper solution for the problem at hand.

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Acting performances remain pretty much the same compared to the previous seasons, as many characters build further upon how they were evolving last season, some becoming a bit darker and gloomier, while others pick up the mantle of leadership in a more determined sense. There are no real changes cast wise either, safe for a few cast members receiving a bit more screen time.

The special features on the DVD edition are rather fun to watch, but don’t really show you anything really special. You’ll be treated to deleted scenes, a gag reel, an in-depth look at some stunts, a featurette about Jasper, one about the leading characters and last but not least something about how the world is shaped.

Conclusion

Even though it was initially the plan of cancelling the show after the fourth season, the series has been renewed for a fifth season, which we can only cheer upon after watching a very strong fourth season. If you liked the previous season, or were on the fence after the third, we can easily say that this season is one of the best the series has had so far. If you’re fond of ‘end of the world’ scenarios, this fourth season does not disappoint.

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