The 100 Trailer Shows How Everyone Is Trying to Reach the Great Valley

Clarke (Eliza Taylor) looks over the land-o-plenty.
Clarke (Eliza Taylor) looks over the land-o-plenty.
Screenshot: CW (YouTube)

An oversized trailer for the fifth season of CW’s The 100 has transported us years into the future, where an epic war is set to take place over the only plot of land that hasn’t gone to hell yet. Where’s Littlefoot when you need him?


Last season, The 100 shocked fans by fast-forwarding six years into the future during the final minutes of season four’s last episode. We see that Clarke (Eliza Taylor) survived the Death Wave and has discovered there’s one valley that also managed to survive, too. As Clarke tries to keep her new companion Madi safe, threats from above and below risk all-out war over this lone patch of land. There’s Octavia and her Grounders, still trapped in the bunker, as well as some newly arrived prisoners from Eligius Corporation. Then, of course, there’s whatever Bellamy is doing to waste time back up in space.

The 100 returns to the CW for season five on April 24. Check out the giant, four-minute trailer below.


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Not I

The main thing I never understood was this: They lived on a space station for 97 years, believing they were the planet’s sole survivors and that the planet was an unlivable post-nuclear apocalyptic hellhole. Then they get down to the planet and find everything they knew was wrong... pigs live in trees, our forefathers smoked dope (sorry, phased into some Firesign theater there). But, anyway, the Earth (or at least the region they accidentally get sent down to) has recovered and is not radioactive and has survivors. And all the bad kids they conveniently chose to send down (because kids are useful as geiger counters and for finding land-mines) are adaptable, smart, and resourceful (and mostly major dicks), so survive the many challenges thrown at them.

So, why could no one, for 97 years on the space station, build a goddam telescope? They repair tech left and right, but no one can make a couple of glass lenses and a metal tube? Telescope? Why would we have such a bizarre thing on a space station???

But if they did have one, or a hundred telescopes (because, duh!). And if they happened to use them to look at the most interesting and important thing dominating their entire view...

“Oooh, look. There’s smoke from those buildings. Is that a ship on the water? I say, are those signs of civilization? Hmmm, maybe we’re total idiots for staying up here and spacing kids to control our population isn’t the best way to do things. Let’s go down to that tremendously lush green landscape. And let’s ask those people we see signs of why none of them have used any kind of detectable radios which our giant dishes and antennae would have detected.” 

I mean, I can suspend disbelief. I can buy some irrational Hunger Games level shit if you at least try to tee it up right. But everyone has to be a total moron to keep spacing people for 97 years to keep the population of the Ark in check.