When we last left the post-apocalyptic world of THE 100, we learned that a new apocalypse may be neigh. As Clarke went to confront A.L.I.E. (an AI who seemed intent on enslaving the remaining humans on earth in their own minds), she learned that the Earth is still dying. Decaying nuclear plants and radiation were going to put an end to the planet in less than six months unless A.L.I.E. was around to continue her City of Light project. But Clarke decided that the false paradise/prison of the City of Light had to end, no matter the cost. And so A.L.I.E. is now gone and the world is in danger of being uninhabitable for everyone…including the arkers.
In the first preview from season 4 of THE 100 we see the cost of Clarke’s decision. Lesions are developing on people, deaths are increasing due to radiation exposure. But Clarke, Bellamy and the others are determined to find a way out of this mess. This, however, seems to be the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced. Olivia, meanwhile, falls deeper and deeper into her new life as a warrior, as you can see from the video below.
Don’t miss the season premiere of THE 100 on Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.