There are no heroes...only survivors. So is the logline for the upcoming fifth season of the post-apocalyptic conflict drama, THE 100, which premieres Tuesday, April 24th at 8pm on CW18.
**SEASON 4 SPOILERS AHEAD** (What are you waiting for?! Get caught up!!)
The wild, deadly ride that is THE 100 finally returns to thrill fans and answer questions raised by the shocking season 4 finale that saw Earth and its survivors essentially endure a reset at the hands of the devastating radioactive death wave known as Praimfaya. Season four was a race against the clock as remaining nuclear reactors melted down, setting the atmosphere on purifying and terrifying fire. Octavia found herself having to lead and make devastating choices for 1,200 bunker survivors comprised of representatives of all of the warring krus. Clarke made a sacrifice play to activate a satellite tower linked to the Ark, but found refuge in Becca's lab after facing devastating radiation exposure. Clarke's efforts helped get the Ark online and operational for her friends who got off of Earth in the nick of time via an escape ship.
Praimfaya ravaged the Earth, but six years and seven days later, we're shown Clarke alive and well, and with a young girl named Madi aka her "little nightblood." The bunker has "gone silent," and rubble has prevented a successful dig to check for survivors. The atmosphere has been safe for over a year, we don't know the fate of Bellamy, Raven, Monty, and the others on the Ark, and a prisoner transport from something called the Eligius Corporation(???) suddenly appears from space on a mission to land.
In the aftermath of Praimfaya, the survivors must begin again and examine their responsibility to the new place they call home, and the future generations who will inhabit it. Can they begin again and celebrate what remains, or will the frailties of human nature cost them their one chance to rise from the ashes?
It's sure to be another intense season of infighting, life-altering decisions, and tough calls for our favorite band of survivors. Hopefully, our burning questions will be answered sooner than later as Clarke and company return with all-new episodes to Tuesday nights at 8pm after all-new episodes of THE FLASH at 7pm on CW18.