|“||I wasn't fighting for Skaikru today. I thought I was fighting for myself, but I now know that's not true either. I was fighting for us all. Skaikru will not take the bunker alone. We will share it equally because we are equal. We are one clan and we will survive Praimfaya together. Ogeda.||”|
|— Octavia Blake|
The episode begins in Polis with a shot of Octavia in a room by herself. Bellamy walks in to speak with her. He tells her that she doesn’t need to fight, but she’s willing to accept death. She then stops Bellamy from saying anything else and walks out.
Octavia walks out into a courtyard after Gaia summons her. It’s official that Octavia will fight for Skaikru. Gaia then summons Ilian since he will be fighting for his clan as well. Octavia asks him if he’s trying to prove anything, but Ilian responds to her by saying that he’s there for his clan and not her. After Gaia speaks a few more words, Luna forces her way through the crowd. She then accepts her sigil as the warrior of her clan. However, since she’s the last of her kind, Gaia questions who is she fighting for. Luna claims that she’s fighting for death.
Back inside a battle prep room in Polis, we see Indra approach Octavia. She begins to pep talk Octavia and says that it’s okay to be afraid. Indra then pulls out a sword and offers it to Octavia as a gift. Octavia wants to know why she’s doing that since it may mean the end of her people. However, Indra assures Octavia that she is one of her people. She concludes her pep talk by telling Octavia that she’s in control of who she really fights for.
Moments later in a courtyard, Clarke is speaking with Bellamy and Kane. Clarke expresses concern about Luna’s entry since she’s a specialist at this sort of combat. Jaha then expresses concern about what may happen even if Octavia wins the Final Conclave. Kane assures Jaha that they will have Octavia ready.
Clarke approaches Roan and tells him that they can’t let Luna win. She asks if he can beat her and Echo chimes in by saying, “Of course he can.” Roan then tells Clarke that he’s done with alliances. He also tells her to get off of the battlefield before she dishonors her people once again. As Clarke leaves, Echo gives her a peculiar look and then walks off.
Back inside the battle prep room, Kane approaches Octavia with tips for what to do against each warrior. Bellamy then approaches her with a strategy to try and lay low. This will allow the strongest fighters to take each other out. She then realizes that it’s true that she doesn’t have to kill every warrior. What she really needs to do is kill the last one. Seconds later, we hear war drums playing and the warriors walking out to the battlefield. Each warrior then lets out a primal scream and runs into battle.
At first, we see Roan in a battle with a large man wielding a giant hammer. Octavia is running around trying to observe the action without being seen. However, a man carrying two large daggers sees her and begins to chase. Moments later, we see Roan cut down the large man and kill him with his own hammer. After seeing this, Fio with daggers attacks Roan. However, Roan gets the upper hand on him quickly and kills him with a sword. He then picks up the dog tag of the fallen soldier and yells, “Trikru has fallen!”
Gaia sees this and immediately becomes sad. She announces the death of the two soldiers and then runs over to Indra to hug her. It appears that Trikru’s place inside the Second Dawn Bunker is no longer an option. We see Octavia walking around, but then Luna approaches her. They begin to talk about Octavia’s relationship with Lincoln. Luna says that Lincoln would be ashamed of her and then they begin to fight. Octavia loosens a rope holding a set of pipes that drops on top of Luna. After Octavia runs out of the room, Luna screams that she can’t hide forever.
A few seconds later, we see Octavia run into a room to tend to a wound. Ilian then breaks inside of the room and tells her that he’s not there to kill her. He says that she’s not his enemy. However, she claims that she will kill him the next time that she sees him. It’s clear that tension is at an all-time high during this conclave to end all conclaves.
Back at the tower in Polis, we see Bellamy checking out the action. He notices that one of the fighters dies from an arrow from Echo. He then realizes that Echo is cheating and he goes to do something about it. Kane tries to stop him, but Bellamy insists that Ice Nation has two fighters in the conclave. It’s not fair and he intends to stop it. However, Kane tells him to wait until it’s dark so no one catches him.
Back on the battlefield, Octavia has several fighters approach her. However, Ilian jumps into the fray and helps her defeat them. Octavia tells him to stay away, but Ilian refuses to listen. Suddenly, an arrow pierces Ilian through his neck — one fired by Echo. Octavia drags him away from the line of fire and mercifully ends his life. It appears that Ilian’s fight is finally over.
Once it becomes nightfall, we see Bellamy sneaking around Polis while trying to find Echo. He then gets a good view of her and proceeds to get closer. However, he notices one of the conclave fighters coming around a corner and hides. Moments later, he watches Luna kill the warrior in less than five seconds. Bellamy then runs up to where Echo is and starts to choke her out. However, Roan stops him and then questions Echo about her motives. She says that she’s doing what’s best for her people, but Roan isn’t trying to hear that. He promptly banishes her from the Ice Nation. Afterwards, he allows Bellamy to leave without anyone seeing him. Before he leaves, he warns Roan not to underestimate his sister. During this entire ordeal, Octavia is hiding and listening to everything.
Seconds later, we see Gaia announce that only four warriors remain within the conclave. Kane then approaches Indra and apologizes about Trikru. She then comments about how Octavia is doing well and Kane thanks her for that.
Next we see Roan approach Octavia and propose a truce with her. He feels that they need to join forces in order to take out Luna. Once Luna is dead, then they’ll have to battle each other. A moment after Roan and Octavia’s conversation, we see someone abduct Bellamy.
Afterwards, we see Luna kill one of the final warriors and now there are only three left. Roan and Octavia approach her and attempt to take her out. However, Luna’s too much for them. Suddenly, black rain starts to fall and Octavia runs to take cover. She tries to warn Roan to run, but Luna takes advantage by slicing Roan’s stomach. She then drowns him in a fountain with black rain and tells him that his fight is over.
After Roan’s death, Luna begins to stalk Octavia and looks for where she is hiding. She also starts to talk about killing her brother in a conclave. She then begins to stab at a closet thinking it is Octavia’s hiding spot. However, Octavia stabs her from behind with a sword and tells Luna that everyone is worth saving, but not Luna. She then tells her that her fight is over and it means that Octavia is the champion of the conclave. Gaia announces her as the winner and that the Second Dawn Bunker belongs to Skaikru. However, Octavia says that she’s not only fighting for Skaikru, but for everyone. As a result, she announces that everyone will share the Second Dawn Bunker together. This leads to everyone chanting the word “Together!” However, Octavia is wondering where her brother is since Bellamy isn’t around for her victory speech.
Moments later, we see Bellamy wake up inside of Second Dawn. It then becomes clear that Jaha and Clarke are responsible for his abduction. Along with the abduction, they end up locking the entrance to the bunker. This leads Indra to saying, “Skaikru has betrayed us all” as the episode concludes.
Guest Starring Edit
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Several CW networks in the Southern California market postponed this episode along with its lead-in episode of Arrow to May 6th due to continuing coverage of the Dodgers and Giants game.
- According to Marie Avgeropoulos's Instagram post, twitter post, and interview, this is her favorite episode.
- This is the first episode in Season Four to have a main character die, being Roan.
Body Count Edit
- Fio; killed by Roan
- Gael (Ingranronakru Champion); killed by Roan
- Boudalan Champion; killed by Ilian
- Sandgedakru Champion; killed by Echo
- Delphikru Champion; killed by Boudalan Champion
- Guara (Podakru Champion); killed by Luna
- Ouskejonkru Champion; killed off-screen by Echo
- Mezi (Louwoda Kliron Champion); killed by Luna
- Yujleda Champion; killed by Octavia
- Ilian; killed by an arrow struck by Echo and Octavia (mercy kill)
- Roan; killed by Luna
- Luna; killed by Octavia
Behind the Scenes Edit
- Even though this episode is the tenth episode of the season, the production number is 409. This is because it was the ninth episode shot. The ninth episode, "DNR" (#410), was shot after this episode to accommodate Dean White's schedule.
See Also Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Die All, Die Merrily, The 100 listings, The Futon Critic
- ↑ Scanlan, Tim (April 6, 2017) Tweet “9th ep to air is ep. 410/"DNR" written by @MirandaKwok88 . 10th ep. to air is ep. 409/"Die All, Die Merrily." @DrLawyercop &Wade McIntyre” - @timscanlan
Scanlan, Tim (April 7, 2017) Tweet “There's no change. Episodes were shot out of order so Dean White could direct 409.” - @timscanlan
Ginsburg, Aaron (April 7, 2017) Tweet “The Ep #s are only production order (we filmed these two out of order). So yep, 410 is next” - @DrLawyercop
Kwok, Miranda (April 7, 2017) Tweet “Episodes 409/410 were shot out of order so the production numbers and airing numbers get mixed up.” - @MirandaKwok88