by the way somebody please explain the ending....
fucking lost me....
i need to watch with captions...
IGN has a good breakdown.... The Anomaly was loud so I missed what was said.
The 100: Season 6 Ending Explained, The Anomaly, and What to Expect in Season 7+
And just like that, another season of The 100 has come to an end. This year’s Season 6 came with a healthy dose of mind control, a generous sampling of redemption, and your usual cliffhanger, leaving you utterly confused until next year. While a number of stories wrapped up, not everything was explained in full detail, with certain plotlines left hanging.
Continue reading for a breakdown of Season 6's ending and how it will affect Season 7, the now confirmed final season. Take note, the following will be a deep dive into some heavy SPOILERS so be wary if you are not caught up!
What Happened with the Anomaly?
Let’s jump right into the craziest aspect of the finale and the final moments of the season. During the fight in Sanctum, Gabriel noticed a pattern of symbols and letters on Octavia’s back after she was caught on fire and forced to remove her burning jacket. After all the fighting, Bellamy, Octavia, Echo, and Gabriel took a field trip to Gabriel’s outpost where he revealed a secret hatch and underground cave.
There they found a floating metallic sphere with spiral designs and the same type of pattern found on Octavia’s tattoo inscribed on its outside. Using the red symbols on Octavia’s newly found tattoo as a code, Gabriel was able to activate the sphere, causing the anomaly to expand. Back in the tent, Hope, Diyoza’s fully grown daughter, came in from the green light outside and went for a hug with Octavia. The two whispered a few things, Octavia was stabbed in the back, she vanished into a cloud of green smoke, and an unconscious Hope was left behind as the anomaly passed through. Cue Bellamy screaming at the air.
Okay, where do we begin?
Gabriel described the sphere as being thousands of years old. This means the creators of the sphere could not have been anyone from the Eligius Corporation as the first settlers arrived around 250 years prior. At first it might've seemed another group of humans somehow made their way to Sanctum even further back, but the appearance of Hope and events from earlier in the season suggest otherwise. Time travel seems to be the more obvious answer.
When Octavia’s arm was exposed to the temporal flare in a previous episode, it began to wither and grow old. After a failed attempt at a cure and realizing the anomaly was calling her, Octavia entered the anomaly alongside Diyoza. After mere seconds, Octavia returned with a cured arm and no recollection of what happened. As Gabriel suggested in the finale, Octavia likely spent a much longer time in the anomaly and is the reason why she recognized Hope in the tent.
The anomaly is a loud one and it was difficult to catch what everyone was saying towards the end. A quick transcript:
Octavia: She’s here. Diyoza? Hope!
Hope: I couldn’t get out of it. He has my mother. I’m so sorry Octavia.
Bellamy: Octavia, what’s happening?
Octavia: Be brave, and tell him it’s done.
Gabriel made it clear Octavia was the only one to enter the anomaly so there’s a good chance this mystery man who supposedly has Diyoza was someone who originally entered the anomaly. Throw in some time travel mumbo jumbo and the sphere gets its origin.
Status of the Primes
Keeping track of all thirteen Primes has been a season-long struggle and it’s only more confusing since a host dying does not necessarily mean their final end. Before heading into the next season, let’s take a look at the current status of all thirteen Primes at the end of Season 6.
- Russell Lightbourne - Alive - Taken into custody by Wonkru.
- Simone Lightbourne - Dead - Floated by Clarke. Host was Abby.
- Josephine Lightbourne - Wiped - Mind wiped by Gabriel in 6x10.
- Gabriel Santiago - Alive - With Bellamy, Echo, and Hope near the anomaly outpost.
- Ryker Desai - Dead - Killed by Echo in 6x11. Mind Drive location unknown.
- Priya Desai - Dead - Killed by angry mob in 6x12. Likely in Jordan’s possession.
- Faye Lee - Wiped - Blank Mind Drive currently in Clarke.
- Victor Lee - Wiped - Blank Mind Drive currently in Kane’s dead body, floating in space.
- Daniel Lee - Wiped - Blank Mind Drive currently in Murphy.
- Kaylee Lee - Wiped - Blank Mind Drive currently in Emori.
Next season will likely pick up Gabriel’s story where it left off and there’s a good chance we’ll see Russell as some kind of prisoner. Probably a good venue for Clarke’s grief? Outside those alive, the only other Prime that seems plausible to return is Priya as her Mind Drive is apparently in Jordan’s possession.
- Miranda Mason - Dead - Floated by Clarke. Host was Gavin’s wife.
- Jasmine Mason - Dead - Floated by Clarke. Host was Jade.
- Caleb Mason - Dead - Floated by Clarke.
Is Abby Still Alive?
In the penultimate episode of the season, Abby was killed and made host for Simone, a revelation that traumatized Clarke and nearly blew her cover as Josephine. During tonight’s finale, any part of Abby, whether a possible link to her mind or her body, was taken out when Clarke opened the airlock release and sent Simone and three other primes out into space.
Before the finale aired, there was speculation that a part of Abby may still exist. Clarke’s mind was preserved thanks to the A.L.I.E's neural mesh when she took the Flame in the Season 3 finale. Abby was also chipped that season, meaning there was a possibility that her version of the code interacted with Simone’s Mind Drive, even though the EMP used to destroy the chip should have also removed the mesh. Those dreams and hopes were quickly crushed when Russell confirmed he checked for any remnants of the mesh before Abby was used as a host. Safe passage on your travels, Abby.
Is the Flame and Sheidheda Really Gone?
Ah, Sheidheda, our favorite one-dimensional villain with no purpose and no real reason to be included in this packed season. Regardless, Madi has been in control of the Flame all season and quickly lost control to Sheidheda, a previous Commander who intended to kill anyone that got in the way of him ruling the world. At the start of the finale, Raven was able to hook Madi into a computer and use Becca’s book to get past the AI’s security. While the goal was to isolate the commanders and simply delete the evil commander, Sheidheda managed to stop the process and create a kill code that would destroy the entire Flame. After agreeing and starting the process to download the Flame from the chip, Russell came in and interrupted the download.
Later, after Madi regained control and saved Clarke and her people, the process was started again while Sheidheda started killing Madi from within. The download supposedly completed, Sheidheda disappeared, and an error screen appeared on the monitor. To fully help Madi recover, what’s left of the Flame was manually removed from the back of Madi’s neck. Just when things seemed to be okay, the computer fired back up and completed the download.
So where did the Flame go? All we get are confused faces and not a single other mention in the rest of the episode. It’d be surprising to leave the Flame storyline in a weird state like this so it’s likely it will return in some fashion next season, probably when the “sleeping army” comes back into play. Has the Flame been uploaded to the mainframe of Eligius IV? I’d be scared of getting on that ship next season!
Where has Jordan Been?
Jordan has been missing ever since he risked his life protecting Priya and was stabbed by a revenge-seeking Madi. Since then, Jordan was absent from several episodes until he was discovered by the Earth crew in one of the palace rooms. There they found him in the process of being brainwashed to believe in the divinity of the Primes by drinking the “Blood of Sanctum” concoction. An “adjuster” was later discovered as the one leading the brainwashing.
After everyone returned to Sanctum after the Primes were defeated, Bellamy met up with Jordan who seemed to be back to normal. After declining to rejoin the group, Jordan decided to stay in Sanctum to help clean up after the battle. Ending their conversation on how Priya was killed and how Sanctum was once at peace, Jordan appeared to have some resentment towards Bellamy, all while the adjuster watched from behind. Jordan was later seen looking at a Mind Drive in his hand, presumably the Mind Drive of Priya that was likely salvaged after her death in the previous episode.
Will We See the Other Planets in Season 7?
The primes took over Eligius IV with a plan to travel to planet Beta, a journey that would take 20 years. Later in the episode, Russell also mentioned the planets Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon, which may not even be habitable. With Season 7 confirmed to be the last season with a total of 16 episodes, it would be surprising if any of these planets took a larger role when stories like the anomaly are being introduced. Perhaps it's something that’s being saved for the final moments of the show?
And HOLY SHIT... Stephen "Fucking" King is a fan of the show..