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Clarke I was born in space. I've never felt the sun on my face or breathed real air or floated in the water. None of us have. For three generations, the Ark has kept what's left of the human race alive, but now our home is dying, and we are the last hope of mankind, A hundred prisoners sent on a desperate mission to the ground. Each of us is here because we broke the law. On the ground, there is no law. All we have to do is survive, but we will be tested by the Earth, by the secrets it hides, and most of all by each other.
Previously on The 100…
Kane We know they've landed, but communications are down.
Clarke This wristband transmits your vital signs to the Ark.
Wells Take them off, and Ark will think we're dying.
Bellamy That's the point. They've dumped you down here like lab rats to die, so why are you helping them?
Abby Chancellor's been shot.
Shumway We have I.D.ed the shooter… Bellamy Blake.
Bellamy I did something they will kill me for when they come down.
Clarke Do you see that peak over there? That's Mount Weather. There's a radiation-soaked forest between us and our next meal.
Jasper We did it!
Clarke We are not alone.
Scene 1 - Earth: The Woods
Finn Clarke! Come on.
Octavia Monty. Come on!
Finn We got to go!
Octavia Monty, get up!
Finn Who are they?
[Crows squawking]
Clarke What are they?
Octavia We are so screwed.
Jasper [Distant scream]
Clarke Jasper. He's alive.
Finn Clarke, wait. Wait! Wait. Stay out of the trees. He was right there.
Monty No. Where is he?
Clarke They took him.
Scene 2 - The Ark: Earth Monitoring Station
[Equipment buzzing]
[Metal clanging]
Abby Talk to me, Jackson.
Jackson Rumors are spreading. Witnesses saw a dropship launch. It's only a matter of time till the people figure out that we sent the hundred to the ground.
Abby Let the council worry about the people. I need you focused on reestablishing communication with those kids. How many dark tiles?
Jackson Twenty-three. We've been losing them at a steady rate all day. Abby, these are different. Vital signs spike for a longer duration before flat line; It looks like a pain response. This is what we'd expect to see with exposure to radiation.
Abby I know what it looks like, Jackson, but there's another explanation. We just haven't found it yet.
Man Chancellor on deck.
Jaha My son. We sent them down to die.
Abby No. We sent them down to live… To go to Earth to see if it was survivable so that all of us could live.
Kane Abby, stop. I know this is hard, but we don't have time for false hope. This space station is dying, and Earth is not survivable. That is what the wristbands are telling us.
Abby We don't know what they're telling us yet. Thelonious, listen to me. Please trust me. For all we know, those kids could be perfectly fine, including Wells.
Scene 3 - Earth: The Camp
Wells [Sighs]
[Kids clamoring]
[Distant drums beating]
Male delinquints Get him!
Way to go!
I got it, I got it!
Dude, get back here!
Take it!
See? Ha ha!
Atom Hey, where'd you get the clothes?
Wells Buried the two kids who died during the landing.
Atom Smart. You know, I'll take it from here. There's always a market for…
Wells We share based on need, just like back home.
Bellamy You still don't get it, do you, Chancellor? This is home now. Your father's rules no longer apply. Oh, no, no, Atom. Atom, hold up.
Bellamy You want it back? Take it.
Male delinquent Get those boots!
Wells Is this what you want? Chaos?
Bellamy What's wrong with a little chaos?
Female delinquent [Girl screams]
[Girl whimpers]
Murphy Bellamy. Check it out. We want the Ark to think that the ground is killing us, right? Figure it'll look better if we suffer a little bit first.
Wells Let her go! You can stop this.
Bellamy Stop this? I'm just getting started.
Male Delinquent Fight!
Delinquents [Chanting, fight!]
Wells Don't you see you can't control this?
Murphy You're dead.
Bellamy Wait. Fair fight.
Delinquents [Murmuring]
Wells Aah!
Murphy This is for my father!
Wells Drop it!
Clarke Wells! Let him go!
Murphy Whoa! Hey!
Bellamy Enough, Murphy.
Bellamy Octavia. Are you all right?
Octavia Yeah.
Bellamy Where's the food?
Finn We didn't make it to Mount Weather.
Bellamy What the hell happened out there?
Clarke We were attacked.
Wells Attacked? By what?
Finn Not what. Who. It turns out, when the last man from the ground died on the Ark, he wasn't the last Grounder.
Clarke It's true. Everything we thought we knew about the ground is wrong. There are people here, survivors. The good news is, that means we can survive. Radiation won't kill us.
Finn Yeah, the bad news is the Grounders will.
Wells Where's the kid with the goggles?
Clarke Jasper was hit. They took him. Where is your wristband?
Wells Ask him.
Clarke How many?
Murphy Twenty-four and counting.
Clarke You idiots. Life support on the Ark is failing. That's why they brought us down here. They need to know the ground is survivable again, and we need their help against whoever is out there. If you take off your wristbands, you're not just killing them. You're killing us!
Bellamy We're stronger than you think. Don't listen to her. She's one of the privileged. If they come down, she'll have it good. How many of you can say the same? We can take care of ourselves. That wristband on your arm? It makes you a prisoner. We are not prisoners anymore! They say they'll forgive your crimes. I say you're not criminals! You're fighters, survivors! The Grounders should worry about us!
Delinquents Yeah! Yeah!
Delinquents [Clamoring continues]
Monty What do we do now?
Clarke Now we go after Jasper.
Scene 4 - The Ark
Jaha Why are you here, Abby? We both know that you could have sent an apprentice to do this. [Exhales]
Abby Kane's planning a secret council meeting to vote on the culling. I need to know where you stand.
Jaha I don't have a vote. You know that.
Abby They listen to you, Thelonious.
Jaha Well, you don't.
Abby I do when you agree with me.
Jaha Now, Abby, the CO2 scrubbers are already failing. The symptoms of oxygen deprivation are everywhere, and worst of all in the children; They'll die first.
Abby You don't have to tell me that.
Jaha Obviously I do. Unless we act to reduce the population, everyone on-board this space station will be dead in four months.
Abby We have acted. We put a hundred kids on the ground. We need to give them time…
Jaha There are seventy-six kids on the ground, Abby. Twenty-four of them, including my son, are already dead.
Abby I don't think so.
Jaha But you have no proof. Please… Stop. I understand your need to have hope for Clarke, but I am the Chancellor of the Ark, and hope isn't enough. Not when the end of the human race is at stake.
[Knock on door]
Kane You wanted to see me?
Abby Hope is everything, and the Chancellor that I voted for, he knew that. I'm done here.
Jaha Stop studying me, Kane. Who shot me?
Kane Bellamy Blake, a janitor from Factory Station. He stowed away on the dropship. We're still investigating who helped him.
Jaha Who benefits most from my death?
Kane If you have something to say, just say it.
Jaha You rushed to execute the woman who saved my life, and if I were dead, you would be Chancellor now and Abby wouldn't be here to oppose you.
Kane I followed the law. I did my job.
Jaha You were the acting Chancellor, and this job requires more than simply following the law. It requires knowing when not to.
Kane I had nothing to do with the attempt on your life, but I'm not surprised that it happened. You're too weak to do what now has to be done, and I'm not the only one who knows it.
[Door closes]
Scene 5 - Earth: The Camp
Clarke Griffin [Panting]
[Door opens]
Wells There you are. When my father said they didn't leave us anything, he really meant it. It's just a scratch.
Clarke You're making friends fast. Keep it covered. It could get infected. Nice pack.
Wells Yeah, seat belts and insulation. I also packed part of the parachute, figured we could use it to carry out Jasper.
Clarke Good. Give it to someone else. You're not coming with us.
Wells My ankle's fine.
Clarke It's not your ankle, Wells, it's you.
Wells You came back for reinforcements. I'm gonna help.
Monty Clarke, he's right. We need him. So far no one else has volunteered.
Clarke I'm sorry, Monty, but you're not going, either.
Monty Like hell I'm not. Jasper's my best friend.
Clarke You're too important. You were raised on Farm Station and recruited by engineering.
Monty So?
Clarke So food and communication. What's up here, it's gonna save us all. You figure out how to talk to the Ark and I'll bring Jasper back. Hey. You ready?
Finn I'm not going anywhere, and neither should any of you. That spear was thrown with pinpoint accuracy from 300 feet.
Clarke So what, we let Jasper die? That's not gonna happen. Spacewalker? What a joke. You think you're such an adventurer. You're really just a coward.
Finn It's not an adventure, Clarke, it's a suicide mission.
Wells Build a wall. Use the fallen trees. I'll watch out for her.
Monty Jasper looked up to you.
Octavia [Groans]
Bellamy What the hell was it?
Octavia I don't know. The others said it looked like a giant snake.
Bellamy You could have been killed.
Clarke She would have been if Jasper didn't jump in to pull her out.
Octavia You guys leaving? I'm coming, too.
Bellamy No, no. No way. Not again.
Clarke He's right. Your leg's just gonna slow us down.
Clarke I'm here for you.
Wells Clarke, what are you doing?
Clarke I hear you have a gun. Good. Follow me.
Bellamy And why would I do that?
Clarke Because you want them to follow you, and right now, they're thinking only one of us is scared.
Bellamy Murphy. Come with me. Atom? My sister doesn't leave this camp. Is that clear?
Octavia I don't need a babysitter.
Bellamy Anybody touches her, they answer to me.
Bellamy Let's go.
Atom You're staying here.
Octavia I'm gonna make your life a living hell.
Wells Those guys aren't just bullies, Clarke. They're dangerous criminals.
Clarke I'm counting on it.
Murphy Since when are we in the rescuing business, huh?
Bellamy The Ark thinks the prince is dead. Once they think the princess is, too, they'll never come down. I'm getting that wristband, even if I have to cut off her hand to do it.
Scene 6 – The Ark: Industrial Airlock
[ It is a SPACEWALKER; mix and match spacesuit covered in soot. The WHOOSH of pressurization and off comes the helmet. To our surprise, this roughneck spacewalker is a teenage girl. Raven (18) shakes out her long, black hair. ]
Red Damn it, Raven. Wait for pressurization.
Raven Sorry, boys. Places to go.
[ That's when the warning light blinks out, the inner door opens, and a PAIR OF TECHNICIANS strides to remove the spacesuit. It has the feel of a pit crew at Indy. A welloiled machine. The less handsome of the two is Red. ]
Raven Did anyone notice there's no damage to ‘B' dock?
[ Raven turns so they can help her out of the bulky spacesuit, continuing as seals are unfastened and tape is unpeeled... ]
Red ‘B' dock's restricted. You know that.
Raven What, are they gonna float me for looking? Guys, come on. An Exodus ship was launched. You're not curious about that?
Red It was not launched. It was ejected. According to engineering, a routine maintenance accident forced them to eject.
Raven A maintenance accident that didn't cause any damage? That's a lie and you know it. Fine. Well, if that doesn't stir your tank, how about this? Why would they build a dropship in the first place?
Red Just slow down, all right? We need to check your vitals.
Raven I'll save you the trouble. I feel good.
Tech Prison visiting day. Tell lover boy I'll pay him the two days' rations I owe him when he gets out.
Raven It was three days. Hey, stash my gear. I'll come back for it later.
Red Okay, Raven, stop. Lockup's been quarantined. There's some kind of a virus. There's no visitation for at least two months. Sorry.
Scene 7 - Earth: The Camp
Delinquents [Overlapping chatter]
Octavia Hey, I saw that. You cheated.
Atom Hey, guys, the wall's not gonna build itself.
Octavia Walls won't stop what's out there. We need weapons.
Atom So build weapons. Look… Your brother wasn't kidding about that. He'll hurt them.
Octavia Come on. We were just talking. You're too hot to be my brother's bitch.
Atom I'm no one's bitch.
Octavia Mmm. Good. Then prove it. Come with me.
Dax Hey. Oof!
Atom Get out of here.
Octavia Nobody's bitch, huh? Maybe one of these days you'll realize you can't control me.
Atom You know, that guy you were with? Did you know he was in for murder? You want to know something funny? I'm actually protecting him from you.
Octavia Hey, hey, hey, hey! What are you doing?!
Atom Consider yourself controlled.
Octavia Is this all you got? They locked me under the floor for sixteen years just for being born! This is nothing.
Monty Ahem. You want to keep it down? I'm trying to concentrate.
Scene 8 - The Ark
Woman on radio Attention. The mess hall will be closed from 2100 hours to 0800 hours for maintenance. Attention. The mess hall will be closed from 2100 hours…
Jackson Abby… Kane's lobbying for votes. We should, too.
Abby We'll have our chance at the briefing.
Raven Excuse me! Dr. Griffin. I have a question about the quarantine. My boyfriend's in lockup. I went to go see him. Instead, I saw an open air duct. Now, if there really was a virus, wouldn't you move to contain the airflow?
Abby The virus isn't airborne. That's why the ducts are open.
Raven Can you tell me if he's okay?
Abby I can't. I'm sorry.
Raven No, you're not. First the dropship, now this. The council's hiding something, and I'm gonna find out what it is.
Jackson Ballsy kid.
Abby Yeah. Reminds me of someone.
Scene 9 - Earth: The Woods
Bellamy Hey, hold up. What's the rush? You don't survive a spear through the heart.
Wells Put the gun away, Bellamy.
Murphy Well, why don't you do something about it, huh?
Clarke Jasper screamed when they moved him. If the spear struck his heart, he'd have died instantly. It doesn't mean we have time to waste.
Bellamy As soon as you take this wristband off, we can go.
Clarke The only way the Ark is gonna think I'm dead is if I'm dead. Got it?
Bellamy Brave princess.
Finn Hey, why don't you find your own nickname? You call this a rescue party? Got to split up, cover more ground. Clarke, come with me.
Clarke Better late than never.
Finn I like to think so.
Bellamy Guess we got more in common than meets the eye, huh?
Wells We have nothing in common.
Bellamy No? Both came down here to protect someone we love. Your secret's safe with me. 'course, for you it's worse. With Finn around, Clarke doesn't even see you. It's like you're not even here.
Scene 10 - Earth: The Dropship
Monty He may not be my real brother… [Grunts]… But he's always been there. Every memory I have, there's Jasper. I should be out there.
Octavia You're not gonna cry, are you?
Monty Shut up.
Octavia [Giggles]
Monty You sure about this? Your brother won't approve of you helping us contact the Ark.
Octavia He's not my keeper. Let's just do this. Let's do it. [Grunts] Aah! Ow! Son of a…
Monty Sorry. Dead.
Octavia Oh.
Monty Damn it.
Octavia If we can't even take it off, how do you expect to turn it into a radio?
[Hatch door clangs]
Monty Go on. I'll be fine. Work to do.
Octavia Hey, Monty? Jasper would understand why you stayed.
Atom How is someone raised beneath the floor not a total basket case?
Octavia Who says I'm not?
Atom It's because he loves you. Your brother? You're not a basket case because you were loved.
Octavia Yeah, I'm a lucky girl.
Atom I'm not saying I had it worse than you, Octavia, because I didn't. But you have someone who would do anything for you. I envy that.
Scene 11 - Earth: The Camp
Finn I've been thinking about Mount Weather. How come they didn't attack until Jasper crossed the river? It's not like we were being quiet and they didn't know we were there.
Clarke They waited for us to cross. The river's a boundary. Which means Mount Weather is off limits. [Scoffs] How are we gonna get those supplies? What are we gonna do for food?
Finn Wow.
Clarke Well, at least we don't have to worry about water.
Finn Oh, yeah.
Clarke Come on, Finn. We don't have time for this.
Finn Clarke, we've been hiking for hours. We need to take a break.
Clarke I'll take a break when we find Jasper. Come on. No, no. Finn! Don't! [Gasps] Damn it, Finn! Oh, wow. Okay. Maybe just a minute.
Finn Yeah. I think I know why you're so hell-bent on finding Jasper, why you're always taking care of everybody else.
Clarke Now you sound like my mother. No. Go on. This should be good. The delinquent psychiatrist.
Finn You couldn't save your father.
Clarke Jasper. He was here. We should get the others.
Finn We're close.
Scene 12 - The Ark: Earth Monitoring Station
Jackson Abby, we have to stop. The council vote's in thirty minutes.
Abby Then we have thirty minutes. Anything from engineering?
Jackson Nothing good. According to Sinclair, even if we sent a signal down, the wristbands weren't designed to receive, so the kids wouldn't even hear it.
Abby There's got to be something we missed, something that we haven't thought of.
Jackson Great. What's falling apart now?
Abby Hey! Hey! Apparently you have a thing for air ducts.
Jackson I'll call security.
Raven They're not dying.
Abby What are you talking about?
Raven All that's being sent from the ground? Transmitted by these. They're taking them off.
Jackson What? Why would they do something so reckless?
Abby Because we told them not to.
Scene 13 - Earth: The Woods
[Distant, overlapping chatter]
Octavia Hello, beautiful. Hey, where are you going? [Giggles] [Octavia giggles] It's okay. We've got nothing but time.
Murphy Hey, how do we know this is the right way?
Bellamy We don't. Spacewalker thinks he's a tracker.
Wells It's called cutting sign. Fourth-year earth skills. He's good.
Finn You want to keep it down or should I paint a target on your backs?
Bellamy See? You're invisible.
Jasper [Distant moan]
Murphy What the hell was that?
Clarke Now would be a good time to take out that gun.
Jasper [Low moaning]
Clarke Jasper. Oh, my God.
Finn Clarke, be careful.
Clarke Jasper? What the hell is this?
Finn Clarke! Get her up! Pull her up! Pull her up! Get her! Pull her up! You okay?
Clarke Yeah. [Panting] We need to get him down.
Finn I'll climb up there and cut the vines.
Wells Yeah, yeah, I'm with you.
Finn No. Stay with Clarke. And watch him. You. Let's go.
Clarke There's a poultice on his wound.
Wells Medicine? Why would they save his life just to string him up as live bait?
Bellamy Maybe what they're trying to catch likes its dinner to be breathing.
Finn Maybe what they're trying to catch is us.
Scene 14 - The Ark
Abby Data indicates that the violent criminals in the group are eight times more likely to have terminated signals. We believe that this means that the kids are taking off the wristbands by choice.
Kane So how do you explain Wells?
Jaha Kane is right. My son would… Never take his wristband off voluntarily.
Abby Both our children have done things that we could never have predicted. The point holds. These children need more time.
Kane We don't have time. Engineering needs six months to fix life support, and we'll be out of oxygen in four. Nobody wants to do this, but the inescapable fact is that for every day we delay, ten more people will need to be sacrificed. So today it's two hundred and nine, tomorrow it's two hundred and nineteen. The day after that is two hundred and twenty nine. We're the ones who need more time. I move that we vote now.
Female Council Member #1 I second that.
Senior Councilor Member Very well. The matter before us requires a four-vote majority to pass. A vote in favor is to vote to cull two hundred and nine citizens of the Ark from the supply grid in order to extend life support for those who remain by six months. All those in favor?
Kane Aye.
Senior Councilor Member Aye.
Female Council Member #1 Aye.
Senior Councilor Member All those opposed?
Abby Nay.
Male Council Member Nay.
Female Council Member #2 Nay.
Senior Council Member Three votes to three. The Chancellor will break the tie.
Jaha We didn't ask for this. Ours was to be a transitional generation… Ensuring that three generations from now mankind could go home. But everything has changed, and we will either be the generation that sees the human race return to Earth, or upon whose watch it finally ends. My son is already down there. I sent him. And the truth is I don't know if he is alive or dead. But I still have hope.
Senior Council Member How does the Chancellor vote?
Jaha I don't.
Senior Council Member Sir, if you abstain, the vote ends in a tie to be automatically taken up again in ten days.
Kane That's ten more dead for every day.
Senior Council Member I ask again, how does the Chancellor vote?
Jaha The Chancellor abstains.
[Door opens]
Jaha You have ten days.
Scene 15 - Earth: The Woods
Finn Hurry up, Murphy.
Clarke Be careful.
[Distant growling]
Murphy What the hell was that?
Bellamy Grounders?
Clarke Bellamy, gun!
Bellamy Now she sees you.
Scene 16 - The Ark
Raven Did someone call for a mechanic? You're the one who called in the work order?
Abby We need to talk.
Raven Look, I told you I'm not gonna say anything, okay?
Abby I believe you, and you're not in trouble. Follow me.
Raven Not in trouble yet, you mean.
Abby [Sighs]
Raven This level's off limits for people like me.
Abby Not anymore. You know that we sent the hundred down to the ground. What you don't know is why. The Ark is dying, Raven. Life support is on its last legs. I have ten days to prove that Earth is survivable or they're gonna start reducing population. Three hundred and twenty innocent people will be killed.
Raven I don't get it. Why are you telling me this?
Abby I looked up your file. You're the youngest zero-g mechanic on the Ark in fifty years.
Raven Fifty-two, but, so what? So…
Abby You have nine days to get this ready so I can survive a drop.
Raven God, what a piece of junk. They must have found this thing when they salvaged Mir-3 in twenty one oh two. You want me to get a hundred-and-thirty-year-old escape pod ready to stand up to the inferno of re-entry in nine days?
Abby Can you do it or not?
Raven Hell, yes, I can do it, but I'm going with you. You're not the only one with someone you love on the ground. Those are my terms. Take it or leave it.
Abby All right. You can come with me.
Raven You got yourself a mechanic.
Scene 17 - Earth: The Camp
Male delinquent They're back!
Female delinquent Over there.
Monty Is he…
Clarke He's alive. I need boiled water and strips of cloth for bandage.
Delinquints Oh!
Oh, ho ho!
Bellamy Who's hungry?!
Delinquents Yeah!
Male delinquent Bellamy! Whoo!
♪ Love, I have wounds ♪
♪ Some day you can mend ♪
♪ You can mend ♪
♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪
♪ I guess that's love ♪
♪ I can't pretend ♪
♪ I can't pretend ♪
♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪
♪ Feel, my skin is rough ♪
♪ But it can be cleansed ♪
♪ It can be cleansed ♪
♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪
♪ And my arms are tough ♪
♪ But they can be bent ♪
♪ They can be bent ♪
♪ Hey, hey, hey ♪
♪ And I want to fight ♪
♪ But I can't contend… ♪
Clarke He's stable for now, but without medicine… They're taking off their wristbands for food? No way. I… I won't do it.
Finn You don't have to.
♪ … I can't pretend ♪
♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪
Murphy Whoa, whoa. Wait, wait, wait. What, you think you play by different rules?
Finn I thought there were no rules.
Bellamy Hey.
♪ Oh, feel our bodies grow ♪
Bellamy Atom!
♪ And our souls, they blend ♪
Bellamy Come on. We're on first watch.
♪ Yeah, love, I hope you know ♪
♪ How much my heart depends ♪
Atom Guys, you're not just gonna leave me here.
Bellamy No, Atom. I won't be disobeyed.
♪ I can't pretend ♪
♪ I can't pretend… ♪
Atom Guys!
♪ I guess that's love ♪
Atom Bellamy! Guys! Bellamy!
♪ I can't pretend ♪
♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪
♪ I guess that's love ♪
♪ I can't pretend ♪
♪ I can't pretend ♪
♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪