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I say that death wave can kiss my ass.
Raven about the end of the world.

The Chosen is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of The 100.[1] It is the fifty-seventh episode of the series overall.

Jaha and Kane disagree over how to handle their grim reality. Meanwhile, Clarke leads a group to save a friend.


The show begins with a shot of the different clans running around in chaos. A young boy, Ethan, is looking around for his dad, Hardy, but can't find him. Moments later, we see John Murphy running around asking about Emori. He asks Niylah, but she hasn't seen her. He eventually finds Emori. She tells him that there are only 100 beds for Arkadians in the Second Dawn bunker. Ethan eventually finds his father, Hardy, as well. Afterward, an angry mob of people crowd into the bunker. At this moment, we see Thelonious Jaha talking to Bellamy and Clarke in despair. Tensions are clearly going beyond the boiling point.

Moments later, we see Raven talking to Abby over the radio. She tells Abby that her brain is healing and that she's not having any more seizures. Raven intends to use the same procedure on Abby once she reaches the bunker. Suddenly Kane asks what Raven is talking about, but Abby doesn't tell him. Instead, she tells Raven that they can talk about that specific topic later.

Later on, Skaikru meets in a room to discuss how many of their people will need to die to accommodate the bunker living stipulations. They realize that over 350 people will need to die and it doesn't sit well with anyone. Kane suggests that they conduct a lottery, but Jaha disagrees. Bellamy then chimes in and says that he wants to get Raven. Clarke agrees with him and insists on joining him. Kane accepts their wish and says that there will be a place for them when they get back.

Seconds later, we see Abby telling Clarke that there's not much room for error. Clarke tries convincing her that everything will be okay despite Abby's grim vision from a few episodes ago. They continue to share loving sentiments, then embrace in a hug. Abby then looks at Bellamy and says to take care of each other. Suddenly, Murphy and Emori bust into the room asking to join. Abigail agrees and tells Murphy that there will be a spot for him in the lottery. He then asks about Emori and Abby says that she'll do her best. Her answer is not a very convincing one.

As they embark on their journey, Bellamy gets suspicious of John's intentions and questions him. Murphy blames their pending doom on Bellamy because of his opening of the bunker's door. He tells Bellamy that there won't be a seat for him or Emori. Instead, their plan is to use the lighthouse bunker that Murphy was trapped in on the island. Bellamy tries to warn Murphy that they won't survive five months let alone five months as that bunker isn't stocked, but Murphy knows that they will at least survive the death wave and thinks they have a better chance in the other bunker either way. Then, while the group heads for the truck, Echo sees them and decides to follow them.

Back at Polis, we see Kane telling the Arkadians about a lottery to determine who will survive. However, Hardy questions Kane about who will be running the bunker. He brings up the fact that they know how to operate the machinery and that the Grounders bring no benefit to the bunker. However, Jaha is able to settle him down for a brief moment.

Suddenly, a couple of Arkadians decide to grab Niylah and remove her because she is a Grounder. Octavia puts an end to it. Jaha then asks her what she's doing and that she's one of Skaikru. Octavia quickly reminds Jaha that he's responsible for her mother's death. Therefore, she has no allegiance to him or Skaikru. She then tells Skaikru to hurry up and choose who will be their survivors or they will all die. Afterwards, we see her run into another room after looking at Indra, then walking off.

Moments later, she approaches Niylah and asks if she's okay. Niylah says that everyone is afraid. However, Indra interrupts them and says that this can't go on for long. She then starts talking about some cryptic act that Octavia must go through with if Skaikru can't decide. Octavia then tells her that she doesn't know what to do. Indra tells her that no leader ever does and walks out of the room.

Murphy and Emori are riding on the journey to rescue Raven. Emori laments over having lost their spot in the bunker saying she'd never felt like she'd had a home before that moment. Murphy then reassures her that her home is with him. Bellamy and Clarke are also having a conversation. Clarke tells Bellamy that she didn't mean to hurt him and Bellamy accepts her apology with a smile. Suddenly, a figure jumps out into the road and Bellamy hits him, crashing the truck into a tree as a result. Grounders then ambush their convoy wanting their radiation suits and protective helmets. Just as things appear dire, we see Echo riding on a horse and put arrows through some of the attackers. She then kills more of them with a sword. Clarke and Bellamy finish off the rest.

After the scuffle with the Grounder attackers, Bellamy asks why Echo is there. Echo tells him that she knows about the bunker that's accessible from Becca's lab. She also brings up the fact that she just saved their lives. Therefore, she's hoping for them to do the same.

Back at Polis, we see Kane, Abby, and Nate finalizing the lottery. Then after Nate leaves, David Miller walks in moments later and tells Kane that he's giving his spot to Nate. His reason is that he wants to give his son the best chance to live. Afterwards, Kane and Abby talk after she claims that everything is her fault. Kane does his best to reassure her, however, Abby doesn't feel she is worthy of surviving inside the bunker and instead tells Kane to only pull 81 names from the lottery. Kane is against this and tries to convince Abby otherwise and despite the fact that Abby tells him she loves him, she insists she has made her decision.

Elsewhere inside the Second Dawn bunker, Hardy asks Jaha if he will take care of his son, Ethan if his name isn't drawn. Jaha then says that everything isn't right and that everyone should be able to fight for their lives. He then tells Hardy that he needs them to get the Grounders to open the bunker door again. When that happens, he will handle the rest.

Back where Clarke and Bellamy are, we see Bellamy trying to contact Monty. He gets in contact with him and asks for him to help them get to Becca's lab. Monty obviously obliges and Harper tells him that they should save their friends. Suddenly, Emori begins to cough up blood, and it's clear that she's suffering from radiation exposure. It appears that there's an issue with her suit, and Murphy intends to save her. He demands that Echo removes her suit, but that attempt fails. Suddenly, Clarke takes off her suit claiming that she has Nightblood. However, it's untested Nightblood and could prove to be a dangerous decision. However, they proceed with saving Emori by replacing her suit and helmet with Clarke's.

Back at Becca's lab, we see Raven patiently waiting for everyone to survive. Seconds later, we cut back to Bellamy and Clarke talking about the need to get everyone to Polis. Monty and Harper show up and they start loading everyone into his rover. Suddenly, Clarke begins coughing up a little blood. However, Monty insists that she wears the suit that he had for Jasper. Clarke then tells everyone that Nightblood doesn't work, but there may be another way to save humanity.

Meanwhile, in the Second Dawn Bunker, we see the lottery taking place. Kane calls a few names including Nate Miller's. Moments later, we see Jaha motion to Kane and he tells Jackson to take over the lottery. Suddenly, Hardy interrupts the lottery. He tells everyone to follow his lead once the bunker door is open. He also asks everyone if they prefer a lottery or a fight. Based on the response from the crowd, everyone is perfectly okay with fighting for their lives as they begin chanting the word "fight."

Kane and Jaha are in a separate room Jaha is collecting canisters of gas in order to use it on the Grounders. Kane thinks he's crazy, but Jaha feels that it's the only way. Indra approaches Octavia informing her about the discovery of a Skaikru armory. She asks Octavia to give the order, and Octavia says to pass out the guns to the Grounders.

Back with Kane and Jaha, Kane attempts to stop Jaha, but he refuses. He says that the time for diplomacy is over. Kane continues to try and convince Jaha not to go through with his plan. Meanwhile, Grounders are approaching the area holding the Arkadians. Octavia and Indra approach the door and Indra offers to help Octavia, however, Octavia insists it is her responsibility and the door is opened.

The Grounders and Octavia enter to find the room full of bodies with Kane and Jaha are standing in a corner wearing gas masks. Kane and Jaha decided that using the gas on their own people is the best option for survival. Jaha then says that he knows where Clarke's original 100 list was and that he will find it.

The Grounders are then seen removing the unconscious bodies of over 300 Arkadians with Kane and Jaha instructing them based on Clarke's list. At the end of this sequence, Hardy is removed from the bunker and Jaha picks up an unconscious Ethan to carry him off to safety.

Back at Becca's lab, Raven is staring at a screen. Bellamy, Clarke, Murphy, Emori, Monty, Harper and Echo then arrive. They then mention that they need to go out to space and live on the Go-Sci Ring. Therefore, they ask if Raven can get them into space before the death wave hits. She stares at the spaceship and says that the death wave can kiss her ass. Clarke then concludes the scene by saying that they're going back to the Ark.



Guest Starring


  • Chris Shields as David Miller
  • Jojo Ahenkorah as Costa
  • Cole Vigue as Hardy
  • Beckham Skodje as Hardy's Son
  • Alika Autran as Sonya Hassler
  • James Clayton as Sonya's Husband
  • Shayn Walker as Trikru Warrior
  • Christopher Jordan Judge as Obika (credited as Azgeda Warrior)
  • Colin Foo as Pei Chao
  • Yvonne Chapman as Pei's Daughter
  • Adam Ballantyne as Dying Grounder
  • Douglas Chapman as Big Arker


Octavia: (to Jaha) "You made me hide under a floor, you floated my mother, I'm not hiding anymore."
Abby: "I love you Clarke, don't ever forget that."
Abby: "There was no good choice."
Clarke: "There never is."
Murphy: (to Emori) "Hey, your home is with me, okay?"
Echo: "There might be more of them. We should get going."
Bellamy Blake: "Echo, what are you doing here?"
Echo: "I know about your bunker on the island. I just saved your lives. I'm hoping... you will return the favor."
Bellamy Blake: "Unless we can get another ride, no one's making it to that island."
Echo: "Roan banished me."
Clarke Griffin: "I heard."
Echo: "I was only trying to save my people. Is that so wrong?"
Hardy: "Sir, can I talk to you?"
Jaha: "Of course Geoff. What is it?"
Hardy: "If my name isn't chosen, would you....(clears throat).... take care of my boy? I know it isn't right to ask."
Monty Green: "Clarke, you need to put on the suit. It was for Jasper. At least now it'll do some good. You should put it on. Jasper would want you to. If we're still gonna make it to the island we better--"
Bellamy Blake: "We're not going to the island."
Clarke Griffin: "Yes, we are."
Bellamy Blake: "Clarke --"
Clarke Griffin: "Nightblood doesn't work."
Bellamy Blake: "We don't know that yet. Luna got sick before she got better, so--"
Clarke Griffin: "Even if you're right, they won't let us all into the bunker if I'm still sick. It took days for Luna's resistance to kick in, and by that time, the death wave will already be here, and all our friends will be dead. Are you okay with that?"
Bellamy Blake: "You know I'm not. Clarke, unless I am missing something, there is no other way for all of us to survive."
Clarke Griffin: "What if there is?"
Octavia: "My people, my responsibility".
Marcus Kane (voice breaking): "This is how we save our people."
Thelonious Jaha (voice breaking): "Marcus, how do we choose?"
Marcus Kane: "We already have."
Thelonious Jaha: "Clarke's list."
Marcus Kane: "It was always our best chance for survival."
Thelonious Jaha: "And I know where it is."
Marcus Kane (crying): "This is how we save our people."
Raven Reyes: "What are you doing here?"
Bellamy Blake: "We're not leaving you behind."
Raven Reyes: "But, there's no time to get back."
Clarke Griffin: "We're not going back. We're going up."
John Murphy: "Oh, don't look so surprised. It was all your crazy idea to begin with."
Raven Reyes: "Space? Uh, we don't have enough fuel to get down."
Harper McIntyre: "Sounds like a five year problem to me."
Raven Reyes: "You're talking about the Ring."
Bellamy Blake: "Seems like a shame to let a good rocket go to waste."
Raven Reyes: "Uh, how do we live?"
Clarke Griffin: "They left a water reclamator there, and we know that Go-Sci has an algae farm. We just get those two things up and running, and we have food and water."
John Murphy: "Algae salads and recycled urine. Sign me up."
Emori: "Better than dying."
John Murphy: "Yeah. You say that now."
Raven Reyes: "Alright, slow down. Breathing's important, too. What's the plan for oxygen?"
Monty Green: "Based on what Murphy says about the lighthouse bunker, I'm guessing -- make that praying -- there's an oxygenator there. We take it with us. You hook it up. Bob's your uncle."
Raven Reyes: "You're an engineer, Monty. You do know there's about a thousand things wrong with that plan, right?"
Monty Green: "Yes, and every one of them kills us. Of course, staying here will kill us, too, so--"
Bellamy Blake: "Raven, we need you to get us off the ground before the death wave hits. What do you say? Can you do it?"
Raven Reyes: "What do I say?...... I say that death wave can kiss my ass."
Clarke Griffin: "Good, it's settled then. We're going back to the Ark."

Notes and Trivia

  • The episode's title is retrieved from a line used by John Murphy: "Maybe it'll help our chances if we bring home the chosen ones."
  • This episode aired the same day as Paige Turco's (Abigail Griffin) birthday.
  • Raven states that the procedure she underwent in "The Other Side" worked, her brain is healing and the seizures have stopped. She intends to perform the same procedure on Abby once she reaches the bunker but never gets the chance.
  • Abby mentions telling Clarke that there are no good guys. She said this in "Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)" after Clarke said that she had tried to be the good guy and failed by killing everyone in Mount Weather.
  • When Clarke's group leaves, there's approximately 23 hours until the death wave hits the bunker and Polis.
  • As of this episode, Arkadia has been hit by the death wave. (seen on Raven's computer in the last scene). However, everyone that had stayed behind were already dead or, in the case of Monty and Harper, had escaped.
  • This episode marks the first time that John Murphy and Niylah have interacted with each other. Richard Harmon and Jessica Harmon are brother and sister in real life.
  • This marks the first episode where Jaha and Octavia are seen interacting.

Body Count

  • 1 Grounder - (ran over by Bellamy with a truck)
  • 6 Grounders (shot with arrows and stabbed by Echo)
  • 1 Grounder (stabbed by Bellamy)

Behind the Scenes



Song Title
Through The Eyes Of a Child All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend (Deluxe) Aurora [1]



See Also