In the new The 100 season 4 episode 10 sneak peek below, we come bearing a pretty intense warning from showrunner Jason Rothenberg.
In this video, the showrunner mentions that the episode title here (“Die All, Die Merrily”) is a reference to Shakespeare, and he goes on to describe the story as a “bloodbath,” something that does feel as though it is a perfect reference to some sort of Shakespearean tragedy. It is David vs. Goliath, Octavia going into war against Grounder powerhouses. It’s a battle over a bunker, a clash of clans, or any other big term that you want to give the story. The takeaway from this video is mostly that this is the biggest, most dramatic episode of the entire season to date.
It isn’t a question going into the episode of if someone will die; it’s more of a question of who will die. There are multiple candidates, but Octavia has to be at the top of everyone’s list. She seems to be the most prepared for it, as she acknowledges the stakes and the path that is placed before her. You can even interpret her final line in the preview as a goodbye to Bellamy, and a recognition that while she may want to emerge from this in one piece, that is not necessarily likely to happen. If she dies, it feels like this will be a badass way for her to go.
If we were to start looking at this story from a meta point of view, we’d say that the promotion surrounding Octavia is almost too obvious that she will be one of the key people to go. It almost makes you wonder if this is intentional misdirection on the part of the writers to make you think that the guillotine is dropping in one direction when it’s falling in another instead. Or, maybe it’s misdirection within misdirection, making you think that a death wouldn’t be so obvious when it is happening nonetheless.
In the end, at least Rothenberg and The CW are preparing you now that characters are going to die., which is something fans expect from this show since they have never been afraid to kill of big characters. That being said, character death is something that the show has been criticized for in the past – more so how characters have died, so we will have to see how they handle what’s coming up.
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If this preview is not enough for you, rest assured that another can be found by heading over to the link here. (Photo: The CW.)