On Wednesday's episode of The 100, the Ark develops serious doubts about the survival of its Earth-bound ambassadors as more and more of them remove their transmitter cuffs.
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Abby (Paige Turco), whose daughter Clarke (Eliza Taylor) is one of those on the ground, is desperate to figure out what's seemingly killing off the ambassadors. Thankfully, she gets some much-needed insight from an unlikely source.
Imagine the ultimate CW drama, set on an Earth inhabited solely by telegenic young-adult brats celebrating their complete lack of adult supervision. It's a Tribe Without a Cause! Toss in post-apocalyptic echoes of The Hunger Games, forbidden desires out of The Blue Lagoon and the jungle mysteries of Lost — with a toxic cloud of acid fog instead of a mystical Smoke Monster — and you've got the YA formula for The 100, a high-concept guilty pleasure that comes as a bit of a creative relief after a dreary season of derivative spin-offs, reboots and retreads (reaching a nadir in Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People).
p>The 100 takes place nearly a century after a nuclear war destroyed the Earth, leaving the last remaining humans struggling to survive on a haggard alliance of space stations dubbed The Ark. With the air supply waning, the government decides to send 100 juvenile delinquents and political criminals down to Earth to test its inhabitability.