The 100: Season 3 (2016)


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The 100 goes macro in Season 3, skillfully expanding the literal scope of the setting and figurative moral landscape.



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Air date: Jan 21, 2016

Part 1 of 2. In the Season 3 premiere, Bellamy and Kane lead a team into Grounder territory in order to save Clarke who has a bounty on her head. Meanwhile, Murphy arrives at the mansion and finds a very different Jaha on his own mission.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2016

Conclusion. Bellamy and Kane risk their lives in order to save Clarke. Meanwhile, Abby debates opening Mount Weather as a medical facility; and Murphy plots to betray his former chancellor.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2016

Clarke wrestles with a decision; and Bellamy learns that something is not what it seems. Meanwhile, Murphy plots to betray his former chancellor.

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Air date: Feb 11, 2016

Clarke discovers the mastermind behind a devious plan. Meanwhile, Kane struggles to keep the peace; and Jasper's grief drives him to behave recklessly.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2016

Clarke's hope for peace is dashed by a new threat; and Raven becomes a target. Meanwhile, Murphy runs a dangerous con.

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Air date: Feb 25, 2016

Clarke is torn between vengeance and mercy. Meanwhile, Kane and Octavia work together to prevent a disaster; and Abby continues to worry about Raven.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2016

Lexa attempts to maintain peace and order within the clans; and Clarke uncovers a game-changing truth. Meanwhile, a flashback illustrates a darker chapter of humanity's past.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2016

Kane searches for a peaceful resolution, but soon realizes he may have to resort to drastic measures. Meanwhile, Pike suspects there's a leak inside Arkadia; and Raven asks Jasper for help with her plan.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2016

Clarke makes a discovery; and Octavia is forced to make a decision that could have disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, Kane and Abby share a moment.

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Air date: Apr 7, 2016

Jaha uses a terrifying new method to convince Abby to join his cause; Kane goes on a mission; and Bellamy's hit hard with the truth. Meanwhile, Monty ends up in a precarious situation; and Jasper races to save one of his own.

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Based on a series of books by Kass Morgan, this dystopian science fiction series follows 100 teenagers who are sent back to repopulate the Earth almost a century after an apocalyptic nuclear event forced humanity to flee the planet. Picking up three months after the tragic events of the previous season's finale, the third season finds Bellamy (Bob Morley), Kane (Henry Ian Cusick), and others undertaking a dangerous mission to rescue Clarke (Eliza Taylor) from a looming threat to her life. Also starring Paige Turco, Lindsey Morgan, and Ricky Whittle.

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Critic Reviews for The 100 Season 3

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

The 100 is once again ready to tackle bigger themes related to war, loyalty, morality, and identity.

Jan 22, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show continues to grapple with the psychological consequences of the wrenching end of season two through believable character development.

Jan 22, 2016 | Full Review…

With its third season, the show keeps getting bigger, bleaker, and better.

Jan 21, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It"s clear that this season is very much a look at what it means to be human.

Aug 6, 2019 | Full Review…

At this point, I have to think that The 100 has reached rock bottom...I'd love to see The 100 return to its former glory.

Aug 6, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

[It's] the most ruthless season of The 100 yet.

Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Should be used as a case study on how to destroy a once great show by turning all of your characters into unlikable, xenophobic murderers in service of season long plot threads that are beyond stupid.

Feb 2, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

As season three opens, we find that the show is as ambitious and cruel as ever, with "Wanheda Part 1" throwing us right back into its complex, ever-growing world.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

"Wanheda: Part One" sets up some exciting conflicts, both between the Sky People and the Grounders as well as among the main characters, that are sure to provide more compelling sci-fi/action drama throughout The 100 season 3.

Jan 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The continued expansion of the Grounder world offers a lot of intrigue and I'm, as always, excited to see what happens next.

Jan 22, 2016 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

"Wanheda: Part One" was a smooth transition back into the world of The 100, an hour that had a lot to do but managed it all with relative ease.

Jan 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The 100 absolutely explodes in season three; the characters fascinate, the moral murkiness of the plot thickens, and the scope of the world expands to mythical proportions in wondrous, gripping, and appropriately novel ways.

Jan 21, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The 100: Season 3

  • Dec 28, 2020
    Can I just talk about how awful this season was. I practically watched it holding on to the hope that maybe we could get back to the great potential this show had shown during its first season, but as I said in the previous season's review. I would never date the person responsible for making me known as "Wanheda", (commander of death,) and I don't think Clarke would have either. I can understand forgiveness and forming an allegiance, but dating... Nope. This season is up there with season 7 as the worst seasons of the 100.
  • Dec 22, 2020
    The storyline was pretty interesting but got boring pretty fast. I loved the clurphy scenes and Lexa coming back for a second.
  • Nov 09, 2020
    This season really started to lose me for awhile hoping season 4 can reel me back in.
  • Aug 31, 2020
    Aguante Clarke Griffin.
  • Aug 01, 2020
    The show has lost some steam by the end of this season with some of its departing characters but it is still a blast.
  • Jul 17, 2020
    Foi uma temporada muito escura, algo que realmente foi impressionante em ver em um show que era teen, a explicação de como tudo começou no episodio 13 foi maravilhoso, eu amei aquele episódio. Essa temporada foi o começo de muitas mudanças em alguns personagens.
  • Jun 28, 2020
    It's a very enjoyable show despite being full of horse***t , like a) mankind was stuck on a spaceship for almost a hundred years yet oxygen had never been a problem until last minute plus they could still produce whatever the heck they wanted - where they got the raw materials / resources from mystifies me b) the grounders are still perfectly capable of speaking flawless English yet they've invented a new language to communicate - just for kicks, I imagine
  • Jun 09, 2020
    Season 2 got a lot better in terms of pacing, more complex storytelling, dozens of fresh faces, and the amount of violence and surprises for humans fighting to continue living At the end of the season Clarke and the rest of the 100 crew saved the rest of them from Mount Weather's clutches to drain their bodies healing their own people, Wells survived crash landing on Earth but left to find a new haven called the City of Lights, the Grounders and the 100 crew seemed to form an alliance to strike out the same enemy that made Reapers go all savage but their Commander backed out only to save their own skins, Octavia became a true Grounder fighter evolving herself, Lincoln survived being captured from Mount Weather, and Clarke decided to leave the 100 crew not wanting to face everyone after the genocide she committed in order to save everybody else On top of that, Wells followed some drones into a giant mansion founded by a woman in the form of a hologram named Allie who's been waiting for him for a long time...a plan involving a nuclear warhead for some reason Season 3 opens with Clarke gone, the 100 crew have established a new colony called Arkadia complete with livestock, trucks, Wells has found the so-called City of Lights from Allie but apparently no one else can see her, we finally get to see the one responsible for nuking Earth in the first place by relying on an A.I. system, and it looks as if the Ice Nation might start a turf war the Grounders only see fit if they join the 100 crew they can become the 13th clan and establish a coalition therefore having a chance against the Ice NationWhen they find more survivors another power struggle seems to take effect, a man called Pike wants to take the upper hand and wipe out all the grounders even if it means cutting all ties leading to a coup  next to that this Allie illusion intends to wipe out all pain and suffering but also at the expense of people's memories and their humanity to gather everyone as a collective unit, all of them share a consciousness linked to one another, it definitely goes for a more macro-based approach this time Octavia finally blends into the life of a Grounder by honoring the warrior code but she suffers a huge loss Clarke tries to reassert herself but can't seem to face her demons of the past, is Clarke the angel of death?, everyone seems to believe it follows her everywhere with every decision she makes with no regard for anybody else is the problem with mankind too many people living in the same world?, is artificial intelligence the best answer to keep humanity in check?, submitting free will and control may not be the answer, taking away our pain removes what makes us who we are, we're not better people without it, we atone for our sins by creating another solution even if it abandons everything from before, taking a leap of faith towards hope and unity is one thing, succumbing to false prophets is another, are human beings the only species that act against their own self-interest?, you don't ease pain but you can overcome it, it's not always about the goal it's how you get there the finale leads to Clarke and the others attempting to free all the warped minds Allie has influenced and that includes the soldiers of the Commander in Polis, it's actually a pretty cool-looking metaphysical battle to determine whose will is stronger and what to actually do about pain and suffering Season 3 is heavier on the emotions, bloodier with the violence, more provoking with its themes and ideas on keeping mankind in check, and wrestles around with emotions either making everyone stronger or weaker or abandoning them altogether it's one of the more bleaker seasons to watch since it seems Clarke and the others are starting to lose touch with themselves but still this show is so freaking cool raising the bar even further with the players and more world-building the cliffhanger wasn't as strong as the previous ones, maybe could've ended on a more conclusive note but I'm looking forward to Season 4 and what else the creators can do humanity is still far from being saved as well as being perfected that much is for sure
  • May 30, 2020
    The season didn't live up to the expectation that the last season set. The first half of the season was as to be expected- great. But the second half really felt rushed and things didn't really connect. It was a bad approach to improvise changes in character availability. But, the finale did what it needed to do to set the plot for next seasons big bad.
  • May 17, 2020
    The 2 first seasons are great. but this season Is bad. The plot is too long and complicated. But, the three last episodes were kinda good.

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