The 100 season 6 finale: ‘The Blood of Sanctum’ delivers a heart-wrenching conclusion

The 100 -- "Sanctum" -- Image Number: HU601a_0570r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Paige Turco as Abby and Eliza Taylor as Clarke -- Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The 100 -- "Sanctum" -- Image Number: HU601a_0570r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Paige Turco as Abby and Eliza Taylor as Clarke -- Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /

The 100 wrapped up its sixth season with a raw and emotional finale that will leave fans begging for the show’s seventh and final season.

Last night’s episode of The 100 brought the show’s sixth season to a close, and it left many fans wishing they could hop into the Anomaly and be transported to season seven already. “The Blood of Sanctum” is full of raw and emotional moments between characters, and its final scene packs a massive punch to the gut — or perhaps more accurately, a knife.

The episode opens with the Primes arriving on the Eligius ship, and the grounder army almost immediately stands down upon seeing their hostages. The Primes almost succeed in committing genocide, but Clarke reveals herself and stops them just in time. It’s ironic, perhaps, considering the parallels between the sixth season finale and the second season’s. This time, Clarke prevents a genocide and chooses to be the good guy. Unfortunately, it still comes at a cost.

As with every The 100 finale, decisions must be made and levers must be pulled. This time, when Clarke opens the hatch to the ship, she floats most of Russell’s people. That includes his wife, who’s residing in Abby’s body. If there was any hope that Clarke and her mother would meet one last time, it was floated this week. And that’s only the first of many heart-wrenching moments fans had to endure.

“The Blood of Sanctum” also brings an end to Sheidheda’s storyline — for now, at least. Truthfully, the Dark Commander’s defeat is probably the least suspenseful part of the finale. All it takes is Clarke threatening her own life to bring Madi back to the surface. Still, we have to applaud Eliza Taylor’s acting during this episode. Someone get that woman an Emmy.

As Madi fights Sheidheda for control, Raven and Jackson manage to override him and remove the Flame from the girl’s head. It brings Madi back, but it destroys the Flame itself, bringing an end to the time of the commanders. It’s hard to say whether Sheidheda still remains somewhere in the ship’s computer systems, though. We simply can’t believe he disappeared that easily.

Raven and Clarke also have a long-awaited reconciliation in this episode, and it’s truly one of the shining moments of the season. There have been some serious tensions between these two, and watching them finally forgive one another and bond over Abby’s loss is sure to leave you reaching for the tissues.

And speaking of forgiveness, the Blakes also bury the hatchet during the finale (for real this time). When Octavia decides to risk her life fighting for Gabriel’s people, Bellamy follows her. “Side by side,” he tells her. “Like it was meant to be.” It’s a beautiful moment between the siblings, albeit shortlived.

During their fight against the people of Sanctum, the group discovers a code inked on Octavia’s back, something she apparently picked up during her time in the Anomaly. Eager to unravel the mystery, Gabriel brings her to the Anomaly Stone he’s been unable to figure out, inputting the code and awaiting answers.

But if viewers expected answers from this, they were only greeted with more questions. When Gabriel enters the code, the Anomaly surges to the area surrounding his camp. A grown-up Hope appears, and as Octavia embraces her, she whispers that someone still has her mother. The solution is evidently to stab Octavia in the gut — and as she dies in Bellamy’s arms, she vanishes, seemingly becoming one with the Anomaly.

“The Blood of Sanctum” closes with Bellamy screaming for his sister, and frankly, it’s completely unclear whether she’s still alive at this point. We know for certain there’s more to what transpired when she and Diyoza entered the Anomaly, but whether knowledge of the strange phenomenon can bring Octavia back remains to be seen. It’s going to be a long wait for the seventh season.

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