'The 100' Season 7: Why is Episode 13 not airing this week? Red Sun's back to wreak havoc when the show returns
We are so close to the end of The CW's post-apocalyptic show, 'The 100', which is now in its seventh and final season. Unfortunately, with four episodes to go, The CW decided to go on another midseason break, this time for three weeks, probably to extend the show longer due to unforeseen Covid-19 related difficulties. This means that the 13th episode of 'The 100' will not air this week. That's unfortunate, considering after much of the season, we have seen Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor), Raven Reyes (Lindsey Morgan), and Bellamy Blake (Bob Morley) return to a Sanctum that has been turned upside down by Sheidheda (JR Bourne). Of course, technically speaking, Bellamy has been turned upside down too, but more on that later.
In the previous episode, Bellamy subjected both Raven and Clarke to the M-Cap machine, to help "[his] shepherd," aka Bill Cadogan (John Pyper-Ferguson) get the Key aka the Flame. Clarke tells Cadogan that she will lead him to it if he frees her friends. Now, Cadogan is cunning -- it's doubtful he could have run a cult if he wasn't --, and sends Octavia Blake (Marie Avgeropoulos), Echo (Tasya Teles), Jordan Green (Shannon Kook), Hope Diyoza (Shelby Flannery), Nathan Miller (Jarod Joseph), and Niylah (Jessica Harmon) to a different place instead of Sanctum, just to be sure Clarke will help him.
When Cadogan, Clarke, Bellamy, Raven, and Bellamy's Disciple-bro, Doucette (Jonathan Scarfe) -- and presumably Gabriel Santiago played by Chuku Modu -- head to Sanctum, they encounter John Murphy (Richard Harmon) chained up in front of Sheidheda. Emori (Luisa D'Oliveira) and Madi (Lola Flanery) are still locked away safely in the reactor room with the members of the Faithful who are still alive.
Now, one of the interesting things about the final season is that both the big villains are previously minor characters of 'The 100'. We met both Cadogan and Sheidheda briefly before in Seasons 4 and 6 respectively. They are also two very different kinds of leaders but who probably have a lot in common. It's exciting to wonder how these two power-hungry men will react to each other and whether there will be new alliances formed going forward.
The next episode, titled 'Blood Giant', will also see the return of the Red Sun, which we saw in Season 6 when a "red sun eclipse" resulted in sudden psychotic behavior breaking out among those who were exposed. Fans may remember that Bellamy nearly killed Murphy in the previous season. It would be interesting to see what the red sun would do to Cadogan, and especially Bellamy. Additionally, we are also looking forward to seeing how Murphy and Indra (Adina Porter) would react to the new and unimproved Bellamy.
Given that Raven is also back on Sanctum, we can expect the Eligius prisoner, Nikki (Alaina Huffman), to be out for Raven's blood. Raven went on a slight tangent earlier in the season when she forced four Eligius prisoners to remain in the nuclear reactor's core room to fix the pipes, regardless of whether it would kill them. One of those four prisoners was Nikki's husband.
While we have to wait for two more weeks to see how the new arrivals will unfold on Sanctum amid the red sun, we are a little melancholic that we are drawing closer to the end. Perhaps the best way to spend the next two weeks would be bingeing on the first 12 episodes of the season to spot some hidden clues.
'The 100' airs on The CW on Wednesday nights at 8/7c. The 13th episode titled 'Blood Giant' will air on September 9. Watch the promo for the next episode below.