The BEST Episodes of The 100

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2020

Network: The CW

Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Damocles (2)

#1 - Damocles (2)

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 7, 2018

In part two of the fifth season finale, Clarke and her friends must risk everything to fight one last battle for survival, only to glimpse an even darker threat to the last living valley on Earth.

star 8.29
2,822 votes
We Are Grounders (2)

#2 - We Are Grounders (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 11, 2014

Clarke pleads with Bellamy to do the right thing as conflict on the ground comes to a head. Bellamy forces Octavia to make a difficult decision. Raven and Jasper work against time and Finn makes a bold move. Meanwhile, the situation on the Ark comes to a stunning conclusion.

star 8.18
5,840 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Jason Rothenberg

#3 - Praimfaya

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired May 24, 2017

It's a race against the end of the world as Praimfaya arrives forcing our heroes to make impossible decisions to ensure their survival.

star 8.17
5,489 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Jason Rothenberg
Blood Must Have Blood (2)

#4 - Blood Must Have Blood (2)

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 11, 2015

The journey to the City of Light continues, and Jaha makes a move that shocks Murphy. Clarke receives help from an unexpected source, a visitor surprises Octavia, and Lincoln gets his revenge. Meanwhile, at Mount Weather, Cage moves forward with his mission and Bellamy and the group struggle to break free.

star 8.14
5,222 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Jason Rothenberg
Perverse Instantiation (2)

#5 - Perverse Instantiation (2)

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired May 19, 2016

Our heroes begin to face the reality of their tragic situation. Everyone prepares for a final showdown.

star 8.10
5,959 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Jason Rothenberg

#6 - Spacewalker

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 17, 2014

Clarke returns to Camp Jaha with devastating news. Finn struggles with the aftermath of his actions. Abby gathers information from an unlikely source and prepares for a fight. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal Finn and Raven’s relationship on the Ark.

star 8.02
5,123 votes
Directors: John Showalter
Writers: Bruce Miller
Sleeping Giants

#7 - Sleeping Giants

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired May 8, 2018

Bellamy leads the charge investigating a potential way home. Meanwhile, Clarke and Madi deal with the new, uncertain threat to their home.

star 7.98
3,279 votes
Directors: Tim Scanlan
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre

#8 - Anaconda

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 8, 2020

Clarke confronts a new adversary. A surprising connection takes us back to the past and to the nuclear apocalypse that destroyed the Earth.

star 7.95
932 votes
Directors: Ed Fraiman
Writers: Jason Rothenberg
Die All, Die Merrily

#9 - Die All, Die Merrily

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired May 3, 2017

Octavia fights in the final battle for her people's survival, but not everyone is willing to play fair.

star 7.95
5,525 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre

#10 - Thirteen

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 3, 2016

Lexa tries to maintain peace and order within the clans. Clarke uncovers a strange and game-changing truth. A flashback takes us into the darker chapter of humanity’s past.

star 7.95
5,355 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Javier Grillo-Marxauch
Perverse Instantiation (1)

#11 - Perverse Instantiation (1)

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired May 12, 2016

Clarke finds hope in the most unlikely place. Alie’s master plan comes together.

star 7.94
5,729 votes
Directors: Ed Fraiman
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre
Bodyguard of Lies

#12 - Bodyguard of Lies

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 25, 2015

While preparing for battle, Clarke and Lexa have a heated discussion. Desperate for help, Raven has Wick summoned to the engineering room. Jaha and Murphy encounter a perilous roadblock. Meanwhile, at Mount Weather, Bellamy is in a race against time.

star 7.89
4,538 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Kim Shumway
Blood Must Have Blood (1)

#13 - Blood Must Have Blood (1)

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 4, 2015

Clarke and Lexa prepare for battle, while Raven and Wick experience a major setback. Meanwhile, Octavia and Lincoln are each forced to make a difficult decision. At Mount Weather, Jasper and Maya witness a horrible act, Bellamy follows through on a promise and Cage goes public with powerful information.

star 7.89
4,666 votes
Directors: Omar Madha
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre
The Chosen

#14 - The Chosen

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired May 17, 2017

Jaha and Kane disagree over how to handle their grim reality. Meanwhile, Clarke leads a group to save a friend.

star 7.88
5,282 votes
Directors: Alex Kalymnios
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntrye
Long Into an Abyss

#15 - Long Into an Abyss

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 10, 2014

As Abby and Jaha each try to establish their authority, Clarke comes up with a plan to stop the Grounders' attack. At Mount Weather, Jasper, Monty, Miller and Harper plan their escape, as Dr. Tsing and Cage conduct deadly experiments.

star 7.87
5,226 votes
Directors: Antonio Negret
Writers: James Thorpe
Coup de Grâce

#16 - Coup de Grâce

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 4, 2015

Bellamy and Lincoln’s attempt to sneak into Mount Weather has brutal consequences. Abby fights to stay in control as Clarke steps up in her new leadership role. Meanwhile, with Monty and Harper still missing, a desperate Jasper confronts President Wallace and demands answers.

star 7.86
4,449 votes
Directors: P.J. Pesce
Writers: Charles Grant Craig
Stealing Fire

#17 - Stealing Fire

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 31, 2016

Clarke discovers a shocking truth. Octavia is forced to make a decision that could have devastating consequences. Kane and Abby share a moment.

star 7.85
5,778 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Heidi Cole McAdams

#18 - Resurrection

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 18, 2015

Clarke begins to question Lexa’s leadership decisions. Abby struggles to help an injured Kane. Indra continues to push Octavia. Meanwhile, at Mount Weather, Jasper steps up into the role of leader, and Cage throws Maya into a life threatening situation.

star 7.85
4,378 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Bruce Miller
Inclement Weather

#19 - Inclement Weather

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 29, 2014

A suspicious Clarke confronts President Dante Wallace and demands answers. Kane interrogates one of The 100, and Abby performs emergency surgery. Meanwhile, Octavia resorts to violence to find Lincoln.

star 7.84
5,578 votes
Directors: John Showalter
Writers: Michael Angeli
Pandora's Box

#20 - Pandora's Box

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired May 15, 2018

Our Heroes are forced to rely on the help of Shallow Valley's dangerous new inhabitants in order to save some of their own, with surprising results.

star 7.83
3,204 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Charmine DeGrate

#21 - Nevermore

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 14, 2016

Alie forces Raven’s dark side to come out. Jasper’s anger continues to grow. Octavia wrestles with her place in the world. Monty is forced to make a split-second decision.

star 7.83
5,589 votes
Directors: Ed Fraiman
Writers: Kim Shumway
A Little Sacrifice

#22 - A Little Sacrifice

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 5, 2020

Sheidheda makes his move. A Disciple goes rogue.

star 7.83
759 votes
Directors: Sherwin Shilati
Writers: Nikki Goldwaser
Red Sky at Morning

#23 - Red Sky at Morning

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired May 5, 2016

Clarke, Bellamy, Octavia, and Jasper hit a tragic roadblock. Raven and Monty make an important discovery.

star 7.82
5,705 votes
Directors: P.J. Pesce
Writers: Kira Snyder, Lauren Muir
Join or Die

#24 - Join or Die

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 28, 2016

Clarke is on a mission that could change everything. Murphy gains insight that might prove useful in ensuring his survival. Kane reaches a breaking point.

star 7.81
5,684 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson
Fog of War

#25 - Fog of War

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 3, 2014

Tensions run high between Clarke and Finn, while Raven discovers that Mount Weather is interfering with their communication systems. Meanwhile, Jasper and Monty discover the truth about what’s going on at Mount Weather and Octavia comes face-to-face with her worst nightmare. Finally, President Dante Wallace is about to be betrayed by those closest to him.

star 7.81
5,188 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Kira Snyder