Things were looking pretty bleak when we last left off with Clarke Griffin and her friends (and frenemies) after the events of The 100 Season 3 Finale.
After a mentally and physically torturous fight against ALIE, the powerful AI who hoped to recruit every last member of humanity into her deceptively serene City of Light, Clarke prevailed. Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of a whole new problem.
As ALIE revealed shortly before Clarke made the decision to destroy the City of Light once and for all, the remaining nuclear power plants on earth were melting down – and within mere months, the planet would be irradiated and almost completely uninhabitable.
Clarke made the decision to pull everyone out of the City of Light, rather than leave them in there and spare them the almost inevitable pain of a slow, painful death-by-radiation. But was it the right choice? Will she and Bellamy be able to find a way to save everyone (yet again)?
When The 100 Season 4 picks up, we're set to rejoin our favorite characters back in Polis, where things seem to be tense in the immediate aftermath of ALIE's reign. Clarke, Bellamy, Abby, Kane, and Jaha all appear in preview photos for the new season premiere – and no one looks particularly happy, calm, or relieved.
Check out these images from The 100 Season 4 Episode 1 below, and tune in to watch "Echoes" on Wednesday, February 1st at 9/8c on The CW. Remember that you can watch The 100 online here at TV Fanatic anytime to catch up on any of the post-apocalyptic drama you might have missed!
Worried - The 100 Season 4 Episode 1
Abby, Kane, Bellamy, and Clarke are clearly still in Polis during the season premiere. After spending most of Season 3 separated, will this group be able to go back to working together to save everyone from ALIE's predicted nuclear annihilation?
Kabby - The 100 Season 4 Episode 1
Kane and Abby finally acted on their growing romantic feelings for one another in The 100 Season 3. Perhaps they'll find time for their budding relationship amidst the brewing chaos of Season 4.
Jaha's Fate - The 100 Season 4 Episode 1
Jaha was instrumental in releasing ALIE and setting off her reign of terror. How will he assimilate among the Sky People in the aftermath of all of the pain he unwittingly caused under the AI's control?
Tense in Polis - The 100 Season 4 Episode 1
Things still seem a bit tense in Polis. Perhaps the Grounders recognize that Jaha played a big part in what ALIE did to all of them. Here, he looks quite nervous and like he's about to be attacked.
A Standoff - The 100 Season 4 Episode 1
Here, Jaha is in the middle of some kind of tense standoff between Grounders and Sky People. What's going on in Polis? Lexa was able to enjoy a peaceful reign for some amount of time -- will the next Commander be able to re-establish peace among the clans?
Chancellor Kane - The 100 Season 4 Episode 1
Kane was at his lowest point when we last saw him during The 100 Season 3 Finale. Will he be able to reconcile the things he did and said while under ALIE's control and be an effective leader of his people once again?