anonymous asked:

I don't think Octavia is coming back just yet. There's still that scene from the S4 trailer of her with face paint on with that guy who kicked her ass in S2. She's not done with her dark path yet. She just fell from grace and Helios is helping her come back but not yet

That’s fair. But I’m still an advocate of her redemption being at hand. First of all, this show moves fast, and Octavia’s dark path was one of the things they told us was happening long before they even started filming. It was the first tease. And I’m pretty sure it’s part of the storyline for the first half of the season. I think it will be resolved as they move forward to the real big bad, the apocalypse. And whatever they haven’t told us yet. 

And that scene with the facepaint has her wearing the Skaikru symbol, and it’s actually a return of her as a “warrior” rather than an assassin. And she’s added Lincoln’s tattoo to her eye paint, which leads me to believe that she has rejected the vengeance she was stuck on and returned to Lincoln’s teachings about fighting for what was right. And if she’s fighting NEXT to the trikru guy. This looks like a ritual battle, to me. Everyone in their tribal finery, going to battle. In front of everyone.

Here’s a theory I have for that. 

This battle will be one of the ways they decided who gets a place in whatever shelter they have found. Octavia is the champion for Skaikru. Which means, they do come to some sort of fair plan for saving people, and not just the 500  100 skaikru that will fit in the Ark. They’re involving the grounders in the “lottery.” Lottery is skaikru way. Battle is grounder way. Question, when they crowdsource the grounders about finding new shelters, do the grounders who have lived there for 100 years perhaps have some insight into viable shelters in their actual territories? I think it would be logical that they would. 

And just so you know, I did some research on this a while ago. There are actual, real life giant shelters all over the united states, besides Mount Weather. Right now. A lot of them in the DC area. Why wouldn’t the grounders know of some of these? 

You are a warrior. You’ve been up against battle after battle; each challenging in its own way. Yet, you’re still standing. You’re still alive, and stronger than ever. You’ve got this.