'The 100' Season 7 Premiere Preview: Can Clarke keep peace in Sanctum as new dangers loom ahead?
It's almost here! The final season of 'The 100' premieres this Wednesday on The CW. What does the post-apocalyptic show have for its viewers in its final run and what can we expect of the new worlds? The journey starts tonight.
The synopsis for the final episode does not reveal much. It says, "Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and her friends attempt to rebuild Sanctum as a new threat rises in the woods." Clarke Griffin is now undoubtedly the de facto leader for all the factions -- including WonKru, the people of Sanctum, the Children of Gabriel, and the Eligius prisoners. It's a tough mixture of people to manage and we speculate that it will be a running theme through the season.
Of course, it has to start somewhere and we also suspect that Russell Lightbourne (J R Bourne) also known as Russell Prime will have a major role to play considering that the actor was also promoted to series regular for the final season.
Russell is now the only Prime left alive after most of the others were killed by Clarke and company. But can you blame them? Russell killed Clarke to bring back his daughter, Josephine Lightbourne (Sara Thompson), and Clarke's mother, Abby Griffin (Paige Turco) to bring back his wife, Simone Lightbourne (Tattiawna Jones). This also led Clarke to make the painful decision to float Simone who was then occupying Abby's body.
We can also expect to learn a bit more about Jordan Green's (Shannon Kook) fate. In the last season, he fell in love with one of the citizens of Sanctum who was then used to become a body for one of the Primes. However, by the end of the season, he was "adjusted," meaning that he may now believe in the Primes and stand along with the people of Sanctum.
It's interesting to note that Monty Green's (Christopher Larkin) son who was named after his best friend Jasper Jordan (Devon Bostick) may end up a lot like Jasper himself. Jasper too started to spiral after Maya Vie's (Eve Harlow) death when the Mountain Men were killed by Clarke as she tried to save her people. Will Jordan, like Jasper, come to resent Clarke?
Meanwhile, in the Season 6 finale, we also saw the appearance of Hope Diyoza (Shelby Flannery) who came when the anomaly spread, stabbed Octavia Blake (Marie Avgeropoulos) -- who recognized Hope -- and remained behind when the anomaly disappeared. Octavia's brother, Bellamy (Bob Morley) held Octavia after she was stabbed but his pain soon grew when Octavia disappeared along with the anomaly.
There's certainly a big mystery to unpack there. Where did Octavia go and where did Hope come from? How did Octavia recognize Hope? Could this explain the mystery of Octavia's time in the anomaly? Remember that when she came out of it, her hair was much longer, signifying that she had spent much more time in there. Hopefully, the answers to all this will come in the season premiere. Thanks to the trailer, we already know that the anomaly is set to play a big role in the new season.
'The 100' Season 7 premieres on The CW on Wednesday, May 20 at 8/7c.