'The 100' Season 7 Episode 7: JR Bourne's terrifying turn as Russell-Sheidheda has fans saying he's killing it
We finally got to see Russheda show his true colors, something that has viewers thinking twice about taking him lightly
Spoiler Alert for 'The 100' Season 7 Episode 7 'The Queen's Gambit
When JR Bourne joined the cast of 'The 100' as the antagonist for Season 6, fans of the actor from MTV's 'Teen Wolf' were excited. While Bourne as Russell Prime gave a good performance, it was his turn as Sheidheda that left fans terrified of the character.
In Season 6, while the Flame was being removed from Madi Griffin (Lola Flannery), Sheidheda uploaded himself on to the Eligius mainframe. We found out in this season's premiere episode where Sheidheda went — he uploaded himself on to Russell's mind drive and killed Russell in the mind space. Ever since, he has been occupying Russell's body, an entity we like to call Russheda to avoid confusion.
Russheda might have escaped notice but Indra (Adina Porter) is hard to fool. She found out who he really is, something she told John Murphy (Richard Harmon) and Emori (Luisa D'Oliveira). This was something Russheda noticed as soon as Murphy walked into his cell with food. Russheda deduced that because Murphy was afraid of him, he must know the truth.
This week's episode featured them playing chess as Russheda tried to keep Murphy in the room while Emori's reunification ceremony was ruined. We finally got to see Russheda showing his true colors, something that has fans thinking twice about taking him lightly. One fan tweeted, "It's official, J R Bourne terrifies me #The100." Another shared, "JR Bourne is killing it as Russell. Just WOW. #the100."
A fan shared, "#The100 my admiration for jr bourne and my distaste for the sheidheda storyline be like," along with a GIF of a scene from 'The Office' featuring faux Russian roulette. One fan wrote in praise, "JR Bourne is such an incredible actor. He knows how to draw people into a scene they otherwise normally wouldn't really care about. #The100." Another joked, "rewatching teen wolf and then watching jr bourne in this is really throwing me off #the100."
One fan wrote, "@iamjrbourne Loving you as the new and improved “evil” Russell aka Sheidheda just great stuff!" Fans also loved the Murphy-Russheda scenes, with one tweeting, "Murphy vs Russ/sheidheda that’s a duo I could be ok with arguing!! Master of words vs the Master of manipulation and both of them fit both descriptions #The100." However, some fans are still having a hard time letting go of Bourne's 'Teen Wolf' character. A fan tweeted, "I still see Chris Argent every time Russell/Sheidheda is on my TV #The100."
'The 100' airs on The CW on Wednesday nights at 8/7c.