Since 2014, The CW’s sci-fi hit The 100 has been one of the most popular shows on the network.
However, after a seven-season run, the show will be coming to a close. As an avid fan of the show for years, I’m anxiously anticipating the final season and what it will bring for our favorite characters.
Here’s a list of what I’m hoping to see in season seven:
#1- A storyline that doesn’t revolve around isolating Clarke.
Ever since the end of season two, Clarke hasn’t gone a full season without being separated from her friends in one way or another. She was left on Earth for six years, on the run as Wanheda and even got her body taken over by Josephine.
I would like to see a season where Clarke gets to be with the people she cares about the entire time. She still hasn’t gotten the chance to properly reconnect with “Spacekru” and we haven’t gotten to see enough of Clarke’s bond with Madi. For the final stretch of episodes, let’s hope we can see Clarke finally getting the time she needs with the people who are still around.
#2- A chance for the characters to finally grieve
The 100 is known for killing off an insane amount of characters. Whether it be ones we loved (I’m still not over Lincoln) or ones we hated (Kane and Abby for me), The 100 has an incredibly high body count. But our characters have never really been given time to grieve the ones we’ve lost.
A standout scene from season five was the moment in which we got to see Clarke find Jasper’s goggles and mourn him while she was alone on Earth. That might’ve been one of the best scenes of the show. We need more of them in the final season. We’ve had grief arcs with characters lashing out after the death of a loved one, but we haven’t gotten to see any special remembrance moments. I think it’s time that our favorite characters get a chance to process how they feel about losing people they care about in a healthy way.
#3- Resolution of Blake sibling arc
Bellamy and Octavia’s relationship has gone through a lot of ups and downs throughout the show. Personally, I’m not much of a fan of Octavia so I’ve definitely enjoyed Bellamy finally setting some boundaries for himself in their relationship. However, on Twitter and at conventions it’s been hinted that in this upcoming season Bellamy’s storyline will once again revolve around trying to save his sister. While this feels familiar I would love for there to be a way to turn this repetitive story arc upside down.
Bellamy’s proven time and time again that he loves Octavia so I would like to see her end up saving him in the end. Their relationship has always been unhealthy and imbalanced but I think if the writers are willing to make the Blake siblings arc come full circle there’s potential for really powerful moments in the final season.
#4- Characters making amends with those they’ve hurt
Throughout the series, characters have fought, betrayed each other, and grew apart. But one of the big lessons The 100 tries to drive home is the importance of forgiveness. Whether it be among familial relationships or friendships, I would like to see characters taking responsibility for their actions and actively working towards doing better in the future. I want apologies. I want hugs. We’ve had enough trauma, a peaceful ending bringing people together again would be a great way to say goodbye to The 100.
#5- Storylines centered around the main characters
One of my big issues with The 100 is that it never seems to know how many characters are too many. Every season new characters are added and they’ve all started fading into overdone archetypes that we’ve seen hundreds of times before. The 100 needs to bring the focus back to the characters we have a history with, the ones we’ve grown to care about. One of the main players of the upcoming season is going to be a character named Hope who we only met in last season’s finale.
Any screentime her storyline gets will unfortunately just be taking time away from giving our favorites a proper sendoff. I want there to be enough time to resolve the arcs of the characters I know and love. I don’t want to learn about side characters who have nothing to add to the plot when there’s no time to develop them fully.
#6- Bellamy and Clarke as co-leaders again
The 100 has always been a story about what it takes to be a leader and the struggles you have to go through to become one. We’ve seen different leadership styles in Mount Weather, Arkadia, Polis, and even Sanctum. But no one has ever been as successful as Clarke and Bellamy are when they’re leading together.
The 100’s first season centered around these two characters working together to keep a group of delinquent teenagers safe, and they did. However, once the rest of the characters from the Ark came down and we were introduced to more and more potential leaders, Clarke and Bellamy got pushed to the backburner. Yet they are still the ones who always save the day in the end, just without the credit. It’s not a coincidence that Bellamy and Clarke are separated so often because if they were together they would be able to solve their problems in much less time than a thirteen-episode season.
Their dynamic has always been one of the strongest on the show and I think it would only make sense for the final season to circle back around to Bellamy and Clarke being the ones in charge. They’re a great team and know how to share the burden of leadership. They’re best when they’re together.
#7- The end of Us vs. Them
The 100 has always been a story about different groups of people fighting to survive, and more often than not, fighting each other.
In season seven, I would like to see the end of these group tensions and start focusing on humanity as a whole. It feels repetitive to still be acting like our favorite characters are united under one group and that the rest of the characters outside of the group are the enemy. We’ve been through two apocalypses and six seasons. I think we can stop acting like there’s one superior group who deserves to be in charge of the rest. Let’s take the focus away from political alliances and just focus on the characters.
#8- Callbacks to past seasons
I always love when finales pay tribute to what the characters have been through and who we’ve lost along the way. I say for season seven of The 100 we should get all the nostalgia we want. I want mentions of the dropship days, mentions of Jasper and Monty, parallels between relationships at the beginning of the show and relationships now.
The main reason I’ve stuck with this show has been for the characters I grew to care about. There’s been a lot of mistakes and plenty of bad writing, but ultimately this show is still one of my favorites. I’ve grown up with the delinquents. I want moments that honor how far they’ve come, and I want scenes embedded with cheesy references to the past. Sue me.
#9- One final lever to pull
In the theme of callbacks, I would love if this season ended with another big choice depending on pulling a lever. We’ve seen it several times now, at the end of season one when Clarke closes the drop ship door to when she pulls the lever in the City of Light to destroy ALIE. I know a lot of people have gotten sick of the lever pulling, but I say it would be a good way to come full circle if they have one final lever to pull.
I think it’s time the show admits that they’ve been writing a love story between their two leads all along. They’ve consistently had the most compelling relationship on the show, and have shown time and time again how much they care for each other. All their scenes are shot in ways that scream romance through dramatic lighting, musical choices and camera angles capturing how strongly they feel for one another.
The show has always tiptoed around the idea of having their relationship become more than a friendship, but it already is whether or not they officially go there. Clarke and Bellamy have always had a deep bond and their chemistry has been off the charts. The actors even got married in real life. Last season Bellamy was called out for caring more about Clarke than anyone else, even his supposed girlfriend. Clarke’s dealt with that same accusation before. She spent six years alone and called him every day to keep her sane.
It’s time to stop beating around the bush and give them the space to address what’s been brewing between them for six seasons. It’s been a frustrating journey to get here, but I still have hope.
What are you hoping to see in The 100’s final season? Let us know in the comments below or over on our twitter!
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Summer TV 2021: 13 Shows and Movies Heating Up Your Screen
The weather isn’t the only thing heating up!
As society reopens following the COVID-19 lockdowns, your summer itinerary likely includes hitting the beach and the pool, checking out local patios, throwing a BBQ, and catching some rays!
But after a long day of being out and about, there’s nothing better than settling in with a good, new show.
Thankfully, there are plenty of new shows, movies, and seasons waiting for you this summer!
From scandalous teen dramas to psychological thrillers — there’s something for everyone to binge-watch!
Check out our list below:
Why Women Kill – June 3 (Paramount+)
In the second season, Allison Tomlan (Good Girls, Emergence) stars as Alma a meek housewife looking to join an elite garden club run by Rita Castilla (Once Upon a Time’s Lana Parilla) when she unearths a secret about her husband that flips her world upside down!
In the Heights – June 11 (HBO Max)
From the man that brought you Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda does it again with a musical that celebrates New York’s mostly Puerto Rican neighborhood of Washington Heights and the lives and dreams of those living in it. Watch the first eight minutes below:
Kevin Can F**k Himself – June 13 (AMC)
Annie Murphy’s first post-Schitt’s Creek role is a promising one. She plays the role of a housewife perfectly, but she longs to break free from the confines of a sitcom wife and land the lead role while realizing that she wants to murder her husband. The series attempts something that’s never been done before as it alternates between “single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy.”
Elite – June 18 (Netflix)
Murder, mystery, sex, intrigue — Elite has it all. If you’ve seen the first three seasons, you know what to expect from the students of Las Encinas. If you haven’t, well, you’ve got some time to catch up before season 4 drops!
Sex/Life – June 25 (Netflix)
Gossip Girl – July 8 (HBO Max)
The series that shot Blake Lively to worldwide fame returns! Are you ready to return to the Met steps and read more tea from the private school teens? The new version of the beloved hit series taps into the role social media plays in the spread of gossip amongst NYC’s elite. We bet you’ll find yourself tuning in simply for the nostalgia factor.
Fear Street: A Film Trilogy Event – July 2, 9, and 16 (Netflix)
Think of this as Halloween in July! Netflix has tapped into R.L. Stine’s novels for the three feature films, which will debut over the course of three Fridays. The movies are set in three different time periods — 1994, 1978 and 1666 — and focus on the haunted town of Shadyside, home to a spirit that possess people and forced them to commit murders.
Virgin River – July 9 (Netflix)
Virgin River is a small town with lots of drama. And Mel is gearing up to find out who shot Jack in the upcoming third season, which teases “a funeral, a fire, divorce, a hurricane, and a new romance.”
Schmigadoon! – July 16 (Apple TV+)
SNL’s Lorne Michaels brings together two of the greatest comics, Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong, for a six-episode musical series that parodies iconic Golden Age Musicals. The duo star as a couple that goes backpacking in hopes of reviving their romance when they stumble upon a town living in a 1940s musical. The worst part? They can’t leave until they find “true love.” Other notable names include Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada.
Roswell, New Mexico – July 26 (The CW)
Nine Perfect Strangers – August 18 (Hulu)
Is there anything Nicole Kidman can’t do? Hailing from the author who also wrote Big Little Lies, this star-studded mini-series finds nine people (Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving and Manny Jacinto) who attend a health-and-wellness retreat where they find themselves “transformed,” and not in a good way.
The Chair -August 27 (Netflix)
Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh stars as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim, the first female chair of a university’s English department, in the six-episode satire. Oh also serves as executive producer alongside creator Amanda Peet. Much of the plot is being kept under wraps, but the synopsis teases that we’ll see the “trials and tribulations” of her role within the department.
Only Murders in the Building – August 31 (Hulu)
If you love whodunit’s, you’re going to love the 10-part comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as three strangers who love crime stories and bond over a murder in their apartment complex on the Upper West Side.
What to Watch in June 2021 Guide: Loki, Elite, The Bachelorette and MORE!
The weather is heating up and so are your TV choices!
There are plenty of exciting options coming your way in June, so there’s absolutely no reason for you to be bored this summer!
Get ready to lounge by the pool and binge-watch these new shows and movies!
Why Women Kill – Paramount+ (June 3)
The second season of the anthology series takes place in 1949 Hollywood and follows socialite Rita Castillo (Lana Parilla) and meek housewife Alma (Allison Tolman).
Sweet Tooth – Netflix (June 4)
Based on the beloved DC Comic, the Netflix series takes place in a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer boys adventures. Robert Downey Jr. serves as executive producer.
Lupin: Part 2 – Netflix (June 11)
The heist continues! Per the synopsis: “Assane’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pellegrini has torn his family to pieces. With his back to the wall, he now has to think of a new plan, even if it means putting himself in danger.”
The Bachelorette – ABC (June 7)
Katie made quite the impression when she arrived on Matt James’s season with her trusted vibrator. She then earned the love of Bachelor Nation for being one of the only women in the house not to bully others. Now, she’s on her quest for true love! Will she find it?
Home Before Dark – Apple TV (June 11)
The second season of the mystery drama consists of 10 episodes released weekly. It finds a young journalist investigating a suspicious explosion at a local farm.
Love, Victor – Hulu (June 11)
The Love, Simon spinoff returns for a second season and tackles the hardships of coming out, which makes it the perfect binge-watch for Pride month!
Loki – Disney+ (June 11)
Marvel fans, suit up! Loki is one of the most anticipated releases of the month! Thor fans will get a deeper look at Tom Hiddleston’s character and what happened to his character in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.
iCarly – Paramount+ (June 17)
It’s beginning to feel like the 00’s in here! The iCarly reboot brings back Miranda Cosgrove and friends! Per the synopsis, it’s set to “pick up nearly 10 years after Nickelodeon’s original show ended and finds Carly Shay, the original influencer, and her friends navigating work, love and family in their twenties.”
Elite – Netflix (June 18)
It’s getting hot in here. A new mystery, new romances, and new drama unfolds at Las Encinas at the start of the new school year, which brings some new faces!
Too Hot To Handle – Netflix (June 23)
The second season of the reality competition is heating up summer as sexy singles face a $100,000 celibacy challenge.
Bosch – Amazon Prime (June 25)
The last handful of episodes of the series will arrive at the end of the month ahead of the IMDb TV spinoff!
Luca – Disney+ (June 18)
Let Disney+ sweet you away to Portorosso! In the animated film, two sea monsters inhabit human bodies and begin exploring the Italian Riviera! The Pixar film is the second to drop straight to the streaming platform without a theatrical release right after the award-winning Soul!
The CW Reveals Summer Finales for ‘Legacies,’ ‘Nancy Drew’ and More!
The TV season is bleeding into the summer months.
And we’re not mad about it at all.
Typically, the summer season tends to be a bit dry when it comes to new shows, but due to the pandemic, networks were forced to be flexible with the schedule.
As a result, we’re going to be lounging by the pool with plenty of new episodes to binge!
Here’s when all the summer finales will air:
Monday, May 24
9/8c Black Lightning
Wednesday, June 2
9/8c Nancy Drew
Thursday, June 24
Sunday, June 27
Sunday, July 16
Monday, July 19
8/7c All American
Tuesday, July 20
8/7c The Flash
Wednesday, July 21
8/7c Kung Fu
Thursday, August 12
Tuesday, August 17
9/8c Superman & Lois
And don’t forget to check out all the summer premiere dates on The CW that include Riverdale, Roswell, New Mexico, In the Dark, and The Republic of Sarah.
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