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Top 10 Things We Want to See In The 100’s Final Season

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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.

Clarke Griffin

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#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.

Bellamy and Octavia/The CW

Bellamy and Octavia/The CW

#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.

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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.

Bellamy and Clarke

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#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.

Lever pulling

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#10- Bellarke

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.

Bellamy and Clarke

Bellamy and Clarke/The CW

What are you hoping to see in The 100’s final season? Let us know in the comments below or over on our twitter!

The final season is expected to premiere this spring. No official premiere date has been announced. Follow CraveYouTV for updates and subscribe to our newsletter. 

2 Comments

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  1. Flor

    February 11, 2020 at 12:39 am

    I want for Clarke to finally have her maybe someday with the girl she’s been mourning for years (Lexa) and the anomaly is a great way to do it.

    • Ivana

      February 18, 2020 at 10:19 pm

      That makes about as much sense as if someone said they wanted Clarke to end up with Finn. Yes, Clarke and other people on the show still remember people who died and were affected by them. but that’s it. Lexa was just mentioned more times in season 5 because of the Flame, which is now gone.

      She is 100% dead and she is staying dead, just as every other dead character. Alycia is a main character on FTWD and has made it clear she has no intention of coming back. She was a recurring character in just 16 episodes who stopped being relevant to the story 3 seasons ago. Clarke and the show have both moved on years ago. It’s time you do, too.

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