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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Elite Season 5 Episode 1 – 3 Review: The Party Don’t Stop… And Neither Do the Murders
Some Netflix shows have a break of several years between shows, but thankfully, that’s not the case for Elite.
Note: This review will cover the first three episodes of the brand-new season as they were available to the media in advance.
Elite Season 5 debuts less than a year after season 4, but there’s just as much angst, drama, sex, sexual fluidity, and, of course, murder, as ever.
Honestly, have you met a group of teens that endured more death than the student body at Las Encinas?
Much like previous seasons, season 5 opens up with Samu arrested for murder, but we have no idea whose body is floating around in the water.
The rotation of interviews with the students provides a snippet of insight, and one might narrow down the victim list to Benjamin, Omar, or Ivan.
Rebeka informs the cops that the killer is definitely not Samu as he’d like them to believe, but it’s unclear if she actually knows who the murderer is or if she knows it’s not him because it’s her.
There’s enough anger directed at Benjamin from literally everyone in school to make his death plausible. Omar is also an outcast who has made an enemy of the few that still loved him and got himself caught up in a dangerous situation. And Ivan, though innocent at first, has a darkness about him; it’s clear he loves to play with fire. But more on that later.
Because aside from the new victim, there’s also the lingering mystery of what happened to Armando, Mencia’s abuser from last season.
Even all these months later, his existence still plagues the Blanco family because they have absolutely no idea he’s dead.
Only Samu, Rebeka, Guzman, and the audience know he’s at the bottom of the lake. There are a few moments where the secret is too much for Rebeka and Samu and they debate coming clean, especially as Ari tries to move on with her near-death experience and embraces a “you only live once” mentality that puts her in all sorts of questionable situations.
Her fervor for living her best life lends itself to a bit of a tug and pull in her relationship with Samu, who finds himself very loyal to Benjamin, a man he considers to be somewhat of a father figure.
Benjamin puts his faith in Samu and wants him to rein Ari in, and thus, Samu finds himself torn and in what can only be described as a three-way relationship with a daughter and her father. And trying to please them both means that he’s disappointing everyone.
As detectives swarm in hopes of finding out what really happened to Armando, they begin to point fingers at family members, including Patrick, whose short temper occasionally gets the best of him. In an effort to erase all of the pain she’s caused her family, Mencia decides to come clean about the arrangement she had with Armando. It’s also why she has decided to live a quieter and tamer lifestyle, which doesn’t bode well for her relationship with Rebe.
Rebe and Mencia skirt the lines of will-they-or-won’t-they, but as Mencia tries to put herself back in the closet, Rebe puts an end to their relationship.
Many season 4 storylines spill over into the new season, including Phillipe’s confession of abuse. Elodie uses his apology to destroy the royal by announcing that he raped her, which taints his perfect image at the school.
He begs Cayetana to confess what happened in the limo so that Benjamin will stop protecting him and kick him out of the school as it would allow him to seek refuge in his home country. She considers helping him out, but after a little persuasion from the new student, she realizes that’s the easy way out.
Honestly, this might be the most important storyline on the series as it holds Phillipe accountable for his actions. He doesn’t just get to ruin lives, run off to his safe space, and do it again. He has to face the people he hurt and the people who know what he did every single day. He needs to build himself back up. He needs to earn a second chance. And most importantly, he needs to want to change. Cayetana drags him to therapy and promises that she’ll be by his side, and it’s sweet, but it’s not helping because he’s not the one initiating it. He’s only going so that she takes him back, which is a terrible excuse to go to therapy.
He pretty much throws a tantrum every time because he’s forced to confront the ugly side of himself and dig into why he did what he did. And when it gets tough, he runs away to his “yes girl” who makes him feel safe by throwing on rose-colored glasses, excusing his behavior, and convincing him that he’s not as terrible of a human as they say he is.
Every new season ushers in a slew of new faces to Las Encinas.
Isadora (Valentina Zenere) joins as an Empress and heiress of a nightlife empire in Ibiza who takes a liking to Phillipe. She’s so adamant about helping him clear his name, in fact, that she suggests they enter into a fake relationship. The logic here is that two pretty and rich people together will make the public forget all about his abuse. And on some level, she likely wants the fake relationship to become real.
We don’t know much about her motivation with Phillipe, but based on a brief heart-t0-heart, it seems as though Isadora is a believer in second chances because she too has paid the price for a mistake in her past.
The second newcomer is Ivan (André Lamoglia), the son of the greatest soccer player in the world who doesn’t know when to stop the party.
Ivan and Patrick immediately click, and while everyone at the school — and likely many fans at home — assumes Ivan is gay, he assures them that he’s very hetero.
Patrick, however, thinks he can persuade Ivan into sleeping with him through his good looks and charm, so he concocts a “no rules” party where everyone is basically encouraged to come naked and hook up with anyone and everyone without judgment.
Unfortunately, the night doesn’t go as planned for Patrick as he doesn’t get to hook up with Ivan.
Samu, however, gets to lock lips with him before Ivan informs Ari that he’s completely smitten with her. She’s kind of into it, but also totally against it. It seems as though she’ll likely give in to temptation by the end of the season given her “live life” attitude.
And as I mentioned before, Ivan’s desire to walk a dangerous path will likely infuriate more than one person, including Samu and Patrick.
Benjamin sets his sights on the students in hopes of forcing them to finally focus on school and less on partying, drugs, and hooking up, but the harder he pushes, the more they rebel.
Patrick’s party, during which he encourages everyone to go on airplane mode so that they can’t be tracked by the adults including his father, who is referred to as the “dictator” by some students, is just one example of it.
Social distancing definitely takes on a whole new meaning on the series as it has nothing to do with COVID.
At one point, in a fit of revenge, Benjamin forces the class to vote on which student they would like to expel as punishment for the drug-fueled party.
Omar is the deciding vote, and he votes for Samu knowing that the “teacher’s pet” won’t actually get expelled.
Benjamin announces that Samu will be expelled for three days, and the moment is the last straw for Samu and Omar’s already fractured friendship.
Ever since Ander left and hasn’t been responding to Omar’s messages, Samu has felt suffocated in the friendship. Omar’s parent-like vibe is overbearing. It’s likely something they could’ve come back from, but when, Omar takes pity on a man named Bilal who comes to the restaurant looking for food, gets a job, and then is caught stealing at the end of the shift, it throws their friendship in a new direction.
Samu thinks Omar is too trusting, yet Omar opens up the home he shares with Samu as shelter for Bilal, who reveals that she’s trying to avoid some gangsters that are coming after him.
Bilal once again bites the hand that feeds him when he steals Samu’s laptop, and yet, Omar shrugs it off by defending him and saying that he needs it more than Samu.
There’s definitely too much animosity between these two, which leads me to believe that it might just be Omar who will be the season’s victim, especially as he’s gotten involved in a dangerous situation if Bilal is telling the truth.
He has gotten pretty entwined with the storyline, and while he said that helping people might have illuminated the path to social work for him, maybe he gets in too deep?
Then again, maybe Bilal made it all up to take advantage of Omar?
Maybe Patrick kills Ivan in one of his uncontrollable fits of rage?
As the rest of the season unfolds, we’ll get all the pieces to do the puzzle, but until then, what did you think of the first three episodes of Elite season 5?
Spring 2022 Season Finale Dates Revealed for NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX
Spring showers bring TV season finales to your screen.
The major networks — NBC, FOX, ABC, and CBS — have announced all their season and series finale dates for the spring of 2022.
Check out the list below to find out when your favorite shows are coming to an end this season!
TUESDAY, APRIL 12
9 pm Abbott Elementary Season 1 finale
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
9 pm black-ish series finale
SUNDAY, MAY 15
10 pm The Rookie Season 4 finale
MONDAY, MAY 16
10 pm The Good Doctor Season 5 finale
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
8 pm The Goldbergs Season 9 finale
8:30 pm The Wonder Years Season 1 finale
9 pm The Conners Season 4 finale
9:30 pm Home Economics Season 2 finale
10 pm A Million Little Things Season 4 finale
THURSDAY, MAY 19
8 pm Station 19 Season 5 finale
10 pm Big Sky Season 2 finale
THURSDAY, MAY 26
8 pm Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 finale (two hours)
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
8 pm Undercover Boss Season 11 finale
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
9 pm Ghosts Season 1 finale
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
10 pm Good Sam Season 1 finale
FRIDAY, MAY 6
9 pm Magnum P.I. Season 4 finale
10 pm Blue Bloods Season 12 finale
SUNDAY, MAY 15
8 pm The Equalizer Season 2 finale
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
9 pm Beyond the Edge Season 1 finale (two hours)
THURSDAY, MAY 19
8 m Young Sheldon Season 5 finale
8:30 pm United States of Al Season 2 finale
SUNDAY, MAY 22
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13 finale
10 pm S.W.A.T. Season 5 finale
MONDAY, MAY 23
8 pm The Neighborhood Season 4 finale
8:30 pm Bob Hearts Abishola Season 3 finale
9 pm NCIS Season 19 finale
10 pm NCIS: Hawai’i Season 1 finale
TUESDAY, MAY 24
8 pm FBI Season 4 finale
9 pm FBI: International Season 1 finale
10 pm FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 finale
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
8 pm Survivor Season 42 finale (three hours)
THURSDAY, MAY 26
10 pm Bull series finale
THURSDAY, MAY 5
9 pm Call Me Kat Season 2 finale
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
9 pm Domino Masters Season 1 finale
MONDAY, MAY 16
8 pm 9-1-1 Season 5 finale
9 pm 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 3 finale
TUESDAY, MAY 17
8 pm The Resident Season 5 finale
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
8 pm The Masked Singer Season 7 finale
SUNDAY, MAY 22
8 pm The Simpsons 33 Season finale
8:30 pm The Great North Season 2 finale
9 pm Bob’s Burgers Season 12 finale
9:30 pm Family Guy Season 20 finale
TUESDAY, MAY 24
9 pm Name That Tune Season 2 finale
THURSDAY, MAY 26
8:30 pm Welcome to Flatch Season 1 finale
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
8 pm MasterChef Junior Season 8 finale
TUESDAY, APRIL 12
10 pm The Thing About Pam limited series finale
MONDAY, MAY 2
10 pm The Endgame Season 1 finale
MONDAY, MAY 9
8 pm American Song Contest Season 1 finale
TUESDAY, MAY 17
8:30 pm Mr. Mayor Season 2 finale
THURSDAY, MAY 19
8 pm Law & Order Season 21 finale
9 pm Law & Order: SVU Season 23 finale
10 pm Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 finale
TUESDAY, MAY 24
8 pm Young Rock (new episode)
8:30 pm Young Rock Season 2 finale
9 pm This Is Us series finale
10 pm New Amsterdam Season 4 finale
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
8 pm Chicago Med Season 7 finale
9 pm Chicago Fire Season 10 finale
10 pm Chicago P.D. Season 9 finale
FRIDAY, MAY 27
8 pm The Blacklist Season 9 finale
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
10 pm Transplant Season 2 finale
Best Shay Mitchell Movies and TV Shows to Watch
Shay Mitchell has amassed quite a following on social media with her hilarious and relatable TikTok videos, but on-screen is where she delivers the real gold and pours herself into the most challenging roles.
Here are the best movies and TV shows starring Shay Mitchell to add to your must-watch list:
Pretty Little Liars – Freeform
Shay became a household name after bringing Emily Fields to life in the ABC Family/Freeform mystery drama. Emily and her best friends attempted to solve the mystery surrounding their best friend’s disappearance while fielding text messages from a digital stalker at every turn. Shay’s portrayal was also pivotal as it brought to life one of the best LGBTQ characters for the network!
Dollface – Hulu
After being dumped, Jules (Kat Dennings) rekindles her female friendship with Madison (Brenda Song) and the eccentric Stella (Shay) and re-enters the world where your girlfriends trump romantic relationships. Each character brings a certain personality to the series, but Stella is definitely the most vibrant and worldly.
You – Netflix
In its first season of the psychological thriller, Shay tackled the role of Peach Salinger, the best friend of Joe’s (Penn Badgley) first obsession Beck (Elizabeth Lail). And you know that any friend of Beck’s is an enemy of Joe’s.
The Possession of Hannah Grace – Sony Pictures
Shay flexed her horror muscle as cop-turned-morgue worker Megan Reed, who accepts a delivery of a disfigured cadaver during the graveyard shift and is plagued with horrifying visions as she’s possessed by a demonic spirit.
The film revolves around several different mother’s day events, including one with Sandy (Jennifer Aniston), a single mom that finds out her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman, Tina, played by Shay.
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