Two-headed deer, mountain men torturing people, a viral city to house people’s consciousness, a radiation death wave, body snatching and a green fog that seems to exist outside the realm of possibility.
Each season of the CW’s post-apocalyptic show “The 100” delivers more and more unexpected things for the characters to face and overcome — surprising the audience left and right since its start in 2014.
The series is based in a future where Earth has been destroyed by nuclear bombs, leaving the radiated land uninhabitable and the last of the human population living in space. But, when their spaceship starts running low on oxygen, the officials decide to send the hundred delinquents down to Earth to see if it’s survivable. After landing, they realize they might not be the only ones who have survived, and that catapults the show forward.
With the seventh and final season premiering this spring, and ending on the series’ 100th episode, the possibilities for this next installment seem never ending.
With all the possible plotlines and loose threads, and a very long hiatus, I’ve had too much time on my hands to devise some theories for how this can all end.
Without further ado, here are my seven predictions for “The 100” season seven.
WARNING: Spoilers for past seasons and recent interviews afloat
1. #Bellarke will happen
The other ships on this show better prepare themselves because Bellarke is going to be canon by the end of the season.
This is me speaking this into existence. Bellamy and Clarke get engaged at the end of the books written by Kass Morgan. Bob Morley (Bellamy) and Eliza Taylor (Clarke) got married in real life back in 2019. It’s finally time for Bellamy and Clarke to get together on the show.
They’ve both been through so much over the past six seasons that has brought them closer together. Bellamy leaving his girlfriend, Echo, behind in season six for the slim possibility of bringing Clarke back to life proves just how much she means to him.
Bellamy and Clarke have been fighting to keep each other alive ever since their “day trip” in season one. That strive to protect each other continued when Clarke sacrificed herself at the end of season four to live alone on a radiated planet for six years. They have always been the head and the heart of the show, representing it to its core. It would be a shame if the show doesn’t end with them both finding happiness with each other as an official couple, because they deserve it.
Note: I definitely made this number one on the list so we can get it out of the way and clarify that I’m a Bellarke shipper. Now, moving on…
2. The Anomaly is a portal
We already know the Anomaly is an anomaly where time and space act differently. We know this due to what happened with Diyoza, Hope and Octavia in season six. Diyoza, pregnant with Hope, went into the Anomaly with Octavia in season six. After a few seconds, Octavia came back out with longer hair and almost a week later, Hope came out fully grown in her twenties.
With Octavia missing at the end of season six, we’re most likely to be diving into this plotline more in season seven. My guess is that the Anomaly is a portal through time and space. I think we’ll be diving into a journey through time due to Hope growing into her twenties in the timespan of about a week. And, we’ll be running with the idea of compressed space because Hope told Octavia a man has her mother, and I doubt they’ve all just been hanging out with other people in a green fog.
My prediction for the upcoming season? We’re going to be planet hopping through the portal. Bonus points if it’s Bellamy and Clarke doing it together to find Octavia!
3. We’re going back to Earth, back in time or BOTH
Like I said above, I believe the Anomaly is a portal through time and space and I’m guessing we’ll be planet hopping. Now what good is a portal in a show if we don’t use it? Some of the cast and crew have described the upcoming season as being crazy and all over the universe. I have a feeling it will be due to this green fog we’ve only just scratched the surface of.
So what does this mean? Where will this portal be taking us? I have a strong feeling we’re going back to Earth and back in time (Earth has been destroyed after all). Bob Morley did shave his beard for season seven (as was made clear by his appearance at Unity Days on Jan. 25, 2020). Now, this could either mean we’re getting a fun beard shaving scene like Joey and Pacey in Dawson’s Creek or we’re going back in time, baby! To be honest, I’m good with either.
Going back to Earth could bring up a lot of fun parallels to past scenes on “The 100,” which we know this show likes to do. There’s also the possibility of going back to the birth of Octavia on the Ark when Bellamy named her. This seems like a large possibility due to Octavia’s name being so close to the Octonian button she was able to press to signal the Anomaly in the ending scene of season six.
4. The flame is back and scarier than ever
I would like to preface this prediction with the fact that the flame has always given me the heebie jeebies ever since the City of Light in season three. I do not like the flame and I wish it’s plotline would’ve died with Earth in season five. However, I cannot ignore the large presence it has on this show.
Sheidhieda (also known as the Dark Commander who resides in the flame) started controlling Madi in season six, making me even more creeped out by its powers. After Jackson removed the flame from Madi in season six, the screen used to monitor the flame and Sheidheida’s presence said “upload complete” making it more powerful than ever. We don’t know what to expect from it now. Where was it uploaded to? What are Sheidheida’s plans with it? The fact that we don’t know what’s going on with the flame and that its gone rogue makes its capabilities even scarier, the possibilities for it to endanger our characters are endless.
Here’s to hoping they figure out how to stop it at the beginning of the season or that plotline dies like the threat of the worms did in season five!
5. Murphy, Gabriel and Echo will die
Every season, this show kills off one character from the first season (season one was Wells; season two was Finn; season three was Lincoln; season four was Jasper; season five was Jaha, Monty and Harper; season six was Abby and Kane).
For the past two seasons I’ve been predicting Murphy would die and I’m not stopping now. It’s not that I want him to die; it’s just that Murphy always puts himself in harm’s way and at odds with the main characters. I’m surprised he’s made it this far. He may be a cockroach, but cockroaches can still get killed.
Now it’s Gabriel’s turn. Gabriel has quickly turned into a fan favorite, and I definitely don’t want him to die but it’s difficult for me to imagine his storyline ending up any other way. If Gabriel (and the showrunner/writers) want to stand by his “the Primes and body snatching are bad” motto, then Gabriel needs to die for his cause. Gabriel staying alive hundreds of years after his birth isn’t natural and he knows this.
In order to follow this moral of the story through, Gabriel needs to prove that it’s okay to die and that people don’t have to feel like they have to live forever. Death is what gives our life meaning. Hopefully he’ll die towards the end though so we can keep him gracing our screens a wee bit longer.Now for my next death prediction—Echo. Echo became an extension to Bellamy’s character in season five. She’s been slowly trying to create a plotline of her own in season six with her explaining her past and having her own flashback episode (directed by Bob Morley!). I still feel like she hasn’t fully separated herself enough yet. Remember Finn’s episode “Spacewalker” in season two? He died in that one. I have a feeling the same will happen with Echo. We’ve finally been let into her past, which will only make the fans more sad if/when she dies.
6. Pike and Monty will make an appearance
Onto a happier note, I think Pike and Monty will make an appearance in the final season. This show has a habit of bringing on past characters to act as a moral guide to the characters who are still left. Clarke saw her father in a hallucination in season one and in her mindspace in season six. Past characters, such as Maya, Monty and Pike, also made an appearance in season six. So, it would make sense to bring them back again, along with other past characters to help give peace to the characters in the final season, much like what the Vampire Diaries did with their series finale.
Why do I specifically think Pike and Monty will be making a comeback? Well, Michael Beach (who played Pike) posted a photo on Instagram on Feb. 28, 2020 with Bob Morley (Bellamy who is still currently alive in the show) and Christopher Larkin (Monty who died at the end of season five). The photo was captioned, “Don’t often post a pic when I hang with one of my #The100 #castmates but since there were 3 of us…”
They’re all in Vancouver! They’re hanging out for lunch! Maybe they’re hanging out at lunch going over their lines? The possibilities are there. I’m assuming Pike will be back as a hallucination to Octavia about how she’s become a better person, and I’m assuming Monty will be back as a hallucination (or ghost in the afterlife?!) telling Bellamy and Clarke that he’s proud of them for breaking the cycle. Who knows, maybe they’ll be in some of the flashbacks I predict to happen due to the Anomaly?
7. Jobi nuts are connected to the Red Sun toxin
Hear me out on this one. I know this sounds strange, but I have a theory. When the jobi nuts went bad in season one, episode eight, they caused the delinquents to have hallucinations. Bellamy and Clarke both experienced hallucinations of their worst fears. In season six, episode two, the Red Sun toxin caused the characters to have similar hallucinations but on a more extreme level.
There were so many parallels between these. The jobi nuts made Bellamy feel extreme guilt with people from his past, blaming him for the bad situations he’s caused. During this, Bellamy found a gun, which he was hallucinating, and put it up to his head but stopped when Clarke came to help him.
Then, five seasons later, the Red Sun toxin did the same with Clarke. She heard her mother talking on the radio about how everyone around her dies and that the only way to get rid of a disease is to cut it out. This caused Clarke to put a knife to her throat but was stopped by Murphy talking about Bellamy.
I’m assuming this is related to the Anomaly again, and that the Red Sun toxin somehow escapes through it into other planets due to it’s portal-like qualities. It will be interesting to see if/how this will play out in the final season.
Well, that’s all I have folks. This show, characters, cast, crew and fans have created a community so strong and beautiful. No matter how this story ends, who ends up with who or what characters come back, we’ll get through this like we’ve been doing since the very beginning: “together.”
The seventh and final season of “The 100” will premiere on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 on the CW at 8/7c.
Until then, may we meet again.
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