The 100 has a long history of delivering mind-blowing finale cliffhangers (125-year-time jump, anyone?), But Tuesday's Season 6 end manages to raise the bar yet again. Some might even call it … an anomaly.
TVLine spoke with showrunner Jason Rothenberg for some insight about that WTF ending, but first, a quick recap: Josephine, Clarke was forced to do the same, floating Simone (in Abby's body!), Along with several other primes. Russell intended to be murdered by murdering Madi, but the Dark Commander-possessed.
Meanwhile, Bellamy and the others narrowly escaped and clean the day.
Meanwhile, Clarke was denied to appeal to Madi's emotional side Sanctum from the Primes' misguided leadership. Even the Blake siblings united.
Unfortunately, their victory (as always) was short-lived. Gabriel noticed the tattoo on Octavia's back contained some sort of password, which appeared to be the "Anomaly Stone." Once Octavia pressed the final symbol, the Anomaly seemingly exploded, engulfing the entire area in a bright green light. Octavia, causing her to vanish amidst a cloud of Anomaly smoke. Bellamy wants to react to the inexplicable loss of his sister.
TVLINE | So, it's safe to assume the Mystery of the Anomaly wants to be the focus of the final season?
Yes, that's safe to say.
TVLINE | I know Hope said, "Hey still has my mom," but Octavia said right after that.
[ Requests script ] Octavia says, "Now be brave. Tell them it's done. "… That's obvious, mind-blowing, and the fact that she's in her early 20s going.
TVLINE | Who's the actress playing grown-up Hope?
Her name is Shelby Flannery, and she's awesome. I'm definitely certain we were her first professional job. She's just out of drama school, so she's really new, and I'm excited to see what she can do. That scene is just the tip of the iceberg. She's going to be a big part of the story moving forward. I have a good feeling about her as an actress and a person.
TVLINE | Moving on to the Blakes, you finally fix their relationship, and then you do this?
That's the formula, is not it? [ Laughs ] Bellamy forward, for sure, as we go into Season 7.
TVLINE | What do you say to fans of those characters? who are pulling their hair out now?
Nothing. Their hair should be out. But you're right, more mature relationship about the two of you. Now, she's been taken from him, and he does not know if she's alive or dead. He does not know where she went. He does not know anything. Octavia's dead, and we tell her story through flashbacks, or we find her again.
TVLINE | Eliza Taylor's performance really blew me away this week.
I knew how good Eliza was, but she really exceeded my wildest dreams this season. I told you at the beginning that we were going to push and challenge each other, and after that we had the same character, it was refreshing for her. She had a blast doing it. And she starts doing subtle things in Episode 1
TVLINE | At the end, Clarke asked Bellamy if it was anything worth it. From a showrunner standpoint, what about it?
I would say that's a close call, 51-49. But we like to live in the gray on this show. She lost her mom, but she tried to do better. They did not destroy another culture, as we see.
TVLINE Paige Turco's last scene must have been emotional to shoot.
It was, but Paige is a total pro. From the moment we started talking about her story, through the end, she was on her game and always wonderful to be around. She did not know that she was going to end the show next season, so she knew she would not be out on a longer run. We've not announced the ending officially, but I've been pushing for a while, so that made it slightly easier. But it was very emotional. It's always emotional.
TVLINE | Asking from the obvious, how will the final change happen?
I definitely feel like we'll still see coping with the loss of her mother. Who are you once your parents leave you? Bellamy and Raven and Murphy and Echo – the whole group. They're her family now.
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