“The Last War” reached unexpected conclusion in Wednesday’s series finale 100, Which put the entire human race – what remains of it, anyway – on trial. TVLine spoke with the show’s runner Jason Rothenberg about the episode’s biggest developments, but first, a quick recap:
With the code in his own right, Cadogan set out to take a final trial, facing an astronomical “judge” who took the form of Callie. And he could stand a chance, Clarke didn’t expose the inside and shot him from behind. (“Eye pencil down.”) Unrefined with Cadogan, Clarke stepped in to finish the test, facing his own judge as Lexa. Unfortunately, the artist formerly known as Vanheda was thwarting the whole of humanity.
That’s when Raven stepped in as Abby to appeal the verdict to face her own judge. Together, they saw the disciples collide with the people of Sanctium, the downfall of the judges. Just when all hope was lost, Octavia persuaded both sides to give up their weapons, proving “Abby” that humans are capable of uniting. And as it happened, humanity survived. Everyone who was still alive – including Levitt and Echo, despite sustaining fatal wounds, and Maddy and Emory, neither of whom Officially Died – turned into energy and exceeded.
Well, all except Clarke. As “Lexa” pointed out, her actions (aka Cadogan’s mid-test assassination) produced results; He will never be allowed to cross. Came again The last Final twist: Clarke finds that a small group of people (aka all the eponymous characters we cared about) decided not to cross, instead of remaining on Sanctum for the rest of her days. And because none of them are able to make purchases – according to the rules of regression or whatever – they represent the very last members of mankind.
Read on for our full Q&A with Rothenberg, cracking Lexa and Abby’s “comeback”, a sign of closure for Bellamy, and the moment he wishes we could have more time to savor:
Tvline | The show has always had strong religious undertones, but you kept it ambiguous with the character “judge”. Did you want to avoid campaigning too much?
Based on a person’s view on religion, there is certainly a religious interpretation that can attract someone from the finale. This was not my intention. I am saying that we all have energy, our consciousness is energy, and our energy can neither be created nor destroyed – only transformed from one form to another. And this is the next development of human consciousness, to join a higher universal consciousness. This is the science fiction interpretation from which religion draws its inspiration.
Tvline | When I saw Lexa, I still gasped, even though it wasn’t really hers. How did it feel to re-direct Eliza Taylor and Alicia Debnam-Carrie?
It was amazing. It was fun to see Alyssa coming back. She is such a good person and a player on such a team. I know she was really excited to be back in makeup and costume. It was a little difficult for all of us to find the line between how much Lexa should bring to the performance and what is happening in that scene to play a judge / higher role. But it was great to be there and see it. I’m hoping fans get some closure. I know that it matters to him and me. It wouldn’t satisfy everyone, but it was cute for his back.
Tvline | “Abby” was also a fun surprise. What was your process for deciding which characters to bring back? You definitely had a long list to choose from.
It mostly came down to who was going to face the judges. Cadogan was the first, so that overall meant it would be Cali. Ioala [Evans] He flew back from London to do so and was fully prepared for it. She was amazing anyway, so I hope we play with her in the prequel. We also knew that Clarke was going to come in and disrupt that test, so we thought, “Who will be the character She See, it is your greatest love to know, your biggest teacher or your worst enemy? “And knowing that Clarke was going to fail the test and Raven was going to appeal the verdict, he needed an avatar of his greatest teacher. Sinclair was certainly on the table as an idea, but Abby meant so much to him – more than his mother, on some level. And they were the only people who faced the judges, so there was no thought of bringing anyone else back.
Tvline | I think fans probably expected to see Bellamy in this episode. I definitely did Was there anything to bring him back in some form?
As Levitt puts Octavia in the hallway, while they are protecting Clarke, only the living can cross. It is a sad sad moment for Octavia that Bellamy was right. This was just the rule we set up for transit, so it made no sense at that point [to bring Bellamy back].
Tvline | There were not many deaths in this finale, but I say – it was Actually Seeing Indra, she was blown to bits.
so much fun! It took two days of shooting all the scenes in the jungle during the fight which should have been six days. We did not have a lot of time to do everything. JR Bourne and Edina Porter are such indictments, they do not require a lot of time; They are out for the first time. Unfortunately, there was not much time to taste [that victory], Because Finale had to keep going.
Tvline | What lies ahead for Clarke and the rest who chose not to cross?
They can never buy and they cannot cross, so this is for them. They are going to live their days together as a family, growing old together, and when they die, mankind takes over. This is fine, however, because we crossed over and joined the universal consciousness. Therefore it is a happy ending for mankind.
Tvline | The judge agreed to leave humanity when it was seen that people could learn to keep their weapons and carry them along. Is the show’s thesis, that mankind is really Wonkeru?
Yes, this is exactly the show’s message, as easy as it sounds. Tribalism is bad. The whole show was portraying the dark side of tribalism, to kill another man because you are protecting your people, as opposed to realizing that we are all sharing this space together. We are all Wonkaru on planet Earth, and until we find it, we are doomed.
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