The 100 TV show has started its two-part season 1 finale on Wednesday night, and “war is coming.”
That’s according to Ricky Whittle, who plays Lincoln, the best known Grounder so far.
“I actually just watched both parts, and the whole time I was like,’You can’t do that! You can’t show that!’ I was like one of those caricatures screaming at the TV, and I knew what was coming. Hopefully, the audience’s reactions will be even better,” he told TVLine.
“There are all those billboards you see for Game of Thrones that say ‘Winter is coming.’ Well, I’m going to switch it up for The 100 and say ‘War is coming.’ It’s going to be epic, the finale of all finales, and I’m so proud of it. From the actors to the lighting to the way it’s shot to the directing, you feel like you’re watching a movie — like Braveheart or Gladiator or something. If I hadn’t been watching it with other people, I would have teared up a little. And if you thought the season has been dark so far, the finale takes it to a whole new level.”
Whittle also revealed that Lincoln will definitely return to try to protect Octavia, but it’s still unclear whether he supports her people as a whole, or the Grounders.
“Lincoln started off intimidating and scary to the 100, and now he’s become this indigenous warrior who’s gone against his own people,” he said. “He’s basically a man without a country, so you have to wonder: Will he continue to go against his own people? He’s now seen as a traitor, but he still doesn’t believe in what they’re doing.”
The last episode saw Finn and Clarke both in peril, with Clarke caught in a trap and Finn seemingly about to die. The description for part 1 of the finale, airing on June 4, says that Clarke and Finn escape one dangerous situation only to find themselves faced with a new enemy.
Meanwhile, Bellamy makes a heroic move to save Jasper, Raven faces a new danger, and Murphy finally gets his revenge. Also, those remaining on the Ark are coming to terms with the inevitable.
The description for part 2 (June 11) indicates that things on Earth get even more intense. Clarke pleads with Bellamy to do the right thing as conflict on the ground comes to a head. Bellamy forces Octavia to make a difficult decision. Raven and Jasper work against time and Finn makes a bold move. Meanwhile, the situation on the Ark comes to a stunning conclusion.
Showrunner Jason Rothenberg said previously that the show is like “Lost” in that “you just never know where we’re taking it.”
“We twist it at the end of the pilot, we twist again at the end of three, we twist again, I think,” he said. “Just when you feel like they’ve figured out who the grounders are and what that story is, they know nothing.”