“The 100” Season 7: The End of Time


Katherine Blanco

The seventh season of “The 100” marks the return of the intense show.

Maria Odio, Staff Writer

Aired: May 20, 2020
Release Date (Netflix): October 8, 2020
Cast: Eliza Taylor (Clarke Griffin), Bob Morley (Bellamy Blake), Marie Avgeropoulus (Octavia Blake), Lindsey Morgan (Raven Reyes) and Richard Harmon (John Murphy)
Our Rating: A

On Mar. 14, 2013 the first episode of “The 100” aired on the CW; after a fitting 100 episodes and more than 6 years later the finale was released on Sep. 30. This season contained 16 episodes all about 40-43 minutes long. 97 years after a nuclear war that made Earth uninhabitable, 100 kids were sent down to Earth as test subjects to see if they would live. However, they did not plan for survivors on Earth (the Grounders) nor for the secrets their previous home contains. In season 7 of “The 100”, all of the secrets are unveiled and the race to save mankind comes to an end.

“I liked ‘The 100’ because it really looks at the type of society we would have if the world really got as bad as we’ve predicted. ‘The 100’ shows the effects on teens that grow up isolated from their parents in a society of violence,” junior Nicole Guffard said.

One of “The 100”s enticing aspects was their unique characters in this world; there are no stereotypical gender, sexuality and race roles. The female antagonists did not use their feelings as a reason for why they wanted to hurt others and instead appear fully psychotic. Unlike some popular tv shows race is not labeled nor significant. The LGBTQ+ community is also represented in the relationships throughout the seasons like Clarke Griffin and Lexa.

Although many of the characters are unique, the death of the untitled characters will leave you feeling disappointed. The show had a completely different ending as the books it was based on. When the characters died they were either simply mentioned by name in the grievances of their friends or they come back in a way that will still make you feel upset and annoyed.

“I started watching ‘The 100’ a couple years back and I instantly fell in love with the show’s storyline and characters,” sophomore Jeannette Perez said.

Luckily, the show made up for some of its disappointments with scenery that will take your breath away. Instead of having a doomsday Earth, there are endless skies that occasionally turn red and a castle overlooking a field of lavish crops. Most of the season was filmed in Vancouver, Canada which allowed for just the right type of lighting in the gruesome scenes of the show and in the scenes in which two of Sanctums suns collide creating a red shadow over the planet.

This latest and final installment of “The 100” will leave you in tears and anger. Fortunately, the director of “The 100” hopes there will be a prequel to the show. Although the deaths of many characters will leave you frustrated, this installment filled with action-packed scenes and beautiful scenery is definitely worth the watch.

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