THE 100 Scoop: Ricky Whittle Talks Lincoln’s Dilemma Choosing Between The Grounders and Ocatavia and the Deadly Season 1 Finale

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There is no more ferocious battle for a man’s heart than when torn between his loyalty for his people and the woman he loves. Time and time again, Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) has chosen his beloved, but at what cost. In the CW drama THE 100, the two-part Season 1 finale will challenge Lincoln to either stand and fight with Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) and the hundred, or to return to his people, assuming they will accept him back — or worse yet, to flee from the impending war and being forced to choose sides.

In a recent exclusive interview, Ricky Whittle talked about Lincoln’s torn heart and the tough choices ahead for him, as well as foreshadowing that there are more deaths on the horizon before this season closes the door until Season 2. [Read more…]

THE 100 Preview: “Day Trip” (Grounders, Gractavia and Ground Control!)

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In last week’s episode “Contents Under Pressure” of THE 100 it is hard to say which resonated louder: the softly spoken “thank you” offered by the Grounder (Ricky Whittle) to Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos); or when Chancellor Jaha (Isaiah Washington) said that there were space pods to transport only 700 of the 2,200 people still alive on the Ark. If you thought it was brutal when the Ark had to cull out 320 of their population to give everyone enough oxygen to survive for a few more months, imagine how everyone is going to react to finding out only 700 get to make the trip to Earth.

So there are some big secrets still hanging in the air as the show picks up this week in “Day Trip.”

Given Octavia’s soft-spot for the Grounder who saved her life and who has proven he will do anything to save her, including betray his own people, there is surely going to be more going on with that budding friendship/relationship (now called “Gractavia”). Will Octavia be able to stand by and watch her brother torture a man who so obviously cares for her, or will she feel compelled to help him get free? And what does that mean for the formerly budding romance between Octavia and Jasper (Devon Bostick)? Jasper just may find himself alone as Octavia gives her heart to another. But having survived a Grounder attack himself, it is hard to imagine that Jasper will give up on the girl he loves any time soon.

Plus, just listen to what Devon Bostick had to say about Jasper and his deep love for Octavia in this interview: [Read more…]

THE 100 Scoop: Stars Bob Morley, Ricky Whittle and EP Jason Rothenberg Talk What’s Upcoming With the Grounders and Project Exodus

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This week’s episode “Contents Under Pressure” was about saving Finn’s (Thomas McDonell) life, discovering the secrets of the Grounder, and the Ark’s plans to evacuate back to Earth — and none of these came without a price.

To save Finn’s life, Bellamy (Bob Morley) and Clarke (Eliza Taylor) had to embrace their darker natures sanctioning the torture of the Grounder (Ricky Whittle) — making them wonder what else they may have to comprise to survive in this deadly new world.

Also the Grounder was not about to give up himself or even his people for these aliens who just arrived — that is until Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) put her life on the line and then he was willing to do anything to save her, even giving up a secret he would normally die to protect.

Then on the Ark, all secrets were supposed to be revealed, but even Jaha (Isaiah Washington) and Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) could not face the survivors with the truth that only 700 lives would be saved in the last remaining drop ships to go to Earth, so they agreed to let Diana Sydney (Kate Vernon), a former Chancellor, have a seat back at the Council table.

In a recent press interview, stars Bob Morley, Ricky Whittle and executive producer Jason Rothenberg shared what is upcoming for the remaining 92 surviving kids on Earth, and those stuck up on the Ark, as well as what kind of threat the Grounders really pose to them all. [Read more…]

THE 100 Preview: “Contents Under Pressure” (Raven, Groctavia and Repercussions Oh My!)

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In this week’s new episode of the CW series THE 100, it is all about dealing with the repercussions of the hard choices made by the kids on Earth and the adults on the Ark; as both groups have risked or taken lives and the fall-out from that sends ripple-effects throughout both worlds.

When we last saw the kids on Earth, Bellamy (Bob Morley), Clarke (Eliza Taylor), Jasper (Devon Bostick) and Finn (Thomas McDonell) had gone to rescue Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos), who was being held chained up by a Grounder. But in the process, Finn took a knife to the chest and his odds of making it are slim at best without the resources on the Ark.

Then on the Ark, Chancellors Jaha (Isaiah Washington), Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) and Abby (Paige Turco) are still recovering from the deaths of the 320 who volunteered in order to extend the oxygen supply — for the rocket flares sent up from Earth were seen too late.

Neither place is the most desirable locale to be in right now. One offers poisonous fog and an hostile indigenous population; the other offers a slow death by oxygen depravation and the worry than any small infraction could result in being floated.

So what does this week’s episode “Contents Under Pressure” have to offer? First, there’s Raven (Lindsey Morgan). Now safely on Earth and reunited with her love, Finn, Raven will do everything in her power to save his life. So repairing that blast radio that Bellamy tried to destroy is top of her list. [Read more…]

WonderCon 2014: THE 100 Cast Dishes on Love Triangles and the Struggle for Power

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In the CW series THE 100, there are two worlds that are slowly colliding — the vibrant and lethal world of Earth, where the teens were sent to see if it is inhabitable; and the dying and decaying world of the Ark up in space.

In recent episodes, those worlds began to collide when Clarke’s mother Abby (Paige Turco) sent Raven (Lindsey Morgan) down in a space pod to find out what is going on after they lost communication with the teens’ ship after it land on Earth and their life-support wrist monitors began to go dark. After being forced to kill another 320 people in order to extend the last remaining oxygen supply for those still trapped up on the Ark, it is vital to find out if Earth can be a safe refuge for those who will die without another oxygen source.

In last week’s episode, Raven reach Earth and was reunited with the teens, but was left without any way of communicating back with the Ark. Bellamy (Bob Morley) fearing that the others would find out that he shot Chancellor Jaha (Isaiah Washington), destroyed the space pod radio while Raven was unconscious – a hasty act which he soon regretted after finding out that the Chancellor had survived the gun-shot wound.

In one last desperate attempt to catch someone on the Ark’s attention, Raven, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy worked together to send up rocket flares. Alas, while seen by Abby on the Ark, Abby had no idea what to make of the streaking flashes of light in the sky.

Simultaneously, the headstrong Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) had wandered off alone in the woods and got captured by the Grounders.

So this week’s episode “His Sister’s Keeper” is all about the rescue of Octavia and the continuing efforts to find a way to contact the Ark.

While at WonderCon this past weekend, stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan and executive producer Jason Rothenberg talked about the various developing love triangles, the tug-of-war for power between the factions on Earth, and the challenges of filming such an intense post-apocalyptic series. [Read more…]

THE 100 Scoop: Thomas McDonell Talks Playing A Character Torn Between Two Lovers

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It is a predicament that most men would kill for: two women vying for a young man’s attention. But in the case of Finn Collins (Thomas McDonell), it is his worst nightmare. In the new CW series THE 100, Finn thought he had been condemned to die on a radiation-soaked planet, only to discover that Earth is a virtual paradise after living his entire life on a dying space station. Finn thought he would never see his old love Raven (Lindsey Morgan) ever again — yet in a much shorter time than anyone could have guessed, Raven has retrofitted a space pod so that she may rejoin her love on the planet below.

Unfortunately, Raven could never have guessed that Finn’s fatalistic view would lead him to fall in love again so quickly. From that first day on Earth, Finn was drawn to Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor), the de facto, self-appointed lead/savior of those sent to Earth. So now, in the space of a very short amount of time, Finn is going to be faced with two loves and one hard decision.

In a recent exclusive interview, star Thomas McDonell ruefully talked about his character’s interesting predicament and what he loves about portraying the reckless and romantic hero of THE 100. [Read more…]

THE 100 Scoop: Devon Bostick Talks Jasper’s Miraculous Resurrection and Portraying a Romantic Hero

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For a show premised on a hundred convicted teens sent back to Earth to determine if it is habitable nearly 97 years after a nuclear holocaust, and where each seems to be picked off week after week by one disastrous tragedy after another, the one surprising survival was for a character that was originally marked for death. The character of Jasper was supposed to die at the end of the first episode, but after watching Devon Bostick’s fun-loving performance, the writers of the show changed their mind and resurrected his character in a fun twist for the second episode. Normally a character that gets speared through the chest by a 12 foot stake never survives, but no one was ready to say goodbye to this beloved character just yet.

So in an exclusive interview, star Devon Bostick talked about learning Jasper would live to fight another day and the discovery that his character would be a romantic hero. [Read more…]

Get To Know One of THE 100: Henry Ian Cusick Previews Walking the Line Between Hero and Villain

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It is difficult to look into the hearts of men, and one can only make assumptions based on a man’s actions. When first introduced to Councilor Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) in the new CW drama series THE 100, his motives will seem murky and self-serving. But with each passing episode and, as the layers of the story are pulled back, there just may be something else going on entirely.

During press interviews at the Warner Bros. Mondo Television International Press Tour, star Henry Ian Cusick talked about Councilor Kane’s motivations and the need to make hard choices even if it makes you look like a villain. [Read more…]

Get To Know One of THE 100: Isaiah Washington Previews A Conflicted Leader Trying to Save the Human Race

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There are two types of leaders: those who lead by example and those who merely espouse on how to lead. In the new CW drama series THE 100, the entire human race has fled a dying planet ruined by a nuclear holocaust. But 97 years later and their space station sanctuary is running on fumes. There are nothing but hard choices ahead for their leader Chancellor Jaha (Isaiah Washington). The decision to send a hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth to assess its habitability is courageous and dangerous. But with so many lives at stake, this is the time to make unpopular choices and stand behind them.

During press interviews at the Warner Bros. Mondo Television International Press Tour, star Isaiah Washington talked about the appeal of portraying a leader on the brink of human extinction and the responsibility that carries. [Read more…]

Get To Know One of THE 100: Paige Turco Talks About the Struggle of A Mother Torn Between Love and Duty

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A mother’s love is tested when Abigail Griffin (Paige Turco) must put her daughter’s life on the line in order to save the human race. In the new CW series THE 100, Abigail has come up with a high-risk plan that just might answer all their prayers, but it means sending her own daughter back to Earth, which is still radiation-infested after a nuclear holocaust.

In a press interview at the Warner Bros. Mondo Television International Press Tour, star Paige Turco talked about Abigail’s tough choice and the fun of finally getting to work on a sci-fi show. [Read more…]