The Final War reached an unexpected conclusion in the last episode of Wednesday’s series 100This put the entire human race – what was left of it, however – on trial. TVLine spoke with presenter Jason Rutenberg about the episode’s biggest developments, but first, a quick recap:
With the blade in his possession, Cadogan prepared for the final test, facing a heavenly “judge” who had taken the form of Kali. And he would have had a chance, had Clark not been caught and shot from behind. (“Pencils Down”) With an unwell Cadogan, Clark stepped up to finish auditioning, confronting her judge in Lexa form. Unfortunately, the artist formerly known as Wanheda failed, wiping out all of humanity.
That’s when Raven went up to appeal the decision, and confronted her judge in Abby’s fashion. Together, they watched as the disciples clash with the Sanctum, much to the judges’ dismay. Only when all hopes seemed lost did Octavia persuaded both sides to lay down their arms, to prove to Abe that human beings are capable of uniting. In this way, humanity was saved. Everyone who was still alive – including Levitt and Eko, although both were fatally wounded, Medi and Emory, both of whom officially Matt – transformed into energy and transcendence.
Well everyone except Clark. As Lexa explained, her actions (also known as killing Cadogan in the middle of the test) had consequences. It will never be allowed to overtake. Then came the Final A final development: Clark discovers that a small group of people (also known as all the specific characters we care about) decide not to be overlooked, choosing instead to stay in Sanctum for the rest of their days. And because none of them is capable of reproduction – according to the rules of transcendence or whatever – they are the last members of the human race.
Read on for full Q&A with Rothenberg, detail Lexa and Abby’s “comeback”, Bellamy’s closing tip, and the moment he wishes we had more time to savor it:
TVLINE | The show always had strong religious undertones, but you kept it mysterious with this “judge” character. Did you want to avoid being too preaching?
Depending on a person’s perspective on religion, there is definitely a religious interpretation one could derive from the end. This was not my intention. I say we all have energy, our consciousness is energy, and our energy cannot be created or destroyed – it just transforms from one form to another. And this is the next development of human consciousness, to join a higher global consciousness. It’s a science fiction interpretation of where religion derives its inspiration from.
TVLINE | I was still gasping when I saw Lexa, even if it wasn’t really her. How did it feel to direct Eliza Taylor and Alicia Debnam Carey again?
It was amazing. It was super fun to get Alicia back. She is a good guy and a team player. I know she was really excited to get back into makeup and fashion. It was a little tricky for all of us to find the line between how much Lexa had to give the performance and how much the judge / higher thing going on in that scene. But it was great to be there and watch. Hope the fans get some shutdown. I know this is important to her and me. Not everyone will be satisfied, but it was nice to get it back.
TVLINE | The song “Abby” was also a fun surprise. What is your process for determining which characters to bring back? You definitely have a long list to choose from.
It mostly depends on who will face the judges. Cadogan was the first, so it totally made sense that it was Kaley. Iola [Evans] She came back from London to do it and was so ready. She was cool, by the way, so I really hope we can play with her in prequel. We also knew Clark was coming and disrupting this test, so we thought, “Who will be the character that she You will see, knowing that it is either your greatest love, your greatest teacher or your greatest enemy? “Knowing that Clark was going to fail the test and Raven was going to appeal, she needed to embody her greatest teacher. Sinclair was definitely on the table as an idea, but Abby meant so much to her – more than her mother, on some level. And these were the only people who had ever confronted the judges, So there was no thought of returning anyone else.
TVLINE | I think fans might have been hoping to see Bellamy in this episode. I definitely did. Was there any talk of bringing it back somehow?
As Levitt tells Octavia in the hallway while they protect Clark, only the living can overtake. It was a very sad moment for Octavia to realize Bellamy was right. This was just the rule we created to bypass, so it didn’t make sense at that point [to bring Bellamy back].
TVLINE | Not a lot of fatalities commented at this end, but I have to say – it was like that really Please watch Indra blow Sheidheda into bits.
a lot of fun! All those scenes in the woods during the battle took two days of shooting, which should have taken six days. We didn’t have much time to get everything done. JR Bourne and Adina Porter are such professionals, they don’t need much time; They are perfect the first time. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much time for tasting [that victory], Because the end had to keep progressing.
TVLINE | What’s next for Clark and the rest of the people who choose not to be arrogant?
They can never reproduce and cannot outrun, so this is the case for them. They will live their days together as a family, grow old together, and when they die, the human race ends. It’s okay, though, because we’ve passed over and joined the public consciousness. So it is a happy ending for the human race.
TVLINE | The judge agreed to spare humanity when he saw that people could learn to lay down their arms and live together. Is this the thesis of this presentation, that the human race is truly and uncritical?
Yep, that’s definitely the display message, as simple as it sounds. Bad tribal. The entire show was dramatizing the dark side of tribalism, killing the other man because you are protecting your people, rather than realizing that we all share this space together. We all hate on planet earth, and until we realize it, we are doomed to death.
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