The 100's Ricky Whittle Previews Two- Part Season Finale: 'War Is Coming'

The 100 Season Finale Spoilers

With only two episodes left in its freshman season, the tension between The 100 and the Grounders is at an all-time high — and it’s only going to get worse tonight (The CW, 9/8c).

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TVLine spoke with Ricky Whittle, who plays Grounder-with-a-heart-of-gold Lincoln, about the impending clash of clans and the possibility of a happy ending for Octavia (aka The 100‘s own Romeo and Juliet).

TVLINE | Have you gotten a chance to watch the finale, yourself?
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.

TVLINE | Give me some hints. What can we expect?
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.

TVLINE | And how does Lincoln fit into that darkness?
Well, the last time we left him, he was a little bit heartbroken. He understands that Octavia needs to be with her people, which just emphasizes the journey she’s been on. She started as a bratty teen who hated authority, and now we see she’s willing to give up running away with Lincoln to be with her people. She has several different layers and complexities. And Lincoln is the same.

TVLINE | It took some time for those layers to peel back. How will his softness affect him in the finale?
Absolutely. 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’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. I can’t say too much, but he will definitely return to protect Octavia, for sure.

TVLINE | Glad to hear there’s hope for that relationship. How do you feel about Lincoln and Octavia?
Their relationship? Well, it’s terrible to play, because Marie is obviously terrible-looking. [Laughs] She’s incredible. She wowed me every day on set, and it’s so easy to work with her. And I think it shows on screen with their chemistry. People have really taken to their Romeo and Juliet story, which is essentially what it is. We’re two people from warring tribes forging a connection. I’m very much a lover of their romantic dynamic, I think it’s something worth investing in. The week Octavia left Lincoln, my Twitter feed went crazy, and that’s the reaction we want. So maybe they can work it out, after all.

What are your hopes for The 100‘s two-part finale? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. James says:

    Seems like Craig Valentine is having the time of his live in heaven post-Hollyoaks being in dual relationships with Octavia as Lincoln and April as Sexy Smouldering.

    • EJ386 says:

      I was wondering why he seemed so familiar. But he played Calvin Valentine. Craigs last name was Dean, he was JP gay-lover. Good on the former HO-cast, with Barry Sloane doing Revenge and Emma Rigby just finished OUATIW.

      • James says:

        Meants to say Calvin. I’ve been reading too many articles about New Zealand’s Shortland Street that one of the characters’ names, Craig Valentine, somehow got me confused with Calvin’s name. hehehe, my bad.

        Power Rangers, Neighbours, Oaks, Shorty, Skins, and H&A stars are invading Hollywood it seems. :D

      • Not to mention Nathalie Emmanuel is currently on GoT and Roxanne McKee was on GoT and is in SyFy’s upcoming show Dominion. And Max Brown was in Beauty and the Beast in s1 and is in Fox’s upcoming show Hieroglyph.

        No doubt there’s a few others too

        • EJ386 says:

          Max Brown is too long ago for me and I didn’t realise about the others.. pretty cool though so many from one tiny British soap.

  2. Kenya says:

    Love this show been hoping Lincoln would return just hope he stays and be the bridge builder between these two clans. Can’t wait til tonight.

  3. TL says:

    This show is AWESOME!!!

  4. Chia says:

    I dont care how it ends. I just want lincoln and octavia to have a part in eachother in this show.

  5. Erin says:

    I like Lincoln but I’m more interested in Bellamy.

    Looking forward to these episodes, so glad the show got renewed.

  6. ChaCha Fance says:

    So glad to hear that Lincoln will be back. I really like him and Octavia together!

  7. TMShannon says:

    this 100 wow, what a show // love Lincoln and Octavia // love Finn and Clarke // love Bellamy // very impressed how these characters grew especially Bellamy, it will be a tough wait for next season

  8. Kim Rivera says:

    Handsome omg Is all I can say.

  9. I had to do some research to see who this VERY SEXY Lincoln is in real life…….all I can say is what a “GORGEOUS” man he is……love the romance between Lincoln & Octavia!! Its going to be hard waiting for season 2 since I watched it all on Netflix……I didn’t have to wait to watch all of the episodes….can’t wait to see what is in store for Season 2!!