Thursday’s episode of The 100 (The CW, 9/8c) packs a one-two punch that will send your brain, and potentially your tear ducts, into overdrive — and showrunner Jason Rothenberg can’t wait to read your reactions.
“I definitely anticipate a lot of capitalized tweets in the moments following those reveals,” Rothenberg tells TVLine about the twists, which he first came up with “at the very beginning of the season, before the writers even started.”
To say anything else about the game-changing surprises would risk spoiling you — trust me, you do not want to be spoiled — so let’s move on to something we can talk openly about: What the heck is going on with Bellamy?
“Bellamy is definitely on the road to a decision point that he will not be able to go any further down Pike’s path,” Rothenberg explains. “The question is: How far will he go down that path before that decision point happens? He definitely believes in what he’s doing. He’s torn. He’s not a fool. He understands the extreme measures being taken, and he still believes in them at the moment, and is trusting Pike. But there will come a point, we hope, where that’s no longer the case.”
That said, you won’t actually see Bob Morley’s character this week — a fate shared by more characters as the season progresses.
“There will be a few episodes like that this season, where characters who have been in every episode until now will not appear,” Rothenberg says. “That’s simply because our cast is so large now and the world is so expansive.”
I know this was vague, but do you have any theories about what Thursday’s big twists could be? Drop a comment with your best guess below.