The 100 is in its final season, so the survivors of the future are making their last stand for the fate of humanity. Can Sanctum be the home they’ve been looking for for six seasons? They certainly hope so and that will mean solving external and internal problems. Raven (Lindsey Morgan) may find herself holding the group together as Clarke (Eliza Taylor) face new threats.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains some spoilers for the first six seasons of The 100.]
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Morgan spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet by phone about the final season of The 100. Here’s what she said about Raven looking for her new family in Sanctum. The 100 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Raven has not given up on love in ‘The 100’
Raven has had enough heartbreak for one apocalypse. After losing Finn, Kyle and Miles, season 7 probably won’t end with a new love affair for Raven. Losing her mother Abby in season 6 has made Raven care more about family.
“I don’t think she’ll ever give up on love per se, but I feel like Raven, her focus is on a different love, on a familial love, on family,” Morgan said. “I feel like this season that’s where her heart lies and that’s her main focus. After losing Abby, that puts into perspective that she is going to do whatever she can to save her family and not lose anyone else.”
Sanctum makes Raven closer with Clarke
There’s not much down time on The 100. Neither Raven nor Clarke really get time to grieve for Abby.
“I feel like with Abbey’s passing, Raven feels such an urge to connect again to her family,” Morgan said. “A big part of her family was Clarke. They had been kind of on the outs for a while. I think Raven really sees her as her sister. With the loss of their mother, they need to come and reconcile together.”
At least Raven can take some of the burden off Clarke’s shoulders.
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“With that, I think Raven sees how much is on Clarke’s plate and Raven wants to step up and take part of that leadership and decide okay, I want to help my sister and take some off her plate,” Morgan said. “So as we decide how do we put back these pieces of Sanctum that we’ve put into shambles? What can Raven or what can I do? What’s my role in helping this society so that it doesn’t all fall on Clark’s shoulders?”
Raven is not the best leader on ‘The 100’
Many of the kids sent back to Earth in the first 100 survivors from the space station became great leaders on the ground. Raven still struggles with it, especially when she has to make tough choices between her surrogate family members.
“Raven’s never been a good leader,” Morgan said. “She’s always been kind of like a good solo soldier or part of a team. Now that she’s trying to grow and be in a leadership role, I think she thinks a lot of her past, what Kane taught her, what Abby taught her. A lot of that is okay, save the many. We have to sacrifice a few to save the many. Even what Abby would say, ‘We have to do this and then we’ll get back to our humanity but we have to survive first.’”
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Those decisions never get easier, but they make Raven appreciate what her brothers and sisters on the ground had to do.
So Raven’s trying to do her best and make the best call that she can but she has to learn that it’s not always black and white and it’s not always a logical answer. That’s a hard lesson for Raven to learn, but it gives her a lot of empathy of what Clarke and Bellamy and Kane and Abbey have gone through all these years and what they saved Raven from. They let Raven get to keep her conscious claim and they took it upon themselves. So it’s a very big revelation for Raven, for someone who’s so smart to learn something so poignant.
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