Predictions and Theories for The 100's Season 3 Finale
Spoilers for The 100 season 3 follow!
Last night's episode of The 100 had its share of wonderfully gut-wrenching scenes (particularly Clarke's strength in the face of her mother's possible death and the short-lived reunion between Jasper and Monty), as well as a few glaring flaws (Clarke and Roan's plan was ridiculously dangerous and made no sense, and what was the point of Ontari's character, anyway?). But since it's the first part of a two-part finale, and the writers have proven that we can usually trust them, I'll reserve full judgment until we've seen the season finale.
But what's going to happen? Between rumors, fan theories, and a slightly-spoiler-y promo, we have a few ideas:
Possible spoilers ahead!
This is what every Clexa fan has been waiting to see ever since Lexa's untimely (and controversial) death. Alycia Debnam-Carey hasn't appeared in any of the promotional materials, but Jason Rothenberg confirmed that she filmed scenes for the finale months ago (and set photos leaked that showed them hugging and being affectionate, so be still all of our hearts).
And while she wasn't in the above promo, it heavily hints at the mechanism by which we'll be able to see Lexa again. Clarke is about to infiltrate the City of Light to defeat A.L.I.E., where she'll apparently have a jaunty confrontation with pod-Jasper, if these photos from Spoiler TV are any indication:
It's slightly unclear how Lexa will be in the City of Light, since all of the deceased characters that have been shown there took the A.L.I.E. 1.0 chip, while Lexa took the A.L.I.E. 2.0 chip. But this isn't a big stretch, at least not by sci-fi standards, so I'm sure they'll come up with some semi-plausible explanation.
The above promo also reveals that Abby has been freed from A.L.I.E.'s influence in the finale (what a relief!), which means Clarke must have used the EMP device that they were going to use on Ontari. Speaking of whom...
We know that Clarke enters the City of Light, which implies that she takes an A.L.I.E. 1.0 chip. But in that case, she wouldn't have control over herself, so either she's able to shake A.L.I.E. off like Raven did, or, more likely, Clarke is finally going to take the 2.0 chip. We know that Becca was able to take the chip through artificial means, most likely gene therapy, but a transfusion of Nightblood should work as a temporary fix. Ontari is now braindead, and a brief shot in the promo showed a blood line going into Clarke's arm, so it looks like--to answer my previous question--the entire point of Ontari's character was to serve as a human blood bag. Nice.
Who will be the new Commander?
I'm sure Luna will be back eventually, but after Clarke and co. destroyed her peaceful home, I don't think she's going to march into battle for them anytime soon. It looks likely to be Clarke, since she's taking the chip in the finale, but Octavia is also a distinct possibility. The dark horse candidate is Becca, or some other tangible version of A.L.I.E., since I'm not convinced that we'll be done with her by the end of this season.
Will A.L.I.E. be defeated by the end of the episode?
That's the question of the day. I just assumed that A.L.I.E. would be defeated, and that if the A.I. storyline continued, it would only be through the Commander's chip. But A.L.I.E. has been built up so much, and Erica Cerra's performance has been so great, that I'm not so sure we'll have seen the last of her by the end of the finale. This is pure speculation on my part, but I have a feeling the finale may take a left turn somewhere, by bringing Becca back for example.
Pike's a goner
This has to happen, right? There's a small chance that they'll keep him around to have a real redemption arc, but considering everything he's done this season, it's much more likely that he'll go out in a blaze of glory next week. Personally, I would love it if Indra or Octavia killed him right after they were done fighting, but I would guess that he'll sacrifice himself so we'll be somewhat sad about his death (except we won't be).
On the flip side, we can all agree that Roan isn't dead, right? His fate seemed grim at the end of last episode, but that would be a really lame ending for an awesome and under-utilized character. His character has a ton of potential, so I hope that he becomes an integral part of the cast next season (and not just because I kind of ship him and Clarke).