ALIE might still be alive?
At the end of season three, Clarke pulled the plug on The City of Light, effective killing ALIE1… or so it seemed. ALIE did upload her consciousness to the part of the Ark still orbiting and, in the trailer for season four, we see something pursuing Miller, Raven, and the others through the woods. It has a Terminator-like target screen and, as Raven dodges the bullets, she seems to look up to the sky. Are ALIE’s drones still chasing the Arkadia clan? And, if so, does this mean ALIE is still alive?
The radiation is the biggest immediate threat.
“We have to focus on the radiation,” Raven tells Bellamy, among others, “finding someplace safe.” Though this seems like a relatively cut-and-dry plan, it’s less easy in execution. In the next sequence, we see Bellamy, Miller, and Monty fighting against some of the Grounders. Can’t we all just get along guys?
From Entertainment Weekly:
There have been a number of contenders for The 100’s season 3 Big Bad: The Ice Queen seemed like a ruthless foe, but Lexa dealt with her quickly. Pike was a thorn in everyone’s side, but he’s since been captured. Ontari certainly wants to be a force to be reckoned with, but she’s more fun than fearsome. So that leaves us with A.L.I.E., a computer software intent on taking over the world.
Jaha, the Pinky to A.L.I.E.’s The Brain, has been recruiting as many Arkadians as possible to join them in the City of Light. They thought they had converted a serious ally in Raven Reyes (played by Lindsey Morgan), but instead she became the first person to fight for her free will and resist the AI.
That unique ability to fight back against A.L.I.E. is a character strength that Morgan loves about Raven: “For such a long time, Raven has just been beat down and beat down by life in this world,” the actress tells EW. “You kind of forget the super smart, funky badass space mechanic who flew down in a pod she built herself and pulled out a knife on Bellamy because he took her radio. We haven’t seen that Raven in so long because she’s been so troubled for so long. I think it’s is a nice reminder that this girl is no joke.”
Unfortunately, even Raven has her limits. In episode 10, A.L.I.E. gave Raven what she asked for and revoked her pass to the City of Light, resulting in a heartbreaking scene that saw all of Raven’s forgotten memories flooding to the surface at once. As an actress, Morgan felt it was important to convey with her body everything that was going on in Raven’s mind; she approached the episode’s director, Matt Barber, and asked that he relay the exact sequence of the memories that would be running through Raven’s head. “I wanted each memory of it to be different, [and] the expression of it to be different, because I’m going to feel differently about being drilled for bone marrow than remembering my boyfriend being murdered by one of my best friends,” she says. “And even though it’s just acting, it’s still an experience. It’s almost like these memories are real and they are inside of you — because you did live through them in a sense, especially the dark ones. You trick your body into thinking you’re going through trauma, and your body doesn’t forget anything. I can touch my leg and remember the surgery, and the necklace reminds Raven of Finn; I have little triggers to help me remember and bring those memories to the forefront.”
Following that harrowing scene, A.L.I.E. took full synaptic control of Raven’s brain; our badass space mechanic was simply too weakened by the trauma to keep her out. Now that Clarke and Jasper are fleeing with Raven, the race is on to save her, which is the focus of Thursday’s episode, “Nevermore.”
And who better to save Raven than the old gang? Although Clarke, Monty, Jasper, Bellamy, and Octavia have all been at odds in one way or another this entire season, they’ll have to put that on hold. “They all come together for one purpose — and that’s to try to save Raven,” Morgan explains. “It’s nice that they put aside their differences for a greater cause.”
Morgan enjoys working with the group again on a personal level (“I love when we can all be in scenes together because we do enjoy each other so much and everyone works great together — and this is technically the first time the entire season long that we’ve had a chance to be together in the same room”), but also on a show level. She says the essence of episode 11 goes back to what “the 100” are all about.
“We protect our people, but mostly we protect each other,” she says of the original group. “We were the ones who came down here together, so really the ultimate bond is there in the 100 kids themselves.”
After putting up a valiant fight on last week’s The 100, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) gave herself over to A.L.I.E. (Erica Cerra) completely. But never one to give up on her people, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) will lead the fight for Raven’s soul in Thursday’sepisode while the heartless A.I. does everything she can to protect her secrets – even if it means sacrificing Raven.
TVGuide.com spoke with Morgan about the new dangers Raven is facing, what A.L.I.E.’s real plan is and more. Check out everything she revealed in the interview below.
How did you feel when you learned Raven would become one of A.L.I.E.’s pod people?
What state is Raven in when we see her next? And what does her time in captivity look like?
Clarke has the A.I. that A.L.I.E. has been after, and now she’s brought it straight to her in a way. How will the Flame factor into the episode?
A.L.I.E. said that conquering Arkadia was only Stage 1. What can you say about A.L.I.E.’s main goal?
The photos released from the episode reveal Niylah (Jessica Harmon) returns this week. What can you reveal about her return and whether or not she brought that wristband with her?
Raven has taken the worst physical hits of any of the Arkers starting with her trip to the ground, being shot by Murphy to the explosion at Mount Weather last season. The emotional hits haven’t been much easier for her either.
BuddyTV caught up with Lindsey Morgan during the Television Critics Association Press Tour to find out why Raven won’t let anyone help her, the extend of her physical and emotional pain, Raven’s relationship with Abby and what’s coming up for her in this week’s episode.
Early this season, we find Raven very alone and keeping everything in. Why does she feel like she had to keep it to herself?
How much is emotional versus physical? Which is affecting her more?
Abby comes to her and they have such a good dynamic and friendship. Raven lashes out at Abby and hits her where it hurts. Will we see them overcome that and be each others support since Abby needs Raven as much.
The person who can help her the most.
On what’s coming up for Raven in The 100 Season 3 Episode 3, “Ye Who Enter Here”
The 100 airs Thursdays at 8pm ET on the CW.