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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.
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.
“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.’”
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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The 100 was on its final season when Vancouver productions began shutting down as a coronavirus precaution. Star Lindsey Morgan said they finished the series finale, which airs Wednesday, just in time.
“We literally shot until about midnight in the studio on a Saturday night,” Morgan told UPI by phone from Vancouver.
Other Vancouver-based CW shows like Supergirl and The Flash had remaining episodes to complete.
“We managed to finish shooting as the last production still going on in Vancouver and got it done,” Morgan said.
Fans of The 100 will get to see the series conclude as series creator Jason Rothenberg intended. But Morgan lamented the looming shutdown left no time for the cast and crew to celebrate their seven-season journey.
“The ending feels so unceremonious to me and it doesn’t feel like it’s over yet,” Morgan said. “It feels like an unfinished chapter.”
Morgan said The 100 cast and crew marked the moment on their tavern set with drinks and cake, but it did not feel like an official celebration. She hopes they will be able to have one later.
The show began in 2014 with 100 children who grew up in a space station returning to Earth. They had been surviving in space nearly a century after a nuclear war on Earth. The space station could not sustain life much longer, so The 100 investigated the planet to see if it had become habitable again.
Morgan joined the show as a guest star in Episode 2 as Raven Reyes and was added as a main cast member in Season 2. Even in the first season, Morgan considered Raven a landmark role. She turned 30 filming the final season and hopes The 100 played a role in improving roles for young women.
“There weren’t substantive parts as a girl,” Morgan said of her auditions prior to 2014. “There weren’t that many roles at my age of 21, 22, Latin female that weren’t categorized as dumb or hot or a sex object.”
Morgan had previously found work guest starring on episodes of Happy Endings and How I Met Your Mother. Happy Endings cast her as a ditzy one-night stand of a main character, and How I Met Your Mother cast her as a drunk girl on a train.
She played Kristina Davis on the soap opera General Hospital from 2012 to 2013, the grown-up daughter of Sonny Corinthos and Alexis Davis. Morgan was impressed that the role of Raven was defined by the character’s own achievements, not in relation to other characters.
“They just said, ‘smart, guy’s girl, mechanical genius,'” Morgan said. “These are the characters I want to seek out, characters of substance. I don’t want to be an accessory on a show.”
Raven was introduced fixing the space station. When she returned to Earth to join The 100, she became their resident scientist, mechanic and miscellaneous problem solver.
That saddled Morgan with a lot of tech talk: “So much jargon.”
She prepared for it by learning the basics of whatever the scene involved.
“I YouTubed a lot of things and a lot of things on the show are real,” Morgan said. “I had to actually learn what I was talking about so I could talk about it.”
Even before The 100 rushed to complete its final episode, The CW offered Morgan the female lead in its reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger opposite Jared Padalecki.
Padalecki will play the role Chuck Norris originated. Morgan will play a new character. She hasn’t seen the original series.
“They told me not to watch it because they didn’t want me to have any preconceived notions about it,” Morgan said.
Walker will film in Austin, Texas, so Morgan will return to her home to film it, as soon as she’s allowed to travel from Vancouver. Morgan grew up in Houston.
“I’m literally going to be 30 minutes from my mom,” Morgan said. “Isn’t that crazy?”
Morgan will also appear in the film Skylin3s, reprising her role from Beyond Skyline.
“For Skyline 3, they decided to expand on my character and basically what happens to me,” Morgan said.
The CW is postponing the official launch of its new season until January 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a call with reporters on Thursday, however, network boss Mark Pedowitz said there is no exact timetable for the resumption of production, acknowledging, “Certainty is a hard thing to [have] in this world.”
When The CW launches its official slate in January 2021, the network’s buzziest new series, Superman & Lois, will air Tuesdays-at-9 pm following The Flash. Jared Padelicki’s Walker, Texas Ranger reboot — titled Walker — will fill the traditional Supernatural perch on Thursdays-at-8 pm.