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‘The 100’ Season 7: Spoiler free review

It's going to be a wild one!

The 100 Season 7 Spoiler Free Review, premiering on The CW May 20, 2020

It’s hard to believe it, but Season 7 is finally here, and we aren’t ready to say goodbye. The 100 Season 7 premieres on May 20th and marks the beginning of the end for our favorite crew of former teen delinquents.

While Season 6 provided a fresh start for Clarke and company, it still delivered a hefty dose of darkness and loss. Book 2 of The 100 brought us to a new world, with a new set of problems. The first four episodes of The 100 Season 7 continue the Book 2 story and add a whole new element that many Sci-Fi fans will love. 

The 100 — “From The Ashes” — Image Number: HU701A_0094r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jarod Joseph as Miller, Shannon Kook as Jordan Green, Adina Porter as Indra and Eliza Taylor as Clarke — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Here’s your spoiler free look at the start of The 100 Season 7:

New Vibe. We have seen these characters go through so much and sometimes it seemed like they weren’t’ really learning or growing (or there just wasn’t time to show it). A certain character’s past deeds are finally addressed, while others are put in very Clarke-like situations and are forced to make tough decisions. They must face that fall-out and self-reflection, and it’s pretty refreshing to see them finally feel what it’s like to be in Clarke’s shoes. 

Clarke. Speaking of refreshing, Clarke is very compelling in these episodes. She is having a hard time with the loss of her mother (as expected), but she is also talking it out a little more than we have seen her do in the past. Another notable shift in Season 7 is the blame game. Usually Clarke spends as much time defending her actions as she does actually doing them. For once she doesn’t have a million fingers pointed at her and can we just say – FINALLY. 

Female Friendships. The attention and care given to the female friendships that have formed are without a doubt my favorite aspect of these first four episodes. Seriously, Clarke’s growing friendship with Gaia will make your heart very happy. I didn’t realize how much this show needed these female bonds until we had them. Multiple. It’s glorious. 

The 100 — “From The Ashes” — Image Number: HU701A_0026r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Adina Porter as Indra and Jarod Joseph as Miller — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The past. There are always references to previous story-lines in this show, but the way Season 7 uses them in order to set characters on a path to healing and to give them hope is lovely. There are some “full circle” feels that long-time fans will appreciate. It definitely feels like dots are connecting.  

Ships. It’s very romance-lite in these first four episodes, but (almost) everyone’s a little too busy to be getting busy.

Overall, I enjoyed these episodes. The vibe and story-lines make it feel like such a different show – and one that is kind of perfect for quarantine. As is true with any show, I just want everyone to be happy and together – like a Friends Thanksgiving episode, but that’s not The 100. It’s the drama and tension that make The 100 so interesting and so far, it seems Season 7 will be packed with both. Tune in. 

Are you excited for Season 7? Hit the comments and let us know! Head to our The 100 page for more news, articles and recaps

Watch The 100 Wednesdays on The CW.

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Meg Bonney

Meg is a TV obsessed writer based in the Midwest. She is also the author of the award winning YA-Fantasy novel, EVERLY and tends to be overly caffeinated. Find her on Twitter to chat about TV, books and Bellamy Blake's freckles.

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