'The 100'
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Executive producer Jason Rothenberg has posted online two new stills of “The 100” season 5. A trailer for next season is expected to be released soon, and it may be the first step towards more promo material from the show.

Rothenberg shared stills of Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Echo (Tasya Teles) from next season (see below). Both characters seem very emotional in these images. The producer joked that they are both “a bit hungover and trying to decide what to have for breakfast.”

Rothenberg added that the emotional state of the characters may have something to do with an important event on the show, like Clarke deciding on pulling yet another lever.

A common scene over the years involves pulling a lever towards the end, which seals the fate of certain characters. This has been a repeated phenomenon on the show that allows Clarke to save the day; yes, it all boils down to one important lever.

Will Clarke pull another lever in the finale of next season? The main threat this year, at least in the beginning, will be the newly arrived prisoners. The new characters are from the 21st century, well before the radioactive apocalypse that destroyed most of Earth.

The newcomers will be in conflict with Clarke’s group, fighting for the little space she has built for herself - her Garden of Eden. The prisoners will have to learn to adjust to their new reality quickly and fight to survive.

“The 100” season 5 will premiere on April 24. The title of the first episode is “Eden.” The plot is set six years after the second nuclear apocalypse. It will explore what happened on Earth, the Ark, and the bunker during these years.

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