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The 100: Lindsey Morgan Interview

Raven will be happy and miserable in Season 3!

The 100: EP Jason Rothenberg Interview

In how many episodes will see Lexa? Get an answer!

The 100: Henry Ian Cusick Teases 'Doomed' Romance for Kane

Is there hope for Kabby?

Jason Rothenberg and Eliza Taylor Interviews

What's coming up on The 100 Season 3?

The 100 Season 2 Finale Postmortem with Jason Rothenberg

ALIE, Grounders, Clarke and more!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The 100 Season 3 Preview: Three Months Later....


The 100 Season 3 picks up three months after the annihilation of the Mountain Men at Mount Weather. Over these months, there have been many changes, but Clarke and Bellamy's decision to exterminate an entire people hangs heavy over everything that's going on with the Skaikru, Trikru and other clans.

Executive Producer Jason Rothenberg said, "They are all Grounders now technically." And, that's evident immediately in Season 3. The term "Grounders" is too general to be of much value as a describer going forward with the show's expanding world. It could be argued that the original "100" and Arkers who joined them form another clan outside the 12 Clan coalition. They are the Skaikru.

The events at Mount Weather affect everyone who knows what happened emotionally, physically, romantically and/or politically. There's peace, but that doesn't mean it's all good. The peace is tenuous as Kane reminds Bellamy in the first teaser trailer.

During the three months, the Skaikru established a true home base and have taken advantage of technology. As the above image from the trailer shows, they have a vehicle now and horses too. This allows them to move around the lands more quickly and helps showcase the expansive world they must navigate.

One of the best moments of the premiere takes place in the truck and is a brief moment of lightness and joy in otherwise dark and dangerous world. It's a scene that will likely be replayed on repeat for a long time. (At least, I plan on doing that!)

I've only watched "Wanheda: Part One and Part Two" and it's an impressive start to my favorite series on television. I wasn't sure how The 100 would possibly follow up the first two seasons, but Jason Rothenberg, the writers, directors, cast, and crew have exceeded my expectations.

The 100 is fundamentally the same show as we saw last spring, but as there was a focal shift between Seasons 1 and 2, there's another one in Season 3. The intensity hasn't waned, instead the threats are even greater now.

In addition to the story of the Skaikru and the Clans, separately Jaha's journey with ALIE continues and Murphy begins to uncover more about what happened years prior in the bunker.

While you probably want to know more about what happens and specifics about certain characters, I'll leave that to the full trailer which comes out on Monday, December 14. Once that's released, I'll have a better feel for what I can and cannot say.

One tidbit, I'll leave you with is that Trigedasleng is used for communication more often than in the past seasons. When and how it's used instead of English speaks volumes over the words being said at times. It's another example of the world expanding and the assimilation of the Skaikru.

The 100 Season 3 doesn't hold anything back. It begins with a tortured soul and with the exception of the one truck scene I mentioned, that intensity doesn't let up. Mount Weather and what happened there provides an undercurrent to personal and political decisions being made, people's mental and physical state and really just about everything you will see on the screen.

Check out the The 100 trailer and watch the season premiere Thursday, January 21 at 9 pm ET on the CW!



You can find most of my The 100 interviews and other coverage at BuddyTV, including from a set visit this Fall. I'll also be hosting the "Inside the 100" aftershow each week and additional thoughts here at TV Diehard.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Vampire Diaries Interview: Kat Graham Teases the Mid-Season Finale


It's Christmas time on The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 9, "Cold as Ice," and there's a lot stirring after Lily's sacrifice. While Stefan and Damon search for Julian, Caroline and Alaric are dealing with her unique pregnancy.

This leaves Bonnie to work a Toys for Tots drive without her friends. BuddyTV caught up with Kat Graham on set in Atlanta to find out what Bonnie's up to for the holidays and the surprising person who shows up to help her at the toy drive.

"The Christmas episode is actually when you start to see Bonnie interacting more with the Heretics and you start to see those storylines develop," teases Graham. This is a change from when Bonnie was killing Heretics or being with those who were killing the Heretics.

Check out the full interview at BuddyTV.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Supernatural Interview: Ruth Connell on Lucifer's Return and Rowena Helping Sam


After performing a disappearing act, Rowena's back to help the Winchester brothers deal with their Darkness problem in Supernatural Season 11 Episode 9, "O Brother Where Art Thou?" And, it may have to do with a certain someone in a cage. We caught up with Ruth Connell to find out what brings Rowena back, how the reunion with Crowley goes, Rowena's reaction to Lucifer and more.

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BuddyTV: What brings Rowena back?

Connell: Thank goodness Rowena's been pulled back in. ... There's a big cliffhanger in this episode and it very much leads into Episode 10 and we filmed the episodes together. It might actually be that the Winchesters might need something from her. I think when we last saw her, they needed her to free Castiel and here they are again. She's like their nice aunty, she keeps helping them. You'll see how she's brought back in. It's a bit of fun.