The 100 Showrunner Reveals One Character's 'Pivotal' Journey To The Series Finale

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Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of The 100 Season 7, called "A Little Sacrifice."

The 100 has crossed the halfway point in its seventh and final season, and the series finale is fast-approaching. There are still a number of plots that are nowhere near resolution, ranging from the war to end all wars on Bardo to Sheidheda on Sanctum to even the mystery of what happened to Bellamy Blake. In the grand scheme of things, it's been easy to forget how Jordan was "Adjusted" by the Faithful on Sanctum after his serious injury at the end of Season 6, and he wasn't the same afterward. Now, The 100 showrunner Jason Rothenberg has explained that Jordan's journey to the series finale will be "pivotal."

Jason Rothenberg participated in The 100's panel during Comic-Con@Home 2020, and he spoke about what's happening with Jordan in the rest of Season 7:

This season he’s really exploring really what’s at the root of the culture in Bardo. Bardo is training, we now know, for this war to end all wars, what may or may not be the last war the human race ever fights, and he thinks that’s crap. He doesn’t believe it. He doesn’t buy it. And he saw something when he was Adjusted, and it’s definitely kind of got him on a journey that takes us all the way to the finale. And proves to be, I won’t say very much about it, but proves to be pivotal.

In "A Little Sacrifice," Jordan came to the conclusion that the Disciples might have been incorrect in their translations of the symbols and Bardoan language, and they might be facing a test rather than a war. Jordan didn't cite any information he suddenly gained in his Adjustment when presenting his theory to Niylah, but rather revealed that Monty had taught him how to read some Korean during their years in space, which gave him the idea that maybe the Disciples had been using the wrong technique of translation.

Basically, Jordan has come up with some valid reasons why he doesn't buy what the Disciples are selling about the war to end all wars, and what he saw when he was Adjusted will impact him on his journey in the final run of episodes. If Jordan is correct, then the Disciples have been operating under a mistranslation for centuries, and all their preparations for war that involved giving up all feelings of love and attachment might have been for nothing. There is still the question of a test, however.

While he probably won't find many among the Disciples who are willing to entertain his theories, I can definitely imagine Clark and Co. running with an option that doesn't involve another war that could end in massive loss of life, especially after the death toll rose even higher in the latest episode. That said, Jordan is also young and relatively new to the team, so he might have an uphill battle selling his ideas even to his friends. After all, they didn't exactly have good experiences with the Faithful, so if any of Jordan's ideas are informed by his Adjustment, they might have their doubts.

The next episode seems likely to focus more on the mystery of Bellamy Blake than anything else, however. The promo for the episode, called "Etherea," settles the question of whether or not he died as Octavia believed earlier in Season 7. With only seven episodes left before the final credits roll on The 100 (and no news one way or the other on at a series order for the spinoff), now is the time to tune in.

New episodes of The 100 air Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. For some viewing options once The 100 comes to an end, be sure to take a look at our 2020 fall TV premiere schedule.

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