When we last saw The 100, Bellamy, Raven and Murphy went into orbit to escape the Death Wave. Given the show’s big time jump when it kicks off its fifth season, its safe to say that a lot has happened in the last six years, especially when it comes to relationships.
According to cast member Lindsey Morgan, Raven has become “Bellamy’s number two” and has become a crucial part of the group as she steps up with more responsibilities.
“I think he’ll always fall into that natural leadership position, even though he was kind of the unlikely leader in the beginning,” Morgan says of Bellamy during TVLine‘s set visit. “Raven has never been really a leader, which is why I kind of like her. She was always the intel, basically. A soldier, if anything. But I think you see this season … [that] Bellamy calls the shots, but Raven is so integral to the success of [the group] that they really depend on each other in a very pivotal way. I think it’s cool for Raven to have more leadership and to step up like that.”
Despite their romantic history, Bellamy and Raven didn’t mix business with pleasure during the six-year time jump in orbit.
“Nothing happened [between them] in the six years that I’m aware of but they will always respect each other and care for each other and need each other in that sense,” Morgan revealed. “Whenever you go through anything traumatic or tumultuous, it kind of bonds you instantly. So they are forever bonded, even though they had their past sexual dalliance. Even that was just needing … a human, needing comfort, and I think you just do that as people and it’s cool. I don’t know what’s happening in the end, so maybe [there will be more], but they will always have a very strong, tremendous amount of care for each other.”
Raven’s relationship with Murphy, who shot Raven in the leg in the first season, has improved a lot as well.
“They became friends,” confirmed Morgan, who describes the pair as “one of the most dynamic and complex relationships” on the show. “The six years was a long time and [there was] a lot of healing. Murphy became a different Murphy in the Ring. He became a team player and part of the family, instead of … being the solitary a-hole that he usually is. There’s still snarkiness there, I just think there’s a little less bite to it and there’s more understanding of it.”
Meanwhile, the CW has released a new trailer for season 5. The clip doesn’t reveal any new footage from the new season but it focuses on the characters as they come to terms with their roles and identities over the past four seasons, and how it has changed them.
The 100 season 5 premieres April 24 at 9/8c on The CW. Want more news? Like our The 100 Facebook page!
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