“The 100” fans gathered for a panel at Comic-Con 2014 on Friday (July 25), and they were treated to a sneak peek of the Season 2 premiere. The footage showed Clarke breaking out of her white room in Mount Weather, attacking a young girl who was cleaning Monty’s empty room (Where did he go? Is he okay?), and when she gets onto an elevator and reaches level five, she looks around with wide eyes. “Where the hell am I?” she wonders, and the camera cuts before we could see what she’s seeing.
After watching the scene, the panel, featuring executive producer Jason Rothenberg and cast members Eliza Taylor, Isaiah Washington, Marie Avgeropoulos, Ricky Whittle, Devon Bostick and Lindsey Morgan, began. Here are all the highlights from the panel:
Finn and Bellamy: Alive or dead?
Sorry, Finn and Bellamy fans, no one was giving up any spoilers about whether one or both leading men survived the Season 1 finale. Rothenberg wants you to experience the premiere with all its surprises intact.
Don’t look for more love triangles to sprout on the dark and life-and-death show. “Probably more like casual survival sex,” Rothenberg says. “The love story is important and has its place for sure but icing on the cake is a strong word for it. It’s more about survival but romance will come.”
Jaha’s expiration date
Will Jaha survive in Season 2 and make it to the ground? Washington wouldn’t say anything besides this: “It will be special, it will be special.”
No, seriously, that’s all he would say. About anything.
While traveling with Lincoln, Octavia is going to find herself requesting safe passage, calling the 100 the “space crew,” to a mysterious group that speaks a form of English Creole. Who is she requesting safe passage from? That’s something we’ll find out at the beginning of Season 2, and Avgeropoulos showed off the new language during the panel. It sounded awesome.
What is the deal with the Mountain Men and what they’re hiding in Mount Weather? Rothenberg promises we’ll find out soon, and it won’t be what you expect. “We’ll understand why these people are fighting so hard to maintain this little patch of Eden,” Rothenberg says.
Why didn’t the Mountain Men approach the 100 when they first landed? “I don’t think the people in Mount Weather necessarily knew they were there until they blew up the bridge in episode 10,” Rothenberg says. “That was the iconic image of the end of the world that the Mountain Men would have grown up fearing. So that was the moment that woke the sleeping giant.”
The 100 vs. the grown ups?
Now that the Ark landed on Earth, expect the grown ups to butt heads with the 100. “We started with a ‘Lord of the Flies’ scenario and now with the grown ups on the ground, the story changes fairly significantly,” Rothenberg says. “The 100 who used to fight each other is now a band of brothers hardened by this environment.”
“The 100” Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.