Season six of The 100 saw the show come to a shocking conclusion for another year with a big twist that again changed the trajectory of the series. The season six finale concluded the Sanctum and Primes story arc before setting up the story for another series with a curveball from the writers. Season seven is expected to be exploring the Anomaly Stone and the fallout from the finale, The Blood of Sanctum.
WARNING: This article contains major spoilers from The 100 season 6, episode 13
Season six of The CW show wrapped up with the strange Anomaly Stone being activated on Sanctum.
Gabriel Santiago (played by Chuku Modu) realised that a tattoo on Octavia Blake (Marie Avgeropoulos) was in fact a key for unlocking the Anomaly Stone.
Once the stone was unlocked, Octavia, Gabriel and Bellamy Blake (Bob Morley) were engulfed in green smoke and light.
A woman then emerged and appeared to be the adult iteration of Hope Diyoza (Shelby Flannery), the daughter of Charmaine Diyoza’s (Ivana Milicevic).
Hope approached Octavia and embraced her before stabbing her with the latter dissolving and possibly dead.
Speaking about the seventh and final season, The 100 showrunner Jason Rothenberg told TV Guide: “We’re going to answer a lot of questions and fill in a lot of blanks in season seven, like what happened to Octavia and Diyoza when they went away for that time period. All of it. Why do Hope and Octavia appear to know each other? All of it.”
Rothenberg went on to explain that when the Anomaly was activated, Hope was brought forward to Octavia and that this would be explored in season seven.
He described the Anomaly as a “passage” between two places and it was important to find out what was on the other side.
“Something’s happening on the other side. Until you go through it, you’re not through it — not to be ambiguous,” Rothenberg said.
He added: “Octavia has gone through it, Diyoza’s gone through it, Hope’s obviously come from it in the end of [episode] 613, so there’s something over there, and we’re going to play with that in a big way in the next piece.
While Rothenberg didn’t want to give too much away about the character of Hope, he did tease: “I think we’ll end up liking her.
“I think she’s the product of Diyoza, so she’ll have some of Diyoza’s wit, and she obviously has a connection to Octavia.”
Who is Shelby Flannery?
Shelby Flannery is an American actress who portrays Hope Diyoza in the show and made her debut in the season six finale.
She trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in a foundation degree in professional acting, graduating in 2018.
According to her profile on Spotlight, the majority of her credits are on stage with the star appearing in productions of Hedda Gabler, Romeo And Juliet and Sleepy Hollow, among others.
As well as acting, she is also proficient in Ballroom and contemporary dance as well as Flamenco.
In terms of screen roles, The 100 marks Flannery’s biggest part to date and she’s expected to be a major character in the final series.
The star is no relation to fellow The 100 star Lola Flanery, who portrays Madi Griffin, and spells her surname slightly differently.
Previously, she’s featured in short films Schlaf Nicht and As They Fade, according to IMDB.
Flannery posted about her debut on The 100 in her Instagram Stories, sharing a clip from the moment Hope arrives, captioning the video “ere we go”.
The 100 season 7 will air on The CW in 2020
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