“The 100” Season 2 midseason finale is going to be rough for Finn (Thomas McDonell) fans. After Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and the others disappeared, Finn assumed that the Grounders had taken them. He killed a camp full of innocent Grounders because he mistakenly thought it would get Clarke back. However, he didn’t realize Clarke and the other missing people were taken to Mt. Weather. Instead of saving her, he accidentally started a war. While it would have been super romantic if they actually captured his love interest, Clarke can’t swoon over his actions.
"I think there's definitely a level of guilt with what happened, especially after realizing that he was doing it all to find her," Taylor told E! Online. "But I think she can't really blame anyone but him. It was all him."
When it comes down to it, Finn’s death could end a war in "The 100" Season 2, episode 8. That’s something much bigger than Clarke, Finn, or their relationship. Camp Jaha might see Finn’s sacrifice as their best option.
"There's going to be a lot of mixed reactions from the camp," Taylor said. "Obviously, no one wants to see one of their own die by the hands of the Grounders. But at the same time, a lot of them—if it means their survival—are going to want to turn him in. There's going to be a lot of conflict within the Ark about this."
Don’t worry Flarke shippers. That doesn’t mean they’re handing Finn over right away. However, they are going to consider it. “It’s going to be up to the people from the Ark — Clarke and her mother and the others — to protect him,” Taylor told TV Line. "They’re going to do everything they can to figure out another way … but I think people should be extremely worried.”
While Finn’s future is being decided, “The 100” viewers will see some flashbacks to his arrest on the Arc. Executive producer Jason Rothenberg claims that it will change people’s opinions of Finn. “I think it'll help people understand him more and like him again and/or more, because what he did up there was actually pretty awesome and heroic and is a story that has yet to be told,” Rothenberg told Zap2it. “I think it might complicate people's negative feelings, if they have them."
The flashbacks will make the episode even more heartbreaking if Finn does die. No one knows if Finn will have to be sacrificed, but Rothenberg claimed that this was the best opportunity to show the flashbacks. “That story didn't play out the way people think it did, so we've always felt like we wanted to tell that story and it felt like this was the right time to do it,” Rothenberg said.
Was it the right time, or the only time? If Finn is going to die, they would have to explore his past now.
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“The 100” Season 2 midseason finale airs Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m. EST on the CW.