It’s been nearly three months since season 4 of The 100 came to an end with one of the biggest surprises in the show’s history, and we aren’t just talking about Praimfaya. The season ended with a time jump that has left characters separated for 6 years and 7 days, meaning that during that time, there is no telling what may or may not have taken place. While The 100 season 5 won’t air until February 2018, meaning there’s still a long wait for answers, fans can be excited to know that filming for the season began today in Vancouver, and a picture released by The 100’s writer’s room on Twitter may reveal how the season will begin.
The photo, a behind the scenes sneak peek at star Eliza Taylor (Clarke Griffin), shows a glaring difference from the Clarke Griffin fans last saw in the season 4 finale. Dressed in a mauve shirt with jeans, the photo doesn’t seem too suspicious, but a closer look at her hair reveals that something’s not quite right with the picture. The closing scene of “Praimfaya” featured a Clarke Griffin sporting a completely different and a bit edgier look. She had been dressed in worn leather, a rifle draped across her shoulder, and her hair had been shorter, much shorter, and she had been sporting a streak of red.
The picture seems to indicate that the season 5 premiere, which will be titled “Eden,” will feature a flashback to a time shortly after Praimfaya had decimated the earth, leaving only a small patch of green land. Given that Clarke’s hair is the exact same as it had been prior to the time jump and given the lack of radiation burns on her skin, it’s possible that it could be a flashback of Clarke first exploring the new wasteland that she will learn to call home and subsequently finding Eden. It’s also possible that it could be a flashback of how she met Madi, the young Nightblood that was with her in the finale.
So what else have we been able to gather about season 5? To be quite honest, not much. We do know that the fifth season of the hit post-apocalyptic show will be 13 episodes long, and along with the premiere being titled “Eden,” the second episode, according to SpoilerTV, will be titled “Red Queen" with the third episode of the season being "Sleeping Giants." There have been hints of major appearance changes and the promise of more flashbacks, too, but as of right now, season 5 remains just as mysterious as the Eliguis ship.