You can't accuse "The 100" of not bringing the shocks and surprises in the first season – and there's a good reason why it did each week, as Marie Avgeropoulos explained at San Diego Comic-Con. On Sunday, Aug. 3, we uploaded our video interview from the press room roundtable with series star Avgeropoulos, and she talks about that, her character's development and what's to come.
Check out the video interview above or here. Plus, keep reading for the highlights from Avgeropoulos about Octavia and Lincoln, Mount Weather and more.
"The interesting thing about Octavia is I had no idea where she was going," the actress explained about her character's development from the beginning of the season to the finale. "She was very much a walls-up type of girl when she landed. She didn't want to hear it from anybody." Then Lincoln entered the picture. "She realizes how he's been wrongfully accused for something because he saved my life. And Octavia was wrongfully accused because her crime was just being born and she felt compassion towards him." And so their arc began.
Avgeropoulos didn't think that fans would take the Octavia and Lincoln as a couple – or to the show in general – but she thinks it has to do with the "don't eat the forbidden fruit" mentality. "It definitely has that parallel, and that's what people want to see." When it comes to the couple, "they just continue to make insane sacrifices for one another," she admitted.
"The 100" is definitely one of those shows that pulled out all the stops and kept shocking the audience, and the actress thinks that it had to do that. "The show just continues to push the envelope and it's pretty hard to shock viewers now a days but you have to do that," she said. "All these shows that are coming out now a days that are huge hits are doing that, so e need to compete with them and shock the viewers."
As for teases about the new location and the "darker" season 2, all Avgeropoulos would say is "there's some scary, sketchy things that go on at Mount Weather." Does that include experiments? "Yes. They're experimenting with different things, for sure."
Check out the video interview for more from Marie Avgeropoulos. "The 100" season 2 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on the CW.