'Grounder' Ricky Whittle Talks 'Linctavia' & More Ahead of 'The 100's Two-Part Finale

'Grounder' Ricky Whittle Talks 'Linctavia' & More Ahead of 'The 100's Two-Part Finale

We’ve got less than an hour to prepare ourselves for the first of the two part finale of The 100.

Good thing that Ricky Whittle, who plays rogue Grounder Lincoln, chatted with Zap2It about the show, our new favorite coupling Lincoln and Octavia and more. Check it:

On why Lincoln left: “Well, he knows what’s coming, and that’s war. He’s seen what the Grounders can do, as he’s this experienced warrior and he obviously has seen quite a lot of battles even before the 100 came along. But now he’s got these feelings and emotions that the way his people are reacting is wrong, to the point where he went against his own people for Octavia. So he knows what’s coming and he doesn’t want to be around for it. It’s going to be savage, and that’s not something he wants to be a part of anymore. That’s why he wanted to take Octavia as far away as possible, and as he was leaving, he dropped the bombshell that this is going to be the end. She’s going to die here. He knows exactly what’s coming and it’s not necessarily just the Grounders. He dropped a few hints at different tribes that we might be witnessing in the two-part finale. It’s going to be very epic and it’s going to be very tragic.”

On the two-part finale: “I will guarantee you that these are the two best episodes, not just of this season, but some of the best episodes of TV I’ve ever seen. It really is an incredible finale from the writing to the cast performances to the way it’s lit to the way it’s shot, everything down to the score, the music, it tugs on the heartstrings. I teared up even though I knew what was coming. It’s beautiful. It takes you through every emotion to the point where you forget you’re watching TV. It’s like watching two movies. I was shocked, I was screaming at my TV and I was just absolutely in awe. The great thing about [executive producer] Jason [Rothenberg] and our writers is that they give the audience what they need, not what they want.”

On Linctavia: “They’re the Romeo and Juliet story. Everyone loves a love story, right? But like I said before, we give the audience what they need, not what they want, and even though everyone wants them to be together, the 100 and the Grounders keep tearing them apart. That angst and that tension is fascinating to watch, even if that’s not what you want to see.”

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Posted to: Marie Avgeropoulos, Ricky Whittle, The 100