One of the most brilliant and resourceful minds among the cast of characters on The CW's The 100, Lindsey Morgan's Raven Reyes is an engineer who has been able to construct or repair complicated machinery with the meager tools and parts she's provided. However, in addition to her technical prowess, Raven has also served as the moral compass of the characters throughout the first five seasons of the sci-fi show, as the others are constantly ethically compromised by the questionable decisions they make to ensure their survival on a post-apocalyptic Earth.
As the series moves from a completely uninhabitable planet to a strange, new alien world for its sixth season, Raven will remain a strong voice of reason among the cast as they settle into their unfamiliar setting. During a visit to the series' Vancouver set during the filming of its upcoming season this past November, Morgan confirmed to the press that the characters' fresh start as they colonize this unknown planet will only serve to reinforce Raven's role, reminding her fellow survivors of the morality of their actions.
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"Raven's always been a very moral character; I would say one of the more moral characters of the show," Morgan explained. "It's difficult because everyone, all the experiences, what everyone's been through, it's changed them. And, of course, it's changed Raven, but it's almost now she's almost come a full 360 in her experience and belief and the need to do better now is even greater than before. So she really carries that to truth in her heart."
For much of the previous season, Raven was largely sidelined, held captive by a drug-addicted Doctor Abigail Griffin. Now leading the survivors as they try to build a new home on a new planet, Season 6 will have the character step up to improve herself -- and the entire community. Much of this resolve comes from the dying message of longtime character Monty Green. In the final moments of the Season 5 finale, several characters had emerged from cyrosleep to discover a message left by Monty decades in the past. After putting the last vestiges of humanity into cryosleep on their spaceship to endure the journey to a planet capable of supporting life, Monty had let him and his wife Harper die of old age while ensuring the ship would reach its destination while recording a message telling his the survivors to take advantage of this second chance at saving the species. As a close friend of Monty's, Raven will take this message especially seriously.
"I think in Season 5 you saw a lot of Raven reacting to things. You know, she was imprisoned for basically all of it, so she wasn't as active in making decisions," Morgan reflected. "So, this season, she's a lot more active, and her story and the idea of what Monty says, and the idea of just doing better and being better, she doesn't give that up, and she's not letting anyone else succumb to something less than they should be."
One of the more interesting dynamic changes for Raven in the upcoming season will be between her and longtime frenemy John Murphy. The two had distrusted each other for years before their continued survival and being forced to work together made the mutual antagonism transition into a working relationship and burgeoning friendship. Morgan noted that the verbal sparring between the two will continue, but from a much more amicable place.
"Raven and Murphy really have found groove with each other," Morgan revealed. "Also a friendship. You know, when they spent this time on the ship to get there, they, which was unfortunately off-screen, but they really became family, and Murphy is one of her best friends now."
The 100 returns on the CW for its sixth season starting April 30 at 9 pm ET/PT. The series stars Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Marie Avgeropoulos, Bob Morley, Henry Ian Cusick, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon and Tasya Teles.