There will be a new series regular in the upcoming The 100 season five, and it’s Tasya Teles! How very exciting!
Tasya, who plays the rough-hearted, but sensitive Azgeda warrior, Echo, has been promoted to The 100 series regular for season five. She first appeared in season two’s Coup de Grace, as Bellamy’s lab mate and helped him kill a Mt. Weather Guard. She later betrayed Bellamy in season three and four, but has become an important aspect to the narrative. In my opinion, Echo has a very strong character arc, and no doubt, she will continue to amaze us.
Via TV Guide
The 100 may have left viewers wondering what happened to the rocket and bunker survivors, but we know at least one character who will live to see the ground again: Tasya Teles’ Echo.
TVGuide.com can exclusively report that Teles has been promoted to a series regular for Season 5.
Teles joined the cast in Season 2 as an Ice Nation warrior who formed a brief alliance with Bellamy (Bob Morley) when they were imprisoned by the Mountain Men. However, in Season 3, Echo betrayed Bellamy by leading him and Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) into a trap. She again turned on Bellamy in Season 4 when she captured him and sent him to Roan (Zach McGowan) as a hostage. But after Roan’s death and her exile from the bunker, Bellamy was still kind enough to offer Echo one of the spots on the rocket, which allowed them to escape Praimfaya and make it to the Ark.
It’s safe to say that when we next see Echo, six years after she left for space, she’ll be a changed person. Having never left the ground before, Echo will have undergone the most dramatic adjustment to her new lifestyle — not to mention the fact that she’ll likely have become quite friendly with her former political enemies, including Bellamy and Raven (Lindsey Morgan).
In fact, based on the chemistry she and Bellamy had in the finale, there’s a chance they’ll have become more than friends by the time the show picks back up. When asked about the future of Bellamy and Echo’s relationship, showrunner Jason Rothenberg recently told TVGuide.com the two “have always had sparks” and that there’s far more to see from them in Season 5. “It’s been a long and winding road, and obviously that road’s not over yet,” Rothenberg said. “They’re all together in a group in space, so you never know!”
Six years is an extremely long time to be trapped in space together — far longer than Bellamy and Clarke (Eliza Taylor) ever spent on the ground. When the series returns, will Bellamy and Echo be dating? Will they be space married? Will they have their own little kid to match Clarke’s new protégé Madi?
Whatever is going on, The 100 fans will be spending a lot of time with Echo next season, so start preparing yourselves accordingly.
The 100 Season 5 will premiere on the CW in 2018.
Contrary to popular belief, I enjoy the pairing of Bellamy and Echo. It is one of those ships that psychologically They have that special underlying formula that we would love to find out, and despite the hard differences that the two have, they seem to have something. While it may not be romantic, Bellamy and Echo have that connection, and that can never be denied. Who really knows what may or may not happen on the ARK though. We only have a scant nine months until we find out.