‘The 100’ season 3 update: Lexa’s death causes fans uproar; A.I., Grounder’s political stories fused in episode 8
Mar 08, 2016 05:53 AM EST
'The 100' is truly not afraid to kill off important characters. After Finn's tragic death in previous season, season 3 let go of Lexa. Like Finn's demise, Lexa's shocking exit has caused uproar from fans, especially those who support Clarke-Lexa relationship. But Lexa's exit may serve a big purpose- the A.I story and the Grounder's political story- as stated by showrunner Jason Rothenberg.
Alas for fans of Clarke and Lexa romance. 'The 100' season 3 episode 7 was not too forgiving killing one of the important characters of the show. Last Thursday night, viewers witness the unlikely death of Lexa at the hands of Titus. Although fans knew that the show is not too afraid to kill off some main characters like what happened to Finn, Lexa's demise is not what everyone expected.
And this, of course, causes outrage from fans, especially the supporters of Clarke and Lexa. According to Fashion & Style, Lexa's death upsets the LGBT community. The site points out that many fell in love with their relationship because it was a positive representation of the community. And many are also disappointed because queer women cannot have a happy ending.
But show creator Jason Rothenberg revealed that Lexa's death is likely. He revealed in an interview that actress Alycia Debnam-Carey is not easily available for the shoot since she already added to 'Fear The Walking Dead' as series regular.
However, fans did not think that way. They insist that they could give less screen time for Lexa (since Debnam-Carey is busy for other show) than killing her right away or they could make better ending for the commander.
But Rothenberg further details that Lexa's death serves a large purpose, especially to the storyline. According to Melty, her death will expound the story of the A.I, as well as the Grounders. In an interview, Rothenberg said, "We have these two big stories - the A.I. story and the Grounder's political story - but there was no unifying moment, nothing that connected them. When I came up with the idea of a technological reincarnation as a way to explain the Grounder mythology, that the Commander is a reincarnated position, that was something everyone got excited about. You can't tell a story about reincarnation, technological or otherwise, without that person dying first. As hard as it was to do, because of how much I love the character and the actor, it seemed to be the best choice."
Moving on seems to be the right word. As per synopsis of 'The 100' season 3 episode 8, "Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) is searching for a peaceful way to handle things but soon realizes he may be forced to resort to drastic measures. Meanwhile, Pike (guest star Michael Beach, "Sons of Anarchy") suspects that there may be a leak within the walls of Arkadia. Lastly, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) has a plan and reaches out to Jasper (Devon Bostick) for help."
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