Well, this was probably a twist that some fans of “The 100” certainly did not see coming … though the rest of them probably did. During Thursday night’s new episode the show made yet another huge move in a line of them, killing off the extremely popular character of Lexa in pretty dramatic fashion. Not only that, but it was none other than Titus who killed her in the midst of what was a move with an entirely different move.
In speaking on why exactly this move was made now, especially given how much people loved the idea of Clarke and Lexa together, executive producer Jason Rothenberg made it clear to TVLine that much of it had to do with Alycia Debnam-Carey’s status on another show:
“There’s never a unanimity of opinions in a writers’ room if it’s a good writers’ room. Everybody argues and tries to make the case for what they think is the best story. Then, as showrunner, I end up deciding what happens. In this case, though, there wasn’t a lot of debate about it. Lots of factors went into this, No. 1 being that Alycia Debnam-Carey is a series regular on [Fear the Walking Dead]. I had to beg, borrow and steal to get AMC to allow us to use her for as many episodes as we did, and I knew I was going to lose the use of her after Episode 7. It’s a laborious process to use an actor that’s working on another show, so that had a big part to do with our thinking this season.”
In the end, we’re going to be bummed about this one for a while. We actually were starting to think that the show was going to find a way to let Lexa live, and simply write her out for a while so that they could focus on some other storylines. After all, why not bring her back later if she was available?
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