Will Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor) be able to love again? After the events of Season 3 that saw Lexa (Alicia Debnam-Carey) die, does Bellamy Blake (Bob Morley) now have a chance to romance the lead character of “The 100”?
Unfortunately, Taylor does not think so. Lexa’s demise was so sudden and tragic that the 26-year-old fears Clarke might not be able to recover. Speaking to the audience of Oz Comic Con, Taylor confessed that her character has been through tough times that, perhaps, she will never fall in love at all.
“I don’t know [if she will love again],” the star of the sci-fi series said. “I don’t know if that is a possibility for her given what she’s just been through. I hope it is but, in honor of Lexa, I think it would be hard for fans to see.”
So, for now, that is a no for fans of “Bellarke” (Bellamy + Clarke). Taylor added that she does want to see Clarke be happy but her pessimism has a reason. Given that the recent events proved that the show is not afraid to kill off major characters. “[I]t’s ‘The 100’,” Taylor quipped.
Fans are already protesting the shocking and tragic death of Lexa not just because she is a fan-favorite but also because her death was close to a trope often seen on LGBT characters on television. Zap2It reported that some followers of the show have put together a six-page letter detailing why the Heda needs to return to the sci-fi series.
Showcreator Jason Rothenberg addressed the intense reaction to Lexa’s death in Season 3. At Wonder Con a few months ago, the screenwriter admitted that if he knew how the viewers will react, he could have changed the character’s fate.
“The reaction has obviously been surprising to us, to me in particular, I didn’t ever imagine that it would be so intense,” he was quoted by Variety. “You design it to be a ride, you design it to be emotional — the show’s a tragedy, horrible things happen in every episode — but this landed in a different way for our audience, especially LGBTQ fans of the show.”
“The 100” will return in 2017.
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