If you’re a fan of The CW’s The 100, you’re probably still reeling from this week’s shocking death. And you’re not alone.
Alycia Debnam Carey, whose Commander Lexa died in Clarke’s arms after being caught in Titus’ crossfire, is mourning the loss of her character on social media, while also thanking fans for their undying (no pun intended) support.
The process began late Thursday night with this heartbreaking Instagram post:
Thank you to those who banded together to create an incredible and inspiring character. She could have never burst into fruition without such a flux of creativity, passion and collaboration that extends greater than a singular autonomy of my own. To the writers, directors, crew – hair, makeup, costumes, stunts, actors and Jason who helped me capture her essence. Thank you to all the fans for bringing her further to life, your passion is everything. It has been an honour to portray her. To envelop myself in her skin. To be given the freedom to represent a moment in our cultural and social zeitgeist – she has left a great imprint on me. I will miss her. May we meet again. X adc
Then came a flood of tweets, thanking the fans, showrunner Jason Rothenberg, and the entire cast and crew of The 100:
And what better way to officially sign off than this?
TVLine spoke with Rothenberg about the decision to write out Debnam Carey, who was basically on loan this season from AMC, where she stars in Fear the Walking Dead.
“Lots of factors went into this, No. 1 being that [she] is a series regular on another show,” Rothenberg told us. “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.”
The 100 fans, have you even begun to accept Lexa’s death? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.