Just two episodes after sending Lexa to an early grave, The 100 struck again on Thursday, killing another fan-favorite character.
Sure, Ricky Whittle’s casting in Starz’s American Gods all but ensured that Lincoln would meet his maker this season — just as Lexa’s death was attributed to Alycia Debnam-Carey’s Fear the Walking Dead schedule — but even with that in mind, Lincoln’s death hurt like a mother.
Bellamy and the gang managed to stave off Lincoln, Kane and Sinclair’s three-way execution — believe me, I’m just as shocked as you — but when Pike promised the Arkadians that at least one of the traitors would be executed, Lincoln did exactly what you’d expect a man of his caliber to do: He sacrificed himself so that his fellow captives could go free. Noble ’til the damn end, that one.
Lincoln had no final words for Pike, mere seconds before he was shot in the head, but he did have four for Octavia: “May we meet again.” (Seeing the look of absolute devastation on Octavia’s face only made the whole ordeal more difficult to watch.)
And you can bet that Whittle appreciates his fans’ outpouring of support. He tweeted this photo even before the episode aired on the east coast:
(So long, friend.)
Elsewhere in the hour…
* Ontari was named the new Commander, following Aden’s beheading (sad) and Titus’ death (not as sad, but still sad).
* Nathan made Bryan choose between him and Pike, which means he’ll probably die next. (Let’s be honest, guys.)
So… your thoughts on this week’s developments, including Lincoln’s death and Ontari’s (false) ascension? Drop ’em in a comment below.