Like her or not, you’ll be seeing a lot more of Echo when The 100 returns for Season 5.
The polarizing character’s portrayer, Tasya Teles, has been promoted to series regular, TVGuide.com reports. Echo was last seen blasting off into space with Bellamy, Raven, etc. during Wednesday’s fourth season finale, “Praimfaya.”
Echo was first introduced as a prisoner in Mount Weather towards the end of The CW drama’s second season, and has maintained a tenuous connection to Clarke and Co. ever since. Despite being one of the “good” (or at least “better”) characters, Echo has been known to behave erratically, occasionally dipping her toe in the betrayal pond.
Most recently, she broke the rules of the conclave, shooting Ilian in the neck with an arrow — an act that forced Octavia to give her new friend (with benefits) a heartbreaking mercy kill. (Would Octavia have had to kill Ilian eventually? Sure. But that doesn’t necessarily make Echo’s actions any less shady.)
But because The 100 giveth and taketh away, Season 4 said goodbye to several former series regulars, including Devon Bostick (Jasper) and Zach McGowan (Roan). And as TVLine exclusively reported a few weeks ago, Isaiah Washington will not return full-time as Jaha.
Your thoughts on Echo becoming a more permanent fixture in these characters’ lives? Anyone hoping (or fearing) that she’ll strike up a relationship with someone previously mentioned in this article? Whatever’s on your mind, drop it in a comment below.