In the previous episode of The CW’s “The 100”, Grounder Commander Lexa (Alucia Debnam-Carey) died in the hands of her second-in-command Titus (Neil Sandilands), who also tried to kill Lexa’s lover, Clarke (Eliza Taylor).
This death of Lexa is now being speculated to create much bigger events in the succeeding episodes. Jason Rothenberg, showrunner of “The 100,” in an interview with TVLine, confirmed that the character’s demise will serve a bigger purpose.
Rothenberg said, “We have these two big stories the A.I. story and the Grounder’s political story but there was no unifying moment, nothing that connected them. When I came up with the idea of a technological reincarnation as a way to explain the Grounder mythology, that the Commander is a reincarnated position, that was something everyone got excited about. You can’t tell a story about reincarnation, technological or otherwise, without that person dying first.”
When asked if Lexa will be seen in the next episode, Rothenberg did not confirm but hinted, “There is a flame inside the Commander’s head, which contains memories of the previous Commanders.” Now that Lexa is among the Commanders in the flame, there is a possibility that she will be seen again in the next episodes.
When asked about the exact meaning of “City of Light,” Rothenberg told Variety, “It will definitely be a thing that hums along until it becomes a bigger and bigger issue for the show.” The showrunner added that this season’s theme is “What does it mean to be human?”
Rothenberg also told Variety in the same report that in the next episodes, “The conclave is about to begin and we will see that unfold coming up.”
Catch “The 100” as it airs every Thursday at 9 P.M. on The CW.