The 100's Lindsey Morgan (Raven) has taken to Twitter to address a storm of fan criticism regarding Lexa's death back in Episode 7
Season 3 of The 100... well, where to start. The show's next installment, set to air March 31, will see Kane, Sinclair AND Lincoln on death row following their failed attempt to wrest control of Arkadia from Pike, with fans wondering whether Bellamy might be forced to kill Lincoln if Episode 9's escape doesn't go to plan. What, was one Grounder death not enough for producers?! We're talking, of course, about Lexa's shock death back in Episode 7 ("Thirteen"), with the Commander dying in Clarke's arms after being hit by a stray bullet fired by one of her own men. The 100's Alycia Debnam-Carey recently spoke about Lexa's controversial exit in response to a barrage of criticism from the show's fans, some of whom accused EP Jason Rothenberg of playing the Dead Lesbian Syndrome card - in other words, using gay or queer characters as a secondary plot device and subsequently killing them off for sheer shock factor rather than to advance the story.
WE CAN ALL AGREE ON:1.We all love The100 fans, theyre incredible & were nvr meant to be hurt! 2.This issue is so much bigger than any of us— lindsey morgan (@linzzmorgan) 22 March 2016
The 100 has never shied away from killing off key characters in cursory and sometimes brutal fashion, but many fans of Lexa and her relationship with Clarke feel the Commander's death was out of sync with the rest of Season 3's narrative. Writing on Twitter, actress Lindsey Morgan, who plays Raven Reyes, discussed the controversial decision, insisting that producers never intended to upset the show's audience. Morgan went on to add that "this issue... is so much bigger than any of us", before encouraging viewers to "use our collective voice for powerful change". Numerous members of The 100's fanbase have reportedly endorsed a boycott of March 31's episode, "Stealing Fire", and Lord knows that 'collective voice' can sometimes be pretty powerful. Do you think Lexa's death was a wise move on the part of the show's producers? Thoughts down below, please.