It was the shot heard around the world. Lexa, leader of the Grounder clan in the CW's The 100 took a stray bullet to the stomach, which ended in her demise. Lexa had become a fan favorite on the show since her appearance in Season 1, so fans were none too pleased about her exit — nor was the cast, as it turns out. At Wizard World's Columbus, OH event this weekend cast members Eliza Taylor, Lindsey Morgan, and Zach McGowen spoke on the loss of Lexa and how the characters will handle it going in to Season 4.
Lexa — played Alycia Debnam-Carey — was a prominent LGBT character on the show. However, the actress decided to leave The 100 as a recurring guest star in order to become a regular on The Walking Dead spin-off, Fear The Walking Dead. The character's death stirred a lot of controversy, and much like the fans, the cast still isn't over it. When asked if they could resurrect anyone on the show, they unanimously responded "Lexa."
Taylor, who plays Lexa's love interest Clarke on the show, also commented on how her character will be healing from the loss of Lexa in Season 4. The new season will pick up right where Season 3 ended with Clarke having just returned from the City Of Light. Taylor said at the start of Season 4:
"There is no way [Clarke] would be healed, especially since she had just seen [Lexa] in the City Of Light. So no, we're not over that — but of course — with anyone that loses a loved one you want them to be happy and move on at some point. I just think it's going to take a while."
The 100 Season 4 was revealed to be a battle between the earth and humanity as Clarke, Bellamy, and crew will face the threat of an imminent nuclear meltdown in all but 4% of the habitable parts of Earth. This will bring new challenges as Earth is not an enemy that can be defeated like the big bad of previous seasons. As far as the chance for Lexa's return, during The 100 panel at San Diego Comic-Con showrunner Jason Rothenberg was quick to shoot down any possibility of that happening:
"Lexa is not coming back to the show. She won't be in Season 4. But the Flame is an important thing. It's a political artifact."
As much as Lexa will be missed, there is still a lot of story to be told by the remaining characters, and Season 4 seems to be shaping up to be the most explosive yet!
The 100 Season 4 returns to the CW early 2017. How'd you feel about Lexa's death? Comment below!