Fans of The 100 can’t get over it: a very important and beloved character died in episode 13 of season 7, which aired last night in the United States. A death that was spoiled on Instagram and which irritates many viewers. The creator and showrunner of the series, Jason Rothenberg, explained and defended this choice. Be careful, this article contains spoilers, don’t go further if you don’t want to know the identity of the dead character.
The CW will air the last episode of The 100 in the US on September 30th, but with 20 days to go before the end of the characters, the series is controversial. And not for nothing: in episode 13 of season 7, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) kills Bellamy (Bob Morley). But this time, it is not a fake compared to the beginning of the season: the character is indeed dead, despite the many fans of the series. A shocking death that has even been spoofed on the show’s official Instagram and Facebook accounts.
“This loss is shocking”
For his part, Jason Rothenberg also reacted and was keen to explain the death of the character played by Bob Morley since the first episode of The 100. In a message posted on his Twitter account – which is the same as the one posted on the series’ social networks – the show’s creator goes back on the decision to kill Bellamy and explains that it was logical given the themes that The 100 has evoked since its debut. “The 100 was a series about the dark things humanity will do to survive and the price we pay for the souls of our heroes. We knew that Bellamy’s death would bring us back to what is at the heart of the series: survival. Who you want to protect. And who you are willing to sacrifice,” he wrote. In the episode, Clarke shot Bellamy to protect Madi (Lola Flanery) whom she considers her daughter.
“This loss is heartbreaking, but her life and her endless love for her loved ones remains and will affect everything that comes after, until the end of the series,” adds the creator, who also thanks Bob Morley for his interpretation of Bellamy: “We thank Bob for his sublime work during all these long years and we wish him all the best for his future projects“. After this big death, does The 100 have other (bad) surprises in store for us between now and the end of the season? Answer soon!