Watch: Clarke Reacts to Major Character Death in New Clip from Tonight's The 100
Major spoilers for The 100 season three follow!
Two episodes before the midseason break, a beloved character was killed off of The 100, causing a huge controversy in the fandom and irrevocably shaking up the status quo within the show. Because the midseason finale took place entirely in Arkadia, we haven't had a chance to see Clarke's reaction to her lover's death, but we get a little bit of it in this first clip (courtesy of EW), as well as a confrontation with Lexa's killer:
In this clip, Clarke and Murphy are still in the room where Lexa died, and Clarke is remarkably composed as per usual, although clearly shaken. When Titus comes to make good on his promise to protect Clarke, she immediately wants to know why he isn't imprisoned, and chooses to stay in Polis in order to make sure the right person wins the Conclave. (If you're completely non-spoiler-averse, you can find our full breakdown of the first thirteen minutes of the episode here.)
At Wonder Con (via Slashfilm), Eliza Taylor said that Clarke is still compartmentalizing her grief over Lexa's death, and is forced to focus on saving her people for now:
"Not really, no, she doesn't," Taylor said. "Obviously, she's grieving, there's no way around that, but in this next episode she's going to be faced with Ontari coming back and basically saying, 'I'm going to be the next commander and I'm going to wipe out your people.' So she's had to figure out a way to deal with Lexa, to cope and move on with this really urgent matter which is obviously what Clarke does every time somehow."
But just because Clarke doesn't show her grief, that doesn't mean she doesn't feel it. Taylor believes that Lexa's death will have a profound impact on Clarke going forward:
"I don't know if she's going to be able to love anyone the way she loved Lexa," Taylor said. "Not in our world. There's only one Lexa."
Jason Rothenberg said the main focus of this episode will be the events in Polis, but we'll still be catching up with Arkadia and the many mistakes made by Pike, as can be seen in the below clip:
The 100 "Stealing Fire" airs tonight at 9pm on The CW.