Will The 100 Kill Yet Another Major Character in "Join or Die"?
Spoilers for The 100 season 3 follow!
It's been a rough year for 100 fans. After Lexa's death caused a huge uproar within the fanbase, Lincoln's heartbreaking and similarly controversial death followed soon after, and then Sinclair was killed off last week, which wasn't as contentious but still a huge blow. Now that The 100 is reaching a Game of Thrones-level body count, is there a chance that we'll see another fan favorite die in tomorrow's episode? There has been some speculation to that effect, and considering that the episode is called "Join or Die," it doesn't look too promising:
In the promo, we can see that Kane is taken hostage by the City of Light pod people, and that Octavia is seen screaming in anguish. The latter is especially worrying, because now that Lincoln's gone, the only characters I can imagine inspiring that reaction are Bellamy, Kane, and Indra. I doubt that they would kill off a woman of color at this juncture (or at least I hope they wouldn't), and it doesn't really seem to make sense for Indra to die. I'd say Bellamy is safe for the foreseeable future, which just leaves Kane. And from this sneak peek, he's going to be in a very precarious position:
The sneak peek shows that Kane and Pike have been captured by the City of Light, and that Jaha and co. are trying to force everyone to take the chip. This is likely the meaning of the title, as it seems that they are killing anyone who refuses, judging from that strung-up Grounder and all of the blood on the ground:
And in the promo, we see that Abby is trying to force Kane to take the chip, and he refuses, which could imply that he will meet an untimely end, if it weren't for this picture, which seems to show that Kane successfully turns Abby back into her old self at some point in the episode:
However, I can't really tell where they are, so it's possible that this is part of the flashback sequences, as we see in the promo that the episode will flash back to the Ark. But then again, this photo looks pretty romantic, and Kane and Abby definitely weren't romantic with each other until they got to Earth. Remember how terrible Kane was on the Ark?
All in all, I don't think Kane or Indra will die in this episode. There's always a chance someone will die on The 100, but the narrative hasn't been building to Indra's death, and Kane's execution was already teased only a couple of episodes ago. Plus, there has been no buzz about either actor booking another role, as there was for both Lexa and Lincoln, and both Henry Ian Cusick and Adina Porter are set to appear in the next few episodes. Technically, since the City of Light is all about resurrection, their characters could still die, but it doesn't seem likely.
If we apply Occam's razor, it seems that a major character will die in this episode, but not one that anyone will miss. Pike is clearly in the most danger, and honestly, he's had it coming for a while. Plus, the Ark flashbacks seem to be focusing heavily on his character, and if there's anything we've learned from Finn's death (or any sci-fi TV show for that matter), a flashback episode usually means that the character is a goner.
The 100's "Join or Die" airs tomorrow at 8pm on The CW.