There’s no denying that the Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) ship, a.k.a Clexa, is one of the most powerful and popular parts of the show to date. Sadly, Lexa’s death — and the fact that Debnam-Carey is a series regular on “Fear the Walking Dead” — means that Clexa had to be sacrificed in Season 3.
Now though, the door might be open for more Clexa in a small and totally doable way.
Thanks to Clarke’s decision to inject herself with Luna’s (Nadia Hilker) bone marrow, she is now officially the only other Nightblood left on Earth. That means that she is now biologically capable of taking The Flame and becoming the Commander. We can’t imagine the Grounders will accept her as their leader, but that’s a fight for another day.
If she does take the chip, she’ll be connected to all the former Commanders, including Lexa.
As far as we understand it, some part of all the Commanders’ consciousness was digitized into The Flame when they died, which is how Clarke was able to see Lexa again when she went into the City of Light in Season 3. There’s that pesky question of whether or not Lexa’s consciousness managed to survive battle with ALIE’s (Erica Cerra) followers, but we chose to believe part of her still lingers in the chip.
As Lexa described it, in times of turmoil she would confer with the previous Commanders’, letting their voices guide her to the right decision. Assuming Clarke does the same, we’d get to see her and Lexa reunite, even if only in the context of a digital recreation of her former lover.
A few scenes a year where Clarke seeks counsel and comfort from what remains of Lexa would be easy to achieve without throwing off Debnam-Carey’s schedule on “Fear the Walking Dead,” and without making it a gimmick “The 100” trots out too little or too often. It would also potentially allow Clexa fans who are still bitter over their favorite character’s death to return to the show and enjoy her again.
The immediate radiation problem will of course take precedence over any debates or battles over The Flame, but before Season 4 is out, we expect to see some decisions made about who will or will not take over as Commander.
“The 100” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.