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Rothenberg on Lexa’s Death: ‘I Would Have Done Things Differently’; Clarke ‘Permanently Changed’

Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey)

Jason Rothenberg says he would have done things differently regarding Lexa’s death on The 100.

Speaking at WonderCon, the executive producer of the show again reacted to fans’ outrage over the death of beloved character Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey). Shortly after she consummated her relationship with Clarke (Eliza Taylor), she died a tragic death at the hands of one of her own people.

Fans, particularly those in the LGBT community, were upset over how the events were handled.

Rothenberg said, “Knowing what I know now, I would’ve done things differently.” When asked if Lexa would still have died if given a do-over, he said, “The answer is yes, but I would do things differently.” He added, “I was trying to make a different point, I was trying to make a point that life is tragic, that somebody as powerful as Lexa could die because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

As for how Clarke will be affected by Lexa’s death, Rothenburg said the tragic event will change her, but that she will move forward. “Clarke has always been good at compartmentalizing and pushing forward in even the worst situations, but this one’s different, this is her love. It’s going to be really, really tricky for her. It changes her. It really changes her for good. In true Clarke fashion, she will somehow get through it.”

The 100 returns Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.SuperFable