Bellamy Blake’s journey on The 100 came to an end last Wednesday night, and to confirm that the character is dead for real this time around, series star Bob Morley has taken to social media to say goodbye to his role that a lot of fans have come to love.
“Farewell Bellamy, it’s time for the big sleep, rest easy. You are finally free,” Morley wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday, alongside some photos recreating his character’s death with Funko dolls.
Morley also looked back at his personal journey on the show, thanking the cast and crew, as well as the fans, for making the series’ seven-season run possible. “Ok. Well what a wild and life-changing ride it has been. I am deeply grateful to all that have been involved in this production over 7 long years,” the actor wrote in the same post. “I’d like to thank the Crew, Cast, Writers, Production office, Casting, Vancouver, CW and WB. And I want to thank the FANS that have gone along this journey with all of us. I have forged memories on and off set and at conventions that will burn brightly for the rest to my life.”
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Bellamy met his demise in the final moments of season 7, episode 13, titled Blood Giants. Upon realizing that Madi Griffin (Lola Flanaery) held the secret to Bill Cadogan’s (John Pyper-Ferguson) mission, Bellamy attempted to hand the information he found from Madi’s notebook over the Disciples. Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor) begged Bellamy not to, but since Bellamy was convinced that Clarke didn’t have the guts to kill him, he already made up his mind. Bellamy, however, underestimated Clarke’s love for her Madi, as Clarke ultimately shot him right in the chest, leaving his dead body behind.
The fact that Clarke was the one to take Bellamy out made his death more tragic, especially for Bellarke shippers that were hoping the two would eventually pair up romantically. But in a tweet on Wednesday night, showrunner Jason Rothenberg explained that Bellamy’s death is very much in line with show’s core theme, which is survival.
“For 7 seasons, The 100 has been a show about the dark things that humanity will do to survive and the toll those deeds take on our heroes’ souls. We knew Bellamy’s death had to go to the heart of what the show is all about: Survival. Who you’re willing to protect. And who you’re willing to sacrifice,” Rothenberg said. “His loss is devastating, but his life and his endless love for his people will loom large and affect everything that comes after, to the very end of the series finale, itself. We thank Bob for his beautiful work over these long years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
The 100 has three more episodes left in final season, and if Bellamy’s death is any indication of how the rest of the series will play out, then fans should probably brace themselves for more heartbreaking twists.
The 100 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.