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    "The 100" Series Finale Featured The Return Of A Beloved Character, And Everyone Is Super Emotional

    "May we meet again."

    🚨Warning: There are obviously MASSIVE spoilers ahead for the series finale!🚨

    Whelp, after seven seasons, The 100 finally came to an end this week.

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    And even after all this time, one of the things the series will most likely be remembered for is Clarke and Lexa's relationship, and ultimately the terrible and unnecessary way that Lexa was killed.

    Clarke and Lexa in bed together
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    To this day, Lexa's death constantly comes up when we talk about horrible TV character deaths and characters who deserved better.

    Well, in the series finale, The 100 shockingly brought back Alycia Debnam-Carey as Lexa to help close out Clarke's story, and I've never been so surprised in my life.

    Diyah Pera / The CW

    TBH, the final season's storyline was all over the place, but basically, Clarke was given the opportunity to pass a test and achieve "transcendence" and save humanity.

    Clarke in limbo surrounded by stars during the series finale
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    So when Clarke was given the opportunity, the judge took the form of Lexa — aka the person Clarke loved the most — and it was simply beautiful.

    Clarke and Lexa reuniting and "Lexa" explaining that it's not really her
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    Ultimately, Clarke failed the test and was unable to transcend, but her friends, like Murphy, Raven, and Octavia, were able to.

    I mean, I truly never thought I would see Alycia in Lexa's makeup and clothing again.

    The CW

    Eventually the episode ended with Clarke and "Lexa" sharing a final moment on a beach, where "Lexa" informed Clarke that even though her friends had transcended without her, they elected to stay with her.

    Clarke and Lexa talking on a beach together
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    Obviously, "Lexa" coming back for these final moments in no ways erases her unnecessary death and everything that came with it, but it was great to see a version of the character one last time.

    Diyah Pera / The CW

    After the episode aired, Alycia took to Instagram to express how grateful she was to play this iconic character that means so much to so many people:

    And Eliza Taylor, aka Clarke, thanked Alycia for returning one last time and said it felt like "no time had passed":

    @DebnamCarey It was such a treat having you back lovely lady. It was like no time had passed. Love ya guts 💖

    MisElizaJane / Via Twitter: @MisElizaJane

    Basically, everyone who loved Lexa, like me, just couldn't contain their emotions over these monumental final moments. Here are some of the best reactions to Lexa/Alycia's return:

    The NOISE I just made... Lexa in the series finale of #The100

    noradominick / Via Twitter: @noradominick


    It was so beautiful to see Lexa, again. Thanks for coming back @DebnamCarey. You’re such a legend. #The100

    Sachin_Sahel / Via Twitter: @Sachin_Sahel


    it might not have been ‘Lexa’ but it was Lexa if that makes sense. this was EVERYTHING. my heart goes out to alycia i really can’t believe she did this for us. wow it was such an honour seeing her on my screen one last time. may we meet again. 💓🪐

    daddydebnam_ / Via Twitter: @daddydebnam_


    adcdaily / Via Twitter: @adcdaily


    Alycia agreeing to play as Lexa one final time

    Zoi__13 / Via Twitter: @Zoi__13


    The real MVP is Alycia Debnam-Carey being willing to come back as Lexa for not just one, but two key scenes. Extended scenes, no less. Some people love their fans and understand what certain roles mean to them. Some people GET it. Cherish those actors. #The100

    leighlew3 / Via Twitter: @leighlew3


    we thought we wouldn’t see alycia in the lexa costume ever again and here we all are crying because we got her back

    debnambeso / Via Twitter: @debnambeso



    aIyciasrhee / Via Twitter: @aIyciasrhee


    this hurts so much, clarke knew it wasn’t actually lexa but she couldn’t help but run to her and hug her with everything she had because it’s the closest thing she’s gotten to holding lexa since she held her while she died

    dykewoods / Via Twitter: @dykewoods


    PapurrCat / Via Twitter: @PapurrCat


    supremeClexa / Via Twitter: @supremeClexa


    godlycia / Via Twitter: @godlycia



    flaneryflowers / Via Twitter: @flaneryflowers

    What did you think of Lexa's return? Tell us in the comments below!

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