Bellamy Blake alongside chancellor Charles Pike went too far by massacring the Grounders army sent by Lexa in the previous episode of The 100 season 3 titled Hakeldama. Bellamy, who was established as a hero, has turned dark with his latest brutality against the Grounders.
Fans are not happy with Bellamy's turn, prompting executive producer Jason Rothenberg to take to Twitter. Replying to a fan query, he wrote: "Don't be. #The100 fans are passionate. They love strong and hate strong. Bellamy is beloved. Some needed more time for the turn."
Episode 6 of The 100 season 3 is titled Bitter Harvest, which will find Clarke torn between vengeance and mercy. According to the synopsis, Marcus Kane and Octavia will work together to avert a disaster, while Abby continues to worry about Raven. The episode will focus on A.L.L.E and Jaha's new pain medication and its side effects.
Bob Morley, who plays Bellamy, talked about his character's arc in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. According to Morley, Bellamy's emotions got the better of him, especially after the Ice Nation attacked Mount Weather again, killing many of the Sky Crew.
The 31-year-old actor said: "I think in season 3, he's trying to really define who he is. He has stepped away from a leadership role and under the wing of Kane, is being modeled into being a good leader, a more balanced leader, as opposed to being so hot-headed and emotional when making a decision."
"But as Pike comes along, the lines blur a bit, and Bellamy's emotions do get the better of him. He can't help but be passionate and start to go back to his old ways of being an emotionally based leader, as opposed to a pragmatic leader," he shared.
Pike appeals more to Bellamy's emotional side than Kane, said Morley. "Pike appeals to his emotional side more so than Kane does, and in terms of choosing a side, he's always on the fence there.... His mind is very clouded. I don't think there's really a good or a bad side. Pike or Kane, I think both can be valid arguments."