When it all came crashing down a few minutes later, fans were left with a sense of shock, as Jason had wanted, only, what Jason failed to grasp in his foresight was that shock which is preceded by consummation equates betrayal. And that dear Jason and The 100 is a feeling, which launches itself into very many chaotic stages. Fans cried, live in reaction videos, screamed, begged, but most importantly LOST HOPE. When a vulnerable population comprised of LGBTQ youth or non LGBTQ youth are thrown major emotions which they cannot cognitively process through prior experience or knowledge of them, you create a recipe for disaster. This is when we see the desperation of a vulnerable human being fall into a hole of despair with no way out, not because they are weak, but because they have no idea how to process what they are feeling. Gracel Rose Hayes, a teenager residing in Auckland, New Zealand, has been in the hospital for the past 4 days as the result of a suicide attempt after viewing the episode on Thursday evening.
Jason Rothenburg has yet to understand that his vision was the antecedent to this consequence, the behaviour triggering it, being the killing of Lexa and our feeling of hope. His silence and refusal to acknowledge his fans or the LGBTQ community after this train wreck only serves to further upset the grieving process, by throwing fans into a vortex of sadness to anger and round again.