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Delilah deserved justice.
— Blythe Ann to Trey [src]

Blythe Ann Workman is a recurring character in the sixth and seventh seasons. She is portrayed by Karen Holness and debuts in "The Children of Gabriel".

She lives in Sanctum, and is married to Jae Workman. She was the mother of Delilah Workman before she died to become Priya Desai VII. Following the end of the Primes' reign, she and he husband continue to work in their tavern.

Early Life

She was born into Sanctum as a red blooded Nightblood gene carrier. At one point she met Jae Workman and they got married, and started working together at their Tavern. Since both were Nightblood gene carriers they were allowed to have children, they had a daughter, Delilah, who was born with black blood, making her a host. They raised her knowing that she would eventually have a naming day and 'become one' with the Primes, which they believed to be an honour.

Throughout the Series

In The Children of Gabriel, she, Jae, and Delilah bring Clarke Griffin, Abby Griffin, Bellamy Blake, Octavia Blake, Raven Reyes, John Murphy, Jordan Green, Echo, Nathan Miller, Eric Jackson, and Emori some food and drinks to her family's tavern where Wonkru are being held. She attempts to stop her daughter, Delilah from telling Jordan about the drink Jae gave him.

In The Face Behind the Glass, she is seen working to get things ready for Naming Day, she notices Raven Reyes looking at Priya I's picture on the wall and Blythe Ann tells Raven who she is. Raven asks about the motorcycle in the picture and Blythe Ann tells her they still have motorcycles. Raven attempts to ask Blythe Ann where the garage is, but she gets distracted by a boy named Josiah and assists him.

Later, Blythe Ann is seen hugging Delilah before she's turned into Priya VII.

In The Gospel of Josephine, she informs Bellamy and John of Rose's funeral service.

In Matryoshka, Ryker Desai tells her, Jae and Tai Sr. the truth about their children being dead to help build a revolution against the Primes. Blythe Ann is reduced to tears by the news and Jae hugs her.

In Adjustment Protocol, she and Jae are enlisted by Priya Desai to help prepare for the Naming Day ceremony while hiding Nathan Miller, Gaia and Echo at the same time. After Clarke, posing as Josephine Lightbourne arrives at the Workman's bar to enlist Priya's help, Echo initiates a fight with the Sanctum guards and Blythe Ann assists her by knocking one unconscious, stopping him from shooting Miller. She witnesses the reunion between Clarke and her friends while keeping an eye on the unconscious Priya.

Blythe Ann and Jae later join the crowd at the Naming Ceremony, only to have the power go out. Bellamy forces Priya to address the crowd and reveal to them the truth about the Primes and their hosts. In retaliation, Russell enacts the Adjustment Protocol and releases a massive amount of Red Sun toxin, causing the crowd to go mad and attack each other. In the chaos, an enraged Blythe Ann and Jae approach Priya. Accusing Priya of being a murderer, Blythe Ann stabs her to death in revenge for the murder of her daughter.

In The Blood of Sanctum, she and Jae are seen crying over Delilah's/Priya's body.

In From the Ashes, she is working in her tavern. After Murphy makes a mess after being addressed as Daniel Prime by a waitress, Blythe Ann cleans it up.

In False Gods, she serves Miller and Jackson in the tavern. She also serves Trey who tells her she should die for killing Priya Desai in The Blood of Sanctum, to which she responds that Delilah Workman deserves justice. Jae comes in and says that if they have a problem they can leave. Both are later seen in the palace when Russell (who is now actually Sheidheda) address the Faithful. Tobin, a Sanctumite in the crowd, shoots Russell and chaos erupts. Blythe Ann and Jae are seen staying clear of the Faithful mob who have gone wild.

In Welcome to Bardo, Blythe Ann and Jae inform Indra that the Faithful have taken over their tavern and are demanding to speak to Clarke. They watch in horror as one of the Faithful burns herself alive by Trey's orders.


She is a kind, but cautious woman. She is also a caring mother.

Physical Appearance

She has brown skin, black hair with grey and blonde streaks.



Blythe Ann and Jae are married. They appear to care deeply for one another.


Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
Red Sun RisingAbsent
The Children of GabrielAppears
The Face Behind the GlassAppears
The Gospel of JosephineAppears
Memento MoriAbsent
The Old Man and the AnomalyAbsent
What You Take With YouAbsent
Ashes to AshesAbsent
Adjustment ProtocolAppears
The Blood of SanctumAppears
Season Seven
Episode Appearance Status
From the AshesAppears
The GardenAbsent
False GodsAppears
Welcome to BardoAppears
The Queen's GambitAbsent
The FlockAbsent
A Little SacrificeMentioned
The StrangerAbsent
Blood GiantAbsent
A Sort of HomecomingAbsent
The Dying of the LightAbsent
The Last WarCredit Only

Killed Victims

Notes and Trivia

  • She is named after Blythe Ann Johnson, who is a writer's assistant/writer on the show.[1]
  • She and her husband are both carriers of the black blood gene.
  • She, Hope Diyoza, Jae Workman, and Trey are the only characters introduced in Season Six that are known to still be alive.