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Who's Shaw?
— Kaylee to Abby's group [src]

Kaylee Lee was a recurring character in the sixth season. She was portrayed by cast member Sarah-Jane Redmond and debuted in "Red Sun Rising".

Kaylee was a resident of Sanctum and one of the Primes. She was a part of a group of hijackers who briefly overtook Eligius IV, before being stopped and taken hostage by Charmaine Diyoza and Raven Reyes. She was once best friends with Josephine Lightbourne.

Early Life[]

Kaylee was born on Earth to a Chinese family. Her family consisted of her father Victor, mother Faye, and brother, Daniel. All four of them were original Mission Team Alpha members who arrived to Alpha in 2045. Josephine Lightbourne claims they were best friends and often called her "LeeLee". During the Red Sun Eclipse, Kaylee died when she was a young, leaving her child skeleton behind.

Later, Kaylee was brought back to life via a black blood host and her Mind Drive. Her family became four of the Primes and used various hosts for the next two centuries to be reborn after each death.

In 2275, Kaylee pushed Josephine's previous host to her death for killing her lover Isaac. She subsequently stopped Oblation and used the slogan "We are one." After Isaac's death, Kaylee became a supporter of the "Nulls".

She also dreamed of starting a Unification Ceremony to reunite the Null members of the Children of Gabriel with their Sanctumite families.

Throughout the Series[]

In Red Sun Rising, she was part of the mission team on Alpha. She was there when Russell Lightbourne went psychotic.

236 years later, she along with her family steals the Gagarin to escape the eclipse in Eligius IV. She and the others throw knockout gas canisters to knockout Wonkru and Niylah. After Charmaine Diyoza kills her brother Daniel and father Victor, and Madi kills her mother Faye, she explains that they were trying to avoid the eclipse, later revealed to be a lie.

She reluctantly agrees to take Abigail Griffin, Octavia Blake, Raven Reyes and Jordan Green to Sanctum. On the ground, she sees a grave on the opposite side of the radiation shield. When she asks them "Who's Shaw?", Raven breaks up in tears. She disables the radiation shield, though she hesitates at first, allowing Abby's group to go to Shaw's resting place. She lets them inside Sanctum's radiation shield. After the group makes their way into Sanctum, some children climb up the stairs after the eclipse and see the group. Kaylee says she's ok to a pre-teen girl named Rose, even though she has handcuffs on.

In The Children of Gabriel, she was present when all of the adults returned to Sanctum after the Red Sun. She later entered the room where, Clarke Griffin, Abigail Griffin, Bellamy Blake, Octavia Blake, Raven Reyes, John Murphy, Echo, Jordan Green, Nathan Miller, Eric Jackson and Emori are being held with her fellow Primes, Russell and Simone Lightbourne. She tells Russell that Clarke was not there and identifies Raven as the pilot. She then gets hasty when Russell mentions retrieving the transport ship. He tells her that she will be going with them, and Kaylee acts scared. He says "Now you're afraid to leave the shield?" She explains to him that they were late to seek shelter and took the transport to seek shelter. She later goes with Bellamy, Octavia, Echo and some guards to retrieve the ship, when they near the site of the ship, they hear the Children of Gabriel chanting and Kaylee tries to go to her family but the guards tell her no and escort her back toward the village. Octavia tells Kaylee not to worry.

In The Face Behind the Glass, she attends the naming ceremony of Delilah Workman. She stands between Russell Lightbourne VII and Miranda Mason as he mentions the Four Pillars of Sanctum, Repent, Renew, Rejoyce and Rebirth, he apologizes to Kaylee for leaving her and her family behind during the Red Sun. They hug.

In The Gospel of Josephine, she is called into the dining room in the Palace to see Russell and Simone. They both question her about how she and her family were trying to run away from Sanctum, when they took the Gagarin. She claims she doesn't know what they're talking about when Josephine walks out and Russell and Simone tell Kaylee that she told them. Kaylee questions them, why they'd believe a stranger, thinking Josephine is Clarke Griffin. Josephine calls her "LeeLee" and reveals that they were at one time best friends. Kaylee is shocked. Then Josephine reveals that six years prior Kaylee pushed Josephine's previous host out the window and killed her. As Kaylee tries to reveal that Josephine killed her lover named Isaac, Josephine stabs Kaylee with a dinner knife in the neck. She falls to the floor and the host dies.

In Memento Mori, Josephine pressures her mother into deleting Kaylee's and her family's minds from their mind drives.

In Nevermind, when Clarke and Monty Green enter Josephine's mindspace Clarke discovers that Josephine's memories are books. Clarke touches one. It reveals a flashback to the day Josephine VII's body died. Kaylee and Josephine VII sitting in Josephine's room chatting while Josephine paints a picture of her original body. After this, Kaylee reveals that she drugged Josephine and demands why she killed her lover, Isaac. Josephine reveals that Isaac was a threat and he defied the will of the Primes. However, Kaylee defended Isaac's action, claiming that he defied Oblation and he would never hurt anyone. Kaylee and Josephine have a fight and Kaylee pushes Josephine out the window to her death.

In Adjustment Protocol, Russell introduces Emori as the new Kaylee and Murphy as the new Daniel to explain their presence amongst the Primes and why the two haven't been resurrected. After noticing Murphy and Emori holding hands, Gabriel Santiago informs them that Daniel and Kaylee were siblings, causing them to quickly let go of each other's hands.

In The Blood of Sanctum, Murphy and Emori continue their ruse as Daniel and Kaylee for the sake of the Sanctum citizens in order to save their friends. However, Kaylee's objections to the Adjustment Protocol force Murphy to help Gabriel save the people in the tavern instead of Emori. Gabriel tells the two that Kaylee's objection to the Protocol was what allowed the Adjustors to buy their act when Murphy and Emori saved their friends.

In From the Ashes, Emori reads from Kaylee's journal to Murphy, commenting that Kaylee had changed because of love too. Isaac, a Null, had made Kaylee see what the Primes had become. However, a depressed and guilty Murphy simply compares it to a farmer loving a pig he leads to the slaughter. Raven Reyes asks the two to continue pretending to be Daniel and Kaylee, stating that Sanctum is a powder keg and its people believing that Daniel and Kaylee are still alive might help them in the long run.

Later, Emori and Murphy diffuse a tense situation between all of the factions in Sanctum. Emori states that they can trust Wonkru and reminds Trey that "we are one." The people repeat the slogan and disperse. Emori explains that she got "we are one" from Kaylee's journal: Kaylee's slogan when she stopped Oblation. Raven takes credit for the idea, but it just angers the Children of Gabriel towards Murphy and Emori.

In Welcome to Bardo, after the Faithful threaten to commit mass suicide to get Russell released, Indra suggests having Murphy and Emori, posing as Daniel and Kaylee again, intercede. However, Emori is too weak from fixing Sanctum's nuclear reactor, forcing Murphy to go alone. After Murphy falls into trouble, Emori comes to his aid with Indra and Sheidheda posing as Russell with the Faithful recognizing Emori as Kaylee. Though Murphy's cover was blown, Sheidheda reinforces Murphy and Emori's identities as Daniel and Kaylee, stating that they and Russell are the last of the Primes.

In The Queen's Gambit, Emori reveals that her planned Reunification Ceremony for the Children of Gabriel and their families had been Kaylee's dream and is the key to real peace. Daniel had also supported Kaylee in her dream of accomplishing this.

In The Flock, Nikki and Nelson force Murphy and Emori to reveal the truth about their identities to the Sanctumites. Emori admits that not only is she not Kaylee, but the Lee's are really dead.

In The Dying of the Light, after an injured Emori asks Murphy to distract her, he suggests that she imagine that they are laying on Kaylee's giant bed and drinking Jo Juice. Emori admits that she did love pretending to be Kaylee, believing that it was the first time in her life that she mattered. Murphy reassures Emori that it isn't true because she had always mattered to him.


Kaylee is a calm individual but is also willing to hurt others as she is seen hovering her hand above the vent oxygen button on Eligius IV. She also pushed Josephine Lightbourne to her death, proving this personality. However, she seems to be kind and caring to the children on Sanctum. She is calm, but with a strict personality. Along with objecting to Oblation, she was known for objecting to the Adjustment Protocol as well.

Physical Appearance[]


She was born as a person from a Chinese ancestry with light, tan skin, brown eyes and black hair.

Last Host[]

Kaylee's last host was a white middle age woman with some wrinkles. She had reddish-brown hair that was curled up in a braid that goes down her head in the back.


Faye, Victor and Daniel[]

She is the daughter of Faye and Victor and the sister of Daniel, the other hijackers that were shot on the bridge of Eligius IV, by Madi and Diyoza.

Josephine Lightbourne[]

Josephine and Kaylee were best friends. They first met when Kaylee was a little girl and Josephine was 23 year old woman. Josephine often called her "LeeLee".


She might have a small relationship with Rose, where she tells her, "It's ok" at the end of Red Sun Rising.


Kaylee and Miranda seem to have a good relationship. In The Children of Gabriel, Miranda is relieved when she sees Kaylee alive after the eclipse and is worried when she doesn't see Kaylee's family with her.


Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
Red Sun RisingAppears
The Children of GabrielAppears
The Face Behind the GlassAppears
The Gospel of JosephineAppears
Memento MoriMentioned
The Old Man and the AnomalyAbsent
What You Take With YouAbsent
Ashes to AshesAbsent
Adjustment ProtocolMentioned
The Blood of SanctumMentioned
Season Seven
Episode Appearance Status
From the AshesMentioned
The GardenAbsent
False GodsMentioned
Welcome to BardoMentioned
The Queen's GambitMentioned
The FlockMentioned
A Little SacrificeAbsent
The StrangerAbsent
Blood GiantAbsent
A Sort of HomecomingAbsent
The Dying of the LightMentioned
The Last WarAbsent


Kaylee (to Abby's group): "Who's Shaw?"
Red Sun Rising
Kaylee (to Russell and Simone): "She killed someone I cared for. I was protecting Sanctum.... from her!"
The Gospel of Josephine

Killed Victims[]

Notes and Trivia[]

  • She was the only surviving hijacker who stole the prisoner transport in "Sanctum".
    • She was the only survivor until her death in "The Gospel of Josephine" completed with her mind drive permanent deletion along with the rest of her family in "Memento Mori". 
  • She was the first recurring character who lived on Alpha to be introduced.
  • She liked the "Nulls", the red blooded people of Sanctum and even had a relationship with one.
  • Kaylee and her family were originally Chinese. Hence, her knowledge of the language.
  • She was against the Adjustment Protocol and Oblation, but still supports Naming Day and the resurrections.
  • Josephine Lightbourne and Kaylee called themselves princesses with their surnames, this was mentioned before she pushed Josephine out the window.
  • It is possible that Kaylee and her family may have contributed to the culture of practicing Tai Chi in Sanctum, since her family is of Chinese origin. They were last seen performing Tai Chi in the flashback of the episode, "Red Sun Rising."
  • Kaylee was the 2nd Prime to have morale, and to have acted differently than their companions, Kaylee is only behind Ryker Desai, who woke up first but ended up doing so later.
  • Kaylee was the last of her family to end up dying with her last body.
  • It is revealed that Kaylee kept a diary, which after her death was held by Emori, along with the rest of her assets.
  • Kaylee wrote two books, one called "Roses in the Dark" and another called "The Enigmatic Love", these two books were revealed by Abigail Griffin when she was reading in search for an aid to Marcus Kane.
    • The book "Roses in the Dark" had the year "2128" on the cover, which may have been its publication date.
    • The book "The Enigmatic Love" had the year "2152" on the cover, which may have been its publication date.
  • Kaylee made a promise to Faye Lee, which was to recover the her family's mind drives, but it was not fulfilled resulting in her death and the deletion of the Lee family's minds.


See also[]

The 100 Characters
Main Characters
Abigail GriffinBellamy BlakeCallie CartwigClarke GriffinEchoFinn CollinsGabriel SantiagoHope DiyozaJasper JordanJohn MurphyJordan GreenLincolnMarcus KaneMonty GreenOctavia BlakeRaven ReyesRoanSheidhedaThelonious JahaWells Jaha
Recurring Characters
AdenA.L.I.E.AndersAnyaBecca FrankoBill CadoganBlythe Ann WorkmanBreeBrellBryanByrneCage WallaceCarl EmersonCassiusCharles PikeCharmaine DiyozaCillianCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyDoucetteEmoriEric JacksonEthan HardyFoxGeoff HardyHannah GreenHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairJadeJae WorkmanJames CrockettJosephine LightbourneJake GriffinJeremiahJohn MbegeJonesKara CooperKaylee LeeKyle WickLeeLevittLexaLindoLorelei TsingLucaLunaMadi GriffinMaya VieMichael VinsonMiles ShawMiranda MasonNathan MillerNelsonNiaNiylahNykoOntariPaxton McCrearyPennPriya DesaiRileyRoseRussell LightbourneRyker DesaiSeikuShawn GillmerShumwaySierraSimone LightbourneSterlingTitusTreyTristanVera KaneVincent VieZoe Monroe
Minor Characters
AdriaAnkaraArtigasAtomAurora BlakeAtohlCarisCaspianCharlotteChaseChrisCillianCole McAdamsConnorCostiaCraigCuyler RidleyDaniel LeeDaxDelanoDelilah WorkmanDerekDerrickDiggsDrewFioGideonGina MartinGlen DicksonGuaraGustusJuelKeenan MykulakLaylaLeeLieutenant GracoMacallanMark and Peter ColtonMelMiss LucyMylesNygelOsiasOtanPascalPeri GordonQuintRedReese LemkinRichardsRivoRoma BraggRyderScottSemetSgt. LovejoyShaySiennaStevensTor LemkinToshTrinaTrisTybeWhitmanWillaZoran