The 100’s Chris Larkin previews changes coming for Monty, teases new relationships and conflicts ahead in Season 5 of The CW’s midseason favorite!
When Season 5 of The 100 premieres in early 2018 as part of The CW’s midseason lineup, fans are in for a world of change thanks to the six-year time jump which will bring with it new changes to the characters and dynamics fans fell in love with during the show’s first four seasons. As we prepare for the next chapter in the show’s run, the question on most fans’ minds is just how the time jump will affect the various characters including Christopher Larkin’s fan-favorite Monty. So just where might we find Monty when Season 5 finally drops?
“I’m hoping that Monty has taken the time to live a nice, peaceful existence. I think he’s earned it. I think he’s ready to retire at 16 years old,” Larkin teased of his hopes for where Monty might be when we first catch up with him in Season 5. “[I’m curious to see if he’s able to] preserve his sanity and hopefully his relationship with Harper. I think that’s still going. Even if they didn’t make it, I hope they gave it their all, I think they earned that. And I do think she is his only real life-line now that Jasper’s gone. But you never know. Six years is a long time.”
With the time jump comes the opportunity to explore new shifts and changes in the show’s various dynamics, but just who might we expect to see Monty grow closer to?
“First gut response is Echo, only because they have no relationship. He’s pretty much in with Raven and Bellamy,” Larkin pondered. “Emori maybe? He doesn’t know her either so maybe increasing his Grounder relationships? Monty didn’t ever really interact with the Grounders so what can you learn from them? What are the strengths we can find together in space? That’s what I’d be curious about.”
On the opposite end of the spectrum, it’s clear that there will also be new conflicts to come from the six-year jump. While we’ll have to wait to see who Monty might conflict with come Season 5, Larkin does have a few theories of his own.
“I don’t think him and Murphy are totally tight yet,” Larkin admitted. “Granted Murphy came back for him. He appreciates that, but I don’t think he ever got over when he tried to choke out Jasper in Season 2. Hopefully they’ve worked that out and if there’s going to be any contention anywhere, I think that’s where it’s going to be.”
Be sure to check out our complete interview with Chris Larkin below for more on what’s to come when Season 5 of The 100 drops including his take on being able to play this older version of Monty, possible changes to Monty’s signature hairstyle and more!
The 100 Season 5 will premiere sometime in early 2018 as part of The CW’s midseason lineup.
Are you looking forward to seeing how Monty is affected by the six-year time jump? Any theories as to how the past six years will have changed Monty? Keep the conversation going in the comments section below!