The CW’s The 100 will kick off season four on February 1, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT with an episode titled ‘Echoes.’ The fourth season finds Clarke and her friends attempting to figure out a plan of action after learning Earth is doomed. With season four about to debut, Christopher Larkin provided a look back at Monty’s season three journey. Monty’s developed into a surprisingly strong character able to adapt to whatever the world throws at him, including murdering his own mother.
The 100 was created by Jason Rothenberg and stars Eliza Taylor as Clarke, Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia, Bob Morley as Bellamy, Devon Bostick as Jasper, Lindsey Morgan as Raven, Richard Harmon as Murphy, Isaiah Washington as Jaha, Henry Ian Cusick as Kane, and Paige Turco as Abby.
Christopher Larkin Interview:
How would you sum up last season for Monty?
Christopher Larkin: “It was a crazy season. There were a lot of firsts. He killed his mother for the first time, but not the last time. And he also found romance for, I believe, the first time in his life, not just on the ground – a very seemingly out of the blue relationship with Harper. But I was thinking is Monty a one-night stand kind of guy? Of course not. I think that he chooses people very carefully and commits to them fully. Now that Harper’s in his life we’ll see if that relationship is possible.
It seems like he and Jasper are at a more hopeful place at the end of the season, but now he’s also got romantic interests. We’ll see how that has an effect on the bro friendship.”
How was it playing that other side to Jasper and Monty’s relationship last season and the rift between the two?
Christopher Larkin: “I think we both welcomed it at first. By the end of the season we were really happy to at least have some hope together and be laughing together again. But, no, we welcomed it, I think specifically episode four at the campfire. That was the first real blowout and it was nice. Devon and I get to stretch and try to explore new territory in the friendship because it’s not all butterflies and rainbows. It’s nice to explore our dark side on a very dark show.”
Following Monty’s mother’s death, how was he able to remain so strong?
Christopher Larkin: “I think he’s a rock. He’s the rock of the show. No, I mean I feel like if he allowed himself to feel it, I’m not totally sure how he would handle it because he has so few people that he honestly truly cares about. It was his mother and Jasper, and that was really it as his core group. So, if he lost his mother…first of all, Jasper’s suffering enough that he wouldn’t be able to truly be there for his friend. And also I think he would give up on himself. That’s the end of his arc, completely, so we had to find a way. It’s all about finding light in seemingly impossible situations.”
How much did you know going in that the show would get this dark?
Christopher Larkin: “Well, I knew I was going to have a mother so I assumed I would eventually lose that mother in some way. I didn’t know I would be killing her twice. So, I had no idea about that. Beautiful moments never last that long so I figured, ‘How is she going to go?’ We were actually betting which episode. My ‘mother’ and I were trying to figure out which one she was going to bite the dust in, and it was 11.”
Is that the episode you bet on?
Christopher Larkin: “11? No, I think it was going to be much sooner. I think we thought somewhere around seven or eight, so 11 was actually a gift. And then we got 14, but then that ended too.”
Watch the full interview with Christopher Larkin:
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