'Orange Is The New Black' Season 5: Could Bennett Return To Litchfield (And Daya)?

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Over the weekend, actor Matt McGorry shared a photo of himself with his former Orange is the New Black co-star Laverne Cox, prompting speculation the actor could revisit his role as Corrections Officer Bennett in Season 5 of the Netflix original series.

McGorry shared a selfie taken with Cox on Instagram, showing the two enjoying the late summer sunshine in the hills surrounding Los Angeles.

We last saw C.O. Bennett at the end of Season 3, when he seemingly abandoned his job at Litchfield and his engagement to Daya (Dascha Polanco). His disappearance was sudden, and it hasn’t been clear where Bennett went, or if he ever intends to see Daya or his child again.

Fans of the series (including the iDigitalTimes staff) had hoped to see Daya and Bennett reunite in Season 4, but Polanco kept their expectations in check in an interview with Entertainment Weekly: “I would love to see that, but you have to be realistic. He walked out of her life and her main priority right now is figuring out how she can take care of her child.”

Neither McGorry nor the producers of Orange is the New Black have confirmed his return to the show. It’s also worth noting that most of the filming for the show takes place at locations in New York and Connecticut, and McGorry and Cox’s outing may have just been old friends catching up.

Still, given Daya’s critical role in the cliffhanger ending of Season 4, it’s possible she could wind up in Max, and find that Bennett’s merely transferred to another facility in the prison. However, this is only speculation at this point, and we likely won’t find out if McGorry will return until we’re a little closer to the premiere of Season 5.

Orange Is The New Black comes to Netflix in summer 2017. The show has been renewed through its seventh season.

What do you think of this latest photo from the former OITNB cast member? Would you like to see Bennett return to the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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