Now that Virgin River Season 3 has finally been released globally, the actors are ready to reveal all their impressions and behind the scenes stories!
SPOILER ALERT: The article contains spoilers on Virgin River Season 3!
As TV Line exclusively tells, it’s not just us who was shocked by Jack’s secret revealed in Season 3, but also the actor who plays Jack, Martin Henderson! The actor shares how, actually, he spat his coffee out when he read that in the script of episode 5, where our favourite bartender’s sister, Brie (Zibby Allen) tells Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) that Jack has an ex-wife!
“I just about spat my coffee out when I read that in the script. Like most of the audience, and certainly like Mel, I was shocked and confused. I called [showrunner Sue Tenney] and I was like, ‘He was married? Why didn’t I know that?’ I got kind of offended on Mel’s behalf. Why wouldn’t he have shared something so relevant?”Martin Henderson
In episode 6, we see Jack offering Mel up an explanation (of sorts) on his mysterious first wife, but anyway the veteran may be downplaying his marital past.
Showrunner Sue Tenney, while chatting with TV Line, revealed that actually Jack’s ex-wife, Mandy’s existence is actually more critical than it seems.
“He’s been a confirmed bachelor since then, but he did marry someone at one point. This is the stuff you find out as you get to know someone, and Mel and Jack really haven’t known each other for that long. Our show moves pretty slowly.”Sue Tenney, Virgin River showrunner
Mandy, at the moment, doesn’t seem anybody Mel needs to worry about, but can you imagine the chaos that would ensue if Jack’s ex-wife decided to reconnect with him all these years later? According to Martin Henderson, Mandy showing up in Virgin River would complicate things even more, and “It’s possible with this show.” concludes the actor.
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