We learned a big secret about the 46-year-old actor’s character Jack and he is sharing his first reaction to learning about it.
The big revelation about Jack happened in episode five of the third season.
Click inside to find out what we learned…
Jack has a secret ex-wife named Mandy!
“I just about spat my coffee out when I read that in the script,” Martin said in an interview with TVLine. “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?”
Jack himself explained the marriage in episode six. The character said, “There’s not much to tell. We got married right out of high school, I joined the Marines and she filed for divorce when I shipped off to Iraq. The whole marriage lasted less than three months. It’s not something I ever think about.”
Martin shared his thoughts on the secret marriage and Jack’s sincerity.
“Jack is being sincere when he says it’s not something he ever thinks about. The relationship never had time to evolve into anything deep or serious. I don’t think it was some great love, so much as she wanted to get married and he said OK. He was a young man,” he said.
So, will Mandy ever show up?
“Mandy showing up in Virgin River would complicate things even more. It’s possible with this show,” he said.