Who’s the charming man who has swept Mel off her feet in ‘Virgin River’? Let’s get to know him more.
Released on 6th December 2019, ‘Virgin River’ is a Netflix original comedy-drama series. The show centres around Melinda Monroe who applies to an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote town of Virgin River. Recently widowed Mel leaves Los Angeles and accepts the position as a midwife to get a fresh start. After arriving in the Virgin River, Mel meets a bar owner, Jack Sheridan, who has many shades to his personality. Who is he and how does he impact Mel’s life?
- Who is Jack Sheridan?
- Who plays the role of Jack on ‘Virgin River’?
- Who will we see on ‘Virgin River’ Season 2?
Henderson has also been part of successful movies such as ‘Windtalkers’, ‘The Ring’, and ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’. He also briefly appeared in the hit show ‘House M.D.’
Who is Jack Sheridan?
Jack Sheridan plays the role of a former US Marine. He suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder due to his time in the military. The good-looking former marine is also the owner of a local bar named after him (Jack’s bar) which is also a frequent hangout spot on the show. He moves to Virgin River to lead a peaceful life away from the traumatic memories of his war days.
Mel and Jack together stir up the perfect on-screen chemistry that has made the viewers adore them and the series in the apt Hallmark way. Mel soon learns he has a girlfriend, Charmine. Both Charmine and Jack decide to break things off as he wishes to be with Mel. But which love-story is complete without a roadblock or two, right?
Adding a twist to the perfect budding chemistry is when Charmine finds out she is pregnant with Jack’s child. She tells him about her pregnancy through a letter. Before Jack could get a chance to discuss this shocking news with Mel, Hope beats him to it. This causes a rift between Mel and Jack. Mel questions Jack regarding their future with a baby now in the picture. Despite Jack confessing that he is falling for her, she tells him she can’t handle him having Charmaine’s baby.
She tells Jack that she needs more time to think. We later get to know that Mel had a stillborn baby a few years ago back when she was in Los Angeles. She further finds that she can never have kids of her own. Hence, the news of Charmaine’s baby is more than she can handle. At the end of season 1 of ‘Virgin River’, we see her calling her sister Joey to tell her she’s coming home.
New Zealand actor Martin Henderson plays the role of Jack Sheridan on ‘Virgin River’. Fans of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ might remember him as Dr Nathan Riggs from season 12. He played the role of a cardiothoracic surgeon who falls in love with Meredith Grey. Sadly, his role was short-lived. He exited in Season 14 after he reconciled with his missing wife, Megan Hunt
Who plays the role of Jack on ‘Virgin River’?
New Zealand actor Martin Henderson plays the role of Jack Sheridan on the ‘Virgin River’. Fans of the popular American medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ might remember him as Dr. Nathan Riggs from season 12. He played the role of a cardiothoracic surgeon who falls in love with Meredith Grey. Sadly, his role was short-lived. He exited in season 14 after he reconciled with his missing wife, Megan Hunt.
“I only had a short-term contract with the show. This is my final year so I was expecting Nathan’s storyline to be wrapped up. Bringing in Megan and tying up loose ends, provided a reason. That was always intended when they brought Megan back with a twist.”
Martin Henderson has also been part of successful movies such as ‘Windtalkers‘, ‘The Ring’, and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’. He also briefly appeared in the hit show ‘House M.D.’
Who will we see in ‘Virgin River’ Season 2?
After releasing the trailer of ‘Virgin River’ Season 2, the confirmation news of actors who will return on the show is here. The cats will include Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson), Joey Barnes (Jenny Cooper), Melinda Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), Ricky (Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey), John Middleton (Colin Lawrence), and Dan Brady (Benjamin Hollingsworth). Some new cast members will also be joining on the second season. It includes Carmel Amit as Jamie, Donald Heng as George, Leith MacKechnie as Nick, Steve Bacic as Wes, Thomas Nicholson as Leo Cavanagh, Lane Edwards as Sheriff Duncan, Melinda Dahl as Staci, and Marco Grazzini as Mike.
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