Season 2 of Jack Ryan aired a month ago, but viewers have yet to hear the official reason why Cathy Mueller (Abbie Cornish) was a no-show in the eight new episodes. As producers and cast, however, address the issue, fans are wondering chances for Cathy to return in Jack Ryan Season 3.
Jack Ryan Season 3 Plot: Will Cathy Mueller Return?
The fact that in other versions of Tom Clancy’s Ryanverse, Cathy has appeared in sequels even when her presence tends to diminish as the story goes. Jack (John Krasinski) is a CIA agent with international missions. While Cathy is a doctor in the United States, so it’s not strange for them to not be seen together.
However, what’s bothering fans is that Jack has never mentioned her in any scene. Cathy’s non-appearance was a question when Jack slept with German intelligence office Harry Baumann (Noomi Rapace). Harry seems to be Jack’s new love interest, and as of their similar job descriptions. So it’s understandable why fans are worried they’ll never see Cathy again.
On the other hand, not mentioning Cathy in Season 2 could be a good thing. This way, the writers didn’t officially seal Cathy’s exit from the show, and we can hope to see her in Season 3.
There are ways to write Cathy back in the plot. Making her part of the next mission could allow her to be around Jack in more scenes. However, that might appear as mere fan service.
Jack Ryan Season 3 Cast And Release Date
Changes are expected in Season 3, especially in the cast. It’s yet to be confirmed if new characters like Baumann and Mike November (Michael Kelly) are coming back. What Greer (Wendell Pierce) experienced in Season 2 seemingly convinced him that his time on the field should end soon.
Ideally, Jack Ryan Season 3 will premiere in 2020. But if filming wouldn’t start anytime soon, fans shouldn’t rule out an early 2021 release date.