Fans of the Hallmark Channel drama “When Calls the Heart” have probably been wondering why Jack Thornton left the show at the end of season 5. The actor played the character since the show started in 2014. However, the actor’s departure came after the season five finale, when Thornton died in a landslide. In a recent interview, Lissing spoke about his decision to leave the show and his feelings about the death of his character.
The reason why Jack left the show is not entirely clear, but the actor who played him in the show, Paul Greene, has remained on good terms with the network. While he was not asked to leave the show, he has been very candid about it in a YouTube video posted by co-star Paul Greene. Lissing admitted that he was saddened by the loss of the role, but felt compelled to change his direction. Although it was painful to leave the show, he was aware that he wasn’t guaranteed another big role in the near future.
After leaving the show, Jack Loughlin has also spoken about his decision to end the show. While it may be difficult for fans, he told ET that he wanted to move on and explore new endeavors. He was also grateful for the opportunity to be on the show, because he never would have met his wife, Nadia. So, fans of the show are left wondering why did Jack leave when calls the heart?
It is unclear how much he really loved Elizabeth, or whether his departure was a result of the show’s recurring plotline. Some fans believe that he died in a dream, but Lissing spoke about his death in an ET interview. However, this doesn’t mean that the character died due to lack of chemistry. It is unclear what the re-casting decision was.
Fans of the show were sadly disappointed to learn that Jack had left. Although Elizabeth continued to live with Lucas Bouchard (Chris McNally), Jack’s death was tragic enough. Although his final letter reached Elizabeth, he had been preparing to leave for another assignment. Ultimately, it was his death that sent him off on his journey. The episode ended with an emotional break for the cast and fans, and the upcoming Christmas special, “When Hope Calls,” starring Loretta Walsh, has added to the eulogy.
After the final episode of season eight, it was announced that When Calls the Heart would return for season nine. The show’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years and a new season will premiere on March 6th. While the show’s fans are excited to see the return of Jack, Fiona, and their families, the Mayoral race will most likely be a major topic in season nine.
While Elizabeth and Jack have a heart-to-heart in season seven, Jack and Elizabeth haven’t shared a kiss for a year. Then, Jack prepares to propose marriage, but Charles beats him to it, and Elizabeth turns him down. Eventually, Elizabeth and Jack reconcile and rekindle their relationship in season two and three. They also have a Christmas special, and he and Elizabeth return for a second time.