Note: Contains spoilers for Jack Ryan seasons 1-2.
Season two was scheduled to arrive today (November 1), but the Halloween spirit was well and truly alive at Amazon, with all eight episodes released a day early – cue excitement from the JR faithful.
Both John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce have returned as Ryan and James Greer, but Abbie Cornish, who played Cathy Mueller, is nowhere to be seen.
The doctor, who specialised in infectious diseases, was romantically involved with Ryan, but despite surviving the events of season one – she had a close call in a hospital lift in the finale – she doesn't play a role in the latest batch of episodes.
Ryan appears to confirm that their relationship is over when he sleeps with Harriet Baumann (Noomi Rapace).
The decision not to include Mueller hasn't gone down well with some fans.
Ok so saw epi 1 #JackRyanSeason2 & Jack is already having one night stands!! Looks like Dr. Cathy is out of the picture😐But don’t they get married in the books?? Will miss them...they were good together!! @jackryanamazon #JackRyan
— Gunjan (@panavahuja) November 1, 2019
Erm, so Abbie Cornish isn’t in season 2 of Jack Ryan? Really 🤦🏻♀️😧😢 pic.twitter.com/xxbAbzEfxU
— Red✨ (@blackwidow151) October 31, 2019
I've started watching the 2nd season of #JackRyan and I have 2 questions (so far):
1) Why the change in the title sequence? I liked the one (& the music) from Season 1
2) Where the fuck is Cathy???? If she's not in this season, I'mma gonna be pissed. #JackandCathyForever
— M. Khan (@mkhantastic) October 31, 2019
— Mohit Mokkapati (@mohitms2185) October 31, 2019
Is anyone else HIGHLY disappointed that @AbbieCornish isn't in the second season of @jackryanamazon? I was so excited to see the interaction between Jack and Cathy, one of the best parts of season 1, continue. Damn. Deflated rn. I hope there's a good reason for this.
— Trumplet Is a Fraud (@TrumpletIsFat) November 1, 2019
So no abbie cornish this season, what's the explanation? #JackRyan
— jess💚 (@chastainsfaust) October 31, 2019
Has anyone seen the new season of @jackryanamazon and can you tell me if Abbie Cornish’s Cathy Mueller is in it? She’s not showing up on the IMDb credits. Please don’t tell me they pulled a Bourne Supremacy.
— Kelly St-Laurent (@authorstlaurent) October 31, 2019
Cornish has been busy post Jack Ryan season one, starring in Australian mini-series Secret Bridesmaids' Business, as well as working on noir thriller The Virtuoso with Anthony Hopkins and Anson Mount. But if you're hoping Mueller will pop up in season two, you're going to be disappointed – we've searched high and low for an explanation, but there's diddly-squat out there.
Nevertheless, her character wasn't killed off, and with season three already confirmed, the door is open for a Mueller-Ryan reunion.
In the books, the pair get married and have four children, so it's unsurprising that viewers are confused about where she is – perhaps this adaptation of Cathy doesn't appreciate her love interest jetting off to a country on the brink of collapse and has washed her hands of Ryan.
Here's hoping the next chapter gives us some much-needed answers.
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