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"I miss Lyndy sometimes, but I love you all the time. "
— Jack to Lisa


Jackson "Jack" Bartlett is the head of the whole Bartlett-Fleming-Morris-Borden clan. He has lived at Heartland Ranch for his whole life, although he took a break when he was a legend in the rodeo.

Background

Jack was born and raised at Heartland, back when it was a working cattle ranch. He would help his grandfather around the ranch as much as he could. promised to his grandfather to hold onto Heartland, all 600 acres. He spent years on the rodeo circuit, getting dozens of buckles and is considered a legend.

Season 1

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Jack meets Lou at the hospital and updates her on Amy's current condition after the accident. Jack attends Marion's funeral with Lou. Jack gets an update from Scott about Spartan who recommends having him put down but ultimately it's his decision, so he helps Scott bring Spartan to Heartland. Jack shows Ty up to the Loft where he'll be staying. Ty asks about the "babes" and Jack warns him off his granddaughters stating that he must remain 10 feet away and he'll remove any body part that doesn't. Jack shows Ty the ropes around the farm. He goes over to Briar Ridge to see Val and offload about becoming a parent again and the loan issues. When Ty shirks his responsibilities to go to the Briar Ridge party Jack tells him he can pack his things and leave the next morning. The next morning he tells Ty to get back to work. (Coming Home) When Lou gets upset about how she's been failing at things recently he helps to comfort her and advices her to enjoy the things she has at the moment. He continues to get frustrated when Ty keeps taking off and leaving him to do the work. When Clint Riley shows up, Jack must decide if he wants to continue sponsoring Ty with his probation. When he goes to run errands in town Maggie informs him of what Val has been saying recently. So he pays her a visit and tells her to stop and give the girls a chance. While there he bumps into Mrs Roche and suggests he give Amy another chance. Ty arrives while he's looking over the sponsorship paper, Ty gets nervous and starts to apologise, he reassures him that he has already signed them. He's even amazed when he see's the jumping course he built for Amy. (After the Storm)
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Jack is frustrated at all the jobs Lou gives him for the open house. He goes to Briar Ridge to pick up the tent and gets frustrated when Ty takes of to take a ride on a motorcycle. When Val goads Amy into fixing her new jumper he gives her a nod of support. After the open house Lisa compliments Jack on his burgers and the way he is with Amy and Lou. He thanks her for supporting Amy and offers help when she tells him about her nephew coming to live with her. (Breaking Free) Lou talks to Jack about the letter she found that Tim wrote to Marion asking for forgiveness and to come back home. He tells her that he never actually came home so his words didn't mean that much. He finds Amy and asks how it's going with Ben, she asks him if Lou talked to him about the letter. She's shocked that Marion never told her because they could have been a family, Jack insists they are a family. Tim goes to find jack to yell at him for not telling Lou that he was at the Open house, he also tells him he's going to tell the girls about what happened years ago. Back in the barn, Mallory rushes in and tells jack about the accident with Amy and he rushes off with Lou to go and find her. He sees Tim in the river and he shouts to him and tells him where Amy is, Jack and Lou find her and take her to the hospital. When he overhears Amy and Lou arguing about keeping secrets he decides to tell them the truth about him kicking Tim out years ago after his accident when he starts taking pills and drinking. Ty asks Jack to call Clint Riley about his probation as he's considering taking a job at Briar Ridge. Amy talks to Jack about how he kept the secret from them and they make up. (Taking Chances)
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Jack isn't very impressed with Lou's idea about a video for Heartland. He goes to see Ty at Briar Ridge to tell him Val needs to sign his sponsorship papers now he works here. Jerry likes the look of him and how he's a genuine ranch farmer and asks him to MC the video. He doesn't like the idea at first but then accepts. He takes Amy with him to Briar Ridge to talk to Ty. He gives Val Ty's papers and she is furious as she didn't know that Ty was a criminal so fires him. He delivers the intro to the video and later see's it on tv. He's happy with how it came out and compliments Lou. When she admits to him that she lost her job he tries to comfort her and cheer her up. (The Best Laid Plans) Jack meets Carl. Lou suggests putting Carl in Ben's room while he's there, he's adamant he's not sleeping in the room next to hers so puts him in the loft with Ty. When Lou and he are in Maggie's to pick up the feed order she tries to show him shirts he might like for his birthday. He tells her he just wants a piece of cake with his family after dinner. That night Carl wants to talk with him, he asks for his permission to propose to Lou, he tells him it's her choice. Jack goes to see Scott at Maggie's to invite him to dinner, he declines because Carl is there. He gives Jack a leaflet for Red Rodeos Cowboy Girls and a trick riding saddle for Pirate. He enjoys his birthday dinner and awaits his cake when Carl makes a speech and proposes to Lou. After he leaves, he tries to cheer Lou up. (One Trick Pony)
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Jack is telling Lou that he accepted the pregnant mare because he agreed to go on a cattle drive for Ray Philips. He invites Ty to come with him, but teases him about his hat and the fact he doesn't look like a cowboy. When they get there Ray introduces him to the trail boss, Tim. He isn't happy that Tim is there and it's made worse when Tim winds him up by giving him an easy path to take. Jack and Ty take their own path and find a few cows, he tells Ty to stay with them while he gets another one that strayed. When he returns Ty is gone, he finds him at the bottom of a cliff by a river. Since Ty's horse took off and it's getting late they make a camp in the woods. Ty's started to get scared of all the wild noises when Tim wonders in with their horse. Tim offers them sandwiches but because it's from him, he declines. Tim continues to wind jack up by saying that whenever he's around he helps like when Ty and Amy got hurt. This leads to a physical fight between the pair and Tim telling Ty who he is. After they get the cows back, in the morning, Jack let's Ty keep the hat as he believes he earnt it. While he waits for Lou to cook him pancakes he sits outside, Lisa arrives and he tells her how generous she is for giving Ben the new jumps and invites her for breakfast. (Come What May) Jack is reading the newspaper about Gallant Prince at Maggie's, Maggie suggests Amy should work with him. Mallory is sure that Jack and Lisa were flirting and encourages him to tell her how he feels. Jack starts to worry that Prince will be too much pressure for Amy what with her heading back to school and taking on a stallion. Dan Hartfield drops off Prince and puts Jack's nose out of joint when he describes his 600 acre operation as "small potatoes". Lisa comes over and visits Prince, while she's there she invites Jack to go and look at a horse that she's thinking of buying and he accepts. When they head out Jack insists on driving his truck which consequently breaks down on the way there. Lisa pulls out a picnic she had packed and offers him turkey and swiss sandwiches. They finally make it to the stable when Dan is there and slips in that he's married to Lisa. Dan and Lisa come to check on Prince's progress, when Dan tries to throw his weight around Jack sticks up for Amy praising the work she's done. Lisa pulls him to the side and informs him that she and Dan were married but are now divorced. This cheers up Jack. (Out of the Darkness)
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Mallory pesters Jack, after the shock of Mrs. Bell's heart attack, telling him to stop drinking coffee, to wear sunscreen and gives him a caffeine alternative - the drink that Mrs Bell gives Sugarfoot to keep him regular. Ty later finds him to ask if he can be around for Clint's visit to put a good word in for him. Jack can't find his glasses so asks Mallory if she knows where they are. She starts to panic about his forgetfulness, Jack calms her down and reassures her that he looks after himself. Mallory pulls his glasses out of his top pocket. He later sees Ty shoot off on his motorcycle as Clint is due to arrive. When he does he tries his best to stretch out Clint's visit to give Ty more time to get back. He arrives just in time. (Ghost from the Past) Scott invites Jack to help out with the mustangs at Big River, he agrees and brings Ty along. When Ty mentions how impressed he is that Jack is helping Tim after all their history, he says he just wants to help the mustangs. When they're helping with the mustangs Wes turns up and Ty isn't happy when he starts beating the horses. He steps in and starts a fight which Jack has to break up. Back at Heartland, Jack is complaining that none of the jobs were completed, Ty takes the blame because he was out with Jack all day. Jack advices Ty to work on his temper but when he admits he couldn't help standing by when someone innocent is being hurt Jack learns there's more to it. They are interrupted when Amy calls for they're help with the mustangs at the feed lot. They arrive and a fight breaks out, only stopped when Lou fires a shot into the air. (Born to Run)
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Lou tells Jack that Tim is coming for lunch, he doesn't react as expected and says it's perfect. It turns out he's headed to the Fishing Cabin with Lisa so he won't be there. He starts teaching Lisa how to fish and they start getting closer and Lisa catches a fish. They go back tot he cabin to eat and talk. Lisa asks about Lyndy and he tells her about how they met. As they drive back to Heartland they are about to kiss when they realise everyone is out on the porch watching. Val pays a visit to Heartland the next day and is surprised to learn that he's dating Lisa, ultimately she tells Jack that she's sad he didn't tell her because they've been friends for so long. (Thicker Than Water) Val announces her plans to expand Briar Ridge so offers to buy some of his land and leaves to let him think about it. Jack is stunned when he see's a truck parked up on the road by Heartland he tells Ty that's seen it there for a few days. He goes into the barn and sees Mallory with an electric heater, he tells her off and claims it's not cold enough to warrant the expense and it's dangerous. When Amy and Lou go out for the evening Jack has fallen asleep on the sofa, he wakes when he hears the horses. He goes out to check on them and see's Wes running away, at that moment he smells smoke and runs to the burning barn to get the horses out. He is rushed to hospital after hitting his head and is checked over. He's adamant he's fine and demands to go home, as he arrives back to Heartland he gives Lou the job of calling the insurance company. The next morning, he goes out tot he porch and sees a flash back of himself and his grandfather when he was younger. Val comes over and tells him about the problem with the insurance and ensures the offer is still available to buy dome of his land. He sees another flash back of himself and his grandfather when Mallory runs over relieved he's ok. She admits that Ty asked her if she used the heater and said she didn't but she had and unplugged it. He reassures her that she wasn't to blame. Jack later hears Lou and Amy discussing the money issue and he reassures them they will fix it. He pulls out the contract with Val for the land and sees another flashback of himself and his Grandfather sitting by the fire, his younger self promises that he will keep the Ranch. He then collapses unconscious. His family is very concerned when he ends up back in hospital with a subdural hematoma and lies unconscious. Tim offers Lou the money for the repairs, right as Jack awakes and tells him he won't accept his money to buy his way back into the family. As he's leaving the hospital he sees Wes arriving and remembers what happened at the barn and Wes is arrested. When he arrives back home he's amazed to see his friends and neighbours re-building the barn, he tells Val that he can't sell after he made his promise. (Rising from Ashes)
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Jack attends Amy's show and is proud of her when she comes in 2nd. After dinner, he's looking out the window as if looking for something and everyone mocks him when he plays it off as checking the weather. Lisa arrives and they continue to mock him. Lou tells him and Amy that she got offered the job in New York and he tells her that he's happy for her. Clint comes to Heartland to tell Ty his probation is over and wishes him luck, Jack gives him moral support. After he walks in on Ty and Amy kissing, he tells Ty he wants to talk to him. He tells Ty that since his probation is over he can go anywhere but he says he can stay and he wants him to think of Heartland as home. Ty shows him the letter he got from his dad, he admits he's thinking about seeing him. (Coming Together)

Season 2

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Amy tells Jack about what she saw with Ghost. Mallory tells jack that her dad has got a new job and is going singing on the rodeo circuit and her mum is acting as his agent. She tells him the worst part - She's being sent to summer camp. She asks Jack if she can stay at Heartland for the summer instead, he said he'll think about it. He walks in on Lou and Tim talking about the retreat and he tells them he's against it. He finds Tim and tells him he's mad that they went behind his back. Ms Adams calls Jack to tell him about Amy missing her study session. Lou tries to tell Jack about the retreat again, she shows him others online to show him the prices they can charge on theirs. He tells Amy off about missing the study session and asks about Ghost, she tells him of her plans to gentle him. Jack meets Lisa at Maggie's and she tells him she thinks he should let Lou go for it with the retreat. He tells Lou and Tim that he has two conditions; 1. They build the cabins somewhere he can't see them 2. Lou never asks him to take people on a trail ride. At Amy's party Mallory gives him a contract of all the things she promises not to do if he agrees she can stay, he agrees. Mallory's parent's thank Jack for letting her stay and he realises she already told them he said she could stay. The phone rings and Jack leaves to answer it, he writes down an address and shoots off. He drives around town and finds Ty's car, he hears some commotion and helps Ty when he's getting beaten up. He drives him back to Heartland and tells him that his job and the loft are still there for him. (Ghost Horse) Lou shows the family the plans for the Dude Ranch but no one takes an interest in it. Lou takes Jack to the site she found to build the Dude Ranch, he's not happy when she tells him of her plans to knock down his grandfather's old bunkhouses, which are falling down already, and refuses to let her build there. Jack goes to see Tim about trying to make up for all the missed years with Amy by giving her Storm. When they talk about Tim's boss Ray Jack realises Tim is still in his will. Mallory finds him reviewing his will and finds it hilarious when she learns his real name is Jackson. He later gives Ty back his cowboy hat telling him he found it in the rubbish. He goes to meet his lawyer in Maggie's and sees Lou working there and is dumbfounded. He bumps into Tim again and Tim tells him he knows why he's so resistant, because he's involved and tells Jack he'll be a silent partner. He gets back to Heartland and overhears Mallory telling Ty that she's seen his will, which she's no in, but doesn't understand why Lou can't build when he's going to give her the ranch anyway. When he's later asking for Caleb Ty tells him that he let Ghost go and he and Amy were out looking for him. jack explains why that was a bad idea, because ranchers would shoot at him and he has to get far away before he's safe. They go after Ghost shooting to move him on. He takes Lou to the site and tells her that she can re-build the bunkhouses as cabins and puts Mallory to work. (Letting Go)
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Jack helps Mallory move into the Ranch while her parents are away. After Lou and Tim has a disagreement about the horses for the Dude Ranch, Lou comes to him to ask his advice. He tells her what she already knows that they don't need high end horses they need good trail ride horses. He also sympathises that she wants to impress and make her dad happy but she needs to tell him what she really thinks. When Amy fails an exam at school it lays it all out that she has too much on her plate and needs to prioritise. He thinks that she has become more stressed since Tim bought her Storm and she started jumping again. He sees Amy and Tim arguing when she admits that she doesn't have time for jumping and can't handle doing everything, Tim storms off telling her to sell the horse. Jack isn't happy and goes to pay Tim a visit. He tells him that he's the one who missed 10 years of his daughter's lives and he can't just walk in now and control what they do with their future. Tim realises that he was pushing but only because he wants them to be the best and he wanted someone to push him when he was younger. When Mallory hasn't been acting herself he goes to check on her. She admits that she feels like she has no family and homesick. He explains that her parents have been calling but she hasn't talked to them and she'd feel more at home if she unpacked like he's been telling her. Jack goes with the family to officially open the Dude Ranch. (Gift Horse) Lisa arrives ready for the cattle drive and gifts Jack a new saddle, soft and recommended for arthritis. Jack doesn't seem to be to pleased with his gift. He delivers a speech at the start of the cattle drive, declaring it the first annual Ray Philips Memorial Cattle Drive. While out riding, he tells Lisa that he isn't too happy with his saddle, likening it to sitting on a couch. When Tim rides up to them he introduces him to Callie Philips, Ray's daughter to get rid of him. In the evening, Lisa suggests going to bed early and Jack thinks she's treating him like an old man. She confesses her love for him and tells him that when she loves someone she wants to take care of them. They kiss and begin dancing. When he notices the cows are out he helps round them back up. He asks Ty and Caleb what happened, they fob him off with excuses. In return, Jack gives them the job of making sure they don't get out again and staying up with them all night, much to their horror. When they arrive back at Heartland Tim swings by to deliver the good news, Callie has sold Tim Big River. (Dancing in the Dark)
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Jack congratulates Lou on a good first day with her guests from New York. She confesses that she thinks she made a mistake leaving New York. At dinner, he starts talking about the history of the bunkhouses and the Ranch and tells them about the rumour that he was born out there on a table. They invite him on the trail ride but he declines. The next morning, Caleb calls in sick and Lou tries to get Jack to go with them. Eventually he reluctantly agrees to go. He starts talking to Nicole and asks about her love life, she tells him that she doesn't have a boyfriend because she wants to focus on her career. He tells her that they don't have to be mutually exclusive. When Nicole, Lauren and Mackenzie head back to New York, he asks Lou if she wants to be going with them, she says she's right where she should be. (Corporate Cowgirls) Jack reads the newspaper article about Mark and Amy helping the boy at Sheep River. At dinner, Lou shows everyone the tickets for the polo match, Lisa is excited but Jack isn't as keen. Mallory asks for Jack's advice when Jake becomes to over-bearing. He tells her to be honest but she doesn't like that idea. When Jack tells her of a girl who always made excuses to avoid him Mallory takes that as advice and hurries off. When Lou is on the phone with Lisa and she doesn't speak with Jack he starts to get the idea that she's avoiding him. Mallory blames Jack for her situation with Jake and that he still doesn't get the hint. Jack sees Lisa in town and tells her straight that if she wants to stop seeing him she should tell him not avoid him. Instead she surprises him with a new shirt, he tells her that he still isn't going to the polo. He later decides to go to the polo and surprises Lisa. Mallory complains to Jack again about his advice with Jake and tells him that she didn't want him gone just less of him. When Jake arrives with the cover of looking for his army knife, Jack lays it all out and explains that Jake just wants to see Mallory and Mallory misses Jake and they leave together. (Holding Fast)
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Jack gets annoyed when Tim isn't taking his responsibilities seriously for the rodeo committee. He sees Amy practising roping and gives her some tips, he tells her that he'll get her a good roping horse from his friend. He tells off Caleb that he hasn't signed Amy up for the team roping event when he asks why Caleb tells him it's because of Tim. At the rodeo Jack starts to worry when Ty has a go at riding a bull. After, he tells Ty how stupid he was and shakes his hand. The next morning, he asks them all what happened with Ashley's car. Amy is about to tell him the truth when Ty jumps in and takes the blame. He later see's Amy and Caleb roping and decides to give Ty one of his old buckles, from William's Lake Stampede. he tells him that he earnt it because he was brave but also that after that rodeo his dad and Lyndy started to take him seriously after that one, giving him hope. (Sweetheart of the Rodeo) Jack gets called out when Ty's dad, Brad arrives with a cattle truck of horses. The horses are unloaded apart from one who's lying down and bleeding. Jack decides to put it out of it's misery so gets his gun and shoots it, to the horror of the family. Jack checks in with Ty and asks him if he wants him to get rid of Brad, he thanks him but tells him this is something he has to do. Jack goes inside to find Mallory standing at the freezer. he tells her off and she demands he get air conditioner. he tells her to go in the pond if she's hot, just be careful of leeches. Jack finds Brad in the barn in the middle of the night on the phone, he threatens him and reminds him that his problems are not Ty's problems. After everything that happens with Ashley and Val and offers to put her up in one of the cabins for a few nights, in return she offers to work at the Dude Ranch. Mallory goes inside to see Jack standing at the freezer, she tells him off and he starts to cave on the idea of AC. She tells him she doesn't want to the heat wave is suppose to break tonight anyway. He supports Ty after his dad leaves and tells him he has plenty of people that care about him there. (Summer's End)
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After one of Stumpy's cows get into Heartland's field he takes Caleb to check the fences that are down. He greets Jess and Charlie when they arrive to pick up Mallory. He later see's Mallory in her new outfit, she tells them that her parents are sending her to boarding school. She asks jack to talk to them to convince them to let her stay at Heartland, he admits he already tried but he believes she needs to give it a try. He attends the meeting of ranchers in Maggie's, Mark tells them that branding and paperwork is important to easily trace the cattle. He also says that due to low man power of the RCMP, they should band together and help each other out. He ensures them to not get in between rustlers and the cattle just to call the police, when a cattle rancher brings a cow into Maggie's causing chaos. After the meeting, Jack tells Tim that he's worried about Caleb and Ty watching his cattle in case rustlers show up. When Ashley sees the rustlers truck parked nearby, she goes to get jack to show him. By the time she does the truck has gone. He takes the opportunity to talk to her about Val and convinces her to call her. Jack meets up with Tim, worried about the boys, Tim worried about his cows, they head to Big River. They pull guns out with the rustlers, who steal Jack's keys and pull guns on them. When Amy runs across the field to get to Tim one of the rustlers points his shotgun at her but Tim jumps in the way getting himself shot. (Showdown!) Jack is getting frustrated at Tim being in the house and constantly asking for things to be brought to him., so goes out to try and avoid him for a while. When Callie is there early Lou tells him that she never left. Amy tells him that she's annoyed that Jack never told her about Boxer being her teacher's horse as she already hates her and now hates her even more. Hank comes for a visit and tells jack that they've met before. Jack tries to recall and finally figures out where. He sits playing guitar to one of Lyndy's records, she tells Amy that he was one of her lead guitarists. Tim calls jack in, and surprises him by thanking him for letting him stay and tells him he's going back to Big River with Callie. When Hank comes by Heartland he plays him the record and he starts to play along. (True Enough)
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When Lou takes a new booking for the Dude Ranch, Jack hears screaming so rushes to find out what's going on. She tells her she can't tell him, then proceeds to hand out confidentiality agreements for the new guest, famous actress - Mindy Fanshaw. When Mallory turns up jack calls her school to let them know she's safe. He asks her what she's doing there and how she got there. She tells him that she didn't like the rules there; lights out at 9pm, pizza was frozen so she snuck out caught a bus and got back to Heartland. Mindy goes to Heartland and sees Jack with Pegasus, she starts talking to him and he tells her all about Pegasus. She starts to develop a connection with him and becomes insistent on riding him after that. Mallory looks for Mindy's water bottle she took but Jack threw it away. He tells her that he has spoken to her Dad and she is going to live at Heartland again and go back to her old school. Jack talks to Mallory, later on, and clarifies why she left as all the reasons she gave are the same rules at Heartland. She tells him that she knew she'd miss everyone but she didn't know how much she was going to miss Jake, he paid for her ticket and had horses waiting in Hudson for her. (Starstruck!) Jack helps Lisa prepare Diva Girl at Heartland for Amy to work with. Lisa asks jack about Lou and tells him that she has a friend of a friend with a guy they want to set up with Lou. Mallory asks jack if he believes in curses, she tells him that her Mum does and then she calls, spooking her. When Mallory tells Jack that she's decided to start being pro-active and Jack tells her she's over-reacting. Mackenzie cancels the wedding and Lou starts to argue with Lisa and tells her that she doesn't want her help upsetting her, Jack tells her he's never been more disappointed in her. When the wedding is back on jack gives Mackenzie away. After, he tells Lisa that it was a nice wedding bu there was only one thing missing form it, her. Lou later talks to Jack and tells him that she can't apologise to Lisa. (Divorce Horse)
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When everyone hears nearby explosions Jack tells them that it's Bedford oil testing the nearby land. They are all furious that they haven't received notification first. Mallory realises that she has the letter but thought it was junk mail so used it as a bookmark. Lou is determined to gather all ranchers to fight against Bedford, Jack is exasperated after trying to call them navigating all their automated systems. Lisa arrives to deliver her chilli for the meeting, Lou rebuffs her leaving her angry. Jack tries to get them to stop arguing, to no avail. Jack attends Lou's meeting and is happy when she knocks P.W. down a peg. Lou tells everyone that she has lots of signatures of support, Jack tells her she has more support and takes her for a drive. They arrive at a truck road block of ranchers stopping the Bedford Oil guys from getting through. (Seismic Shifts) When Amy and Ty discover Tara and Badger have stolen Ty's truck, Amy calls jack who goes with Clint to stop them. Jack goes to meet Val at Maggie's who asks him to drive her to an appointment on Monday as she has no one else to ask. She tells her she has to have some tests and doesn't want to worry Ashley. When Badger releases the horses Ty and Tara try to calm him down, with him wielding a hook and swinging at Ty. Jack arrives and asks what's going on but Ty tells him he has it under control. Back inside, Jack asks Ty again what happened and he tells him that it'll all be better when they leave. jack confesses that he felt the same way when he arrived but he proved a lot of people wrong, so suggests giving them a chance. After Ty finds Badger after he went missing he tells Clint that he went for a smoke and got lost. Clint tells them how happy he is that it was a success so will bring more in the future, to Ty's horror Jack accepts. Jack's driving Val when they pull over to join Ashley, he tells he that although it wasn't his place he called her. He apologises but Val seems grateful. (Do or Die)

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Jack and Lisa call it "quits" after his heart attack when she buys him a hospital bed for his convalescence and he hates it. Chastened, Lisa walks out of his life and returns to France, seemingly permanently. This incident is revealed only several months after it occurred, with Jack having morose flashbacks to their happier times, leaving viewers wondering about the status of their relationship in the meantime.

When Lisa returns in Episode 713 to ostensibly sell Fairfield and move to France for good, they have a few awkward meetings (one orchestrated by Tim).

After a road trip to Montana to deliver a horse to a new owner results in Jack and Lisa getting lost in the woods, the two find a way to reconcile.

They elope in the last episode of the season. When Tim shows up before the wedding, he is forced to keep it a secret until they choose to reveal this to the rest of the family.

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Relationships

Family

Amy

Amy see's Jack as a father figure, since Tim wasn't around. He also acts a lot as peace maker between Lou and Amy when they start arguing.He supports Amy through her work and tries to help advice her when he can. Jack always stands up for Amy when he needs to and supports her work, however is also willing to tell her when enough is enough if it puts her in danger.

Lou

He acts as a confidant with Lou, she is able to open up to him about how she's feeling and choses him to talk to. Lou and Jack often have differing opinions but they are always able to come through it. He doesn't like seeing her upset and will always try to cheer her up and make it better. Although he wants to be happy for Lou, when she has the opportunity to leave for New York he's disappointed at the idea.

Ty

He starts off by not liking Ty too much or trusting him too much. He enjoys bossing him around the ranch and giving him jobs to do. He later takes over his sponsorship and allows him to continue working at Heartland. When he invites Ty to the round-up he starts to soften towards him, Jack let's him keep the hat Amy gave him. When he starts to learn more about Ty such as; his anger problem originating from trying to protect innocent people, he starts to develop a relationship with him and stands up for him. When Ty's probation is over he tells him that he can think of Heartland as his home and his job and the loft will be there for him as long as he needs. After he goes back to help Ty, he brings him back to Heartland and promises that his job and the loft is still there for him.

Tim

Jack is very hostile with Tim, they have a difficult past; Jack kicked Tim out after his accident when he got addicted to pills and booze. He has never forgiven Tim for what he put his daughter and family through. When Tim is the trail boss at a round-up they argue the whole time and leads to a physical fight. When Tim starts to do right by the girls, Jack tries to be amicable.

Romantic

Lisa

Jack & Lisa

Jack & Lisa (1x11 - Thicker Than Water)

Lisa and Jack are friendly together, whenever they are together there is always a little more to it than friendship. Lisa invites Jack to check out a horse she wants to buy, this leads to their first date when they break down on the way there and have a picnic of turkey and swiss. Jack takes Lisa up to his fishing cabin, the first person since Lyndy died. They have a great time and Jack teaches Lisa to fish. They become a lot closer and have a better understanding of each other.

At the cattle drive for Ray Philips, Lisa pesters Jack by giving him a new saddle for arthritis and making suggestions like going to bed early. He finally talks to her about it and she declares her love for him, knowing he won't say it back. Instead they kiss and begin dancing.

Career

Cattle Rancher

Jack grew up on the Heartland Ranch, after his father died he took on the farm and continued to run it as a cattle ranch. He likes thinks as they are, and can be resistant about change. When Lou wants to knock down his grandfather's old bunkhouses, which are falling apart. to build her cabins he refuses. He later changes his mind and lets her re-build the bunkhouses instead.

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