'Jack Ryan' season 2: Wendell Pierce's Jim Greer may not make it out alive by the end of the second installment
Should the creators decide to end his arc in the new installment, then they would be sticking to the plotline from the movie, 'Clear and Present Danger'
'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' enjoyed a successful opening season. It was rated a healthy 74% on Rotten Tomatoes and was praised for being a gripping and intriguing political thriller. With season 2 set to debut on November 1, John Krasinski will suit up as the titular agent and will be in the middle of some high-octane action. The two trailers released so far are proof that the series has taken its action sequences up by a few notches.
Previously, we had written about five things that fans would love to see in the upcoming installment. The plot is borrowed from Clancy's bestseller, 'Clear and Present Danger', a novel that was quite serious in its tone and equally interesting. One of the key plot points was the death of Jim Greer.
The character was portrayed by James Earl Jones in 'Clear and Present Danger'(1994) starring Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan and Wendell Pierce ('Suits') essays the part in the Amazon series. He was introduced as the head of Terror, Finance, and Arms Division (T-FAD). While he came across as someone cynical and hard-nosed, he was a damn good CIA operative in his prime. In the final minutes of season 1's finale, it is revealed Greer was promoted to deputy station chief in Moscow for having helped foil the terrorist attack and be a key role in stopping Mousa Suleiman (Ali Suliman).
Before leaving, however, he offers a chance to Ryan to work with him on a mission and the next we see Greer is in the trailer for the new season. He is seen lying bloodied and hurt and at first glance, it gives the impression that he may not make it out alive by the end of the season. Should the creators decide to end his arc in the new installment, then they would be sticking to the plotline from the book and the movie. Greer succumbs to pancreatic cancer in the film and we don't know if Pierce's version meets his end the same way or is a casualty during the action in the series.
The move will also mark the first major supporting character's death in the series. At some stage in season 1, we felt Abbie Cornish's Cathy Mueller would be a victim of the terror threat. Dina Shihabi, who played Hanin Abdullah, Suleiman's wife was expected to die too. Matis (John Hoogenakker) was right in the middle of the action in almost all his appearances and was one of the characters touted to meet his maker. Instead, all three are alive and kicking by the end of the season.
IMDb's full cast and crew details show that Pierce will star in 12 episodes. That makes it four episodes from season 2 considering the season 1 had eight episodes and Greer was in all of them. Just one more theory that prophesizes his death.
We're pretty sure it will be a heroic end for Greer, but then, there might be a happy ending where he goes into retirement too.
What are your thoughts on Greer's character dying in season 2?
'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' Season 2 premieres on November 1 on Amazon Prime Video.