Jack Bartlett

This season sees Jack facing ghosts from his past when a surprise discovery triggers painful memories of his youth and a long-buried guilt. The downward spiral of resulting emotions spurs concern from those nearest to him. Growing tension between the three partners in the Heartland cattle business leads to a major disagreement, and Jack finds himself at odds with both Tim and Mitch about how to approach the problem. Then Jack’s priorities change when he discovers an underlying problem faced by retired rodeo stars, and he resolves to incite change. And while remaining the level-headed patriarch proves more difficult than usual, Jack’s strong-hearted nature means he continues to stand as the pillar of support for his wife Lisa and the rest of the family when they need him most.