BACK TO SCHOOL
Our lovelorn hero probes dodgy goings-on at a college.
ack is playing with fire as he puts everything all on the line to embark on a torrid affair with a married woman.
They say love can heal even the most bruised and battered heart, and Jack’s (Guy Pearce) has taken its fair share of beatings – along with his body. But will a new relationship in upcoming episodes of the new season of Jack Irish steady this sinking shipwreck of a man?
The former debt collector has been on automatic pilot since Linda (Marta Dusseldorp) left. She’s now living overseas with a new man and is making it clear she’s put Jack, and the trouble that always seems to find him, firmly behind her. Even with an ocean between them, however, fate conspires to throw the former lovers together once again when a package Jack sent to Linda three years ago is returned undelivered.
The mystery of what happened to the courier, an international student from the Meritus Institute of Higher Learning, is interwoven with Rory (Danielle Cormack), an alluring psychiatrist treating multiple students from the school. An alarming number of them are turning up dead in rather suspicious circumstances and Anoushka (Leah Vandenburg), the slimy principal of the college, is doing dodging Jack’s inquiries...
Rory has been quick to make her feelings for the lovelorn fixer known and, as Jack begins to mix business with pleasure, she’s also keeping her cards pretty close to her chest. Claiming to be trapped in a loveless marriage, Rory spins him a dramatic tale, claiming that she and her husband are only staying together for
the sake of their kids. But, as Jack’s investigation delves deeper, her connection to the late foreign scholars is raising more troubling questions than it answers. Her motivation for turning his head could well prove to be sinister and when he makes a shocking discovery about what has really been going on at the college, it will leave Jack wondering who he can trust.
As the case gets more complicated, Jack can’t help but reach out to his old flame Linda – despite his strong attraction to Rory. It’s true he still holds a torch for her – which she is aware of – but he’s masking those feelings behind a request for her journalistic help. The problem is she’s been burnt by him so many times she’s hesitant to get sucked back into Jack’s dangerous world.
Before Linda can make her mind up, however, her partner Orton (Jacek Koman) is determined to make her forget about her ex and prompts what is a lifechanging decision...
Meanwhile, Jack doesn’t realise the one person who truly needs him is right under his nose, and if he doesn’t keep his wits about him, he stands to lose more than just his heart.
Jack (Guy Pearce) enjoys an intimate tête-à-tête with alluring Rory (Danielle Cormack). JACK IRISH SUNDAYS AT 8.30PM ON ABC
Jack bids to extract the details from Anoushka (Leah Vandenberg). LINDA