Hearties who watched When Calls The Heart Season 9 may have noticed something missing. Jesse and Clara were not in the first episode, “In Like A Lion.”
Why aren’t actors Eva Bourne and Aren Buchholz in the first episode?
When Calls The Heart Season 9: Where Are Jesse And Clara?
Hearties are abuzz talking on social media about When Calls The Heart Season 9. However, many are wondering where Jesse (Aren Buchholtz) and Clara (Eva Bourne) were. Their dramatic story actually started back in WCTH Season 8.
Throughout Season 8, the couple was going through some very difficult times. Although they were still newly married, they had to deal with some real-life sorts of money issues. Turns out, Jesse thought he was being smart by investing with Wyland. He lost all the couple’s savings. This was catastrophic.
However, in the final episode, Jesse did get the money back. But, he had gone through some difficult times. By the season finale, he even needed Nathan to rescue him.
So, what is next?
Turns out homesteading. But, this is not in Hope Valley. Instead, they are headed to Montana.
The Scene That Explains Clara And Jesse’s Absence
A When Calls The Heart Season 9 sneak peek released before the end of 2021 revealed Clara and Jesse’s whereabouts. Bill Avery (Jack Wagner) is hanging with the Canfields. Minnie (Natasha Burnett), Joseph (Viv Leacock), Angela (Vienna Leacock), and Cooper (Elias Leacock) are in a scene that explains it all.
In this scene, Angela asks, “Where are Jesse and Clara?”
Joseph replies, “Homesteading in Montana.”
Curious Cooper asks, “Why did they move so far away?”
Bill continues to read the letter from Clara, as the Canfields continue to eat their breakfast.
Jesse’s digging another well since the first one dried up. Neither of us can remember the last time we saw a drop of rain, but our spirits remain high and we’re happy. Well, time to milk Mags, our goat. Please say hello to everyone, love Clara.
Why Are Actors Missing From When Calls The Heart Season 9?
Why aren’t Eva Bourne and Aren Buchholz part of When Calls The Heart Season 9? Hallmark has not shared any information. However, there are some insights into what the two talented stars are currently doing.
According to Deadline, Aren is in the upcoming Syfy series Reginald The Vampire. According to his IMDb, he is also starring in Heatwave alongside Kat Graham, Merritt Patterson, Cardi Wong, and Sebastian Roché.
Meanwhile, According to IMDb, Eva is in Devil In Ohio. This Netflix series stars Emily Deschanel, Alisha Newton, Sam Jaeger, and Stacey Faber.
Clara And Jesse Were Meant To Be Part Of When Calls The Heart Season 9
Lastly, it should be noted that it was every intention of WCTH showrunner, John Tinker, to continue Clara and Jesse’s story. In a Facebook Live event back in April 2021, with Tinker, and his wife Ronda Rich, he even mentioned the plan to continue this couple’s story, should there be another season.
Fans asked about the couple’s “issues” and he promised some of this would be resolved in the WCTH Season 8 finale. He then added what his plans were if there was a Season 9, and that was dealing with the “marital strife.”
If we have another season … yes, we absolutely have to do deal with that. The marital strife as it stands now … between the two of them is manageable, but it’s got to be addressed and it will be addressed. So please watch the show.
Hearties, did you miss Jesse and Clara? What are your thoughts?
When Calls The Heart Season 9, Episode 2, “Out Like A Lamb” premieres on Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on the Hallmark Channel.