Judging by season 2, “Jack Ryan” very well could be headed in a very different direction than what we might expect from the Tom Clancy series. One of the big indicators being that a hugely significant character from the books, who was also important in season 1, is not only absent from season 2 but might as well have never existed. That character being Cathy Mueller (Abbie Cornish).
Cathy was Jack Ryan’s (John Krasinski) love interest in the first season, just as she was in Tom Clancy’s novels. In the books, in fact, Cathy and Jack ended up getting married and having kids and all that — and she’s the First Lady when Jack is elected president. So pretty much everyone figured that Cathy, and thus Cornish as well, would be a mainstay of Amazon’s series.