When we think of Heartland, we often think of happy times. Unfortunately, today is not one of those happy times, as we received the most tragic news about Heartland Finn.
There is only a week left until Heartland blesses us with its Season 16. So far, things have gone great regarding the show, with the trailer suggesting things are going well for the Heartland ranch.
This was a major relief since the show has been struggling with having an upbeat atmosphere after Ty’s tragic death in Season 14. Since then, we have been waiting for the show to return to its good, old days as Heartland has always been the show that eased our minds rather than saddening us. Even Amber Marshall, who is the leading actress in the series, announced recently that she is missing the old days of Heartland, and is hoping that Season 16 will be the one that turns the show back into its glorious times.
Well, up until very recently, we believed in this premise, as all the leaked information supported such. But, the recent, troubling news made us doubt if the show will ever be as happy as it was before, which seems unlikely as the tragedy seems to be all over the show.
Heartland Season 16 Synopsis
Before getting deeper into the topic, let’s remember the official synopsis of Heartland Season 16:
“For Amy, the new beginning means taking the blinders off and looking at her life with renewed hope and focus. She’ll be challenged by the horses that need her help, but she’ll also open herself up to the possibility of new friendships and maybe even romance. Just as Lou (Michelle Morgan) and Peter (Gabriel Hogan) have recommitted as a couple, Katie (Baye McPherson) will struggle to find her place in the world and in her family,” the synopsis continues. “Tim (Chris Potter) has never been happier in his marriage to Jessica (Michelle Nolden), but a ghost from his past will force him to reconsider mistakes he made years ago and seek ways to atone for them.”
Heartland Season 16 Cast
Now, in order for this premise to happen, we need our main cast members to be present in the show as we believe their contribution to the series is unexplainable. Those cast members are Amber Marshall as Amy Fleming, Michelle Morgan as Lou Fleming, Shaun Johnston as Jack Bartlett, Chris Potter as Tim Fleming, Michelle Nolden as Jessica Cooke, Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman, and Ruby and Emmanuella Spencer as Lyndy Marion Borden. Fortunately, they will all be present in the 16th season of the series, which is a relief to know.
Who is Heartland Finn?
Apart from these names, there is yet another name that we were expecting to see in the show for more years to come: Robert Cormier. Cormier has been in the show since Season 15, as he was introduced to the series as the new love interest for Amy, Heartland Finn.
After a shaky beginning, Heartland Finn quickly realized that he has a crush on Amy, and naturally became more interested in her, to the point of staying in Hudson despite not living there. In Season 16 trailer, we saw the two kiss, which is a sign that they were truly becoming a thing. Some fans got upset about the news, as they could not imagine Amy with anyone but Ty. But, we were quite happy to see Amy moving on, with a great guy like Finn. Naturally, we were hoping that the two’s relationship will last for long, and Finn will be included among the new cast members.
Did Heartland Finn Die?
Unfortunately, as of yesterday, such a thing is no longer a possibility as Cormier, a.k.a. Heartland Finn, sadly passed away at the age of 33. Although the details of his death are still ambiguous, the official Heartland Twitter page has confirmed the news, releasing their condolences. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Cormier. He was a beloved member of the Heartland cast for the last two seasons. On behalf of the Heartland cast and crew, our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time,” the Heartland crew said.
The fans were also extremely upset as one of them has written: “Oh my gosh. This is so sad and shocking. I loved his character. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family #riprobertcormier.” Another one said: “WHAT?! Omg! He was so young! May he rest in power, he was very talented.” Cormier was starring as Kit Jennings in Netflix’s Slasher Solstice. The Canadian actor was young and bright and was a great choice as a partner to Amy.