And that is how I feel about you. Jack is one of the two men Emily has genuine feelings for, the other being Aiden, and Jack holds feelings for Emily in return.
In the season 2 finale, " Truth, Part 2 ", he finds out Emily's real identity not long after his brother dies. Stevie left the Hamptons shortly after Jack was born, and Carl got married to another woman.
Carl's wife left him and Carl raised Jack and Declan by himself. Jack has spent his entire adult life helping his father manage the Stoweaway Tavern, a local hangout for the common folk of Montauk, including Sarah. Though he is loyal to the core, Jack has always had aspirations of escape—nomadic dreams of sailing around the world and carving out an adventure of his own, but dedication to his hard-luck family has always conspired to keep him landlocked.
In the beginning of the series, he planned to go Haiti to do volunteer work in the aftermath of the earthquake. He named his boat The Amanda after her. Due to Emily being put in foster care and not being able to care for Sammy. Season 1 Jack finds his childhood love In " Pilot " Jack was planning to go to Haiti, and was teaching his brother to work in the bar.
Nolan visited him to buy his boat, The Amanda, but Jack refused. He found Emily after Sam run to her, but he didn't knew that she was Amanda Clarke, his childhood love. He discovered that his father had economical problems and decided to sell the boat to help him. Jack helps his father In " Trust " Jack sells the boat to Nolan to help his fahter but when he discovered it he got angry with Jack. When Nolan discovered that he had economical problems told him that he would give him back his boat if he acceded to go to a party with him.
Jack acceded and they went to the Emily Thorne's Housewarming Bash. When he returned he found his father dead in the floor. Jack is a decent man with a kind heart who wants to do good in this world.
He runs the Stowaway, a Montauk bar that serves cold beer and warm smiles. Though not exactly financially stable, Jack is just trying to earn a living while hoping to one day be able to sail off to Haiti to help those suffering in the aftermath of the earthquake , or perhaps take up some other noble cause.
Things only got more complicated for Jack when a young lady named Emily Thorne comes into town. Jack And Sammy Jack felt an incredible connection with her… but wasn't sure why. If only Jack knew that Emily was really Amanda Clarke, his best friend growing up. The two spent several summers on the beach as children — laughing, playing and bonding. Jack always wondered what happened to Amanda, eventaking her dog Sammy in, and naming his boat after her.
Jack soon found himself in a whirlwind romance with the person he thinks is Amanda… but wasn't exactly prepared to handle her erratic nature. Sharing a kiss with his real "childhood crush" Sharing a kiss with Emily after Sammy passed, Jack and Emily seemed prepared to go forward with a possible relationship; Amanda had left town, Emily ended things with Daniel, and, most importantly, got her hands on information to destroy the Graysons and end her revenging.
But it seemed the stars once again weren't aligned for these two: Season 2 In the second season, Jack is preparing for becoming a father. Later, Declan , who has moved onboard The Amanda to make room for Amanda and the baby , gets involved in the theft of a house owned by local resident Kenny Ryan. When Declan, whose ID was dropped at the scene, is unable to return the loot, Ryan and his brother, Nate , get involved in the Stowaway to get Kenny's money back. At first, Jack welcomes their help.
However, it soon turns out that they have a secret agenda and a grudge against the Porters' father. In " Retribution ", after leaving the hospital, Jack, with Emily's help, goes on the hunt for the laptop that Nate Ryan was looking for. When, out of grief and anger, smashing a jar of glass shards he and Amanda found on the beach when they were young, Jack finds a key to a locker inside. He retrieves the laptop from it, but doesn't know the password and can't access it. Along with the laptop, he finds some letters from Emily to Amanda during their juvie years.
As a result, he cuts his ties with Emily when he feels betrayed because she kept her connection to Amanda a secret. While everyone is at the funeral, Aiden breaks into the Stowaway, steals the laptop and trashes the room. Afterwards, Jack brings Nolan with him so he can help him get past the password but finds his room ransacked.
Jack figures that Conrad sent someone to steal it. In " Truth, Part 2 ", Jack, with Emily's help, disguises himself as a nurse and sneaks into a hospital to talk to Declan, who has been injured by the bomb blast. When he later returns, Declan is dead, having suffered a ruptured artery during surgery.
After watching Declan's goodbye message recorded on a cell phone, Jack is devastated and decides to quit being subtle and goes after the Graysons. He meets Victoria at Grayson Manor and threatens her with a gun. She asks him to shoot her, but he decides to let her live with her regrets instead and leaves. Jack later infiltrates Conrad's press conference and prepares to shoot and kill him for the part he played in Declan's death, but is stopped by Emily, who reveals herself to be Amanda Clarke, ending the season with a cliffhanger.
Season 3 Jack's ultimatium In " Fear ", Emily comes to see him. Jack asks her why she never told him about her identity.
He understands why she didn't, they kiss and Jack tells her that he has no feelings for her anymore, leaving Emily heartbroken. He discovered what Emily has done to Conrad and gives her an ultimatum, namely to finish her plan by the end of summer and leave for good.
Otherwise he would tell everybody about her identity. Jack reveals Charlotte the truth about her father In " Sin ", Charlotte often comes to see him and baby Porter; she can't stop blaming herself for Declan's death.
Emily comes to see him to ask him whether he could talk to Charlotte because she is worried about her. Jack reveals that somebody has tried to kill Conrad In " Mercy ", Jack gets frustrated when Emily told him that Conrad never planned to confess.
When she tells him that she could take him down by proving that he was driving and thus proving, that he was to blame for Father Paul's death , Jack begins to investigate.
He discovers that somebody had tampered with the brakes. Therefore Conrad can not be convicted for Father Paul's death alone and therefore can not be taken down by Emily yet. When Charlotte gives him the invitation to Emily's wedding, Emily asks him not to participate at her wedding, as she would finish her revenge there and doesn't want to endanger Jack. Jack wants to be there nevertheless. He told Jack that Conrad had sent him to kill him. Then Emily went to see him. Then Margaux came to see him and he told her that there was an intruder and that's why he didn't come.
Jack pacts with the devil Conrad In " Dissolution ", Jack discovered that Patrick tried to kill Conrad and that Charlotte took the blame. Then Nolan told him that he was in Emily's side all the time. Then Emily told him and Nolan that she was going to leave for good after her final act, frame Victoria for her death. Jack in Amanda's grave In " Resurgence ", Jack could not continue his relationship with Margaux because he was still feeling something for Amanda.
But he visited her in her grave and told her that he would love her forever. Then at the July 4th Party he kissed Margaux under the fireworks and then they went all the way.