|“||Clarke doesn't hate you, Abby. She's just - she's just strong-willed... like her mom. You gave her that. That's how you're protecting her. And that's what will keep her alive on the ground.||”|
|— Jackson to Abby about Clarke. [src]|
Early Life Edit
He was born on the Ark to Mary Jackson. After his mother died in his arms, he became a doctor.
Throughout the Series Edit
In Pilot, Jackson and Abby theorize that the two Delinquents who died were killed on impact because their tiles went black at the same time they lost communication. Jackson later helps Abby operate on the Chancellor after he had been shot, but Jackson refuses to break the law by giving the Chancellor more anesthesia, even when it had to be done.
In Earth Skills, Jackson and Abby discuss a possible signal that can be sent down to the Delinquents, but Jackson states it wouldn't work because the wristbands weren't designed to receive data. Raven reveals to Jackson and Abby that the Delinquents are taking off their wristbands, and Jackson, who is shocked by this, asks why they would do something so reckless, and Abby says it's because they told them not to.
In Murphy's Law, Jackson tries his best to comfort Abby after he finds out that Clarke's wristband signal went out, but Abby refuses to believe the worst has happened, and orders Jackson to get her an analysis of Clarke's vital signs from the past two days. Jackson later warns Abby when Kane and his guards are coming for her.
In We Are Grounders (Part 1), Jackson, along with Abby, operates on a woman. Abby is determined to save her, but Jackson wonders what she is saving the woman for, since the Ark is running out of air and they will all be dead within a couple of days. Abby breaks down saying that Clarke hates her because she turned in her husband, Clarke's dad, and got him executed. Jackson comforts her by saying that Clarke doesn't hate her she is just strong willed, and it's that trait that will keep her alive on the ground.
Reapercussions, Jackson watches in sadness as Abby is shock lashed by Major Byrne ten times due to committing a crime, and he later helps treat her wounds.
In Coup de Grâce, Jackson helps with the surgery performed on Emerson. Later, he discovers the presence of Arker blood inside of Emerson, learning that the Mountain Men have already begun harvesting the 47.
In Resurrection, Jackson arrives at Tondc with a group led by Sinclair. Sinclair explains that they saw the missile blast from Camp Jaha, and have come to help. Jackson assists in evacuating Abby and Kane and tends to those wounded in the blast.
In Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1), Jackson is part of Indra's group that is planning to enter Mount Weather through the mines. When Reapers attack, he uses the tone generator to disable them and then injects them with a substance that knocks them unconscious. Later, after hearing the horn signaling the retreat, he watches as Octavia and Indra argue over whether to follow orders or not. Afterward, as Indra and the Grounders leave, he asks Octavia to come home with them. She responds by saying that she has no home. Jackson gives her a bag of supplies and tells her that she'll need it before turning around and departing with the rest of the Arkers.
In The Tinder Box, he finds the reason Nightblood was first created. He and Abby then see Raven having a seizure.
Jackson, like most everyone on the Ark, is a law abiding citizen. He expresses no desire to break the rules, as shown when he refuses to give the Chancellor more anesthesia. Jackson will even voice his opinion when someone else tries to break the rules. However, Jackson also cares for his friend Abigail Griffin and shows a high level of devotion to her.
He seems to have a strong moral compass and does not waver from his ideals and morals.
Physical Appearance Edit
Jackson has an olive complexion, dark brown eyes, and black hair. He wears simple clothing. Jackson has a thin build. He seems to be of an Indian descent.
In Season 5, after the 6 years and 7 days jump, he has a beard.
On the Ark, Abigail is a good friend and co-worker of Jackson's. Although they do not always see eye to eye, the two generally get along very well. Jackson listens to Abby and respects her, even when they disagree on the course of action to take, such as in the Pilot when Abigail breaks the law to save the life of Chancellor Thelonious Jaha. Jackson seems to trust Abigail more than any other Council member, including the Chancellor. When Marcus Kane searches for Abby, suspecting she is doing something illegal with Raven Reyes, Jackson calls her to warn her allowing Raven to have enough time to launch the repaired escape pod while Abby stays on the Ark. On what they think are their last few days to live (We Are Grounders (Part 1)), Abby and Jackson are seen together operating on a young girl who was hurt in the bomb blast on Unity Day. When the surgery isn't going well Jackson says they, "never should've opened her back up," Abby fight for the girl's life, but she can't be saved. As the heart monitor goes silent and the child dies on the table Abby says, "I failed," and Jackson tries to comfort her while she cries, telling her Clarke doesn't hate her and is just "strong-willed like her mom." He then sends her out of the operating room.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Appears|
|His Sister's Keeper||Absent|
|Contents Under Pressure||Appears|
|I Am Become Death||Absent|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Appears|
|Many Happy Returns||Absent|
|Fog of War||Absent|
|Long Into an Abyss||Absent|
|Survival of the Fittest||Absent|
|Coup de Grâce||Appears|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Absent|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Appears|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Absent|
|Watch the Thrones||Absent|
|Terms and Conditions||Absent|
|Join or Die||Appears|
|Red Sky at Morning||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Absent|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Appears|
|Heavy Lies the Crown||Absent|
|The Four Horsemen||Appears|
|A Lie Guarded||Appears|
|The Tinder Box||Appears|
|We Will Rise||Absent|
|Die All, Die Merrily||Absent|
|The Other Side||Absent|
|How We Get to Peace||Absent|
|Sic Semper Tyrannis||Appears|
|The Warriors Will||Absent|
|The Dark Year||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 1)||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 2)||Appears|
|Red Sun Rising||Appears|
|The Children of Gabriel||Appears|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Mentioned|
|The Gospel of Josephine||TBD|
Killed Victims Edit
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Jackson refused to break the law, even to save his own Chancellor.
- In "Murphy's Law", Jackson warned Abigail Griffin when Marcus Kane and the Guard were searching for her.
- In "Fallen" Abby mentioned that Jackson became a doctor after his mother, Mary, died in his arms, due to a terrible illness.
- His first name was revealed in "A Lie Guarded" to be Eric.
- He was named after Eric Goldman.
- He had not killed anyone until "God Complex", in which he, with Abby, killed the Rock Line Thief while conducting a radiation experiment to test if the Nightblood solution worked.
- He has appeared in 38 episodes, making him the fourth most frequently recurring non-main character. The only more frequently recurring are Nathan Miller, Harper McIntyre and Indra.
- He, Octavia Blake, Bellamy Blake, Clarke Griffin, Marcus Kane, Abigail Griffin and John Murphy are 7 of named characters that currently knowning to be alive since "Pilot".
- Jackson is the only recurring character that currently is known to still be alive since "Pilot".
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