Sweet Magnolias season 2 spoilers: Who is Isaac’s dad in Sweet Magnolias?

Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Chris Medlin as Isaac Downey, Heather Headley as Helen Decatur in episode 205 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2021
Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Chris Medlin as Isaac Downey, Heather Headley as Helen Decatur in episode 205 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2021 /

Across the first season of Sweet MagnoliasIsaac Downey attempted to find out the identities of his biological parents who led him to the quaint town of Serenity, North Carolina.

With little to go off of, Isaac did his best to try to figure out who from the community could be his biological mother and father which initially led him to question whether a few members of his work family might actually be his real family.

Warning: The following post contains Sweet Magnolias season 2 spoilers. 

In the season 1 finale, Isaac found the courage to ask Dana Sue if she was his mother but we quickly learn in season 2 that she was in fact not the woman Isaac had been looking for.

With help from Dana Sue and Helen, Isaac is able to track down his birth mother in town, who turns out to be reporter Peggy Martin. While the series quickly resolves the mystery of who Isaac’s mom is, the identity of his father remains a mystery for most of the season with several misdirects sprinkled in before the big reveal finally happens!

Is Ryan Isaac’s dad on Sweet Magnolias?

Heading into season 2, the burning theory among viewers was that Isaac might end up being the son of Peggy Martin and Ryan Wingate, as it was known that Ryan and Peggy were a thing back in the day. Upon Ryan’s return in season 2, the writers seem to suggest that Ryan might be Isaac’s dad when they dropped a hint that he needed to speak with Peggy about something important.

Although the writers did a good job of making viewers think Ryan could be Isaac’s father, it was confirmed on the show that Ryan is not Isaac’s dad.

Is Trent Isaac’s dad on Sweet Magnolias?

Next on the list of possible candidates was Serenity’s major, Trent. Trent wasn’t someone we expected to be thrown into the mix, shortly after learning that Isaac was her son, Peggy has a meeting with Trent in which she threatens that she won’t be keeping his secrets anymore.

The moment seemed to hint that perhaps Trent was Issac’s father, but it appears Peggy was speaking of other yet-to-be-revealed secrets as Trent is not Isaac’s father.

Who is Isaac’s father on Sweet Magnolias?

After providing viewers with a few red herrings in Ryan and Trent, Isaac’s father is revealed to be none other than Serenity’s disgraced doctor Bill Townsend! That’s right, Bill is Isaac’s biological father.

During their junior year in high school, Bill had a one-night stand with Peggy during a Modern UN Conference in Raleigh. As we find out, once Peggy learned of her pregnancy, her mother made her hide the pregnancy and give up her child which is why Bill never knew Peggy had given birth or that he was the father of his child.

Who is Isaac related to?

With the reveal that Bill and Peggy are Isaac’s biological parents, Isaac’s family tree suddenly expanded beyond the chosen family he developed after moving to town. In addition to being related to Bill and Peggy, Isaac is also the half-brother of Tyler, Kyle and Katie Townsend and the half-brother of Rebecca Lynn Fitzgibbons.

Sweet Magnolias season 2 is streaming now on Netflix. 

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