Virgin River season 5 half 1 launched model new bombshells for its characters — however not earlier than answering season 4’s largest cliffhangers.
Warning: Spoilers under for Virgin River season 5 half 1.
“There have been so many cliffhangers on the finish of season 4, that we choose up all of them. I didn’t need something to really feel a reset or reboot or any of that as a result of every thing was so juicy and so fascinating,” the brand new season 5 showrunner, Patrick Sean Smith, instructed Entertainment Weekly in July 2022. “It was extra how I needed to choose it up. After which extra importantly, the place I needed to go together with it and decide the place I needed to go together with it first earlier than I knew how one can deal with the start, so it simply didn’t really feel like we had been giving it service after which transferring on to one thing else.”
The Netflix hit, which premiered in 2019, follows nurse practitioner Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) as she seeks a contemporary begin after the dying of her husband. Transferring on a whim from Los Angeles to the distant Northern California city of Virgin River, she’s stunned by what — and who — she finds.
Season 4 of the small-town drama aired in July 2022 and dropped infinite plot twists on viewers — together with the reveal that Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley) had been mendacity to Jack (Martin Hendersen) about him being her infants’ organic father.
“That’s what was so fascinating after I watched it, and I used to be like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I can’t consider it,’” Smith instructed EW of the revelation. “And I used to be like, ‘Properly, what do I do with that? What’s the easiest way to make use of that large twist?’ However then additionally do what the present does so nicely, which is carry mysteries for a number of seasons and questions and hold the viewers guessing.”
Elsewhere in season 4, Mel finds out she’s pregnant and confirms the organic father is Jack slightly than her late husband, Mark (Daniel Gilles). The twosome finish the season on a comparatively excessive notice by getting engaged. Jack’s sister Brie (Zibby Allen), in the meantime, finds love with Brady (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Doc (Tim Matheson) prepares to step again from the clinic amid his moist age-related macular degeneration analysis.
Season 5 introduces model new conflicts for the city of Virgin River, together with the most recent antognist Melissa Montgomery (Barbara Pollard) — Nick’s (Keith MacKechnie) sister and the top of Emerald Lumber. A large wildfire additionally threatens to burn down the land, placing everybody’s futures in jeopardy.
Maintain scrolling for a breakdown of Virgin River season 5 half 1’s largest bombshells:
Jack and Mel’s Ups and Downs
After getting engaged — and discovering out Jack is the daddy of Mel’s child — in season 4, Mel suffers a miscarriage. Because the pair work via the loss, they determine to purchase Lily’s farm and restore it after the wildfires.
Within the season’s ultimate moments, Mel’s sister Joey (Jenny Cooper) calls her about coming to go to Virgin River for Christmas. She additionally reveals that she uncovered letters that appear to substantiate that their mom not solely had a love affair with a thriller man from Virgin River — however that he’s additionally Mel’s organic father.
Charmaine’s Massive Secret Revealed
After confirming that Jack isn’t the organic father of Charmaine’s twins, the final episode of season 5 exhibits Calvin (David Cubitt) — the chief of a number of unlawful pot fields surrounding Virgin River — telling Charmaine he desires to “be in my boys’ lives,” seemingly confirming the twins are his.
Brady Turns into a Good Man
After introducing Melissa as season 5’s antagonist, Brady lastly reveals to Jack that he’s been working as a confidential informant with the FBI and Mike (Marco Grazzini) to carry her down. After the cops arrest her, Mike saves Brady’s life by pushing him out of the way in which and taking a bullet within the chest. Regardless of being rushed to the hospital, he finally survives.
Brie and Brady Are Achieved for Good — Possibly?
After the drug bust, Brady asks Brie in the event that they’re carried out for good. She replies by telling him she’ll “love him endlessly” however that “issues have modified” for her amid their break up, her blossoming romance with Mike and her trial in opposition to her abusive ex-boyfriend.
Brady accepts the information and even makes a date with a distinct love curiosity — and her daughter. Whether or not Brady and Brie will discover their method again collectively stays to be seen, however Brie ends the season by Mike’s facet within the hospital.
A New Age Clinic
After Doc reveals his analysis of moist age-related macular degeneration to everybody, he sits down with Cameron (Mark Ghanime), Muriel (Teryl Rothery) and Mel to debate the clinic’s future. The group decides to arrange a Telehealth platform for his or her extra rural sufferers to obtain quicker care and comply with construct a birthing heart for anticipating mothers.
Muriel additionally turns into the official workplace supervisor and confesses that she and Cameron have emotions for one another. Whereas Doc is hesitant, he approves of the connection so long as the pair proceed to place sufferers first.
Hope and Doc Endlessly
Hope (Annette O’Toole) and Doc finish the season happier and extra in love than ever, with Hope vowing to face by Doc’s facet amid his analysis. Doc decides to formally begin a trial that might both assist his eyesight or finish with him going solely blind.
Extra Shock Pregnancies …?
After Lizzie (Sarah Dugdale) and Denny (Kai Bradbury) reignite their romance, Denny tells Lizzie he desires to return to med college regardless of his Huntington’s illness. Lizzie, nonetheless, reveals that she is perhaps pregnant with their little one.
Preacher’s Previous Lastly Catches Up With Him
Preacher (Colin Lawrence) sparks a romance with a firefighter, and the duo comply with do lengthy distance. His happiness is short-lived, nonetheless, when he finds out within the episode’s ultimate moments — from his unknowing girlfriend — that Wes’ physique, which he buried for Paige in season 1, has seemingly been discovered.