Release Dates : 7 September , 2023
Genre : Romance
OTT Platform: Netflix
Base On : Virgin River novels By Robyn Carr
No. of seasons : 5
No. of episodes: 10
Virgin River Ratings & Review:
- latestmoviesreview Rating : (2.5/5)
- IMDb Rating : (7.4/10)
Directed By : Sue Tenney
Producers : Ian Hay, Sally Dixon, Jackson Snider
Cinematography By : David Pelletier, David J. Frazee, Toby Gorman
Music By : Jeff Garber
Star Cast : Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence Jenny Cooper
A nurse practitioner relocates from Los Angeles to a small town in Northern California in search of a new beginning. She is shocked by what—and who—she discovers there.
Episodes List & Info:
S05 –Episode 1: A Second Chance
Mel makes a tough decision; Jack draws a potential business investor; Preacher and Paige wonder if they’re on the same page; a council meeting stuns Hope.
S05 –Episode 2: Song Bird
Doc and Cameron try to run the clinic together; Mel supports Ava through a personal dilemma; Jack confronts Charmaine; Brady seeks a second chance.
S05 –Episode 3: Calculated Risk
Mel makes an exception for a former patient; Brie opens up to Brady; Preacher meets a charming firefighter; Jack goes mountain climbing with Denny.
S05 –Episode 4: Never Gonna Be the Same
Doc confides in Denny; Hope’s spa day takes a turn; a desperate Brady reaches out to Mike; on a camping trip, Mel and Jack learn more about each other.
S05 –Episode 5: Trial by Fire
As danger closes in, Jack, Hope and other residents take action; a discovery puts Mel on edge; Brie sees a friendly face after a tense day in court.
S05 -Episode 6: Heroes Rise
Mel and Jack race to bring Ava and Chloe to safety; as the crisis intensifies, Brady defies Preacher, while Hope proposes a plan to save Virgin River.
S05 -Episode 7: From the Ashes
The devastation brings revelations and reconciliations as the community attempts to rebuild and lift each other up after the fires.
S05 -Episode 8: Full Moon
After a girls’ night, Mel struggles to let go of her fears; Kaia opens up to Preacher; Mike and Brady set aside their differences to nab a criminal.
S05 -Episode 9: Angel’s Peak
Mel and Jack explore other possibilities for their future; Brady follows Melissa and lands in an awkward position; romance is in the air at the clinic.
S05 -Episode 10: Labor Day
S05 E10 · Tensions escalate as Brady, Jack and Mike get caught in the crosshairs of an illicit scheme; more surprises emerge for Mel, Denny and Preacher.
What happens to Mel and Jack’s baby?
Since Mel, a nurse practitioner and certified midwife, lost her first child in a stillbirth, she was aware that her pregnancy might be at danger when she found out she was expecting in Season 4. Unfortunately, she miscarries while attempting to save her neighbors from the town’s devastating wildfires.
In the 2022 film Tudum on the Virgin River, Breckenridge said, “I felt that it was an essential tale to share. “Not everyone is blessed with a miraculous child. So when I spoke with a friend of mine who had dealt with fertility challenges, it appeared like we were going to discuss it in a straightforward manner that would be valued by women who have gone through it. But for me, it was extremely difficult. Lots of people were crying. Although the plot is quite depressing, I believe Mel emerges from it in a better position.
Does Mel still want to have kids after her miscarriage?
While Mel desperately wants to have children, she tells Jack that she is unable to handle the intense terror that would accompany another pregnancy. As a result, they will need to find a different means to grow their family.
Breckenridge said to Tudum, “I think that they find their way through it together as a relationship. Obviously, it’s impacted Mel a lot worse in certain respects than it has hit Jack. So that simply goes to show how much closer their friendship has become as a result of this awful incident.
And all of this takes place not long after Charmaine, Jack’s ex-girlfriend, confesses she lied about telling him she had twins with him (Lauren Hammersley).
According to Henderson, “[Jack] puts a lot of pressure on the idea of then figuring out another method to have this family because] [parenthood is] a new goal that’s just been torn away from [Jack] so soon. I believe he is committed, deep down, to the concept that they will have children, however it happens.
Who’s actually the father of Charmaine’s twins?
When you find out who Charmaine’s babies’ real father is, you’ll understand why she lied about Jack being their father: It’s actually drug lord Calvin (David Cubitt), who, surprise!, is still alive and eager to be a part of his children’s lives. We had assumed that he had passed away.
In the 2022 novel Tudum on the Virgin River, Hammersley said, “I screamed.”I pondered, “What?” Please God. Actually, I’m extremely excited about it. I enjoy the idea of Charmaine observing the gloomy side of the river. I’m looking forward to it being a ton of fun, and I’m excited to see what happens. Will Calvin try to make a better decision? [Cubitt] and I are both quite excited about it.
Remind me: Who is Calvin?
Prior to Melissa (Barbara Pollard), Brady (Benjamin Hollingsworth) was seduced by Calvin, the head of the drug ring operating in the Virgin River region, into his illicit cannabis company (actually, into the lumberyard front for his illicit cannabis business). In Season 4, when his boat blew up, we believed he had passed away. It turns out, though, that wasn’t the last of him.
One of the newest mysteries on Virgin River in 2022, according to writer and producer Erin Cardillo, was “Will Charmaine and Calvin actually raise the twins together?”
The writer and producer Richard Keith made this joke last year: “Look, now that marijuana is legal in California, could he just run a dispensary? Do they always have a happy ending?
And who is Melissa?
The big boss arrived in town to conduct business after Calvin disappeared from view. And that enormous, terrible boss is none other than Melissa Montgomery, an elderly woman who comes off as friendly and whose brother, Virgin River resident Nick (Keith MacKechnie), works alongside Jack in the glamping sector (and who, although appearing to be uninformed of what his sister was involved in).
What happens in the aftermath of the massive wildfire that threatens Virgin River?
Despite the fact that fires ultimately burn down portions of the town, everyone comes together to support mayor Hope (Annette O’Toole) and her brand-new chief of staff Lizzie (Sarah Dugdale) in order to save those who are in the fire’s path, those who have suffered burns or smoke inhalation, and later to help relocate those who were displaced and equip those who lost everything.
The transformation of Lizzie from a disturbed youngster to the mayor of the town is one of Dugdale’s favorite aspects of playing the role. It’s been a dream role for Dugdale to play, she told Tudum last year, “going from that bratty teen girl who thinks she’s the center of attention, to then getting thawed out by being in Virgin River and realizing that people care about her and she’s valued here, to having an important job in government and being mentored by someone like Hope, who I think is a badass woman who speaks her mind.”
Is Lizzie pregnant?
There might be more couples starting families in Virgin River besides Mel and Jack. We won’t know for sure until after the finale, but Lizzie confesses to her boyfriend Denny (Kai Bradbury) that she believes she might be pregnant.
Where are Mel and Jack moving?
Mel and Jack decide to acquire the land and construct a home for themselves and their desired family while standing in the ruins of Lilly’s farm, the location of their first kiss. They are permanently relocating to Virgin River with Jack managing his own bar and Mel working at the clinic once more.
Who is Mel’s father?
We jump ahead a few months from Labor Day to Christmas at the end of Episode 10. Joey (Jenny Cooper), Mel’s sister, tells her about a collection of love letters she’s discovered that were exchanged between their mother and a mystery Virgin River guy, who Joey believes might be Mel’s father. Watch for further clues to this mystery in the future Christmas shows.
How is Doc’s health?
While Doc (Matheson) first hired Dr. Cameron Hayek (Mark Ghanimé) to maybe take over his small-town practice someday, he didn’t actually tell Cam that. He also didn’t let Cam know that Doc has been dealing with an eye disorder that makes his work an increasingly challenging struggle. Doc, however, loses his vision while attending to patients during the fire, requiring him to tell Cameron the entire story. While Cameron considers his options, Doc enrolls in a clinical trial that could help him delay the onset of macular degeneration.
How is Hope after her traumatic brain injury?
Despite some unduly concerned town residents choosing to remove Hope from the position of mayor, Hope is recovering well from her TBI. Not to worry; she was sworn in once more after assisting the city in the fire. And that’s a good thing, because Hope lives for her work, as O’Toole told Tudum.
She states, “Being mayor is not what I do, it’s who I am,” in an early scene after they remove the mayor’s office. And it actually is the case. That would be unhealthful for many people since we require families and [complete lives]. But she also has all of that, particularly now that she and Doc are reconciled.
Despite the fact that Hope and Doc were away for a long time, their individual illnesses have made them re-connect. According to Matheson, as we age, we get a little wiser because we begin to realize how little time we have left, how frail we are, and how you want to make the most and the best of everything. I believe that Hope and Doc have rekindled their love and dedication for one another.
Who is Kaia?
After a few brief encounters over the course of the seasons, local chef Preacher (Colin Lawrence) meets firefighter Kaia (Kandyse McClure). By the end of the season (and after some drama, such as Preacher finding out Kaia is still going through a divorce), they begin dating. Even worse for Preacher, his new girlfriend might have found the dead body he once hid after she accepts a job at a company close to Virgin River.
Kaia is determined and devoted. She is an adrenaline junkie, and that gives Preacher a completely new perspective on his life. I think he always had that perspective in the past, but ever since he returned from Iraq, he has locked up that lifestyle, Lawrence said to Tudum on set. Kaia enables him to once more relish life. She makes me stay alert. Exploring this relationship with Kaia is exciting because he has always been the one to look out for others and placed his interests last.
What’s the deal with Paige? Who’s Vince, again?
The abusive ex-partner of Preacher’s previous love, Paige (Lexa Doig), Wes (also portrayed by Steve Bacic), is Paige’s twin brother, Vince (Steve Bacic). As soon as the season starts, it becomes clear that Preacher and Paige did not kill Vince, and Vince is now in custody courtesy to detective Mike (Marco Grazzini). However, now that Vince is in custody, he has told the authorities that Paige murdered Wes and that Preacher concealed his body. This information is, uh, sort of accurate, and it may come back to haunt the two of them.
Lawrence told Tudum, “You never want to close something like that.” “At first, I’d always assumed that Paige might have been Preacher’s final goal, but perhaps their connection has simply evolved into a close friendship that will last forever. Will it keep going? Will they be rediscovered? The future? The enjoyment of TV is that. Anything’s possible.”
Speaking of couples, are Muriel and Cameron really together?
Indeed, they are! Former actress Muriel (Teryl Rothery) and Dr. Hayek had a fling, but they’re both worried Doc won’t approve of their May–December affair now that she works as the clinic’s administrative assistant. When they finally have Doc’s approval to date, they make their relationship known by sharing a passionate kiss during the Labor Day carnival. Star Henderson described the union as “delightfully shocking,” adding that he hopes fans will like it.
Is Brady still involved with drugs?
Brady, the Marine friend of Jack and Preacher, spent Season 5 working with Mike to take down drug cartel boss Melissa, but he found it very difficult to convince his pals that he had changed his ways. Mike gets shot during the rescue effort after Melissa kidnaps Brady in the finale, rendering him temporarily unable to verify Brady’s account. Mike, thankfully, awakens to confirm everything, but Brady and his girlfriend Brie (Zibby Allen), who dumps him and starts dating Mike, may not have time to react.
Why did Brie break up with Brady?
As she testifies in court in Sacramento against the former coworker who raped her, Brie bonds with Mike. “Brie has a strong sense of fairness and is a lady of her word. After all, she is a lawyer,” Allen said to Tudum, explaining why she has chosen to increase the assault accusations. It’s also the reason Brie dumps Brady when she believes he’s still participating in Virgin River’s drug trade and Mike is unable to inform her of their collaboration.
There has always been a natural affinity between Mike and Brie, and when they meet in Sacramento, “it might land them in hot water,” according to Grazzini, who spoke to Tudum. However, perhaps they enjoy hot water. Allen continued, “Mike is this steadying presence, and Brie gets to learn that in a way that’s very helpful. She has needed it, but she hasn’t been able to explain it or realize it until she really experiences it. Mike is organized.
Who is Ava?
Another of Lilly’s daughters, Ava (Libby Osler), relocates to Virgin River to care for her younger sister Chloe and assist in the sale of the family farm. Ava, who has endometriosis, plans to have a hysterectomy and freeze her eggs by the end of the season.
Will there be a Virgin River Season 6?
There will be. The show has already been renewed for Season 6, which is fortunate because there are still a lot of unanswered mysteries to be addressed when it returns for two Christmas episodes on November 30 and then once more for Season 6.
“Yes, the characters do go through some pretty terrible things, but there is always a happy ending,” producer and writer Richard Keith told Tudum on set. Even while the outcome may not be what they had hoped for, they manage to arrive at a joyful place that, in some ways, may be even better than where they believed they would have started.