Virgin River was so romantically oriented in season 3, it could almost make you diabetic. There was drama built in, but each storyline was deeply intertwined with love. This was my least favorite season of the Netflix drama simply because it felt so emotionally manipulative that you had to cry buckets to get through it.
Virgin River continued to develop all the romantic love stories of the first two seasons.
The main storyline between nurse Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) and bar owner Jack (Martin Henderson) is the centerpiece of the Virgin River saga. They up and down their efforts to be together with many complications to keep it fluctuating.
Jack’s sister Brie (Zibby Allen) appeared in Virgin River. She was clearly in trouble, but no one seemed to notice. Before long, she was involved with Brady (Benjamin Hollingsworth). Brady, among a few others, was a suspect for shooting Jack at the end of Season 2. They are still working on whodunnit.
Ricky (Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey) and Lizzie (Sarah Dugdale) tried to figure out if they were anything before they were mature enough to be independent.
Doc (Tim Matheson) and Hope (Annette O’Toole) were separated by geography. We actually only saw Annette O’Toole on the phone a few times, although in each episode there was a conversation about her safety, health and friendships. Showrunner Sue Tenney explained her absence by saying it was because of COVID-19.
The relationship between Preacher (Colin Lawrence) and boy Christopher (Chase Petriw) approached parental love and concern when the boy’s mother went into hiding until Season 3.
Then there were the heartbreaking stories of beloved people in the city with illnesses posing varying levels of threat.
Children, pregnancies and miscarriages appeared in different storylines. Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley), pregnant with Jack’s twins, met someone who wanted to keep the babies away from Jack.
All of these interlocking stories came about largely because people kept secrets from each other all the time. For their own good, don’t you know? It caused a world of drama every time the truth came out. It always came out. At the worst time.
I haven’t seen an official announcement about a 4th season, but every subplot in this season is built with cliffhangers. Every storyline remained in limbo. The latest episode and moments are filled with relationship questions, surprising arrests, surprising kidnappings, possible deaths, pregnancy announcements and more.
This series is hugely popular, so if I were to make a prediction, I would think there will be another season.
the good on Virgin River, in my opinion, the emphasis is on love and caring. People love each other and often express it. People take care of each other. Most people in town are nice. There are some bad characters. They are mentioned, but rarely seen. It’s kind of an idyllic world that existed before the whole country became a battleground between left and right. It’s set in a beautiful location, meant to make you ooh and aah.
I consider Gail Harvey and Monika Mitchell as directors of several episodes in Season 3 to be a good thing.
the bad on Virgin River, is in my opinion that everyone is straight and almost everyone is white. I believe all the best stories are about love, but too much love becomes boring in a drama. It also gets old when the only conversations people have are about their relationships, which have to be tweeted constantly.
May I tell the people who write the short captions that you don’t shoot clay pigeons with a rifle. That long thing with a barrel the size of a quarter is a shotgun.
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Is this show a favorite of yours? What did you think of season 3?