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Netflix’s highly anticipated series Space Force tries to be a lot of different things. Unfortunately, it spreads itself too thin. It’s easy to see what the program is trying to do, but when all set and done, Space Force doesn’t do much of anything. Heralded by The Office and Parks and Recreation co-creator Greg Daniels and leading comedian Steve Carrell, inspiration and intent are evident. Still, the star-studded cast and style appear plucked from past projects and thrown together haphazardly. The new series lacks cohesion, not too unlike the administration this series serves to mock.

Space Force follows recently promoted General Mark Naird. As Naird receives his promotion, his hopes are high to repace his workplace adversary, the General of the Air Force. Instead, to both of their dismay, Naird is put in charge of the United States Space Force. The organization moves to its own branch instead of remaining under the purview of the Air Force. It’s definitely not what Naird worked his entire career to achieve.

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Naird seems like the type to dislike the administration, implied heavily to be Trumpian in nature. The President remains an off-screen character, however, only referred to by his title. At the same time, Naird behaves dramatically; a behavior expected more of someone who believes in that version of America. The contrast doesn’t quite work for the character. Naird feels disdain for the President, all the while going to extreme lengths to satisfy him. However, this may not be too uncommon with the current state of American politics. The lengths he goes to complete the Space Force mission and hit their goals in a timely fashion is consistent. However, the characterization is still a tough one to swallow. Whether it’s because we’re not used to Carrell playing a character with this mindset, or whether it’s too fresh of an observed situation among politicians is arguable.

The timing of the release doesn’t serve the show well. Space Force attempts to provide commentary and a satirical look at the state of American politics, but muddles the message. As the current state of American politics is messy, and perhaps frightening, the current administration is still in power. As recent societal altering events such as the Covid-19 crisis and the nationwide protests against systematic racism rage on, one has to wonder if Space Force was perhaps released too early. This isn’t the show’s fault. It was created and promoted well before these events began to shape the current American climate. Still, I couldn’t help but feel slightly uncomfortable watching this show satirically comment on contemporary politics in a silly manner, all the while the complicit actions of the American government continue to escalate dangerous conditions for average Americans.

The creators of Space Force took a risk in its early release, which isn’t always a sound idea. Sometimes, there needs to be a more extended passage of time between current events and the fictionalization of these events. Delaying the production of this show could have served the concept better and even opened up more opportunities for satire without exposing a fresh wound for many.

Poking fun at American politics isn’t the only goal the show tries to achieve. Space Force also attempts to incorporate a family-drama aspect. Relocating the Naird family from Washington to Colorado has a multitude of effects on the family. These range from the expected struggle for Naird’s daughter of trying to fit in, to lesser expected consequences, such as Naird’s wife, Maggie, landing in prison for decades for a crime that hasn’t yet revealed itself.

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While a stark contrast from the political aspects of the show, Erin adds layers to Mark that is essential for him to be more than a one-dimensional character. Watching him attempt to balance being a single father (in a way) and his obligations to Space Force deepens Naird’s conflicts. While Carrell’s roles in other projects such as The Office endears viewers occasionally with his care for his employees, Naird is colder to his subordinates in Space Force. His relationship with his daughter brings out the better parts of him. And it’s his family relationships that form the basis for his emotional struggle with being open and allowing himself to acknowledge his stress and emotion in the fourth episode, LUNAR HABITAT.

Sidenote: When viewing the show on Netflix, the episode titles are stylized as short statements in all capital letters, an obvious play on the nature of Trump’s tweets, which was a detail I appreciated.

When it comes down to it, Space Force’s problems boil down to its lack of identity. It doesn’t know what type of show it wants to be. The comedy is inconsistent – sometimes it’s outlandish, sometimes it’s deadpan, occasionally intellectual, and occasionally crude, but most of the time, the jokes don’t land.

But sometimes, they do.

My favorite episode of the season is the second one, SAVE EPSILON 6!, which focuses on The Space Force team attempting to save their satellite launch with animals sent (and abandoned) in space after Chinese forces sabotaged their launch. The comedy in this is outlandish and ridiculous. However, the special effects and animal gags make it the most enjoyable episode of the first season.

Another noteworthy moment is when Captain Angela butchers her first words upon landing on the moon, which was a critical moment as she is the first Black woman to step on the celestial body. Attempting to say, “It’s good to be back on the moon,” she suffers a Freudian slip, replacing the word ‘back’ with ‘Black.’ Being one of the few moments that elicited a physical response from me, the build-up to this slip was well-executed.

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Angela also ends up being one of the more endearing characters in Space Force, even though the show wasn’t sure what to do with her. They pair Angela up with Erin for a good portion of the beginning of the season, then send her to space in the back-half of the season. Presumably, this will be to anchor the Moon-based arc if the show obtains renewal. However, this leaves Erin in a much more isolated state if the show is to return for subsequent seasons.

Most of the time, however, the jokes don’t hit. When watching, I was aware of what was supposed to be funny, but my brain didn’t register the jokes as humourous. Without the strong cast, Space Force would have fallen entirely flat. The strength of the cast isn’t just limited to the most prolific actors. Well-known, John Malkovich’s presence as the less-nonsense scientist serves as the sane-man insert. He provides an anchoring perspective that makes the insanity of Space Force’s circumstances easier to digest. Jimmy Yang as Dr. Kaifang unexpectedly provided my favorite comedic presence. Known for Silicon Valley, I wasn’t familiar with this actor going into Space Force. However, his deadpan delivery lands as the best humor of the cast.

Steve Carrell has a commanding presence that is hard to balance. Space Force did its best to balance him out, but many times did not succeed. With too many variances of comedic style, the lack of cohesion left me wondering: what is the point of the humor?

And, with this issue of erratic choices in the development of the show, I found it hard to see the heart of Space Force, save a few endearing moments between Naird and his daughter, and Naird and Dr. Mallory, which arguably is necessary for a comedy like this to resonate with viewers. Other similar shows have a certain charm or heartwarming quality, but as mentioned before, Space Force’s is few and far between.

Picking aspects and dynamics that have worked in other recent acclaimed comedies isn’t always a recipe for success. The inspiration is clear, but for a show like Space Force to succeed, there needs to be a more evident intention. Things happen, not for progression or commentary, but for the sake of happening. Having Ben Schwartz as the social media manager of the military branch is a great idea. However, somehow, they underutilized Schwartz, which is a crime considering how beloved his roles are on other shows.

Space Force’s humor isn’t the only aspect lacking identity. The overall genre seems inconsistent, as well. Sometimes a dramedy, sometimes a workplace comedy, sometimes a family drama, these different storytelling elements don’t always mesh together. The show even takes a stab at space tropes, launching humans to the moon. However, adding in this new aspect doesn’t elevate Space Force in any way. Instead, it just adds another cluttered element to the recipe for season one. Space Force feels empty even though so much goes on.

But don’t give up hope yet. Despite the issues outlined, with outstanding effects and a talented cast, maybe Space Force just hasn’t found its footing yet. Space Force is doing well with viewership, so expect another season to come. Many similar comedies take time to find their rhythm. The Office and Parks and Recreation both took time to grow into their own, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Space Force could vastly improve on its style, writing, and execution upon subsequent seasons. However, the binge format could hinder this, leaving the sour taste in viewers’ mouths for a year or more. And who knows what actual events could have transpired by then to effect opinion and viewership?

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All in all, Space Force has strong elements, a talented cast, and a solid foundation for future improvement. Still, it struggles to decide on a direction to lead the narrative. Left as a chaotic combination of things that should work, Space Force doesn’t quite work. Despite this, I wouldn’t recommend against watching Space Force. You will get some laughs. And it’s not a massive undertaking with only ten episodes averaging around half an hour long. After all, television seems to be on hold for a while, thanks to workplace restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So, there’s not much to lose, but not a whole lot to gain either. I do think Space Force has the potential to grow into something much better, but currently, it doesn’t live up to Greg Daniels’s legacy.

All episodes of Space Force are now streaming on Netflix.

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Amanda Reimer is a fresh Angeleno, growing up in Texas and currently residing in LA. Assistant by day, stage manager by night, she writes in between. You can catch her watching sci-fis, procedurals, or perhaps, entrenching in a science documentary. She is also a cat mom to her calico, Kiki.

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8 Questions We Need Addressed in Season 2 of ‘My Life With the Walter Boys’

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My Life With the Walter Boys, starring Nikki Rodriguez, Noah LaLonde, and Ashby Gentry, hit Netflix on Dec 7, 2023, and became an instant hit, as most shows surrounding a teen love triangle (we’re looking at you The Summer I Turned Pretty). Fans loved it so much, in fact, that it received a second season renewal almost instantly, meaning we’ll get plenty more drama from the Walter family + Jackie in the near future.

And that also means we’ll get answers to some of our burning and lingering questions from those jaw-dropping cliffhangers. 

Who Is Morgan?

This is probably the top question I have in mind, but only because it seemed so out of left field. Will and Haley had a pretty solid relationship, with the only trouble in their relationship coming from their inability to see eye to eye on business. Haley wanted to live it up in her mid-20s, while Will wanted to focus on making something of himself. Will possibly took it a bit too far and extreme, but Haley should’ve been a little more supportive of his ambitions and goals to provide for their family and give them a good life. However, at no point did another relationship or romance come into play—they were both certain of their love for one another, even agreeing to get married mere moments after getting back together. Which brings me back to the question of everyone’s mind—who is Morgan and why did Haley lie about the text to Will? Is it a former fling? Is it someone she hooked up with during their break? Is it someone from Will’s past? Whoever it is, my two cents is that not every love story needs to be a love triangle, so I hope they don’t go that route with Will and Haley after they just found their footing. 

 

Will Jackie Come Back? And Who Will She Pick?

It’s pretty clear that Jackie ran off because she was scared—she was scared of hurting Alex, who just told her he loved her, she was scared of the feelings she had for Cole, which she previously repressed but could no longer deny once she saw his romantic gesture with the teapot, and she was scared of coming between them again, just like Paige did before her. Jackie’s reaction was trying not to bite the hand that feeds her, and in this case, the hand was the Walter family opening their doors to welcome her in and giving her a found family. She didn’t want to spit in the face of that by causing friction between two brothers, though it’s clear that her feelings for Cole were much more intense than anything she ever felt for Alex. Leaving was her only solution to keep the peace, but I guess that they won’t let her stay away for long. Will she come back eventually? Are her feelings too strong to stay away? Will someone go to New York to convince her to return? 

 

Piggybacking Off of That—How Did Jackie and Cole End Things?

Obviously, that hookup—initiated by Jackie—was hot and heavy (and a long time coming), but what happened after? Did Jackie just run back to her room and call Uncle Richard to tell him she wanted to go back to New York? Was she feeling guilty for cheating on Alex? Did she immediately regret it? Did they talk about it? Did they just part ways and go to their respective rooms in happy bliss? Cole seemed rather surprised that Jackie left town when Alex barged into his room, which indicates that he thought the night went well. 

 

Will Cole come clean to the kiss to Alex and Will They Continue to Hate Each Other?

Even before Jackie’s arrival, there was a lot of animosity between these two, and it’s something that they have to figure out on their own. Alex holds a lot of resentment toward Cole, mostly for being in his shadow his whole life and for Cole stealing Paige, however, it hasn’t been easy going for Cole either. As he explained, he had no idea about Alex and Paige when he kissed her, plus, he’s dealing with his fair share of inner turmoil that makes him act out and hurt those around him. They have to get over their own stuff before they can drag Jackie into this, but I will say, Alex knew that Cole was into Jackie and pursued her anyway, disregarding how it would make his brother feel, while Cole repeatedly told Jackie that he wouldn’t hurt his brother again and tried, sometimes less than more, to keep his distance and be supportive. Someone is going to walk away hurt, there’s not doubt about it, but I think that Alex’s motivations have simply been to finally win, while Cole’s feelings for Jackie have been real from the start and have only grown in size, all while pushing him to become a better man and stop feeling sorry for himself. Sooner or later, they’ll all have to face reality, and when they do, they will both have to agree not to harbor any ill will moving forward. 

 

Will Kiley Ever Tell Alex How She Feels?

It spoke volumes that the person taking care of Alex in his drunk state and putting him to bed was Kiley. The girl is in love—everyone sees it except for Alex, who is too blind to see what’s right in front of him because he’s focusing on the wrong thing. I think deep down he has those feelings too, he’s just never confronted them because Kiley’s been his BFF forever. I’m hoping season 2 will be the moment she’s been waiting for!

 

Who Will Tara Pick?

Tara may be my favorite character because she’s so unapologetically messy. She’s the school’s counselor, guiding young adults into the next stages of their lives, and yet she has no grasp on her own life. When Nikhil gets a job in London, she’s overly emotional about it, even going as far as to say she would’ve gone with him had he asked. But when she meets Jackie’s uncle Richard at Haley’s wedding, she almost immediately forgets her heartbreak and is smitten. Knowing that she’s drunk and doesn’t want Richard to serve as a rebound, she makes it back to her yurt only to find Nikhil waiting for her, explaining that he turned down the job… except her love seemingly fizzled out already after her fun night with Richard. Tara is proof that not only teenagers go through love triangles—sometimes they catch you right in the middle of your very adult life… and you’re still conflicted. 

 

Will Richard Help Will Save the Walter Farm?

George and Katherine ran into some money troubles with the farm and considered selling, but honestly, thank god Will went to business school and saw the untapped potential. The place is bursting with Instagram-approved beauty, and making it a go-to destination could boost the economy and the Walters’ bank accounts, not to mention there’s also potential to spin out a wedding business! When you have that kind of an opportunity, you better not waste it, and while George was focused on the crops, he wasn’t seeing the full-picture of what the farm had to offer in the age of social media. Maybe Richard’s interest in Tara will convince him to invest and give the Walter farm a second life. 

 

Will Erin and Danny Get Together?

After everything she put up with from Cole, Erin deserves a good guy who’ll treat her right… and that’s Danny! The two are obviously into each other, so I hope that they get their chance at romance once Danny returns from his Julliard program. In general, I hope season 2 allows Erin to be herself and do what makes her happy, not what’s expected of her by those around her. 

 

And finally, this isn’t a question, but more of a personal plea, I’m hoping that the other brothers, Nathan, Isaac, Jordan and Lee (along with sis Parker) get more screentime, and the show finally addresses why Jackie’s estate isn’t contributing some money to help the Walter’s raise her.

Oh, and another thing on my wish list is for Cole to move the hair out of his face! How can he see anything?! I’d also love to see George and Katherine get a storyline aside from being stressed-out parents, both by their children’s misbehaving and financial situations. They’re still young and deserve something else that highlights the beauty of life at that age! 

What did you think? Did you have any questions you want addressed next season? 

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Fans Are All Saying the Same Thing About ‘The Crown’s Casting of Prince Harry

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Prince Harry may be controversial in real life, but his casting on The Crown is catching even more heat. 

The Crown Season 6 Part 2 (also the final season and episodes) hit Netflix on Dec. 14—and one thing was made abundantly clear by viewers and fans all around the world: the casting of Prince Harry was not ideal, which was rather surprising considering the series has always been very on point with its casting of iconic figures like Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, across multiple decades. 

In fact, viewers were pretty rattled and riled by the portrayal of Prince Harry, and they did not hold back their opinions, taking to social media and Reddit to vent their frustrations.

One Reddit thread asked why the series turned Harry into a “d**k” despite his bad boy image in the media, and while most agreed that the depiction of Harry’s attitude at the time (“he was a mess in his ’20s” someone emphasized), including the drugs, drinking, and feeling like a spare, were on point, most couldn’t get past the casting, with one person calling it “god awful” and “the worst casting in the series.”

“Their Harry looks like an AI rendering from the prompt “British redhead…MORE REDHEAD!!!” He’s unwatchable,” someone noted in the thread. 

The complaints kept pouring in on X as someone explained, “i HATE how they portrayed prince harry in season 6 of the crown. I see NO resemblance and I just felt uncomfortable watching him on scene. The casting choice itself is questionable, since the actor looks NOTHING like harry. But the way he was written just felt inaccurate.”

They nailed the young before-Diana-took-away-the-Spencer-genes Prince William. But for Prince Harry, it seems like they went with the first ginger actor they could find and called it a day,” a third user wrote, whereas someone likened him to a villain in Harry Potter, writing, “I think the Prince Harry they casted is the only person I wouldn’t say didn’t move me in this entire series. He looks like an evil kid in Harry Potter. Great actor, bad casting. #TheCrown

Another fan sent “apologies” to the actor, Luther Ford, but went on saying the casting was all “wrong” and adding “#SupposedToBeAHunk #NoWeirdFringe”

One fan of the series just wanted answers:

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Someone else found “age up” too jarring: 

Others, however,were impressed by Ford’s depiction, considering he had no prior acting credits and answered a casting call:

Another fan couldn’t understand the hate for Prince Harry’s character, noting that the actor “charmed the pants” off of her.

What did you think? Did you like the casting behind Prince Harry in the final season? Or did it completely throw you off and take you out of the moment whenever he appeared on screen?

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Virgin River Holiday Episodes Season 5 Episode 11 and 12 Review – Father Christmas

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Virgin River is getting into the spirit of the holidays!

While most of Virgin River, including Mel and Jack, were under the impression that this was the “best Christmas ever,” even despite a few hiccups with the “extraordinary” family dinner they planned, if you’ve ever seen an episode of this series, you were likely waiting for the other foot to drop. 

**Warning—spoilers from the episodes ahead!**

Things on Virgin River are typically perfect—until they aren’t, but it’s also a very accurate reflection of real life; it’s made up of a blend of good and bad moments, many of which help you realize just how lucky and thankful you are. 

Virgin River Season 5 Episodes 11 and 12, titled “The More the Merrier” and “Father Christmas,” gave fans the very first Christmas in the quaint and charming town, and, if you’ll believe it, Mel and Jack’s first Christmas together. Is it just me or is the timeline exceptionally slow on this show?

Then again, Charmaine made a pointed joke about the length of her pregnancy, which honestly feels like it has spanned decades at this point, so the birth of her twins, which yes, finally happens during this momentous episode, ends up feeling slightly rushed. 

The fact that she has a quick labor isn’t just great for her—it’s a blessing for Mel and Doc as it allows them to get back to all their Christmas Eve shenanigans without missing a beat. 

Despite all that transpired between Mel, Charmaine, and Jack, Charmaine still finds a source of support within them, especially Mel, who stands up for her when Calvin arrives at the clinic when Charmaine goes into labor. Mel might be the only person in town now who knows the identity of the father of Charmaine’s twins, and she’s all too content with keeping it to herself. Personally, I’d be as bad of a secret keeper as Hope, blabbing the news to Jack at the earliest convenience. But Mel is a trusted source who can keep a secret, especially with the patient confidentiality at play. Though, hopefully, Charmaine decides what she’s going to do about her little Calvin problem sooner than later because he seems adamant about being part of those boys’ lives. It’s true that parenthood changes people, sometimes for the better, but Calvin’s caused so much pain in town that I don’t know if it’s possible for him to turn over a new leaf. 

The good news is that come Virgin River Season 6, Charmaine won’t be pregnant anymore, and we can close the book on the longest TV pregnancy ever. 

Mel’s quest to find her biological father was a huge part of the Christmas episodes. Through love letters unearthed by her sister Joey, Mel found out that her mother had a secret love affair with a man named “Champ” in Virgin River, thus making her connection to the town much more significant. 

Together with Jack and her new bangs (love ’em!), she set out on a merry scavenger hunt to uncover her dad’s identity, eventually learning that he won the 1976 Lumberjack Games in town before finding his name: Everett Reid. If you’re slightly disappointed that this isn’t someone we already know, well, join the club. It feels like a missed opportunity… for now, though I’m waiting to hear Everett out fully before I officially cast my judgment. While he initially denied being Mel’s father when she first approached him, even though it was obvious that he was lying, Mel didn’t question it, simply focusing on the people who chose to be in her life—her chosen family. 

And there are plenty of them, including Doc, who agreed to walk Mel down the aisle during her wedding to Jack. 

However, at the end of the episode, Everett arrived at the cabin and changed his mind about wanting to be in Mel’s life. He explained that the initial shock of seeing her—his daughter who looked just like the woman he loved and lost—threw him for a loop. And it’s understandable considering Mel essentially ambushed him without any warning. He needed time to process and think about what it was that he wanted out of this new relationship.

Everett then says that he has to tell her something, but naturally, the episode ends right before he gets the chance, leaving fans on a cliffhanger till next season. What could it be? Is Everett dying? Has he been following Mel’s whole life from a distance? Did he know she was in Virgin River?

And how is it that there is someone in Virgin River who has managed to keep his identity a secret? Living in a secluded cabin has its benefits, but how has he managed to fly under the radar for so long? The fact that no one knows him is kind of a hard sell for me… at the moment, at least. 

Who Is Mel’s Father in ‘Virgin River’?

Jack and Brie were dealing with family matters head-on as their parents, fresh off of a divorce, came to town and immediately started bickering. Brie was running interference before Jack stepped in and basically used one of their old plays against them—sit in your room and don’t come out until you’ve talked through everything. By the end, they emerged as friends, with dad accepting of mom’s new relationship with Javi, as they both acknowledged that they needed to make an effort to bring the family back together. It was a sweet moment showcasing that things don’t always pan out the way we hope in life, but we have to be open to making things work for the sake of the children, even when they are grown adults.

In the end, the big family dinner that Mel wanted was able to happen—and everyone enjoyed themselves. 

Mel not only got the gift of jewelry this year, but Jack also went out of his way to give her the gift she’s been asking Santa for ever since she was a little girl—a pony! A dog named Pony that is. 

Maybe it was the spirit of Christmas but Jack was so fun, silly, and cheery throughout the episode. He wasn’t carrying the weight of his past and trauma, and it was refreshing to see him almost act like a little boy again around everyone he loved and trusted. I need more of this Jack in the future, please. 

The biggest mistake that the series has ever made was driving Brie and Brady apart. I mean, why? What was it for? No one benefitted from it. Brie and Mike just don’t have the same chemistry, unfortunately. They are cute, but it’s nothing compared to the electricity between Brady and Brie, even when they see each other in passing. 

Brady makes a great family man with Lark and Hazel, but I couldn’t get invested in the relationship either, and it turns out that there was a good reason for it—Lark is playing him completely. 

In the final—and biggest twist—of the episodes, Lark answers a call from Hazel’s dad, Jimmy. Yep, you know it’s bad news when Jimmy, from prison, calls to check in on how things are going and Lark informs him that “Brady doesn’t suspect a thing.” I hate everything about this, solely because of how hard Brady’s been trying to become a better man and distance himself from this life. He thought he was finally coming out on the other side after helping to take down Calvin and Melissa, but all of that is about to blow up in his face because he let his guard down.

Lizzy and Denny are expecting a baby girl, a genuinely uplifting storyline that has warmed the hearts of everyone in town, except Lizzy’s mother, who was initially distraught by the news and assumed her daughter was throwing away her life. Lizzy managed to convince her mother that this is what she wanted—to be a mom and have a fulfilling career, and from where I’m standing, Lizzy has a good head on her shoulders. She’s come a long way from the girl who arrived in town initially. And quite frankly, she cut her mother way too much slack!

Doc figured that the annual tree decorating competition was the perfect time to repropose to Hope—and their love definitely inspires everyone around. There’s so much to celebrate these days! 

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Virgin River. (L to R) Annette OÕToole as Hope, Tim Matheson as Doc Mullins, Kai Bradbury as Denny, Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie, Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe in episode 512 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Muriel and Cameron are going strong, with everyone in town acknowledging their deep connection and chemistry. However, when Cameron’s ex fianceé blew into town as part of her apology tour during her recovery process, it forced Muriel to look at their relationship a little differently. If Cameron stays with Muriel, he’s giving up the possibility of having a family and children in the future. And while he says he’s okay with that, Muriel wants him to be sure as she doesn’t want him to resent her for it in the future. Nothing would break her heart more than taking this opportunity away from him. Cameron promises he’ll think about it, but it definitely seems like he’s made up his mind about what he wants out of life and who he wants to spend it with. The life he imagined with his former fianceé once upon a time is long gone now that he’s met Muriel—but I’m glad that she’s prioritizing his happiness rather than being selfish, proving that she’s a mature adult who just wants to be realistic about their relationship rather than allowing herself to get swept up in the moment. These are real issues that need to be addressed. 

And finally, Wes’ death is about to blow up Preacher’s life now that the body has been identified. In case you need a refresher, he helped bury the body after Paige accidentally pushed her abusive husband down the stairs in self-defense. Had they just reported his death at the time, it would’ve likely been a lot less problematic than what they are facing now, but considering that Wes was a respected cop with a lot of pull on the force at the time, the self-defense claim might’ve not held up at the time either. 

Kaia realizes something is wrong based on the call and questions him about it immediately, though it’s unclear if Preacher will come clean to her. She is the fire chief now, so it’s likely better for him to tell her upfront in the privacy of their home, but will she be receptive? This is a huge bomb dropping on their otherwise idyllic relationship, particularly after she accepted a new job to stay in town and be with him. Do you think she’ll stand by his side or will this be the demise of their relationship? 

What did you think of the holiday episodes? Did you enjoy the festivities? Do you think everything with Mel’s dad will turn out okay? Share your thoughts! 

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