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Virgin River Season Finale Review – Labor Day Carnival (510)

Virgin River. Benjamin Hollingsworth as Brady in episode 507 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023



Too bad the Virgin River Season 5 Episode 10 carnival didn’t have a rollercoaster—it would have been fitting because the finale was a whirlwind of emotions. 

Disclaimer — this review includes spoilers from the episode — proceed with caution.

I would say “All’s well that ends well,” but that’s not the case for everyone in town. 

Brady’s nightmare with Melissa escalated fully, Doc made a big decision in terms of his declining eyesight, Cameron and Muriel decided to make things official, Mel and Jack found a renewed hope for the future following a dark period, and the father of Charmaine’s twin boys was finally revealed…. and that’s just scraping the tip of the iceberg in terms of plot developments. 

Virgin River always finds a nice balance, straddling the line of being a dark and dangerous and sleepy and cozy small town. 

The episode kicked off with intense action that found Jack confronting Brady about the drugs planted in the airstream. Brady insisted that it wasn’t what it looked like and begged Jack to believe he was telling the truth just as Melissa and her goons pulled up to the campsite. If Jack had any hesitations about the validity of Brady’s story (and he definitely did at first), well, he saw it all go down with his own eyes. After Melissa’s men threw a bag over Brady’s head and drove off with him, Jack didn’t even hesitate to jump into action, trailing the SUV and calling Mike for help in the process. 

Jack saw firsthand that Brady was a man of honor, one who wasn’t willing to snitch on his friends even when he was staring down death. Brady definitely deserves the majority of the hero treatment, but Jack also showed up and pulled his weight when it mattered. He had his back! The two of them have always made a good team, so before the cops arrived, Jack and Brady were able to fight back and came out relatively unscathed. 

Unfortunately, Mike didn’t get off so easy as Gene, Melissa’s right-hand man, was able to get a shot in at the last minute, so even after they took down the whole operation, uncertainty clung in the air like a dead weight as everyone waited to see if Mike would survive. 

Thankfully, he pulled through and was able to vouch for Brady to the FBI since he was an off-the-book CI throughout the whole operation so as to not raise any flags. Brady’s biggest mistake proved to be not checking for cameras when he went snooping around the manufacturing company, and he knew it, too. I couldn’t help but laugh at his “shit” response when they showed him the video of his escapades because he knew he was caught red-handed. 

Mike has been very hot and cold this season as a character—I wanted to like him but I didn’t like how he was pursuing Brie—but he did go as far as vouching for Brady about being the real hero. Sadly, she already made up her mind about her ex and wanted to give things with Mike a try, which is her prerogative, however, it doesn’t fully make sense to me. This is the second time this season someone is like “look, Brady, your man is a hero,” and she’s like, “that’s cool.” I wonder if the fact that everyone liked Mike, including her mom and her co-workers, while no one was in favor of Brady, lent itself to her decision. 

As someone looking for safety and security, dating a man with such a dangerous job doesn’t provide any peace of mind. She also didn’t hold it against Mike for lying to her in the same way she held it against Brady. Neither of them was honest with her—for the same reasons—and yet things between her and Brady were beyond repair, even after everyone underscored just how much he risked to make things right and be with her. She vouched for him when everyone turned on him, and now that everyone was praising him, she couldn’t forgive the situation.

Brady is truly a hero—and quite frankly, deserves so much better than Brie. I’d like to say he did it all for her, but in reality, he did it for the town because he knew he was the only one with the ability to stop it—proving himself to Brie was just part of it.

I’m certain, however, that Brady will land on his feet, and hopefully, Lark will continue to be someone who recognizes the good that he’s doing. I shipped Brie and Brady for so long, I couldn’t see him with anyone else, but after she turned him away so quickly despite his near-death experience saying nothing changed for her, I’m questioning if she even really loved him at all. And now know that I’m Team Brady till the end, so I’m in full support of his relationship with Lark and Hazel. The way he agreed to go on the carnival rides with the little girl was truly too cute; the mother-daughter duo is a family that has been through hell and back and feels the safety that Brady provides, something Brie couldn’t recognize, and that doesn’t go unnoticed. 

I also can’t shake this feeling that she’s going to want Brady back once he’s fully moved on with Lark and they’ve created a family together. Brie, don’t do this! 

One thing that felt like it was just glossed over was the fact that Nick’s sister Melissa was in charge of the whole drug ring. I feel like news of that caliber would take the town by storm, yet it was briefly mentioned in passing by Nick, who apologized to Jack informing him that he didn’t know. It should’ve had more impact considering how small the town is and how everyone knows each other’s business.  

Doc was informed that someone dropped out of the clinical trial to treat his macular degeneration, so he eagerly claimed a spot. It’s proactive to take a chance considering the end result regardless of the trial’s success is blindness. At least he’s fighting for the possibility of regaining his eyesight, and he’s doing it with Hope by his side. They remain the cutest, even if Hope was a little tough to stomach during some of her “firecracker” moments this season. 

Muriel approached Doc informing him about her and Cameron’s feelings for each other, and as expected, he had nothing against it as long as they kept it cordial in the office. Keep your hands to yourself in front of the patients is all we ask, though out in the town, they clearly couldn’t resist each other—and Joe Ellen’s reaction was absolutely priceless. Between this new couple and the realization that Nick’s sister was a drug lord, Joe Ellen has plenty of “hot gos” for the sewing circle.

Pregnancy has been a huge theme throughout the season with Mel suffering a miscarriage and Ava learning that she needed to have a hysterectomy (which she decided to go through after freezing her eggs to ensure she can have kids when the time comes), but the last person I expected to announce her pregnancy was Lizzie. And yet, it makes so much sense and also creates just the right amount of drama in light of Denny’s revelation that maybe his grandma was right and he shouldn’t put his travel plans/med school on hold to stay in Virgin River. 

Then again, he didn’t expect this turn of events, and I’m glad Lizzie history didn’t repeat itself and she told him regardless—unlike Rose to Doc—so he could make the decision for himself. If he chooses to leave town, Lizzie would have the full support of all the ladies in Virgin River, no doubt. 

But having a child also guarantees Denny’s future, one he didn’t think he had before he met Lizzie. She has given him a renowned sense of purpose in every sense of the word, so I think that’ll sway him into sticking around. He could always get a degree nearby and join his grandfather’s practice, which would make things come full circle! 

Also, Mel’s idea of starting a birthing center to help expectant mothers in the area is absolutely going to come in handy and makes Virgin River a prime destination ensuring a bright future for the practice. Doc filled it with great people who won’t let him down, and in the meantime, he can still do telehealth appointments, which, in this day and age, are crucial. 

Speaking of pregnancy, Charmaine is STILLL PREGNANT. I fully thought she would go into labor in the final moments of the episode as she made her way to the car, but instead, she was confronted by the father of the twins…. Calvin! Yes, not only is he alive and came out of hiding after Mellissa was nabbed, but now he wants to be there for the boys. This was a soap opera-level twist that I didn’t see coming, nor did any of us actually need. I could’ve settled for the father of Charmaine’s children to just be some one-time hookup we never saw again. But alas, drama makes the world go round, and nothing will shock the townspeople more—particularly Jack—than the realization that Charmaine slept with the sworn enemy. Right about now, I’m truly wishing those boys could just claim Jack as their father for their own sake.

Did you see how great Jack was with the kids at the carnival? He was born to be a father, and now, he’s understanding that it’s something he really wants in life. Thankfully, Mel’s outlook on everything did a complete 180 after their hiking heart-to-heart, and not only did she realize that they can have their dream of being parents (upon letting go of the how and when), but also that the perfect opportunity presented itself for them to start building their dream family—restoring the farmhouse on Lilly’s land. Lilly would’ve wanted nothing more, and there’s no one more authentic to Virgin River than Jack, who will surely keep the land’s integrity intact. Plus, the show reminded us that this is where it all started, her whole love story with Jack, by the swing at Lilly’s, which somehow survived the fire. They saved each other and got to this moment together, and it feels right. With each passing episode, I love Jack and Mel more and more. Plus, it was a nice change of perspective after a darker period in their lives. In the face of immense loss—the air stream glamping business seized by the FBI for an unknown period of time—a new opportunity presented itself, proving that everything happens for a reason and no one should ever let themselves get too down about something.

And it looks like we have a wedding to plan, people! I’m just imaging the nuptials on Lilly’s former farm, and I have no doubt it’s going to be completely breathtaking. 

But while some people definitely had some happier moments, Preacher went from being borderline broken-hearted by Kaia’s leave to Alaska to floating on cloud nine when she returned and informed him that she switched units so that she could stick around longer to once again watching his ever-after crash when she got a call that they found a body likely belonging to Wes, the man Preacher buried out of his love for Paige, in the fire wreckage. Nothing will send Kaia fleeing faster than learning that she’s dating a possible murderer (even if we know that’s not necessarily the case). How is Preacher going to find his way out of this one? How much pull does Mike have in this case?

And finally—leading into the two bonus holiday episodes—is a scene set four months after the Labor Day carnival. As Mel and Jack decorate their cabin in anticipation of Joey and her kids coming for their first Virgin River Christmas, Joey informs her sister that she found a stack of love letters between Mel’s mother and a mystery man in Virgin River who she believes is Mel’s father. Who could he be? There aren’t that many elderly males in Virgin River aside from Doc (and it would truly be next level if he had another secret child) and Nick, Bert, and Charlie. You’ve got to hand it to them, they sure know how to keep us on the edge of our seats and clamoring for more.

While I fully expect the holiday episodes to address some of the cliffhangers, they will likely be merry and full of joy (and insanely sweet moments with all the new romantic pairings established this season), meaning that we have to wait until Virgin River Season 6 for clarity. As they say after a great vacation, take me back! 

Personally, I found this to be the best season of Virgin River with thrilling plot developments, promising character and relationship growth, and plenty of gratifying and heartfelt moments with a dash of intense drama.

What did you think of Virgin River Season 5?

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Who Is Lark on ‘Virgin River’?



Who Is Lark on 'Virgin River'?

Lark (Elise Gatien) made her debut on Virgin River Season 5, specifically, during the episodes that tackled the wildfires that ravaged parts of the picturesque town. 

Warning – this post has spoilers from the Virgin River holiday episodes. 

After Jack and Brady risked their lives to save Lark’s daughter, Hazel, who went missing from the campsite during the fire evacuation, the single mom began to bond with the latter, extending her gratitude to him for going out of his way to prioritize her daughter’s safety. 

When Brady found out that Lark and Hazel were squatting, he offered them up a place in one of the lumber yard trailers, a selfless gesture that speaks to his big heart. 

Lark definitely set her sights on Brady, especially on the heels of his generosity, and a connection sparked around the time that Brady’s relationship with Brie crumbled and he was looking for some companionship. Lark also helped Brady see the better parts of himself, as Brie held his lies (even though he couldn’t tell her anything about being an informant) against him and made him feel guilty. 

One thing led to another and eventually, Lark and Brady began a relationship after his romance with Brie ended. It was also helpful that Hazel really took to Brady, and thus, he became a bit of a stepfather figure in her life.

Fast forward a few months to the timeline of the holiday episodes, Brady and Lark are going strong, fully embracing their romance and sweet little family together. Lark even invited Brady to meet her mother, though he claims that’s a little too fast-paced for him, which is understandable considering he still harbors strong feelings for Brie, who has currently moved on with Mike. 

However, Brady seems to be in a good place in life, particularly as everything with Melissa Montgomery’s money laundering/drug smuggling at Emerald Lumber has finally settled down. He’s finally able to move past the nightmare that started when he was roped in by Calvin when he was young and reckless, or so fans thought. In retrospect, I guess we should’ve been more suspicious of Lark’s attempts at inserting herself into Brady’s life, though she definitely made it seem so natural. 

In the final moments of Virgin River Season 6 Episode 12, Lark sneaks off to pick up a call from Hazel’s father, who turns out to be Jimmy, who is serving time in prison. Lark informs him that “Brady doesn’t suspect a thing,” which shows that this is Jimmy’s form of getting close enough to Brady to get revenge. 

It’s an awful and disappointing twist considering all the progress Brady has made to turn over a new leaf and hit refresh. He can’t seem to shake this whole Emerald Lumber fiasco, no matter how hard he tries. Bad luck just seems to follow him based on one bad decision he made way back when—and it’s cost him so much, including his friendships and his romance with Brie. 

I’m hoping that Lark realizes just how good of a guy Brady is and how much he’s sacrificed for her and Hazel and decides not to go through with whatever she and Jimmy have planned.

Lord knows that Brady deserves some sliver of good news and positivity in his life, along with a storyline far removed from the lumber yard. 

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



Virgin River Holiday Episodes Season 6 Episode 10 and 11 Review - Father Christmas

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. 

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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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What Happens to Mel and Jack’s Baby on ‘Virgin River’ Season 5?



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There wasn’t a dull moment on Virgin River Season 5, from the wildfire threatening the picturesque small town to Brady’s team-up with Mike to take down Melissa, the new woman running Calvin’s drug empire, and even Brie’s trial against her predatory ex—and weaved in through the fabric was Mel and Jack’s pregnancy storyline. 

Disclaimer — this post includes spoilers from the episode — proceed with caution.

Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) and Jack Sheridan’s (Martin Henderson) pregnancy started off as one of the more positive storylines, juxtaposed with the shocking revelation that his ex, Charmaine, spent months lying to him about the paternity of the twins. In the Virgin River Season 4 finale, Charmaine suffered a medical episode during which she came clean that Jack was not the father of the boys as she led him to believe. I won’t spoil who the real father is revealed to be in the final moments of the season (you can read that in more detail here and here).

Mel’s pregnancy was immediately considered high risk because of her previous miscarriages, yet it was filled with hope that this time would be the one. Until it wasn’t. 

Sadly, Mel lost the pregnancy about midway through the season at the worst possible time as she was volunteering at Doc’s (after quitting her job to make sure she had a safe pregnancy), so she didn’t even have time to fully process what was happening. As she was gearing up to treat patients affected by the wildfires, she stepped away for a bathroom break, which is when she noticed blood on the toilet paper. She confirmed the heartbreaking news with a quick ultrasound showing that there was no longer a fetal heartbeat present. 

Instead of having the fully-deserved breakdown, Mel composed herself and gave the people of Virgin River her all, including baby Chloe, who nearly perished when the fire took hold of Lilly’s farm.

Eventually, when the fires got under control, Mel was able to let the feelings in, and they flooded in all at once as she reunited with Jack and broke down crying as she offered up a heartfelt apology, a clear indication that something tragic happened.

Jack fully supported Mel in the aftermath of her loss, allowing her to grieve the way she needed to, and when she was ready, he asked Hope to convey the news to the rest of the town so that Mel wouldn’t have to tell everyone and re-live it every single time.

When Jack brought up trying again, Mel kept avoiding the topic, seemingly not ready to talk about it. She was being honest with herself, so she couldn’t be honest with Jack, however, in a moment of honesty and clarity during her girls’ night with Brie and Ava, Mel confirmed that she didn’t have it in her to keep going and experiencing hit after hit. Not only was it emotionally taxing, but it was physically and mentally draining. Mel didn’t want to get her hopes up again thinking this time would be different only to feel crushed by the realization that it wasn’t. 

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It definitely wasn’t what Jack wanted to hear—or expected to hear—and his side of things was also valid as he lost three prospective children in a very short time period, however, he remained committed to finding a solution that pleased them both without being pushy or forceful. 

He didn’t want to give up on his dreams of being a father, and he knew that deep down, Mel also wanted a family, despite feeling broken and discouraged at the moment. He suggested trying a different method—and there are so many to explore with adoption and surrogacy at the top of the list—reminding her that it doesn’t matter how you get there, it simply matters that you do.

She was a bit hesitant at first as it wasn’t what she’d always envisioned, but things rarely go as planned. And she, of all people (she ended up in Virgin River spontaneously), should know that. 

The more she thought about it, the more she realized that Jack was right. This hiccup, though heartbreaking, didn’t have to be the end of their journey towards having kids. They didn’t come this far (she didn’t come this far), to only come this far. 

The final moments of the episode found Mel and Jack agreeing to buy Lilly’s farm to start their dream life and family together, all while planning their future wedding in the most perfect spot. 

It’s not the outcome many fans were expecting, but given her history, it’s one that made sense, while also allowing the writers to deepen Mel and Jack’s bond while showcasing their journey toward parenthood in a realistic way. 

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