Virgin RiverSeason 4 ends with a storm that leaves a lot of unanswered questions and drama behind. Virgin River remains one of Netflix‘s best shows thanks to its large cast of fun characters and stunning scenery. Season 4 of Virgin River premiered on July 20, allowing subscribers to watch the popular drama and continue to follow Mel and Jack’s love story. In addition to resolving some critical aspects of Mel and Jack’s relationship, the finale provided plenty of drama regarding the entire Virgin River cast of characters.
Season 4 of Virgin River follows Melinda, known as Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge), and Jack (Martin Henderson) as they navigate their relationship after discovering that Mel is pregnant with either Jack or Mark’s child. While Virgin River freshman Dr. Cameron and ex-girlfriend Charmaine cause trouble for the couple, Mel and Jack end Season 4 by getting engaged and discovering that Jack is the father of Mel’s child.
Virgin River season 4 ends with the bombshell that Jack is not the father of Charmain’s twins and that she has been lying all along. Other characters experienced their fair share of drama as well, with the return of Paige causing turmoil for the preacher, Denny revealing Doc and Lizzie’s illness, Hope (Annette O’Toole) needing help, and Melissa becoming the new villain in town.
In true Virgin River fashion, the season 4 cliffhanger ending reveals that Jack is not actually the father of Charmaine’s twins. After Mel and Jack leave dinner to rush to Charmaine’s aid, a panicked Charmaine reveals that she lied to Jack about being the father. Charmaine became pregnant at the end of season 1, and until the season 4 finale, Jack was assumed to be the father.
In an interview (via Glamour), Alexandra Breckenridge revealed that a one-night stand man was initially supposed to be the real father. But now it seems he’s someone viewers already know from the cast and universe of Virgin River. While Charmaine is married to Todd, he also cannot be the father because he and Charmaine only met after she became pregnant. This leaves few options from the known timeline for Charmaine to be the father of her twins.
In the previous series of Virgin River, Nick was not mentioned or shown much as he remains a minor character. But as the new investor behind Jack’s new glamping business, Nick made several more appearances in Season 4 of Virgin River. During the season 4 finale of Virgin River, Nick and his wife Jo Ellen go to dinner with Mel and Jack. Nick announces that his sister and Melissa Montgomery will be joining them for walks. Melissa first appeared earlier in season 4 as the head of Emerald Lumber and his underground drug ring.
As a backer of Jack’s glamping business, Nick has money, but the income is believed to come from owning a local bed and breakfast. Jo Ellen mentions to her sewing circle that Nick’s sister runs the family trust and gives Nick a check every month. It’s unclear if Nick knows how the family business actually makes money. Still, the potentially dirty money behind the new glamping business could hurt Jack.
Virgin River Season 4: Ending, Explained
In the season 4 finale of Netflix’s Virgin River, Preacher and Paige finally confront Vince. After marrying Christopher, Vince was on the run during Season 4 of Virgin River. When a distraught Paige shows up unexpectedly, she makes a deal with Vince in exchange for Christopher’s freedom. Preacher follows Paige and jumps in just as Vince gets violent with Paige.
After a quick fight, Preacher knocks Vince down and he falls to the ground. It is unclear whether Vince is dead or just unconscious. Still, actor Steve Bacic showed up at the Season 5 table (via Instagram). With Mike and the police on the way, it looks like Paige is finally safe. Season 5 of Virgin River will likely see an interesting dynamic between Preacher and Paige due to Preacher’s new relationship with Julia.
Denny is a Season 4 newcomer in the scenic Virgin River. Throughout Season 4, it was unclear whether Denny’s intentions were pure or not. Denny was caught with drugs that didn’t belong to him and Doc’s financial records were stolen.
Denny was also hot and cold with Lizzie, claiming he couldn’t be in a relationship with her. When she confronts him about it in the finale, he reveals that he has Huntington’s disease (an inherited neurodegenerative disease) and therefore cannot have a future with her or anyone. The Doctor also demands the truth from Denny after asking about the drugs.
In a conversation with Doc, Mel reveals that she will be leaving the practice to keep Cameron as the new doctor. This leaves Mel without the job she originally came to Virgin River for, but is now in a relationship with Jack. While Mel sought out Virgin River in Season 1 to escape her past and focus on a new job, she ended up staying because of the connection she made and her love for Jack.
Her reason for being in Virgin River is no longer related to the job she started the series with. Her future in Virgin River now belongs to Jack and their child. Without working at the Doc’s office, she might slow down and not work because of the high-risk pregnancy. She can also pick up a job as a nurse in a neighboring town. Or she’ll end up back in training as tensions between her and Cameron simmer.