Virgin River fans have been fiending for a third season ever since the drama’s sophomore installment dropped last month. And now that Netflix has finally made the announcement, it’s time to unfurl our list of burning questions about the drama still to come for Mel, Jack and the rest of the townspeople.
(In case you missed it, the news of Virgin River‘s Season 3 renewal also came with some exciting casting news: Not only will new series regular Zibby Allen play Jack’s sister Brie, but Degrassi: The Next Generation‘s Stacey Farber will also recur as Lilly’s daughter Tara.)
Scroll down for a few of our questions, which we’ll ponder as we “patiently” wait for Season 3 to arrive, then drop a comment with your own queries.
Who shot Jack?
Let’s start with the question on every fan’s mind: Virgin River‘s second season ended with Mel discovering Jack bleeding out from a gunshot wound — which certainly explains why his sister Brie (played by new series regular Zibby Allen) is coming to town — but we still don’t know who pulled the trigger.
“I always joke that it’s most likely Charmaine,” Martin Henderson tells TVLine. “It does pop into your mind!”
Still, we aren’t quite ready to point an accusatory finger at the mother-to-be of Jack’s twins. Especially when we aren’t sure her “crazy” reputation is entirely deserved.
Is Charmaine really off her rocker?
“The thing is, Charmaine’s base level is already a little bit crazy,” Alexandra Breckenridge reminds TVLine. “And then she gets pregnant… by her ex-boyfriend… who she’s still in love with.”
We’ll admit that Jack’s ex is a little intense, but for all of the reasons Breckenridge mentions above, we also can’t help but sympathize with Charmaine. She’s in a tough position, one exacerbated by the fact that the father of children is in love with her nurse practitioner. It’s a complicated situation. Is she stressed out? Absolutely. But is she “crazy”? That might be a stretch.
What is Doc's mystery diagnosis?
Though his announcement was interrupted by a surprise re-engagement party, Doc had some news for Hope in the closing moments of the season finale — and it wasn’t good.
Showrunner Sue Tenney won’t tell TVLine exactly what’s going on with Doc, but she teases that fans can expect a “complication that will challenge him and will challenge his relationship with Hope” in Season 3. “He’s going to rise to the challenge, but it is a real complication for him, especially for him practicing medicine going forward. Will he be able to continue to do that? The clinic and town are his life, so we will seriously explore that.”
Have we seen the last of Brady?
Jack and Preacher’s ill-behaved Marine buddy turned over a new leaf towards the end of the season, secretly ushering Spencer and his family to safety — instead of murdering him, as he was instructed to do by Calvin. Shortly before Jack was shot, however, he learned that Brady was going to be arrested, a result of Mel & Co. helping to expose the lumber company.
So is Brady now behind bars? Or could he have met an unfortunate demise when Calvin learned the truth about Spencer? Or was he the one who shot Jack?
What's next for Ricky and Lizzie?
There’s overprotective… and then there’s Connie. Seriously, if a squeaky clean guy like Ricky isn’t good enough to date Lizzie — who is 19, by the way, so we’re not sure why we’re even having this conversation — then who is?
Fortunately, it sounds like answers are coming: “Ricky has a fantastic arc in the books that I plan to explore,” Tenney teases.
Besides, wasn’t Connie the one who alluded to Preacher that she was willing to skirt the law to keep him safe? What happened to that woman?
And many more!
The questions listed above may be our biggest, but we have more. Lots more. Including…
Is anyone else hiding a secret freakin’ twin?
Exactly how slowly does time move in this town? (We’re looking at you, Charmaine’s belly!)
And will Jamie ever tire of reminding every man, woman and child she encounters that she’s from San Francisco?