After four seasons of “Virgin River,” it’s easy to see why the Netflix series is keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. It has everything a viewer could ask for: rollercoaster relationships fueled by gossip, dramatic medical emergencies that draw new characters into the spotlight and into our hearts, the strength of women at the heart of the show, and a beautiful cinematography showing all angles of the dreamy forest landscapes of the magical town of Virgin River.
Several storylines intertwine in the fourth season of “Virgin River,” including the introduction of new characters like Denny and Dr. Cameron Hayek, the search for Brie to solve the mysteries surrounding Brady’s wrongful arrest, the efforts of Preacher to find Christopher’s kidnapper and Mel’s miraculous pregnancy that upends her relationship with Jack Sheridan. But a new villain, Melissa Montgomery, is also introduced, and fans believe her connection to Jack’s new investor Nick has major implications for Jack next season.. Let’s break down the details of this compelling fan theory.
Who is Melissa Montgomery in “Virgin River”?
At the start of the fourth season of “Virgin River”, a mysterious donor breaks Brady out of jail after he was arrested for shooting Jack at the end of the third season, a crime for which many Virgin River residents believe he was. was wrongly charged. Brady eventually tracks down the donor, and it’s Melissa Montgomery. He meets Melissa at his underground headquarters and learns that she is another kingpin of the Virgin River underground drug ring who has taken over from Calvin, and she wants Brady to continue smuggling for her. Brady refuses but knows Melissa’s power could impact his girlfriend, Brie, so he agrees to cooperate with her plans as long as no harm comes to Brie. After Brie and Brady see a boat explode in the town’s marina, Melissa shows up at Brady’s again to tell him that Calvin is dead and she’ll need him to step into the business – otherwise.
However, viewers don’t learn the extent of Melissa Montgomery’s connection to “Virgin River” until the end of the season when she attends a dinner party with Nick; his wife, Jo Ellen; Jack; and Mel. At dinner, it is revealed that she is actually Nick’s sister. Nick is one of the supporting characters in the series, a local businessman who owns the bed and breakfast in town and happens to be Jack’s new glamping business investor.
During a sewing circle one afternoon at Jack’s Bar in Episode 11, Jo Ellen mentions to the other townspeople that Nick’s sister (aka Melissa) was in town. She describes Melissa as a “ball-buster” and reveals that a “family trust” allowed Melissa to make all the decisions. “Once a month he gets a check and he’s supposed to shut up,” Jo Ellen told friends. Most of the women called what she said gossip, but the revelations in the season finale lend weight to her flippant comments.
Nick’s investment in Jack’s business, explained
Nick supports Jack’s glamping business idea when they first talk in the bar and offers to help him come up with plans. Plus, there’s a small hint at how much money Nick really has. Episode 11 was also when Nick and Jack met at the bar to discuss their business plan in the final stages. Nick makes Jack an investment offer three times the amount originally agreed. When Jack asks Nick if he’s sure he wants to invest that much, Nick says, “I think betting on Jack Sheridan is the smartest investment a guy can make.”
Does Melissa plan to manipulate Jack?
Jack’s unwitting connection to Melissa through Nick may not be a coincidence.
It’s unknown if Nick knows the extent of Melissa’s nefarious business dealings, so her decision to give Jack so much money might have been innocent, but she also might have been heavily influenced by her sister’s schemes for her network. drug smuggler. If Jack’s glamping business thrives, it would be good for Virgin River’s economy and give Jack some extra savings for Mel and their new baby. But with Nick’s (and possibly Melissa’s) influence, it could spell disaster as a new avenue for the Montgomerys to smuggle or sell drugs, just like Calvin did.
While having dinner with Nick, Jo Ellen and Mel, photographers hidden outside the restaurant take pictures of Melissa and Jack shaking hands, so proof that they are five together in one place could be used as evidence of shady business dealings if given. to the font out of context.
Filming for season five has already begun, so fans will have to wait and see how the story pans out for Jack. But with villains like Melissa, “Virgin River” is sure to remain as captivating, suspenseful and moving as ever!
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