Why did Mel leave her perfect city life and move to a small California town, Virgin River? Let’s find out the reason behind Mel’s big decision.
The Netflix original series ‘Virgin River’ is ready with a new season. The romance drama series revolves around Mel (played by Alexandra Breckenridge) who moves to a small town where she meets a former marine, Jack. But things don’t go as smooth as she had anticipated. Her past memories keep stirring her present-day life. Mel’s struggles lead her to take a big decision.
- Why did Mel leave Los Angeles?
- Does Mel have feelings for Jack?
- Mel’s future on season 2 of ‘Virgin River’
Why did Mel leave Los Angeles?
Mel is a widower who loses her ER doctor husband in a car accident during a rainstorm. Months later, she decides to get past the pain of losing her husband. She moves from Los Angeles after she applies for an ad hiring for the position of a nurse practitioner in Virgin River, a remote California town.
With the job came a picture-perfect cabin that had been promised in the ad. It seemed like the perfect opportunity for the fresh start she had been envisioning. Unfortunately, the cabin was full of dirt and nothing like in the pictures. Adding more to her misery was when she confessed to the old man that helped her reach the cabin that she is here to help a man named Doc Mullins in his seventies who is apparently unable to handle his practice alone anymore. She soon learns the man that helped her is Doc Mullins himself.
Despite being disheartened by her situation, Mel searches to get herself a warm meal. She lands at the only place in Virgin River where you can get a meal, Jack’s bar, where she meets the owner Jack Sheridan. She tells him how she’s stuck here as she has sold her old house and quit her previous job against her sister Joey’s advice.
In the beginning, Doc Mullins also refuses to let Mel work at his office. But after his confrontation with Mayor McCrea, he agrees to give her a 30-day trial run. Till then she decides to move into the local bed and breakfast while Jack fixes the cabin.
Does Mel have feelings for Jack?
The good looking former marine Jack was smitten the minute Mel walked into his bar. Jack, in Season 1 of ‘Virgin River’, proved to be the perfect companion to Mel who is clearly dealing with a lot. He is always there for Mel, whether it is to fix her cabin or take care of her during the death anniversary of her husband.
Things take a turn when Mel dreams about her husband’s death, except it isn’t the face of her husband. It is Jack’s face. Mel confesses to having feelings for Jack to her sister Joey. But she further tells her how she has not moved on from her husband’s death and is not ready to get close to anyone. Jack and Mel’s budding romance is interrupted by Jack’s ex-girlfriend Charmaine who, through a letter, discloses to him about her pregnancy.
Mel’s future on season 2 of ‘Virgin River’
Fans of ‘Virgin River’ have constantly been wondering what the future holds for Mel and Jack. In season 1, we saw how Mel was just slowly getting to move on from her past and accept Jack into her life. But things took an unexpected turn when Mel got to know about Charmaine’s pregnancy. She quickly decided to pack her bags and leave the town.
In the trailer of ‘Virgin River’ Season 2, we see Jack admitting that he cannot make things work with Charmaine as he isn’t in love with her. While Mel seems unsure about what she wants.
The executive producer of ‘Virgin River’, Jocelyn Fried, revealed in an interview to journalist Matt Webb Mitovich about Mel and Jack’s relationship in ‘Virgin River’.
“When it comes to their relationship, Jack and Mel continue to face obstacles. Charmaine’s pregnancy continues to complicate their relationship and the choices they make, as does Mel’s past life with her husband. But make no mistake, Mel and Jack’s connection is undeniable and they will fight to stay together whatever it takes.”
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