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Virgin River is full of twists and turns. The Netflix drama series chronicles the life of Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), a nurse and midwife. Mel moves to the small town for a fresh start. As she’s healing from her past, Mel falls for Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson). Jack is a retired Marine with some hefty baggage of his own.

In Season 3, Jack is still dealing with the fallout from the end of his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley). To further complicate things, Charmaine is pregnant with twins. We saw Charmaine move on to a new man named Todd (Patrick Sabongui). However, fans didn’t think he is who he says he is. In fact, some think Todd is linked to Jack’s sister, Brie (Zibby Allen).

Netflix’s ‘Virgin River’ Season 4 premiered on July 20, 2022

Virgin River Season 3 ended with a whirlwind of cliffhangers. Just as Jack was set to propose to Mel, she revealed her pregnancy. She also explained that she wasn’t sure about her baby’s paternity. Charmaine married Todd after less than a month of knowing him. Preacher (Colin Lawrence) was drugged and left for dead. Meanwhile, Mike (Marco Grazzini) arrested Brady (Ben Hollingsworth) for Jack’s shooting.

Fans were desperate to know what would happen next. Luckily, Netflix renewed Virgin River for seasons 4 and 5. Netflix Life reported that the cast and crew filmed Season 4 episodes beginning in July 2021.

Virgin River Season 4 premiered on Netflix on July 20, 2022.

Is Charmaine’s husband Todd Brie’s abusive ex?

A lot has happened on Virgin River — one example being Charmaine’s quickie marriage to Todd. As we know, Todd slid into Charmine’s life, taking over. He’s made her get rid of her dog and relocate. He also tried to convince her to eliminate Jack from the lives of his unborn twins.

Some Virgin River fans were convinced that Todd is connected to Brie. Jack was stunned in Season 3 when his attorney’s baby sister appeared in town, claiming she needed a break from work. Later, after experiencing a miscarriage, she revealed to Mel that she was sexually assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, which resulted in the pregnancy and miscarriage.

“Six months ago, I started dating that attorney I told you about,” she told Mel. “We met at a fundraiser, and he was smart and handsome, and our chemistry was insane. One night we were together, and I was tired from working all day, so I told him, ‘No.’ But he didn’t stop. And when he was done, I started crying, and you know what he did? He got dressed and walked out without saying anything.”

Brie never revealed Todd’s name to Mel, but Brie looked like she’d seen a ghost several times. Moreover, Todd’s behavior toward Charmaine has been full of emotional abuse, manipulation, and gaslighting. It’s very possible that Todd is Brie’s ex.

Ben Hollingsworth as Dan Brady and Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan sitting on a park bench in 'Virgin River'
Ben Hollingsworth as Dan Brady and Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan ‘Virgin River’ | Netflix

‘Virgin River’: Did Brady Shoot Jack?

Did Brie leave town in ‘Virgin River’ Season 4?

When Brady (Ben Hollingsworth) was arrested for shooting Jack, things were thrown into question for Brie. However, by the end of Season 4, she decides to remain in Virgin River in order to clear Brady’s name.

Brie eventually hears from her abusive ex who threatens her regarding her statement that he sexually assaulted her. She doesn’t back down, planning to file a police report about the rape.

After the Season 4 finale, Season 5 aired from September 7 to November 30, 2023. With a positive response from fans, Netflix renewed Virgin River for Season 6. Filming will begin in 2024, according to The Pioneer Woman.

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