‘Virgin River’: Fans Will Be Genuinely Shocked by Who Actually Shot Jack

Virgin River might look like one of Netflix’s most sappy romance dramas, but fans of the show know that it’s also filled with intrigue. The series, which is based on the books by Robyn Carr focuses on Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) who leaves her life in Los Angeles behind to work as a nurse in Virgin River. Mel falls for Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson), a former Marine and the stoic bar owner of the town.

However, romance isn’t the only element of Virgin River that draws fans in, there is also a great deal of mystery and secrets, including Jack being shot. Now, Virgin River showrunner Sue Tenney is hinting at who really pulled the trigger.

Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan wearing a motorcycle helmet in 'Virgin River'
Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan in ‘Virgin River’ | Netflix

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Brady has been arrested for shooting Jack on ‘Virgin River’

At the end of the second season of Virgin River, Mel walked into Jack’s bar to find him bleeding on the ground after being shot. As we learned in the third season, though Jack made a full recovery physically, his memories of that evening were very hazy.

Now, Jack’s former friend and fellow ex-Marine Dan Brady (Benjamin Hollingsworth) has been arrested for shooting him. As the third season came to end, a gun was found in Brady’s car though he insisted to everyone including Jack’s sister Brie (Zibby Allen) that he’s innocent. In fact, fans are also thinking that Brady as the culprit would be way too simple when it came to wrapping up that storyline.

Though Brady has certainly made some mistakes in the past, even Henderson who portays Jack doesn’t see him as the one pulling the trigger. “I’m hoping that there’s room for healing around the Brady-Jack relationship at some point,” he told TV Insider. “There’s a brotherly love there and I think the kind of bond that can only exist between people who were in war zones together. It’s such an intense situation and that sense of connectedness [and] loyalty is very, very deep. It’d be nice to maybe see some of that healed.” That would be especially difficult if Brady had been the one to try to kill Jack.”

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‘Virgin River’ fans will be shocked by who actually shot Jack

Now, Virgin River showrunner and executive producer Tenney is also hinting that Brady might not be the true culprit in this situation. “The audience will be genuinely surprised at who’s behind all of it,” she told TV Insider.

Thus far, Henderson actually knows who pulled the trigger and he suggests the Virgin River audience will also know the truth by the end of season 4, as long as Netflix renews the series.

“I know,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “And the fact that I know makes me feel like the audience is going to find out.” The actor explained that the writers almost revealed everything in Season 3, but ultimately decided to wait until Season 4. “It would be unfair to the audience to not have that result,” Henderson explained. “That would feel a little tacky to string them along and then keep it a mystery.”

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Who actually shot Jack on ‘Virgin River’?

Instead of Brady, there are several other people who could have pulled the trigger.  Calvin (David Cubit), the volatile drug lord in Virgin River has always clashed with Jack, but even he seems like a very obvious choice. In fact, we’re thinking that it could have been Mike (Marco Grazzini), a former Marine and detective friend of Jack’s who seemed desperate to get Brady in handcuffs.

Then, there’s Charmaine’s (Lauren Hammersley) new husband Todd (Patrick Sabongui) who seemingly swooped in from nowhere, marrying Jack’s pregnant ex-girlfriend and fighting him for custody of his unborn twins.

We won’t know more until Virgin River Season 4 debuts, but luckily it’s rumored to be filming in Vancouver already.