Now that filming for season four of Virgin River is officially underway, there are several questions floating around about Lizzie (Sarah Dugdale) and whether she’ll stay in the small town even though her love interest, Ricky (Grayson Gurnsey), is leaving. However, this brand-new casting decision speaks volumes.
Here’s what you need to know: In Virgin River season three, Lizzie and Ricky develop a romantic relationship. But in the finale, Ricky reveals that he’s enlisting in the Marines. Although many fans want Lizzie to wait for him, it seems the writers have something else up their sleeves.
Rumors about a potential new love interest for Lizzie started swirling shortly after the show’s official Instagram confirmed that Denny (Kai Bradbury) is rejoining the cast for season four. If you need a refresher, Denny is a former Marine who came to Virgin River to reconnect with his grandfather, Doc (Tim Matheson). Although his visit was short-lived, it seems the character is back for more.
So, how will Denny’s presence affect Lizzie? Well, there’s a good chance they’ll cross paths at some point. Not only are they around the same age, but Lizzie is also fairly new to town. Not to mention, Lizzie’s Aunt Connie (Nicola Cavendish) is good friends with Doc, so there’s bound to be some crossover.
This is probably bad news for Ricky fans, because the chances of Lizzie developing feelings for Denny are extremely high. (Based on her track flirt record.) However, if Ricky decides to stay in town, perhaps Denny will become the third piece of a love triangle.
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