So, what happens in the first new episode of Virgin River? Well, it picks up right where we left off in the previous installment, with paramedics bringing Jack (Martin Henderson) to the emergency room after he was shot at the bar in the season two finale.
Within minutes, it’s clear that Jack is going to be A-OK. To be completely honest, I’m surprised by how little focus there is on Jack’s injury after the first few scenes. Of course, Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) occasionally refers to his wound, questioning whether he’s well enough to be functioning like a normal human being. And Jack is still trying to remember who shot him, since he hasn’t regained his memories from that night. But aside from that, the shooting is just another notch in his belt (or so it seems).
From there, the first episode dives into a typical Virgin River story line, beginning with a graduation party for Ricky (Grayson Maxwell) and transitioning into Mel’s birthday.
I won’t give too much away, but something tragic happens (again) that forces Jack to search for temporary housing. Mel doesn’t hesitate to offer up her place, but Jack refuses to accept. Not to mention, Mel is still having flashbacks of her late ex-husband, Mark (Daniel Gillies). *Sniff, sniff* I smell trouble in paradise Virgin River.