‘Virgin River’ Season 4 Review: Netflix Has Done It Again

*Warning: Minor spoilers ahead*

It’s been a long year sans Mel and Jack, but the on-screen duo is finally back.

All 12 episodes of Virgin River season 4 are now streaming Netflix, and they’re just as bingeworthy as their predecessors. The news might surprise some viewers because some shows (*cough, This Is Us, cough*) fall flat after the first few installments. But after watching the entire fourth season, one thing’s for sure: Netflix has done it again.

Keep reading for an honest review of Virgin River season 4.

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First things first, let’s start with the plot, which picks up right where the previous season ends: Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) is pregnant, but she doesn’t know if Jack (Martin Henderson) or her ex, Mark (Daniel Gillies), is the father. Preacher (Colin Lawrence) is still looking for Christopher (Chase Petriw), who is kidnapped by Vince (Steve Bacic) in the season three finale.

Ricky (Grayson Gurnsey) is preparing to leave for the Marines, even though he still has feelings for Lizzie (Sarah Dugdale). Doc (Tim Matheson) is taking care of Hope (Annette O’Toole) after her car accident and adjusting to life with a new doctor, Cameron (Mark Ghanimé), at the clinic. Plus, he must address his long-lost grandson, Denny (Kai Bradbury), who suddenly wants to connect.

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If you enjoyed the first three seasons, then there’s no doubt you’ll love Virgin River season 4. The new installment exceeds expectations in more ways than one and offers a feel-good vibe that’s reminiscent of a soap opera.

Perhaps the biggest reason it’s so successful is because the story line is over-the-top without feeling too cheesy. And since almost every episode ends with a cliffhanger, it’s seriously addictive television. So, don’t turn it on unless you plan to binge-watch multiple installments in a row. You’ve been warned.

It’s important to note that the first few episodes of Virgin River season 4 don’t answer very many questions about Mel’s baby, Christopher’s whereabouts, etc. However, the new season teases just enough drama to keep viewers wanting more. (And yes, you’ll get your answers eventually.)

Purewow Rating: 4.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Virgin River season 4 is a delight to watch, even if it leaves you wanting more. The only reason it didn’t receive a higher rating is because the finale ends on a cliffhanger that changes everything. And the thought of waiting until 2023 to find out what happens is just plain cruel.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...