'Virgin River' Recap: Season 3 Episode 1 — Premiere Ending Explained

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Where is Virgin River filmed?

All the episodes of Virgin River were filmed in Vancouver and other parts of British Columbia, in locations such as Snug Cove in Bowen Island, Burnaby, and Port Coquitlam. MarieClaire.comWhere Is 'Virgin River' Filmed? | Real-Life Filming Locations

Is Virgin River Season 3 out yet?

When will “Virgin River” season 3 come out? Netflix recently announced that season 3 of Virgin River will premiere on July 9, 2021. Given that last season was released right around Thanksgiving, this is so much earlier than fans had hoped. The show's biggest stars announced the news with a fun video on Instagram. thepioneerwoman.comEverything to Know About 'Virgin River' Season 3 on Netflix

Who is Brie on Virgin River?

Brie Sheridan—Jack's youngest sister whose police detective husband left her for Brie's best friend. A 30-year-old county district attorney, Brie comes to Virgin River to recover after losing a big trial. robyncarr.comVirgin River Character Sketches – RobynCarr

After eight months of stagnant torture, the waters of Virgin River are flowing once again.

Picking up where last season’s potentially fatal cliffhanger left off, Friday’s premiere begins with Jack being wheeled into the emergency room to a haunting cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Three Little Birds.” But lyrics be damned, we were worried about a thing — that thing being Jack’s very existence, as I’m not sure I even trust those doctors. Did none of them even consider giving him an emergency plaid transplant?!

The viewers are then whisked over to Jack’s bar, where the denizens of Virgin River have gathered for a candlelight vigil. Just kidding! They’re throwing Ricky a surprise graduation party, revealing that quite a bit of time has passed since Jack’s shooting.

“In a 10-episode season, having Jack sidelined with recovery wasn’t something we felt the audience or we were interested in,” showrunner Sue Tenney explains to TVLine. “We’re centering more on the psychological aspect of [the shooting], so that was the reason for the time jump. We wanted to get into it right away.”

Despite Jack’s unidentified shooter still being very much at large, we find that life in Virgin River has returned to relative normalcy: Connie and Preacher are still raising someone else’s child in secret, Muriel is still planting seeds of sexual confusion in Doc’s garden, and Ricky is still devastatingly brainless. (At one point, he casually tells Jack, “I’m glad you didn’t die.” Remind me how this kid graduated high school again?)

That said, one key character is missing in the premiere. Hope is visiting her aunt in South Carolina, leaving Doc to face his diagnosis alone. His sporadic headaches and eye problems are a result of his macular degeneration, which could leave him blind. He’s playing it cool, but he’s concerned enough that he’s starting a confidential search for his replacement at the clinic. (Don’t tell Mel!)

The premiere also introduces us to Jack’s sister Brie, an attorney who apparently dropped everything to be by her brother’s side after his shooting. A tense phone call with a presumed ex-boyfriend (“I don’t care what you do with my stuff! Stop calling me!”) tells us that Brie has some skeletons in her closet — and her chemistry with Brady tells us that she’ll probably have a few more in there by the time this season is over. (Speaking of Brady, this episode certainly makes him seem guilty of shooting Jack, unless that’s just what Calvin wants us to think.)

“She’s one of my favorite characters from the books,” Tenney says of Brie. “We were waiting for the right time to bring her in, and we feel like this is the perfect season. Her brother was shot, so her coming to town was completely organic. And then it’s a slow burn for the audience to learn what she’s going through. We took that storyline from the books, but we changed the circumstances of what happened to her. I find her compelling, strong and fun.”

Despite it being Mel’s birthday, she isn’t really in the mood to celebrate, offering lukewarm reactions to Jack’s over-the-top gifts. (Seriously, between the at-home massage and the sushi flown in on a private plane, it’s like Jack is determined to ruin all other TV men for us. And he’s succeeding.) As we learn, Mel’s birthday hasn’t been a cause for celebration since her mother died a week before she turned 11. On top of that, pretty much everything still reminds her of the baby she and Mark were supposed to have.

“Mel is still trying to overcome all of the losses she’s been through,” Alexandra Breckenridge (aka Mel) reminds TVLine. “She gets sucker punched again in a couple different ways in this third season that I don’t think she’s expecting. Something happens that takes her back, and I think she reacts appropriately — with tears.”

So Jack eventually caves and gives her the one thing she actually wants: a coconut cupcake, even though he believes the dessert’s very existence goes against nature. But just as they’re gearing up for some sexy bathtub time, the couple is interrupted… by smoke? Oh, crap! Jack’s house is on fire! Naturally, I’m ready to accuse Charmaine of arson and call it a day — but just for argument’s sake, let’s see what Tenney has to say.

“Poor misunderstood Charmaine, she’s always the one everyone goes to,” Tenney says with a laugh. “No, this is a mystery. It’s meant to be a question of who burned down the house. It’s also the start of an arc for Jack that brings a tremendous amount of emotional stress and pressure. We literally burned his house down, and there’s no easing up for him. You know, and then there’s the whole being shot thing. He’s realizing that he and Mel have a love for the ages, but they also come with baggage. Dealing with that and unpacking that baggage has always been very fun and interesting for us as writers. We peel back more of the onion every year.”

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What To Weekend Netflix Stream Besides Fear Street 1978

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Everything Coming to Netflix This Weekend (July 9)

PopCulture.com 09 July, 2021 - 02:13pm

Another weekend is here, and Netflix is making sure subscribers have hours upon hours of entertainment! This weekend, the streamer's already expansive catalog of content will gain nine new titles, which will join the list of additions the streamer already stocked throughout the week.

This weekend will prove to be a big one for the streamer, as it will be treating subscribers to some of their favorite titles. Friday, for example, will not only bring with it the final season of beloved original series Atypical, but also the premiere of Fear Street Part 2: 1978, the second installment of Netflix's adaptation of R.L. Stine’s book series of the same name. This weekend will also bring with it a new season of fan-favorite series Virgin River. The new additions are part of the streamer's July 2021 content list, which boasts plenty of heavy hitters. You can see everything that is set to be added this month by clicking here.

Netflix offers three subscription plans – the basic plan ($8.99 per month), the standard plan ($13.99 per month), and the premium plan ($17.99 per month). The streamer also recently debuted a "Netflix Free Section," allowing non-subscribers to watch a selection of the streamer's most beloved originals at no cost. Keep scrolling to see everything coming to Netflix this weekend, and don't forget to check out all of the titles that will be leaving before the end of the month.

Netflix is saying goodbye to one of its most beloved series. On Friday, July 9, the streamer debuts the fourth and final season of Atypical. From Sony Pictures TV Studios, the Keir Gilchrist-starring series tells the coming-of-age story of an 18-year-old student named Sam who is on the autism spectrum. As Sam sets out on a journey of self-discovery, romance and independence, those around him are also pushed on their own life-changing paths and forced to face the question of what it truly means to be normal. Season 4 finds both Casey and Sam on the cusp of leaving the nest and each member of the Gardner family facing big decisions.

Just a week after welcoming subscribers to Shadyside, Ohio, Netflix is taking them back into the mysterious town with Part 2 of Fear Street. Based on the author R.L. Stine’s book series of the same name, the film trilogy takes place in the fictional town of Shadyside, Ohio over the course of three different time periods: 1994, 1978, and 1666. In Part 2, 1978, a summer of fun is turned into a fight for survival after a killer's murder spree terrorizes Camp Nightwing. Fear Street Part 2: 1978 will be available for streaming on Friday, July 9. The third and final installment of the series will debut next week.

A lone wolf cop and a bright detective will have to team up to stop the spread of a narcotic in Netflix’s new film How I Became a Superhero. Set for a Friday release, the film is set in 2021 Paris, where humans and superheroes coexist. However, when a mysterious drug that bestows super abilities to those who have none spreads in the city, Lieutenant Moreau and Schaltzmann must work together, along with two vigilante old-timers, to contain the spread.

Friday will also bring with it the third season of Netflix’s fan-favorite original series Virgin River. The series, based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr, follows Melinda "Mel" Monroe, who moves from LA to a remote northern California town after answering an ad to work as a midwife and nurse practitioner. Hoping for a fresh start, she soon discovers that small-town living isn't quite as simple as she expected. The series stars Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson, Annette O’Toole, Lauren Hammersley, Colin Lawrence, Grayson Gurnsey, and Sarah Dugdale.

Subscribers can do a little rejoicing, as Netflix is not parting ways with any titles this weekend. However, the streaming giant will be saying goodbye to several titles throughout the remainder of the month. This means that subscribers may want to fit in a final watch of the below-listed titles before they disappear from the streaming library for good.

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Who is Sarah Dugdale (Lizzie in ‘Virgin River’)?

Yahoo Lifestyle 09 July, 2021 - 08:00am

Keep scrolling for everything we know about 26-year-old Sarah Dugdale.

You probably recognize her from Virgin River, where she plays Lizzie. Dugdale is a Canadian actress who’s bilingual in English and French. Although she’s just beginning her career in the entertainment industry, she’s already accumulating fans with her nuanced acting abilities.

That’s correct. Lizzie was originally introduced in season two, but the character has a much larger role in season three. Not only does Lizzie land a job at the dessert cart, but she also strikes up a romance with Ricky (Grayson Gurnsey).

Virgin River tells the story of Mel Monroe, a woman who moves to the remote area for a fresh start. She quickly realizes that small town living isn't quite as simple as she expected, especially when past secrets begin to haunt her.

Dugdale is widely known for playing Lizzie in Netflix’s Virgin River, but that’s not her only claim to fame. In addition to playing Claire on Mystery 101, she’s made several guest star appearances in shows like Supernatural, The Haunting Hour, The Secret Circle, Arrow, Rush and Aftermath.

Oh, and Dugdale is no stranger to the cheesy world of television movies. Her credits include Sugar Babies, Stolen Daughter, Sorority Murder, Woman of the House, The Bad Seed and Death of a Cheerleader. One of her most recent projects is The College Admissions Scandal, where she portrayed Emma Slade.

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