Virgin River Season 5 Part 2: First Photos from Final Episodes Released

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
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The anticipation surrounding Virgin River Season 5 Part 2 dialed up even further after the release of new photos. 

Anchored by its stellar cast, the popular Netflix series features different stories of love, friendship, and family set in the titular town. 

Part 1 of Virgin River Season 5 premiered on the streaming service on September 7. After a wild ending filled with cliffhangers, the story is far from over due to the arrival of two more episodes from Season 5 Part 2 that will be released on Netflix on November 30.

New Looks at Virgin River Season 5 Part 2

Ahead of its release this November, Entertainment Weekly officially unveiled the first still photos from Virgin River Season 5 Part 2. 

Part 2 of the latest season is set during Christmas, and it will address the ramifications of Season 5 Part 1's ending where Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) finds out that her father might be in the town of Virgin River.

Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel, Martin Henderson as Jack, Virgin River
Virgin River

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Virgin River director Gail Harvey confirmed that Season 5 Part 2 will "follow through" on the mystery behind the identity of Mel's father: 

"It does follow through. We know that there are the postcards, and then it goes from there. It's definitely part of the two episodes, and it's actually quite amazing. I'm very proud of the way that it all worked out."

Colin Lawrence as Preacher, Kandyse McClure as Kaia, Virgin River
Virgin River

Aside from Mel and Jack, another romantic connection that Season 5 Part 2 is expected to explore is Preacher (Colin Lawrence) and Kaia (Kandyse McClure). 

Harvey described the pair's relationship as "interesting" due to their differences: 

"It's an interesting relationship. She's very strong. Preacher always has a complicated relationship status, and that continues on."

Despite the drama surrounding the characters in Season 5, Harvey promised that Part 2 will highlight "very beautiful things" for the core group: 

"There's some very beautiful things and some storylines are tied up in a very emotional way. There's Christmas trees, there's ice skating, there's lovely Christmas gifts, there's dinners, and there's family dysfunction dynamics that we can all relate to at Christmas. And a lot of moving things."

Virgin River Season 5 cast
Virgin River

The director ended by explaining why these two-part Christmas episodes for Virgin River are perfect: 

"I thought it would be really great to do a Christmas episode because that's really what 'Virgin River' is all about — tradition and family dynamics, good and bad."

Which Season 5 Storylines Will Be Resolved in Part 2?

While Virgin River Season 5 Part 2 will only consist of two episodes, this doesn't mean that it will not include or continue interesting storylines from Part 1. 

Gail Harvey's comment about Part 2 wrapping up "some storylines" in "a very emotional way" indicates that not every question will be answered. 

It's possible that the identity of Mel's father will ultimately be revealed in one of the final two episodes of Season 5. It would be quite fitting to uncover this secret during Christmas considering that the holiday is best for family reunions. 

Meanwhile, love will also be pushed to the forefront since Part 2 could explore the status of some of the characters' romantic relationships, such as Kaia and Preacher and Brie and Mike. 

Given that these two-part Christmas episodes are Season 5's finale, it seems that fans can expect more mind-blowing revelations heading into Virgin River Season 6.

Virgin River Season 5 Part 2 premieres on November 30 on Netflix.

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Release Date
November 30, 2023
Alexandra Breckenridge
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- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.