'Virgin River' Season 3 Ending Explained: Who is the father of Mel's baby?

Season 3 of 'Virgin River' ended with some burning questions. Will Mel reveal who is the father of her baby in the next season?

                            'Virgin River' Season 3 Ending Explained: Who is the father of Mel's baby?
Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan and Alexandra Breckenridge as Melinda Monroe in 'Virgin River' (Netflix)

Melinda 'Mel' Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) and Jack Sheridan's (Martin Henderson) love is for the ages but 'Virgin River' Season 3 finale left us questioning that very love. You could tell, Jack was feeling similar emotions. He was ready to pop the question when Mel revealed she was pregnant. Even though he was overjoyed, she was not on the same page. 

While we try and speculate on Mel's pregnancy and you want to stay away from potential spoilers, let's take a quick look at the romantic drama shows you can binge on the side. 'Alexa & Katie', 'Atypical', 'Never Have I Ever', and 'Ginny & Georgia'.


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Mel's conundrum stems from the fact that she is pregnant, but is unsure if her baby is Jack's. The previous seasons dealt with her tragic backstory where she was grappling with Mark's (Daniel Gillies) death and her budding relationship with Jack.


To provide a quick recap, Mark died in a road accident while having an argument with Mel about her fertility treatments. After his untimely death, she moved to Virgin River to start life afresh. The relationship she struck with Jack was always complicated as the latter was still involved with his now ex-girlfriend, Charmaine. To add to the drama, he already had twins with her.

The speculation now is if Mel had another affair when she was away from Virgin River for a brief bit. If so, is there an entirely new character the show might introduce in Season 4. Or is this indeed Jack's baby?


Ahead of Season 3's release, Breckenridge teased the storyline in an interview with Us Weekly: "Mel still really wants to have a baby, even though she doesn’t know if she can. Jack is having twins with another woman, so it’s very complicated. We’re just gonna have to ride that journey and see if their love prevails and whether Jack is down for having another child. [Three children] sounds like a lot!”

What are your thoughts on Mel's unexpected pregnancy?

'Virgin River' Season 3 is currently streaming on Netflix.