Does Brady die in Virgin River? And who *actually* shot Jack?

Virgin River Season 4 has just been released on Netflix - here are the answers to all of your burning questions while binging the season

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Season 4 of Virgin River has been full of twists and fans are concerned about the fate of some of the characters in this season, so here is the answer to all of your burning questions including, does Brady die? 

Virgin Season 3 was a whirlwind and a lot of drama unfolded when the season premiered. However, the season left a lot of unanswered questions that fans are desperate to uncover. Fortunately, season 4 unveiled some of the biggest mysteries that have been plaguing fans, and finally, we found out who actually shot Jack.

Be warned, there are spoilers about season 4 ahead. So if you've not yet watched the season, catch up with a season 3 recap and go watch the series on Netflix. You've been warned!

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Does Brady die in Virgin River?

In the premiere episode of season 4 of Virgin River fans watched in horror as Brady was stabbed by inmates at the prison he was being held in. Throughout the episode, he struggled to adjust to prison life or make friends and the first episode ended with a cliffhanger as Brady was stabbed and left bleeding out in the prison yard. So did Brady survive this horrific attack?

Yes. As the season continued the cliffhanger was resolved as Brady was shown getting hospital treatment for his injuries and surviving the prison attack. He was later released on bail, which saved him from further altercations with his attackers in prison.

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Who actually shot Jack in Virgin River?

Although Brady was accused of shooting Jack, it was revealed that in fact, Brady was not the actual shooter. In the season 4 finale, a full flashback scene shows Jack's shooting and what exactly happened that night. Vince was Jack's shooter. 

Vince is the twin brother of Wes, Paige's abusive ex-boyfriend. Vince came to Jack's bar in order to find Preacher but started a fight with Jack when Preacher wasn't there. After fighting, Vince shot Jack, which was the cliffhanger left in season 2.

This means that despite spending time behind bars, Brady was definitely not Jack's shooter, and his name was finally properly cleared. 

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Is Jack the father of Mel's baby?

Season 4 finally revealed the father of Mel's baby. It was revealed that Jack was the father of her child and not her late husband via frozen embryo. The pair got engaged before finding out the paternity which showed that regardless of the baby's parentage, Jack was ready to become a father to her child whether it was his biologically or not. 

However, Jack is NOT the father of Charmaine's twins. Charmaine confessed that she had lied to Jack and Mel and in fact, Jack was not the father of her babies. This cliffhanger was left as the season concluded and it was not confirmed who the father is. 

Fans suspect that Todd is the most probable father, but we will have to wait until Virgin River season 5 - which has been given the green light by Netflix - to find out more.

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