This article, “who is Melissa Montgomery”, contains spoilers regarding season 4 of Netflix’s Virgin River.
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Kingpin Calvin was mysteriously silent in season four of Virgin River, but a shadowy new character seems poised to replace the drug dealer in terms of screen time and job title. This elusive addition to the cast is known as Melissa Montgomery, who plays an important role in the latest installment, though she still manages to keep it surprisingly secretive. So who exactly is Melissa Montgomery and what are her many secrets?
Virgin River season 4 – who is Melissa Montgomery?
We are first introduced to Melissa Montgomery’s name long before she makes an actual appearance on the show. Brie and Detective Mike try to find the individual who posted the important bond for our poor Brady, trapped because the person’s whereabouts are kept secret. Brie somehow fights over a license plate belonging to a Melissa Montgomery.
Next time we meet Melissa in the flesh, when she visits Brady in person at the company base. She claims to be the new boss, with Calvin being demoted for unknown reasons. Melissa states that she will now be running the drug operation and wants Brady to take a more hands-on approach, also dealing with the illegal side of the business. Brady tries to take the right path and refuses, but Melissa brings up his girlfriend Brie as collateral in the proceedings. She’s a feisty old lady, with an air of authority about her. Brady feels threatened and accepts.
Melissa then shows up at Brady’s house, with news of Calvin’s disappearance. She talks about Calvin’s death, implying that she was the one who orchestrated the explosion. It is unknown if she killed him to usurp the kingpin and take leadership or if it was because of a disagreement or some other reason. She tells Brady to get in line and get involved in the criminal enterprise or end up like Calvin. We don’t actually see Brady’s active involvement in the company, but it’s highly likely he’s following orders from his new boss.
Our last appearance from Melissa comes in the finale, which makes for a pretty shocking ending. Jack and Mel are at a fancy restaurant to celebrate with investor Nick and his wife Jo Ellen, when Nick mentions his sister is joining the party. His sister happens to be none other than Melissa Montgomery. This criminal boss has ties to legitimate businessman Nick, who is close friends with most of the main players in Virgin River. It’s a pretty big surprise that will surely be explored further in the next season.
A follow-up season may be able to provide further insight into this mystery woman. So far, all we know is that she’s the new boss, had Calvin killed, and is related to a respected businessman. She must be a shrewd and smart person to continue this act and hide so many lies. Melissa is also a venomous killer, effortlessly taking down one of the show’s biggest villains. There must be more in store for this new addition to the cast.
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