Virgin River season three has taken the top spot on Netflix and this season focussed on Mel Monroe’s (played by Alexandra Breckenridge) relationships. She was ready to take the next step with Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson) and start a family, but he struggled to come to terms with another baby. The latest outing included flashbacks of Mel’s late husband Mark (Daniel Gillies) who died before the events of the series.
How does Mark die in Virgin River?
Virgin River fans will know Mel has a traumatic relationship history, following the tragic death of her first husband.
In the first season of the drama, viewers discovered how Mark Monroe died following an argument he had with Mel.
The pair had suffered a terrible loss when Mel’s first pregnancy went wrong, and she lost her baby.
The harrowing event scarred the couple and it started to impact their relationship as they argued over trying for another baby.
They started having an argument whilst in the car and it ended with tragic consequences.
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As the couple were distracted during the argument, they failed to notice an oncoming car.
Mark was rushed to hospital following the crash but sadly, after attempts to save him, he died.
Following his death, Mel moved to Virgin River to start a new life and escape the events of her past.
She almost thought she had made a mistake, but bar owner Jack became the anchor she needed.
Over the course of the three seasons, their relationship has continued to develop.
She and Mark had banked some of Mark’s sperm to use later down the line if they wished to try for another baby.
Believing her relationship with Jack was over, Mel decided to use Mark’s deposits to try again.
At the end of season three, Jack was close to proposing to Mel, but she dropped a bombshell that she was pregnant.
In another shocking twist, Mel declared she had no idea whether the baby was Jack’s or Mark’s.
Mark continued to appear in flashbacks as Mel recalled her first pregnancy, and how Mark was desperate to be a father.
As Mel is still holding on to her history with Mark, he is likely to continue to appear in flashbacks.
He may play an even more prominent role in a fourth season, as the paternity struggle continues to develop.
If Mel’s baby turns out to be Mark’s, it will throw another spanner in the works for her relationship with Jack.
Fans were grateful to witness more of Mark’s story in the third season, as his death took place before the first season.
They have been keen to find out more about him and the time he was able to spend with Mel before his death.
Virgin River is streaming on Netflix now.