By far the most common wish that “Virgin River” fans have for future seasons of the show is to see more of Hope (Annette O’Toole) and Doc (Tim Matheson) and their relationship now that they’ve rekindled their romance. Their storyline became an unfortunate casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic during Season 3, as O’Toole wasn’t able to travel to Canada to film (via TVLine). To explain the character’s absence, the show’s writers rewrote her storyline so that she was out of town visiting a sick aunt. O’Toole briefly appeared via FaceTime a few times during the season, but it wasn’t enough for fans, who are dying to see Hope and Doc’s vow renewal ceremony. “I need more with Hope and Doc. This latest season left so much to be desired with them. I understand why, but still,” wrote one Reddit user.
Other storylines fans want to see include u/Desperate_Ad_6630’s idea that the twin of Paige’s (Lexa Doig) ex-husband is really him and he didn’t die after all, as well as more development and adult storylines for Preacher (Colin Lawrence). “Preacher is a character with tons of potential but in such a weird storyline,” wrote a user by the name of InSicily1912. “This woman that, honestly he barely knows if I’m remembering correctly, saddled him with her kid.” Fans really want more for the character in general, especially his relationship with Jack. “I just don’t believe they’re best friends,” u/AnaIMendoza writes.