In a post on Reddit, u/joyjacobs highlighted Brady’s storyline as the most confusing one on the show, citing his involvement with Calvin (David Cubitt) and Spencer (Chad Rook) in Season 2 as the main reason. In the second season of “Virgin River,” Brady becomes involved with Calvin, who is building a drug smuggling business involving marijuana and fentanyl.
As things get more serious, Calvin pushes Brady to prove his loyalty by killing Spencer, an informant helping the police take down Calvin. But instead of doing as asked, Brady is able to get Spencer and his family out of town safely, and Calvin doesn’t kill him for this betrayal. U/joyjacobs finds it hard to believe that someone as brutal as Calvin would let Brady go after such a deception, saying that Brady “flipped at just the right time to stay safe so far.” Then after that, Brady stays in town and starts working at a lumber company, which the fan pointing out how “he has no experience in” lumber and “he was promoted way too fast.”
Other “Virgin River” fans seem to agree, with u/cedonia_periculum commenting that “It always feels like some assistant at Netflix f***ed up when they were printing out the scripts and accidentally added in a few pages from some gritty rural drug crime show,” while u/WordWizard1991 pointed out that drug smugglers like Calvin “would’ve stayed there to confirm that Brady killed Spencer and then [if Brady didn’t], they would’ve killed him.” Despite all of this, Brady’s storyline doesn’t appear crazy enough to stop fans from tuning in to “Virgin River” on Netflix.