Are you ready, Virgin River fandom? The cheerful time to cozy up by the fireplace and sing Christmas carols along with bells echoing from the remote Northern California town of Virgin River is right around the corner on Netflix! We all know that the first 10 episodes from the fifth season, which are categorized as part one by Netflix, premiered last month on September 7, 2023.
After binge-watching them within a few hours, the fans of this beloved romantic drama series, which is based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr, are constantly wondering when the remaining two episodes, which are termed special Christmas episodes, for the second part of the fifth season will officially premiere on the streaming platform.
If you are wondering the same, then we can assure our dearest readers that you don’t have to worry about anything!
As we eagerly await the return to this picturesque small town, we can assure you that the Virgin River fans are in for a big surprise that will perfectly indulge them in the heartwarming magic of the holiday season!
With Christmas just around the corner, this beloved Netflix series is all set to deliver a double dose of festive cheer with its highly anticipated release of the two special Christmas episodes (Virgin River Season 5 Part 2) which are scheduled to air on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at the same time slot of 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET) on Netflix.
If you want to check out what the scale of these two special Christmas episodes, which are written by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, is going to be like? Then just relax, sit back, and take a look at the official pictures that we have attached for your convenience from the official teaser that Netflix has very secretly released on Tudum’s website.
In addition to this, if you want to receive updates on when the new episodes will premiere worldwide on Netflix, then interested viewers can also enable notifications. We’ve also included a list of locations as well as the times that Netflix shows are usually published worldwide.
This schedule is generally followed by new releases, but there may occasionally be exceptions. If this is the case, Web News Observer will inform you immediately to avoid any further delays. For the time being, international time slots for the fifth season’s second part region-wise premiere, which will help to avoid missing out on the exact release day, are as follows:
- Alaska: 11:00 p.m. AKDT the night before the release date
- Brazil: 4:00 a.m. BRT the morning of the release date
- Dubai, UAE: 11:00 a.m. GST the morning of the release date
- East Coast of the US: 3:00 a.m. ET the morning of the release date
- England: 7:00 am BST on the morning of the release date
- France: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Germany: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Hawaii: 9:00 p.m. HST the night before the release date
- India: 12:30 p.m. IST on the afternoon of the release date
- Israel: 9:00 a.m. IDT the morning of the release date
- Italy: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Japan: 4:00 p.m. KST the afternoon of the release date
- Midwest of the US: 2:00 a.m. CT on the morning of the release date
- Mountain time in the US: 1:00 a.m. MT the morning of the release date
- South Africa: 9:00 a.m. SAST the morning of the release date
- South Korea: 4:00 p.m. KST on the afternoon of the release date
- Spain: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Sydney, Australia: 5:00 p.m. AEST on the afternoon of the release date
- West Coast of the US: 12:00 a.m PT the morning of the release date
The official Instagram handle of the show also confirmed the release date with behind-the-scenes pictures of the entire star cast, quoting, “Hope ya’ll are enjoying season 5 part 1 so far! Lucky for you.. We have another very special treat for you. The holiday teaser trailer is now up. Link is in bio! Coming out on November 30th, only on NETFLIX! 🎅🏻” Take a look at the official post below:
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Warning: This section of the article contains major spoilers about character arcs along with some other crucial plot details!
Now that the doubts about the official release date have been clarified, let’s uncover everything you need to know about these upcoming episodes that are bound to leave you craving more of the show!
The episodes will pick up right from the end of the 10th episode, “Labor Day,” which is directed by Andy Mikita and written by Jackson Sinder & Tesia Joy Walker. The official synopsis reads, “Tensions escalate as Brady, Jack, and Mike get caught in the crosshairs of an illicit scheme; more surprises emerge for Mel, Denny, and Preacher.” In addition to this, in the episode, the viewers get to hear sleigh bells ringing as the show jumps forward a few months to Christmas time.
Later, as the episode progresses we get to see Mel talking with her sister, Joey. They are discussing their first Virgin River Christmas together when Joey urges her, “Don’t freak out. First things first: Any news prefaced by “don’t freak out” is essentially an invitation for the other person to freak out. But it’s justified in this case since Joey uncovered a hidden hoard of love letters between their mother and a strange man in Virgin River — and she believes he’s Mel’s father!
This is the highly debated cliffhanger, which will be addressed in the next two episodes, for which, to be very honest, we are quite excited!
“There’ll be a lot more questions and a lot more cliff-hangers in Season 5,” producer and writer Erin Cardillo promised Tudum from the set of the Christmas episodes in 2022, and it’s clear she and her fellow writers plan to deliver in the holiday episodes! If you want to get more insight into the second part, then we recommend you watch the first official one-minute teaser trailer for the Christmas episodes by clicking here!
To add more cherry on top, star Martin Henderson also told Tudum on the festively decorated set that the Christmas episodes will see “everybody coming together, as they do in Virgin River.” He continued, “The community event is the Christmas tree light competition. So of course, Hope and Doc are very competitive about that. Everyone’s trying to outdo each other. Mel and Jack are on a scavenger hunt for a very personal [thing] — I can’t give it away, though — which leads them to all sorts of new and unexpected histories of the Virgin River. A few skeletons in the closet.”
“We have ice skating, we have snowflakes,” Henderson told Tudum. “What else do we have? The Sheridans come to town. Mel’s family’s not there, except for Joey and Nate and their kids. And there’s a bit of drama around that. And then we have the big Sheridan family Christmas, but of course, my parents are in the middle of a divorce, so there’s a little bit of tension there, to say the least. Jack and Brie have to be the brokers of peace. So there’s lots. It’s just your typical Virgin River Christmas!”
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Let us know in the comment section below if you’ll also tune into streaming the remaining two episodes on Netflix or not.