Elizabeth and Jack receive upsetting news from their families in Hamilton that could tear them apart. Meanwhile, Abigail tries to find forgiveness in her heart for Bill Avery as Lee enlists Rosemary’s help to fight Gowen and keep Hope Valley from falling apart.
Welcome to my mini-review of the upcoming When Calls the Heart episode Heart & Home that will air on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday May 30 8/7c. I received early access to the episode because I am a member of Crown Media Press. Realize that although I do my utmost not to reveal anything–I loathe spoilers–there is always a potential spoiler alert in any of my reviews. Therefore, if you are concerned about spoilers, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER!
Have you been wondering about Nora, Bill Avery’s wife that showed up on Abigail’s doorstep? Sorry, #Hearties, you’ll have to keep wondering. She makes a very brief but powerful and confounding appearance in this episode. It’s one of those things that adds to the mystery and intrigue of the series. You’ll also see Bill in this episode–some essential things happen with him that may get him out of the doghouse (but I have to admit I have my reservations). As one of my friends said, the jury is still out on Bill Avery, and after this episode, the jury may have to deliberate some more. My daughter and I watched this episode, and we have a theory about Nora. We’ll see if we’re proven right (I’ll let you know later on if we’re right or not). Amazingly, she and I had the exact same thought at the same time. I’ll look forward to discussing this part of the episode with my #Hearties friends later.
If you’re like me, you may have missed seeing Elizabeth in the schoolroom with the children. And of course, we have a school now. Although it is a fleeting scene in the schoolroom, it is sweet, emotional, and even humorous (you might catch a glimpse of Jack, just saying). I hope to see the more of the children and Elizabeth’s expert teaching in future episodes. I am weary of her running back to Hamilton every other episode!
If you recall last week’s episode (oh dear, I forgot. I’m writing a review for my #Hearties friends who have probably seen last week’s episode more times than I can even count.), you’ll remember Julie and Tom took Julie’s dad’s automobile for a spin. This week, both Elizabeth and Jack are recalled to Hamilton, and yes, it has something to do with this ill-advised trip the young couple took. Unfortunately, Charles is there waiting for Elizabeth (sorry #Hearties, he’s still around).
This is a moment of hope to be sure, my friends. All you have to do is look at the expressions and body language. We know Elizabeth and Jack should be together. Nothing against Charles, but he is not the best match for her. We #Hearties are keeping the faith, and nothing can change that.
Look who’s back! It is none other than our own Feisty Flo! But based on her expression, you can surmise that things are rather tense. I won’t tell you who is confronting this outspoken, headstrong woman, but you will absolutely adore the exchange! And you will find even more delectation with whom is overhearing the conversation and ultimately steps in. I will say this is a rather spiritually charged discussion, and I am so grateful to the writers for continuing to emphasize faith-based values.
Oh this was the highlight of the entire episode for me! And I bet all of you want to know why these three are celebrating (not saying–not at all–you have to WAIT) . Now I know that many #Hearties still can’t stand Rosemary. I still read many disparaging remarks about her. As you well know (if you’ve followed my reviews), you know I was wary of Lee in the beginning. Here’s what I will say. No matter what you think of either of the characters, I predict that by the end of this episode, at least ninety percent of #Hearties will find themselves saying that Rosemary accomplished something that has the potential to change Hope Valley for good. And I have to say that this couple absolutely astounded me! I never saw it coming, and my daughter and I both cheered.
Here’s what I can promise each of you reading this review. You are going to absolutely delight in so much of this episode. Many loose ends are tied up, and some truly brilliant things occur. But like any couple, Jack and Elizabeth have some misunderstandings between them. In fact, you feel like you want to sit them both down in a counseling office and force them to communicate so that the air can be cleared between them.
This screenshot is one of the final scenes in this week’s episode, and if you have a soft football that won’t break your television, I strongly recommend that you have it handy. During the last few scenes of this week’s episode, you may wish to hurl that football at Elizabeth! Oh dear, I have had about enough of that indecisive woman! Will she ever make up her mind? These two definitely need an intervention, and Elizabeth needs some sense beaten into that lovely head of hers. She needs to decide who she is and where she belongs.
At the end of the day though, my friends, take heart in the fact that this is Hallmark. It is the network that promises happily-ever-afters no matter how inconceivable. There is no way on God’s green earth that the writers are going to break up the most popular couple in their history (okay, that’s a supposition on my part–I don’t know if they are the most popular couple in Hallmark’s history). Let’s keep the faith #Hearties and know that in the end, we will get our happy ending. Let’s huddle together and support each other as we ride the passionate roller coaster of feelings and the tumultuous sea of emotions!
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