“When Calls the Heart” Season Two “Heart’s Desire” Episode Mini-Review

By Ruth on May 11, 2015 in movie, review, television
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WHEN CALLS THE HEART SEASON 2 - In the exciting return to Coal Valley, Elizabeth and Jack are closer than ever after their first kiss, but their budding union barely has time to begin when Elizabeth receives a distressing telegram from home requesting her return.  As Jack gains a new understanding of Elizabeth's high-society family life, Abigail remains in Coal Valley where she nervously awaits the mining disaster trial, and finally confronts investigator Bill Avery about a shocking discovery that could put their own romantic future on hold.

WHEN CALLS THE HEART SEASON 2 – In the exciting return to Coal Valley, Elizabeth and Jack are closer than ever after their first kiss, but their budding union barely has time to begin when Elizabeth receives a distressing telegram from home requesting her return. As Jack gains a new understanding of Elizabeth’s high-society family life, Abigail remains in Coal Valley where she nervously awaits the mining disaster trial, and finally confronts investigator Bill Avery about a shocking discovery that could put their own romantic future on hold.

POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT

Because so many of my #Hearties friends really enjoy my reviews, I decided to try my best to review each of the episodes when I get the opportunity to watch them in advance. This time, Hallmark made us wait two weeks for the next episode, and all I can say is that it is worth the wait. I thought the premiere was phenomenal, but this one is probably my favorite so far.

Hallmark always has a way of posting the pictures and dropping the hints that drive #Hearties crazy. And I promise not to drop any genuine spoilers, but if you don’t want to know anything, do not read on!

WHEN CALLS THE HEART - HEART'S DESIRE  Abigail travels to Hamilton to stay with Elizabeth's family and is compelled to accept Bill Avery's help on a personal matter.  A heroic act by Jack brings him closer to his ex-fiancée, Rosemary.  Elizabeth returns to Hope Valley, she and Jack come together to consider what the future holds.  Photo: Erin Krakow, Marcus Rosner  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

This is a picture that probably upsets every one of the #Hearties because after all, why is Elizabeth dancing with Charles?  I know a few people out there are #TeamCharles (seriously?), but just know that all is not what it appears. Remember that Hallmark loves to lead you down a path that may or may not be accurate. I would actually invite you to pay more attention to Julie. (See her in the background?) That little nymph has so much maturing to do, and you will understand when you see the episode. I hope that she follows Elizabeth’s many words of wisdom she has tirelessly imparted to her younger sister.

WHEN CALLS THE HEART - HEART'S DESIRE  Abigail travels to Hamilton to stay with Elizabeth's family and is compelled to accept Bill Avery's help on a personal matter.  A heroic act by Jack brings him closer to his ex-fiancée, Rosemary.  Elizabeth returns to Hope Valley, she and Jack come together to consider what the future holds.  Photo: Pascale Hutton, Daniel Lissing  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

This was the one that concerned me, dear friends, but do pay attention to the look on Jack’s face. In the previews, Jack is seen coming to Rosemary’s rescue. Honestly, although Rosemary has a few tricks up her sleeve, Jack truly understands her, and he is wise to her game. I was most concerned that Rosemary would leave the series. I love Pascale Hutton in this role, and the direction they are taking her character is absolutely entertaining. Rosemary provides much comedy in this episode, and I do believe she finally finds her “calling” in life (and what a potentially scandalous calling). You’ll understand when you see the episode.

WHEN CALLS THE HEART - HEART'S DESIRE  Abigail travels to Hamilton to stay with Elizabeth's family and is compelled to accept Bill Avery's help on a personal matter.  A heroic act by Jack brings him closer to his ex-fiancée, Rosemary.  Elizabeth returns to Hope Valley, she and Jack come together to consider what the future holds.  Photo: Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

I don’t know about you, but I have missed the friendship between Elizabeth and Abigail. I am so grateful that the writers decided to have Abigail visit. Poor Abigail. When we learned that Bill was still married, I was so enraged at the character that I tweeted to poor Jack Wagner (the actor who gives Bill life) and said he should be horsewhipped if he hurt Abigail. Quite humorously, Jack tweeted back to me and begged not to be horsewhipped (I simply adore it when the actors do those kinds of things). With Abigail visiting Elizabeth, one never knows just what may happen.

WHEN CALLS THE HEART - HEART'S DESIRE  Abigail travels to Hamilton to stay with Elizabeth's family and is compelled to accept Bill Avery's help on a personal matter.  A heroic act by Jack brings him closer to his ex-fiancée, Rosemary.  Elizabeth returns to Hope Valley, she and Jack come together to consider what the future holds.  Photo: Eva Bourne, Lori Loughlin  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

Remember Clara (Eva Bourne) from the premiere? Well, she figures into the reason that Abigail goes to Hamilton. And since we know she is joining the series, somehow she has to go back to Hope Valley with Abigail. The way in which the story unfolds is heartwarming and heartwrenching at the same time.

WHEN CALLS THE HEART - HEART'S DESIRE  Abigail travels to Hamilton to stay with Elizabeth's family and is compelled to accept Bill Avery's help on a personal matter.  A heroic act by Jack brings him closer to his ex-fiancée, Rosemary.  Elizabeth returns to Hope Valley, she and Jack come together to consider what the future holds.  Photo: Lori Loughlin, Jack Wagner  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

This is an unexpected plot twist. I thought Abigail would never have anything to do with Bill again? Well, I refuse to spoil the story, but please know that my feelings about Bill Avery have changed. I don’t want to lead you astray, but there are some stellar moments that made me reconsider the horsewhipping. Only time will tell where all this leads.

 

WHEN CALLS THE HEART - HEART'S DESIRE  Abigail travels to Hamilton to stay with Elizabeth's family and is compelled to accept Bill Avery's help on a personal matter.  A heroic act by Jack brings him closer to his ex-fiancée, Rosemary.  Elizabeth returns to Hope Valley, she and Jack come together to consider what the future holds.  Photo: Erin Krakow, Lynda Boyd  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

The best news about this episode is that it would appear that Elizabeth is finally making the right decision. In this featured picture, it is clear that she is saying goodbye to her parents, but if I don’t miss my guess, we have not seen the last of her family in Hamilton. There are a few dangling storylines, and I am certain the writers will address those stories again.

elizabeth and jack elizabeth and jack churchIf you follow me on twitter, you probably already saw these. You know very well what is going on, and the scenes between Jack and Elizabeth are just breathtaking.

jack and elizabeth by fireBut this is my favorite scene in the episode (actually what Jack says to Elizabeth in one of the scenes related to this scene is my favorite “Jack” line ever, so pay attention to what he says when she is fixing breakfast–I had to run it back because my daughter missed it). I always think to myself that Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing cannot get better, and then they do! The ease with which these two interact is absolutely mind-blowing.  They are so convincing that I often forget they are actors portraying these characters. These two have such a way of bringing credibility to these roles that I am positively enthralled with them.

I could post an incredible amount of pictures, but know that episode will not leave you nearly as unsettled as the others. Don’t get me wrong–included is an abundance of drama and events that must be resolved. However, Elizabeth and Jack just make you feel like all is right with the world.

One question I refuse to answer is this–do they kiss? All I can say is–watch! You will discover for yourself. I found this episode completely captivating, brimming with humor, and overflowing with hope for the future. By the way, I enjoy Rosemary’s romance–perfect addition to the show.

In closing, there is one more thing that truly endears me to this show. I have mentioned before that this show is not overly Christian but is always based on Christian principles.  This episode has a sensational section in it that demonstrates the providence of God. No preaching, mind you, but it spoke to both my daughter and to me. God does care about every detail in our lives, and this episode illustrates this perfectly!

Ready to watch? Be sure to tune into the Hallmark channel on Saturday at 8 P.M. Eastern Time (check your local times), and sit back for the best episode (in my opinion) this show has produced to date!

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/when-calls-the-heart

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17 Comments

  1. Angelia May 12, 2015 Reply

    Oh yes! This review is definitely making me so excited for this weekends episode! I love your review Ruth! <3 Biting my nails now! LOL JK!:-)

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      Ruth May 12, 2015 Reply

      Oh Angelia it will be worth the wait but thank you so much for your wonderful words.

  2. Emily Endrizzi May 12, 2015 Reply

    I haven’t watched this show. I don’t think we get the Hallmark channel. I will have to check because it sounds good!

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      Ruth May 12, 2015 Reply

      If you don’t get hallmark check it out elsewhere. It’s worth the price

  3. Bobbi Schutte May 12, 2015 Reply

    Your review gives me Hope, Ruth! With all the ups and downs and teasers, I truly look forward to Saturday night’s new episode! Thank you.

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      Ruth May 12, 2015 Reply

      Thank you Bobbi. I tried to bring all of us some hope!

  4. Patricia Myers May 12, 2015 Reply

    Thanks again for giving us some hope in your comments of the next episode. So looked forward to WCTH but really was scared about what I would see/hear this weekend. Thank you again! I guess I get too obsessed and wrapped up in the series! Can’t help it, though! Hope you will keep doing this. Just love your comments!

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      Ruth May 12, 2015 Reply

      Patricia, it was truly my pleasure. I understand how easily it is to get wrapped up in shows like this. Thank you for your kind words.

  5. Lisa May 12, 2015 Reply

    Bless you for writing this, Ruth! I L-O-V-E this show so much and frankly, after a year long wait to return to CV…I was losing hope.Thank you for sharing this. You’ve just rejuvenated things for me so THANK YOU!
    In gratitude,
    Lisa

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      Ruth May 12, 2015 Reply

      Lisa, thank you so much! I sensed there being some loss of hope, and I’m glad I was able to help bring it back.

  6. Laurie May 18, 2015 Reply

    I don’t get his channel but, it sounds good.

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      Ruth May 19, 2015 Reply

      Be sure to check out season 1 and you can also get a pass to watch the second season from Amazon, itunes, and google play

  7. Jerry Marquardt May 30, 2015 Reply

    I would like to thank you for your excellent review here, and all of your great reviews. I admire you and look forward to your next review.

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      Ruth May 31, 2015 Reply

      Jerry thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words.

  8. Wilma locklear June 10, 2015 Reply

    I really enjoy the program. I have a problem, it’s not showing enough programs.I have watched it from the beginning. Maybe there is a way you can get more programs on THANKS

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      Ruth June 10, 2015 Reply

      Unfortunately they will only show 10 episodes a season but we are working to get a third season. Just the way things are unfortunately Wilma.

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