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"When Calls the Heart" is a television movie series that portrays life in the 19th century Canadian West. The protagonist Elizabeth Thatcher is a young teacher who is not in the least experienced in rural life and very much so in high society. Thatcher is a school teacher, and she gets her first teaching job in Coal Valley. Coal Valley is a simple, small town in the Canadian West.

The series also focuses on the lives of newly widowed wives of coal miners. In particular, Abigail Stanton is a wife and mother, but her husband has just been killed in a coal mining explosion. Unfortunately, she and the other wives find that they too must work in the coal mines, if they want to survive. Their faith is tested, and they must work extremely hard to provide for themselves and their children.

Life is pleasant for Elizabeth Thatcher with the exception of a few challenges. Elizabeth Thatcher befriends almost everyone in town with the exception of Constable Jack Thorton. Jack believes that Elizabeth's father has ruined his career by assigning him as constable of the town in order to keep his daughter safe. Elizabeth wishes to succeed as a school teacher, but she must also learn to survive frontier life in Coal Valley.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Hallmark
3 Seasons, 28 Episodes - Currently Airing
October 5, 2013
Drama
8.5/10
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When Calls the Heart Full Episode Guide

  • A resident of Hope Valley is put in danger after a landslide; a touching celebration of love proves how big people's hearts are.

  • Abigail has to come to terms with the sudden arrival of the children's aunt; Elizabeth, Jack and the rest of Hope Valley come to witness a powerful act of love that proves everyone is right where they belong.

  • Jack prepares to take a big step toward building a life with Elizabeth; Abigail welcomes Becky back into her home before making an emotional decision about their future as a family.

  • Jack and Elizabeth's relationship is tried by Jack's association with Faith. Also, Abigail attempts to help an unfortunate neighborhood; and the people of the town show their compassion in honor of a special event.

  • After Hope Valley learns redemption is possible, Abigail and Frank pursue a romance before the heart of the town is tested by the threat of a gang of outlaws.

  • The townspeople go against Frank when they find out he is a fugitive, but Abigail attempts to help him by reminding them that people can change.

  • Elizabeth surprises Jack with a home of her own; Abigail learns of Gowen's latest greedy scheme; Frank's past catches up to him.

  • The townspeople celebrate the New Year, giving Jack and Elizabeth a new start. Also, Rosemary and Lee have a new experience; and Pastor Hogan faces an unwanted guest from the past.

  • Gowen prepares for a showdown with his rival and Bill might lose his freedom because of his shady dealings.

  • Gowen's position of power is challenged and Bill seeks to move forward after he sorts out a past relationship.

  • Elizabeth is called home for an emergency, and her family continues wondering how Jack fits into her life.

  • Jack becomes involved in an undercover scheme with Bill, but has no idea what it is about.

  • Abigail is searching for a member of the family, and meanwhile, a new preacher comes to town.

  • Elizabeth and Jack are still so far apart. Abigail learns the surprising truth about Bill Avery.

  • After sharing their first kiss, Elizabeth and Jack become closer. Abigail questions Bill after making a shocking discovery.

Most Popular When Calls the Heart Episodes

  • Season 3 Episode 1 New Year's Wish 12/26/2015
  • Season 1 Episode 1 Lost and Found 1/11/2014
  • Season 1 Episode 10 Love Comes First 3/15/2014
  • Season 3 Episode 2 Troubled Hearts 2/21/2016
  • Season 3 Episode 5 A Gentle Heart 3/13/2016

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