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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
4 Seasons, 39 Episodes
January 11, 2014
Cast: Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Daniel Lissing, Martin Cummins
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When Calls the Heart Full Episode Guide

  • The town converges around Abigail as Cody struggles for his life; Carson comes to grip with his past and gets an opportunity at redemption.

  • Elizabeth takes care of Opal while her parents are gone; a foreigner to Hope Valley has some insight into Carson Shepherd's strange past; an unusual turn of events places Cody in harm's way.

  • Tension mounts between Elizabeth and her new pupils; Lee and Rosemary argue over Rosemary learning to drive; Abigail fights to keep the cafe together while the railroad's commissary flourishes.

  • Elizabeth has trouble in her classroom when the nephews of Ray Wyatt attend her class and bully other students; Lee loses his voice and Rosemary speaks for him; Bill finds AJ foster; Ray Wyatt starts a commissary.

  • Following the death of a loved one, Jack makes some tough life choices that may influence Elizabeth as well.

  • Elizabeth fights to clear her name and get her job back; Jack gets some troubling news; Wyatt and the railroad continue to make problems for Hope Valley; the children have to deal with a stern new schoolteacher.

  • Elizabeth battles with growing pains at the school; an old friend comes to see Jack; Abigail's term as mayor is jeopardized; Rosemary plays matchmaker.

  • To earn money for new school supplies, Elizabeth and the children host a carnival.

  • Elizabeth must attempt to entice the truth from Robert after his story about seeing a bear makes him the town hero.

  • Elizabeth tries to help a young boy settle with an old injury while she and Jack teach the kids baseball.

  • An interesting peddler arrives in Hope Valley selling the villagers his wares and teaching them useful lessons about joy and giving.

  • 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.

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