This Sunday When Calls The Heart is finally back with the premiere of its long awaited fourth season. This season is sure to garner some new challenges for the people of Hope Valley but the premiere, “Words From The Heart,” starts things off on a bit of a lighter note. While the town is a little torn by the arrival of Ray Wyatt (Jeremy Guilbaut) and the National Pacific Railroad, they don’t hesitate to come together and support Jack (Daniel Lissing) and Elizabeth’s (Erin Krakow) teams as they battle it out on the baseball diamond.
If Hearties are anything like us, then you’re having a hard time waiting for Sunday to get here. In order to help tide you over we thought we’d drop five little hints about what to expect in the Season 4 premiere.
It’s spring in Hope Valley
When we last saw the people of Hope Valley it was Christmas and in this episode we get a glimpse into spring. Cold frosty days have been replaced by foggy morning horse rides and sunny afternoon boat trips. With spring comes new beginnings and for Hope Valley that new beginning seems to be Ray Wyatt bringing the railroad to town. Normally I would think that the change and growth the railroad will likely bring to Hope Valley would be a good thing, but I can’t help but worry. I kind of like this little town how it is and I’m not sure that I really want it to change. I also don’t like how Ray Wyatt just seems to walk in and take over. He doesn’t seem to have the town’s best interests in mind and I’m nervous about the trouble that he is likely going to cause.
Maybe we shouldn’t talk at all…
Jack and Elizabeth’s relationship is solid this season and I love what the writers are doing with it. They haven’t lost their quirky banter at all, if anything we’re seeing more of it. They are becoming even more competitive, this week it’s with a baseball game, and it’s so fun to watch them try and one up each other whenever they can. And they are showing the viewers so much of it. This week alone there are four scenes where it’s just the two of them talking, amongst picturesque scenery I might add, and even one (wait for it) “we don’t have to talk” moment that I know all the fans are going to be talking about. If this first episode is any sign of what’s going to come this season, we are going to have a lot to look forward to between these two.
Rosemary is bored
It is becoming more and more apparent that simply being Lee’s (Kavan Smith) wife is not going enough to keep Rosemary (Pascale Hutton) occupied. She’s driving Lee crazy by doting on him too much and interfering in his work, she’s driving Abigail crazy making unreasonable mayoral requests and when isn’t she driving Jack and Elizabeth crazy? I love Rosemary to death, but if she doesn’t find something to occupy more of her time soon — like a play or maybe some children — she’s going to be driving us all crazy!
Abigail steps up as mayor
This week we get to see Abigail (Lori Loughlin) in action as Hope Valley’s mayor and I think that you will all be very impressed. She takes all the criticism and “suggestions” from the townsfolk in stride, and she knows just what to do when a serious conflict arises. If I’m not mistaken, she even garners a little support from Gowan, but you’re going to have to be the judge on if that’s actually what happens in that scene or not. I don’t trust Gowan. I don’t think that I ever will and I just can’t imagine him being supportive to Abigail without an ulterior motive.
This week we are introduced to a new student in Elizabeth’s class, Cyrus Rivera. Cyrus is expertly played by young Spencer Drever and I think he is going to make an excellent addition to the cast this season. Along with some of the most impressive eyebrows I’ve ever seen, Cyrus brings the message of acceptance and teamwork to the children of Hope Valley and shows them how they can excel at everything that they’re doing, even if it’s not in the way that they thought it would be.
Are you looking forward to the Season 4 premiere of When Calls The Heart? What are you most looking forward to seeing? Are you worried about the railroad coming to Hope Valley or do you think that it will be a good thing? Leave a few words in the comments section below and let us know what you’re thinking.
When Calls The Heart airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel.
Christy is a self proclaimed and proud TV Junkie. Her love for TV began at an early age with shows like Degrassi, Alias, ER, Buffy, The X-Files & Friends. You can now find her watching, ok obsessing over, shows like When Calls The Heart, Saving Hope, Arrow, Outlander, Grey's Anatomy and many many others. You can catch Christy on Twitter at @ChristySpratlin where she will likely be live tweeting her favorite shows and talking about everything TV.