He’s back Hearties, he’s finally back! After an incredibly long three weeks (plus the hiatus since the Christmas movie) our beloved Mountie Jack is finally back on our TVs. Sure we all knew he was coming back, Hallmark’s horribly revealing previews ruined that surprise for us, but it was still amazing to see that face again.
This week’s “Home Is Where The Heart Is” not only showed Jack’s return, but it also introduced us to a new budding romance, some possible jealousy and a serious problem with the town’s bank. The show’s writers went out of their way to make this week’s episode extra special and we had a hard time narrowing down our list of favorite things. Read on to see what did make the list and let us know if you agree.
That opening sequence that ended in Jack’s homecoming really could not have been done any better. The desperation in Elizabeth’s cries as she ran through town was heartbreaking to watch, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one tearing up in that scene. Their embrace when they finally found each other after their long separation was so touching. The kiss was pretty great too, but the whole thing gets top marks.
Jack The Romantic
So that candlelit dinner, I mean come on, could that have been more romantic? The invitation on the chalkboard, so many candles, the music box, the song, the fact that it took place where they are going to build their land. Come on! Where does this guy get his ideas? He is just killing it time and time again. I can’t wait to see what he does next. I just hope he gives Hope Valley’s candle maker a heads up before his next big endeavor. She’ll need to order in some more whale oil.
After dragging out Jack and Elizabeth’s relationship for so long before that proposal I’m glad to see that they aren’t going to be dragging out their engagement as well. I think quick weddings were quite common at that time and I think it suits their story well. They never know when Jack could get sent away again so a quick wedding really is a good idea. I also love that both Jack and Elizabeth chose to have two maids of honor and two best men respectively. I know there’s been lots of chatter online about who they would pick, and I’m so happy to see that there is absolutely no drama around it. There’s going to be enough drama with them planning such a quick wedding, especially if Rosemary is involved in any of those plans.
Wasn’t it great to see the friendships developing and growing between all the men on the show? I never thought I’d see Henry chatting up Jesse like he was, but it looks like they could even become friends one day. Lee giving Jack a deal on his lumber for his house was also great to see. They have always been good friends but it was nice to see him recognizing and rewarding the work he did up North. Jack giving Jesse relationship advice was probably one of my favorite parts of the show. I love that these guys are getting close enough or friendly enough that they can talk about what’s going on in their personal lives. This is another thing that is rarely shown on TV and it’s so great to see it highlighted this week.
Carson and Sophia
Right from the start these two seem to be smitten with each other. They really hit it off chatting and having dinner with Lee and Rosemary and that picnic lunch could not have been more romantic. I’m so happy to see Carson finding a love interest on the show. With everything that he’s been through in his past he deserves to be happy again. I have to admit that I am still secretly hoping that he and Faith hook up at some point. I sensed a touch of jealously when Faith saw Carson and Sophia together in the cafe, and I’ve always thought they would be good together, even before I knew he was a doctor.
Hope Valley Extras
Do they only have one recorded song in Hope Valley? I could be mistaken but I swear they always use “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.”
Does anyone else feel like Haddie is a bit of a bad egg? I always feel like I can’t quite trust her.
I continue to love Abigail and Henry’s growing relationship. It’s great to see her trusting his opinion more and more each week, and I love seeing the changes that she is causing in his behaviors. He seems to genuinely care about the town and her and is going out of his way to help them.
I think Florence should have to carry a wooden spoon when she is walking around town. She is the resident gossiper and pot stirrer and everyone knows it.
I like how they are showing Jack as not wanting to be recognized as a hero and not wanting to talk about what happened up North. This is exactly how most people feel when they return from war and I think it’s great that they aren’t making light of it. I think this is going to be a big story this season and his time away is going to affect him more than he thinks. He isn’t just going to be able to forget about it.
Wasn’t Katie Yost’s hair blond last season? The hair dresser in Hope Valley must be quite talented.
The kids were exceptionally cute this week. That scene in the school where they were all discussing ideas for the school paper was so well done and made me laugh out loud several times.
Did we pick your favourite parts of the episode? Let us know if you agree or if we missed something in the comments section below.
When Calls The Heart airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel in the U.S. and on Super Channel in Canada.
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.