Tuesday December 25 8:00 PM / 7:00c

Forever in My Heart

Outside of town, on a grassy clearing, Henry Gowen and Nora Avery are talking and enjoying a picnic. Jack was standing on the corner when, earlier in the day, Nora arrived back in town. Henry was also present, and he and Nora embraced and she stepped off the coach. Now that they are alone together, Henry reveals that he brought her to this clearing because is considering buying the plot from Mr. Besser. He’s ready to move on with the next chapter of his life and that he hopes that she is too. Nora smiles at Henry and tells him that she just might be ready to make that move on to the next chapter of her life.

Later that night Henry sits in the saloon, playing a very tense game of poker with Bill. As they play, Bill reveals that he’s learned about Gowen’s attempt to team up with Tommy Northridge and force Lee Coulter out of business. Gowen immediately sees what’s going on and makes it clear that he has nothing to do with the sabotage at the mill. He then accuses Jack of trying to run him through the mud to make him look bad in front of Nora. Jack loses the poker game but he knows Gowen and he’s sure that Gowen isn’t the culprit. But if it isn’t him, it’s still up to Bill and Jack to find out who it is.

Out at the settlement, Jack drops by with a gift for Edith. Earlier Roy had come in to town and left, giving Jack money to take to her. The money tells Edith all she needs to know. Jack does his best to cover for Roy but Edith is convinced that he left because of her. Jack disagrees; he thinks Roy is scared. It’s not enough for Edith, who hands back the money and tells Jack that she doesn’t want the money or anything else from Roy.

The next day at the saloon, Rosemary is going over the script with Mr. Pope. She’s searching for her “motivation” and stretching Mr. Pope’s patience. He’s so frustrated that he’s ready to fire her but, as he prepares to say the words, a voice speaks up from behind him. The voice is that of James Addison, the owner of the motion picture company filming in Hope Valley. As luck would have it, he’s a huge fan of Rosemary’s. He’s such a huge fan that he immediately offers Rosemary the chance to be a movie star. Faced with her dream of fame, Rosemary stands shocked and speechless.