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

My Heart Will Go On

Jack grabs some alone time with Frank and recalls Doug’s funeral, telling him he has been praying for strength. Elizabeth walks in on the two gentlemen talking and overhears Jack tell Frank he has decided to take the assignment up North. Frank leaves so Jack and Elizabeth can talk it out. Elizabeth tells Jack she does not want him to take the job, but Jack says it is a calling much bigger than him and he must go. Elizabeth offers to go, too, but Jack says her destiny to teach in Hope Valley and she must stay. He can’t tell her how long he will be gone. A tearful Elizabeth runs out the door and tells Jack she wants to be left alone.

That night at the cafe, Elizabeth confides in Abigail that ever since Doug died, she suspected Jack would take the job. Abigail presents Elizabeth with a card addressed to Elizabeth, inside it reads, “Take a walk with me.” Elizabeth steps out to see candles lighting up the path to the school, where she finds Jack waiting for her in full uniform. Jack tells Elizabeth he knew she was an angel brought to his life the day he met her and gets down on one knee and proposes to her. A tearful Elizabeth begins to cry and says, “Yes!”

Back at the saloon, Rosemary throws Elizabeth a surprise engagement party with champagne and cake and still can’t believe Jack has to leave the next morning. Elizabeth points out that it is not easy knowing that, but Abigail looks on the bright side and says she can use the time to plan the wedding. Abigail then gathers the party goers together to toast to the engaged couple, celebrating honor, faith and true love. The party is cut short for Jack as he has to go home and start packing for his journey. Privately, Elizabeth tells Jack that she is not sure if she should be happy or sad.

Later on that night, Lee and Rosemary grab some quiet time and Rosemary confesses that she is so sad for Elizabeth. She adds that Hope Valley won’t be the same until Jack is back.