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

When Calls the Heart: Home is Where the Heart Is

The next morning, Jack goes to the saw mill to carry off the wood that he purchased for his house, and is surprised to see Lee only charging him half of what they agreed on. Jack argues the price, but Lee says it is the least he can do for a hometown hero. It's a title that Jack has a hard time accepting.

Abigail confronts Jenkins before he leaves town to ask him about the status of the bank. He admits that the bank made some poor investment decisions recently and they are struggling to earn their money back. He promises Abigail that he has a plan to get a short-term loan and then everything will be back to running as usual. Jenkins promises Abigail that he will return in the morning with good news and she says she won't do anything drastic with the town's money.

Elizabeth is handing the students their grades from their last quiz. She points out that Harper did well this time around, giving him an "A." What she doesn't know is that Hattie caught Harper snooping around Elizabeth's desk earlier, before the quiz was handed out, giving her suspicions that he was cheating.

On their date, Carson and Sophia discuss their career choices. Just as they begin to draw closer to one another, the clouds open up and a downpour happens! The two pack up and run to the closest roofed patio for shelter. After their date, Rosemary wants to know how it went. Sophia smiles and plays coy. Rosemary says she can tell Hope Valley has worked its magic on her best friend.

Jesse helps Jack unload the wood, and asks Jack for relationship advice. Jack tells him to start opening the lines of communication with Clara but also give her the time and space she needs.

Elizabeth finds the students reading their copy of the school's first edition of the paper. She immediately is taken aback when she sees the front-page story Hattie went with is about catching Harper cheating. She then finds a group of students shouting "cheater!" to Harper behind the school. He defends himself, saying that he wasn't cheating; he was only returning Elizabeth's study aid books she loaned him. Elizabeth backs Harper's story up but immediately wants to talk to Hattie alone. Elizabeth lets Hattie know that the reason Harper was in her classroom before class started was to return the study aids Elizabeth lent him, and to write her a thank you note. Hattie defends her story and says she was just looking for a good first issue for the paper. Hattie ends up writing an apology letter to Harper and reading it in front of the classroom. After reading her letter, Hattie personally apologizes to Harper for her story. Harper accepts her apology and her offer to be the school newspaper's co-editor.

After class, Elizabeth meets with Abigail and Rosemary to give them some big news: she and Jack are getting married in two weeks. She officially asks the two women if they will be her matrons of honor. Rosemary and Abigail both react with an astounding yes! Meanwhile, Jack asks Bill and Lee to officially be his best men, and they can't wait to plan the bachelor party.

Chaos erupts in the town center as the community of Hope Valley gathers around Jenkins' office. Jenkins has barricaded himself inside, as the townspeople want to know why the bank is closed. They no longer have access to their money. The people of Hope Valley demand that Abigail make a call as mayor on what to do.

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