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

When Calls the Heart - A Vote of Confidence

Carson and Faith see a patient and talk to him about being very clear with communication, though the two are really trying to address their current romantic situation. Elizabeth and Abigail discuss the issues the saloon is causing for some of the residents. Elizabeth encourages her to call Lucas’ bluff and take a gamble. She takes the advice and calls a town council meeting to change the law that all businesses must close by 10pm.

Lucas confides in Henry that he’s surprised that Abigail is pushing him about the hours. Henry says that Abigail has an annoying tendency to get her way. Elizabeth introduces baby Jack to Sergeant, his father’s beloved horse. Elizabeth goes out riding and visits the spot where she and Jack carved their initial in the side of a tree. Along her ride, she comes across Tim looking for his spyglass. He shares that Robert and Cody lost it while they were playing pirates, but they aren’t helping him look for it. She encourages him to stand up to the boys. Tim does and the boys all come together to help him look for his spyglass.

Bill and Jerry take a shortcut through an old mine in an effort to catch up with the men. Along the way they struggle to make the correct turns. While in the mine, Jerry reveals that on his last case he missed the opportunity to track down a murderer and he has been beating himself up since. Bill reveals that he caught the criminal four months later. Jerry never heard that he was finally caught and a sense of relief passes over him. He shows Bill if you start a fire you can figure out which way to go by seeing the direction he smoke goes. They make it through the mine and spot Mitchell and Lance in the distance.

Elizabeth invites Abigail, Rosemary and Lee over to dinner. She thanks them for all their help with baby Jack. The dinner discussion turns to the noise and late hours of the saloon. Rosemary pushes Lee to say he will support Abigail, but he dodges answering her. Carson finally gets the nerve to talk to Faith about how he really feels. He says she is the one for him and Faith says she’s concerned if it doesn’t work out how that would affect their working relationship. Carson encourages her to take a risk. Faith isn’t sure and runs out.