With the Season 9 premiere of “When Calls the Heart” just around the corner and to celebrate the complete series launch on Hallmark Movies Now, the editorial team of Hallmark Channel has compiled a list of episodes you absolutely cannot miss! Please note - spoilers are included!
Lost and Found – Series Premiere
Original Airdate: January 11, 2014
Coal Valley’s newest addition, young school teacher Elizabeth Thatcher, is getting adjusted to her new life on the frontier just as handsome and mysterious Mountie Jack Thornton becomes Coal Valley’s new Constable. The two get distracted by the recent tragedy - a coal mining accident that killed many of the town’s men - leaving grieving widows and children behind.
Change of Heart – Season 1 Episode 9
Original Airdate: March 8, 2014
Jack makes his first true romantic gesture towards Elizabeth and invites her to dinner. Elizabeth is surprised during her date with the arrival of her sister Julie, while Jack is curious about Julie’s personal escort, Constable O’Reilly. Jack soon learns his request for transfer has been accepted and O’Reilly is in town to replace him. While a future with Elizabeth is within his grasp, a refusal to transfer may mean an end to his career as a Mountie.
Prelude to a Kiss - Season 1 Finale
Original Airdate: March 29, 2014
Elizabeth challenges Jack to confront his feelings for both herself and Rosemary. Meanwhile, the investigation into the mine disaster heats up. Elizabeth’s students express their appreciation for her and urge her not to leave town for another job. In the end, Jack finally declares his feelings to Elizabeth.
With All My Heart – Season 2 Finale
Original Airdate: June 13, 2015
After meeting Elizabeth’s family back home, Jack is convinced he will never fit into her world. Elizabeth insists her world is in Hope Valley with her students and him, but Jack isn’t sure. When a storm hits Hope Valley, Jack’s dog Rip – who is frightened of thunder – runs off as Elizabeth accidentally leaves the jail. Jack and Elizabeth search for him and end up riding out the storm in the old coal mine, giving them time to finally talk. Lee and Rosemary decide to give their relationship another try. Elizabeth receives a surprise proposal.
Prayers from the Heart
Original Airdate: April 10, 2016
When tragedy strikes, Elizabeth, Jack and the rest of Hope Valley spring into action to aid the miners from the settlement who are trapped after a landslide. In the weeks after the disaster, Rosemary and Lee decide to hold a simple wedding with just family and friends.
My Heart is Yours
Original Airdate: March 18, 2018
Jack and Elizabeth get ready for their wedding! Bill steps in for Jack and helps with a prisoner transfer that isn’t as easy as it should be. Elizabeth’s sister Julie arrives in town. The wedding day arrives and Jack and Elizabeth finally say “I do!”
Close to My Heart
Original Airdate: April 22, 2018
It’s been three weeks since Hope Valley learned the devastating news about Jack. The town gathers to await Elizabeth’s return to town. She is welcomed with open arms and slowly adjusts to the changes in her life.
Heart of a Mountie
Original Airdate: May 5, 2019
The town is buzzing over the arrival of the new Hope Valley Mountie, Nathan Grant. Rosemary is thrilled to have a telephone at home though Lee isn’t so sure. A robbery occurs in town.
In Perfect Unity
Original Airdate: March 29, 2020
When plans go awry, Elizabeth gets the town to band together and give Clara and Jesse the wedding of their dreams. Elizabeth struggles with the fact that she has two suitors, Nathan and Lucas.
Original Airdate: May 9, 2021
Elizabeth finally realizes who she is meant to be with and tells him. The town gathers to say goodbye to one of their own.