When Calls The Heart (2014) s05e09 Episode Script

In My Dreams

: Dear Jack, I had the most wonderful dream last night.
I was in town and I turned, and you were riding in, handsome in your red serge.
You'd come home early to surprise me.
I ran into your arms and you held me tight.
I was so happy then I woke up.
It's comforting to know that if you can't be here in my waking hours, I will see you in my dreams.
I'm gonna buy that kite.
You've been saying that for three weeks.
And I've almost got enough money saved.
Next week, that beauty will be floating in the air.
Will you let me fly it? Only if you're careful.
Now, aren't you boys going to be late for school? We'd better go.
Next week, Mr.
Next week.
Okay, well, um I can have this for you by next Wednesday.
All right? Thanks for coming by.
- Hello? - Mr.
Coulter? Uh, yes.
I'm Leland Coulter.
And, uh, you are? Eleanor Roberts.
Eleanor Roberts? Sam's widow.
Right! Of course.
It's such a pleasure to finally meet you.
I was I was sorry to hear about your husband.
Sam was a was a good man.
Thank you.
I feed bad, I wish I had stayed in closer contact.
Oh, I understand.
It's a long way to Union City.
And he was a busy man, too.
Well, what brings you to Hope Valley? I'm visiting some of my husband's investment properties.
I know this company is no longer one, but Sam always spoke so highly of you, so I thought I'd pay you a visit.
Well, he was the best silent business partner I ever could've asked for.
He said you were one of the best investments he ever made.
Well, it was profitable for all of us.
So how long are you gonna be Hope Valley? A couple of days.
Of course, I don't know anyone here, but Hope Valley seems like a lovely place.
It is.
It really is.
You know I would love for you e, to meet my wife, Rosemary.
Are you free for dinner, by any chance? Free as a bird.
Well, great.
Why don't we say the saloon at 7:00? I look forward to it.
It's a pleasure to meet you.
: I would go crazy in here.
Ever since I was a kid, I can't handle small spaces.
I have a feeling I'm gonna hear why.
Hide and seek On my birthday.
Neighbor's closet door got stuck, and it was over three hours till someone found me in there.
That'll be 30 years this Sunday.
If I don't see you before Sunday, happy birthday.
Ah! I didn't hear the click before it shut.
Yeah, but it still locks.
Yeah, but I need to hear the click.
Why? 'Cause it's like a heartbeat.
Some sounds matter.
Jesse came in.
He hurt his shoulder.
Leave the tool kit, will you? Loan me that.
Thank you.
Let's go.
: One of the lumber stacks was falling over, and when I tried to stop it, I felt this sharp pain in my shoulder.
You've been having a run of bad luck lately, haven't you? All right.
Let's take a look at this.
How's this feel? That's okay.
Yeah? And what about when I come out to the side.
That hurts.
All right.
Well, the good news is, you didn't dislocate your shoulder.
And the bad news? You damaged your rotator cuff.
What's that mean? That means you need to keep your arm in a sling for at least a couple of weeks.
That long? Mm-hmm.
Maybe more.
It depends.
I need to evaluate you in a week or so, and see how you're progressing.
How am I gonna work when my shoulder's like this? If you don't give this proper time to heal, you could end up with long-term damage.
Here we go.
: And don't forget your composition assignments for tomorrow.
Class dismissed.
Mom's making hamburgers for dinner.
I love hamburgers.
Me too! [CALLING OUT.]
: Have a great day! Robert's staying with us for a few days while his parents are away.
Oh! That sounds like fun.
When's your bedtime? 8:00.
Can we stay up telling ghost stories? You know any good ones? I know one so scary, it'll give you nightmares.
: I'm sorry, Mr.
I wasn't thinking.
Jesse, stop.
It was an accident.
No big deal.
Let's just be grateful it wasn't anything worse.
And Doc said I can be back at work in a couple weeks, so.
Or you could work here in the office while you heal up.
You serious? Yeah, sure.
All sorts of things to keep you busy.
I need, uh volume estimates.
Volume estimates? It's pretty straightforward.
The timber cruisers just got back from Harrison Creek.
We're gonna be logging up there next week, and I need to know how much lumber we're gonna get out of those trees.
So, to that end here is the log book, with their notes.
Here are the conversion tables.
And this is the master log book.
Use the tables to convert the notes into the appropriate columns.
So, can you handle it? Yeah.
Great! Have a seat.
Get to it.
Oh! And make sure you double-check your work, all right? Because I make some pretty big decisions based on those numbers.
Can't commit to a sale if I don't have the inventory, right? I guess not.
Okay, well, I have a dinner tonight with Rosemary, so I'm gonna go.
You've got this? No problem at all.
Good man, Jesse.
Good man! See you in the morning.
: Sam sounds like a lovely man.
Well, he was.
Well, he was, but when it came to work, he did not fool around.
He used to say, "To succeed in business, you have to be tough and fair.
" Lee says the same thing.
Fortunately, all I see is the softer side of him.
: Aww.
That was Sam.
He shielded me from the stress of his work, but now I'm left with his business portfolio, and, well, I'm not quite sure what to do.
Oh, that does sound daunting.
I'm trying to understand what he looked for when he made investments.
Can you tell me a little about the sawmill? It seems like quite the success.
Oh, it is! It's expanding all the time.
We're proud to say that Lee now employs 50 people.
Um, 89, actually.
- 89? - Mm-hmm.
- Really? - Mm-hmm.
Well, hmm.
89! And I assume you own timberland here? Of course he does.
Over 800 acres.
1,250 acres.
Oh, Lee! 800, 1,250 [LEE LAUGHING.]
- Well, that's impressive.
- Yeah, well, thank you.
We've been very fortunate.
Let's just hope it stays that way.
And, uh, how far does your business extend? Lee has accounts all over the Northwest.
Actually, we're looking to expand nationwide.
Wow! The whole country? Mm-hmm.
Your business is booming.
: Well, the whole country is booming, and that's not gonna stop anytime soon.
I suppose not.
And people will always going to need lumber.
I think you're being modest.
Sam would always say it takes more than supply and demand to make a successful business.
Well Sam was right.
This business side of his life is really quite exhilarating.
I'm starting to feel jealous that Sam kept it all to himself.
Well it can be.
I gave them 10 more minutes.
They're telling ghost stories.
I hope they don't get too scared.
You look like a woman on a mission.
I am.
I have a cake order for you.
Oh! What's the occasion? Bill told me that it's Carson birthday on Sunday, so I'm planning a surprise party for him at the saloon.
So I can count on you for the cake? Of course.
Oh, why don't I help you make it? That would be great.
I'll spread the word.
So sweet.
I hope Eleanor enjoyed dinner tonight.
Of course she did! Why wouldn't she? Mm.
Sometimes, when I talk about work, I tend to ramble.
That's just because you love what you do, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Besides, as I recall she was the one asking all of the questions.
What does that mean? Well, she certainly took a keen interest in all that boring sawmill talk.
"Boring sawmill talk"? You know what I mean.
Don't you think it's good for a woman to show interest in her late-husband's business affairs? To a certain point, yes.
But she asked so many questions about your company.
I'm surprised she didn't ask you how many paper clips you went through last month.
What does it say about me that I could probably answer that question? [SHE LAUGHS.]
Only good things, I'm sure.
I can't put my finger on it, but but there's something about that woman I just don't trust.
I think you're over-thinking it.
What you call over-thinking, I call women's intuition.
You wouldn't understand.
You're not a woman.
Well [LAUGHS.]
I usually encourage you to trust your instincts, but this time I'm gonna trust mine.
Eleanor is a widow who is curious about her husband's life, that's it.
Are you asking me to pretend I don't get a bad feeling from this woman? No.
I'm asking you not to jump to conclusions.
But I know, that's like asking the sun not to rise.
I'm gonna go to bed.
I love you.
: How did everything go at the sleepover? Any nightmares? Not a one.
Have you heard from Jack? I got a letter yesterday.
He's going on some training exercise.
Said it might involve some stern lecturing.
Oh, well.
All done with love, I'm sure.
I'm sure.
Gosh, just think, in a few weeks, he'll be home for good.
I know.
I can't wait.
Henry Gowen? Yes? Eleanor Roberts.
Mind if I join you? Please.
Thank you.
How is it that you know me? My late husband invested in a mine, so he made a point of getting to know all of his competitors.
I learned some things from him.
One, do your homework.
Two, identify devalued assets and invest heavily in them.
I see.
I've studied your career.
You're a natural leader who can build something from nothing, and by the looks of you now, I'd say you're seriously devalued.
Well, you have managed to make me feel both good and bad at the same time, Mrs.
Please, call me Eleanor.
I'm hoping I can trust in your discretion, because I'm not ready to announce this yet, but I have a proposal for you.
I'm listening.
I'm opening a sawmill in Benson Hills.
I'd like you to run it for me.
Lee around? No, I haven't seen him in a while.
The boys down at the mill are wondering where you've been hiding.
Who says I'm hiding? Mr.
Coulter assigned me to a desk job, that's all.
Oh, good for you.
How's the shoulder, anyway? A little sore, but I'll be fine.
So what are you working on there, volume estimates? Looks like you're making a few mistakes there.
You need a hand? I'm still working it out.
You sure? Yeah.
All right.
Well, uh, perhaps you can tell Lee I stopped by.
It's important I talk to him.
I'll let him know.
- And your change.
- Thank you.
Thank you very much.
Well! If I didn't know any better, I'd say somebody's having a party.
Oh, and you'd be right.
Can you keep a secret? Oh, of course.
I'm nothing if not discreet.
It's Carson's birthday on Sunday.
I'm throwing him a surprise party, and you're both invited.
Oh, yay! I love parties.
Me too.
Where? What time? The saloon.
Well, rest assured, I will spread the word.
Now, I have some balloons in the back.
: Oh! That would be great.
Afternoon! [GASPS.]
Uh, Carson! What are you doing here? I just needed some coffee.
Am I interrupting something? No! No.
Not at all.
I was just, uh picking up some coffee myself.
I'll take some as well.
Oh! Here you go.
Looks like you're having a run on coffee today.
Must be this cold snap.
Must be.
All right.
Thanks a lot, Ned.
- Certainly.
- Ladies.
Thank you, Abigail.
This is nice.
I was just too tired to prepare a good meal for Lee tonight.
You? Tired? Yes.
The widow of Lee's former silent partner is in town from Union City.
Only for a few days, but Lee and I have been showing her around.
And how is that? Oh well.
You know me, Abigail.
I am not one of those people who speaks out of turn.
Her name is Eleanor Roberts.
There is something about this woman I don't trust her! Why? I don't know.
It's just a feeling.
It's intuition.
Well, always trust your intuition, Rosemary.
Oh, have you heard about Carson's party? Yes! Faith asked me to provide the entertainment.
She asked you? Or I volunteered.
In either case Come one, come all! I'll be playing some of my favorite tunes.
- Yay.
Ohh There you are.
Oh, hey, Clara.
I've been looking everywhere for you.
So? So? How did it go in the office? Oh.
Yeah, you know, there's really not that much to tell.
Oh, come on.
Tell me what Lee had you doing all day.
He asked me to do volume estimates.
What is that? It's about how much lumber you can get from the trees.
You can do that sort of thing? Um yeah.
Really? Yeah, it's a lot of math, but I just muddle my way through it.
Jesse Flynn I'm impressed.
Don't be.
I am.
Abigail? Do you have a moment? Certainly.
I, uh I just gave my notice with Lee.
I'll be leaving town soon.
What's going on? Well, I've been given the opportunity to run a company in Benson Hills.
That's wonderful.
How did this happen? Well, it was offered to me by a woman named Eleanor Roberts.
Is that the widow of Lee's silent partner? I believe that it is.
What kind of company is it? Well, I'm not at liberty to discuss that at this time.
I worry about a job you can't talk about.
I understand that anything I do will fall under suspicion, but this is a legitimate opportunity.
I don't know, Henry.
You Abigail.
Look at me.
I'm a convicted felon on parole who's barely scratching out a living.
And I'm trying to maintain some semblance of being a gentleman, but it's kind of falling apart.
Not too many people would take a chance on me.
Henry, I just want you to be sure that it's the right opportunity.
If it wasn't, I wouldn't take it.
I have the skills to run a company, I've done it before.
With all due respect, running the Pacific Northwest Mining Company was not your shining hour, Henry.
I know that I made mistakes big ones but I like to think that I learned from them, and that it'll make me a better manager.
That aside I want you to know I know that I wouldn't have this opportunity if it wasn't for you.
I'll never forget that.
Bill? Hi.
What's going on? Oh, I'm just trying to get this aligned right.
It didn't work? No, it did, it's it's just bothering me.
Well, actually, I was hoping you could help with something that's bothering me.
What's that? A woman named Eleanor Roberts.
She arrived in town yesterday.
What's going on with her? I don't know, but I'd like you to check her out.
Well, I need more than that.
She offered Henry a job.
If ignorance were a crime, there'd be a lot more people in jail.
It's to run a company, but he won't say what kind.
You think he's up to something? I think he believes it's legitimate.
I just want to make sure it is.
She's from Union City.
I'll contact the Mountie station, see what they know.
Good luck.
Thank you.
: What are you doing up? [ROBERT.]
: Shh! I'm hungry.
Is there anything to eat? Whoa My mom might be saving it to serve in the cafe.
Ah, that's fine.
She won't miss a little bite.
What are you doing? It's fine, I do this all the time at home.
Now all we have to do is put the two halves back together.
You hold the base.
It's stuck.
We need something bigger to push it.
I can't tell you how many times Carson has almost caught me doing something for his party.
Mm, it's not easy planning a big party in a small town.
I can't wait to see the cake.
Oh! Come take a look.
Oh Obviously not my best work.
: Don't worry.
I'll make another.
: Okay.
Elizabeth? - Hi! - Hey.
Could I, um could I talk to you for a second? Sure.
What happened to your arm? Injured it at work.
- Oh.
- Mr.
Coulter put me on a desk job so I could continue to get paid.
That's nice of him.
Yeah it was.
But the problem is, what he has me doing, it involves math.
Do you want me to give you a little primer? If, by "primer", you mean teach me something I never knew, then yeah.
Here you go, gentlemen.
Thanks, Mrs.
Yeah, Mom.
You're welcome.
So, is there something you boys would like to tell me? Uh this food is really good.
Something else? I'm sorry, Mom.
It was all my fault.
It was totally my fault.
Let me guess Late-night snack went terribly wrong? That pretty much says it all.
Does it, Cody? We should've just been honest and told the truth as soon as we came down this morning.
And we probably shouldn't have tried to put the cake back together when it fell on the floor.
That says it all.
So how much trouble are we in? Well, everyone makes mistakes.
The question is, what we do once we make them.
I'm gonna leave that up to you two.
Enjoy your breakfast.
: Thank you so much for helping me.
It's no problem.
Do you know the basic formula for calculating volume? I, um never finished the eighth grade.
But can you please not tell Clara that? All right.
What? It's nothing.
I just I don't think it would matter to her, Jesse.
I guess I don't want to find out.
I know that Clara has very deep feelings for you.
And I really do for her.
I know.
You're gonna make your own decisions, but may I offer you a piece of advice, as a woman? Okay.
Trust her feelings.
Trust your own.
Be vulnerable.
That's the foundation for any strong relationship.
Now, then.
The "L" stands for "length.
" So, if you have a stack of lumber shaped like this What do you think the "W" and "H" stand for? Width and height? Exactly! Very good! Very good, Jesse.
I heard back from the Mounties in Union City.
What did they say? This Eleanor Roberts checks out.
No criminal activity, as far as they know.
"As far as they know.
" Well, do you know of anything that would indicate otherwise? I don't.
Rosemary has a bad feeling about her.
Rosemary? Has a feeling? That's what this is all about? Really? Never underestimate a woman's intuition, Bill.
: Looks like you boys are doing some baking.
All right, so, with the vanilla, that will be 52 cents.
52 cents Yes, please.
I have 46.
I thought you were saving up for that kite you like so much.
I was, but this is the right thing to do.
It is, right? All right.
46, 47 48, 49, 50, 51 [.]
Ah, close enough.
- Thank you! - Thank you.
Henry! I hear you're leaving us.
That's right.
Now, given you're a parolee, I'll be letting the Mountie station in Benson Hills know of your impending arrival.
I understand, you have a job to do.
I wish you luck.
Although, you've always made your own luck, which has turned out pretty bad.
Well, perhaps this time it'll be different.
We'll see.
Here you go.
Thank you.
Abigail, this is Eleanor Roberts.
How do you do? Hello.
I've heard a lot about you.
Lee and Rosemary are good friends of mine.
They're a beautiful couple.
Yes, they are.
And Henry speaks highly of you.
Well, enjoy your dinner.
Thank you.
Excited to get started? Oh, I am, indeed.
I have my eye on 700 acres just outside Benson Hills.
Oh, I know the area.
It's good timber there.
I already have a handshake deal on the purchase price.
Well, that's very good.
How long do you figure it would take to build the mill? Well, with enough manpower, maybe I can have it operational within three months.
Well, impressive.
Well, I like to think that I can work quickly and efficiently.
Now all we need is for you to get Lee's customer and pricing lists.
Excuse me? We're going to need Lee's client and pricing lists.
How do you purport to get those? You're going to take them from his office.
I don't know that I feel comfortable with that.
Well, you've got to get comfortable.
I'm not starting a business without a leg up, and the information on those lists will give us that.
It will jump-start our business.
Well, you don't need the lists to do that.
Since when have you been squeamish about bending the rules? Oh.
Oh, I see.
So you were shining me on when you said that I had leadership qualities.
Henry Gowen, you are the whole package, and that package includes succeeding at any cost.
Coffee? Thank you.
How is everything? The food is delicious.
: As always.
So? Are you in, or are you out? I'm in.
: It says we crack four eggs into that bowl.
Then we mix the eggs with the butter and the vanilla.
You have to measure it first.
Ah, it's close enough.
No, it's not.
We spent most of our money on this stuff.
If we do it wrong, then what? [ROBERT.]
: It should be fine.
What next? It says we have to "fold sugar".
But how do we fold sugar? I don't know.
Clara! Oh.
Hi, Jesse.
What's wrong? I have something to tell you.
I'm not particularly proud of it.
What is it? Um Fact is I never finished the eighth grade.
Oh! So I don't know how to do volume estimates, but I'm learning.
Elizabeth, she's been teaching me.
You don't care? What I care about is that you were just honest with me.
I'm very proud of you.
Really? You didn't grow up having much, but you're working towards improving yourself, and that makes you a good man.
You're the best.
Now get to work.
I have something for your birthday.
Really? How did you know? Bill told me.
Oh, Faith, it's perfect.
I saw it in a shop when I was in Benson Hills, and I remember you saying you used to play when you were young.
That's right, I did, but well, it's been quite a while.
I could use a little practice, but Well, it sounds pretty good to me.
Thank you for this.
It really means a lot to me.
You're welcome.
Oh! If you're not doing anything after work, I'm heading over to the saloon.
I hear Rosemary's playing some songs tonight.
Yeah, sure.
I'd love to.
Oh! Good, you're still here.
Is something the matter? One of our horses is having a foal, but it came early, and she's having some trouble.
I thought maybe you could help.
Not really my area of expertise, but I'm happy to do what I can.
Do you think Carson'll make it to the party? I guess that's up to the foal.
: Ladies! Did you hear? Henry gave Lee his notice.
He's leaving.
Yes, he told me he's going to work for Eleanor Roberts.
What? With her? Doing what? I'm not sure.
Honestly I don't trust either of them.
Henry hasn't done anything wrong since he's come back.
That we know of.
I know he wants to turn a new leaf, but perhaps the die is cast with that man.
I don't believe so.
What do you think? It's beautiful, Abigail.
Faith is going to be so happy.
But, now, did you make two cakes? Oh Cody and Robert dropped the first one, and they felt so bad, that they used their money to make this one to replace it.
Oh dear! [ALL LAUGHING.]
Well, it was a wonderful thought.
Do you think the boys are gonna be upset when they find out you've baked another cake? I told them that might not be enough to feed the whole town, and I should probably make another one, just in case.
You're working late for a Sunday.
So are you.
Getting the hang of those figures, are you? Yeah! I think I am.
Hey, I thought I heard you gave your notice.
Oh, I did, but I told Lee that I'd file these head-saw figures before I left.
Go ahead.
Yeah, you too.
Did you get them? Here they are.
Good job.
Yes, it was.
I'm not the man you were looking for.
Eleanor Roberts, you're under arrest for conspiring to steal business property.
: Doesn't look like he's coming.
Oh, well.
I'm so sorry, Faith.
Should we take down the decorations? I guess so.
You hear that? The sweet sound of justice! Good work, Henry.
What can I say? You could've seriously hurt my business, but you didn't.
I know I gave notice on my job, but I wonder if I might have it back? Oh, I think we can do a little better than that.
Why don't you come by the office tomorrow, and we'll see if we can't find you some kind of promotion.
Thank you, Lee.
I appreciate that.
- Thank you, Henry.
- Well, should we - head over to the saloon? - Be there in a bit.
Yeah, I'll be there in a little while.
What's wrong, Henry? Well, foolishly, I thought things would be different, but, clearly, Mrs.
Roberts just saw me as a criminal.
You're not a criminal.
I earned that reputation, Abigail.
Well, as of today, you're earning a different one.
That's kind of you to say.
I still have a long way to go.
Why don't you go on inside? I think I'm gonna take a little walk.
Do you want company? I'll join you later.
Rosemary brought the finger sandwiches.
And those stewed tomatoes? [FAITH.]
: Florence.
Do the cakes go back to the cafe? Oh, I think they should.
This was a really nice thing you tried to do for Carson.
It's just too bad he didn't get to see it.
What's all this? [LAUGHTER, OVERLAPPING.]
: Surprise! Happy Birthday, Carson! You made it! How did you know Did you did all this? Oh, no.
Faith organized the whole thing.
Well, I'm sorry I'm late, but mom and foal are doing just fine.
Well, that is good news.
Good work, Jesse.
Who knew you were a math genius? Believe me, I'm not.
Well, measuring the board feet of standing timber is no small task.
Well, to be honest, without Elizabeth's help, I don't think I could've done it.
Yeah, but you asked for help, and you figured it out.
The truth is, I was always gonna check your work, but, uh, I'm glad to see you rose to the challenge.
I'm proud of you.
One other thing Um, if you're gonna be working in here at night, I think maybe we should lock the door from now on.
All right, well, let's go celebrate Carson's birthday, then.
Attention, everyone! Time to blow out the candles.
And hurry.
I'm hungry.
Wow! Two cakes? Cody and Robert baked this one, and they bought the ingredients with their own money.
Really? I'm impressed, guys.
All right.
Here we go.
You were right to be suspicious of Eleanor.
Oh, I'm sorry.
I think the other ear needs to hear that.
Mm mwah.
This is very nice.
Thank you.
That's all for me.
Thank you.
: Oh.
Let's see how you boys did.
Mm! Mm! It's delicious.
Really? Mm-hmm! Well, if it's that good, I'll have a slice too.
Ned? Would you like some cake? Uh, you bet.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Mm, mm.
Boys? I have a surprise.
This is for the two of you.
Thank you, Mrs.
Stanton! I love you, Mom.
I love you.
Ah! [.]
I got him that harmonica for his birthday.
Ooh! [.]
Oh! I just remembered.
I got Carson a birthday present, too.
I left it in my desk.
I'll be right back.
Oh, I'll take a walk with you.
Great! [.]
I know.
Oh, I think I left it on my desk.
Jack? Jack! Oh, I'm so sorry.
I thought you were someone else.
I'm looking for Elizabeth Thornton.
I'm Elizabeth Thornton.
Has he been hurt? No, ma'am.
Just tell me he's still alive.
I'm sorry, ma'am.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! No, no, no! No, no, no, no, no! Jack! [ELIZABETH WAILING.]
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