When Calls The Heart (2014) s06e05 Episode Script


1 Previously on "When Calls the Heart" e Valley But it's all yours.
And I've seen the way you two look at each other.
Thank you for keeping our secret.
You said they were two of the worst gunrunners we've ever seen.
You'll go to jail for this! Hello.
Welcome to Hope Valley, Constable.
You should take a break.
Ah, I'm fine.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
You know, I have to admit, digging a well is a lot harder than I thought.
You gotta be kidding me? Oh Bill! [LOUD RUMBLING SOUND.]
Tremors always scare me.
Nothing good ever comes of 'em.
Did you feel that? Yeah.
That was weird.
Did you hit water already? Woah! What is it? Is it? [LAUGHS IN DISBELIEF.]
It's oil! [LAUGHS.]
Oh my goodness! We're gonna be rich! [BOTH LAUGHING.]
Wooo! See? What did I tell ya? You weren't kiddin'.
So, what do I do now? First off, you might wanna talk to an expert.
What, so he can tell me what I can already see? So he can tell you what's happening here.
'Cause people don't just strike oil four feet down.
How do you know? He's, he's right, Jessie, this is not normal.
I know a geologist over in Benson Hills, maybe if I talk to him, he'll come out and have a look.
You can use my telephone if you want.
All right, let's do it.
Thank you.
Oh! Is everyone fine? Yes, baby Jack didn't even wake up.
Oh, good.
We want momma rocking the baby, not Mother Nature.
Very true.
Anyway, thanks so much for checking on us, Rosemary, but I've really got to get to school.
Elizabeth I feel our friendship may be dying on the vine.
Excuse me? We never see each other anymore.
Rosemary, we're neighbours, I see you every day.
A wave from the window does not a friendship make.
Next it'll be little nods, and before you know it, we'll be avoiding eye contact altogether.
I'm sorry.
I have had to cancel dinner plans a couple of times.
If by a couple, you mean five.
Then, yes.
Rosemary, your friendship means the world to me.
Then, you'll join us for dinner tonight.
Tonight? Mm-hmm.
Sounds great.
Wonderful! I'll see you then.
Who are you? Who are you? The name's Allie.
And I'm lookin' for my Uncle Nathan.
"Uncle" Nathan.
Oh, well he's out right now.
He'll probably be back soon.
You must be Bill, right? Bill the Sheriff? Well, you can call me Sir.
You're funny.
My uncle says you have been sorta nice to him.
"Sorta nice?" Allie! Hey.
You were supposed to wait for me at the train station.
The train was early, so I thought I'd surprise you.
I see you've met my niece.
Yes! I've had the pleasure.
Well, come on, let's get you settled in.
Really, Uncle Nathan? On my first day here? You've heard the saying, "there's no time like the present.
" Or, how about "don't go to school today, "if we can wait til tomorrow.
" Okay, well, first of all, you made that up, and second, I don't want you falling behind.
But the school day's already started That's great; now you can go make a grand entrance.
Just let me go in by myself.
You're just like my sister; bull-headed and independent.
Okay, fine.
You can go in by yourself, but remember "Walk tall, look 'em straight in the eyes and shake hands.
" Now, please: give me this moment.
Good idea Good morning, Carson.
Morning, ladies.
Well, where are you headed? Off to Benson Hills, to pick up an electro-cardiograph machine.
Oh, and what does that do? Measures electric activity in someone's heart.
Oh, that sounds pretty sophisticated.
It is.
Oh! Good morning.
Are you going to Pick up an? Electro-cardiograph machine.
And supplies.
Medical ones.
Tongue depressors, and bandages, and such.
I'll be getting those while Carson gets the machine.
I know the brands.
And besides, two sets of hands are better than one.
Right? Yep.
Well, have fun.
Thank you.
Do you think they know? What? Did you know that your upper lip perspires when you tell a lie? Really? Yeah.
You're like Pinocchio, but sweaty.
Oh, shush! [LAUGHS.]
Hi boy.
Today is an outstanding day, the sun is shining.
You want to pick it up.
Go around back or just Whoa! Sorry, Mister.
Are you lost? I'm never lost.
Are you a fugitive from justice? No So, you're just skipping school, then? Kids are so boring.
Adults are so much more interesting.
Well, you must be hanging around different adults, then.
Besides, I'm no good at making any friends.
Neither was I, when I was your age.
Oh yeah? I was a bit of a loner.
But, I discovered a sure-fire way to make friends.
What's that? To amaze them.
Nice! Pick a card.
Now, remember it.
Place it back in the deck.
Let's make this interesting.
If I can't guess your card, I'll give you a dollar.
But if I can, you need to go back to school.
On one condition; you teach me the card trick! [LAUGHS.]
You can't add a condition to a bet.
It's not very sporting.
Please? Fine.
Sheriff Bill Avery? That's me.
Ronald Peterman.
I'm the Governor's Chief of Staff.
I sent a letter notifying you of my arrival.
Uh, yes, I uh, think I received it recently.
It was in reference to Cape Fullerton and Judge Aaron Southwick? But what would you have me do? That judge set those gunrunners free; there was no time for niceties.
Sheriff Now, I know it shouldn't have come to that.
But the governor shouldn't be appointing people that can be easily intimidated like that.
And I don't mean to speak out of turn here, but we need judges that are tough, but fair, but especially tough.
You mean like you? Yes! That's why I'm here.
Excuse me? Judge Southwick is out.
The governor wants you to replace him.
Me?! Yes sir.
Well, that's not how I saw this conversation going.
So, are you interested? Well, frankly, I've always felt that judges, lawyers and politicians were pretty spineless.
No offence.
Fortunately, tact isn't a requirement for this job.
I need to think about this.
Let me know.
I'll be in touch.
Thornton! Yes, hello, Constable Grant.
So? How was she? How was who? Allie, she's my niece.
She was in your class today.
I'm sorry, Allie? [SIGHS.]
I knew I shoulda walked in with her.
This is your niece? [SIGHS.]
She's 10 going on 17.
I haven't seen her all day.
Constable, would you like my help? [SIGHS.]
Anything? No.
Did you check the livery? Yes.
Well, what does she like to do? Climb trees, ride horses, collect frogs.
Fish? Yeah, how'd you know that? [SIGHS.]
Thank you.
Hey, Uncle Nathan.
Look! We can have these for dinner.
It's nice.
So, tell me, how was school today? Pfft.
Oh, you know.
No, I don't know.
That's why I'm asking.
It was like any old school day.
Take boring, and then multiply by two.
And how did you like Mrs.
Thornton? That's your teacher.
A bit bossy, smelled like chalk.
So, you know that this is her.
Right? Hi Allie.
See you tomorrow then? Yes.
Right? Yes, Sir.
Thank you for helping me find her.
I'm sorry.
Yeah, so am I.
Allie, always do what you say you're going to do.
No matter how inconvenient or not fun it is.
Do you understand the importance of what I said? I'm sorry, Uncle Nathan.
Okay, well.
Let's go home and cook these up and hope that they're less fishy than your story.
Come on, that was pretty funny.
We gotta work on your jokes.
That was funny! We gotta work on 'em.
Aaah! I guess I should pick up those extra supplies.
Yeah, you wouldn't want your cover story to fall apart.
You know what would be fun? Walking arm in arm down the street.
Like a real couple.
Without the town's scrutiny.
Hello! He just woke up from his nap.
He's a heavy sleeper.
Oh, when he finally decides to sleep.
Lately, it seems like he thinks 2:00AM is playtime, which it isn't.
Maybe you should try and take a nap.
Oh, I wish I could.
I'm already three days behind grading these papers.
Dinner will be ready by 7:00.
You're cancelling again? I am so sorry, Rosemary.
I just need to get some grading done, and try to get some sleep.
No, no.
I understand; you need your rest and relax-that's it! Laura, can you babysit tomorrow night? Sure.
Why? We are going to have a ladies only night.
One night of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Oh! You deserve it.
We both do! Count me in! Oh, oh! [CHUCKLES.]
Hey Bill.
You seem a little shaken and I'm guessing it's more than the tremor this morning.
I've been offered a judgeship.
That's funny.
Oh, you're serious.
Well how, why? Well, it started with me roughing up a judge.
That hardly seems like a qualification.
It has to do with law, and order, and integrity, and toughness.
Well, wow, that's great, congratulations.
Well, I haven't decided if I'm going to take it yet.
Because? I don't know if I want it.
Besides, I hate lawyers.
Yes, that would be a problem.
- What song is that? "You have stolen my heart "Now please don't go away "As we sang love's old sweet song "On Moonlight Bay.
" Ah, that's a beautiful song.
For some reason, it keeps playing in my head these days.
Woah, woah, woah.
Oh, no! What now? We'll have to go the long way around, we won't make it back tonight.
Well, we didn't bring anything to camp with.
We'll make do.
What is it? Well, take a look.
That is 15 feet from where you dug.
It's dry.
Yeah, completely.
I'm thinking between the tremor we had, and your well digging, a small pocket of surface oil was released.
But! I did find some indication of cap rock.
What does that mean? Well, it means there might be a larger oil reservoir further down.
Might? [SIGHS.]
This is shale.
That suggests to me your chances are decent.
How decent? Well, without further testing, it's hard to say.
Give the kids your best guess estimate, Glen.
Best guess, I'd say you have about a 40 percent chance.
40 percent! Yeah, that that's something.
Yeah, you might have to dig another 3 to 6,000 feet to find out.
Uh, thousand? Yeah.
How do I do that? With a lot of men and rotary drills.
And it will cost you.
How much? Depends on how deep you gotta dig; could be several thousand dollars.
Why is everything thousands? It's just the way it is with oil.
Are you sure you'll be all right without a sleeping bag? Yeah, I'm fine.
I used to go camping all the time with my three brothers.
So, I'm used to the elements.
We never went camping.
My mom and dad were not keen on it.
Are they still alive? My mom passed away a long time ago.
My dad's alive, though.
At least you still have one parent.
Not exactly.
My dad and I haven't spoken in years.
I'm sorry.
Do you mind if I ask why? Well, it starts with my mom, who was a nurse.
She died of typhoid fever, which she caught from a patient.
And when dad found out I wanted to be a nurse too, he got really upset.
I can see why.
I understand his concern.
But sometimes, it's about the words you use to express it.
My dad, he called me a fool.
And I was tired of his disapproval.
We haven't spoken since.
You, Miss Carter, are a lot of things, but you are not a fool.
Class may I have your attention, please? Thank you.
I would like to introduce you to our newest student, Allie.
Please welcome her.
(CLASS) Hi Allie.
Allie, you may take a seat next to Robert.
Now, then.
Cleopatra, known as the Queen of Egypt Pick a card.
You might be surprised to learn, was actually Greek, hmm? Bet you I can guess your card.
Cleopatra was only 18 years old when she first ruled Egypt.
Which is a great responsibility.
So it's a good thing she was very intelligent.
Not only did she love math and philosophy, but she also spoke seven different languages.
Impressive, right? [LAUGHS.]
So Henry What can I do for you? You mind if I ask you a somewhat personal question? Probably.
But give it a shot.
What is it about poker that you find so appealing? The stakes.
The excitement.
The payout.
Everything has a calculated risk, I mean, you're not luckier than the next man.
You just know the game.
What I know is that this conversation has a point.
And I just haven't figured out what it is yet.
You gamble in poker, but there's another game.
The bigger risk, but the potential for a much bigger reward.
I know how to play that game, if you're interested.
Wow! Do it again! Thank you.
What's going on here? Everyone inside, now.
Not you.
Now, hand it over.
What? The bag.
Where did you get all of this? It was just a card trick.
I won it fair and square.
The trick part leads me to believe there was nothing "fair" about it.
And I have to say, I'm a little dismayed that your uncle would teach you such a thing.
Uncle Nathan? Pfft.
All he knows how to play is old maid.
Then, who taught it to you? I'd rather not say.
You don't have to say.
I know who it was.
Sorry, gents.
Seems to be a lucky day for the house.
I may have spoken too soon.
We need to talk.
Deal me out.
What were you thinking, teaching a young girl to gamble? She's only 10 years old.
Do you have any idea Woah, woah, I'm assuming we're talking about Allie.
Unless you opened up a gambling school for minors.
Let's just calm down.
Bouchard, do not tell me to calm down, I have every right to be upset.
You taught a young girl how to gamble.
I did not teach Allie to gamble.
I taught her a card trick.
Two very different things.
Frankly, I was doing your job.
Excuse me? I was just trying to get Allie interested in going to school.
By teaching her a card trick.
Allie was nervous about meeting the other kids, making friends.
I told her it would break the ice.
Well, it certainly did that.
How much did she win? Mr.
Bouchard, that is beside the point.
I appreciate you trying to help.
But if there ever is a next time, please just bring Allie back to school.
Bouchard may have been misguided, but I believe his heart was in the right place.
Has Allie had trouble fitting in at any of her other schools? [SIGHS.]
She hasn't been around long enough for that to matter.
Which I think could very well be the problem.
Allie isn't making an effort because she doesn't think she'll be here long enough for it to matter.
You know how the Mounties work.
I also know that children need stability.
We're fine, thank you.
So, what I suggest is that we call Allie in, and let her know what our expectations of her are in the classroom.
All right? Okay.
Allie, could you come inside please? [DOOR CLOSES.]
Allie, do you understand why it was wrong to take money and food from the other children? It's not like I forced them to play.
That's not the issue.
You deliberately tricked the other children.
Allie, I raised you better than that.
Tomorrow, you're going to return everything, and you're going to apologize.
I don't have it anymore.
Thornton took my bag.
Are we understood? Yes, Sir.
Allie, are you anxious about making friends with the other children? Have you ever read Emmerson? He's one of my favourite poets.
And he has some incredibly wise quotes including, "the only way to have a friend is to be one.
" But, the only friend I've ever had is Uncle Nathan.
And he has to like me.
Oh, Allie, I'm sure it seems scary.
But if you just be yourself, I guarantee you, you'll make a ton of friends.
I happen to know that Robert and Opal already like you a lot.
Really? Mm-hmm.
You just have to give the other kids a chance.
Can you do that for me? I guess.
Can I talk to you for a moment? Yeah, of course.
I'd like to buy your land.
Why? Well, I'd like to dig and look for oil.
Well, what makes you think I don't wanna do the same thing? Well, there's a difference between wanting and doing.
We both know that you don't have the money to dig.
So I'm willing to offer you twice what you paid for it, $1,000.
That's my final offer.
I'll have to talk to Clara first.
Give me until tomorrow? Yeah, yeah.
- Take care.
- Yeah.
Where's little Jack? There he is! [BABY GIGGLES.]
Where's little Jack? He was just here! There you are! I have everything all ready for our "ladies only" night.
By tomorrow, you will feel completely rejuvenated.
No! I'm so sorry.
Laura's dad needed her tonight.
Their cow is expecting a calf any minute.
Really? Really.
Laura felt awful; so did I.
But I told her not to worry about it.
We'll do it another time.
Sure we will.
Hello, little man.
Is everything okay? I hope I didn't get too personal last night.
It wasn't too much, too soon? Not for me.
Hey sweetheart.
What's got you down? Disappointment.
Dashed expectations.
Well, that does sound bleak.
Is there anything I can do to help? Maybe there is.
Now, Lee, are you sure? Elizabeth, I got this.
Go! Have some fun.
Well, he's teething, so he might be a little fussy.
It's no problem-we're going to have a good time, right? Yes, we are.
Yes, we are.
Oh, all right.
Bye bye! [WHISPERS.]
Bye bye.
Oh come on, it's literally next door.
It's not like I don't know where to find you.
Promise me if there's anything you need, you'll come right over? I promise.
Now, go! You're crampin' our guy time.
Right? "Bye Momma, you're cramping our guy time!" Momma's crampin' our guy time.
So, what should we do? Here we are.
You wanna play peekaboo? Whoop.
Where'd I go? Whoop.
There I am! Whoop, I'm gone.
Whoop, there I am! [BABY GIGGLES.]
That's fun, right? I had my doubts about Constable Grant's parenting skills, but he has proven me wrong.
Well, it can't be easy raising such a spirited little girl, all on your own.
I'm sure it isn't.
Did you ever find out what happened to Allie's parents? No, they are pretty private people.
I have to say, I'm just so happy to have you here right now.
Thank you so much for doing this, Rosemary.
Well, let's celebrate.
There you are.
- Cheers.
- Cheers! We are going to have some fruit and cookies and finger sandwiches- Oh, I almost forgot to put the muffins in the oven.
Oh, that's really not necessary.
Who is that at the door? Huh? Who is that at the door? Let's go see.
Hey, Bill.
- Hey.
- What are you doing here? Well, I heard Elizabeth had some words with Bouchard, because he was teaching some kid to gamble.
Hmm, well, that's news to me.
Uh, she's next door with Rosemary, though.
But I wouldn't go over there.
Oh, why not? It's a woman's soiree, right? No men allowed.
But do come in, please.
- Oh, thanks.
- Yeah.
You know, you're doing that wrong.
No, no, we're fine.
Oh, no, your vest won't be once he spits up on it.
Give him to me.
There you go.
Grab that towel, will ya? Sure.
Okay, yeah.
Oh, I can feel it in there.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Here we go, here we go, ready? [BELCHES.]
See? It just takes practice.
Come here you, oh! Oh, my goodness, did you have a big burp.
Yes, I think you did! Why wouldn't you do it for me? Oh, there we go.
Now, let's cover you up, 'cause it's a little chilly.
He's gonna get too hot.
No, no, no, there's a draft.
I don't feel it.
Don't you have some Sheriff-y stuff to do? Don't you have some tree to cut down? [SIGHS.]
Talk about embarrassing.
Do you remember the time I thought I was being taken to San Francisco to star in a new musical and I was actually being kidnapped.
You really were a damsel in distress.
Let me tell you it's more fun to play one than be one.
I was running away from those men and then who do I see in his red surge coming towards me.
Always the hero.
He sure was.
But I know you saved him in more ways than one.
I remember when he first came to town he hated it here so much.
Gee, I wonder what changed his mind.
People find true love in Hope Valley.
It's true.
You and Jack.
You and Lee.
Clara and Jesse.
Faith and Carson.
Wait, what, no.
Uh how do you You know about that? Well, doesn't everyone? No, no, they're not supposed to know.
How did you find out? Carson and Faith are terrible liars.
Well, here they come now.
Faith, I know being estranged from your father bothers you.
Have you thought about reaching out to him? Hundreds of times.
And what stops you? Fear of rejection? Anybody would be crazy to reject you.
Um Do you think they know about us? If they weren't before, they are now.
Come on.
Well [SIGHS.]
So, $1,200 is a lot of money, Jessie.
I know.
I could pay off my debt, and we'd have some left over.
To build our house.
I really like the sound of that.
Me too.
Have we decided? [GIGGLES.]
Baby's hungry.
I fed him an hour ago.
Maybe he needs his diaper changed.
I changed him just before you got here.
Didn't you say he was teething? Oh, right, yes! There's a cloth in the ice bucket right there in the corner.
Thank you.
He stopped.
He just wanted you to go away.
You just wanted Bill to go away, didn't you? Yes! It's just a joke.
I mean, it wasn't that funny.
Starting to look more like Jack, isn't he? Yeah, yeah he really is.
Think he'll be a Mountie? Ha.
Not if Elizabeth has anything to do with it.
Well, for what it's worth, I think you'd make a fine judge, Bill.
Well, thanks, Lee.
Appreciate that.
And just so you know, I think you'd make a great dad someday.
Yeah? Thank you.
This has been so relaxing.
All work and no play is no good for you.
Or you.
Every time I see you it seems like you've taken on some new project.
You are the busiest person I know, Rosemary.
Well, it's different for me.
You have a job and a child, that's a lot.
Every day I count my blessings that I have little Jack is in my life.
But I have to admit, it's been pretty wonderful just being me for an evening.
Yes, even the most devoted mother needs to have a break once in a while.
Are you alright? Yes, yes, I'm fine.
You sure? [OVEN DINGS.]
Oh the muffins are ready.
I always got a game.
Excuse me gentlemen.
I'm sorry.
I heard about what happened with your niece.
No more teaching kids card tricks, okay? As you wish.
What's your story, Bouchard? Why are you such an expert at cheating? I'm not.
In fact, I've only cheated once in my life.
This is a great town.
Good people, fine opportunities.
What's your point? You don't seem like a good fit here.
That's kind of the story of my life.
But I'm not going anywhere.
You ate half my muffin! It wasn't very good.
My apple.
Now that was tasty! Opal! Here's your candy.
You didn't like it? I didn't taste it.
Here, I hope you like it.
Black liquorice is my favourite.
I don't like liquorice.
Here's the $200 for the drilling rights.
As stated in the contract, if we strike oil, you'll receive 30 percent of the crude that comes up from your rig.
Nice doing business with you, Mr.
Pleasure, Miss Hayford.
That's the eighth option today.
You seem to be throwing a lot of my money around.
Welcome to high stakes gambling.
I just hope you know what you're doing.

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