When Calls The Heart (2014) s06e07 Episode Script

Hope is With the Heart

1 Previously on When Calls the Heart Something's not quite right.
Well then, what I recommend is a healthy dose of communication.
Good luck.
Every town needs a library.
I'd like to buy your land.
1,500.
1,200.
That's my final offer.
Constable Grant! It's about Allie.
I was hoping to talk to you.
Okay, I will come by.
[BABY COOS.]
I feel truly blessed to have Jack.
It's the little things.
His morning smile.
That sparkle in his eyes.
His beautiful laugh.
It fills my heart with profound joy.
Love comes in many forms, especially in Hope Valley right now.
Where new love blossoms.
Enduring love grows even stronger There's a reason love inspires great poetry and song.
It stirs something deep within us, bringing us comfort, bliss, and most of all hope in what tomorrow may bring.
Great doing business with you.
(JESSE) Look at 'em.
All smiles.
Don't I look like the sucker? Jesse.
Lee, he swindled me.
You don't know that.
He couldn't afford nine grand to buy the saloon.
So how's it he can spend a bunch more on this oil business? Henry has a lot of contacts in the mining world.
I'm sure he could find a backer.
Still.
Why was he so eager to buy my land? Isn't cat's cradle more fun with two people? Here you go.
I meant, maybe some of the other kids would like to play with you too.
What? I thought you were making friends.
I am.
I guess.
These kids are tough nuts to crack.
Really? Allie, you're one of the funniest kids I know.
You can make me laugh, and I am a tough audience.
All right, why don't you get outta here.
It's too nice a day for us both to be cooped up in here.
Here's your share of the oil proceeds.
(LUCAS) Subtlety really isn't your strong suit, is it? Is there a problem? Let's just say that being associated with you doesn't exactly boost my standing in the community.
I'm quite sure I could say the same thing.
What's this? You cheated me out of my land.
I figure the oil profits belong to me now.
Let me tell you something about court, son, 'cause I've seen the inside of one a few times.
Save your lectures, Henry.
I'm gonna get what's mine.
Judge will be here first thing in the morning.
See you then.
Right this way.
It's seen better days, but I think under all the dust and cobwebs this place has a lot of potential.
And why are you showing this to me? Welcome to your new library.
Very funny.
It shouldn't be.
Well, as I said, there isn't any room in the town budget to rent space for a library.
There's no need to rent a space when I'm donating this place.
You bought this building for the new library? Well, actually I bought it three weeks ago as an investment property.
But I guess a library will just have to do.
You mean to tell me that out of the goodness of your heart, you are donating this whole building to the town? Business has been going very well.
And imagine all the books that you'll get to read in here.
I I don't know what to say.
I can have a crew start building shelves in here today.
No, I would save that money for what's important The books.
So, we're on? I could have my students handle the repairs.
I'll take that as a yes.
Where are you headed? To court.
Jesse's suing me.
It's an open and shut case.
I don't think he has a shot.
You are slick Henry, but one day that may be your downfall.
Well, perhaps so, just not today.
Let's head inside, shall we? I'll wait for the judge.
I am the judge.
Sworn in last night.
Huh.
First dispute is one about a dry cow.
Remember everyone.
We're organizing the books by genre.
What have you got there, Opal? Wuh thur ing Wuthering "Wuthering Heights.
" Yes.
That's a "tragedy.
" Can I read it? Perhaps in a few years.
[GIGGLES.]
How's everything going with the shelves? Very well, thank you.
I hope you used dowels.
Excuse me? Dowels? Little wood things? I know what dowels are.
Books are heavy.
These nails will just bend.
I think these nails will be just fine.
Suit yourself.
But just out of curiosity, if one were interested in using dowels, how might he go about doing that? I spoke to my father again.
He was playing with one of my little nephews, sounded like they were having so much fun.
I'm surprised to hear that.
The way you described your father, he was a bit more reserved than that.
I guess I made a lot of assumptions about him that aren't really true.
Again, thank you so much for putting us in touch.
So I didn't overstep.
[SMALL LAUGH.]
Yes.
But I'm glad that you did.
I think we made quite a bit of progress.
I'm so impressed by how well the children did.
Yeah.
How's your thumb? I'll survive.
Thank you again.
I still can't believe you did all this.
It's my pleasure.
[BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY.]
So, is my Oh! I'm sorry.
You go ahead.
No, please.
Well, you must be starving.
Can I interest you in a bite at the saloon.
To discuss library business.
That's very kind of you, but I should be getting home to my son.
Of course.
Henry.
How long have we known each other for? Don't ask questions I know the answers to.
Okay.
Why did you make an offer on my land? Well, like I told you, I wanted to drill for oil.
And this geologist who told me there was only a 40 percent chance of striking oil, who hired him? I knew him from my time in the mining industry.
See? They're friends.
I didn't say that.
Where are you going with this, Jesse? I'm sayin', Henry hires the geologist.
The guy who basically advises me not to drill.
He then buys my land, and what do you know? Oil.
[CROWD MUTTERS.]
I think Gowen and this geologist were in cahoots.
Well, that doesn't sound like a stretch, but do you plan on sharing anything other than accusations? What else have you got? Um One second.
Uh It's getting late.
We'll reconvene in the morning.
Court's adjourned.
You did good.
You kidding me? I'm losing.
I saw Henry and Lucas talking yesterday.
And Henry handed him some money.
Tab money? A lot more than that.
Perfect fit.
Thank you, Robert.
All right, everyone, why don't you start filling the shelves, and I'll go collect the last of the books from the schoolhouse.
Before you know it, this place is going to start to feel like a real library.
"The Fall of the House of Usher.
" That was ours.
My mom gave it away 'cause she said it would give us nightmares.
Let's read it.
"During the hole of a dull, dark, and soundless day "in the autumn of the year, "when the clouds hung oppressively low "in the heavens, "I had been passing alone, on horseback, "through a singularly dreary tract of country" Judge? I'd like to call Lucas Bouchard to the stand.
Now, Mr.
Bouchard, what do you do here in Hope Valley? We all know that Mr.
Bouchard owns the saloon.
Move on.
Okay.
Did you invest in Gowen's oil business? There you go.
Good question.
Thank you.
Your answer? Yes.
I own a 30 percent stake in Gowen Petroleum.
Why'd you keep it a secret? I had my reasons.
Well, that's not good enough, Mr.
Bouchard.
It's time for you to start giving some straight answers.
Go on, Jesse.
When Henry approached you, what did he say the odds of finding oil on my land were? Forty percent.
Why would you put money on the line when the odds of striking oil were so low? [CHUCKLES.]
Compared to poker, 40 percent odds sound pretty good to me.
I mean, I am a gambler.
(BILL) The fact is, I don't know who or what you are.
But I do know your partner's a convicted criminal.
And that doesn't smell right from here.
"There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of heart.
"What was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation "of the House of Usher?" [GASPS.]
Aren't you supposed to be shelving? But you said a library's for reading.
First we shelve, then we read.
Now let's see how much we can get accomplished before it's dinner time.
I know where a real haunted house is.
Where? In the woods.
All the Mounties know about it.
My uncle wasn't supposed to tell me, but he did.
Where is it? Quarter mile up Frenchman's Creek.
[WHISPERING.]
You're right.
So what do we do now? We could go.
- That would be great.
- Let's go.
- It would just be us.
- (OPAL) You're going, aren't you? I am too.
You're too young.
(BILL) You stand, Henry.
Henry, I want you to answer me a question.
If the geologist said you had 40 percent chance of finding oil on Jesse's property, why would you buy options all around it? Well, it only stands to reason that the more property under my control, the better chance I have at striking oil.
I'm not going to apologize for taking a huge risk and having it pay off.
Sit.
Well, I used to be able to arrest people on my suspicion.
With this job, I need more.
Jesse, I'm sorry.
You have no proof that says Henry did anything fraudulent.
Case dismissed.
No hard feelings.
It still isn't fair.
You think this is it? Must be.
Who do you think lived here? Don't you mean "who died here?" [TWIG SNAPS.]
- Ahhh!!!!! - Who's there? [GIGGLES.]
You thought I was a ghost.
Opal, what are you doing here? Did you follow us? [CREAKING CHAIR.]
(ALL) Ahhhhh!!!!! [LAUGHING.]
[BREATHING HEAVILY.]
Did you guys see that? [PANTS.]
Harper? Opal? Oh, he likes this one, doesn't he? Pears are his new favourite.
[KNOCKS.]
Mrs.
Thornton! What's wrong? We went into the woods, and there was this ghost, everyone ran, but I don't know where they are.
Wait, slow down, just start at the beginning.
Okay.
Allie told us about this haunted cabin up Frenchman's Creek.
Allie did? Me and Harper went to see it, but Opal followed us.
Mrs.
Thornton, there's a real ghost, and when I ran I thought Harper and Opal were behind me, but they weren't.
What if the ghost got them? [SIGHS.]
I'll watch Jack.
Robert, hurry on home.
Understood? Constable, do you know where Allie is? Yeah, she's at home.
I'll get some lanterns.
[SIGHS.]
Harper! Opal! That cabin Allie was talking about is a quarter mile in.
We found it while we were fishing together one time.
You know, I don't know what gets into her head sometimes.
Children seem to make it their job to keep adults guessing.
Opal! [KNOCKING AT DOOR.]
Hey, sweetheart.
Shhh! Sorry.
Thought I might find you here.
Elizabeth just had an emergency.
I hope it's nothing too serious.
Oh, I'm sure she's handling it.
Hi.
[BABY COOS.]
Hey.
Listen, um I know something's on your mind.
And I know what it is.
And I just want you to know that we can talk about it.
Lee, I I can't.
Yes, you can.
We're in this together, right? I see you with little Jack, and you would make a wonderful father.
I know that's what you want.
Mm-hmm.
Uh I don't think I can give you a child.
You deserve to be a father.
You do, and I know, I know it's my fault.
You don't know that.
You don't know that at all.
It could just as easily be me.
But the truth is, it doesn't matter.
Because no matter how much I may want a child, the only thing in the whole world that I really need is you.
Every day with you is like a gift.
I am the luckiest man in the whole world because your face is the first thing I get to see every morning when I wake up.
I love you, and I see you with baby Jack too, and I know how much you want a child of your own.
What if it doesn't happen for us? We face it together.
Just like we always do.
You and me.
[SIGHS TEARFULLY.]
I love you So much.
I love you more.
Opal! Parker! Allie! - Allie.
- Over here.
Here.
Thank you.
[GASPS.]
Oh! What happened? Opal tripped when we were running.
Oh, let me see, sweetheart.
It hurts.
I think it might be broken.
We're gonna take you to go see Dr.
Shepard, all right? As far as what you're doing out here, we'll talk about that later.
Allie? Come here, you're with me.
Thank you.
I'm really sorry.
Here you are, Opal.
Lift up a little bit.
There you go.
Beef Stroganoff sounds good Oh, yes.
I might have that.
Something's on your mind.
Am I that easy to read? Only because we've been spending so much time together.
Too much time? I would take every minute that I can get.
[LAUGHS.]
Well, I'm glad to hear that, because I spoke to my father again, and he's invited us to Thanksgiving.
He wants to meet the man who put us back in touch.
And he wants to thank you in person.
I can tell him that you have other plans.
I would love to meet your family.
I'm sorry to interrupt, but you have a patient.
(ALLIE) It was just supposed to be a joke.
You know, Allie, when I said you were funny, this is not what I meant.
[SIGHS.]
How is she? Fortunately, it's just a sprain.
You got the idea from that book in the library, didn't you? The library? How come every time Allie's in trouble, Bouchard is somehow involved? You know Allie, I know you didn't expect Opal to follow those boys, but being out in the woods at night, that just isn't safe.
I won't ever do anything like it again.
Can I go see Opal? (BOTH) Go ahead.
[SIGHS.]
You can't blame the library or Lucas for what happened.
There's nothing wrong with being a book lover.
Yeah.
He's a lover, all right.
I'm just not sure about the book part.
I am sorry.
For what? If your job makes you believe the worst in people.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
I'm sorry you got hurt.
She'll be as good as new in a couple of weeks.
I really thought you were a ghost.
Huh.
Thanks.
How did you make the rocking chair move? That wasn't me.
Ah, I tied a string to it.
[CHUCKLES.]
How's that, not too tight? No.
Madam Librarian.
What keeps you out so late? Uh, there was an emergency with one of the children.
Everything's fine, just a case of literature being taken too literally.
They say a little learning can be a dangerous thing.
I don't believe that.
I'm on the fence.
Uh Why are you so interested in setting up the library? Hope Valley needs one.
Is that the only reason? Because, if I have in any way led you to believe Never mind.
Now I'm not going to deny that I was aware of your beauty.
But as I got to know you, I became fascinated by your goodness.
"Dangerous Liaisons".
One of my favourites.
I wanted a library because it seemed like a good thing.
No disrespect.
[SIGHS.]
[PHONE RINGS.]
Hello.
I have the Benson Hills Mountie station on the line.
Put it through.
You are connected.
This is Constable Grant.
You'll never guess who was spotted outside your town, Gentleman Johnny Boone.
[GASPS.]
I heard about Johnny Boone.
Yeah, there's a report he was spotted at Rock Creek.
I'll be joining you.
Bill, you're not the sheriff anymore.
As territorial judge I hereby deputize myself.
See how easy that was? Besides, you don't know this guy like I do.
Between the newspaper articles and the dime novels everybody knows this guy.
Not like I do.
He's got a lot of tricks up his sleeve.
The last time I caught him was outside the woods near Coyote Pass.
But he escaped.
Within a week.
How long ago was that? Nine years.
Woah.
Hold on.
Come on.
Giddy up!!! [GRUNTS.]
Stay down.
[COCKS GUN.]
Hey Johnny.
It's been a while.
Yeah, but not long enough by my account.
Fiona, take a look at this.
It's my latest design.
Yeah, it's pretty.
But not for you.
Eh You know, Fiona, I can design anything.
There's this skirt I saw in this advertisement, right here.
It's beautiful.
I love the detailing.
I've never designed anything quite like it before.
Why? Well, I don't think the women here would go for it.
Maybe if you offered these styles women would buy them.
And maybe you'd get some new customers.
Hmm.
A whole new market.
Mmmhmm.
Hurry up! Hurry up! What in the world? Gentleman Johnny Boone is here! Carson, what's going on? It's Gentleman Johnny! Give us some room.
How does it feel to be famous? Well, it's not something I experience very much.
Enjoy it while you can.
'Cause fame is fleeting and your prison term won't be.
Well, little Jack and I have a full day ahead of us.
Rosemary, you don't have to do that.
It is never too early for Jack to experience the best of music and literature.
Maybe a little finger-painting? Yes, yes.
Thank you, Rosemary.
Oh, of course, it's my pleasure.
Clara can watch the shop today, can't she? Yes! Is everything ok? Um I just called my dad and a strange voice answered.
He said he was a neighbour.
My dad had a heart attack two days ago.
Faith.
He's fine, he's recovering, but I still think I should go see him.
Absolutely.
I can handle everything here.
Your mistake was not changing up your routine.
I change it plenty.
You both just got lucky.
Well, I think I'd call it skill when I anticipate your next move.
Was it skill at Edgewood, when you walked in the barn and fed your horse and didn't see me up there in the hayloft.
You were up there the whole time? Oh, yeah.
Okay, I'm going to do my rounds while you two continue down memory lane.
Judge.
Did I just hear him right? Well that's what happens when you don't live the life of crime, you get promoted.
Well, how'd it go? Everyone's just talking about Gentleman Johnny.
Yeah, well, he's uh he's sorta famous so that's understandable.
Robert called him a legend.
Is he? A legend? I- I don't know.
There's a lot of stuff written about him.
Somebody said that he's never hurt anybody, and that he's pulled off amazing crimes.
But Allie, you know if you steal from someone you are hurting them, right? Yeah, I do.
Good.
I think you should be the legend, not him.
Well, the fact that you think that is enough for me.
- [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.]
- - [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.]
- [LAUGHING.]
Oh, sorry! [TURNS MUSIC OFF.]
Jack, look who's home.
Hello my sweet boy.
Hello.
How did everything go today? Oh, we had just a perfect day.
We went over the alphabet and we listened to some songs.
Oh, we did a little artwork.
And a gift for you.
Thank you! Oh, and look at those.
Oh, well, I had a little time on my hands while Jack was napping.
Rosemary, they're beautiful.
Thank you.
I just have to convince the women in town to love them.
Elizabeth, how would you like to be on the cutting edge of fashion? Oh.
Hmm? I got you some lemon drops for your trip.
It can get pretty dusty.
Thank you, Carson.
We've got a shipment of supplies arriving Thursday.
I'll take care of it.
And if you see Mrs.
Galuzzo in town remind her she's got an appointment on Friday.
She's always forgetting.
Don't worry.
Have a safe trip.
You're all set.
[TAPS CARRIAGE.]
Don't forget to call.
Oh, don't you worry, Lee will join us shortly.
[LAUGHS.]
You just wanna come out, don't you? Yes.
Yes.
He just loves you so much.
Well, I'll let you in on a little secret.
I'm crazy about him, too.
Rosemary, what is it? Elizabeth, there's something I haven't told you.
I don't think I can have children.
Are you sure? Maybe it just hasn't happened yet.
I think it would have happened by now if something wasn't wrong.
I'm here for you.
You've already done so much, every day.
And truly I have so many blessings to be grateful for.
Amazing friends and a man I love.
A wonderful career.
And best of all, I get to be this little guy's auntie, yes.
Who's your favourite auntie? Who's your favourite auntie? [BABY LAUGHS.]
Let's go.
Can't a man get a good night's sleep around here? Your escort's here.
You can sleep on the way to Union City.
It's a bit late to go traipsing around the country, isn't it? Couldn't this wait 'til tomorrow? Since when do you care what time it is? Since I had those pancakes this morning.
Pancakes? Yeah, best I ever had.
Aw, come on.
Let me have one more good meal.
You're a judge now, you can order them to transport me tomorrow.
For old-time's sake? He's just so adorable.
And he's talented.
I am quite certain he has an ear for music.
Just imagine if our little Jack turned out to be the next Chopin.
Or maybe the next Ty Cobb.
Look at the hands on that kid.
Well, exactly! Perfect for playing the piano.
Or for holding a baseball bat.
Or playing a violin.
Or throwing a baseball.
Well, whatever he decides to do, one thing is for certain.
Little Jack will always have you two in his corner.
Absolutely.
Yep.
Good, because there's something I'd like to ask you both.
Oh, what is it? Well, it's for little Jack.
Of course, anything for little Jack.
Of course we'll do it.
Don't you want to know what it is first? I'm with Rosemary on this one.
If it's to do with you guys, we are in.
I'm glad to hear it.
Now, I've thought about this, and I'd like the both of you to be his guardians.
[TEARING UP.]
Oh Do you think I'd make a good mother? I think you'd make a great one.
I just, uh-I don't know what to say.
Well, yes.
Yeah.
Absolutely positively yes! Yes! Allie, I don't mean to pry, but is everything alright between you and your uncle? I noticed he seemed pretty upset yesterday.
Oh, yeah.
He just gets a little, um, cranky whenever there's a criminal in town.
Why? I think it's 'cause of grandpa.
Uncle Nathan won't talk about it but I did overhear him and grandma one night.
What does it have to do with your grandpa? He's in prison.
Oh.
What's all this? They're our latest designs.
The fabric is so light and soft.
And you would not believe how much cooler it is on a warm day.
Oh, Elizabeth! So far, so good.
Rosemary, you never cease to amaze me.
Well, let's see if we actually sell any skirts.
Then I'll happily agree with you.
- Saddle up.
- Ready, sir.
How was your breakfast? Humble pie don't exactly agree with me.
[KNOCKS ON CARRIAGE.]
Oh Mrs.
Thornton.
Is there something I can help you with? It's about Allie.
What has she done this time? Nothing, it's just I spoke with her and I thought you should be aware that she knows about your father.
What? How? She overheard you and your mother.
I had no idea.
Well, she's got questions.
Yeah, don't we all? For what it's worth, my advice talk to her.
I would appreciate it if you didn't say any of this to anyone else.
It's not my story to tell.
Thank you.
You're welcome, Constable Grant.
Wait.
I think it's time that you start calling me Nathan.
Elizabeth.
(ROSEMARY) We'll have that ready for you next week.
I want this style? It worked! I am calling this my Fiona Collection.
Well, that has a nice ring to it.
[LAUGHS.]
Now, what can I get for you? You want this one? You're connected.
Faith? I wanted to surprise you.
Hmm.
Well you-you certainly did.
How is your father? [SILENCE.]
Faith? Um, he's on the mend and so is our relationship, but something like this might take a while.
Well, how much longer are you planning on staying? I don't know, Carson.
Mrs.
Thornton told me today that you were asking about grandpa.
Is there something that you would like to ask me? Is he a bad guy? He's in prison.
Why? Well Grandpa deceived people.
He thought that that was the only way he could provide for his family.
Was it? No.
It wasn't.
Is that why you became a Mountie? To be different than him? Huh.