When Calls The Heart (2014) s07e02 Episode Script

The Heart of a Father

1 Previously on When Calls the Heart: I was thinking of having an outdoor wedding.
Then we are going to make this the wedding of your dreams.
He offered me the position of head nurse for the entire hospital.
But it's so far away and we're in this together, aren't we? Ever since I was five years old I wanted to be a teacher and writer.
The best writing comes right from the heart.
What's in your heart? For your weekend reading assignments, upper grades I would like you to read Chapter 5 of "Huckleberry Finn" and for you lower grades, please read Chapter 3 of "The Railway Children".
You want to go fishing tomorrow? Sure, I will meet you at the creek.
I wish I had something fun to do this weekend.
- Me too.
- Yeah.
Hey, you wanna come over to my place for a sleepover? - Tonight? - Sure.
Allie, does your uncle know about this? He's the one who's always telling me to make friends.
I'll take that as a no.
It will be fun.
Mmm.
Gustav.
What's the spice you're using in the chowder? L'annett.
In English dill.
No, no, I taste the dill, it's something else.
Something more earthy and rich.
Ahhh! The smoked paprika.
You have a very discerning palate.
Bill, if I were the suspicious type, I think you might be spying.
Like the café has anything to learn from you, Bouchard.
No, no.
We're find with our good ol' home cooking.
I completely agree.
My compliments to the chef.
Merci.
Hey, Ned.
How's the goulash? Delicious.
They say the smart business man never divulges his secrets.
They also say to steal from the best.
I choose to be flattered.
Hmph.
I've got two words, "smoked paprika".
That isn't in this recipe.
Well, so we'll just improvise.
When you started changing the menu you said you'd eat your hat before you copied Lucas.
Who said anything about Lucas? Bill.
I tasted Gustav's chowder too.
Clara really wants to have our wedding down by the pond.
Jesse, think carefully about that? It's so damp down there and mucky.
The things that could go wrong; what if it rains? Hmm? Still I kinda like the pond idea.
Me too.
I can't imagine anything more perfect.
The bride has spoken.
Here, try this chowder for me.
- Oh.
- Oh.
Alright.
Mmm, oh, that's the tastiest batch yet.
Hmm? No, it's good.
It's good.
But? I'm sorry Clara, far be it for me to criticize, there's too much salt.
Just a tad.
I think it's perfect.
Have a great weekend everyone! Hi, I thought I'd stop by and help Allie carry her books home.
I hear her teacher really ladles on the homework.
Oh, well, I think Allie will manage just fine, but I'm not so sure about you.
Me? Why? What's happening? Uncle Nathan could I have a sleepover at our place tonight? Please! Uh yes Yeah, yeah, that sounds like fun.
Thanks.
It's a lot of fun Good luck! What have you decided about Hamilton? Nothing yet.
I have until next week to tell them.
If you want the job, we'll make it work.
How did the surgery go? It was pretty straight forward.
Finished early.
So, you've had time on your hands.
Yeah, I found this new camera store.
You should see how compact they are making these things.
I'll see soon enough.
What time does your train leave Union City? Not 'till 8:00.
Meet me for breakfast tomorrow? It's a date.
So, uh, no smoked paprika? I'm sorry Judge.
I only get smoked paprika in when Lucas places a special order for it.
You can't spare a tin? He pre-pays.
I suppose I could ask him if he would like to sell you some.
No, no, no.
No, don't bother.
Alright.
Well if Ohhh! Are you alright? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
It must be something I ate.
That goulash at the saloon.
Maybe? I'll be fine.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
Hope Valley Central.
How can I direct your call? Guess where I am calling from? I don't have to guess.
I can see.
What are you doing in Bill's office? He asked me to do some filing.
Can you chat? What's new? Well, I just heard Ned got sick eating at the saloon.
Oh, you're kidding? I'm not kidding.
Tell me more.
- Hi Lucas.
- Elizabeth.
I was just going to pick up some typing paper.
I'll be spending a good portion of the weekend working on my novel.
You sound inspired.
I am.
I am.
Thank you again for your help.
It's all you.
I've had some thoughts about your dress, what do you think? Flounce around the neckline, sash at your waist.
It would be gorgeous on you.
Uh I don't know.
Alright.
Alright.
Well, how about something a bit more modern? Perhaps straight skirt just above the ankle, with some beading oh, it's all the rage.
Well, at least out East it is.
You could be quite the trendsetter here in Hope Valley.
It isn't really what I had in mind.
Alright, Clara, what did you have in mind? Well, I was thinking of something not too formal.
No, darling Clara, no.
You missed out on all the trimmings the first time around.
You absolutely must have a formal gown this time.
Mmmhmm.
I guess.
Hi Allie.
You look a little confused.
Uncle Nathan gave me a dollar to buy food for the sleepover.
And all you're buying is candy? When Opal had a sleepover, her mom helped us make Taffy Apples.
Oh.
Oh, you would like to serve something special as well.
Well, how about cupcakes? Cupcakes are the best! But I don't know how to make them.
Well, I have an idea! How about I help? I could bake the cupcakes at my house and then drop them off at yours so you and your friends can decorate them.
That's even better than Taffy Apples.
Now, then, we are going to need flour and sugar and cocoa powder and lots and lots of butter for the icing.
Clara, how did the kippers do at breakfast this morning? - A few brave souls ordered them.
- And? Well, one customers sent them back.
And another left most of them on his plate.
There's no accounting for taste.
I'll say.
Oh, hi Ned.
Faith, is Dr.
Shepherd free? He's in Union City today.
I'm afraid he won't be back until late.
Oh Something is disagreeing with me.
Hmm.
Where does it hurt exactly? It's right here.
Can you describe the pain? Dull? Sharp? It's kind of burning? When did you last eat? A few hours ago? Hmm.
What do you think it is? I have a suspicion.
You should come back tomorrow morning so that Dr.
Shepherd can examine you.
In the meantime, try drinking cabbage juice.
Cabbage juice? Sometimes the old cures are the best cures.
Alright, cabbage juice.
Thank you.
Can we make pink icing? Opal and Emily really like pink.
Sure.
I'll just some beet juice to them.
This is going to be the best sleepover ever.
No doubt about it, Allie.
Allie? You are the spitting image of your mother.
May I help you, sir? Are you Nathan's wife? No, I'm Allie's teacher, Elizabeth Thornton.
And you are? You knew my mother? About as well as any person could know another person What are you doing here? Uncle Nathan, this man says he knew my mom.
Allie, go home.
Come on, son.
Is that any way to treat your old man? Grandpa? Archie Grant.
Pleasure to make your acquaintance, - Madam.
- Okay.
Time to go.
But Uncle Nathan - Come on, Allie.
I'll walk you home.
- But he's my grandpa.
It's alright honey, we will talk later.
Right now, do what your Uncle Nathan says.
Come on, let's go.
Go.
Don't make her promises that you can't keep.
So when did you get out of prison? About three weeks ago.
And how did you find us? Oh, simple, I contacted Mountie Headquarters in Cape Fullerton.
I would have gone to your mother's if I knew where she was.
She has a new life, it doesn't include you.
Yeah, you said that in a letter you sent a few years back.
The same letter that told me my only daughter had died.
Yeah, well there was no easy way to tell you about Colleen.
I haven't heard a word from any of you since then.
That's the last time.
Nathan, I have done my time, I am a different man.
How? Well, I quit gambling for one.
And that was the start of this whole trouble.
I have heard that one before.
But this time This time I mean it.
I mean it, son Dad Archie.
I am not doing this again.
Fine if you want to turn your back on your own father.
Yeah, that's just fine.
But I have a grand-daughter that I intend to spend some time with.
That's not happening.
You can't stop me.
Yes, I can.
I'm her legal guardian.
There's a train coming into town from Union City tonight.
I want you on it when it leaves.
I don't need your money.
I need my family.
Why does Uncle Nathan ate him? I am sure he doesn't hate your grandfather, Allie.
It's just Complicated.
That's all Uncle Nathan ever says.
From the little you told me about it, it is complicated.
And I imagine your uncle and grandfather have gone through a lot together over the years that you and I don't even know about.
But he's my mom's dad too.
So maybe she liked him even if Uncle Nathan doesn't.
It's certainly possible.
Mrs.
Thornton, he is my grandpa and I haven't even met him.
I should have the right to talk to him if I want to.
It's not fair.
I know you must have a thousand questions.
But just ask your Uncle Nathan, he will explain.
Every time I try to talk about grandpa, he always changes the subject.
You know what I do when I have a lot of feelings, I write them down.
Why don't you take out your diary and write down all of the things you've been saying to me.
And then I will see you later tonight at the sleepover.
Maybe I should just call it off.
I think being around your friends right now is exactly what you need.
And remember, cupcakes! Thanks! Bye.
Good, afternoon, Mike.
The usual? Just a beer today, thanks Lucas.
Are you sure? Gustav made the goulash extra spicy today.
Yeah, I'm sure.
Is there something wrong with your appetite? Nobody told you? Told me what? Ned Yost got sick eating lunch here.
Kurt Lawson heard it from his wife who heard it from Molly Sullivan, who heard it from Alright.
I get the picture.
Ned, I hear you're under the weather.
Word travels fast.
I think it may have been the goulash.
Alright, well, I had some this morning and I'm fine but I just want you to know that we've disposed the rest of the batch as a precaution.
Of course, I had breakfast at the café.
Could have been something I ate there.
Not a word of this to anyone Florence, agreed? Whatever do you mean? He's my grandpa.
Doesn't automatically make him a good person.
But he seems nice.
Just because he seems nice, doesn't mean that he is.
He hurt a lot of people.
How? I'll tell you when you're older.
Maybe he's changed.
No.
He hasn't.
He will only disappoint you.
I'm really excited! Your friends are here.
So let's just forget about this, okay? Sleepover, it'll be fun.
Is Allie here? Allie? Allie who? I think you have the wrong house.
Uncle Nathan.
Ohh! Allie! She's right there.
Come on in.
- I'm so excited! - It'll be so fun! We're going to have so much fun together! Hello? Hello Babba! Thank you so much for watching him tonight, Rosemary.
Oh, of course.
Anytime.
I hope I won't be long but Nathan has no idea what he's in for.
I heard that his father is in town, is that true? Have you seen him? Briefly.
What is it? They're estranged.
Oh, that's so sad.
It is, isn't it? It's a completely different situation, I know but what I wouldn't give for Little Jack have his father in his life.
You should tell Nathan that.
Maybe he could use some perspective and you certainly have plenty to share.
I really don't think it's my place to interfere.
Really? Are you sure? Maybe he might thank you for it.
I doubt it.
I'll see you both soon.
Ohhhh.
Bye.
Bye-bye! Why is nobody listening to me, huh? Are you going to listen? Are you going to? What's this? No one is ordering the food.
Go figure.
Okay, I am about to share with you one of the most important secrets to a happy marriage.
Now let's say that Clara comes to you and says the drain is clogged.
- What do you do? - Fix it.
That's right.
You fix it, simple, no problem.
Now, let's say you come home and Clara is upset because she was in town earlier and waved at a friend and that friend did not wave back.
What do you do then? Uhhh I tell her she shouldn't be upset because her friend probably just didn't see her.
Oh, no! You say, I can certainly see why that would upset you, sweetheart.
Huh? You see the difference? Not really, no.
Okay, listen.
It's all about knowing when they want you to actually fix something.
And when they want you to just listen.
Oh! Is your room to your liking? It's fine, thank you.
Mmmhmm.
Archie Grant.
Oh, Bill Avery.
You're related to Nathan, right? You're right, I am.
I'm his old man.
Well, it's a pleasure to meet you.
Nathan doesn't talk much about his family.
He always was economical with words.
By the way, if you're looking for a good meal, I recommend the café.
Really? Unless you want to take your chances and eat here.
- Pleasure to meet you.
- Pleasure is mine.
I'm sure they'd be happy to deal you in if you like.
Oh, no thank you.
I stopped dancing with lady luck a long time ago.
Say, how about a round on me.
It needs some more.
I can pile mine higher.
Just don't pile it too high, though.
Oh, yeah, watch this.
Allie, don't.
Allie, that's a lot! Allie! Come on! You have icing all over your face.
- So do you.
- Don't use your fingers on her Girls! May I have your attention please.
How did you do that? Just a trick of the trade.
Now then, we should really all have icing on our faces.
Do you want to play with your toys? Do you want to play with your toys now? There you go.
Can you hold on? Can you stand? Hey, little man.
Lee Coulter.
- What? - I love you.
Oh, I love you too.
I do.
I love her very much.
Okay, what's going on here? It's just nice to know I can always count on you.
Even when it seems as though the whole world is ignoring me.
Like today.
I can't imagine people ignoring you.
Who would ignore you? Well, Jesse with the pond.
Clara with the dress and the chowder and then Elizabeth with Nathan.
Really the list goes on and on today.
Well, I can see how that would be very frustrating for you.
Mmmhmm.
I just don't understand.
It's though all of a sudden no one wants my advice.
And it's such good advice.
Well exactly which is why it's so frustrating.
Now, here's the question.
Did these people ask for the advice? It was strongly implied.
They clearly needed it.
They clearly needed it.
Mmmhmm.
I can see what you're saying, Lee.
Mmmhmm, you think I should wait to be asked for my advice.
I didn't say it.
I didn't say anything.
She said it.
Where you going? Where you going? Pillow fight! Lights out in 20, ok? - Grab a pillow! - Okay.
No, not mine.
You saved my life tonight.
Oh, I'm sure you would have survived without me.
Ahh.
Nathan, about your father I suppose you think that he's a great guy.
I really don't have an opinion.
But Allie is just so confused.
You know, when I was Allie's age I remember finding my mother in tears because my father pawned a ruby brooch he got for her to pay for a gambling debt.
Instead of getting better, it just got worse and worse until one day he was found stealing money from the bank that he worked at.
That's how he ended up in prison.
That's how he ended up in prison the first time.
After he got out no bank would hire him so he He resorted to petty theft just to put food on our table.
How am I supposed to explain to Allie that if she lets him in all he's going to do is break her heart.
Maybe just let her explain how she's feeling.
I haven't seen you in here for a while.
Coffee is on the house.
It's just going to waste anyway.
Well, somehow free always tastes better.
Where is everyone? That's what I'd like to know.
I didn't want to say anything but there's been a rumour going around.
What rumour? That Ned Yost got sick here having breakfast yesterday.
What?! It must have been the kippers? What must have been the kippers? Ned Yost ordered them for breakfast yesterday.
Everyone thinks they made him sick? - What?! - Well, hold on.
Did anyone else get sick from eating them? Not so far as I know.
But then, nobody but Ned actually ate them.
Hello.
Welcome home.
What's this I hear about a case of food poisoning? We'll never live this down.
No, you kinda made your own bed, Bill.
It's not my fault that Ned Yost is a gluten for smoked fish.
No, no, Ned doesn't have food poisoning.
At least I'm virtually certain he doesn't.
All symptoms point to a gastric ulcer.
Did anyone else come in with stomach pain? - No.
- Well, that's a real possibility.
Of course, I'm having to examine Ned to find out for sure.
That's what I told him.
Well, I feel bad for Ned and all but this is not going to be good for business.
Ya think? - Good morning.
- Good morning.
How did last night go? Good.
Although, I don't know why they call them a sleepover.
It's not like those kids actually slept.
So did you talk with Allie? No, she walked the girls home this morning and I had to go to work.
Excuse me.
What are you still doing here?! Good morning to you too.
I asked you politely to leave.
You call that polite.
Your mother raised you better than that.
Alright.
How about I spell this out for you then.
You are not welcome in this town.
Well, apparently I'm welcome at the hotel.
Archie's money is as good as the next man's.
Two birds of a feather.
Son, I'm a free man now.
You can't run me out of Hope Valley for no reason.
Nathan, I Does this hurt? No, sir.
This? No, sir.
How about that? OW!!! - Yes.
- Ok.
From everything you told me, the burning sensation, the increased pain between meals, the salivation, I'd say you got yourself a gastric ulcer.
An ulcer, so what do I do about it? Continue drinking the cabbage juice like Faith said, avoid spicy food, frequent eating but less and in a month or two it should be gone.
Thank you.
It's an ulcer.
I had my suspicions.
It's an ulcer! - Well, thank you doctor.
- Yeah.
- Can I still eat kippers? - Sure.
Just in moderation.
Lovely.
Excellent diagnosis, Nurse Carter.
Why, thank you, Dr.
Shepherd.
You know, when I was in training the other girls used to wonder why I would bother taking anatomy and physiology courses.
But I'm glad that I did.
Why did you? Those aren't required for nursing.
For a while I had this crazy dream about being a doctor.
Allie! I wrote down my feelings like you said.
Well, then it actually kinda turned into a list of reasons why I should be allowed to meet grandpa.
A list for your Uncle Nathan? Can I try them out on you first? Of course, you can.
You picked a good time.
Little Jack just went down for his nap.
Number one, Grandpa seems to really want to meet me.
Two.
Uncle Nathan always forgives me when I do something wrong so he should give Grandpa a second chance, too.
Three.
He seems kinda lonely.
Four.
Grandma liked him enough to marry him so he can't be all that bad, right? And five.
If it turns out he's nice now, then he can come live with us.
Six You know, just a thought.
Maybe don't say that last one.
Okay.
Six.
He can tell me stories about my mom.
Seven I believe we have a mutual problem.
These rumours are affecting the café too.
It's Florence.
I just came from the infirmary.
Ned Yost has an ulcer.
It's not food poisoning.
Well, that explains why my goulash set him off.
Too much spice.
We have to convince this town our food can be trusted.
I take it you have a plan.
Nine.
Sometimes people decide about somebody ahead of time.
The way you have with grandpa, so they can't see the person the way they really are.
Like in Huck Finn.
Mrs.
Thornton says it's called prejudice.
And ten.
You're always telling me to think for myself.
So I am.
I want to get to know him.
Those are all very compelling arguments.
- So can I meet him? - I didn't say that, no.
Uncle Nathan, he's the only grandpa I have and he knew my mom longer than you did.
Your mom was two years older than I was.
But he might have stories about her, stories that you don't remember.
Allie, I don't want you to get hurt, the way that we did.
The difference is, I have you to watch out for me.
In there.
This stuff grows on you.
I thought you got ulcers from worrying too much.
Do I look worried? Florence, Judge Avery and I require your assistance.
Oh.
With all the rumours going around about food poisoning, we decided to join forces and hold a free BBQ for the town this afternoon.
Just in case anyone continues to have any doubts.
Isn't that nice.
How can I help? We'd like you to spread the word.
You're so good at that.
I would be delighted to.
I will get on the telephone right now.
We're thinking it would be better if you handed these invitations out in person, door to door.
Through the whole town? That way you can tell everyone how wrong you were, face-to-face.
Have you ever heard of the Flexner report? No.
Should I have? It recommended standardizing medical schools.
It's made it a lot harder to become a doctor.
Oh? Well, that's a good thing, right? Absolutely.
Just thought you'd want to know.
Carson.
The thing is you already have a lot of the required course work.
I'm guessing it takes a lot more than just that.
Two years working in a clinical facility under the direct supervision of a medical doctor.
Like me.
Where are you going with all of this? I have a good friend who runs a medical faculty at the university in Union City.
If I pull a few strings, maybe I could get him to include the infirmary as a part of their extended program.
I could mentor you here.
What about my job offer? Faith, you'd make an excellent head nurse but you'd be a brilliant doctor.
You have choices.
This is crazy.
You said this was a dream of yours once.
Is it still? Well, I suppose there is no harm in looking into it.
I will get you the name to call at the university.
So hot dogs for the kids, steaks for the adults, and the café is going to be handling all the salads and desserts.
Sound good? - Oui.
- Great.
I see you're throwing a party.
I'd invite you but I know how you disdain the company of reprobates such as myself.
I came to see my father.
You'll find him upstairs.
Third door on the left.
Nathan, listen, whatever is going on between you and your father is between the two of you.
Yes, that's right.
But in my line of work, you get to know people.
And your father is really struggling.
I've seen it before.
You had it right the first time.
It's between me and him.
Nathan! Hi.
Listen, I, um I wanted to come by and invite you to sit with Allie and me at the BBQ.
Thank you, son.
You won't be sorry.
I swear it.
Yeah, well you know, she just wants to know more about Colleen so Well, I have plenty to say on that subject.
I'll see ya there.
Have you really quit? Because if I find out that you're lying Nathan.
I am really trying this time.
I swear it.
Oh, there we go.
You should have seen Allie listing off all the reasons she wanted to get to know her grandpa.
It's wonderful that they are going to sit down together.
I understand why Nathan has reservations about Archie, I just I want to believe that people can change.
Well, I absolutely believe that.
Look at Jesse.
Rosemary? Are you asking my opinion? Are you asking me if I'm asking you? What's gotten into you? Well, I just wanted to be sure.
All right, here it is.
I think it is all well and good to give people the benefit of the doubt, but don't forget Elizabeth as a Mountie, Nathan has been trained to be an excellent judge of character.
I never thought of it that way.
Well That's actually really good advice.
Or course it is.
So often wasted.
You okay? I think Rosemary is upset with me.
Tell me all about it, sweetheart.
Well, I decided I want to design my own dress for the wedding.
Just I don't know how to tell her.
I'm sure you'll figure it out.
I can see it's certainly making you anxious.
Jesse, that isn't exactly helpful.
You really want my help? Well, yes.
Are you sure? What is going on? - I'm confused.
- So am I? How am I supposed to know when you want me to fix something or you don't? How about just asking me? Who have you been talking to? Lee.
Mmm, I see.
But I'm not Rosemary.
Right.
Mmmhmm.
You know, in that case, just be honest with her.
Tell her you appreciate her help but this is really important to you.
She is going to understand.
Thank you.
That's exactly what I need to hear.
Smoked paprika? On salad, never.
Hi Allie, are you making another list? I'm writing all the things I want to ask Grandpa.
Oh.
He's coming this way.
Will you stay? Of course.
Good afternoon, ladies.
Hi.
Would you care to join us? Thank you.
- Hi.
- Hi.
So do you like to write? Yeah.
Your mother used to spend hours writing.
What did she write? Well, she made up a story about two chipmunks who had forgotten where they had hidden their chestnuts.
So, then what happened? Well, they decided they liked jelly beans instead.
Hope Valley Mounted Police.
Nathan, I have the Benson Hills detachment on the line for you.
Thank you, Florence.
I'll see you at the BBQ in which everything is completely safe to eat.
Yes, this is Constable Grant.
Yes, Archibald Grant is my father.
Why? What is this about? No.
That is not what I said.
Really? Tell me another story, Grandpa.
Then there was this time where she got it into her head that she could fly.
All she needed was a sheet and a roof for a jumping-off point.
How old was she? Oh! About five.
I found her just in time to catch her before she took off.
It's a lucky thing you were there.
I always knew what was going on in that noggin of hers.
I wish your grandma was here to jog my memory.
I'm not supposed to say.
Oh, don't even think about it, sweetheart.
I wasn't asking.
Would you like some lemonade? You're very kind, just like your mother.
- Yes, I would.
- Okay.
I'll come and help.
Rosemary? Clara, I've been thinking I can see your point about an outdoor wedding.
I think it could be very charming, beautiful even.
Were you imagining a reception like this? Maybe.
There is so much to think about.
Oh, Clara, you have no idea.
But don't you worry, I'm sure you'll make all the right decisions.
Rosemary about my dress.
Oh, I can't wait to hear what we're going to do Are we doing traditional or modern? My decision is that I'd like to try designing it myself.
Oh, I see.
Not that you wouldn't do a wonderful job.
Clara, no explanation needed.
It's your wedding, your rules.
If you need my help with anything else, all you have to do is ask, really.
Well, I do have one request.
Let me guess, you want me to look after the music? Oh, or the menu? The flowers? It's bigger than that.
Bigger than the flowers? Will you be my matron of honour.
I can't do this without you.
Clara well, of course, I will.
It looks like they worked it out.
Yeah, looks like.
Lee, this advice business is tough.
It's a marital minefield.
A guy needs all the help he can get finding his way through it.
At your service.
Happy to share any humble knowledge I may have acquired over the years.
That's great.
'Cause actually there is something I've been meaning to ask you.
Okay, shoot.
Would you be my best man? - Are you serious? - Absolutely.
Of course I would, I would love to! Alright.
Thank you, sweetheart! - Cheers! - Cheers! Come with me.
Why? - Just do it.
- Where are you going? Allie, stay there.
Allie? Are you going to tell me what's going on? You're under arrest for suspicion of robbery - in Benson Hills.
- What?! A diamond necklace went missing in a hotel and surprise, surprise you were in the vicinity.
You got the wrong guy.
You have no idea how badly I want to believe that right now.
Grandpa! It's alright.
It's all going to be all right.

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