When Calls The Heart (2014) s07e07 Episode Script

Heart of a Writer

Previously on When Calls the Heart I thought you might like these.
It's not every day that you get flowers from two handsome admirers.
I think it's best we remain just friends.
I still can't believe I'm the lucky guy who gets to marry you.
Thank you for loving me more than I ever thought possible.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you Clara and Jesse Flynn.
Love is out there, Elizabeth.
You just have to open yourself up to it.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight I thought you were leaving.
Don't rush me.
- My turn.
- Get ready, go! Good morning.
For Allie's favourite teacher.
Bribing a public official, Constable? Well, if you eat the evidence then nobody finds out.
Well, for the record, Allie was getting an A anyway.
I just came by to let you know that Allie will be going home with Opal's mother this afternoon.
- Oh.
- I'm heading to Cape Fullerton.
I've been called as a witness in a trial.
Well, that sounds interesting.
I'll be back tomorrow though.
I'll see you around town? Safe travels.
Don't usually see you up this way.
No, I suppose you don't.
Recess is almost over.
I better hurry then.
Am I interrupting? Actually, I was just about to call the children back in.
Then I will be very quick.
Do you have any plans for Saturday evening? Tomorrow? No.
Not really.
There's this new English novelist, have you heard of Virginia Woolf? Yes.
My sister, Viola, lives in England.
She's a fan.
She just sent me some of her short stories.
Well, Virginia Woolf is doing a reading in Union City tomorrow night.
I read about that in the paper.
Would you be my guest? I'm sorry, I really sprung that on you.
No, no.
Obviously, I would love to, I just Mrs.
Thornton? Shouldn't recess be over? Yes.
Yes, it should.
Um, would you please do the honours for me? Sure.
Why don't you think about it and let me know? I will.
Thank you, Lucas.
She'll be discussing women and publishing.
Right up your alley.
Thank you.
Alright, everyone.
Please take out your workbooks.
Turn to page 9.
This is them! Oh, there they are, the newlyweds.
Welcome home! Welcome home.
- So, how was Los Angeles? - Yes.
Oh, amazing.
Gotta say, it feels good to be home, though.
More importantly, did you see any movie stars? We weren't really looking for any.
- What? - This is for you.
Oh, the wedding photos.
I hope you like them.
I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.
I am sure we will love them.
Yeah, thanks Carson.
You're welcome.
Should we help them? Right, yes.
Of course.
Whaddya got in here? A palm tree? So, what's new here? Well, let me see.
Fiona had to go to San Francisco very suddenly.
Is everything alright? I think so.
Honestly, she's been very mysterious about all of it.
- Clara! - Oh! Welcome back! Oh, we missed you, too.
Oh, us too.
Ladies, this luggage isn't getting any lighter.
Let's get these guys home.
Come on.
I think this is a palm tree.
You know you're going to tell me whatever it is eventually.
You might as well make it now.
Lucas dropped by the school earlier with some tickets to a book reading out of town in Union City tomorrow night.
Virginia Woolf.
Oh, my goodness.
She's all the rage.
What did you tell him? He's giving me some time to think about it.
What are you going to tell him? No, obviously.
There's Little Jack to consider.
It's an evening event out of town so I'd have to stay overnight Elizabeth.
You know perfectly well Lee and I would be thrilled to have Little Jack overnight.
I think there might be something else holding you back.
I'm worried if I say yes to Lucas it'll give him the wrong idea.
And then there's Nathan Alright.
Never mind about Lucas and Nathan for a moment.
What do you want to do? I wanna go.
Well then go! Am I interrupting? Oh, no.
Not at all.
What can I uh, what can I do for you? Well, I've gotten used to you strolling into the Queen of Hearts at the end of each month with my cheque.
And? The end of the month has come and gone.
No cheque.
Well, you're a business man, you understand how cash flow works.
So there's a cash flow problem? A temporary one.
I don't know that I'd even call it a problem.
But if there was a problem as your partner I have a right to know.
Minority partner and I'm telling you now that there isn't a problem.
I can cut you a post-dated cheque if you'd like, if it'd make you feel more comfortable.
That won't be necessary, Henry.
But as these issues come up I would like to be kept informed.
Message received.
Is there anything else I can do for you? A favour.
Can I borrow your car? Yes, you may.
I could use some coffee.
- How about you guys? - I've got a patient.
I gotta get back to the office.
Me too.
Welcome to your new home, Mr.
Why, thank you, Mrs.
I'll take that.
I could get used to this.
You better.
Henry? Why is it that you make appointments if you're not going to keep them? Sorry, I just stepped across to welcome Jesse and Clara home.
So how can I help you? Well, I have a touch of indigestion.
I wonder if you might have something for that.
I do.
First, I'd like to examine you.
Is that really necessary? I'm afraid so.
Let's order a dozen of each of these.
And Let's finish this later.
Have a seat.
Can I get you anything? I'm fine, thank you.
So here you are.
Here I am.
What are your thoughts on Virginia Woolf? Her writing is visionary.
No, I meant I know what you meant, I was trying to be funny.
Lucas- Elizabeth, if you don't want to go Yes.
Yes? I would love to go with you to the reading.
That's wonderful.
But But? It was so sweet of you to invite me and and I really don't mean to presume, but but if you were in any way thinking that this might be a Be a? A date, then I'm sorry, I just I can't.
Elizabeth, it would be my pleasure to escort you in whatever way makes you feel comfortable.
Then I can't wait.
I'll pick you up at 10:00 tomorrow? 10:00 is perfect.
Uh, what do I wear? Well, it's at the Yorkton and there's a formal reception afterwards.
Ok, great.
Thank you.
Well, you look happy.
Lucas invited me to see a famous author in Union City tomorrow night.
We're going strictly as friends.
Elizabeth, you never have to explain yourself to me.
Thank you.
I should be going.
Well, your blood pressure is quite high, which often happens with stress.
Well, welcome to working in the oil business.
When's the last time you took a day off? Look, I came in about a stomach problem.
It's all connected.
High blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart disease, but you know that.
Well, you know, crossing the street can lead to you getting hit by a car, so there it is.
Well, I'll give you something for your indigestion but I'm also prescribing time off from your desk.
Oh, Carson did an amazing job on the wedding photos.
- Oh.
- We'll have to have him - over for dinner to thank him.
- That is a great idea.
Where are the rest of your things? This is everything.
It doesn't take much to fill my old place.
What about the easy chair that Pastor Frank left with you? You said you loved that.
It's falling apart.
That's too bad.
Oh, that will easily fit on the shelves upstairs.
Here, I'm going up.
Thank you.
Have a look at the photos.
I'll be right back.
I hear you have big plans this weekend.
Elizabeth told you? What did she say? Just that you're taking her to Union City.
Strictly as Friends.
Her words exactly.
Excuse me.
Hello? - Evening, Hickam.
- I'm starving.
What's the special? Coq Au Vin.
Chicken stew.
That sounds good.
Coming right up.
Mike, has Henry said anything to you about a cash flow problem? No, but I wouldn't really know about that anymore.
What do you mean? Well, I used to be responsible for the accounts but Henry took that over a while ago.
So nobody sees the books but him? Not as far as I know.
Will you have a bite of peas? You love peas.
You know who's hungry? Dog.
Can you feed Dog some peas? Very good! Good, Jack.
Now you.
Lee said you stopped by.
So, what did you say? I told Lucas I'd go.
Oh! Elizabeth, I am so excited.
I need to know everything.
What did you say? What did he say? I need all the details.
I need all the details.
The gentleman that he is, he agreed that we would be going simply out of a mutual interest.
A mutual interest in Virginia Woolf.
Oh, Elizabeth.
This is the first time in, well, this is the first time in forever that you've been out on the town.
I am so thrilled for you.
Are you sure you don't mind taking him? Are you kidding? It's about time you asked.
Lee and I can't wait to have this little munchkin all to ourselves.
Elizabeth, he is going to be just fine with us.
I know.
I know.
It's just I've never been away from him overnight before.
Once in a while you are allowed to do something just for you.
Well, I do have one other favour to ask.
Yes, what is it? We're going to the Yorkton.
Can I please borrow something to wear? Oh, only the most elegant theatre this side of the Rockies.
Oh, I have just the dress.
I can't believe I'm doing this.
Believe it.
Thank you so much for lending me one of your dress, Rosemary.
They're all lovely.
The one you selected is absolutely stunning.
Oh, accessories? I packed my mother's earrings.
- Evening bag? - A clutch I brought from Hamilton.
- Shoes? - Peau do soie pumps.
You would think this was a fashion show and not just a reading.
Oh, Elizabeth.
Of course it's a fashion show.
Should I really be doing this? Elizabeth, yes.
You owe it to yourself.
Now, hurry.
Mommy's gonna miss you so much.
And he will miss you, but he will be fine.
Thank you for everything.
It's my pleasure.
Oh, I packed you an extra set of pyjamas for him just in case but he likes the blue ones with the yellow dots best.
Blue ones with the yellow dots.
I'll remember.
And his new favourite song at nap time is "This Old Man".
Knick-knack, paddy whack.
I got it.
Elizabeth, answer the door.
Can you come to Rosie? Yes.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Ready? - Mmmhmm.
- Allow me.
- Thank you.
Thanks, Jesse.
It's got a rip in the back rest there.
I don't know if that matters.
Oh, this? I could fix that.
There's some loose ends here, if you want.
Now, be a good boy for Auntie Rosemary and Uncle Lee.
Mommy loves you so much.
Not to rush you but we should really-we should be going.
- Of course.
- You drive safe, alright? - I will.
- Enjoy yourselves.
Thank you.
And don't you worry, I will bring your mother home safe and sound.
Ma, mummy.
And don't forget to tuck Dog in beside him when he has his nap.
That's his favourite.
We won't forget.
Bye, sweetheart.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
See you tomorrow.
Have fun.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Have a wonderful trip! There's only one question left.
- What is that? - Who's gonna tell Nathan? Uh-huh.
Goodbye, sweetheart! Mommy loves you! Yeah, you have that one.
Far be it for me to criticize, but Elizabeth was a bit of a nervous Nelly this morning.
I understand leaving your child for the first time but it's not like we haven't looked after him before.
I mean, he's one little boy.
- How hard can he be? - Yeah.
Oh, uh, hmm Hey, good morning.
- Hi.
- Good morning.
- Hey.
- Where are you coming from? Oh, Cape Fullerton.
- Wonderful.
- Great.
- Yeah.
- Hey there.
You guys just giving Elizabeth a little break? Yeah, um Well, Elizabeth uh, had an engagement A thing.
- She had an engagement thing? - Exactly.
Engagement thing.
- We should be on our way.
- Yeah, we gotta go.
- Oh.
- Oh.
Lovely day.
Yes, lovely.
Weekend work? Yeah.
So much for following doctor's orders.
Well, I took that as more of a recommendation, Doc.
I could give you my usual spiel.
Put your health first, take time for yourself, don't burn the candle at both ends, but I got a feeling that wouldn't sway you.
You know me well.
Well, I'm gonna say it anyway.
You need to take better care of yourself, Henry.
All the money in the world won't do you any good if you're not here to enjoy it.
I'm sure that's sage advice.
Tomorrow I will take some time.
How's that? Sure.
You know, if you ever wanna talk about anything, Henry, my door is always open.
Hungry? A little.
I had the kitchen prepare some food before we left.
You really do think of everything.
Coffee? Thank you.
You're thinking of little Jack, aren't you? I am.
I'm also just wondering about tonight.
I'm so curious to see what Mrs.
Woolf is like.
I hear she's quite eccentric.
Well, that often comes along with great talent.
You should know.
How did you get these tickets? I heard they were sold out.
I asked around.
Turns out the theatre manager and I have a mutual acquaintance.
You really went to quite a bit of trouble.
I really thought you would enjoy it.
I appreciate this, Lucas.
Believe me, the pleasure is all mine.
Macaroon? Thank you.
I was just about to come get you at Opal's.
Did you have fun? - Yeah.
- Good.
It was great.
What's up? Uncle Nathan, if you knew something that might upset someone would you tell them or would you keep it to yourself? Alright, come on.
Let me have it.
This reminds me of a small hotel in Brussels where my parents and I once stayed.
It has old-world charm.
- Mmmhmm.
- Good afternoon.
I have reservations under Bouchard.
Welcome, Mr.
- Mrs.
- Oh, no, no.
I This is Mrs.
Thornton and I have booked a suite for her and a single room for myself.
Of course.
My apologies.
An honest mistake.
Auntie Rosie will be right back.
- Lee? - Mmmhmm? I need his toy.
Toy? What toy? Dog.
Dog? Uh, ok.
Uh not there I know he is tired.
He is rubbing his eyes, his cheeks are flushed, but he just will not go down for a nap.
Dog, Dog, Dog.
I can't find the Dog anywhere.
Well, it's not upstairs.
Well, when was the last time we saw it? I know we had it in town.
In town.
Did we have it on the way home? Well? I don't know! Uh yes.
I don't know.
I'll go look.
I'll go look.
I'm coming.
Hey, Bill.
Getting settled? I think so.
I noticed you didn't move very much from your old place.
Well, I like to travel light.
There's no need for that, there's plenty of room.
I know, but Clara likes to keep a tidy house and this place is perfect without any of my stuff.
It would just be in the way.
It takes some getting used to.
And I just don't wanna mess anything up.
Hey, Ned? You didn't happen to see a little stuffed toy anywhere, did you? Not that I can recall.
I was in here earlier with little Jack.
His favourite toy.
I've looked everywhere for it.
Say no more.
Kids his age are particular.
But what does it look like? Um, it was like this little fluffy felty purple puppy thing? - Lee? - Yeah.
Phone call.
It's Rosemary.
Uh, ok.
Thank you, Florence.
Thank you.
- Rosie? - Lee! Did you find it? No.
Did you look in your office? Yes, of course I tried my office.
And the livery and the boardwalk, you name it.
Well, keep looking! Sweetheart, I don't know where else to look.
Just find it! I- I will.
I'll see what we have in the back.
Thank you.
Looks like you've chopped enough wood for two winters.
I guess you heard about Elizabeth and Lucas.
It's just a reading.
I wouldn't bill it up more than that.
I'm not.
You brought it up, not me.
So it doesn't bother you then No, of course not.
Why would it bother me? They're free to do whatever they want or go wherever they want.
You just suddenly have the urge to chop wood? What're you getting at here? Just making conversation.
Well, I'm a little busy.
Well, fair enough.
What're you doing? I'm helping you.
Why? I just suddenly have the urge to chop wood.
Thank you, but I don't need your help.
Just like I don't need people in town walking on eggshells around me, ok? I'm not making a big deal out of this.
Nobody else has to.
Well, I'm gonna help you anyway.
You know, we can talk.
We can talk about, I don't know Baseball! You know I love baseball.
You love baseball too, don't you? I know you do.
What's your favourite team? - The Tigers.
- Ah.
See, I'm a Yankee fan.
Favourite player? Ty Cobb.
Great player.
You know what, though? He just doesn't have enough power.
You look beautiful.
Thank you.
May I? Shall we? Alright, well what about some broccoli? You like broccoli, I think.
No? Ok, we'll try some peas.
We'll try some peas.
That's right.
Your mama said you love peas.
Shall we try the peas? Here come the peas.
Alright, no peas.
Well, what about the apple? Do you wanna try a piece of apple? Little Jack, you must be hungry.
You've barely eaten anything.
Alright, I'm really not supposed to do this, but would a sugar cookie make you happy? Oh, Uncle Lee is here! I think he has something for you.
You have something for him? Not exactly.
That's a duck.
I know.
That's all Ned had.
What do you think? Hmm? What do you think? Duck! Yeah! Duck! - Yes, it's a duck! - Quack, quack! It's a Alright.
So No duck.
Thank you.
Thank you.
May I show you the wine list, sir? Let's start with a bottle of the Chateau De l'Orange.
That sounds lovely.
The '95 if you have it.
Of course, sir.
Champagne? Well, I figure we have plenty to celebrate.
I can't believe we just met Virginia Woolf.
You two had quite the conversation.
I talked her ear off, didn't I? Are you kidding? You were as thick as thieves.
I honestly can't remember what I said to her.
Well, what did you think? Of her book? Oh, I liked it, very much.
Her writing style is so unique.
I think she has a very bright future.
Me too.
And this book felt very different from her short stories.
The unusual narrative perspectives, the dream states, the excitement of youth, the fear of death.
What did you think of the ending? To be honest I haven't gotten that far.
How far did you get? Actually, I have only read the first chapter.
Last night.
I take it you're a bigger fan of her short stories then? No.
Not particularly.
So you bought the tickets just because Yes.
Just because.
How are the newlyweds? Well, that's what I need to talk to you about.
Problems? I'm not sure.
When Jesse moved in here he only brought a box and a bag.
Yeah, I noticed.
Well, I found out he sold a lot of his stuff.
He even gave away his favourite leather chair.
Did you notice he didn't even move his boots inside? I tripped over them this morning.
It just it doesn't make sense.
There's plenty of room for his things here.
You know it's a big step, moving into someone else's home.
And I think maybe he's put you and this place on a pedestal.
Maybe he's having just a little trouble fitting in.
Hmm? Mmmhmm.
This is so good.
These mushrooms are amazing.
And I don't even like mushrooms.
Me neither.
So do you miss it? Miss what? This.
You've said that you've lived a different life in Hamilton.
I'm guessing that that life included the theatre and fine dining.
I didn't think I missed it.
But after a night like this it's hard not to.
And now that I have Jack I really couldn't imagine raising him anywhere but Hope Valley.
I know what you mean.
If I'm being honest, that's partly what drove me to Hope Valley in the first place.
Growing up, travelling, moving all around, I really wanted to find the perfect place to stop and start a family.
I don't think I've heard you mention wanting a family before.
Well, I am in no hurry.
My father used to stress the importance of patience, especially when it comes to finding your soulmate.
He courted my mother for five years before she finally agreed to marry him.
Five years? What took them so long? You know life.
Things get in the way.
My father says he always knew she was the one.
My mother says she got tired of turning him down.
But she loved him.
I think she just wanted to be sure.
So you plan to be patient like your father? I have always had faith that I would know the perfect woman for me when I met her.
And I will wait as long as I have to, to win her heart.
I think I finally got him down.
Really? Yeah.
You're a magician.
How did you do it? Well, we were just reading and singing lullabies.
I think he finally just gave up.
The poor thing.
I don't think I've ever seen him quite this fussy before.
Well, I guess I understand.
I mean, his mom's gone for the first time and we lost his toy.
Oh, I know.
All I know is I'm exhausted and I'm starving.
I'm gonna make us some dinner.
- No, Lee.
- What? It's too loud.
I'm gonna make us some quiet food, you'll see.
Ulgh! Well, he's awake now.
I'll have a grilled cheese sandwich and some tomato soup.
Coming right up.
This smells so good.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
You know, you can put your boots inside.
They're probably pretty cold by morning.
No, they're all muddy.
It's fine.
I don't mind.
- Bon apetit.
- Bon apetit.
I saw you with Kevin earlier.
Your chair was up on the wagon.
I gave it to him.
But you said you love that chair.
I do, but there's not really much room here for it.
And besides, you know the back rest, it's all ripped.
It's fine.
Morning, Kevin.
Jesse told me that he gave you his leather chair.
That's right.
I even offered to buy it from him but he said he didn't need it anymore.
Did he give you anything else? Puppy! I know, sweetheart.
We'll find that sneaky little Dog.
He's gotta be around here somewhere.
Is that enough walking for one day? There we go.
Oh, it sounds like Carson's hard at work.
Ma, ma, mummy! Right there! Yes.
Would you like to say hello to Doctor Shepherd? - Let's go.
- Ok, let's go.
Knock, knock.
- Hey.
- Good morning.
How's the little guy? Uh, can you just keep typing for one second for me, please? Yeah.
Mummy! I think it's the typewriter.
It reminds him of Elizabeth! Yes! What are you doing? You've got your work cut out for you.
Why's that? I made a new fishing lure.
Those fish won't be able to resist.
Really? What's the hold up? Come on, Uncle Nathan.
I can't believe this is working.
No, Lee.
Keep going.
My hand is cramping.
Type! Come in.
Please! Mummy! Hello! Welcome home! Hello! Thank you so much for watching him.
Oh! How was he? Uh he was a dream.
- Just a dream.
- You were? Mummy missed you, my sweet little man.
He missed you, too.
One thing.
We lost Dog.
Well, that's alright.
I'm sure he'll turn up somewhere.
Should we go get a snack? Would you like that, huh? Thank you so much again, I appreciate it.
I owe you one.
Uh, Lee? Mmmhmm? - Just - Oh, yeah.
Of course.
Did you have fun? I wouldn't know where to start.
Oh, no.
Not good? Oh, Rosemary, it was It was perfect.
Well, you're going to have to give me more than that! We'll talk, later.
Bye, Lee.
- Bye, Elizabeth.
- Bye, bye.
- Bye, Little Jack.
- Bye bye.
Well, we did it.
Did we? Wait, what is What are you up to? Nothing.
That's my chair.
How did you? And your clock, your lamp, and your boot rack.
And there are some other things upstairs.
I gave all this stuff away.
And I talked everyone into giving it back.
I didn't realize how hard it would be for you to move into this house.
I know that it's only temporary but while we're here I want to make it our house.
And that means that your things belong here just as much as mine.
Thank you.
It's quiet.
I miss having him here, too.
What do you think we want today? Apples or pears? You want both, don't you? Don't you? Hi, Allie.
Hi Nathan.
Hi, Mrs.
Hi, Jack.
Come on, Uncle Nathan.
You promised we'd get some ice cream.
Welcome back.

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