When Calls The Heart (2014) s07e09 Episode Script

New Possibilities

Previously on When Calls the Heart I have the final say over the operations of this company.
Are you gonna show me the ledger or not? Emily ran off for something.
I have to go back for her.
No, you stay with the kids in the cabin.
- I'll get Emily.
- I'm scared.
Thornton! Emily! - Hey! - Nathan! What's wrong? How about today you put both our lives in danger? If I hadn't have gotten to her she might have died.
You both could have died! We need to get to the infirmary.
It should be me lying in there, not Lee.
Don't say that.
Good morning, Clara.
Have you heard any more about Lee? Nothing yet.
Still waiting.
There you are.
I didn't even hear you leave this morning.
I had a lot of work to do.
Is there any word? Bill is serving breakfast.
Maybe you should take a break.
I can't.
We have a big order shipping out tomorrow.
I just need to make sure everything goes out right.
I know what you're doing.
I'm working.
It wasn't your fault.
Clara- It was an accident.
I shouldn't have stayed out there so long.
If I had just left a little earlier when the wind started picking up- Stop.
You couldn't have known that this was going to happen.
Are you sure you don't want some breakfast? Maybe later.
You're all more than welcome to stay, but some of you have been up all night so you may want to think of going home and getting some shut eye.
We'll let you know if we hear anything.
I'll be opening the store soon, anyway.
I'm not going anywhere until we hear something.
Anything? No.
I can't believe this happened.
Neither can I.
I'd like to bring them some food.
Carson, what's happened? Is Lee alright? See for yourself.
Hi, Elizabeth.
You took a really good rap to the head, Lee, so you might have a headache or maybe even some nausea.
Here is an aspirin for the pain just in case you need it.
Thank you.
How did I hit my head, anyway? It's quite normal to not remember what happened after an accident like that.
Uh, Jesse was stuck up on the mountain, you went after him.
You were sawing a tree that had blown over and the tree fell on you.
- Jesse's OK though, right? - Yes.
- Good.
- Jesse's fine.
I think it goes without saying I want you to take it easy for a couple of weeks.
Thanks, Doc.
I appreciate it.
Oh! Hey! He looks good.
They've been here all night.
Thank you, everybody.
You gave us quite a scare.
Glad you're up and around, Lee.
Thanks, Henry.
I could get used to this.
Thanks, Bill.
Thank you.
Thank you, Bill.
- Oooh.
- Oh, oh, oh.
- There you go.
- Thank you.
Woo, it's good to finally be home.
OK, go ahead.
Let's have it.
Have what? The speech.
About how I put myself in danger, almost got myself killed, shouldn't have been out in the wind storm.
Lee, that speech went right out the window.
I'm sorry, sweetheart.
I'm just so glad to have you home.
Is this a bad time? I was just about to head to the train station.
You're going somewhere? No.
Mounties are looking for someone.
He got on a train in Union City, he's heading in this direction.
Red serge would give you away? That's the idea, yeah.
So what can I help you with? I was thinking we should talk.
About yesterday.
Yeah, I don't really think there's much to talk about.
Well, I do.
What was that? A lot of stuff happened up there, OK? And if you don't mind that's just where I'd like to leave it.
That's not what I want.
I have to get to the train station.
You are entitled to feel whatever it is you're feeling but please stop shutting me out.
I'm not shutting you out.
Really? This is clearly about so much more than just me running after Emily.
I really have to get going, OK? I don't- Nathan.
Do you wanna know how I ended up in Union City with Lucas? How? He asked.
Be safe.
Mike, would you mind giving us a moment? Sure thing.
I would gather you're here for the company financials.
It's taking me a little bit longer to pull it together than I expected.
Either you're very unorganized or you're stalling.
My guess is the latter.
I just need to know where we stand.
Our men haven't been paid.
Our bills are behind.
Talking to you won't speed up the process, of that I'm certain.
Just don't do anything foolish, Henry.
Such as? Such as covering your tracks.
Right now this is just a disagreement between partners.
I don't think either of us want it to become anything more than that.
You've been awfully quiet since we got home.
- Oh yeah? - Mmmhmm.
Well, I guess I'm just thinking, that's all.
Well, a close call like that could give you a lot to think about.
I guess you're right.
Puts a lot of things into perspective.
Such as? I've been very lucky in my life.
You, this town, my career.
Now my health.
Life is a gift, Rosie.
I'd be a fool to live it with any regrets.
Good morning, everyone.
I just wanted to say before we begin how proud I am of those of you who were in the wind storm yesterday.
But where's Emily? Oh, she's just staying home for the day.
We thought it best after yesterday.
- Is she OK? - Mmmhmm.
She just needed some time.
Now then, we will begin with arithmetic.
Do you think we can still fill tomorrow's order? OK, thank you.
Hard at work I see.
I'm sure Lee really appreciates you holding down the fort while he's gone.
It's been really busy around here.
You know, you've been through a lot, too, Jesse.
You don't wanna run yourself too hard.
I'm fine.
It's Lee who got hurt.
That's not what I mean.
It's been a stressful couple of days.
You don't wanna burn yourself out.
I won't.
What's that? Oh, just some things I've kept over the years.
I haven't opened this box in I don't know how long.
Well, where have you been hiding this? I snuck it into the attic when we first moved in.
That's me when I was about 10, I think.
Mmm, so handsome.
I don't know about that.
And that's my little brother, Patrick.
He hated getting his photo taken.
My mom had to bribe him with candy just to get him to sit still.
And what about this pretty little girl? Is she a cousin? No.
That's my sister.
You don't have a sister.
Yes, Rosemary, I do.
What do you mean, you have a sister? Her name is Susannah.
She's one year older than I am.
How have I never heard about this before? We haven't talked in years now.
What happened? Sweetheart.
After Patrick died things were just never the same again.
And then my mom passed and it just got worse.
So much pain and so much anger.
As soon as I turned 18 I left.
I found out a couple years later that my father had died.
I missed my father's funeral.
Alright, Allie.
What is 21 divided by 7? Very good.
Excellent work, everyone.
Now go enjoy your recess.
Opal, don't you wanna go outside? I'm just gonna read my book.
But you love recess.
Don't you wanna go skip rope with your friends? Not really.
Is this about what happened in the wind yesterday? That was very scary, wasn't it? You weren't scared? Yes, I was.
But you were really brave.
The way you went back for Emily.
I don't know about that.
But the important thing is that we're all safe now.
Coulter got hurt.
Yes, and that was very frightening for everyone, but he's going to be fine.
Is it okay if I read my book in here? Of course.
Refreshing and real.
A unique and underrepresented voice that leaves me wanting to read more.
Am I supposed to know what that means? My mother.
She's a fan.
A fan of what, exactly? Your work.
And you.
How has she read my work? I may have sent her a few of your chapters.
You sent them to your mother without asking me? I was worried that you would say no.
All the more reason for you to ask.
They're not ready, Lucas.
I'm still working on them.
She's willing to send them to a publisher.
She thinks that your writing is that good.
Lucas, you can't just take someone's writing and send it to whomever you please.
I trust her opinion.
Do you trust mine? Yes, of course.
But that's not the point here.
But this is what you wanted, isn't it? I guess I shouldn't have sent it without asking, but just take a look.
Think about it.
Excuse me.
Is there anywhere I can grab a quick bite before the train leaves for the next station? Yeah, there's a sandwich shop outside.
Thank you.
Nathan? Fiona.
Welcome back.
Thank you.
Are you going on a trip? Are you alright? Yeah, um Listen, I can't really talk right now.
This is, um, police business.
The guy behind me, was he in your train? Yeah, he got on during one of our stops.
I have to um Oh.
Say no more.
I'll see you in town.
Well, hello, Constable.
Mounted police.
Elias O'Rourke, you're under arrest.
There you go.
I can't believe he has a sister.
I know.
Well, why hasn't he ever mentioned her before? Well, they had a falling out.
Oh, how awful.
I can't imagine not talking to my sisters for six months let alone 20 years.
I can't help but feel a little hurt he's never told me about her.
Well, we all know Lee.
For him to have held on to this it must have been something very painful for him.
I suppose.
Now he's looking at pictures of her and thinking of her.
I think this accident has made him very aware of how fleeting life can be.
Yesterday did that for all of us.
Opal didn't even wanna go outside at recess today, she's so afraid of another storm.
The poor dear.
So much anxiety has been stirred up.
Nathan and I had some words today.
Not pleasant ones I take it? And then there's Lucas.
What's going on with him? He sent the first three chapters of my novel to his mother.
The book editor? The point is he didn't ask my permission first.
That was wrong.
But what did she say? She said she liked them and she wants to send them to a publisher.
Elizabeth! This is fantastic! It is, but But what? But I'm left wondering how much I can trust him.
Well, that's not good.
And the irony is Nathan seems to be wondering how much he can trust me.
Well, so suddenly both of them have gone from eligible to questionable.
Cookie? Oh, you're back! It's so good to see you.
I need to hear all about your honeymoon.
Oh, it couldn't have been better, but we're glad to be home.
And Jesse's all moved in.
I'm so happy for you two.
Oh, sit, sit.
So what took you to San Francisco? Oh, family stuff and work.
Nothing exciting.
Well, you must be starving after that long trip.
I'll get you a plate.
And then I'll fill you in on everything you missed.
This looks delicious.
Well, I thought you would enjoy having all your favourites.
Lee, I've been thinking about your sister- OK, stop right there.
I'm so sorry.
I should have told you, I don't know why I didn't- Lee, there's no need to keep apologizing.
You had your reasons for not telling me and I understand.
But now I wanna help.
Do you have any idea where she is? No.
For all I know is she could be back in Ohio.
It has been a long time.
The Lee I know doesn't give up so easily.
What's stopping you from finding her? You can tell me.
I want to help.
Maybe she doesn't want to hear from me.
Well in General Store.
Oh, good.
My name is Leland Coulter and, well, I actually grew up just a few doors down the- Oh, that's right.
That's right.
You remember the Coulters.
That's great.
They do! Um, thank you.
Uh, yes.
My mother was a very sweet lady.
Listen, the reason I'm calling is because I'm trying to track down my sister, Susannah Coulter.
And I was just wondering if- Oh, right.
Uh, well thank you very much for your time, anyway.
What happened? She moved away shortly after my father died.
They don't know where she went.
Somebody else is now living in the house.
Well, don't get discouraged.
We'll find her.
How? I don't even know if her last name is still Coulter.
She's probably married.
Did she have any suitors that you remember? Hmm.
She was seeing this one fellow, what was his name? Uh it's Jake.
But I can't remember his last name.
Maybe it'll come to you.
Yeah, maybe.
Hi, Henry.
Henry? Oh, I'm sorry.
I didn't see you there.
You were a million miles away.
I apologize.
Good afternoon.
What was that all about? You haven't heard? Heard what? It looks like Bouchard and Gowen may be getting into a legal tangle.
What kind of tangle? Well, it's not something I can really talk about.
Have a good day.
You too.
Grub's not bad.
You seem awfully happy for a man who spent the night in jail.
You know, I believe in the justice system.
Listen, I hate to break it to you but the justice system doesn't really work in your favour if you're guilty.
Can I help it if I was born with a gift? If only your gift was carpentry instead of safe cracking we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Well, tell the guys they did great yesterday.
He actually just walked in.
I'll talk to you later.
Was that the mill? Yeah.
Uh, shouldn't you be at home resting? Oh, don't you start with me now.
Look, I'm meeting Rosemary in a minute I just wanted to swing by here and let you know I'm gonna be another couple of days.
Does that mean you're not OK? That's not what I said.
I just need another couple of days of rest and relaxation, that's all.
You sure? Jesse, what's it gonna take to convince you? It's just when I saw you lying there on the ground for a minute I thought that- I know.
I know.
And I'm here, and I'm fine.
I'm sorry, Lee.
The only reason you were up on that mountain was because you were looking for me.
The only reason you were up on that mountain is because I sent you there.
Nobody blames you, Jesse.
Least of all me.
You're like a brother to me, Lee.
Thank you.
That means more than you could possibly know.
Now, as your brother, there is something I need you to do for me.
Let it go.
- OK.
- Good.
Uh, you know, the guys, they've been uh, going all out for you up at the mill.
Happy to hear it.
Actually, the sawyers beat their best day yesterday.
Sorry? That's it.
Uh, I'll be back in a couple of days.
You're doing great.
Rosemary, you know, I've been wondering what that call Lee had me place to Loveland, Ohio, was all about.
Oh, uh, well We're looking for his sister.
The two of them have lost touch.
- Rosie.
- Oh.
- Hi, Fiona.
- Hi.
- I think I remember his name.
- Oh.
It's Jake Tom, as in Tom Sawyer.
Only it's spelled Thom.
Alright, so her name could be Susannah Thom.
Anything else? I think he was from Olympia.
Olympia, Washington? Yeah.
He was a really good athlete.
My dad used to say he was the Olympian from Olympia.
Well, that's a good place to start.
Where are you going? To ask the exchange in Olympia, Washington, to check their listings.
It's worth a shot.
Enjoy your recess, everyone.
Come play with us.
No, it's okay.
I'd like to stay inside, please.
Don't you wish you were outside playing with your friends? Kind of, but it's OK.
Emily's not here, anyway.
Well, I hope she will be back soon.
Opal, what exactly are you afraid of? I think you're imagining all the things that could possibly go wrong if you go outside.
But if you do that, you'll spend your whole life hiding from everything.
That can't be very much fun.
You know, it can actually make you feel good to face your fears and overcome them.
What about you and I try going outside together? Atta girl.
About those chapters.
I'm really very sorry.
I see now that sending them should have been completely your choice.
I suppose your heart was in the right place.
Still, I was very much out of line.
In the future please just just ask me first.
Believe me, I've learned my lesson.
Bill told me there's trouble.
Is it serious? It's becoming so.
Henry's refusing to show me the accounts.
Lucas, you've been partners in Gowan Petroleum for over a year now.
You don't trust Henry? I wish I could.
But the longer he refuses to show me the books the more reason I have to suspect that he's hiding something.
To what do I owe the pleasure? Henry, forgive me for prying but I hear things aren't going so well.
It's nothing for you to be concerned about.
Lucas is concerned.
Well, he needn't be, either.
He put you up to this? Lucas may have spoken to me but I can assure you whatever you share with me will stay between us.
Well, I made a mess of things.
That's the long and short of it.
I thought that I was a mile ahead but clearly I was a mile behind.
How bad is it? I haven't taken a salary in quite some time.
And now I can't afford to pay the men.
And I keep hoping that the next big shipment will help us out but then I get hit with something else, whether it's rig repairs or a drop in oil price or a rise in freight costs.
Henry, you don't have to face this alone.
This is on me and I will find a way out of it.
Why are you making this so personal? In my life people have feared me, hated me, scorned me, not without reason.
But since I discovered oil they've respected me.
Gowen Petroleum is the only thing I have done in my life that I think I've ever been proud of.
Henry, you have so much more to be proud of.
You have friends, including Lucas.
Why don't you just tell him what you told me? It's my mess.
Maybe he could help you clean it up then.
I got a new case for you, Bill.
Ah, you nabbed him.
Well done.
Elias O'Rourke.
Hails from Buxton.
Should be pretty cut and dry from what I understand.
My schedule's a little tight.
I have a hearing in Hope Valley Wednesday.
Let's aim for that.
I'll just enjoy his charming company until then.
How's Lee doing, by the way? He's good.
He's up and about.
That's good.
That's good.
Could have been a lot worse for him.
And a few others.
Like who? Uh, just um Elizabeth and the kids also got caught in the storm.
She um, she kind of put herself in the thick of it.
What do you mean? She took a personal risk trying to save one of her students.
I don't know.
Sounds like something she'd do.
Was it a problem? No, but it could have been.
I don't know what's going on between the two of you but Elizabeth's tougher than she looks.
She's been through a lot.
It's taught her to look before she leaps.
Are we still talking about the storm here? I don't think so.
How long are you staying in Hope Valley? I'm just passing through.
It seems like a nice town, though.
It is.
The usual? Nothing for me, thanks.
I just wanted to check.
Has Gowen produced those books yet? No.
You let me know when you wanna sign that subpoena.
Thanks, Judge.
I just think I'm gonna wait a little longer.
You're taking a chance here.
The longer you wait the more he's gonna be tempted to find a way out of this.
He has some people who believe in him.
Really? I guess we're talking about Elizabeth? I trust her judgement.
There you go.
There you go.
What do you think? One more? I thought you were supposed to be resting.
Well, Laura said he had an extra long nap so I was- we are just playing.
I was talking about you.
Me? Oh, I'm fine.
There you go.
Oh, almost! So how is the search for your sister going? Well, I was just telling Jack here that I feel really good about it, actually.
Oh, that's wonderful! Oh.
Where's the ball? - Oh, hello.
- Hi.
Lee, I think it's time for you to have a rest.
How about just ten more minutes, huh? You are incorrigible.
Are you alright with him? Oh yeah, of course.
We're having a great time.
- OK.
- You guys go ahead.
I'll see you soon, sweetheart.
OK, see you guys.
You ready for the big kick? What if we never find her? Naturally, I'm encouraging Lee, but he's really getting his hopes up.
Well, it is a risk well worth taking.
I suppose.
Oh, what did you decide to do about your novel? Nothing yet.
Still haven't forgiven Lucas? No, I have.
I just I remember how awful it felt the last time my short stories were rejected and- and I'm not quite sure I'm ready to put myself through that again.
Sounds to me like another risk well worth taking.
It's not the same.
Isn't it? Hold on.
We're coming.
We're coming.
We're coming.
Here we go.
Here we go.
Oh, and down we go.
Hello? I have a number for you in Washington state.
It's Bellingham 2442.
It only took me 18 tries to find her.
Lee? Are you there? Yeah, yeah.
I'm here.
I'm here.
Thank you, Fiona.
That's that's great.
You're amazing.
Just call back when you're ready for me or Florence to place the call.
Hope Valley Central.
Yes, this is Fiona Miller.
Hello, Mr.
I understand, but I do like my job.
Fiona, hi.
Um could you place that call for me now, please? Right away, Lee.
Hello? Susannah? Yes? It's me.
What happened? She hung up.
I'm sure it's a bad connection.
It's not the connection.
I know.
I'm alright.
Hi, Carson.
Fiona, is Florence OK? Yeah, she'll be fine.
Florence? Are you alright? Oh I suppose you haven't heard? Fiona! Florence told me you're leaving? Yeah.
I'm-I'm being transferred to Powell Springs.
Did you put in for this? No.
In fact, I tried to get out of it but I found out today they won't let me, so How soon? Next week.
Have a good night.
You too.
Please come inside.
Yeah, in a minute.
You tried.
That's all you could do.
It's up to her to make the next move.
You don't understand, Rosemary.
What don't I understand? It's too late.
It's too late.
We're like strangers to each other.
I don't believe for one second that you think it's too late, and if she does then she's the one who's losing out.
I told Elizabeth I would stay with little Jack for a few minutes.
When I come back we'll talk about this some more.
I love you, Lee Coulter.
I love you, too.
Here you are, gentlemen.
Well, there's nine more where these came from.
Happy? I am happy you've seen reason.
Is that what I've seen? Hi.
Are those? Yes.
Just got them.
I can come back.
No, no, no, no.
Please, have a seat.
I came to say yes.
Yes? To go publisher.
Of course, yes! This is such a good idea.
You are not gonna regret this.
You'll see.
Florence, can you um, connect me to Bellingham 2442 please? Connecting you now, Lee.
Hello? Susannah, please don't hang up.
I have to come see you.
We have to talk.
Whatever has happened between us, we're still family.
I'm going to have to think about this, Leland.
I understand.
Um, I'm sorry to bother you so late.
It's alright.
Little Jack just fell asleep.
Would you like to come in? Thanks.
I feel like um about the other night, I owe you an apology.
I overreacted about a few things.
Nathan, the last thing I want is to hurt anyone.
And I can see how things looked from your perspective.
You mean in the woods.
That too.
I just-I wanted to let you know that I appreciate your courage.
Going out there after Emily.
You followed your instincts.
And if you can't do that then you're in real trouble.
I guess I'm just following my instincts then.
About what? Everything.
Elizabeth, I um I just want you to be safe because Because you matter to me.

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