When Calls The Heart (2014) s08e01 Episode Script

Open Season

1 Previously on When Calls the Heart But, would do you say that, as friends, we toast to your success? You are the most important thing to me.
You show me all the time.
A cruise? To Rio de Janeiro.
Your blood pressure is quite high.
Well, welcome to working in the oil business.
Oh! Fiona? I had no idea.
You are neither small nor dispensable.
You shouldn't let anyone make you feel that way.
To married life.
To married life.
Miss Carter, I have good news.
They've agreed to enroll you in the upcoming semester.
I'm going to Chicago in a week! 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.
- He's gone.
- BILL: It's taught her to look before she leaps.
I've always found the change of seasons both reassuring and beautiful, and though this winter seemed a bit stubborn to loose its grip on Hope Valley, my favourite season has finally arrived, bringing with it the promise of renewed life and a fresh start.
Is that a goat? [LAUGHS.]
It's a beautiful day, isn't it? Yeah.
I was wondering if the sun was still up there.
Wow, Jack.
You're not so little anymore.
What is that a train, huh? He has boundless energy.
Maybe you could use a change of pace.
You know, um, we never really got to have that dinner.
No, I guess we didn't.
How about tonight? - Nathan - Elizabeth, I've been thinking a lot about you.
I've been thinking of you, too.
May I let you know later? You let me know whenever you're ready.
Well And you, take care of your mother, ok? [ELIZABETH CHUCKLES.]
Lee and Rosemary remain away on their South American sea cruise and aren't due home for another few weeks.
I miss them both, of course.
Lucas is away, too.
He left town after New Year's bound for actually, I don't know where.
We barely saw each other before his sudden departure, but it seemed clear things have changed between us.
As for Nathan, he's been here and there with the Mounties, and off to see Allie's grandfather, as well.
We really haven't seen much of one another, which, in truth, has made avoiding my feelings that much easier.
But if the time to reflect on these two men has made anything clear, it's that I can't continue seeing them both as romantic interests.
Oh, my goodness.
Would you like to come in? I want to apologize for leaving with no explanation and for not even having the decency to say goodbye.
Why did you leave? When that Mountie was shot during the prisoner transport and you thought Nathan had been killed I saw your reaction and um, I saw how you uh, ran to him and embraced him I didn't know that.
I'm ashamed to say that I let my jealousy get the best of me.
Uh, the worst of me.
And I thought it would be best if I left until I was able to sort things out.
And have you? I'd like to tell you more about it when I have time.
I'd like that.
Welcome home.
Thank you.
- Clara! - Shh! Please don't yell! You didn't wake me up! You didn't ask me to wake you up! Oh, you always wake me up.
Not when you're sleeping in the other bedroom.
Besides, I am late, too.
Clara, I didn't start this.
It doesn't matter who started what.
I don't like the way things are and I'm pretty sure that you don't, either.
Then let's fix it.
I'm ready when you are.
- Alright.
- Alright.
Bill, I'm sorry.
Everything's under control.
It's not like you not to be down here first thing.
Uh, let me help with that.
Thank you, Fiona.
More coffee, please? Maybe not.
Clara, why don't you head over to Dottie's and I'll cover for you here? No, Fiona, I'll stay.
Clara, what is it? All we do is bicker about anything.
About everything.
Last night Jesse even slept in the other bedroom.
I appreciate that he is working so hard while Lee is away but I am running between here and the dress shop.
Doesn't he understand that? JESSE: Clara! Where's my other boot? Ned? Nothing's come across the wire since you last stopped by.
I spoke with the operator in Buxton.
Same with her.
I'll be in the infirmary.
- CARSON: Henry.
- I've never seen him unnerved.
Everything alright? Carson hasn't heard from Faith since she left Chicago.
Five days ago.
It's a long ride.
I'm sure she's fine.
Ned, I have a - got a letter here.
- Oh, of course.
- Thank you.
I've been waitin' on you.
Put your feet down.
After all this time, that's how you greet your brother-in-law? I said get your feet off of my desk.
She's growing up.
My little girl.
She's not your little girl, alright? You gave up on her a long time ago! Hold on.
I've done nothing wrong.
I'm not looking for any trouble.
You know, Nathan it doesn't have to be this way.
Yeah, it didn't have to be this way, but you're the one that made the choice.
Fair enough.
I am ashamed that I hardly even recognize my own daughter.
But if you're wondering how I found you.
You know, it's funny.
I wasn't even looking.
And then a while ago I ran across this.
Right on the front page of my newspaper.
I am glad for Allie that you weren't the one killed.
And you and Allie will never see me again.
Get on your horse and get out of my town.
Alright, Nathan.
Oh, um Do you mind if I take in the sights before I head on out? - [HORSE WHINNIES.]
Rosemary! Lee! Oh, my goodness, Jack, look! They're back.
We weren't expecting you until the end of the month! Oh, come here! Oh, my goodness! Oh.
Hey! Hi! To be totally honest, we were getting a little homesick and we he was getting a little seasick.
One time.
Hey, Faith uh, Faith didn't come with you? Oh, no, sorry Carson.
It was just the two of us.
Ah, welcome home.
Thank you.
What was that? Faith is overdue from Chicago.
We were hoping she'd be on this stage.
- No, just us.
- Mmm-hmm.
Oh, and there's Aunty Rosemary's little man! Can you give me a squeeze? Hey, big boy.
Huh? You go deal with the bags.
Yes, Rosemary.
He has grown so big.
Oh, there are so many stories to tell you about the trip! First, how are you? Good.
We'll have to talk later.
Jack and I are on our way to meet Laura and then I have school.
Woo-hoo-hoo! [LAUGHING.]
Whoa, whoa! [LAUGHING.]
I could do that all over again.
Faith! - MOLLY: Welcome back, Faith.
- Carson! Where have you been? I've been worried sick.
Didn't you get my wire? From Chicago? That was five days ago.
Uh my stage broke down in False Creek.
I offered her a ride, and I'll tell ya, it didn't take long for her to ask for the reins.
And uh, this pretty lady does not take no for an answer.
- Uh, Brett Brewer.
- Carson Shepherd.
CARSON: Thanks, Brett.
Thank you.
Well, I'm here now.
Aren't you happy to see me? Of course, yes.
Welcome home.
Well, what've you got there, boy? A puppy.
A puppy? You know, I used to have the same kind of puppy, but Excuse me, sir.
I found those directions you were looking for.
Why don't you step over here? Ma'am.
Listen, you'll get your money, alright? Tonight.
Otherwise, I'll be back.
Uncle Nathan, you don't have to walk me to school.
I like walking you to school.
Oh, so you can see Mrs.
No, because I like spending time with you.
Really? Yes, and actually, do you know what I'm gonna do today? I'm going to see Judge Avery about your adoption.
Are you serious? Mmm-hmm.
Uncle Nathan, I mean, I know we've talked about it but You haven't changed your mind or anything, have you? No way! [SQUEALS.]
Thornton! Uncle Nathan's gonna start my adoption! Oh my goodness! Allie, that's so wonderful! I'm sure your uncle is just as excited.
I have to tell everyone.
May I? Please? Of course.
I have the best news! The best! Come on, everyone! Well, you have just made a happy girl even happier.
Yeah, well I I shoulda done it sooner.
Is there something wrong? No.
Why? You don't seem like yourself.
I guess I have a lot on my mind.
Who was that earlier in town? Just someone I've had run-ins with in the past.
I've asked him to be on his way so if you see him around town, let me know, ok? Of course.
Molly and I find that with this system patients records don't get misplaced.
That's a good idea.
Carson, when I was stranded in False Creek the only thing I cared about was getting here as quick as I could.
Any way that I could.
So why were you upset with me when I arrived? Faith, this this past year has just crawled by and I know, I do, you've been busy.
But as your letters and calls became fewer and fewer, I wasn't sure if maybe we were drifting apart, or that maybe you had changed in some way.
So to see you riding into town like that I must have looked silly.
No, I shouldn't have been surprised.
I mean, you're full of surprises.
It's one of the things I love most about you.
I'll be leaving.
- I couldn't do this without you.
- Before you go Oh.
Hmm? Yummy.
Yeah? See you tomorrow, same time.
Where do you suppose she's been disappearing to lately? I bet if you ask Fiona will tell me if she wants me to know.
Wait, wait.
Before you run off, too.
- Mmm.
- Yeah? - Mmm-hmm.
- Yeah? - So good.
- Yeah, it's getting there.
See you tomorrow.
Oh, Molly? Have you got a moment? Sure.
Would you mind? - Oh.
- Try.
Uh, what's this supposed to be? Well, it's chilli.
It's my Aunt Ozelle's secret recipe.
Um, better keep it a secret.
Hey, Lee.
Welcome back.
Hey, young man, how're ya doin'? Uh, you're wearing my pants.
I'm wearing my pants.
You bought my pants? I bought a pair of plaid pants.
Why? Why not? It's nothing, it's no big deal.
It's just a pair of pants.
Um, well I was just going over the ledger and you did a really good job while I was gone so thank you.
Ah, thanks.
You know, to be honest, Lee, I don't know how you do it.
Taking care of everything here while staying happily married at home.
Ah, well, I've been at it a lot longer than you have.
But the good news is I'm back so now you can catch your breath, right? I hope so.
'Cause all I do when I get home at night now is hold my breath.
Uh, you wanna talk about it, or ? Nah, you know I'm not much of a talker.
Anyways, I uh, should get back to work.
- Ok.
- Just glad to see ya.
Thank you.
Well, I'm here if you change your mind.
About anything.
Like wearing my pants.
Hello? [GASPS.]
Mi pequena oh, oh, dear.
What's wrong? I don't know! You don't know? Jesse won't discuss it.
He says that he wants to fix things but when we get home at night all he wants is to be left alone.
To read.
Oh, dear.
Let me get you a hanky.
Um Why don't you start at the beginning? [SOBS.]
Time goes by so slowly And I miss her standing next to me [LAUGHS.]
Thank you for insisting that we take the day for ourselves.
Thank you for riding all the way from False Creek on a buckboard.
Hey were you jealous of that cowboy? [LAUGHS.]
Maybe a maybe a little bit.
You know, Chicago's nice, but it is miles apart and worlds away from here.
Hey, did you ever make it by Orchestra Hall? Not once.
My schedule was choc-a-block.
You know what that means, though? Someday you and I are gonna have to go back there together.
But for now I'm happy being home in Hope Valley.
- Would you play it again? - Sure.
She's like the wind, Rolling all the waves in the sea Sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, one thousand.
That's uh that's a lot of money.
Whatever this is about, it must be serious for you to ask me for help.
Are you sure that that's enough? Yeah.
Thank you.
I really appreciate this.
Oh, and we learned how to tango on our travels.
Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow.
Actually, it was quite easy.
Well, it was easy for me.
Confidentially, Lee had a little trouble with the quick, quicks.
But enough about our trip.
How about you? What is new? What is new? Well, I finished my book.
And, at my own pace.
Although that meant I didn't meet my deadline with Helen Bouchard which didn't make her very happy.
But it also meant that I had extra time with Jack and my class and friends - Well - Except for you.
I'm so glad that you're home.
And have you heard from Lucas? Actually, Lucas stopped by this morning to apologize for leaving town the way he did.
Apparently, he saw me run to Nathan when I thought he'd been shot and he left town because he was feeling jealous.
Did he have reason to be? [SIGHS.]
When I hugged Nathan I realized I care for him more than I thought.
So you haven't made a decision.
Have I mentioned how happy I am that you're home? [LAUGHS.]
- Nathan, this is a bad idea.
- Bill No, no, no, just slow down.
Let's think this over I already have.
Well, I'm gonna go with you.
He can't be trusted.
He's gonna plan something.
I just I don't know what it is yet.
- Nathan.
- If he sees you with me, then I've arranged for Allie to stay with Opal.
Please, Bill, I need you to stay here in case he decides to double back.
Did I mention this was a bad idea? Thank you.
Yeah, there's no way of knowing if the well's gonna start producing again.
I have to believe that there's a way of bettering my odds here, Henry.
Well, if you find one, you let me know.
I appreciate you stopping by.
Sure thing.
What about shooting the well? I've been reading about it.
Well, you read a little longer I think you find out it often ends badly.
Could one of you fill me in? Go ahead, you've been reading about it.
Uh, shooting the well means setting off black powder at the bottom of the hole.
The idea is that the explosion brakes up the rock, releasing any trapped oil.
They're using nitroglycerine now mostly but it's pretty unpredictable.
Is it something that you could do? It's somewhat of a life or death proposition there.
I'm not in the oil business anymore.
Good to see you though, Lucas.
I thought you left for the day.
No, I just forgot a couple of papers.
What are you still doing here? Uh, I was just uh, reading.
See? "Terrifying Tales".
It must be a real page-turner if it's gonna keep you from going home.
Things that bad with Clara? No.
No, of course not.
Just uh, didn't realize how late it had gotten.
Have a good night.
Listen, Jesse, I just Rosemary, welcome back.
Nice to see you.
Thank you very much.
Elizabeth, I know I mentioned about us having dinner but unfortunately I have to ride out of town.
Allie's staying at Opal's, so her mother will drop her off at school tomorrow.
Tomorrow is Saturday.
Well, uh I should get going.
I don't know where you're heading but please be safe.
It's Clara.
- Hey.
- Hi.
- [GASPS.]
- Oh my goodness! It's so good to see you! How are you? How was Chicago? How was it seeing Carson? Uh fine, exciting but busy and a bit bumpy to begin but good.
- So, how are you? - Um mm-mm.
She and Jesse aren't doing well.
I can't talk about it right now otherwise I will start crying again.
I got your note to come over.
This is where you've been slipping off to every afternoon? What do you think? What's it gonna be? A barbershop.
It's already a barbershop.
Now, it's my barbershop.
- I am way past bed time.
- Oh no, no.
No one is going anywhere until we figure out a way to help Clara and Jesse be more loving to one another.
- Will you settle for civil? - [LAUGHS.]
Come on.
You're right.
You're right.
Ok, um let's see.
Uh, I got it.
It's obvious.
We will send them to South America.
Oh, Lee.
They can't afford the time off.
That's true.
Wait a minute.
- Hmm? - Huh? Get one of those.
I could pick that up in Benson Hills tomorrow.
At least it would get them going in the same direction.
It's not a bad idea.
Yeah? So we're in agreement then? Yes, sweetie, yes.
Thank you.
Good job.
Oh, thank you.
You know, I knew you'd bring the money 'cause you knew if you didn't I would have come back for Allie.
Get outta here.
You know what? I always wanted one of these.
Whew! [GROANS.]
Ya! Take care of my little girl, Nathan.
Ya! - Bye.
- I'm heading off, too.
Together? Uh BOTH: No.
Not together.
Have a good day.
- Clara? - Hmm? Are you going to the dress shop? Going to the dress shop.
You're not still curious about where Fiona's been going? Not a bit.
Well, so long.
Bill? [GASP.]
Why are you sneaking around? I could ask you the same question.
Well, I'm a lawman.
I get to sneak.
I see.
Well, Mr.
Lawman, here's a suggestion.
Before leaving the cafe, why not take off your apron? [HOOVES CLOPPING.]
Hey buddy! Oh, Newton, I knew you weren't gonna leave me behind.
What do you say we go make an arrest, huh? [ENGINE RUMBLING.]
What're you two doing? Well, we were watching a mama bunny and her baby.
No daddy? We think the daddy went hippity-hop to the candy shop.
To buy a piece of candy? One for me and one for you? And one for sister Annie.
Helen Bouchard taught you Mother Goose? Helen Bouchard taught me to read and after that I was on my own.
Where did you go when you left? Grand Isle, Louisiana.
I have friends there rebuilding a school that was levelled in the hurricane.
I thought helping others might give me some perspective on things here.
You got your perspective? Whatever you decide.
I want you to be happy.
Thank you.
Hi, sweetheart.
In spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
Oh, yes.
That, and I work right across the street so it's easy.
Well, regardless, it is a lovely surprise.
You're very welcome.
Hey, I wanted to ask you, have you thought at all about what you're gonna say to Clara? Yes.
That perhaps when Jesse comes home at night it might be best to allow him a moment to unfurl from the buffeting winds of the day.
That sounds very poetic.
What exactly does it mean? Give him some time to read one of those terrifying tales, or do whatever.
It'll be a start for them.
- Ah.
- Mmm.
How about you? Well, sadly, Jesse's not much of a talker so I'm gonna have to show him.
Speaking of which, where is Clara, anyway? She asked for the day off.
Really? Oh, that's perfect.
I've already got their gift.
You bought it already? I just got back from Benson Hills.
I'll go get it.
And ok, you're right.
Mmm? It may not solve all their problems but I guarantee you they will have fun.
You know, I think that you can do just about anything.
But why open a barbershop when you are so good with women's hair? Well, a barbershop is where men talk.
About everything.
Especially business.
Working for the phone company, I learned that every business needs a plan.
Now, Mr.
Nichols didn't want people like me being part of that plan, not really.
We were just replaceable cogs in his big wheel.
Maybe it was Mr.
Nichols belittling me, but I want to prove, even if it's just to myself, that I can be a big wheel.
And I don't need to throw away other people in that process.
NATHAN: Dylan! How the heck did you find me? The story you showed me.
The town's name's on the masthead.
You know, Nathan, I gotta give you credit.
You always were clever.
Although, not too clever letting me ambush you like that.
Dylan, don't you get it? I had to let you ambush me.
So I had grounds to put you away.
I'll admit, though, you you surprised me.
Well, nobody wins all the time.
But the Mounties We always get our man.
You made it home.
What? You didn't think I would? No, it's not that, it just you do look a bit worse for wear.
Things couldn't be better.
Unless, of course, you uh, you agreed to have dinner with me this evening.
Nathan, you look like you've just been through- Well, I would I'd go home and bathe and change first.
That's not what I meant.
Besides, I'm not even sure Laura's free to watch Jack.
Well, why don't we all go? The four of us? Yeah.
I know Allie would like it.
She's she's talked about it before.
Um um, alright.
Uh great.
Well, I'll uh, I'll go change and uh, I'll come back.
You know there's ticks out here? Ahhh! Prickers? Well, since you don't talk much I'm gonna have to show you instead, right? You're making no sense.
Look, sometimes it's easy to forget why we get married.
You get a little lost sometimes.
You can't see the forest for the trees.
Are you taking me to the forest? You know, for a guy who doesn't like to talk you ask a lot of questions.
Now, close your eyes.
- What? Why? - Shh.
Close your eyes.
There you go.
Now, I want you to picture Clara, what she looked like on your wedding day.
- She looked beautiful.
- Mmm-hmm.
And I want you to think about her smile and the way her eyes lit up and the sound of her laughter.
Do you remember how fast your heart was beating when she walked down the aisle? Yeah.
Open your eyes.
This this is where Clara and I had our first kiss.
And I swore I'd always remember that.
You see, Jesse, love isn't just a feeling or an emotion.
It's a choice.
And your marriage is a commitment you chose to renew every single day.
Open your eyes to the flowers and you'll see 'em.
Choose love.
Then you feel it.
Alright? See you back in town, pal.
Clara! - Hi.
- Hi.
You made me think of these.
I mean, these made me think of you.
Oh I'm sorry.
I've been like a bear lately.
I haven't been so easy, either.
Why don't we go home and relax? As long as we are together.
You know, I've been wanting to read this one.
I thought that I overheard you saying that you wanted it, so [HONKING HORN.]
Hey, you two! What is this? This is a new bicycle.
As a matter of fact, it is your new bicycle.
For us? For doing such a tremendous job while we were gone.
Go on, take it for a spin.
- Come on.
- Alright.
There you go.
Oh, thank you.
- Be careful.
- Alright.
You ready? - Yep.
- Here we go! [SQUEALS.]
- There they go.
We both know that bicycle isn't going to solve any real troubles of theirs.
Well, we don't know if they have any real troubles.
But if they do we'll be here if they need us.
Right? Let's go.
Lucas! Good to see you! Good to see you!! Oh.
Constable Nathan Grant, his niece, Allie, and Elizabeth Thornton and her son, Jack.
I'd like you all to meet my mother.
Helen Bouchard.
- NATHAN: Ma'am.
- HELEN: Constable.
HELEN: Allie.
And hello, young man.
It's so lovely to meet you, Mrs.
Lucas didn't mention you'd be arriving.
Well, he only found out a short while ago.
I'm on my way to San Francisco, but when I found myself passing so close to Hope Valley I thought I should stop.
After all, someone ought to take an interest in your writing, don't you think? Shall we? Yes.
Elizabeth? Ready? Nathan, I'm so sorry, I'm not feeling very well.
Would you mind terribly walking us home? No, of course.
Thank you.
Come on.
Elizabeth? It's Robert, I couldn't stop him! Helen Bouchard, Lucas's mother.
Her bark is much worse than her bite.
So she doesn't bite.
You are undisciplined, of course.
Elizabeth, you are a wonderful writer.
You just stand your ground.
I assume you and the constable are vying for Ms.
Thornton's hand.
I think it's time that I settle down.

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