When Calls The Heart (2014) s09e10 Episode Script

Never Say Never

1 Previously on When Calls the Heart [GUNSHOT.]
Get out of the car.
That'll make the murder charges against you so much easier.
Did you co-sign our bank loan? I know that you would have done the same thing for me, too.
I would have asked you first.
Jeffrey's pursuing the false charge against me.
I'm required to appear in the court back in Chicago.
Well, Walden has told Bill that I've kept records of these illegal activities hidden in my office.
The books Walden told you about, right where he said they'd be.
For the past several days I can't seem to eat or sleep.
The recent turn of events involving Lucas and his arrest have left me numb.
I know Lucas.
He is an honest, honorable man, and most of the people in Hope Valley feel the same.
But there are those who still wonder if he could have actually been partnered with Wyman Walden.
- Hey, Nathan.
- Joseph.
Fiona sent breakfast for you, too.
She's helping at the cafe.
Oh, that's nice.
- Hold on a second.
- Good morning, Lucas.
There's no reason for you to have breakfast in there.
Thank you, Joseph.
That's very kind.
Unless, of course, you want to.
Bye, now.
Busy? Yes, I am.
Very excited about building this case against Walden and that thug, Spurlock.
What's on your mind? Well, I thought we could talk some more about me resigning.
What's going on with you? Oh, I just need a few days away, a week.
And as long as I've lived in Hope Valley helping people was simple.
An easy "yes".
But then I became mayor and now it seems that, because of this rule or that regulation, all I've been doing lately is saying "no".
I'm not one for giving up, but this job just may not be for me.
I see.
Well, if you're gone for more than a couple of weeks I'm coming to get you.
ROSEMARY: I am just so nauseous.
LEE: So does she have a fever? - 98.
- Huh.
Chances are you have a touch of the stomach bug that's been going around.
Oh, yes, I heard of that.
Some time ago, though.
This is a new one, I'm afraid.
And it is unpleasant.
I'll fill the same prescription for you as I did for Molly for bismuth subsalicylate.
I think Rosemary's just about ready to try anything at this point.
Even things we can't pronounce.
You should rest and drink fluids if you can manage to hold them down.
I will do my best.
Thank you.
Well, enough of this shilly-shallying, we have a newspaper to publish.
Oh, no, no, no.
No, we don't, Not today.
You are going home and I'm going with you.
Honey, there is nothing I would like more, but we have our meeting with Arthur Gilchrist.
We'll reschedule.
He's coming all the way from San Francisco.
Sweetheart, he has other business in town.
We will discuss this later.
At the office.
Where I promise I will rest on our couch.
There's something I miss.
What's that? Having someone to take care of me.
My husband's been gone so long though I almost can't remember.
JEROME: Miss Miller.
Gentlemen, welcome.
I trust your trip was a good one.
It was rather smooth, actually.
The transition to steel rails makes all the difference, doesn't it? [LAUGHS.]
Fiona, it's as lovely meeting again as it was the first time.
Better, in fact.
Uh, would you gentlemen care to wash before getting together? I'd find that civilized.
Jerome never turns down a chance to freshen up.
Well, right this way.
I'll have your bags brought to the Queen of Hearts.
Excuse me.
Are you really going? Oh, it shouldn't be very long.
- And Fiona, good luck with the oil deal.
- Thank you.
ROSEMARY: Blaaargh! LEE: Okay, okay, thank you.
Thank you so much.
I'm sorry.
Oh LEE: Are you okay? Did you two meet Mr.
Gilchrist? Oh, yes.
I made quite the impression.
Yeah, that that would be an understatement.
I'm not feeling very well.
Maybe we should head back to the office or - Lee - Oh.
- I think we better - Fiona, sorry.
♪ ♪ Are you sure you wouldn't rather be at home in bed? I just need to sit still and let my stomach settle.
How is Lucas? Oh, I actually haven't been to the jail yet.
I was on my way there when I ran into Lee and he told me about what happened.
You're a good friend.
Thank you.
But go and see him.
I will be fine, and I don't want you possibly catching anything and passing it along to him or to little Jack.
A-ha, there she is.
I brought you tea, with a whisper of lemon and a kiss of honey for my honey.
- I'm sorry you had to hear that.
ELIZABETH: It's all right.
Well, now that Lee is here I think I will go.
You feel better.
- Bye, Elizabeth.
- Bye, Lee.
Morning house calls? Oh, of sorts.
I'm off to check on Bill and then back to see Rosemary.
Have you heard anything from Mei? Only that Jeffrey is maintaining his falsehoods against her.
Falsehoods in the court of law.
Elizabeth, I hope you're aware that none of us question Lucas's innocence.
I think there are at least a few.
Nathan and Bill are doing their jobs.
But they know Lucas.
Breakfast was great.
I appreciate it.
- Mmm-hmm.
- And thanks to Fiona.
Well, Fiona left for her second job.
Or her third.
She does work hard.
You know, um what I'd really like is another piece of that gooey butter cake.
Help yourself.
What do you call this, anyways? Gooey butter cake.
You're wearing out the boardwalk pacing back and forth like that.
Two of the investors are due over here any minute.
From what I heard, the deal was done.
- Mmm-hmm.
- So, why are you so nervous? One of them, the younger one, I can't quite get a handle on.
Sorry, I nibble when I'm nervous.
Yeah, I noticed.
I just wanna do my job the best I can and be treated with respect.
But, I think, he's interested in me.
I see.
Well, um, when I have to deal with someone like that, people that stand in my way, I find it best to be direct.
Not look away.
And don't be afraid to just say no.
But you carry a gun.
- Mmm? - Good point.
Wish me luck? Why? You don't need it.
You're smart.
And Mike left just like that? Uh, I'm sure Hickam will be fine.
Being mayor may not be in his blood.
- Speaking of which.
- Oh, 115 over 75.
- A-ha! - Mmm-hmm.
You know, I have to say that is excellent for someone your- My what? [PHONE RINGS.]
You better get that.
Yes, Florence.
I have an attorney from Granville.
Put him through.
Thank you.
Connecting you now.
This is Bill Avery.
Good morning, counsellor.
Well, first of all, your client was involved in the hit and run of a Mountie so a plea deal is completely out of the question.
I'm listening.
How's Bill doing? Ah, you were right.
He does seem better.
Well, I told you I'd keep an eye on him.
I appreciate that.
But you two still have a very long way to go to prove that you are not the worst patients ever.
- Come on.
- Hey.
You and Bill don't actually think that Lucas is in cahoots with Walden.
I'm trying to keep an open mind, Faith, but, you know, Lucas was into some dirty dealings before he arrived.
But should that have any bearing now? Why didn't he come to Bill and I? Well, Elizabeth thought that Lucas wanted to do it all himself and that maybe Walden would figure things out if you and Bill were in on the grift.
The grift? Listen to you.
What? That's the word, isn't it? Lucas wanted to beat Walden at his own game.
- Besides, he is innocent until - Until proven guilty.
Yes, I know.
Faith, I'm just I'm trying to do my job.
You're trying to do your job.
I know.
Nathan did offer to let me out for breakfast.
I assume you just stayed in your cell? You have not wavered in your belief in me.
Thank you.
Of course.
But it must hurt for anyone to be less than supportive.
With people making assumptions about my character I'm starting to know a little bit about how Henry feels.
And things are bound to get even more unpleasant when news leaks about the mine possibly reopening.
I'm so sorry that this is happening.
And that it's all falling around your birthday.
I haven't even gotten a chance to give you your present.
Lucas, it was a wonderful evening just the same.
But, you know, I do have a gift for you.
- No.
I forget that you like to give other people gifts on your birthday.
Elizabeth, this is very handsome.
Our time has come? Yes, it has.
You two.
I've got news.
Lee? Sorry, sweetheart.
I didn't mean to wake you.
No, no.
I was just dozing.
What was that noise? Oh, well I just thought maybe I would use my time constructively so I've been working on my typing.
That's wonderful.
How far did you get? Well, I'm very good with A.
B not so much.
The rest is a mystery.
Well, you stick with it, sweetheart.
- Oh, our meeting.
- With Gilchrist? Yes.
Oh, it's all right.
I cancelled it.
Actually, I think I cancelled.
Yeah, I think you did.
Probably for the best.
I suppose we can rearrange for tomorrow.
Ah, only if you're feeling better.
Which reminds me, Faith came by but you were dozing so she's gonna come by later.
I think I'll walk over and see her now.
Oh, ok.
Sounds like a great idea.
You understand.
Of course I do.
Can I at least walk you? I'd like that.
You wanted to see me? What is he doing here? I got a call from the attorney who's representing the man who hit you.
He wants to make a deal.
Well, of course you told him no.
I did, then I found out what he had to offer in exchange for the plea.
I don't care, Bill.
Nathan, would you please just listen? We haven't even heard yet what he's asked.
The man who hit you was racing out of town because Walden had hired him to plant the incriminating ledgers in Lucas's office.
He got scared and he took off.
Now, his testimony would almost certainly assure that Lucas is exonerated.
And what does he want in exchange for a hit and run? Or tampering with evidence? Or leaving the scene of a crime? Or almost killing me and my horse?! He'd walk free.
Perhaps we should head down to the derricks? Fiona, let me ask you, this area here.
Would you take Mr.
Smith and myself to see it? The coal mines are in the opposite direction from the derricks.
Arthur, that's the last place you want to go.
There's little or nothing to see, and what there is remains covered in a thick black coal dust.
It's rather unpleasant.
- Hello? - It's due diligence, Jerome.
And with my meeting cancelled today at the Valley Voice Ok.
I certainly have time.
Well, it looks like Lucas will join our meeting in Bill's office after all.
Yet still no sign of Henry? No, sir.
Well, let's satisfy Mr.
Gilchrist's curiosity and swing by the coal mines.
Don't fret, Jerome.
I'm sure Fiona will find you somewhere to freshen up.
It's really the strangest thing.
Right now I don't feel one bit of nausea.
In fact, I could go for a big scoop of honey vanilla ice cream.
It's definitely the oddest flu I've ever had.
I don't know, I'm normally so in tune with my body but right now I oh.
I really can't make heads or tails of this.
I can I think.
Rosemary, you might be pregnant.
Sorry, what did you say? You might be pregnant.
Well, that's the funniest thing.
With this in it actually sounded like you said "pregnant".
I did.
- Wha - I have gone through your chart and over all your paperwork.
I I think I need to lie down.
After all this time.
But there's a chance I'm not.
Every indication is that you are.
Oh but it would be so early.
Let's just wait and see what happens over the next few weeks.
Faith I'd rather not tell Lee.
Not until we're absolutely sure.
If I even am at all.
Otherwise it would just break his heart.
Walden hid the ledgers behind this panel.
They were here the whole time and I didn't even know.
His insurance in case he wanted to double deal.
Gotta give it to him, the man's smart.
I'd say devious.
That too.
Knowing he'd always have the upper hand on me and could blackmail me at any time.
I'm thankful that your name has been cleared.
Well, if Nathan decides he doesn't want Bill to accept the plea deal, it might be short-lived.
Whatever happens, we'll get through it.
You're gonna come visit me in jail? Every day and twice on Sunday.
Well, according to my spectacular new watch it's time for the meeting.
I'll be waiting.
Jos hi.
Are you coming in? Is that all right? Of course it is, Lee.
I don't want anything standing in between you and me.
I don't either, and that's why I'm here.
I didn't listen to you about the loan.
I mean, I did, I listened to you, but I [EXHALES.]
I didn't hear you.
You know, when I found out you went behind my back, I can't tell you how that made me feel.
I mean, you might be able to understand as a man who wants to be a provider, but I'm not certain that you could ever understand the rest of it.
And that's not your fault.
I don't want you carrying it for me.
I appreciate you coming down to talk to me, Lee.
I just wanna look ahead to my family's and my future.
You're a good man, Joseph Canfield.
You're a good friend.
Thank you, gentlemen.
Lucas, we appreciate you being so accommodating.
It's Bill's office, Mr.
I'm simply providing the table.
Arthur, join us.
Finalizing this deal's been a long time coming.
Uh, Lucas, you two haven't met yet.
Lucas, Arthur Gilchrist.
I've heard lots about you from Fiona.
Miss Miller, please.
Of course.
I meant no disrespect.
All right.
Should we all have a seat and try closing this agreement of yours? Even in a reduced capacity with Miss Miller taking over for Henry I have to say I wish he were here.
I'm sure you heard we had to toss him out on his ear at our last meeting in San Francisco.
I still think we were a bit rough.
I never touched the man.
Did I, Miss Miller? No, you didn't.
I'm not late, am I? You sure know how to make an entrance.
Well, I would have been here sooner if I hadn't have had to track down Collin.
Can you tell me about that man again? Collin McCorry of Scotland, where he did his fair share of mining before he landed here when this was still Coal Valley.
So, you trust that these maps are reliable then? He's as good as any geological engineer, he just never went to school for it.
And he believes that this mine cannot be reopened without a significant risk of collapse.
It's his finding that it can never be made safe.
No matter what we do.
So far they haven't mentioned reopening the mines.
Smith, or likely Gilchrist, will tomorrow.
If it wasn't Elizabeth that told me about the mine - Mmm-hmm.
- What would we do? Oh, that's easy.
We'd print the story.
And if we didn't, and word dribbled out, which eventually it would.
Rumors spread like wildfire creating all kinds of misinformation.
Then why aren't we publishing? I don't know.
Maybe it'd be too impersonal for people to find out that way? And I'd be breaking my bond with Elizabeth, my best friend.
- Oh, ow, Lee.
- Sorry.
I gave her my word.
Who said "he who dares not offend cannot be honest"? I don't know.
But I do know who said I should talk to Joseph before underwriting his and Minnie's loan.
I'm gonna go talk to Elizabeth.
Ok, but you might uh you might need those.
How would you feel about me building a treehouse with little Jack? I think he might be a bit young to help.
Yeah, but I thought it could be something fun we could do together.
Lucas, you are wonderful with him.
So yes.
Why not? See how it goes.
If nothing else he'll enjoy being outdoors with you, playing with rocks, I'm sure.
- Oh! - Rosemary.
I'm sorry.
I wouldn't barge in if it wasn't something important.
It's late.
I'll leave you two.
- Good night.
- Good night.
Thank you for being so understanding.
I'll put the kettle on.
So we can talk over tea.
I woke you.
I must have nodded off.
I was headed home and I saw your light, and as usual here you are, overworking.
Is that a professional opinion? The opinion of someone who knows you.
And what happens in this town, you can only bear so much.
Well, as I've told you before, Faith, they don't make 'em like me anymore.
Bill, I didn't just happen to be passing by.
I spoke with Carson.
I wanted his opinion on your symptoms.
Well, you had no right to do that.
- I'm worried about you.
- But I'm not.
And if you don't mind, Faith, I have work to do.
Bill, please.
Get some rest.
You are putting Lucas in a bad light.
That is not my intention.
- Well, I don't understand why - I don't like this any more - I already told you - I'm not asking your permission.
I think it is the responsible thing to do for everyone concerned to print tomorrow.
Would you please just listen to me? Yes.
Of course.
With the oil company Lucas ran and sold looking to possibly reopen the mine? People will blame him.
They already blame Henry.
Well, then this story could help clear up- Can't you please just wait until you have all of the facts before publishing? Then let people think what they want.
I won't care then.
I told you all of this in confidence, as my friend.
I wish you could see things from my perspective as our town's newspaper editor.
You've already made up your mind to publish tomorrow, haven't you? Rosemary, I really hope you'll reconsider.
- Lucas.
- Nathan.
You have a moment? At this time of night I suppose if I said no you wouldn't believe me.
Want to sit? Sure.
You know, I appreciate it when it's like this.
No one's around.
When I'm riding up and down these streets or out by the row houses I'm reminded why I why I wanted to be a Mountie in the first place.
To protect these people.
Keep them safe.
Keep order.
It's important to me.
And part of that is holding people accountable for their actions.
This plea, to me it's like trading one wrong for another.
- It just doesn't - I understand.
I haven't made up my mind yet.
I want you to know how hard this decision is for me.
And I want you to know that this isn't about us.
I appreciate you saying that.
Good night, Nathan.
What do you suppose that's about? Well, I'd like to think my etiquette column is getting some attention.
Manners once lost are hard to find.
- Good morning, Molly.
- Morning.
Molly! Molly! You have to see this! They have a right to know.
I'm sorry.
I spoke to Lee I was trying to protect Lucas.
And I wanted to protect the town from troubling news.
But after speaking with you and after reading your article I realized they have a right to know.
It was good.
And fair.
And it was the right thing to do.
Still, I'm not happy about the way things unfolded.
Publishing may have been the right thing to do but it was the wrong way to go about it and I'm sorry.
I won't betray your trust like that again, not for the newspaper, not for anything.
I'm so glad to hear you say that.
I don't like the idea of us not being able to share things with each other.
I don't wanna be guarded with you.
Elizabeth I'm so sorry you're still feeling under the weather.
I wanted to tell you Maybe Faith should come by and check on you.
I don't have a fever.
No, you don't.
You're actually quite cool.
You even have pink cheeks.
You look like you're glowing.
Rosemary? I was trying to tell you.
Rosemary! You're gonna have a baby? [LAUGHING.]
FIONA: Line item 15, maintenance and cost of said maintenance - of all equipment relating to - Oh, blah, blah, blah, blah.
Is that your legal rendering? No, it's my rubbish rendering.
I don't have time to dance around this anymore.
Gentlemen, is your intention to reopen the mine? Unfortunately, it's not that simple.
It is that simple.
I'd like to acknowledge that a binding agreement's already in place.
And what we eventually do- We live in the shadow of that mine.
Forty-seven men died there.
And that is why I don't believe this issue is as simple as it's been characterized.
This may be a good time to take stock of ourselves and what we want out of this agreement.
We'll adjourn for now.
Ah, Rosemary.
What can I do for you? Well, I was hoping to get a slice of Oh, this gooey butter cake that I've been hearing so much about.
To take with me.
Please, Joseph.
All righty.
I went for a walk and I might have overdone it.
Oh, do you want me to get Lee for you? No, no.
I'll be fine.
Oh, it's the funniest thing.
Despite feeling like this, well, I still want a piece of that cake.
You won't regret it.
There you go.
- Thank you.
- Mmm-hmm.
Joseph, when you and I first met, the morning Lee injured his back? I remember that.
You dropped him off at the infirmary.
As you were leaving you said "I'll be praying for your husband".
I remember that, too.
I know those weren't just words.
And ever since then, from time to time, well, I've been praying that Lee and I might some day have a baby.
Well, I believe that god hears all our prayers and answers every one of them.
Not always the way we want, of course.
- You do? - Yes, I do.
Thank you.
And thank you.
You're very welcome.
JEROME: My interest was never in coal, Henry.
I believe that oil is this country's future.
The world's future.
But Arthur convinced the others to reap additional benefits by selling that coal to the foundry.
What are we doing? Let's conduct business the way we used to.
Across a table and over two glasses.
Listen, I know Lucas is busy with business negotiations.
Oh, you heard that, did you? - Jack, Mountie Nathan's here.
- Okay.
I wanna let you know, I'm advising Bill to take the plea.
You have no idea what this means.
Well, it's the right thing to do.
As a Mountie and all that you stand for, I have an idea of what it took for you to make this decision.
Thank you.
Mountie Nathan.
Mountie Jack.
Can I get you anything else? No, thank you, Mr.
How did you enjoy that pot roast? Oh, not a bit, I'm afraid.
Wait, maybe there is something else.
Hmm? The mine disaster.
Tell me about it? Well, my family and I weren't living here at the time but I believe I can fill you in on the scars that it's left.
If you'd care to sit.
Oh, yes.
Where do I begin? Those tunnels are 1,500 feet deep.
Henry, you need not remind me.
I don't care what kind of skilled labor you put in there.
You can't put men in there without proper drainage and ventilation.
It's been years since coal was excavated in this area.
There have to be better, more efficient ways.
Better, but not good enough.
Sweetheart, I called the house and when you didn't answer I rushed over.
I'm sorry, I I didn't mean to make you worry.
You should be at home resting on the couch.
Well, at home resting on the couch sounds very nice.
- Well then let me drive you.
- All right.
- Lee? - Yes? I love you.
Well gee, sweetheart, I love you, too.
Now let's go.
We could go to court over Judge Parker's ruling, but his decision has numerous weak points and we'd only be delaying the inevitable.
Allow Miss Miller to handle the affairs of the oil company while you and I handle the mine.
We'll work together to make sure the working conditions are made safe.
And if they can't be, well then, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
What do you say? What's this? What's this? Oh, a dragon.
What's this? - [LAUGHS.]
- Those are binoculars.
I can see you guys from far away.
Do we seem far away? Wait, what's this? That looks like a doll.
No, a statue doll.
Do you feel like celebrating tonight? What do you have in mind? Just another quiet dinner.
And that reminds me binoculars that I've forgotten to give you your birthday present.
Telephone, buddy.
Just a moment.
Hello? - [SNIFFLES.]
- LUCAS: Yes please, Florence.
Bill? I appreciate you letting me know.
Henry's agreed to manage the mines.
So, they're definitely being reopened.
I'm afraid we're out of options.
Lucas, this isn't your fault.
I bear at least some responsibility.
Well, I don't believe that.
When Bill placed the call Florence asked what it was about.
She's understandably very upset.
Tonight's not a night for celebration.
Would you mind if we postponed? Of course not.
Thank you.
Oh, hey.
You coming up? Buddy! [LAUGHS.]
Thanks, buddy.
I'm sure you've heard what's gone on.
I'm sorry, I I [SLAP.]
You're a hateful man, Henry.
How could you let this happen? On my birthday, I thought you were gonna propose.
I thought maybe you changed your mind about this.
Happy belated birthday.
Only one episode left before the season finale.
You are sure determined to reopen the mine.
How much did he pay you in exchange for the lives that will be lost here? I was counting on Henry being the same Henry.
I was wrong.
- (EXPLOSION BOOMING) - Boom! - Boom indeed.
- That felt big.
"When Calls the Heart" is all-new, next Sunday night at 8.

Previous EpisodeNext Episode