When Hope Calls (2019) s01e04 Episode Script

Lost and Found

1 Previously on When Hope Calls Is that your old sketchbook? - This check-in is cold.
- Since when do you work for Ronnie? Since today.
Constable Kinslow.
The Mountie who was shot hunting down a dangerous bandit.
I thought you could use the help.
I can always use your help.
- I don't need looking after.
- Message received.
- Do you need help? - No, I'm fine.
How did it feel, chasing a fugitive again? It's a piece a cake.
You know, if cake was armed and dangerous.
Hands down.
Thumbs up.
Thumbs up.
Now, hold the reins loosely but firmly so Smoky knows who's in control.
Loosely Loosely and firmly? Heels down and your toes up.
Just relax into the saddle.
How am I supposed to relax with all the instructions? Now squeeze with your entire leg.
I don't think horse riding should be this complicated.
It just takes some getting used to.
Hey, I think I've got it.
I don't think you do.
Yeah, just let me go.
All right.
Smoky, go.
Okay, let's go! Okay Now how do we stop them from eating? Did you tell Chuck that you were a good rider or just that you had ridden? I might've said "good".
And this outing He's picking you up tomorrow? Morning.
Yeah.
Okay, now you know what? Smoky, c'mon.
Let's go.
[CLICKS TONGUE.]
Hey, look! Look, he's doing it! Look, look, look! Oh Oh! I'm slipping.
- Are you seeing this? - Oh, yes! Hey, Smoky Smoky! I guess Smoky has decided he is done for the day.
Lillian! - Help! - [LAUGHING.]
You got your picture in the paper.
He's lucky you didn't die.
Him and me both.
He got fifteen years.
Yeah, he admitted to the robbery.
But he said he only stole five grand, not twelve.
Does that matter? Not for his sentence.
I wonder why he'd say that.
Maybe he buried the other seven and he's gonna dig it up - when he gets released.
- Yeah, maybe.
"Savings and loan manager Mike Sinclair provided the bank's books as evidence of the 12,000 stolen.
" I went into the Savings and Loan the other day and saw Sinclair isn't working there anymore.
Was he fired? No, he quit.
I guess banking was more dangerous than he figured.
Oh.
What? No, nothing.
It doesn't seem like nothing.
GRACE: Saving the world isn't easy.
But that is what the three sisters did with the help of their magical unicorns.
And then they went home and they tucked themselves into bed.
The end.
- One more? - But that was one more! - Please! - The boys are fast asleep.
- They're sleepy heads.
- [LAUGHING.]
Oh, Helen, don't forget to take off your mother's locket.
Goodnight! - Miss Lillian? - Mm-hmm? Did you hear from the Cordell Orphanage? Did they write back? They did.
Unfortunately, they had no news about your grandpa.
And they didn't have any record of next of kin.
- I know he'd want to find me.
- I'm sure you're right.
He might just not have any idea of where to start looking.
And we're not sure where to find him.
That's okay.
My last orphanage didn't even try.
- Oh.
- Thank you.
Sweetheart, we're not done looking.
We just have to take a different approach.
Do you remember anything else about him? Maybe his name or or what the house looked like? It was a big house.
He hid butterscotch candies for me in the cushions.
That sounds like a wonderful grandpa! He was.
He is.
I don't know his name.
I just called him Grandpapa.
I'm sorry.
- Don't be.
- We're gonna keep looking.
If Ms.
Lillian gave up easily, she would never have found me.
That's right.
Goodnight, Helen.
We're gonna do everything we can to find your grandpa.
One more story? Please! [BOTH LAUGHING.]
Okay! [CLEARS THROAT.]
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there are three sisters walking through the magical woods [THEME MUSIC.]
[SOFT MUSIC.]
So, how is it running the new infirmary? I'm just keeping it warm until the new doctor arrives.
Any candidates yet? Not that I've heard.
I'll just be a moment.
You know, since Grace started working for me, Chuck's become my best customer.
- Is that so? - Yeah! It sort of reminded me of the way Matthew was with you back in the day, you know.
Like father like son, I guess.
Miss Walsh.
Nurse Parsons.
Good day.
Ladies.
I'm not easily intimidated, but that Mrs.
Stewart, she's one tough customer.
Yeah.
It's been a long time since she's given me such a warm greeting.
That was warm? For Tess it was.
[SIGHING.]
I thought you had a saddle horse.
- I could have brought you one.
- Oh, we do.
Lillian thought old Smoky here would be safer for me.
Oh, I see.
I may have exaggerated my riding experience.
Really? I think you're a natural.
[LAUGHING.]
: Wow, you're a bad liar.
We could have just gone for a walk.
Oh no, this is fun.
Uh We should probably head back.
But can you just hang on a little longer? Oh, I think I've used my riding limit for the day.
Truth be told, I had a surprise for you just around the bend.
Uh Wow.
This is a surprise.
It's not the kind that I'd planned.
You planned this for me? I certainly didn't plan it for the bears.
- Bears? - Whoa, whoa.
They're gone now.
I had roast chicken and tomatoes, and a beautiful peach pie.
Stop.
You're making me hungry.
Unfortunately, I can't do anything about that now.
Well, I can.
It isn't peach pie but, um Eleanor never lets us leave the orphanage without a package of sandwiches.
I always thought it was unnecessary, but today Oh, wait.
What are you gonna eat? [LAUGHING.]
Miss Walsh.
Lillian.
You're busy, I don't want to interrupt.
No.
No.
No.
No.
What do you need? - Coffee? - No, thank you.
I'm looking for a relative of one of the children.
How can I help you? Helen believes that her grandfather is still alive, but I'm not having any luck tracking him down.
- What have you tried so far? - I've written to the other orphanages where she was staying, but there is no record of next of kin.
Hmm.
Sometimes it's best to reverse the search.
Maybe see if anyone's been looking for Helen.
- How would I do that? - Headed to Clearwater tomorrow.
Please, have a seat.
Could look through the missing persons information at the regional headquarters.
It's a good idea.
But I can go, thank you.
Because I'm not a highly skilled investigator? It's literally my job to find missing people, I'm happy to.
I made it my job to find my sister, which I did.
Besides, looking through all that missing persons information might take hours.
I can do it.
- If that's what you want.
- [BELL RINGING OUTSIDE.]
If you'll excuse me.
School's almost out.
Why don't we ride out together? I'd want to leave early.
I could be at the orphanage by 7am.
It's a long ride.
I could use some company.
[BIRDS CHIRPING.]
- You're ready to head home? - Yeah.
You're not seriously thinking about saving that, are you? Of course not.
I'm a veterinarian.
I know where a bear's mouth has been.
Then what is it? I feel bad about missing out on this pie is all.
So, peach is your favourite? That it is.
Well, wanna pony up on the way home? Give Smoky a break? I think he'd appreciate that.
To be honest, so would I.
Alright.
Just coffee and desserts, then? Three chocolate cakes, four pies: two rhubarb, two strawberry.
Sure that's enough? Ranchers have quite the sweet tooth.
[CHUCKLING.]
I think that'll be fine.
And, uh, why don't you send along someone to help serve? Sure.
What about that Bennett girl? - Grace? - Mm.
That would be a tad awkward, wouldn't it? You sure? Well, they can probably use the income at the orphanage.
- Well, that's true.
- [BELL RINGING.]
Oh! Excuse me, Tess.
Boys are put to bed.
Girls are put to bed.
How many extra stories did you tell? - Two.
- [LAUGHING.]
Those girls are getting on quickly.
Yeah.
Mary Louise really idolises the older ones.
What? What! When we were little, you used to follow me around everywhere.
I had no idea then how much I'd miss that.
But you found me.
I'm back now.
We're family again.
You know I would still follow you anywhere.
[BIRDS CHIRPING.]
Oh! Thanks so much, Eleanor, but I don't need sandwiches.
I'm not going anywhere.
Despite my advanced age, I can still determine the difference between you and your sister.
- Lillian's going somewhere? - Yes.
It seems if it's not one of you heading out with a young man, it's the other.
I'm going to Mountie Headquarters to look for Helen's grandfather.
Gabriel just happens to be riding the same way.
Oh.
"Gabriel"? It is not like that.
Can you please be sure that Christian reads for an hour and Sofia puts down her book and enjoys the sunshine? Of course.
Here.
We don't want you going hungry.
- Thank you.
- Enjoy.
So? Your horse'll be fine.
It's not laminitis.
She just needs new shoes.
Ah! See, sometimes it's handy to have a vet in the family.
Just sometimes? - You seem in good spirits.
- I am.
How's the hunt for the foreman going? Good, good.
My first pick is standing right in front of me.
I'd be happy to help out here, but as you just said, I'm a vet.
You can help around the ranch.
Look what you did for my horse.
I can't be a vet and also your right-hand man.
Why not? Small town.
There's lots of animals in this town.
I got plenty to do.
Listen to me.
I know something about building a business.
Your father and I were married almost two years before we bought that first ten acres.
And look at the place now.
You've accomplished a lot.
You know what I think? If you set your mind to it, you could triple the size of this ranch in ten years.
- Triple? How big is too big? - Yeah.
Well, I'll let you know when we get there.
Hey Just just think about it.
Just think about it.
I mean, at the end of the day, what do you have as a vet? Happy horses and cows.
You know, maybe you'll find a new foreman at your party.
- New candidates.
- Yeah, yeah.
[GROANING.]
Do you need a hand? I'm okay.
You sure? Because it seems like your shoulder's compromised.
Oh, it's fine.
I'm fine.
Really.
Thank you.
It's okay.
So, when did you start looking for Grace? Soon as I finished school.
My father had just passed.
Sorry to hear that.
- This search did it last long? - For years.
Wow.
That's determination.
She was out on her own by then.
I wrote letters, sent telegrams, put up posters.
Sometimes, I'd run out of money, so I'd take on a job until I had enough to continue my search.
- Did you ever lose hope? - No, never.
I knew I'd find her someday.
Where did you find her? Small fishing village.
I walk into a restaurant, and there she is.
I We just looked at each other, we didn't have to say anything.
Grace dropped her serving tray and just ran into my arms.
Wow.
Three, four, five I thought you were staying for the party.
Some of the Fishers' cows are sick.
Besides, you know socialising isn't exactly my strong suit.
Even a veterinarian needs to communicate upon occasion.
Not really.
Animals never talk back.
- I should be back in time.
- Thank you.
You need any help with anything? No.
I have it all organised.
I just need your presence.
I got it.
Now, I can personally vouch for that recipe.
Don't get me wrong.
Eleanor's pies are amazing.
It's just her peach pies not the best.
That is my mother's peach pie recipe.
None better.
Okay, I'll give it a shot.
Mom always said the secret was in fresh peaches.
I was told those were picked this morning.
Thanks, Joe.
Ms.
Parsons, how can I help you? I was hoping to help you.
What is it? - It's for your shoulder.
- Oh, my shoulder's all right.
These stretches could make it better.
I learned in Sweden.
This is the main exercise: an outward rotation.
Okay, okay.
It just takes a few minutes in the morning, - and a few minutes in the evening.
- Thank you.
Okay.
I'm guessing you don't want Eleanor to know you're using my mom's recipe instead of hers? Mum's the word.
I would not want to be in your shoes if she was to find out.
I wouldn't want to be in my shoes if she found out.
- You got everything? - Yeah.
Here, let me help you with that.
Where's your wagon? Oh, thank you.
- I'm fine.
- Please, you've got your arms full.
I'm perfectly balanced, so if you remove an item, I might just drop everything.
Okay, wouldn't want that.
You You get any more riding lessons? No.
Smoky and I are just gonna, you know, stick to the wagon.
Kinda suits us better.
We can always pony up again.
Oh, I think I'm more a hold- her-own-reins kind of girl.
Yeah, I can see that about you.
Well, I gotta get to my next client.
- Wait, you call them clients? - It just sounds a lot better than saying I gotta go see a sick pig.
- [GIGGLING.]
- See ya.
Let me get this straight.
You want me to get you every one from the last seven years? - Yes, please.
- Nah.
I don't think so.
- Why not? - I have more important things to do than dance attendance on a young lady who's looking for seven years of missing person posters.
C'mon, Earl.
Ms.
Walsh has a valid request and she's a friend of mine.
I'd like to help you out, Gabe.
Maybe you can tell this young lady that I'm pretty busy here.
Are you? Constable Anderson, is it? You work for the citizens of this territory, do you not? Yes, that's what a Mountie does.
Well, as a citizen, I have a right to access public records.
Within reason.
I guess we'll leave it up to your supervisor to determine whether or not it's reasonable for you to help an orphan find her family.
I've come a long way and I only have a short time.
- I'll see what I can do.
- Thank you.
Well, obviously you have everything under control.
I'd say so.
I'll meet you when you're done.
Ah, Grace.
Yes, the Hamiltons and the Chases have been checked in and the tables have been reset for dinner.
That is not what I was going to ask you.
Well, not since you told me it's all been done.
- But I do have another question.
- Yes.
The tablecloths have been sent to the laundry.
No.
Are you interested in making a little extra money? - Yes.
- Good.
There's a party at the Stewart ranch and I could use some help.
The Stewart ranch? It's a coffee for the ranchers.
They do it every year.
Just a few hours' work and I'll pay you double.
All right.
I can do that.
Good.
And Tess did ask for you special.
- She did? Really? - Mm-hmm.
Really.
How many of those boxes you fixing to look through? All of them.
Doesn't seem like you're getting anywhere.
Maybe not yet.
Thank you.
Found what you're looking for there? No.
This isn't it.
You're wasting your time, you know.
Looking for a needle in a haystack.
Won't be the first time I found one.
What are you doing here? - I came to talk.
- Talk? That's right.
It's not every day you get to chat with the man who tried to kill you.
I read a newspaper story saying you dispute how much you stole.
What I took is what you found on me.
- I counted five thousand.
- I didn't get a chance to count it, not with you so hot on my tail.
- Did you bury the rest? - Why bury only some of it? So why do you think the bank manager and the prosecutor said it was more? Best I can figure, they wanted me to go away for a long time.
Yeah, that and you shot a Mountie.
You were coming for me.
What was I supposed to do? - I don't know give up maybe? - Yeah That's not in my nature.
Yeah.
Mine neither.
We close at five o'clock sharp, ma'am.
I'm aware.
Thank you.
Doesn't leave you much time with these last three boxes.
I'll do my best.
Constable Kinslow coming to pick you up? I'm meeting him outside.
Do you happen to know where he went today? To interview the Brookfield robber.
The man who shot him.
I heard he almost died.
Yeah.
I was surprised he returned to active duty.
- Why were you surprised? - The truth is I was shot by gunrunners in the Northern Territory.
That's how I ended up here.
I'm sorry.
I heard Gabriel was offered a job just like this one.
Turned it down.
- Do you know why? - Some fellas just don't do very well being cooped up.
How you doing with those boxes? I don't know yet.
Fred.
Is there anything you need help with? - Anything I can explain? - No.
Well, what's the problem? - It's the pie.
- The pie? How is the pie keeping you from doing math homework? I can't concentrate with the pie baking.
Do you remember when Eleanor baked those delicious oatmeal raisin cookies? And she made twelve, right? And each of you got how many? - Two.
- That's right.
Okay, so write that down.
Okay.
So, pretend that she put half of those cookies away.
Then, how many would each of you get to share? Not enough.
[LAUGHING.]
: That's true.
But I don't know if that's the answer your math teacher's looking for.
Okay, keep going.
Just think of all of the numbers as a bunch of cookies.
[OVEN DOOR CLOSING.]
I've got to get those boys to pick up their own socks.
They always end up under the bed.
The ointment should help with the back pain.
- Thank you, Nurse.
- Oh please, call me Maggie.
Maggie.
The town's really taken to you.
And I to them.
I wanted to ask about Joe.
He mentioned something about your pie, so I figured you were friends.
My pies? What about my pies? I'd like to help him with his shoulder, but he denies it's a problem.
He doesn't like to talk about the accident.
So it was an accident? His wagon turned over.
It was before he came here.
- Best not to ask about it.
- I see.
By the way, no matter what Joe says about my pies, his mother's do not compare to mine.
- Duly noted.
- Good.
I'm afraid you're out of time.
The office is closed.
Can I please just have a few more minutes? You can have as much time as it takes me to put these boxes away.
Thank you.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
I'm sorry you didn't find what you were looking for.
My search isn't over.
- Thank you.
- [DOOR OPENING.]
Where are you taking the pie? - To the Stewart ranch.
- Is that for Dr.
Stewart? Yes.
I'm working I'm working at a party at the ranch later, so I just assumed he'll be there too.
Hmm! It looks okay.
Yeah, I hope so.
Of course, peach pie is the hardest to make.
All that peeling and slicing; more than apple pie.
And of course, there's all that lattice on top.
You may have bitten off more than you can chew.
I like peach pie.
I think that peach pie looks good.
Wow.
Two? - He's lucky.
- No.
This one's for you.
You didn't think I wouldn't make one for the family, did you? Wait 'til after dinner.
- Sorry I'm a little late.
- That's okay.
I made good use of the time.
Woah.
How did the Mountie stuff go? Just the usual mundane stuff.
I don't think it's mundane to talk to the man who shot you.
How did your search go? As a matter of fact, it went really well.
You were right.
Helen's grandfather was looking for her.
That's great! There's an address.
It's from a few years ago.
But at least now we have a name.
It's something to work with.
This poster those files would they be official papers you've removed from the records office? I may have temporarily borrowed them.
All this time I've had a rule breaker right under my nose.
Some rules are made to be broken.
MAN: Thanks a lot.
Nurse Parsons.
I'm just checking in to see how the stretches are going.
- Any questions? - No, not at all.
- Have you used it? - I have not.
- I can show you again - No, no.
It won't be necessary.
Um Eleanor told me about the accident.
Did she? She mentioned a wagon.
How did that even come up? I may have poked and prodded a little.
I'm just trying to help.
But I didn't ask for help.
True.
I suppose I can be a bit of a busybody sometimes.
Not one of my better qualities.
But when I see pain, I try to ease it.
Some pain can't be fixed.
I don't suppose you care to elaborate? Very well.
Did she tell you about my wife? No, she didn't.
Her name was Lisette.
And she died in that accident.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
My loss was my fault.
You see, I was driving that wagon.
So if you'll excuse me, I'm very busy.
[CLEARS THROAT.]
You know what I think? All this time, I thought the problem was in your shoulder.
But the real problem is in your head, isn't it? What do you mean? - I just have a question.
- Another one Was Lisette a good woman? Oh She was the best.
Would she want you to be in pain? If the roles were reversed, what would you hope she'd do? [OVERLAPPING CHATTER.]
[UPBEAT MUSIC.]
You're doing a lovely job, Grace.
Thank you, Mrs.
Stewart.
I'll take that.
Tess.
Tom.
I'm so glad you could make it.
I find these little get-togethers help keep an open line communication - between the ranches.
- They certainly do.
Would you like some dessert? Oh yes, don't mind if I do.
Grace, will you get Mr.
Clay a piece of the rhubarb pie, please? Coming up.
- I was in town the other day - Yes? And that hotel of Ronnie's is looking good.
- It is, isn't it? - Yeah, it's nice to see one of his investments is off the ground.
[LAUGHING.]
: Well, his persistence has paid off.
Will Chuck be here? Oh, of course he's gonna be here.
He's eager to catch up.
Oh, thank you.
You did tell him Lucie would be here? Chuck is always happy to see Lucie.
Well, she might be a little late.
She's checking on the new calves.
Of course she is.
She's a hard worker, that one.
A real credit to you, Tom.
As Chuck is to you.
They're a lot alike, those two.
You're right about that.
So, can he spare any time to help with the ranch? We are working on that.
TOM: Okay.
[HORSE NEIGHING.]
Woah.
Thank you.
Just doing my job.
[LAUGHING SOFTLY.]
Well, don't worry.
I'll be back tomorrow to make sure that borrowed property is returned.
Well, glad I could provide you with some more mundane Mountie business.
Having spent some time together, I can testify that you, Miss Walsh, are anything but mundane.
[OVERLAPPING CHATTER.]
Grace.
Would you mind circulating and refilling some coffee cups, please? Yes, you'll want to put that on to protect your dress.
Chuck! Lucie.
It's been a long time.
How have you been? I'm good.
I hear Tess is looking for a new foreman.
Yes, she is.
- Mind if I ask you a question? - Never known you to be shy.
Why don't you want to run the Stewart ranch? Well, that's just it.
It's the Stewart ranch.
My vet practice that's mine.
I can't think of anything better than running our ranch.
- What? - It's nothing.
- It's not nothing.
- It's just sometimes you sound so much like Tess it's a little spooky.
[LAUGHING SOFTLY.]
That makes sense.
She's been my role model ever since you and I were kids.
- Who is that? - Her name is Grace.
Is she one of the sisters running the orphanage in town? - Yes.
- She's helping your mom today? Yes, she works at the hotel.
Right, that's where I've seen her.
Yeah.
She works at the hotel and she runs the orphanage.
If you'll excuse me? I could use a refill.
Would you mind? Certainly.
Grace.
I had no idea you were here.
Yes, I'm working.
[COFFEE POURING.]
- There you go.
- Thank you.
It's really good to see you.
Yeah, it's nice to see you.
We can talk later.
We can still talk, can we? Yeah, it's just I have a bunch of cups to refill and tables to cloth and stuff.
- You know, the cloths - Grace? We, um We seem to be going through these desserts more quickly than I anticipated.
But I did see a nice peach pie in the kitchen, so if you wouldn't mind slicing that up No.
Um It's just, I baked that myself.
Chuck! You baked it yourself? That's excellent! Well, why don't you slice it up? I'm sure my guests will love it.
Chuck, finally! Oh, Lucie, you're here, darling! It's so good to see you! So, how were all the calves? [DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
[CRICKETS CHIRPING.]
- - [MELANCHOLIC MUSIC.]
I can't believe it.
Grandpapa's been looking for me all these years? There were four years of these circulars.
Each one of them was a notice about how he was looking for his precious granddaughter Helen after the accident.
He just didn't know where you were.
You think we'll find him now? We have a name, an address It's a lot more than we had a few days ago.
Thank you, Miss Lillian, for not giving up.
I'm even more hopeful now, Helen.
Me too.
[GIGGLING.]
[SIGHING.]
[GROANING.]
[DOOR OPENING AND CLOSING.]
Grace? I waited up for you.
I have good news.
It's Helen's grandfather.
Oh.
What is it? He's been looking for her.
- It's wonderful.
- Hey, wait.
What What is it? I'm happy for her.
I am.
Gracie, what happened? Why are you crying? Whatever it is, it's gonna be okay.
[SIGHING.]