The Best Episodes of When Calls the Heart
Last Updated: Apr 1, 2019
Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Abigail Stanton is a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Set against the wild canvas of an early 20th century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.
#6 - The Heart of the Community
Season 4 - Episode 3
To raise money for new school supplies, Elizabeth and the kids throw a carnival. The carnival sheds new light and possibly even hope, on Phillip’s relationship with his distant father.
#7 - Hearts in Question
Season 3 - Episode 8
Jack's mother arrives in Hope Valley and quickly proves to be a challenge for Elizabeth; Rosemary plans her perfect wedding.
#8 - Courageous Hearts
Season 4 - Episode 8
Tension between Elizabeth and her new students continues. Lee and Rosemary fight about Rosemary learning to drive. Abigail struggles to hold the cafe together while the railroad’s commissary thrives.
#11 - A Gentle Heart
Season 3 - Episode 5
Jack and Faith's friendship begins to complicate his relationship with Elizabeth; Abigail pitches in to help a struggling community; a wave of kindness in Hope Valley has everyone opening their heart for a grand occasion.
#12 - Heart of a Secret
Season 4 - Episode 9
Elizabeth takes Opal in while her parents are away. A newcomer to Hope Valley has some insight into Carson Shepherd’s mysterious past. An unlikely turn of events puts Cody in harm’s way.
#13 - Home Is Where the Heart Is
Season 5 - Episode 3
Jack returns and begins planning his future with Elizabeth. Elizabeth teaches her students the difference between facts and speculation. The town is put on edge when Lee cannot withdraw funds to pay his employees.
#16 - Believing
Season 5 - Episode 1
Elizabeth’s sister Julie visits Hope Valley in her quest to become a teacher. Lee is made acting Sheriff when Abigail and Bill leave town to testify in Gowen’s trial. Carson has problems with a traveling tonic salesmen.
#20 - Weather the Storm
Season 5 - Episode 8
Bill is put in serious jeopardy while transporting AJ to face trial. Abigail tries to save the town from an investor who will hurt Hope Valley. Carson is faced with a life-and-death medical decision. Elizabeth tries to reunite a mother and her son.
#22 - Change of Heart
Season 4 - Episode 4
Elizabeth struggles with growing pains at the school. An old friend comes to visit Jack. Abigail’s tenure as mayor is threatened. Rosemary plays matchmaker.
#23 - Healing Heart
Season 4 - Episode 7
Elizabeth has problems in her classroom when the nephews of Ray Wyatt come to her class and bully other students. Lee loses his voice and Rosemary does the talking for him. Bill finds AJ foster. Ray Wyatt opens a commissary.
#25 - Prelude to a Kiss
Season 1 - Episode 12
Abigail is beginning to let go of her grief and look toward the future with forensic investigator Bill Avery. Meanwhile, a hurt and confused Jack confronts Elizabeth about her new job offer back home. Visiting Circuit Judge, Jedidiah Black a legendary man who is insolent, insufferable and incorruptible will finally bring justice to Coal Valley after the repercussions of the mine explosion, just as Elizabeth and Jack take an important step in their relationship.