The BEST Episodes of When Calls the Heart

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2020

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.

Don't Go

#1 - Don't Go

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 26, 2020

Elizabeth hears news about her book. Lee gets a surprise that stirs up wounds from his past. Fiona tries to find a way to stay in Hope Valley. Lucas makes a last-ditch effort to preserve his partnership in Gowen Petroleum.

star 8.67
6 votes
Prayers from the Heart

#2 - Prayers from the Heart

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 10, 2016

A resident of Hope Valley is put in danger after a landslide; a touching celebration of love proves how big people's hearts are.

star 8.36
273 votes
My Heart Will Go On

#3 - My Heart Will Go On

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 26, 2017

After the death of a friend, Jack makes some difficult life choices that may affect Elizabeth as well.

star 8.31
324 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Charles Lazer
Heart of a Fighter

#4 - Heart of a Fighter

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 23, 2017

The town gathers around Abigail as Cody fights for his life. Carson comes to terms with his past and gets a chance at redemption.

star 8.27
309 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Cynthia J. Cohen, Paul Jackson
A Time to Speak

#5 - A Time to Speak

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 28, 2016

When the people of Hope Valley learn that Frank is a wanted man, they quickly turn on him. Abigail sets out to prove that the mistakes of the past don't define the future.

star 8.25
258 votes
With All My Heart

#6 - With All My Heart

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 13, 2015

Elizabeth and Jack face a life-threatening experience together and finally discover the truth about what has been keeping them apart. Later, all of Hope Valley witnesses a shocking arrest and an unexpected proposal.

star 8.22
202 votes
The Heart of the Community

#7 - The Heart of the Community

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 5, 2017

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.

star 8.20
335 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Richard Manning
My Heart Is Yours

#8 - My Heart Is Yours

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 18, 2018

Jack and Elizabeth’s plan to get married is put in serious jeopardy. Bill has difficulty transporting a prisoner.

star 8.19
165 votes
Open Hearts

#9 - Open Hearts

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 11, 2018

Abigail tries to figure out how to keep the town’s bank afloat. Elizabeth struggles to understand what troubles one of her young students. Rosemary goes overboard planning Jack and Elizabeth’s wedding.

star 8.18
160 votes
Courageous Hearts

#10 - Courageous Hearts

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 9, 2017

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.

star 8.18
319 votes
Directors: Michael Rohl
Writers: Cynthia J. Cohen, Paul Jackson
Forever in My Heart

#11 - Forever in My Heart

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 20, 2016

Jack prepares to take a big step toward building a life with Elizabeth; Abigail welcomes Becky back into her home before making an emotional decision about their future as a family.

star 8.16
200 votes
Heart of a Secret

#12 - Heart of a Secret

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 16, 2017

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.

star 8.15
316 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Robin Bernheim Burger
Words From the Heart

#13 - Words From the Heart

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 19, 2017

Elizabeth strives to help a young boy come to terms with an past injury while she and Jack coach the kids in baseball.

star 8.14
410 votes
Heartbreak

#14 - Heartbreak

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 27, 2016

Abigail has to come to terms with the sudden arrival of the children's aunt; Elizabeth, Jack and the rest of Hope Valley come to witness a powerful act of love that proves everyone is right where they belong.

star 8.11
219 votes
The Heart of a Father

#15 - The Heart of a Father

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 1, 2020

Elizabeth helps Nathan navigate family tensions. Rosemary advises Clara and Jesse on wedding plans. Bill and Lucas lose customers when a rumor spreads.

star 8.09
43 votes
Change of Heart

#16 - Change of Heart

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 12, 2017

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.

star 8.09
340 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Cynthia J. Cohen, Paul Jackson
Hearts in Question

#17 - Hearts in Question

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 3, 2016

Jack's mother arrives in Hope Valley and quickly proves to be a challenge for Elizabeth; Rosemary plans her perfect wedding.

star 8.09
234 votes
Healing Heart

#18 - Healing Heart

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 2, 2017

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.

star 8.08
303 votes
Directors: Michael Rohl
Writers: Richard Manning
Close to My Heart

#19 - Close to My Heart

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 22, 2018

In the 3 weeks since the arrival of devastating news, Hope Valley has come together in love and support in a time of sadness.

star 8.08
137 votes
Heart of a Hero

#20 - Heart of a Hero

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 6, 2016

After Hope Valley learns redemption is possible, Abigail and Frank pursue a romance before the heart of the town is tested by the threat of a gang of outlaws.

star 8.07
229 votes
Into the Woods

#21 - Into the Woods

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 12, 2020

A dangerous windstorm puts residents of Hope Valley at risk. Elizabeth takes half the class on a field trip in the woods while Carson is the substitute teacher for the rest.

star 8.07
29 votes
In My Dreams

#22 - In My Dreams

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 15, 2018

The widow of Lee’s former silent partner arrives and gives Gowen a chance to run a company again. Elizabeth tutors an unexpected new student. The residents of Hope Valley conspire to pull off a surprise.

star 8.07
147 votes
Trials of the Heart

#23 - Trials of the Heart

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 25, 2015

Coal Valley’s trial gets underway in the town with a new Judge presiding over it. Elizabeth gets unsettling news from Hamilton regarding her family, and must return. Abigail’s case is presided over by an unlikely prosecutor. Elizabeth’s family meets, Jack. The trial’s verdict is rendered by the Judge, which effects the whole town. Elizabeth readjusts to family life in Hamilton. Abigail is reunited with a family member. Jack has to reevaluate his importance in Elizabeth’s life. A new man comes to town with a prospect that can change the townspeople’s entire future.

star 8.06
193 votes
Heart of a Teacher

#24 - Heart of a Teacher

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 19, 2017

Elizabeth fights to clear her name and get her job back. Jack gets some troubling news. Wyatt and the railroad continue to make problems for Hope Valley. The children have to deal with a stern new schoolteacher.

star 8.06
330 votes
Writers: Derek Thompson
Home Is Where the Heart Is

#25 - Home Is Where the Heart Is

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 4, 2018

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.

star 8.06
172 votes