The Best Episodes of When Calls the Heart
Last Updated: May 1, 2018
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.
#1 - Open Hearts
Season 5 - Episode 4
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.
#3 - Prayers from the Heart
Season 3 - Episode 9
A resident of Hope Valley is put in danger after a landslide; a touching celebration of love proves how big people's hearts are.
#5 - In My Dreams
Season 5 - Episode 9
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 and the residents of Hope Valley conspire to pull off a surprise.
#6 - 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.
#7 - Love and Marriage
Season 5 - Episode 6
Jack and Elizabeth's relationship is put to the test. Pastor Frank and Abigail make a decision about their future. Bill helps a young girl solve a mystery.
#8 - 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.
#10 - My Heart Is Yours
Season 5 - Episode 5
Jack and Elizabeth's plan to get married is put in serious jeopardy. Bill has difficulty transporting a prisoner.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Troubled Hearts
Season 3 - Episode 2
Elizabeth surprises Jack with a home of her own; Abigail learns of Gowen's latest greedy scheme; Frank's past catches up to him.
#13 - 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.
#16 - Words From the Heart
Season 4 - Episode 1
Elizabeth strives to help a young boy come to terms with an past injury while she and Jack coach the kids in baseball.
#17 - Forever in My Heart
Season 3 - Episode 6
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.
#18 - Hearts and Minds
Season 5 - Episode 2
Elizabeth mentors Julie, who finds teaching more difficult than she imagined. Abigail has to find a way to convince the railroad to build its depot in Hope Valley.
#19 - Heartbreak
Season 3 - Episode 7
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.
#20 - A Time to Speak
Season 3 - Episode 3
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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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 - Heart of a Teacher
Season 4 - Episode 5
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.