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‘When Calls the Heart’: Nothing ventured, nothing gained on episode 6.3

Photo: Kavan Smith, Erin Krakow Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter
Photo: Kavan Smith, Erin Krakow Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

Timmy is not the only one making waves this week on When Calls the Heart.

Business is booming at the new saloon, but so is the noise level in Hope Valley. There are mixed reviews about the saloon staying open later under new owner Lucas Bouchard. Faith and Carson find themselves at a turning point in their relationship. Which way will they go?

Bill is also unsure of his path as he chases down gunrunners with an old friend named Jeremiah. Timmy’s friends lose a treasured gift and he must decide how to approach them.

Season 6 of When Calls the Heart continues to focus on choices, bravery and when to take a risk.

Photo: Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter
Photo: Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

Which way out?

Bill is scheduled to testify in a case in Cape Fullerton against two dangerous gunrunners. He is enraged to learn that the men were released on insufficient evidence. Sheriff Avery takes matters into his own hands and persuades the judge to confess who made him drop the case.

Bill gets the information he needs and goes after the gunrunners, Lance Wilcox and Mitchell Quinn. The criminals have a big head start, so Bill needs a shortcut. He enlists the help of an old friend and guide named Jeremiah, but it takes some convincing. Jeremiah and Bill have not spoken in ten years.

Jeremiah takes Bill into an old mine where his father told him one of the tunnels goes all the way through the mountain. But which one? Debris is falling and the men struggle with which way to go. Jeremiah reveals that he has been guilt-ridden over letting a murderer get away in his last journey with Bill. Bill explains that he caught that criminal only months later. With renewed confidence, Jeremiah uses a trick he learned from his father about using the smoke from his lantern to find the way to daylight.

They get through the mountain and see the gunrunners have set up camp in the distance. Jeremiah decides to stay back and Bill approaches the camp. Bill pulls his gun on Wilcox and Quinn, but there is a third man. Thankfully, Jeremiah did not stay back after all and knocks out the third man.

A friendship is repaired and the bad guys are caught.

I spy

Elizabeth teaches the students about the difference between privateers and pirates. The boys are intrigued and begin pretending to play privateers. Cody and Robert lead the charge while Timmy is relegated to making waves by splashing water from buckets.

We can see that Timmy wants to play on the boat they have fashioned and not just make waves. He shares a special gift with Cody and Robert, a spyglass given to him by his grandfather. The older boys are fascinated and invite Timmy to join them on the boat.

Unfortunately, Cody and Robert are not careful with the spyglass and leave it behind by the pond. Timmy goes to search for it alone but comes up empty-handed. Elizabeth talks to Timmy about what to expect in friendship and that it goes both ways. She encourages Timmy to approach Robert and Cody about not taking responsibility for finding the spyglass.

Timmy is brave and tells the boys that he would help them if something they cared about was lost. He fears they will no longer want to be his friend. He is relieved to see that not only do the boys come to help look for the spyglass, they bring all the students with them to search for it.

Have Faith

Faith and Carson are not quite sure where things stand after sharing that they think each other is special. Where do they go from here? What exactly does “special” mean for them?

A sawing accident brings Hickham to the infirmary and a funny conversation unfolds between Faith and Carson. They act like they are talking about poor communication causing Hickham’s injury when they really are probing one another about their situation.

Rosemary complicates things when she talks to Faith about an actress and director who tried to mix romance and work. The relationship failed both romantically and professionally. Rosemary insists this will not happen for Faith and Carson, but Faith is very nervous about the idea.

Lee chats with Carson as well. Carson decides to clarify his feelings for Faith and tells her he understands the risks. He wants to take the risk. Faith rushes out saying she cannot risk losing their professional relationship.

Carson does not give up. He tells Faith they are going out for house calls when he really has a romantic picnic planned. On their wagon ride, Faith says she must say something before she loses her nerve. She, too, wants to take the risk and they kiss! Carson is thrilled and happy that his picnic plans will not go to waste.

Photo: Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter
Photo: Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Chris McNally Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

Making noise

Abigail approaches Lucas about the saloon staying open late and being so noisy that some cannot sleep. He agrees to keep things more quiet. His words fall flat when Cody is once again awoken from slumber due to the noise. Abigail confronts Lucas again, but he defends himself saying he is not breaking any laws.

Abigail makes some noise of her own when she submits a new law to the town council for vote. The law would require businesses to close by 10:00 pm. Lucas counters with a sign advertising reduced prices after 10:00 pm.

The council meets to vote on the proposed law. Rosemary is disappointed when Lee votes against the law, but he explains that his workers enjoy some time at the saloon. The council vote is split and Mayor Stanton has to break the tie. Instead, she proposes and compromise, a way the town can support everyone’s interests.

Abigail proposes that the saloon have permission to stay open late two nights a week. After being denied his request for a third, Lucas agrees to the proposal.

In other news:

  • Elizabeth introduces baby Jack to horse Sergeant and announces that Sergeant will be his one day.
  • Fiona spies that a trunk has been delivered to Lucas from San Francisco.
  • Henry is impressed with Abigail’s leadership.

The residents of Hope Valley continue to fight for what they believe is right and for each other. Some risks are worth taking and compromise does not have to mean defeat.

Tune in for more When Calls the Heart next week when the new Mountie arrives in town.