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What happened on When Calls the Heart? Elizabeth celebrated her birthday with Jack and Lucas. Wyman Walden arrived back in Hope Valley. And Nathan and Mei said an emotional farewell to each other.

But the biggest surprise came at the very end of the episode. In a preview for Episode 10, Rosemary dropped a hint to Elizabeth that she might be pregnant!

What happened on When Calls the Heart

When the episode opens, Elizabeth receives red roses as a birthday gift from Lucas. When she calls him to say thank you, she mentions that Abigail called to wish her a happy birthday. (Side note: Hallmark was pretty adamant that Lori Loughlin would NOT be returning to the show, but the fact that her character is still being mentioned is interesting.)

Fiona arrives back in town from her trip to San Francisco with bad news. She tells Lucas that Henry confronted Jerome about re-opening the mine. Jerome changed the deal, saying he would only go through with it if Lucas agreed to stay on the board for one more year. This is a problem, as Lucas already told Elizabeth that he was getting out of the oil business.

Wyman Walden shows up at the saloon and tells Lucas that he is going to buy The Queen of Hearts.

Wesley Salter as Wyman Walden in When Calls the Heart
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Sting operation

Lucas tells Elizabeth that he attempted to catch Wyman swindling people out of their savings (as he did to Jesse and Clara) in a sting operation. It did not go well, and that is how Lucas ended up with a black eye. Elizabeth suggests he go see Bill.

Fiona is giving Lee a haircut when Rosemary asks if she can borrow the salon to give Elizabeth a day of beauty for her birthday. Lee mentions that a man named Arthur Gilchrist of the Hearst newspaper empire is coming to town to talk about The Valley Voice. Fiona says Gilchrist is part of the oil company deal.

Nathan stops by the pharmacy to see Mei, but he can’t find her. Dr. Carter arrives a few minutes later and finds Mei hiding in the back. She has to go back to Chicago, and she doesn’t know how to tell Nathan.

When Bill finds out that Wyman is back in town, he decides to let the sale of the Queen of Hearts go ahead in an attempt to keep the coal mine closed. He also wants to lure Wyman’s henchman to town as he knows the man is wanted for murder. He tells Wyman that he will help him with the deal if Wyman helps Bill become mayor.

Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) on Season 9, Episode 9 of When Calls the Heart.
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Goodbye (for now)

Nathan finds Mei at the saloon getting ready to leave town. She tells him that Jeffrey is pursuing charges against her in Chicago. He offers to come with her.

“You have no idea what that means to me,” she tells him.

She says that she can’t ask him to leave Allie. She tells him that she regrets not letting him catch her that day she road into town. Nathan holds back tears as he says goodbye.

Molly and Florence are chatting. Molly says she thinks Faith has feelings for Nathan.

At the café, Joseph confronts Lee. He knows that Lee made a phone call so that Joseph could get his loan. He says he wishes Lee would have asked him first.

Nathan runs into Faith. They chat about Mei leaving town. He says it is probably similar to her situation with Carson. But then he changes his mind and says perhaps not, as Faith was ready to get married. Faith tells him that Carson was the one who wanted to get married, and she wasn’t ready. He is surprised. She invites him for ice cream, and he accepts.

Joseph and Cooper talk about Cooper’s decision not to go to church. Cooper explained that he “likes being his own boss.”

Dr. Faith Carter (Andrea Brooks) on Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart
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Closing the deal

People in town are upset with Bill because of the deal he made with Wyman. When Wyman arrives with Spurlock, Bill attempts to arrest him for murder. Spurlock shoots at Nathan and takes off in his car. Nathan goes after him on his horse and arrests him.

Bill then confronts Lucas about the deal he was trying to make with Wyman. Lucas said he was trying to catch him with a sting, but Bill cannot confirm the story. He says that Wyman stated that Lucas was working with gamblers in Louisiana and that he has the documents to prove it.


Two new Hallmark movies in production

Two new Hallmark movies are currently in the works. Crown Media announced it has started production on The Road Ahead and Two Tickets to Paradise. Both movies will air this summer.

Two new Hallmark movies: The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead stars Holly Robinson Peete as Madeline, a famous Hollywood actress, and Kaylee Bryant as Sarah, a wilderness expert. When circumstances force the women to make a cross-country trip together, they get off to a rocky start. But as they get to know each other, they discover some common ground and unexpectedly help each other face their past mistakes through support and unconditional love.

“We are very excited about this upcoming movie that celebrates the bond of female friendship.” Said Lisa Hamilton Daly, executive vice president of programming at Crown Media Family Networks. “This film showcases our breadth and depth as a brand and will bring viewers on an emotional journey. I love seeing women encourage, support and empower others, and this truly shines through in this new original.”

The Road Ahead also features actor Mark Humphrey. It will air on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries this summer.

Two Tickets to Paradise

What they don’t realize is that they have both booked trips to the same resort, and they keep running into each other in paradise. When a local woman (played by Mary-Margaret Humes) shares her wisdom with the couple, they begin to let go and enjoy their time together in Hawaii.

Ashley Williams shared a video to Instagram clip from the set of the movie that showed the cast and crew receiving a blessing from a local shaman.

“Ok secrets out. I’m shooting an epic romantic comedy in hawaii with the incomparable (and may I say easy on the eyes?) @ryanpaevey. Hawaiian tradition says that this creative venture begins with a blessing. Of us. Of the crew, the cast, the entire creative team,” she wrote. “…We rubbed 30 year old rain water on our hands and touched each other’s hands to show our respect and eagerness to connect and take care of each other on this project. How in the world did I get so lucky? Thank you to Oahu and island films for taking such beautiful care of us.”

Two Tickets to Paradise will air during Hallmark Channel’s Summer Nights movie event.


Fans have mixed reactions to news that Candace Cameron Bure leaving Hallmark Channel

By now, most fans have heard about Candace Cameron Bure leaving Hallmark Channel to work with GAC Family. The Full House actress made the announcement on Instagram last week.

“Excited to join the @gactv and @gacliving family!” she wrote in the caption.

The actress, who has starred in more than two dozen movies for Crown Media Family Networks, received support from other actors who have signed deals with GAC Family.

“Yayayay!!!! Welcome to the family, my friend!!” Danica McKellar wrote in the comments.

But among fans, the reactions were mixed.

Some fans thrilled that Candace Cameron Bure now working for GAC Family

“I’m so excited for you and for GAC family,” one wrote on Bure’s Facebook page. “Can’t wait to see what you and Mr. Abbot will create together. Crossing my fingers in hopes of seeing some mysteries on this channel too. Oh! And bring back the home and family show. God Bless and enjoy this new adventure.”

Some fans are thrilled that Candace Camerone Bure leaving Hallmark Channel for GAC Family

“This is such great news!” wrote another. “I was hoping we would see you there especially when they picked up Full House & Fuller House. May God continue to richly bless you in all that you do!”

Another fan comments on Bure's Facebook page

Some fans upset that Candace Cameron Bure leaving Hallmark Channel

Most fans who have objected to Bure’s departure say the issue is straightforward: they don’t have access to GAC Family.

Though the new network is included in some basic cable packages — you can check yours here — in others, it can cost extra. It’s also available on several streaming platforms, but some fans they can’t afford to pay.

“I’m on disability and a fixed income and can’t afford to have a bunch of extra channels,” one wrote on social media. “I hate that so many have abandoned ship at Hallmark. Will miss seeing them.”

A fan comments on Candace Cameron Bure's move to GAC Family

Fans in Canada say they can’t even get GAC Family.

“This makes me a little sad because GAC Media isn’t currently available in Canada!” one wrote. “Neither is Hallmark but I could at least watch your movies on WNetwork through StackTV.”

A fan says she can't get GAC Family in Canada

What is GAC Family?

GAC Family is one of two networks launched by former Crown Media CEO Bill Abbott. Abbott left Crown Media — which produces content for Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama — in early 2020.

In June of 2021, he announced that his new company, GAC Media, had purchased two cable networks. Programming on GAC Family and GAC Living began in September. In addition to old episodes of family-friendly shows such as Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and Father Knows Best, GAC Family released 12 original movies for the holiday season in 2022.

Other Hallmark stars such as Jen Lilley, Jessica Lowndes, and Danica McKellar have also signed contracts to work with GAC Media. Holly Robinson Peete, Brennan Elliott, and Lacey Chabert have signed contracts to continue to work for Crown Media.


What happened on When Calls the Heart: Season 9, Episode 8

What happened on Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart in Season 9, Episode 8 — Hope Valley Days Part Two:

When the episode opens, Nathan runs into Jeffrey on the street. Jeffrey says he wants to talk to Ned and Florence about running the pharmacy with Mei.

Elizabeth overhears the news that Jeffrey is Mei’s husband. She runs to the saloon to tell Lucas, but he already knows. She is disappointed that he didn’t share the news with her sooner.

When Nathan asks Mei about Jeffrey, she explains that she apprenticed with him while she was still at school. He started having feelings for her. When she made it clear she didn’t feel the same way, he told everyone they were engaged.

When Mei found out he had forged a marriage license, she left Chicago and rode to Hope Valley to take the job at the pharmacy. When Mei asks Nathan if he believes her, he says yes. However, he says, they need proof that Jeffrey lied.

What happened on When Calls the Heart: Wherefore art thou, Lee?

Lee — dressed as Romeo for Halloween — runs into Hickam and attempts to apologize for his editorial. Back at the Valley Voice, he confides in Rosemary — dressed as Juliet — that he didn’t realize the impact his opinion piece would have. Rosemary tells him that writing for a newspaper is a huge responsibility.

Jeffrey tells Nathan he wants Mei arrested.

Lucas runs into two schoolteachers at the town bulletin board who are looking for textbooks. He tells them that he knows someone who can help them. At the schoolhouse, he offers to teach Elizbaeth’s class so she can talk to the other teachers.

Rosemary and Lee try to make Little Jack smile for the camera.
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At the café, Minnie, Joseph, and Bill celebrate their new business partnership. Bill begins coughing hard and steps outside. When he sees blood on his handkerchief, he goes to see Dr. Carter.

The doctor tells him he needs to go to Union City to get tested for pneumonia. As Bill rests, she runs over to the pharmacy for supplies. While she is there, Nathan arrests Mei. Faith follows them to the jail, where she sits with Mei. Faith tells Mei she feels like all this is her fault.

A call from Chicago

Back at the infirmary, Molly discovers that Bill has a bruise on his side. He says it must be from his fight with Jeffrey. Dr. Carter gives him some cough medicine and tells him to rest.

Bill decides to rest in Nathan’s office. He drinks all of the cough medicine and starts telling Mei about how his wife followed him to Hope Valley. Nathan arrives just in time to answer a phone call from Chief Inspector Hargreaves. Mei is to be returned to Chicago for prosecution.

When Elizabeth arrives at the café to help prepare Thanksgiving dinner, she finds out that Minnie has agreed to let Emma stay on in her job and rent a room upstairs.

At the Valley Voice, Lee writes a positive opinion piece about Hickam.

Bill surprised the town with a Christmas tree
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Burden of proof

Jeffrey arrives at the jail, where Nathan is just releasing Mei. Jeffrey wants Mei to return to Chicago with him. Nathan tells Jeffrey that Mei won’t be prosecuted, as he has found out that Jeffrey is already married. When Jeffrey leaves, Mei gives Nathan a hug.

The town gathers for a church service to celebrate the end of Hope Valley Days. When the service is finished, everyone steps out and finds a Christmas tree in the middle of the town. No one can figure out where it came from.

It turns out Bill set it up while everyone else was in church as an April Fools’ prank.

At the saloon, everyone shares a Thanksgiving dinner. Lee and Rosemary take pictures of everyone. When Allie and Nathan pose for their photo, Allie pulls Mei in with them.



What happened on When Calls the Heart: A recap of Season 9, Episode 7

What happened on When Calls the Heart this week:

In Season 9, Episode 7, Hope Valley Days Part One, Mei Suo’s husband came to town; Lucas dropped major hints to Elizabeth that he’s ready to pop the question, and Hickam began to exercise his authority as mayor.

When the episode starts, the townspeople have gathered to hear an announcement from Mayor Hickam. In an effort to get the town back to its hopeful, joyous roots, he is initiating a new festival. During Hope Valley Days, the town would celebrate Thanksgiving with Elizabeth, Hannukah with Ned and Florence, Halloween with Lee and Rosemary, and Valentine’s Day with new town council member Mei Suo. He then jokes that Bill will be in charge of celebrating April Fool’s Day.

At the newspaper office, Lee and Rosemary are dressed as Antony and Cleopatra and have candy ready for the children when they come trick-or-treating. Rosemary is excited to see they have received a letter from someone who works for newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst.

Andrea stops by the pharmacy. Mei Suo has hung red decorations for Qixi, a Chinese celebration of love. Nathan rides by outside, and Mei looks at him wistfully.

Mayor Hickam addresses the people of Hope Valley
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Mei Suo’s husband

A man comes storming into Bill’s office, saying he wants his wife arrested. Bill tells him to come back when he can behave with more civility. The man refuses to leave. Bill knocks him out and takes him down to the jail in a wheelbarrow.

Nathan makes a phone call and finds out that the man is named Jeffrey. There are no warrants for his arrest, but there are three for Mei Suo. One is for larceny, one for forgery, and one for spousal abandonment.

Lucas stops by the schoolhouse to walk Elizabeth home. He tells her that when he was growing up, all he ever wanted was to live in a town where “my family could get to know everyone and everyone could get to know us.”

Joseph and Minnie

At the cafe, Minnie tells Elizabeth that she and Joseph are applying for a loan to buy out Abigail’s portion of the cafe.

At the pharmacy, Ned and Florence offer Mei her job on a permanent basis. Her joy is cut short when Bill and Nathan confront her over the warrants for her arrest.

Bill goes to the infirmary. Dr. Carter says she thinks he has pneumonia. She wants to send him to the city for an X-ray.

Dr. Carter and Molly listen to Hickam's speech
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The driving lesson

Nathan asks Elizabeth for a driving lesson. They climb in the car, and she immediately begins explaining how the vehicle works, but Nathan is more interested in pushing all the buttons. Finally, he climbs out and says he will ask Lucas for a lesson instead.

“Maybe it was a good thing that you and I never got together,” he says, grinning. Um, ouch.

Joseph and Minnie pray together before leaving for Buxton to apply for their loan. Joseph tells Minnie they need to be careful about getting their hopes up. Her family may have been well respected in St. Louis, but in some places, there is still a lot of prejudice.

The Hannukah celebration during Hope Valley Days
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Bill tells Mei he saw a marriage license with Mei’s signature. She insists it was forged. He says he has no choice but to release Jeffrey.

As soon as he is out of jail, Jeffrey chases after Mei and begs her to return with him to Chicago. She refuses.

Joseph stops by Lee’s office to drop off the keys to his car. He says he and Minnie did not get a loan. Lee is furious. He tells Rosemary he is going to back the loan himself. Rosemary suggests he talk to Joseph first, but Lee goes ahead and calls his bank.

Nathan and Lucas

Nathan asks Lucas for a driving lesson. He starts talking about Mei and says he doesn’t understand why she never brought up the situation with Jeffrey. Lucas tells him that she probably had a good reason.

Ned leads a Hannukah celebration at the saloon. Joseph tells Lee that the bank reversed its decision on the loan. Lee pretends to be surprised.

At a bonfire in the middle of town, Lucas asks Elizbaeth if she has ever considered a fall wedding. She asks if he has ever considered a spring wedding.

While we doubt there will be a wedding this season, there may very well be a proposal. The question is, will it top Jack’s epic, candlelit setup from Season 4?


The Hallmark Channel movie Love, Classified stars Melora Hardin from The Office

The Hallmark Channel movie Love, Classified will premiere as part of the network’s Spring Into Love event. Starring actress Melora Hardin, the film follows the lives of people who are connected by a dating app.

A synopsis from the network breaks down the plot as follows:

“Romance novelist Emilia (Hardin) is a whirlwind who blows back into the lives of her adult children, Taylor (Katherine McNamara) and Zach (Max Lloyd-Jones), under the pretense of a book signing arranged by her hometown’s local book shop. As Emilia tries to reconnect, Taylor and Zach explore new and past relationships through an app that boasts old-fashioned human connection by way of the classified ad. Zach is given a chance to heal old wounds while Taylor matches with Franki (Arienne Mandi), a woman that changes the way she’s always thought about love.”

Hardin teased the premiere in a post on Instagram.

“Can’t wait for everyone to see this! “ she wrote.

About the movie

Pennsylvania native Lynn Sternberger wrote the screenplay for Love, Classified. In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sternberger said she was surprised when Hallmark expressed interest in the project.

“I was pretty sure it wouldn’t get made pretty much from the day I sold it,” Sternberger told the Post-Gazette. “Thankfully, my executives didn’t feel that way. Internally, they were amazing shepherds of it. Mad props to them.”

The Hallmark Channel movie Love, Classified — About the cast

Max Lloyd-Jones and Katherine McNamara in the Hallmark Channel movie Love, Classified

Melora Hardin had guest roles on Quincy M.E., Magnum, P.I., Murder, She Wrote, and Gilmore Girls. She starred in 27 Dresses with Katherine Heigl and 17 Again with Matthew Perry.

In 2005 she was cast as Jan Levinson-Gould on the NBC series The Office. She played the character for all nine seasons. In 2021, she appeared on Dancing With the Stars.

Katherine McNamara had guest roles on 30 Rock, Law and Order: SVU, and Glee. She starred in Shadowhunters, Arrow, and The Flash.

Max Lloyd-Jones is a Hallmark veteran, having appeared on the series When Calls the Heart as Tom Thornton. The British actor has also appeared in Supernatural, Switched at Birth, and Teen Wolf.

Arienne Mandi has appeared in NCIS, Hawaii Five-O, and The L Word: Generation Q.

Love, Classified will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 16 at 8/7c.


Hallmark movie Color My World With Love stars actress with Down Syndrome

Crown Media has just finished production on the Hallmark movie Color My World With Love, which features a romance between two people with Down Syndrome.

Actress Lily D. Moore stars as Kendall, a talented artist who creates Impressionist-style paintings. She meets Brad (played by David DeSanctis) in a community center cooking class and the two fall in love.

Kendall’s mother, Emma (played by Erica Durance), is happy for her daughter but also concerned. According to the network synopsis, “Emma has spent the last 22 years trying to protect her daughter and has reservations about Kendall and Brad’s new relationship, especially when it quickly moves in a serious direction.”

Not wanting Kendall to experience heartbreak, Emma tries to slow the relationship down. But she meets a friend of Brad’s family (played by Benjamin Ayres), who helps Emma accept that Kendall is ready to live her own life.

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

The movie will air later this year on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.

In a statement made through Crown Media, Moore said she was proud to be part of the network’s push for diversity and inclusion.

“Everyone has a dream to fall in love and get married one day, even people with disabilities,” said Lily D. Moore. “I hope viewers take away that ‘Color my World with Love’ is about painting your own story through your emotions and that we all have endless possibilities.”

Lily D. Moore, who will star in the Hallmark movie Color My World With Love
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Hallmark movie Color My World With Love — The cast

Eighteen-year-old Lily D. Moore is an experienced actress and activist. She has appeared in the TV shows Sleepy Hollow, The Gifted, Never Have I Ever, and Teenage Euthanasia.

Actor David DeSanctis
David DeSanctis (Image: Crown Media)

David DeSanctis is an actor, producer, and motivational speaker. He produced and starred in the 2015 movie Where Hope Grows, alongside Hallmark favorite Kris Polaha.

Erica Durance starred as Lois Lane in the TV series Smallville. She also appeared in Saving Hope, Super Girl, and Private Eyes. In January, she co-starred with Barbara Niven in the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries film North to Home.

Erica Durance in the Hallmark movie North to Home
Erica Durance in the Hallmark movie North to Home. (Image: @durance.erica/Instagram)

Benjamin Ayres has appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Saving Hope, Schitt’s Creek, and Suits. He has appeared in the Hallmark movies 12 Dates of Christmas, Falling For Vermont, and You, Me & the Christmas Trees.

Author Janette Oke shared a heartwarming message with fans at a When Calls the Heart reunion.
Author Janette Oke (Image: Instagram/@heartieshfr)


Author Janette Oke shared a faith-filled, heartwarming message with fans of the hit series When Calls the Heart during a recent appearance at Hope Valley Days. Oke, who wrote the book series that inspired the Hallmark series, spoke to Hearties at an annual event that allows fans to tour the set and meet the stars, crew, and creators of the show.

During a question-and-answer session with fans, Oke was asked what she hoped future generations would take away from the stories told on When Calls the Heart.

Season 10 of When Calls the Heart will be ‘electrifying’

Season 10 of When Calls the Heart will be ‘electrifying’
Season 10 of When Calls the Heart will be ‘electrifying,’ according to the show's stars. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Erin Krakow and Pascale Hutton promised fans that Season 10 of When Calls the Heart will be one of the best.

“It’s going to be one of the most engaging and electrifying seasons yet,” Krakow wrote in an Instagram post.

“That’s a wrap on the Coulters (all three of them),” wrote Hutton, alluding to her character’s pregnancy on the show. “Oh Hearties — do we have a season for you!!!!!!”

Erin Krakow and Pascale Hutton did the Tortilla Challenge and we can’t stop laughing

Erin Krakow and Pascale Hutton tried the social media trend known as the Tortilla Challenge.
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BFFs and When Calls the Heart co-stars Erin Krakow and Pascale Hutton tried the social media trend known as the Tortilla Challenge and the results ae hilarious.

Filming has begun on Season 10 of When Calls the Heart
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Filming has begun on Season 10 of When Calls the Heart, and cast members appear to be having a great time on set. Erin Krakow, Andrea Brooks, Ava Grace Cooper, and Chris McNally have been posting pics and videos on Instagram of all the fun they’re having behind the scenes.

When can fans expect to see Season 10 of When Calls the Heart? That's a good question.Ned and Florence on Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart
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Fans anticipating the Season 10 premiere of the beloved Hallmark series When Calls the Heart have been left hanging after a network executive said the show will air sometime in the middle of 2023.

Erin Krakow celebrated the news that When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a 10th season on social media
Kayla Wallace, Kevin McGarry, Ben Rosenbaum, and Erin Krakow celebrate the news that When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a 10th season. (Image: @erinkrakow/Facebook)

Erin Krakow was all smiles in a recent Facebook post  in response to the news that When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a 10th season.

“Celebrating the great S10 news from Italy! We’re thrilled!!!” Krakow wrote in a post featuring her castmates Kayla Wallace, Kevin McGarry, and Ben Rosenbaum.

What happened on When Calls the Heart, Season 9, Episode 11, "Smoke on the Water"
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On this week’s episode of When Calls the Heart, Lee got a job offer, Carson called Faith, and Henry surprised the whole town in a daring move.

What happened on When Calls the Heart, Season 9, Episode 10, "Never Say Say"
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Rosemary had some surprising news this week, and Florence hauled off and gave Henry a slap during this week’s episode of When Calls the Heart.

Fans fear Season 10 will be the end for the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart. (Image: Hallmark Media)
Fans fear Season 10 will be the end for the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart. (Image: Hallmark Media)

In Part 2 of Hope Valley Days, Bill surprised the entire town with his April Fools’ prank. But his cough sounds serious, and Dr. Carter can’t convince him to get an X-ray.

What happened on When Calls the Heart this week
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When the episode starts, the townspeople have gathered to hear an announcement from Mayor Hickam. In an effort to get the town back to its hopeful, joyous roots, he is initiating a new festival.

Allie and Robert had a food fight at the soda fountain.
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When Calls the Heart Season 9, Episode 6: Past, Present, Future highlighted the many changes in Hope Valley.

When Calls the Heart Recap: Season 9, Episode 5
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When Calls the Heart, Season 9, Episode 5 was epic. First of all, Allie is back in town. And she called Nathan “Dad.” Best of all, she convinced him to shave the caterpillar off his upper lip.

Also, Minnie invited Augustus Landis to dinner, Lee and Rosemary had a heart-to-heart, and Fiona returned to Hope Valley.

Erin Krakow says that Season 10 of When Calls the Heart will have 'jaw-dropping' drama. (Image: Hallmark Media)
Erin Krakow says that Season 10 of When Calls the Heart will have 'jaw-dropping' drama. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart has its own app. Produced by Edify Films, it features photos, interviews, recipes, merchandise, and even printable coloring pages..

Elias Leacock, Viv Leacock, and Natasha Burnett on the Hallmark Channel series When Calls the Heart
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In a recent interview, Viv Leacock referred to Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart as the new ‘Little House on the Prairie.”

The new season of Chesapeake Shores

The cast and crew are hard at work on the new season of Chesapeake Shores, the Hallmark original series based on the book series by Sherryl Woods. Hallmark announced on March 29 that the show was coming back for a sixth and final season.

“We are so proud of Chesapeake Shores, a show that has captured imaginations and was reaching a natural conclusion, and we decided to wrap up the show on a high note in the sixth and final season, which premieres later this summer,” a network spokesperson wrote on Twitter.

The reaction from fans has been mixed. While some are glad they get one more season with the O’Brien family, others feel betrayed.

“Don’t understand why you are getting rid of such good shows,” one wrote on Twitter. “Did the same thing with Cedar Cove.”

Chesapeake Shores is the third series Hallmark has canceled in the past 12 months. In July, Good Witch ended after seven seasons. The final episode of the lifestyle program Home and Family aired in August.

With Chesapeake Shores ending after this season, Hallmark will have only one original program still on the air: When Calls the Heart. The show’s co-creator, Brian Bird, has already started encouraging fans of When Calls the Heart to support bringing the series back for another season.

A viewer responds to Hallmark's announcement that Chesapeake Shores will finish after Season 6.
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The new season of Chesapeake Shores

The stars of the show have been posting behind-the-scenes looks on Instagram. Robert Buckley, who joined the show in Season 5, shared a photo with the caption, “Aaaaaaaand we’re back. Chesapeake Shores sixth and final season, let’s go!!”

Barbara Niven posted a photo with a caption promising the final season would be the best one yet. Season 5 ended with a series of cliffhangers, so the pace is expected to be fast and furious in the Season 6 opener.

Here’s what we know so far:

Filming began the second to last week of March.

A Vancouver Island newspaper reported on March 27 that cast and crews were shooting scenes in the area.

Connor isn’t dead.

This is a big one, since he collapsed during the Season 5 finale from a suspected heart attack. But Andrew Francis has assured fans on his social media that his character will be back for the season. Phew.

A new face is joining the cast.

In Season 5, Connor opened his own law practice in Chesapeake Shores and ended up falling for his paralegal, Margaret. Though Raylene Harewood played the role last season, actress Mariesa Crouse is taking over for Season 6.

Evan is still in town.

In the Season 5 finale, Abby O’Brien (Meghan Ory) told her sister she had decided between the two men pursuing her. Unfortunately, the audience never got to find out which guy she picked. Fans have been left wondering if she will date the wealthy, eccentric businessman Evan (played by Robert Buckley) or Jay Ross (played by Greyston Holt), her daughter’s teacher.

Neither Buckley nor Ory has revealed whether their characters will be an item. However, the fact that Buckley is already on set means fans can expect more antics from Evan this season.

There will be 10 episodes.

This one is great news. Season 1 had only nine episodes, and Season 4 had only six.

The series will premiere this summer.

Though Hallmark hasn’t given an exact date, it has told fans to expect the first episodes in summer 2022.


When Calls the Heart Season 9, Episode 6: Past, Present, Future

When Calls the Heart Season 9, Episode 6: Past, Present, Future highlighted the many changes in Hope Valley.

When the episode opens, Nathan (Kevin McGarry) is trying to put a saddle on Newton. The horse is still spooked from the accident, so Nathan leads him out of the stables. The main road is clogged with cars, and Nathan ends up directing traffic.

Lee (Kavan Smith) goes to Bill’s office to complain about all the traffic in Hope Valley. Bill (Jack Wagner) replies that there is nothing he can do since he is not the mayor. He suggests Lee use his power as a newspaper editor to get something done. Bill then tells Nathan he can’t ride Newton until the horse has fully recovered.

Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) and Rosemary (Pascale Hutton) are chatting when they hear yelling from the soda fountain. Three children come running out splattered with ice cream. It turns out Allie (Jaeda Lily Miller) and Robert (Jaiven Natt) got into an ice cream fight. Mei Suo says she only left for a minute. Nathan hauls Allie to his office for a chat.

When Nathan speaks to Allie in private, she is contrite but also pleased with herself for landing a shot of ice cream right in Robert’s face. Allie leaves to help clean up the shop, and Nathan tells Elizabeth that his niece reminds him of his sister.

Allie and Robert had a food fight at the soda fountain.
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At the Mercantile, Florence (Loretta Walsh) complains to Ned (Hrothgar Mathews) about how rude some of the customers are. Just then, Molly (Johannah Newmarch) enters and displays perfect manners. This gives Florence an idea.

Hickam (Ben Rosenbaum) stops by to see Dr. Faith Carter (Andrea Brooks). She is surprised when he asks her out to dinner. He says that she has an analytical mind, and that he could use her advice in his new job as mayor. She agrees, saying it would be nice to take a break from her heavy workload.

Over at the newspaper office, Rosemary is disturbed by the noise coming from outside. When Lee investigates, he finds Joseph working with a group of men to build a billboard. Lee asks what is going on, and one of the workers pushes him. A fight breaks out, and Lee ends up in the infirmary. He tells Rosemary that the billboard was advertising jobs at the foundry.

Nathan and Newton on When Calls the Heart
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The opinion piece

Lee prints an opinion piece in the Valley Voice saying Hickam is responsible for the town’s problems. The newspaper sells so well that Lee wants to publish a second edition. But Rosemary talks him out of it, saying the attention they are getting for the newspaper isn’t the right kind of attention. She also disagrees that Hope Valley’s problems are Hickam’s fault.

In a meeting with Lucas (Chris McNally), Henry (Martin Cummins) said he is concerned that Jerome Smith might want to reopen the mine.

Florence and Molly decide to start a newspaper column titled “Minding Your Manners with Molly.”

Molly Sullivan (Johannah Newmarch) on When Calls the Heart
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During a visit to the soda fountain, Bill asks Mei if she has told Nathan about her husband. Mei insists Jeffrey is not her husband. Bill says that sometimes people too upset to deal with the truth feel safer believing a lie.

Elizabeth and Jack stop by the stables. Nathan asks if she is still up for teaching him how to drive a car. She says yes.

Elizabeth then visits Joseph. She wants to build a wagon with bookshelves. During school holidays, she plans on traveling to rural areas to distribute books.

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