Changes may be coming to Hope Valley, but the more people learn about them, the more fired up they become to keep them at bay.
On When Calls the Heart Season 9 Episode 3, Walden is looming around hoping to put his mark on the town again, and while Mayor Mike is treating it like a business deal, others feel differently.
And, by the way, Elizabeth's book dropped, and tongues were wagging all over town! Everyone loves gossip, and it's coming from all directions!
As much as I'd hoped for Mayor Lee Coulter, working under Rosemary's command is turning out to be a lot of fun.
Lee still wants to change the world, and he can still do it; the venue has just changed.
Lee's first independent story was about their new mayor, and he went strong on the headline and the content.
Curiously, we don't know the angle of his "It's Duck Soup for Hickam," but duck soup indicates an effortless achievement. Rosemary thought his language was stronger than expected, but I can't imagine how Lee would write a strong article about how Mike easily won the race for mayor.
It was only because of the notes received on Elizabeth's book that she thought the Hope Valley residents were ready for Lee's writing style.
Lee: You want to publish my article. Well, what changed your mind?
Rosemary: Well, like it or not, the world has become more unvarnished when it comes to what people say. And, well, here are a few examples by way of Elizabeth's book.
Lee: Oh, dear.
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At first, everyone was thrilled about Elizabeth's book and eager to read it. But as people began inserting themselves into her story, the tide changed.
For instance, some people, like Florence and Ned, understood that although characters might be similar to them, Elizabeth used artistic license in her work, and nobody was fully represented.
May wondered if the mountie in the book was Nathan. It's a good question and one that led to her discovery that Nathan had courted Elizabeth.
But the answer isn't simple. As we witnessed throughout When Calls the Heart Season 8, sometimes even Elizabeth had difficulty separating her love for Jack with Nathan's arrival and courtship.
And then there were people like Molly, who was so certain that she was represented by a character with fiery red hair who Elizabeth at times described as a jezebel or tart, that she was almost beside herself.
Bill: Molly! You look lovely.
Molly: Not like a jezebel, or a tart?
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So, it's no surprise that some people were less than thrilled with the novel's release. The people who love and respect her had nothing but admiration for Elizabeth's accomplishment, and that's what matters.
Lucas had such a lovely event planned for Elizabeth, but by the time it arrived, he had a heck of a time getting her there because of how flattened she felt by the experience so far.
Lucas: Gustav said you'd be here. Or would you prefer to be left alone?
Elizabeth: Not by you.
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For a moment, it seemed like his grand gesture would put her off, but it turned out to be just what she needed. A room filled with friends who have seen her through the best and worst of the last ten years was exactly what she needed to put it all in perspective.
Even after all that love, what really hit Elizabeth's heart was a letter from a complete stranger touched by her work because of their similar journeys.
It was a beautiful reminder that for everyone who doesn't receive a message as intended, there is another who finds meaning in your work and feels better for its existence.
With Walden slinking through town, making new acquaintances, and work starting on the foundry, many were concerned.
For Bill, his concern sat with Mike's appointment as mayor, especially after he saw Mike and Walden having a deep discussion.
Mike was taken aback by Bill's concern, and he reminded Bill that he's an intelligent guy who should be trusted to make the right decisions for Hope Valley.
Maybe the concern is that until now, Mike wasn't necessarily listening to the concerns of a constituency and was more interested in sound business decisions.
There's a significant difference (or there should be, which is another discussion altogether) between politics and community activism and business, and we don't have any indication of how Mike will handle the former.
Lucas: You know, change doesn't always have to be beyond our control. It's whatever we want it to be.
Henry: [chuckles] Only a man in love could have that outlook.
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On Lucas's part, he doesn't seem interested in finding out what Mike will or won't do.
Lucas was having his own discussions with Walden, and while they looked to be one thing, we learned from a secret phone call in French that Lucas does not get the warm fuzzies from Walden's proposals.
To be an effective spy, you need to be undercover. Lucas cannot exactly tell the town what he seems to be planning with Walden -- to stifle his progressive growth plans for Hope Valley from the inside.
Walden: You strike me as someone who knows when to mind his own business.
Lucas: You strike me as someone who knows when he might need a partner.
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But keeping secrets from Elizabeth doesn't feel right, either, and I hope that doesn't last long.
Who was Lucas talking with on the phone, and why was that person interested in what's happening in Hope Valley? It's sure an interesting little mystery that's set to unfold.
Generally, the more people in town make their voices heard about what kind of growth they'd like to see in Hope Valley, the better prepared others will be to facilitate it.
Communication is key, and that was proven with two other storylines.
After Minnie encouraged Joseph to reach out to their son to find out what's keeping them on different pages, Joseph learned why Cooper is questioning his faith.
I can't tell you the number of times that I've heard someone wonder the same thing. If God is good and just, then why do people suffer?
Of course, there is a reason for Angela's blindness, and it's an ugly one. Joseph and Minnie don't think Cooper or Angela is ready to hear the answer to that, so for now, they have to help Cooper understand why his sister is blind through faith.
Ironically, blind faith isn't the answer. There is as much nuance in religion as there is anywhere else in this sometimes cruel world, and opening this topic for discussion is very meaningful.
Nathan is also learning a lesson. For him, patience isn't his strong suit. As eager as he was to reach Newton, instead of just being with his treasured friend and helping Newton realize that they're in this together, Nathan took on a pleading tone, trying to push Newton beyond his comfort zone.
It was so obvious what he was doing that it was no surprise at all that May's simple answer to her success with Newton was patience. She allowed Newton to get comfortable before expecting more from him.
This is another useful story that not only showcases human-animal dynamics but comes at a time when horses are moving toward extinction as practical transportation. They'll always be treasured, but their usefulness changed dramatically early in the 20th century.
What do you think? What stories are touching your heart on When Calls the Heart Season 9?
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Wyman Walden returns in the next episode of 'When Calls the Heart' Season 9. Walden (Wesley Salter) has been lurking around Hope Valley since When Calls the Heart Season 8, when he conned Jesse and Clara out of their life savings. He popped up earlier in season 9, with his goon Julius Spurlock (Paul Lazenby) in tow.Where can I watch When Calls the Heart season 9 episode 3? ›
Elizabeth's book is finally published and it's the talk of the town. Lucas plans a surprise party to celebrate the event, but some bad book reviews have Elizabeth in a less social mood. Watch this episode on Hallmark Movies Now!What happens in episode 9 of When Calls the Heart? ›
Wyman Walden returns in 'When Calls the Heart' Season 9 Episode 9. Lucas (Chris McNally) may have thought Wyman Walden (Wesley Salter) was gone for good, but he couldn't have been more wrong. The shady businessman makes an unwelcome return to Hope Valley in “Recent Memory.”What is the best episode of When Calls the Heart? ›
- 'Heart of a Fighter' (2017)
- 'My Heart Will Go On' (2017) ...
- 'The Heart of the Community' (2017) ...
- 'Prayers From the Heart' (2016) ...
- 'Heartbreak' (2016) ...
- 'Troubled Hearts' (2016) ...
- 'Prelude to a Kiss' (2014) ...
- 'Change of Heart' (2014) ...
Jack Wagner (Bill Avery) is leaving When Calls the Heart after Season 9?Who is leaving When Calls the Heart season 9? ›
Lucas appears to leave Hope Valley at the end of Season 9, Episode 11, of When Calls the Heart. He leaves without discussing his plans with Elizabeth (Erin Krakow).Where can I watch When Calls the Heart - Season 9 online for free? ›
Here's the information you'll need to watch a free live stream of “When Calls the Heart” online without cable. If you're a cord-cutter or don't have cable, you can live stream “When Calls the Heart” on DIRECTV Stream (free trial), Fubo TV (free trial), and Philo (free trial). When is 'When Calls the Heart' on?Where can I watch When Calls the Heart - Season 9 free online? ›
Currently you are able to watch "When Calls the Heart - Season 9" streaming on ILLICO, Super Channel Amazon Channel.When Calls the Heart - Season 9 episode 3 release date? ›
The third episode of Hallmark's romantic drama, When Calls The Heart season 9 is set to air on Sunday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET.Does Rosemary have a baby? ›
Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith explain why Rosemary and Lee didn't have a baby this season. Lee and Rosemary married in season 3 of the Hallmark Channel series. So far, the couple has remained childless, though not by choice.
All seasons of the original, romantic show are now available to stream! Rosemary feels the baby move and finally tells Lee she is pregnant. Joseph agrees to speak with Minnie's father, allowing them to put their troubles… behind them.What did Elizabeth give Lucas for her birthday? ›
New investors arrive from the oil company. Elizabeth finds a nice birthday surprise from Lucas - red roses. She is touched Lucas was able to find flowers at this time of year. One thing Lucas cannot find is Henry Gowan.Who does Bill Avery marry on When Calls the Heart? ›
Nora was devastated by the death of her son Martin and consequently left Bill Avery (her husband) so she could grieve. In season 2, she shows up to confront Abigail Stanton about seeing her husband.Why did they remove Jack from When Calls the Heart? ›
Daniel Lissing credits Lori Loughlin for his 'When Hope Calls' appearance. Lissing played Jack on When Calls the Heart from 2014 to 2018. But he decided to leave the show at the end of season 5. His character was killed off in an off-screen accident, leaving his pregnant wife Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) a widow.Is Carson leaving When Calls the Heart? ›
Carson Shephard in the long running series on Hallmark Channel from seasons four until season eight. Now, we can reveal why Paul decided to leave the show... In the show, Carson actually left Hope Valley to pursue a fellowship in Baltimore after he and Faith (Andrea Brooks) decided to end their relationship.Does Jack come back in When Calls the Heart? ›
In 2018, Jack was killed off during the season 5 finale after Daniel decided it was time to move on from the show. Although the actor didn't see himself coming back from the dead, Lori had a different idea to join her for the two-part premiere of When Hope Calls.Will there be a When Calls the Heart season 10? ›
The good news for Hallmark fans is that When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a 10th season.Can I watch when calls the heart Season 9 on Hallmark Movies Now? ›
Stream Seasons 1-9 on Hallmark Movies Now! Hearties, Hallmark Movies Now is the exclusive streaming location for Seasons 1 - 9. Get ready to relive all your favorite moments as Elizabeth Thatcher begins her journey when she arrives in Hope Valley for the first time.Can you watch When Calls the Heart on Amazon Prime? ›
Watch When Calls The Heart Season 1 | Prime Video.Did Netflix remove When Calls the Heart? ›
Unfortunately, the seasons that had been available on Netflix were removed and are no longer available to stream on the service.
Is When Calls the Heart on Netflix or Hulu? The first five seasons of When Calls the Heart are no longer available to watch on Netflix. While fielding questions from disappointed Hearties, the show's official Instagram account confirmed that there are no plans to release the sixth and seventh seasons on Netflix — ever.What streaming service has When Calls the Heart? ›
Streaming on Roku. When Calls the Heart, a romance series starring Chelah Horsdal, Erin Krakow, and Daniel Lissing is available to stream now. Watch it on Prime Video, VUDU, Philo, Spectrum TV, Frndly TV, Vudu Movie & TV Store, Apple TV or The Roku Channel on your Roku device.Is When Calls the Heart on Hallmark Movies Now? ›
The wait is over! Catch up on all nine seasons of "When Calls the Heart," available to stream exclusively on Hallmark Movies Now.Who plays Wyman Walden? ›
Wesley Salter, who plays Wyman Walden on When Calls the Heart, has been playing Mandrake, chauffeur and personal assistant to series newcomer Evan Kincaid (played by Robert Buckley). Though he has had few lines, Salter's Mandrake has become a memorable character on the show. For one thing, no one knows his real name.Why is Lucas in jail in when calls the heart? ›
Lucas was working with Wyman as a part of a sting operation with the treasury department to catch him stealing and have him arrested.Is there going to be a season 9 of when calls the heart? ›
“When Calls the Heart” Season 9 premieres on Hallmark on Sunday, March 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. You can also watch it on FuboTV (free trial) or Philo.Where can I watch when calls the heart Season 8? ›
Streaming, rent, or buy When Calls the Heart – Season 8:
Currently you are able to watch "When Calls the Heart - Season 8" streaming on fuboTV, DIRECTV, Hallmark Movies Now Amazon Channel or buy it as download on Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Vudu.