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Season 4 / Episode 1 and airs on 20 February 2017 01:00
When Calls the Heart is inspired by Janette Oke's bestselling book series about the Canadian West, the series tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Upon arrival, Elizabeth befriends Abigail Stanton, 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 a 19th 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.
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.
Rosemary makes herself useful at Abigail's Cafe. Jack and the townspeople work on building the new church to become the school. Elizabeth gets reacquainted with her old life away from Coal Valley. One of the widows gets proposed to and the wedding brings the townspeople closer together. Abigail receives troubling information about Bill Avery.
Abigail travels to Hamilton to stay with Elizabeth's family and is compelled to accept Bill's help on a personal matter. A heroic act by Jack brings him closer to his ex-fiancée, Rosemary. Elizabeth returns to Hope Valley and she and Jack come together to consider what the future holds.
When a visitor from home arrives in Hope Valley, Elizabeth begins to question the direction of her heart and feelings for Jack. As Abigail struggles with how to help her daughter-in-law, Bill delves deeper into an undercover investigation.
Elizabeth and Jack receive upsetting news from their families in Hamilton that could tear them apart. Meanwhile, Abigail tries to find forgiveness in her heart for Bill as Lee enlists Rosemary's help to fight Gowen and keep Hope Valley from falling apart.
Jack and Elizabeth don't see eye to eye on everything in Hamilton. They discover that their relationship is not as straightforward as they originally thought. Elizabeth's family puts a strain on Jack, and it takes all of Jack's skills as a constable to resolve the conflict. Bill sorts out a relationship from his past, so that he can move forward with the future. Gowen's grasp on the town is threatened by a powerful member of the town. It all comes down to the luck of the draw.
Abigail develops a friendship with the new Pastor of the town. Elizabeth and Jack are forced to re-examine the future of their relationship under extreme circumstances. Rosemary questions her true feelings about one of the town members. Gowen gets backed into a corner by his local rival.
Elizabeth and Jack discover that true love is more than just societal positions and external influences. After a harrowing ordeal Jack and Elizabeth are brought closer together. Rosemary realizes when you find a good man you don't let him get away. Gowen and his rival sharpen their knives and prepare for a battle for power over the town. Bill's shady dealings catch up with him, putting his freedom and reputation at stake. Elizabeth has to make a choice between a life on the frontier or a life of luxury in Hamilton.
Chelah Horsdal(Cat Montgomery)
Emily Perkins(Marta Crocker)
Johannah Newmarch(Molly Sullivan)
Daniel Lissing(Jack Thornton)
Lori Loughlin(Abigail Stanton)
Jack Wagner(Bill Avery)
Erin Krakow(Elizabeth Thatcher)
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