When Calls the Heart

When Calls the Heart

Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, receives her first classroom post in a small town in the Western Frontier still recovering from a recent coal mining disaster that claimed the lives of most of the town's miners. Elizabeth must try to assert herself with her restless students, gain respect amongst their skeptical parents and clarify her relationship with the new Constable in town.
Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, receives her first classroom post in a small town in the Western Frontier still recovering from a recent coal mining disaster that claimed the lives of most of the town's miners. Elizabeth must try to assert herself with her restless students, gain respect amongst their skeptical parents and clarify her relationship with the new Constable in town.

Season 1 (12 episodes)

  • 1. Lost and Found

    Original air date: 01/11/2014 Runtime: 42:08 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2014 Runtime: 42:08 min. When a wooden plank inscribed with a sentimental message is discovered in the mine, new constable Jack Thornton tries to discover the plank’s rightful owner; Elizabeth struggles with capturing the enthusiasm of her students in the wake of tragedy.

  • 2. Cease and Desist

    Original air date: 01/18/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 01/18/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. When all the widows in Coal Valley receive eviction notices from the Coal Company to make way for new miner recruits, Elizabeth hatches a plan to keep the widows from moving out of the only town they know.

  • 3. A Telling Silence

    Original air date: 01/25/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 01/25/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. Elizabeth helps a mute student who is struggling to cope with the death of her father; Jack investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding the burning of Coal Valley's only church.

  • 4. Secrets and Lies

    Original air date: 02/01/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 02/01/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. After finding the cans of whale oil, Jack investigates Cat Montgomery for her possible involvement in the church arson case. When the evidence points to Cat, Gabe becomes infuriated by the idea of his mother being imprisoned for something she didn't do.

  • 5. The Dance

    Original air date: 02/08/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 02/08/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. When a group of new male miners comes to Coal Valley, many of the town's women get caught up in the idea of the single men. One of the new miners begins courting Elizabeth and Jack seems to have concerns that resemble jealousy.

  • 6. These Games

    Original air date: 02/15/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 02/15/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. The Miners' Games allow the townspeople to cut loose and have a little fun; Elizabeth and Billy Hamilton spend more time together; Jack investigates a series of robberies that are plaguing Coal Valley.

  • 7. Second Chances

    Original air date: 02/22/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 02/22/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. Abigail must pay a steep price to complete a top-secret project she's been working on; one of Elizabeth's students has trouble reading so she enlists Jack's help for a creative solution; Abigail gives Jack some fine advice on a woman like Elizabeth.

  • 8. Perils of the Soloists

    Original air date: 03/01/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/01/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. Elizabeth must put on the Coal Valley Founders' Day play on short notice; the only surviving miner from the explosion comes home from the hospital with a shocking surprise; Jack has a heart-to-heart with Adam in hopes of bringing them back together.

  • 9. Change of Heart

    Original air date: 03/08/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/08/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. Elizabeth's sister visits Coal Valley and stirs up trouble when she meets a wounded man and brings him back to town; Jack finally asks Elizabeth to dinner in an act of courtship, but he's about to receive some shocking news that could change everything.

  • 10. Love Comes First

    Original air date: 03/15/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/15/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. Abigail does some detective work and learns more about Gowen's dangerous conduct leading up to the mine disaster; Julie Thatcher is becoming closer with Nathaniel when the rest of the Tolliver gang arrives in Coal Valley.

  • 11. Rules of Engagement

    Original air date: 03/22/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/22/2014 Runtime: 42:04 min. Jack is back in Coal Valley along with an unexpected visitor that threatens he and Elizabeth's relationship; Elizabeth receives some unforeseen news that will force her to make a very difficult decision.

  • 12. Final Adieu

    Original air date: 03/29/2014 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/29/2014 Runtime: 43:04 min. Bill Avery continues his investigation into the mine explosion with help from Jack; a budding romance grows between Bill and Abigail; Elizabeth struggles to make a decision about the teaching offer.