‘When Calls the Heart’ is an entertainment television show developed by Michael Landon Jr. inspired by Janette Oke’s eponymous novel. The narrative revolves entirely around the life of Elizabeth Thatcher, a high school teacher from a well-to-do upper-class family.
When she is assigned to instruct in the small factory city of Coal Valley, she was forced to abandon her luxurious life. Although having to overcome a number of obstacles in order to acclimatize to the new town culture, she succeeds to form attachments with a few people and find a new job.
Even though the season 8 conclusion settles Elizabeth, Nathan, and Lucas’ love triangle, it exposes the other essential figures and inhabitants of Hope Valley with some major and life-altering choices.
The upcoming series would most certainly explain their results and put an end to any residual guesses and speculations that have been circulating. So, if you’re a fan of the show and would like to learn everything there is to know about ‘When Calls the Heart’ season 9 episode 1, we’ve got you loaded!
What Happened in Episode 1
Season 9 Episode 1 is ‘In Like a Lion,’ and it starts straight after the season 8 conclusion. Elizabeth arrived at Hope Valley after enjoying considerable days with her folks in Hamilton, ushering in a new era for the town. We witnessed the oil sector continue to grow and flourish. As the episodes pass, Lucas and Little Jack are becoming more friendly.
Where to Watch
‘When the Heart Calls’ Season 9 premiered on March 6. Episode 2 will air on Hallmark Channel on March 13 at 8 p.m. ET. You may also watch it online at the specified time on Hallmark’s official site and its application. It’s also on Amazon Prime Video provided you have a membership of Hallmark Movies.
Those without cable may watch the event on many live TV streaming platforms, like PhiloTV, DirecTV, FuboTV, and YouTubeTV. You can also enjoy this drama by buying or renting episodes from Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Microsoft Store.
Who Are the Cast Members?
Erin Krakow plays Elizabeth Thatcher, Chris McNally plays Lucas Bouchard, Kevin McGarry plays Nathan Grant, Pascale Hutton plays Rosemary Coulter, Jack Wagner plays Bill Avery, and Kavan Smith plays Leland Coulter starred in the 9th season. Besides these individuals, a few new characters will keep the storyline interesting and moving forward.
Recap of Season 8
It’s difficult to imagine a Heartie forgetting the ending of the series’s long-running romantic triangle. Elizabeth spent several seasons split between Mountie Nathan Grant and bar owner Lucas Bouchard. When the Heart Calls left viewers wondering till the season 8 conclusion when she eventually confessed her emotions for Lucas.
Elizabeth sacrificed her spouse, Mountie Jack Thornton, in a freak accident in season 5, sees Lucas as a new beginning. She eventually recognized that whatever romantic sentiments she had for Nathan were from her inability and let go of her former love.
In the episode’s concluding minutes, she carefully set Nathan down before having a beautiful first embrace with Lucas. Nathan was heartbroken, there are hints in season 9 that he may be going on with newcomer Mei Sou.