Sunday, April 3 at 9 PM ET/PT, 8C on Hallmark Channel
Brooke Shields joins the cast of Hallmark Channel’s original series “When Calls the Heart” for the final two episodes of the popular series’ third season beginning Sunday, April 3, and concluding Sunday, April 10, at 9 pm ET/PT, 8C. In the episodes, Shields portrays Charlotte Thornton, the mother of Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “The Last Resort”), Hope Valley’s resident Mountie. Charlotte is an Annie Oakley-type frontier woman well-versed in sharpshooting, horsemanship and the ways of the West. In the episode premiering Sunday, April 3, Charlotte surprises her son by showing up on his doorstep unannounced. As Jack’s girlfriend Elizabeth (Erin Krakow, “Army Wives”), who grew up in wealth and eagerly attempts to get to know Charlotte she quickly learns she has little in common with this woman who’s as comfortable riding a horse and slinging a rifle as Elizabeth is at a cotillion. But in the season finale the season finale premiering Sunday, April 10, a crisis facing the town helps a worried Elizabeth and Charlotte to find some common ground and understand each other better.
“Hearts in Question” premieres Sunday, April 3, 9 pm ET/PT, 8C
Jack’s (Lissing) mother Charlotte (Brooke Shields) surprises her son by showing up on his doorstep unannounced. As Elizabeth (Krakow) eagerly attempts to get to know Charlotte, she quickly finds she has little in common with this woman who’s as comfortable riding a horse and slinging a rifle as Elizabeth is at a cotillion. Meanwhile, Abigail (Lori Loughlin) and Frank (Mark Humphrey) make their courtship official, leaving Abigail to wonder if she’s found love again. Rosemary (Pascale Hutton) is busy planning her dream wedding to Lee (Kavan Smith) and enlists the help of Abigail, Dottie (Erica Carroll), and others in town to make her day perfect -- and extravagant. But when she her preparations hit a snag, she suddenly worries she may she and Lee may not be compatible after all and finds herself in need of some of her own signature advice. And at the settlement, Elizabeth urges the mothers to let her give their children lessons but it takes Jack’s confidence in her to finally convince them and impress Charlotte in the process. When Bill (Jack Wagner) gets tipped off to a misuse of city funds, he begins a quiet investigation as a nervous Gowen (Martin Cummins) convinces Nora (Kristina Wagner) to race out of town with him in search of a new beginning. But when bad weather looms near Hope Valley and its surrounding frontier, the settlement workers are at risk for a natural disaster that will threaten their land as well as their lives.
“Prayers from the Heart” premieres Sunday, April 10, 9 pm ET/PT, 8C
The people of Hope Valley immediately mobilize to come to the aid of the miners trapped in the mudslide. As Jack (Lissing) leads a rescue team of Frank (Mark Humphrey), Lee (Kavan Smith), Jesse (Aren Buchholz) and others out to the mine to find survivors, Elizabeth (Krakow), Abigail (Lori Loughlin) and Faith (Andrea Brooks) turn the schoolhouse into a makeshift infirmary. As they watch Jack ride off, a worried Elizabeth and Charlotte (Shields) come to understand each other through the crisis. Abigail takes on the difficult task of informing the settlement families about the disaster and is solemnly reminded of Hope Valley’s own mining tragedy – and the loss of her husband. Bill (Jack Wagner) takes off in search of a friend in trouble and discovers Nora (Kristina Wagner) and Gowen (Martin Cummins), who is left fighting for his life after their accident. Back in town, with her wedding celebration so close, Rosemary (Pascale Hutton) makes a selfless gesture for the sake of the injured. But before the rescue mission is complete a new danger strikes and one of Hope Valley’s own is perilously left behind. With the odds against them the strength of this small town is tested as they pour all their hearts and prayers into a fight for survival, before coming together for a celebration of love that promises a bright future for all in Hope Valley.