The Sweeping Frontier Drama "When Calls the Heart" Returns for a Third Season
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"When Calls the Heart"
Season Premiere Sunday, February 21, 9 pm ET/PT, 8C
on Hallmark Channel
Based on the bestselling series of books by Janette Oke, this sweeping frontier drama returns for its third season to the delight of millions of fans, known as the #Hearties, who helped the show become a bona fide social phenomenon.
In season three, Elizabeth (Erin Krakow, “Army Wives”) puts down roots in Hope Valley after spending extended time in Hamilton with her family. In the wake of Charles’ (Marcus Rosner) surprise proposal to Elizabeth at the end of last season, she and Jack (Daniel Lissing, “Last Resort”) recommit to each other and decide to enjoy what they have now and take things slowly. But the arrival in town of Faith (Andrea Brooks), Jack’s nurse friend who cared for his brother in Hamilton, may complicate matters. Abigail (Lori Loughlin, “Fuller House, “90210”) takes in a young orphan and his sister, who has taken ill, and happily finds herself in the role of a mother once again although creating a new family isn’t without its challenges.
Meanwhile, the revelation of Pastor Frank Hogan’s (Mark Humphrey) less-than-lawful past has Abigail questioning her desire to pursue a romantic relationship with him as Frank works to convince her he’s truly left behind his previous life. Bill (Jack Wagner, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) comes to the conclusion that it’s time to leave the Mounties and strike out on his own as he continues his work on the right side of the law, but without the restrictions of the uniform.
He and Nora (Kristina Wagner, “General Hospital”) come to a resolution about their relationship while she contemplates what the future holds for her and whether Hope Valley is part of it. Lee (Kavan Smith) and Rosemary’s (Pascale Hutton) romance continues to blossom but not all is smooth sailing, as a series of mishaps at Lee’s paper mill creates concern about his ability to stay open – and keep many in the town employed -- and has Bill investigating it as sabotage. Through all the trials and tribulations of frontier life, the tight-knit residents of Hope Valley truly care about each other and step in to help when times are tough.