'Love Comes First,' the tenth episode of 'When Calls the Heart,' premiered on Hallmark Channel on March 15, 2014. 'When Calls the Heart' is a Hallmark original series, based on the books by Janette Oke, produced by Michael Landon Jr.. The series stars Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin and Daniel Lissing.
Elizabeth (Krakow) is heartbroken when handsome Mountie Jack (Lissing) Coal Valley for a new post. Fearing that she may never see Jack again, Elizabeth tries to stay strong in front of the class.
Abigail (Loughlin) continues the investigation into Henry Gowen (Martin Cummins) that she started when Jack said he was looking into possible safety violations that caused the coal mine disaster. She drops off some muffins and a note in his empty office and steals a file from his drawer. Unfortunately, Gowen figures out that Abigail snooped and confronts her, telling her that it could have been her late husband's fault. The pretty widow wonders if the investigation really could incriminate her husband.
Elizabeth's younger sister Julie (Charlotte Hegele) nurtures Nathaniel (John Reardon) to health, not realizing that he is really dangerous outlaw Nate Tolliver. She innocently believes that he want to turn his life around and build a life with her. She gives him her horse and directions to the cabin where she found him, which is where he stashed his loot.
Miles outside of town, Jack is melancholy has he rides to his next post. He encounters several other Mounties who are all hunting down wanted outlaw Nate Tolliver and his gang. Hearing the fugitives may be near Coal Valley, Jack immediately turns around, only thinking of protecting Elizabeth.
Meanwhile, the outlaw gang tracks Nate down to Coal Valley and finds out that Nate was last seen at Stanton house. The outlaws confront the women and take Elizabeth and Julie hostage. Terrified, the sisters fear that their lives may be over. Ironically, the outlaws never realize that their hostages are from a wealthy family and would be worth a lot of ransom money.
Jack has to use trickery to save Elizabeth and Julie while capturing the outlaws.
The cast of 'When Calls the Heart: Love Comes First' includes: Erin Krakow (Elizabeth Thatcher), Lori Loughlin (Abigail Stanton), Daniel Lissing (Jack Thornton), Martin Cummins (Henry Gowen), Charlotte Hegele (Julie Thatcher), Bruce Harwood (Mayor Silas Ramsey), Gracyn Shinyei (Emily Montgomery), Darius Zaviceanu (James Fremont), Katelyn Mager (Rachel Stonelake), Bill Dow (Tom Trevoy), Brent Stait (Pinkerton Richardson), Ken Tremblett (Constable Patrick O’Reilly), John Reardon (Nate Tolliver) and Hrothgar Mathews (Ned Yost).
“When Calls the Heart” is a Believe Pictures and Brad Krevoy Television production. Executive Producers are Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, Michael Landon Jr., Michael Shepard, Jimmy Townsend. Co-Executive Producers are Francisco J. Gonzalez, Alexandre Coscas and Eric Jarboe, produced by Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm. Written by Vanessa Parise, Directed by Neill Fearnley. Based on the novel, When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke.
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