February 15, 2014 10 Comments

Receiving rave reviews from anyone who likes quality family filmmaking, this Hallmark Channel series shares the next chapter in its saga. Here’s what comes about in this When Calls the Heart, season one episode 6; it starts off with excitement high for the local Miner’s Games that every year the locals celebrate. Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) has captured her student’s attention and that of their parents. Wth the games nearly upon them, this also includes a chance for the ladies to show off their baking skills. Elizabeth especially wants to make a good impression on her would-be beau, Billy (Andrew Walker). Aside from his worry over Elizabeth’s safety, distracting Mountie Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) are the thefts that continue to plague the families.  

‘WHEN CALLS THE HEART,’ SEASON ONE EPISODE 6 (2014). Chatting about the progression of this Hallmark show in this little recap. Text © Rissi JC
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What transpires in this episode is much the same tradition as its previous installments. The “feelings” are all about community and being there for neighbors, friends and family when needs arise. Just some of my brief ramblings for this episode, ‘These Games’ is to say, this is one of the cutest yet. More of Elizabeth’s personality is revealed; she’s spunky and a little bit sassy. But most fun is her attempts to bake and keep pace with the other women.  

‘WHEN CALLS THE HEART,’ SEASON ONE EPISODE 6 (2014). Chatting about the progression of this Hallmark show in this little recap. Text © Rissi JC

Also a pleasant resolution is the focus on relationships. Most special is the friendship between a grieving son and miner, and the faith theme with this. The progression of the plot is good if you can view the stories as a “bigger picture” scenario rather than individual vignettes; if the show has a weak point, it’s the individual forty-some minute scripts. The heartbeat of the series is really Elizabeth and Jack’s romance; their cute banter is what makes the story so engaging. And if I’m not convinced of this in the opening episodes that belief cements each passing installment. Because of its fabulous sense of humor and one resolution that leaves many fans sighing in relief, this is an episode not to miss!

Share your impressions of When Calls the Heart, season one episode 6.

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  • Natalie February 17, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    So looking forward to when this comes out on DVD, because until then… I'm just waiting in suspense!

    • Rissi February 17, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      I cannot wait for the DVD announcement either, Natalie though if you cannot wait, I think you can purchase episodes on Amazon or iTunes. Hope it's worth the wait! :)

  • Anonymous February 17, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    I loved the scene where the men were bidding on Elizabeth's pie. It was so funny and adorable! :)


    • Rissi February 17, 2014 at 11:27 PM

      Me, too, Cassie! That was the best scene yet – it really was priceless in a sweet kind of way. I'm smiling just thinking about it. :)

  • Mrs. Pedersen February 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    How did I not know about this!! I'll have to check it out! (=

    • Rissi February 17, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      Fun! Hope it's something you'll enjoy, Heather – if you like wholesome series, this one is a keeper. :)

  • Faith February 18, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    Love reading your reviews! I guess I'm another person waiting for the DVD release. :D The show sounds so cute.

    • Rissi February 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM

      Hi, Faith! Thanks for reading.

      Here's hoping the DVD's arrive. Sometimes Hallmark doesn't always release their stuff though given it's high ratings, this series should come to DVD. *fingers crossed*

  • Jordan April 8, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Rissi, I think that auction was probably the most entertaining scene of the whole series! I can still see a delighted Cat, thrilled with a bid of 80 cents for Florence's cake, awarding the cake to "the man with all the money"! The bidding war between Jack and Billy for Elizabeth's cake was hilarious. After that display in the very crowded auction, Jack is officially the only adult in Coal Valley unaware of his crush on Elizabeth. And having Jack and Billy sheepishly follow Elizabeth outside for what they knew was going to be a tongue-lashing was so funny! A delightful scene. And I loved all the miners' games — it was fun seeing the tug-o-war, egg toss, etc.

    Of course, I was delighted to see Caleb bring home Mr. Graves for pie.

    Finally, I loved how Elizabeth told Jack about the newspaper story telling of how she, a rich heiress, was moving west. They don't admit they have romantic feelings yet, but it is great how her trust is in him is so implicit that she knew he would be as appalled as she was at the idea that someone would want her for her money. Money is completely irrelevant to these two, and I admire that about them both.

    Thank you for your responses to all my late posts. I'm enjoying this tremendously, and am glad that another latecomer or two has also posted thoughts also.

    • Rissi April 8, 2014 at 11:06 PM

      This sequence of events did have to be a high point in all 12 episodes, Jordan – I agree. Jack competing with Billy was a hilarious scene as was Elizabeth smartly chastising them for embarrassing her – plus I loved seeing her attempts to learn how to bake go array. How cute was all of that!? Those Miner’s Games were great and I adored the interaction between Caleb and yes, Mr. Graves. Such a wonderful exchange.

      Elizabeth’s willingness to move to Coal Valley and attempt to make a difference in the small town is a testament to her good character and the wealth was added to demonstrate a different between Jack and Billy – Elizabeth telling a falsehood about losing her wealth by disinheritance was amusing too. The girl has spunk!

      Happy to respond, Jordan! Thanks for reading and being a part of the readership. :)

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