Considering I wound up reviewing all eleven episodes (thank you readers for tolerating this) of this Hallmark series, you had to know there was no way I wouldn’t post an entry on the season finale, friends – no matter the conclusion. Luckily for you, with it now coming to a close, this will be the last gush of the series. For now.
When Calls the Heart, Prelude to a Kiss (2014) Hallmark TV Review
Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow) has a choice to make. She has to decide whether or not to accept a prestigious teaching position, or stay in Coal Valley to teach …and to fight for the man who has stolen her heart. Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) has a choice of his own to make. One between an old flame, and Elizabeth, the woman who he loves without doubt. Also plaguing Coal Valley is one of choice. Its residents much choose whether or not to tangle with businessman Henry Gowen who lays blame of the mine disaster on a once respected resident.
In today’s entertainment culture, coming across a series that families can sit down to watch together is nearly non-existent. I know when I was a kid this series would have been gold. Now this series even has its own fan group known as the “hearties.” Whether or not a person likes this series, it’s not at all difficult to understand why it creates the stir it has. This entire fandom craze has led up to this moment – this final season one episode.‘WHEN CALLS THE HEART,’ SEASON ONE FINALE: ‘PRELUDE TO A KISS’ (2014) #FWarchives Click To Tweet
When Hallmark teased upcoming episodes were “for the fans,” they weren’t playing with us. This episode is all about and for the fans. There is enough resolution without leaving us in panic mode for the yearlong wait which will hopefully result in a season two. Happily ever after is no longer a someday possibility (the script answers this, though not without promise of future ups and downs). But unfortunately, there is an upsetting blow as regards Abigail (played by Lori Loughlin) and her own hopeful future. We do welcome James Brolin as a judge to rule in the matter of the mine disaster; a continuous plot line throughout the debut season. Unfortunately, those of us who are horrible at accepting the perpetual television cliffhangers will have to wait for answers.
I’m not sure what fellow enthusiasts would say but this girl has to confess. I don’t care for Rosemary. There is just something about her that is unsettling. Not in a bad way, just something in her manner that disqualifies her from being a genuine candidate to win Jack’s heart. What does this say about our beloved hero!? Jack is far too cool for her. Just saying. Faithful as this fan base is, excitement is in high form to return to Coal Valley. Until then, we’ll remember our time in this community fondly.
Thank you, Hallmark, cast and crew.
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