NEW ROMANCE? ‘WHEN CALLS THE HEART,’ SEASON 9 PREVIEW

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Every single March, or close to March, excitement for avid Hallmark Channel fans rises. Why is this? Well, it’s because they return their popular and much loved show When Calls the Heart, a fandom that is affectionately known as ‘Hearties.’ On March 6, the show returns after a tumultuous eighth year. Today, just for giggles, we have a When Calls the Heart season nine preview. Just because – and why not!

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At the end of season eight, there was a kind of Twitter war in regards to how the season ends. If you haven’t seen season eight and don’t want to be spoiled, this is your friendly stop reading warning. The season focuses a great deal of time on the love triangle between the widowed Elizabeth Thornton and her two suitors. There is Lucas, the more cultured and “perfect” man, and also there is Nathan, the Mountie and a man who has the same occupation and a connection with Elizabeth’s Jack. The season ends in a kind of 180 where Elizabeth chooses Lucas, a man who perhaps reminds her of her more cultured upbringing but he’s also a man who hasn’t formed connections and bonds with Elizabeth’s young son.

Many fans were rooting for Nathan, and from everything I’ve read and seen (full disclosure apart from a random episode or clips here and there, I didn’t watch the show since the earlier seasons), fans overall like Nathan. However now fans are divided with some saying they won’t watch again. Honestly, I think most will tune in and most will again fall in love with the town and its residents. The show returns March 6, and today we’re taking a chance to preview a few things.


WHEN CALLS THE HEART SEASON NINE PREVIEW


1: ELIZABETH + LUCAS + ADVENTURE

Of course now that Elizabeth has chosen Lucas, this year is likely to focus on them. The premiere says Elizabeth returns home from a trip to Hamilton, perhaps to see family? Either way, stars are trying to calm the ruffled feathers of fans by assuring them that there’s going to be a building of a bond between Lucas and young Jack (sorry but this needed to be a thing prior to now), while Hallmark also says that Elizabeth and Lucas work to find those “little moments” in their relationship. Yeah… still not feeling these two together.

2: NEWCOMERS

Like any new season, there is poised to be new faces alongside the favorites. Amanda Wong joins the cast and will be a new character playing opposite your favorites like Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Kayla Wallace, Andrea Brooks, and MANY others.

3: NEW ROMANCE (LIKELY) BLOOMS

Of course, from last year when the “big tease” came out about who Elizabeth would choose, Erin Krakow made statements that no one, despite one losing, would be leaving Hope Valley is she had anything to say. I see where teasers are out there that Elizabeth will try to help Nathan in various aspects of his life, and this just feels a little “off” right now. That said, the writers (by all accounts) seem to be setting up a teaser of a romance for Nathan, and again, I’m just not hear for this.

Writers do this far too often. They find someone, bring them into the fictional world and provide a “convenient” love story to help smooth things over or to give that pretty happy ever after vibe. I just cannot with this, and this I say after years of TV binge watching experience. What are your thoughts on this?

4: PUBLISHING STAR

After nine years of writing and dabbling in the world of fiction and authoring, Elizabeth’s book is finally published according to Hallmark. How do you think Elizabeth’s “fame” will affect her or Hope Valley?

5: SPECULATION

Speaking of that romance for Nathan, there’s also rumors, and according to Kevin McGarry (who plays Nathan), that he’ll have three possible love interests. *cue not impressed face* According to McGarry, there is not only a newcomer, but also Fiona and Faith who could share a connection with Nathan.

After a more recent trailer released, there’s MUCH speculation over whether or not Lucas is proposing to Elizabeth. The scene sets up him holding a ring box and Elizabeth having a surprised expression. The question is, is he really proposing or are the editors teasing us with this brief clip?

Honestly, given the “romance” of the trailer, I’m more and more convinced fans outrage (I’ve seen this TIME and again) over the prior season’s finale will fade. Everyone is going to tiptoe back and be totally fine. I tend to be the opposite; if I make up my mind about something, I like to stick to it. But back to the topic, this is my speculation. What about you? Speculate away…

What do you think will happen in this season of When Calls the Heart? Is there anything you hope to see? Is there anything you think you’ll see? Will you be watching: am I too harsh!? Are you excited to see Elizabeth and Lucas? Comment all the comments – let’s fill up those comments!

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