When Calls the Heart “Coming Together, Coming Apart” Review (Season 2, Episode 6)

When Calls the Heart Episode 6

On the latest episode of When Calls the Heart, Jack and Elizabeth are still in Hamilton, dealing with the aftermath of the car accident for which their younger siblings were involved. Tom has, for the most part, recovered from his injuries; and older brother Jack is trying to get Tom to take his life more seriously, specifically growing up and starting to act like a man.

As the youngest in my family, I have had my fair share of these types of conversations with my own older siblings; but when you are on the receiving end of constantly being told what to do rather than being allowed to make your own choices and learn from them, I can see (to a degree), why Tom bulked at taking a job offered by the uncle of Nurse Faith Carter.

On the other hand, though, I can see why Jack – and eventually Elizabeth – are deeply concerned for their siblings when they discovered that the two of them attempted to run away together. Elizabeth’s sister Julie is idealistic and quite naïve and Tom just wants to life live on his own terms, but the young man holds a lot of resentment towards growing up without a father and living with their grandfather after he got in trouble.

In the end, Tom does actually grow up (at least a little bit), making the tough decision to leave Hamilton and Julie, but telling the girl he clearly cares a great deal for that they can hopefully be together once he has made something of himself. I, for one, hope that this separation will allow both of them to grow up.

Back in Hope Valley, Rosemary took over the substitute teaching from Mrs. Blakeley, primarily to manage the Founder’s Day play. Of course with her theatrical background she felt she was the best person for the job; but she changed much of the play to incorporate far too much of herself into the production. This side of Rosemary is one of attributes I dislike the most about her. She is a little too self-serving at times. I also have to say that her treatment of Lee after he presented her with that four-leaf clover pendant with a real diamond in the center and the declaration that he could give her something even nicer was a little uncalled for, but seemed par for the course with her. I understand her reticence for something more in her relationship with Lee, but if she holds-out for too long, he will, most likely, start looking elsewhere.

Elsewhere in town, Gowen wants to sell Abigail’s Café because he is starting a new business venture [I doubt this is going to be good for any of the residents of Hope Valley as we all know too well], but, of course, she won’t budge. And given the conversation that Abigail had with Dottie Ramsey, she better be careful. Gowen will not take this lying down at all as we’ve seen in the past.

On the relationship front, Jack and Elizabeth are still at odds, especially after her father offered Jack a job within his company; a job for which Jack flatly turned down; Elizabeth finally told Charles the truth that she is his friend and only his friend (he on the other hand isn’t giving up just yet); Abigail has dinner with Pastor Frank, learning a bit more about the man of the cloth and Bill telling Nora that he does forgive her for her past actions.

Much like I said last week, I know that fans are concerned about the distance that has formed between Jack and Elizabeth, but just give it a little more time. This won’t be permanent and is just like any other story development between the lead love interests; they all hit a rough patch or two.

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The two-hour season finale of ‘When Calls the Heart’ will air on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, June 13 at 8/7c.

Series Leads:
Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher
Daniel Lissing as Jack Thornton
Lori Loughlin as Abigail Stanton
Jack Wagner as Bill Avery

Guest Stars:
Martin Cummins as Henry Gowen
Pascale Hutton as Rosemary LeVeaux
Kavan Smith as Leland “Lee” Coulter
Marcus Rosner as Charles Kensington
Max Lloyd-Jones as Tom Thornton
Charlotte Hegele as Julie Thatcher
Garwin Sanford as William Thatcher
Devon Weigel as Viola Thatcher
Mark Humphrey as Frank Hogan
Kristina Wagner as Nora Avery
Andrea Brooks as Faith Carter
Erica Carroll as Dottie Ramsey
Loretta Walsh as Florence Blakeley
Noel Johansen as Rodger Tower