‘Chesapeake Shores’ (Season 1): What Is Going On?

Georgia on my Mind

Since August 14, viewers have gotten to know the characters in the new Hallmark Channel series Chesapeake Shores, coming to care about the O’Brien family – flaws and all. But events that have taken place, especially several incidents in last night’s episode, must have viewers wondering just what is going on in the charming seaside town?

First of all, oldest O’Brien son Kevin returned home from being injured during his last tour of duty with a surprise guest in tow: his fiancé Georgia, who just happens to be a doctor. That’s all fine and well because her services are desperately needed because Kevin is pretty banged up, but several members of the family are wondering why he is recuperating at home instead of at the hospital.

What is really going on there?

Then there is the unexpected visit by someone from the Department of Justice, who was questioning Abby at her new office about files she had moved there from her New York office. Abby, of course, contacted her old boss from that office, learning that he was questioned too. Thankfully Abby, after contacting her (hopefully) soon-to-be attorney brother Connor, advised her to stay quiet; but…

What is really going on there?

After waking up from an unusual dream about his late grandfather, Kevin talked to his Grandma about Dylan O’Malley; and while she played dumb about who this man could have been to Kevin, the name obviously unsettled her enough that she planned on making a trip out of town. And, she even tried to tell her son Mick about this man, but he – once again – got a work-related call, but the big question is who is this guy or more to the point…

What is really going on there?

Trace seemed pretty intent on getting that building for the future home of a music hall and recording studio, but he was approved for the loan from the bank where is dad is the President no less. That may not have been that surprising given that he doesn’t really have the capital or financial background that the bank would require (it’s not fair, but that’s how works far too many times), but the real surprise was the reveal by Trace’s dad that Mick O’Brien was buying the property.

What is really going on there?

Then there is the whole sticky situation between Abby and her ex-husband Wes regarding their little girls. Each parent now wants sole custody of the girls, and with Abby deciding to move back home to Chesapeake Shores permanently – much to the dislike of Wes – their custody battle is not going to be pretty. But, what is the real driving force behind Wes’s decision to fight for full custody when they seemed to have a good agreement in place (up until now that is).

What is really going on there?

Lastly, there is the mystery of why Trace keeps sending a big portion of his income back to someone/something in Nashville. Given the clips for next week’s episode, it looks like we will finally get an answer to that mystery.

What are your thoughts about the show especially what is really going on in all these situations? Please share your thoughts below.

The next new episode of debut season of ‘Chesapeake Shores’ will air on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, September 25 at 9/8c.