When Calls the Heart: The Dance
In When Calls the Heart: The Dance, a new batch of miners arrives in Coal Valley. But, as they head to their bunks in the saloon, they find themselves in the middle of Elizabeth’s makeshift classroom. A confrontation seems imminent until a young miner, Billy Hamilton, diffuses the situation and makes a not so subtle advance towards Elizabeth. Billy’s interest in Elizabeth does not go unnoticed by Jack, who suspects that the smooth-talking Billy may not be all he claims to be.
Amongst the other women of Coal Valley, the new miners are a reminder of the husbands they’ve lost. While some are skeptical about a group of bachelors settling into town, others are more welcoming and are looking forward to the welcoming the new residents at the upcoming Coal Valley festive saloon dance.
A continuation of the film When Calls the Heart, The Dance is the third in the series following the continuing story of Elizabeth Thatcher, inspired by the bestselling books by Janette Oke.
The Dance: – In this episode some miners come to town to work and one of them takes to Elizabeth. He quotes poetry and takes her for a walk and then invites her to the Saturday night dance. Jack becomes jealous and also suspicious of the new man in town. Another miner, Mr. Dewitt Graves, likes a widow named Mary but her son Caleb is upset because he misses his father. This episode features real life situations such as when is it appropriate for someone to move on following a death, and also the fact that some people do not know how much they care for someone until they are at risk of losing that person. There are top notch performances from all the actors.
These Games: – Trust and deceit are the two main themes of this episode. Jack doesn’t trust newcomer to town, miner Billy Hamilton, but Elizabeth thinks he is simply jealous of Hamilton. Jack continues to try to solve the mystery of the burglaries in town. Dewitt continues to try to win over Caleb, Mary’s son, but he may be trying too hard. In addition to the various events in town, Carla is about to give birth but it is too early for a delivery. This wonderful drama continues to emphasize ordinary people who deal with difficult life events by supporting one another and holding on to their faith in God. The acting continues to be first rate.