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.