Elizabeth's sister, Julie Thatcher, visits Coal Valley and with that, stirs up trouble when she meets a wounded man and brings him back to Coal Valley. Jack finally asks Elizabeth to dinner in an act of courtship.
Elizabeth must put on the Coal Valley Founders' Day play on short notice; the only surviving miner from the explosion comes home from the hospital with a shocking surprise; Jack has a heart-to-heart with Adam in hopes of bringing them back together.
Abigail must pay a steep price to complete a top-secret project she's been working on; one of Elizabeth's students has trouble reading so she enlists Jack's help for a creative solution; Abigail gives Jack some fine advice on a woman like Elizabeth.
Second Chances. Abigail has a top-secret project that she's been working on but must pay a steep price to Gowen in order to complete it. Beau, one of Elizabeth's students, has trouble reading, and Elizabeth enlists Jack's help to come up with a creative solution for him.
The Miners' Games allow the townspeople to cut loose and have a little fun; Elizabeth and Billy Hamilton spend more time together; Jack investigates a series of robberies that are plaguing Coal Valley.
When a group of new male miners comes to Coal Valley, many of the town's women get caught up in the idea of the single men. One of the new miners begins courting Elizabeth and Jack seems to have concerns that resemble jealousy.
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