‘When Calls the Heart’: Why Fans Are Freaking Out About the Season 6 Finale
Warning: Spoilers ahead for the Season 6 finale of When Calls the Heart.
It’s been a wild ride for Hearties this year. First, When Calls the Heart was hit with the sudden departure of one of its biggest stars after Lori Loughlin’s alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal. Then, the show went on hiatus for over a month while producers retooled already-shot episodes to remove her character.
Now, the Season 6 finale of the Hallmark Channel period drama has left viewers reeling. Elizabeth Thornton (Erin Krakow) made a major choice in the final episode, which aired June 2, and fans are still trying to process what happened.
Elizabeth asks Lucas to dance
This season has found Elizabeth adjusting to life as a young widow and single mother following the death of her husband Jack and the birth of her son (also named Jack). But in the finale, it seemed that she might be ready to open her heart up again to love.
The last few episodes of When Calls the Heart have been setting up a love triangle between Elizabeth and two new residents of Hope Valley: Nathan Grant, the new mountie, and saloon owner Lucas Bouchard. Now, it appears that Elizabeth has made her choice.
In the episode “Two of Hearts,” Elizabeth asked Lucas to dance at Hope Valley’s Founder’s Day Festival, signaling that she might be open to a romance. But she also exchanged a meaningful look with Nathan, leaving fans to wonder who she really had the strongest feelings for.
How fans reacted
Naturally, Hearties have lots of opinions on whether Elizabeth should choose Nathan or Lucas — or neither.
Some were firmly on Team Lucas. “I like Elizabeth with Lucas. They have really good chemistry,” tweeted one fan. Plus, as one fan pointed out, Lucas’s job is far less risky than Nathan’s: “Not sure if Elizabeth is ready for another Mountie. Being married to Law enforcement is scary.”
But others definitely thought Elizabeth should be with Nathan, especially after they saw his interactions with her son. “I’m team Nathan all the way!” one fan tweeted. “Look how Jack laughed with him. He is taking care of his niece. I still can’t trust Lucas.”
Others couldn’t decide. “One scene #TeamNathan the next #TeamLucas,” one fan wrote.
Elizabeth hasn’t made a final decision
Season 6 ended with a cliffhanger, and Hearties will simply have to wait for next season to find out which man Elizabeth choses. But one thing is for sure — though she may have decided to dance with Lucas, her mind isn’t necessarily made up.
“Honestly, I am not sure, yet,” executive producer Alfonso Moreno told ET when asked if Elizabeth had made a final choice between Nathan and Lucas. “I am starting the WCTH writers’ room next week and we’ll start plotting out the season. I believe that there is a lot of humor, romance and emotion that can arise from Lucas and Nathan seeking to win Elizabeth’s heart and Elizabeth having to decide who is the better man for her.”