Jack asks for Elizabeth’s hand but he gets orders that change his plans.
Elizabeth has to put on Coal valley Founder’s Day, Jack helps the only coal mine survivor accept what happened to him help his family also come to terms with it.
Abigail wants reopen the café but the business deal she will have to make may keep the dream from coming true. Jack and Elizabeth have to figure out if they still love each other after Elizabeth found out Adam’s secret.
Jack is disappointed because a coal miner suddenly likes Elizabeth, causing Jack to keep an eye on the coal miner and wonder what his motive might be. Abigail gives comfort to a widow who is about to have a baby.
Elizabeth and Jack get to know each other after he finds oil that points to a widow to possibly burning the church. Elizabeth gets a lead from a student that could put her in danger as she learns the widow had planned to marry after her husband died.
Elizabeth tries to get a student to talk about the accident. As Jack looks in the cause of the fire, Elizabeth’s student is missing and has a lot to tell.
Coal Valley gets more bad news, new miners come to town and now the families that live in those homes have to move out. The women come up with a way to stay in Coal Valley. The plan could put the women in danger. Elizabeth Thatcher comes up with a different plan that will hopefully save their homes.moreless
Coal Valley finds something at the mining site that has the town upset and wondering who wrote the message on the plank. The townspeople learn loved ones that died in the accident have been found.moreless
The U.S. sends a fleet after the Colorado, while Marcus finds his judgment questioned by Prosser.
Betrayed, left with no other option but to run, the crew of the USS Colorado will have to fight for its survival.