Enough of the word quizzes, trivia challenges, spot the difference puzzles and otherwise Thursday off-season ramblings... IT'S TIME FOR THE SEASON 6 PREMIERE of HEARTLAND. [Click through for more information and photos]
To those of you who've been with me the entire time since the end of March when season 5 ended, I hope you've enjoyed the ride and you've been amused, enlightened and otherwise entertained by this blog and by the posts on Heartland on CBC's Facebook page and the hundreds of tweets from production.
To those of you who have just joined me, welcome! Season 6 is shaping up very nicely and everyone is champing (yes, champing - look it up!) at the bit to get this season on the road, which debuts on Sunday night at 7pm (7:30 NT) across Canada on CBC Television.
As you can see, I've been offering a visual countdown to the premiere from the crew, which I've hoped has been a chance for you to see some of the hard working craftspeople and artists who help make Heartland the show that it is. Today there are 3 days left until Sunday's premiere, meaning you will get 3 more visual countdowns (that would be 2... 1... and 0).
But I know what you really want to know... What's going to be happening this Sunday? Let me give you a few clues, both in the images here and in what you are about to read.
The episode, entitled "Running Against the Wind," is written by Heather Conkie and directed by Stefan Scaini, and it sets up the season quite nicely.
Weeks have passed since Ty didn't propose and Amy found the ring in his jacket pocket. Neither has forgotten about it, but they haven't spoken about it either. Not to each other at least -- so there's a bit of a "comedy of errors" going on which we're all going to enjoy.
The episode starts with the introduction of this season's guest horse, Phoenix Rising, a horse that has run away from somewhere and wound up at Heartland. This is one runaway that loves to jump, as you are going to see.
There is a second runaway as well, of the human variety, and this one is going to make quite the impact even before being seen. I won't go into detail, but let's just say a major "Oh no!!!" moment is going to take place.
Of course Tim has a plan to get rich, Lou and Peter are discovering the Hanley Barn is not as simple a renovation project as they thought, and Jack is there to hold the fort down (so to speak) as he usually does.
It's a brand new episode of Heartland, and that's the first time in nearly 6 months I have been able to make that pronouncement.
So enjoy the last two days of waiting and come back here and let us all know what you thought of the episode after it airs across Canada this Sunday, September 16 on CBC Television at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland).
And now for the last time as our countdown winds down to Sunday, this is your friendly Blog Whisperer signing off with the setting sun of...
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