As promised, the CBC is proudly premiering a new episode of Heartland this Sunday. Click through for more photos and lots of information on this episode, as well as fun photos from last night's Halloween festivities and an important message for our American fans.
So last night it was Halloween.
Trick or treat, the haunting scene.
I said that I would take a look
At photos posted on Facebook
Of fans dressed up in some disguise,
And that I would (for I am wise)
Select the best among the best
And post them here so all the rest
of you could see what made me smile.
Check these out now for a while -
I was really impressed with Jessica Katelyn and her horse Dixie, who went full throttle Egyptian as Cleopatra and her royal chariot. A nice costume for both owner and horse. Bravo!!!
The thinking outside the box (Heartland) award went to Josie Dinsmore, who passed on the idea of dressing up as Amy and decided to go Heartland Patriarch as Jack Bartlett. She has the folded arms thing going, don't you think?
And although there were indeed a lot of clever and well-thought-out costumes and disguises from all of you who posted photos, I decided to select this one from Kacie Lynn Farris, who with her horse Annie were clowns, while her best friend Bethany Lyon and her horse Cisco dressed up as hippies. Even though the photo is a bit out of focus, what really was clear was the fun Kacie and Bethany had doing this, and this was all about fun.
So thanks again to everyone who posted a photo. We will have to do that again, maybe around Christmas time. I'll give you more notice, and then we can award some prizes! Oh yeah!!!
But let's shelve that for the moment and get back to the word "FUN," for that is usually what a new episode of Heartland brings, and this Sunday (November 3) is no exception.
Writer Mark Haroun has scripted a clever episode called "Helping Hands," and Grant Harvey, who directed last week's episode, was the man directing this clever episode that introduces us to Jeremy Hughes -- this season's guest character, played by Rhys Ward, who plays a very good jumper who has a very good jumping horse (another series guest horse -- Buckingham). Amy decides to investigate when Jeremy refuses Scott and Ty's suggested treatment for Buckingham. Two words: Drama Ensues!
But there's more going on in this episode (isn't there always?) as Lisa wants Jack to buy a property with her in France and he's forced to admit what he really thought of their time there. Is honesty the best policy? Well... yes, but sometimes it takes courage to tell the truth and face the consequences.
And the Georgie/Mallory dynamic is still very active, for when Georgie makes a big mistake that could land her in very hot water with Jack, Mallory has to decide if she'll bail her out.
As I wrote, there is lots going on in this fun hour of Heartland. You can watch it across Canada at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland) on CBC Television.
And since we are mentioning 'time', let's all remember that this weekend is the one where we "fall back" and gain an hour of sleep. That extra hour will give you 60 additional minutes to look forward to seeing this Sunday's brand new episode of Heartland. (Ain't I a glass-half-full kind of Blog Whisperer?)
Now I will be answering questions during off-weeks, when there is no new episode of Heartland to tell you about, but I am going to answer one question that gets asked a lot by our American fans, all wondering how they can watch Heartland. In three short paragraphs, here goes -
The ONLY network playing the current Season 6 is in Canada - the CBC. And some Americans can indeed get it. If so, lucky you. Check with your provider - you might be able to get the CBC which besides Heartland plays a lot of great original Canadian programming.
The CBC has the rights to broadcast Heartland in Canada ONLY, so although each episode gets streamed online the following day, if you are not in Canada you cannot watch it on the CBC website.
The exclusive American broadcaster -- currently playing Season 4 -- is GMCtv. Search them out and you can find their website, and they are also on Facebook right here. If you have any questions about Heartland playing in the US, go ask the good folks at GMCtv. They will be the ones with the answers.
And it's that time of year again. Amber Marshall, who we all know and love as Amy, will be appearing at Toronto's Royal Winter Fair Rodeo this Sunday, November 4. If you are in the Toronto area, head on down to the grounds and catch Amber before you head back home to catch her on this week's all new Heartland episode. For more details on the RWF, go here - http://www.royalfair.org/
Now for one more bit of exciting news, the Heartland iPhone game has been released! You can search for Heartland in the app store, or simply visit HERE to pick it up. Don't forget to rate!
So that's all for this week, Heartland Nation! In three short days "Helping Hands," the 91st overall episode of Heartland will premiere for all of Canada to see. As I always write, come back here and let us know what you thought of it. And don't forget to post your opinion on Facebook as well.
That's it for me; there is a large piece of pumpkin pie with my name on it. Yumma yumma yumma!
Until next week -- so long!!!