Sunday, March 18 - the Penultimate Episode of Season 5!!!!!

Posted on Mar 12, 2012

An image from Heartland episode 517

Well here we are - down to the last two episodes of Season 5!!!! Some pretty significant things happen in this, the second-to-last episode of a pretty exciting season... Read on!

Written by Mark Haroun and directed by Dean Bennett, Episode 517 - "True Calling," features something very bad happening to Lobo when a trigger-happy rancher, mistaking our poor puppy for a wolf, shoots him. It's up to Ty to try to save the dog's life, but what needs to be done is beyond the scope of both his training and his experience. it's going to be totally stressful. If you have a dog, make sure he is nearby to hug. That's what I'll be doing anyway.

Meanwhile, Mallory hatches a wild plan to avoid having to move to Nashville with her family. The plan is as desperate and poorly-thought-out as it is wild and when things go horribly (predictably) wrong she at least finds out who she has for a true friend.

And Jack --good old Jack-- makes a trip to Moose Jaw to convince Miranda to return to Heartland to deal with Tim's increasingly erratic behaviour. And though it takes them some time to realize their father has fallen off the wagon, Lou and Amy both find their own way to deal with Tim, who I think we can all agree has been stuck in reverse for a while.

You'll find some moments that will make you laugh and others that will place a lump in your throat and I know for some of you a tear in your eye. I also want to point out that there is only one more episode to follow after this Sunday, and I'm sure that you will all be looking forward to that Season Finale the following weekend, on March 25.

But that's 10 days away. First we all get to enjoy "True Calling" this Sunday, March 18 at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland) on CBC Television.

Over the course of the season you've been posting EXCELLENT comments about what you thought about each episode of the series and I do hope you continue to do so this weekend. I for one am dying to know what you think about this episode, so please, come back in here and let me --and everyone else-- know!

After Sunday there is only one more episode this season.  I'll be back next Thursday (was there any doubt?) with photos and a preview for you to all chew on before it airs.

So I'd like to add one tiny note for you about the Season Finale. Quite a few comments are appearing about Mallory leaving with her family and going to Nashville, and while it's true that it's a loooooong 2,748 kilometres between Nashville and Calgary (which is close to Hudson), just because someone goes to another city does not necessarily mean they won't find their way back at some point. After all, at the end of last season Caleb left for Vancouver but he came back, and at the end of Season 3 Lou moved to Dubai and she also showed up again!

To be honest --and here is the "tiny note"-- the distance between Nashville and High River is NOTHING compared to the distance another Heartland character will be travelling in the season finale...

Darn! I ran out of space again. Oh well, that's it for me!

-your one and only Blog Whisperer. Relaxing between posts but always here. :)

An image from Heartland episode 517

An image from Heartland episode 517

An image from Heartland episode 517

An image from Heartland episode 517

An image from Heartland episode 517