Sunday, March 25 - Heartland’s Fifth Season Finale!

Posted on Mar 22, 2012

An image from Heartland episode 518

Two words, my friends - SEASON FINALE!!!!!! Many of you have been champing at the bit (I do love my horse metaphors) for this Sunday so the final pieces of the season can fall into place, and fall into place they will, as Heartland's 5th fantastic season comes to an end. Read on!

Amy's ability to work with horses was amplified by a chance encounter with Renard Dupuis (guest star Raoul Trijillo) who was working with his beautiful white horses in the woods in the Season 5 Premiere of Heartland. Now in the Season Finale, Renard once again plays a role in Amy deciding what she's going to do with her life, when a mystery horse shows up at Heartland.

The horse arrives with a message from Renard and, as the episode description says, it'll Amy and Ty down a path that will alter their lives.

Meanwhile, Tim and Miranda realize they really have to take their son's wishes into consideration, so they decide to spend some quality time together... with surprising results.

And Peter drives Lou absolutely out of her mind when he takes over the plans for their second anniversary celebration. It's not like Lou has to be in control of things like this, is it? ;) I think you'll be impressed when you see what our Mr. Morris has come up with - I know I would be!

And Jack? The rock of Heartland is going to do something out of character, but you'll totally be cheering him on with the rest of us.

And then --if you saw the preview-- there's that little matter of Ty holding a ring box of some sort... but I'm sure nobody's really all that interested in that storyline, so I won't spend any time on it here...

It's the stuff great season finales are made of, and in my humble opinion, it's the best season finale yet. This one is called "Candles in the Wind," and was written by Heather Conkie, Heartland's amazing Executive Producer and Showrunner (That means Head Writer, folks!) and expertly directed by the man who has directed more episodes of Heartland than anyone else - Dean Bennett.

I'm betting you won't be able to take your eyes off the screen. Not that I have to tell you, but it will air this Sunday, March 25 at 7:00pm across Canada (Except for all of you in Newfoundland where as always it airs at 7:30pm).

There is always a bittersweet moment (and this is the 4th time I have been a part of it on Heartland) when the last episode of a season is served up. The season finale is the last piece of the puzzle of this season which unfolded before us over the past few months and now the season is complete, and many questions will have been answered. And this is a good thing.

But now, after Sunday we face weeks of no new episode of Heartland and that is always difficult to deal with, especially when you get used to new episodes of this series as much as I (and I'm sure a lot of you) have.

A small consolation I have to offer is that I will continue to do what I did last year, keeping an array of games, puzzles, trivia and news related to Heartland here on a weekly basis, and CONTESTS! Remember when I announced the Season 5 DVD release this June? Well I am TOTALLY going to be giving away DVD sets over the coming weeks. And maybe more...

So let's all keep the cycle going, shall we? But first - enjoy "Candles in the Wind" this Sunday and let everyone here know what you thought of it.

Until next Thursday (what, you thought I was going somewhere?) Blog Whisperer out!

An image from Heartland episode 518

An image from Heartland episode 518

An image from Heartland episode 518

An image from Heartland episode 518

An image from Heartland episode 518