Just finished binging the last 6-7 episodes of Who Will Elizabeth Choose.....er....When Calls The Heart. Here are my brutally honest thoughts....
I found the entire 'Elizabeth has two suitors' plot nauseating. Only in Hope Valley can a a young widowed mom be the most eligible woman in the county. Frankly, I found Fiona more appealing and worthy of a suitor than Elizabeth's 'oh, golly gee' personality. Really, watching Nathan and Lucas have a polite pissing match over her was hard to watch.
Wherever she was - there they BOTH were. If she was with one, the other wasn't far from spying distance. She walks by, in town just as they both happen to be outside their respective places of employment. It was perfectly stalker creepy. I actually enjoyed the episode where Lucas took her to Union City to see Virginia Woolfe so there was no chance of running into broody Nathan.
I really wanted her to end up with Lucas because - ugh, not another mountie. Then again, we don't really know if she did indeed 'choose'. I'm believing she hugged Nathan out of relief that he wasn't the one shot to death and - yeppers - there's not-inside-running-his-bar Lucas to witness said hug. I need to move on because this entire scenario really irked me.
Okay - I'm going there - little Jack is one funny looking baby. I said it. I'm sorry, but that baby who plays him has a weird evil-ish look in some scenes. And can the writers quite having him called 'little' Jack? 'Big' Jack is gone so there's only one Jack. No need to differentiate. And what's with casting a very blonde baby who has 2 brunette parents?
Carson/Faith - glad that's over too. I thought the chemistry was about as exciting as water boiling. Forgive my shallow crudeness, but I never thought the actress attractive. Even if I did, there was just nothing there that made me want to root for them. They were the most boring flavor of vanilla there was
Jesse/Clara - I could say the same as Carson & Faith, but not as much. Just....nothing interested me. Not even the wedding prep
Lee & Rosemary - While her dramatic sing-songy voice tends to bug me as well as Lee having to pacify her most times (the scene where she called Lee all frantic about whether he found 'little' Jack's stuffed toy because , you know, the man has nothing better to do than to run around town looking for a stuffed toy when - you know - he has a mill to run. [eye roll/] they were by far the most palpable for me to watch
Bill - other than doing 'judgy' things and running the restaurant (which they need to and should rename - he really didn't have any dedicated storylines because - you know - it was All.About.Elizabeth this season
Henry - I really liked the oil co drama, especially with him and Lucas. I had hoped he hadn't gone back to nefarious ways, but rather he just bit off more than he could chew and was too proud to say so. Now that Lucas bought him out, and Fiona is out of a job and remaining, perhaps she can find employment there . Maybe also keep Henry on in some capacity as the entire business was his idea and maybe they can bring in an oil consultant seeing that neither he nor Lucas knows the oil business