Previously on "Heartland"
- Luke, where is your mom?
- She's in the car.
Is this where you've been staying?
- Hang on a sec.
I just told my girls that you're my boyfriend because you said you were all in.
What exactly are you saying?
I'm saying that I think that we should get our our own place together.
Come on, Kirk!
You saved them all.
You were the hero today.
I know that.
I'm gonna make sure everyone else does too.
It's Andrea, right?
I'm Ty, this is my wife, Amy.
We're the couple that's been spending some time with Luke.
You can buy Luke all of the horses in the world, but that doesn't change the fact that I am his mother.
We already looked here.
Yeah, horses move around, you know, doesn't hurt to look again.
Well, it's been a week since that storm.
We should have found Champ by now.
We gotta widen the search.
We covered a lot of ground today.
It's best if we start fresh in the morning.
There is still one place I wanna check.
Well, the good news is, Ophelia wasn't traumatized by the storm.
Oh, she wasn't?
She was just experiencing some discomfort from an infection on her legs.
How did I miss that?
Well, it's hard to see with her feathering, but good news is, it's all cleared up now.
I really can't thank you guys enough.
It's our pleasure.
Ophelia can go home today.
Well, here's the thing, uh, my barn was badly damaged in the storm.
And the repairs won't be finished until after the weekend.
So if you can keep her with you for a few more days, I'd be so grateful.
Yeah, I don't see that being a problem.
If you want I could exercise her.
I've never ridden a Gypsy Vanner before.
That'd be a real treat for Ophelia.
- She doesn't get ridden much.
Well, I'm not much of a rider.
I'm more a collector of beautiful things: art work, jewelry of course my prize possession, Ophelia.
Well, if you're, if you're happy with our services, we'd really appreciate if you could leave us a review online.
Oh, of course.
It'd be my pleasure.
I wasn't too pushy with that review, was I?
- No, not at all.
Thanks to you, Kirk took down those comments and posted an apology.
The phone is finally ringing again.
It rang once, Amy.
We have one client.
Yes, but Colette is well connected.
So if she refers us to her friends, then we'll have more business than we can handle.
I hope so.
- Hi Ty.
We uh-we didn't know you were coming.
Clint must have forgotten to tell us.
Oh, he doesn't know.
I wanted it to be a surprise.
Is Luke in the house?
- Um - I'm not s-sure right I have something that I want to give him.
Well, you can give it to us and Yeah, we will make sure he gets it.
I would rather give it to him in person.
It won't take long.
I missed you so much.
I missed you too.
Why didn't you tell me you were coming?
I wanted to surprise you.
I have something for you.
How about I open it inside?
That way you can see the house and my new room.
Okay, slow down.
I think I'm gonna call Clint?
That's a good idea.
I'll head in with them.
This is the kitchen.
And this is where we have big family dinners.
Katie, Lyndy this is my mom.
You should see my room.
Luke gets the whole attic to himself.
Luke why don't you go clean your room - before your mom sees it.
- Do I have to?
It's a huge mess.
And Katie could you maybe go read Lyndy a book in your room.
But we just finished a book.
Then read another.
Come on, Lyndy.
Andrea, I guess, I'm just a little confused.
I thought we agreed that all visits would be scheduled.
Then it wouldn't have been a surprise.
Maybe next time you want to surprise Luke you could talk to Ty and I first.
That way we're all on the same page.
Do you want me to leave?
That's not what I said.
I just-I wanna make sure we're doing what's best for Luke.
That makes both of us.
Wow, this is the place you rented?
I guess so Why's it for sale?
I don't know.
You know, this doesn't look at all like the photos.
Something isn't right.
You put a new coat of paint on those out buildings, and a herd of cattle in this field.
This is exactly the kind of property - that I wanna own one day.
- You know what we did.
We were supposed to go left, not right at the four way stop.
That's too bad.
I could've definitely spend a weekend here.
Wait 'til you see the rustic cabin.
It's quiet, secluded, and very romantic.
Oh, I like the sound of that.
Come on, let's go.
Well, that was quite the storm last week?
- How'd you make out?
I got pretty lucky.
No major damage.
How about you, guys?
Pretty good considering.
One unfortunate thing we're missing a horse.
My horse, Champ.
You haven't seen him, have you?
No, I'm sorry I haven't.
Well, with all the fences that have gone down, I thought maybe he might have wondered on to Big River Mind if we have a look around?
Well, normally I wouldn't have a problem with it, but with all these trees down blocking the trails.
I just don't think it's safe.
Well, Sam, I owned the property for a long time.
I kinda know it like the back of my hand.
- I think we'll be okay.
- Yeah, well I'm-I'm serious.
My horse almost broke his leg yesterday.
And I just think you should probably stay clear until I have a chance to clean up all the trees.
For your safety.
But I will keep an eye out for Champ?
He's that beautiful palomino, right?
I'll let you know if I see him.
Well, that'll be much appreciated.
We'll be on our way.
Well, that was real neighbourly.
He's just being cautious, is all.
Hey, why don't you open this now?
Wow it's a drone!
- Do you like it?
- I love it!
This is amazing!
I've always wanted one of these!
But aren't these expensive?
Don't you worry about that.
I didn't see you for Christmas, and I only got you that card for your birthday, so it's kind of like two gifts in one.
Thank you so much, Mom.
Oh, you're welcome.
Why don't we get this out of the box and see how it works, huh?
Yeah, but first, I have something to show you.
Looks great, Luke.
So what did you think?
I was so impressed.
You look like a natural out there.
Why don't you go help Ty, Luke.
I can't believe he can ride like that.
My Grandpa taught him.
You know, he's been practicing every day.
When Luke was younger he was obsessed with dinosaurs then it was uh, comic books and video games.
I just never thought that he'd be interested in horses.
Well, I never thought I would be either.
But there is something about this place.
The longer you stay the more it kinda gets in your blood.
Would it be okay if my mom stayed for dinner?
I would love to, but I really should get going.
But you just got here.
- She can stay, right, Amy?
- Yeah, sure.
Well, they got the rustic part right.
Yeah, just not the charming.
Well, I mean it's not that bad.
What part isn't "that bad"?
The moldy food on the table or the 20-years of cigarette smoke caked to the walls?
The part where you and I have the entire weekend to ourselves.
I'm still leaving a very negative review, but you're right.
Let's unload the truck and we can make some dinner.
Or how about we just leave that for right now.
Um, what are the chances that we can just ignore that right now and Okay.
I will deal with the mouse.
Don't kill it.
No, I know.
Catch and release.
That horse it's like something out of a fairytale.
She's beautiful, isn't she?
I don't think we've met.
He's a good kid.
Yeah, he told me about you.
He said um, that you were a lot like him.
That you came to this ranch when you were his age.
Yeah, I did.
I guess I-I've never left.
My mom, Amy's sister, adopted me seven years ago.
Is there anything that I can help with?
I don't think so.
Everything is made.
I just have to heat it up.
Uh, look I know it was wrong for me to just show up like this.
So why did you do it then?
Well, I had to see my son.
Surely you can understand that as a mother.
And surely as a mother you can understand why I was concerned.
One of the last times I saw you it was freezing cold, and Luke was sleeping in your car.
And that was the worst night of my life.
I've been doing everything in my power since then to get better.
You don't have to explain, Andrea.
No, I want to.
I've been struggling with something for my entire life, not knowing what it was.
When they told me that I had bipolar disorder, I was actually relieved, because now at least I have a name for it.
And yeah, there've been some bumps along the way, but my medication is really helping me to deal with it, and so is my therapy.
For the first time in my life, I can actually say that I'm doing really, really well.
Well, that's great.
I am happy for you.
My doctor actually says, that I'm ready to leave the facility now.
I've got a job and an apartment lined up.
So it's not gonna be very long until Luke can move back in with me.
Hopefully by the beginning of next month.
I don't' think you should rush in anything.
Luke can stay here as long as Yeah.
Thank you for everything that you've done, but Luke belongs with me.
And the sooner that we're back together, the sooner we can all move on with our lives.
- Remember the day we met Sam?
Remember the first thing out of his mouth was how much he liked the look of Champ.
And he offered to buy him, and I said no way.
- You remember that?
Well, what if Sam is the kind of guy that doesn't like to take no for an answer.
Maybe he found Champ after the storm and decided finders keepers.
Do you know how paranoid you sound right now?
Well, how else do you explain my horse disappearing like that?
The only place we haven't checked is Big River.
- So where else could he be?
- Listen to me.
I know you're concerned about your horse, he'll turn up, we'll find him.
What if I'm right?
We can't just do nothing.
I'll talk to Sam tomorrow.
Neighbour to neighbour.
I'd rather not make enemies with the guy.
Not if I don't have to.
Since when do you brush client horses?
This isn't just any client horse.
This is a Gypsy Vanner.
They're basically unicorns.
Did you know they were once used to pull caravans across Europe?
I did not.
But I'm not surprised.
She is really powerful.
- What was riding her like?
She's so smooth, but really friendly and gentle.
I can't believe she just spends her life standing around - in a field.
- What do you mean?
Well, her owner doesn't ride.
She just likes the way Ophelia looks.
She's basically a lawn ornament.
- Well, that's just wrong.
- Yeah, it is.
But maybe we could do something about it.
She just showed up out of the blue?
She said she wanted to surprise Luke.
Is she having some sort of mental breakdown?
- Or something?
I mean, at least I don't think so.
I talked to Clint, and he said that she's doing really well.
Well, she can't just show up here whenever she wants, - can she?
- She's not supposed to.
And Clint said that we could ask her to leave - if we wanted to but - What good would that do?
Well, if Andrea's doing better, and there's no reason to believe that she's a danger to Luke, then well, uninvited or not, she's our guest so.
Let's wash up for dinner then.
- You okay?
Yeah, it's good news about Andrea.
I guess that means that Luke will be able to move back in with her soon.
Well, that was the plan all along, right?
For him to be reunited with his mom.
You know, when we were designing our new house, I always pictured the room across from Lyndy's to be Luke's.
I guess, I just thought we'd have more time.
So did I.
Everything was wonderful.
Oh boy, it's getting late I should probably hit the road.
You're not driving back to the city tonight, are you?
On no, I was planning on staying at a motel in Hudson.
Don't be silly, you can stay here.
That's really generous of you but you've already been more than kind.
My sister is away for the weekend.
You can stay in her room.
It's no trouble.
- Are you sure?
And I'm sorry about earlier.
If I was being a little hard on you.
Oh uh no, it's okay.
I feel like I should be the one to apologize.
I really should have told you that I was coming.
I'll go and get my stuff out of the car then.
Hey Amy, you are making it really hard.
To not like you.
Hey, you know what my favourite part of this weekend has been so far?
Was it the mouse eating crumbs off the table?
Or the fact that there's no hot water?
Neither of those things.
Was having coffee with you this morning.
You read your book.
I made us eggs.
I know it's just a small, simple thing, but it got me really excited about us living together.
Speaking of which, I think that we should start looking for a place.
You think we should get a three bedrooms?
Like one for us, one for Katie and one for Georgie?
Or do you think Georgie's gonna wanna stay at the loft in Heartland?
I don't know.
I haven't thought about it.
I mean, if I was Georgie I would wanna stay.
It's just like having your own apartment.
But we gotta make sure Katie has an awesome room.
She's gonna lose her mind when she realizes she doesn't have to share with anybody.
You all set?
Okay, I'll call a realtor next week, get the ball rolling.
Hopefully we can find a place before Katie starts school in the fall.
Yeah, that would be perfect.
Okay, open your eyes.
I tried to make it look like a caravan.
- What do you think?
- That depends.
- Do I get to ride in it?
- Of course.
Then I love it.
Come on, let's go!
This is so amazing, Mom.
Thank you so much.
You're really good at this.
Is that the-the drone?
- Where is it?
- It's behind the wagon there.
- Oh yeah.
So so what does that do?
Well, that's to pitch the camera up and down.
Look how clear that is?
Can I talk to you guys for a second.
- In private.
I was thinking of taking Luke out for ice cream later.
Why don't we all go?
I was hoping it could just be the two of us.
I'll be heading back to the city tonight, and I thought it might be nice to spend some time with Luke before I have to say goodbye.
It won't be a problem, will it?
Yeah, it's fine.
He's probably gonna ask for two scoop, though And he'll never finish it.
How far can you fly that thing?
- Pretty far.
- A thousand meters?
- I dunno.
Ty said I'm only allowed to use it in the yard.
Can I try it?
Just Yeah, here.
There you go.
I can't get over how great this property is.
Yeah, it has a lot of potential.
I wonder how much it's selling for.
It's actually less than you think.
How would you know?
I looked it up last night.
Just out of curiosity.
I know we can't really consider it, it's too far away from Hudson.
But I don't know, wouldn't, wouldn't you think we'd be happy at a place like this.
Yeah, about that I know we said we'd look at places next week, but I'm kinda busy at the diner so.
That's all right, we can do it the week after.
It's just so busy in the summer at the dude ranch.
Maybe the fall would be better, although we're already booking up.
- So I'd I'd have to see.
- Actually I was thinking that we would be living together by fall.
I just I don't think that's realistic.
Okay um what do you think a realistic time frame?
I don't know.
You don't know.
Listen, Lou, um I'm a little confused here.
I jus I-I need you to be honest with me.
Are we moving in together or not?
I guess that's my answer right there.
I think we're going the wrong way.
The ranch is in the other direction.
We're not going back to the ranch just yet.
It's a surprise.
But won't Ty and Amy wonder where we are?
Mom, I don't need any more surprises.
You already got me the drone.
But this is something different.
You're gonna love it.
Good girl, Ophelia.
Hey, they should be back by now.
It's only been a couple of hours.
How long does it take to get ice cream?
We can't wait any longer, Amy.
I have to call the police.
I think that's them.
- Hey, sorry we're a little bit late.
Luke, why don't you go up to your room and get ready for bed.
It's okay, go ahead.
Where were you?
We went to get ice cream.
I told you.
- For this whole time?
Uh, we went to go and see a movie in Calgary afterwards.
Andrea, you should have called first.
We didn't know where you were.
I almost called the police.
- The police?
Look, I know that we're a little bit late, but I don't see why you're making such a big deal out of this.
Because we're his foster parents if anything happens to him, we're responsible.
Well, not for long.
Where are you going?
To say goodnight to my son.
I'm leaving now.
I just wanted to say goodbye.
Are you mad at me?
I know I should have told them.
But everything is fine now.
No, Mom, it's not fine.
- Amy and Ty - Yeah, I talked to them.
Mom, I'm not good.
I I was scared.
You don't have to be scared.
Ty and Amy were upset with me, not you.
I'm the adult, remember?
I just wanted you to have a good time.
I wasn't scared I was gonna get in trouble.
I was scared that we weren't coming back.
I thought we were gonna leave without saying goodbye.
Why would you think that?
Because that's what happened the last time.
You said we were going on a trip, but it wasn't just a trip.
We never went back home.
Luke I am so, so sorry that I ever did that to you.
It wasn't your fault.
You weren't feeling well.
That's why I've been working so hard, and doing everything that the doctors tell me to do because I'm gonna make sure that nothing like that ever happens again.
Yes, I promise.
How goes the clean up?
You know, we're getting there - little by little.
Listen, I came back to ask you would it really be that big a deal if Tim and I took a quick look around your ranch for Champ?
It's not necessary.
I've been keeping an eye out, - I haven't seen your horse.
- Still we'd just spend a couple of hours here.
And I know we'd all sleep way better at night knowing that we looked everywhere.
Well, like I said before, I don't think it's a good idea.
It's not safe.
You know, you almost sound like you might have something to hide.
You haven't done that in awhile.
I thought I'd give it a try on Ophelia.
She's really talented, Amy.
You told Colette that you would exercise her horse.
Hooking Ophelia up to a wagon was already pushing it.
This might be too much too soon.
She's ready for it.
She's bored of standing around and desperate for some activity.
Colette is our first client in a very long time.
We need to have a happy customer.
I get that, but what if none of this Kirk stuff had ever happened?
And it was just business as usual, and Colette told you that her super talented horse would just stand around for the rest of her life?
It's a lot more complicated than that.
We're talking about the future of our business here.
And I'm talking about the future of a horse, something that used to matter to you more than business.
You should ride her.
Then you'll see.
Well, I tried talking to Sam, and I'm starting to think you might be right about him.
What's that you got there?
It's a controller for a drone.
It's Luke's new toy.
Why do you have it?
Because I'm using it to search Big River for my horse.
The best part is, it's not even trespassing.
I don't even know where to start right now.
Cool down, it's not a big deal.
Not a big deal?
Have you lost your marbles?
First of all, I can't believe you stole a kid's toy.
I borrowed it.
And second, trespassing is trespassing whether it's on the ground or in the air.
Well, I wouldn't have to do it in the first place if Sam had been a more reasonable guy.
But doesn't really matter because I've searched the whole property.
And there's no sign of Champ.
- Who is that?
- I don't That looks like Sam.
Oh great, now he thinks we're spying on him.
He can't see us, Jack.
He sees the drone it's not two way thing.
Well, you better fly it out of there.
I'm trying, to do that.
What's he got in his hands?
I don't know.
Let me-let me get closer.
That looks that looks like a gun.
That's not good.
Don't worry, I'm not here to see Luke.
I just wanted to talk to you.
Um that horse that you were riding it could be in a storybook.
This whole ranch could be in a storybook.
I thought that if I bought Luke an expensive gift, and took him to see a movie that he would think that I was just as exciting as this place.
You don't have to prove anything to Luke.
That's easy for you to say.
You should hear how he talks about Heartland, like it's a fairytale.
Andrea, that's the thing about fairytales they're not real.
Luke wants is to be with you more than anything in the world.
I just don't know if I'm ready yet.
But I will be.
I'm gonna do what I need to do to get well, and to stay that way.
The next time I come I'm gonna be the kind of mom that Luke deserves.
I believe you.
I should go.
- You're making it hard.
To not like you.
You said you wanted me to be honest so here it goes I need more time.
I love you, Mitch, I do.
And I wanna live with you, but I need more time.
I need more time for Georgie and Katie, and for myself.
I'm always rushing into things, I rush into everything.
And I just I wanna get this right.
I'm good with that.
- You are?
- Yeah because I wanna get us right too.
And if that means waiting until you're ready then that means waiting until you're ready Thank you.
Thank you for being honest with me.
Because that's the only way that this is gonna work, Lou.
I totally agree.
And now my turn to be honest with you about something.
I've got this idea, and I think it's gonna take the pressure off of us living together.
I think that we should buy a property, but like just a vacation property.
Some place that we can go to on the weekends or on holidays.
Some place where we can go get away from our crazy lives and just be together.
You mean like in the Caribbean?
Like on those TV shows or?
Ah kind of but much closer.
Thank you for taking such good care of her.
I really can't thank you enough for letting her stay here the weekend with you.
Hey, Georgie why don't you and Katie, show Colette what you've been working on with Ophelia.
That was quite impressive.
We just wanted to show you what Ophelia was capable of.
Well, it sounds like she'll be happy to have a little peace and quiet at home.
Actually um, that's kinda the problem, she won't be happy.
Uh, I think what Georgie is trying to say is that, Ophelia could use some exercise every now and then.
And even that's not enough.
She's capable of so much more.
So what do you suggest I do, take up horse back archery?
I'm not a circus performer.
And I'm certainly not going to sell her to some stranger.
Well, she's not just some piece of art you can put on display.
Ophelia is my horse, and she has a good life.
Now, if it's not too much trouble, could you please put her in my trailer so I can leave.
Yeah, that's right.
That's the piece.
There you go.
You take that one.
And you go.
Luke, thank you for lending me your drone.
I didn't lend it to you.
I borrowed it.
Now I'm returning it.
Why is it back in the box?
Be-because I discovered it had some technical difficulties, so I bought you a new one.
Yeah, you're welcome.
Oh, that rule that Ty's has about flying it only around our property?
That's an important rule.
Follow that rule.
- We'll be in touch.
- Thank you.
We bought a ranch.
We bought a ranch.
So what do we call this place?
Our vacation ranch?
Our hobby ranch?
Aspen Grove Ranch, our home away from home?
I like it.
- Oh wait.
I always wanted to do this.
- You're so romantic.
- I know.
So Dad and Grandpa are gonna check the south side of the property for Champ.
We should probably start with the north.
Sounds like a plan.
Listen, Colette um I'm really sorry for what I said.
I've had some time to reflect on things, and I've come to realize you and Amy are right.
Ophelia isn't a piece of art in my collection, and it's high time I stopped treating her like that.
So if she's as talented as you say she is, maybe you can help me put those talents to good use.
We'd be more than happy to.
I-I hate to ask, but is there still a possibility that you might be willing to write that review?
I already did.
- What does it say?
- Just give me a second.
"Heartland is that rare place where the horse always comes first.
They're not afraid to speak the truth, even when it's not what the owner wants to hear.
My horse Ophelia couldn't have been in better hands.
" Not bad.
Not bad at all.
You have to see this!
What is it?
I don't believe it.
Okay, we got your message.
What's the big mystery?
Well, Luke and Katie were flying the drone around here.
And they saw something that you might be interested in.
It's Cha Champ?!
Well, I guess he was so sick of you he's ran off and joined a gang of wild horses.