16x15 - A Light in the Dark

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A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times.
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16x15 - A Light in the Dark

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Previously on Heartland.

Why don't we do something big?

Renew our vows
or something?

- Okay.
- I just want the world

- to know I'm committed to you.
- You come to throw me

off the property?

Isn't that what you said
you'd do if I ever came

- back here?
- We're having a baby.


Tonight, we've got to get
on a flight to go get her,

- our new baby girl.
- A girl?

How many horses
were pushed out?

Well, Tim thinks five,
could be more.

Oh, man, that new leader,
Caz, is brutal.

It was a nice ceremony, Dad.

- Is this about Quinn?
- I think I'm gonna lose him too.

- What do you mean?
- I don't want to jump.

And Quinn's been trying
to help me, but I...

I can't.

That was awesome. I think
it's getting a lot better.

Can we go on a ride so
the horses can have more fun?

Hey, I think it's you
that wants to have more fun.

But okay, let's go.

Let's go, Harley.

Come on, Harley, let's go.

He won't go, Mommy.

Harley, whoa!

You okay?

There's Caz.

- Something's up.
- Look.

Is that
a wild horse, Mommy?

No, it has a halter on.

What's Caz doing?

- Lyndy, Caz is chasing him off.
- Poor horse.

He wouldn't let him
be his friend.

Can we go after him?

Well, we should go back,
honey, it's getting cold.

I'm not cold;

- I wanna go find the horse.
- No. The horse will be fine.

Come on.

Rick, hi. How's that

beautiful baby?

Aww... Yeah. No, I remember
those first few weeks.

Actually, I don't remember them,
that's all crazy it all is.


Awww... Okay. Well, you have
to come to our little party.

Of course,
bring Carl and the baby.

- Right. Hi.
- Hi.

Okay, well,
just do your best.

Okay, yeah.
Talk soon.

- Hi.
- Hey.

Um, did you just invite
Rick and Carl and the baby?

Yeah, of course.

Okay. It's just
that last I heard

it was just gonna be me and you
and Georgie and Katie.

At the dude ranch
on the dock. No?

Peter, we have to do this
in front of friends and family.

I want people to know
that even if we don't have

a conventional relationship
and we don't live together

all the time that we're just
as committed as any couple.

Yes, sweetheart, I think
everybody that knows us

is gonna know that
about us, so...

Maybe, but the whole point is
to make a declaration of it.

- Right?
- Of course.

Jessica! Can I come in?

Yeah. You're good, Jack.

I'm looking
for a stash

of little white lights.
Lou said

she stored them down here.
She's getting all ready

for this party and...


You really caught
something there.

The loneliness
of a horse and rider against

the elements.

Thank you.

Tim says you're getting
lots of orders

- and it's no wonder.
- It has been

crazy busy
since the Winter Fair.

I don't know if people are
doing it for holiday gifts,

but I... I can't keep up.

Speaking of which, you are just
the man that I want to talk to.

Oh, what have I
done now?

No, no, I'm just...
I'm wondering if there...

I hate to ask, but if there's
any way that I could just

move some of these boxes
out of the way.

I just want to expand
the space a little bit.

Can't be right now;

Lou wants me to start
hanging these,

- but I'll get to it pronto.
- Okay.

- Thank you, Jack.
- You bet.


I'm just, uh...

just grabbing that.
Jack won't mind.

We actually...
I just got that for the kids.

Oh! I wanted
to ask you, um,

I still don't quite
understand the idea

behind a recommitment ceremony.

This from a guy
who got married

by a shaman
with bracelets?

Well, we had a family ceremony
in the end.

Yeah, and as I recall,
that went from being

something small and intimate
to a full-out deal with, like,

a special song and bridesmaids,
so don't you start.

Okay. Guilty as charged.

Just want to know
if I need to rent a tux.

Oh, well, mine is gonna be

powder blue, so try
to stay on theme, okay?

Very funny.

It's gonna be great.

And Caz was so

mean. He chased the horse away.
I hope he didn't hurt him.

That horse will be
just fine, honey.

There, you see?
If Grandpa says it,

then there's nothing
to worry about.

You know what, honey?
Wild horses take

really good care of themselves,
so you don't have to worry.

He wasn't a wild horse;

- He had a halter on. Strange.
- Oh!

Maybe he ran away
from somebody he didn't like.

I think maybe he was
just running away from Caz,

but it is time for you

to go to bed because
it's been a long day.

But I'm not tired.

I know, sweetheart.

Tomorrow, can we please
go find the horse?

Oh, well, we will talk
about it. How's that?

- Once you get your pajamas on.
- Goodnight!

- Goodnight.
- Goodnight, pumpkin.

Grandpa, did you
find the lights?

Yes, Lou, I found the lights

because I know how important
they are to you.

Well, they're important to me
because Peter lit up

the whole dude ranch
with little white lights

on our first anniversary,
and he did it again last year

when we got
back together.

- Dad, did you really?
- I really did.

So it's become
a tradition.

Jack, I'm sorry
if I've started some tradition

now that you and everyone else
are gonna have to carry on.

Um, but I will help you
with the lights.

- Okay.
- The ceremony is

at the house now by the way,
and I know you're busy,

but on top of the party prep,

my job is really busy right now.
Rick is away on paternity leave,

and I know it's months away,
but I still have

to start thinking
about my re-election

- platform.
- Why worry about it?

No one else is in the running,
so you're gonna be

- voted back in.
- Thank you.

- Unfortunately.
- Oh, what is that supposed

to mean? I have a lot more
I want to accomplish

before I step down
from this position.

Four more years,
can we stand it?

It's only been four years?
Feels like forever.

You guys are so funny.

It's cold outside,

he must be freezing.

No, honey, horses don't
seem to feel the cold.

Look at the wildies;
they're outside

in all kinds of temperatures.

They have each other.
When they have each other,

they feel warmer.
Everything feels

colder when you're alone.
It's true, Mommy.


It is true.

How about I get you
tucked in, okay?

I love you.

So much.



Hey. Can you go

into town today?
Lou has all these things

she wants me to pick up
for the party, but I have

-to go to the bank, and I'm–
- Oh, is this your meeting

- about Platinum Bow?
- Yes, it sure is.

Finally signing all the papers
to buy him outright.

No more disgruntled
investors for us.

Well, that... that is
exciting news, Lis.

Yeah, no problem,
I can go into town.

Okay, good.
You seem a little tired.

You sure were tossing
and turning all night.

Oh, I know. I had a...


dream, I guess. I hope
I didn't keep you awake.

What kind of dream?

Oh, just...

just dreams
hard to shake off.

Well, I know
that feeling.

I was... just thinking
about this meeting today

all night while you...
kept me up.

Yeah, I'm sorry about that.

It's okay.

Thank you for doing this.

I know the chances of finding
this horse are probably slim,

- but I figure we better try.
- Yeah, no problem.

Just remind me again
why we had to leave this early.

Because I have
things to do today.

Oh, and you're not
on sick leave anymore.

Oh, nice.

Oh! Uh, um,

Lyndy, honey,
what are you doing?

I want to come too.

Okay, well, you don't
even have a coat on.

I'll go get her coat.

So I got an offer.

What kind of offer?

It came super out of the blue.
This coach emailed me,

- Eleanor Hinchcliff.
- Yeah, I've heard of her.

- She's world class.
- Yeah, super famous.

Huh, okay. So why
did she email you?

Well, she's got
a huge rep

for getting riders
back into the sport

after, you know,
the trauma of an accident.

And she wants
to work with me,

but it would mean
moving to Brussels.

Wow. So what
are you thinking?

Well, at first
I was flattered

that she reached out to me
at all, and then I realized...

...you know, maybe there is
a part of me

that hasn't given up
on my dream yet.

Well, this coach must
really believe in you

if she reached out.
Might just be what you need.

But I can't be the one
that tells you what to do;

You gotta follow
your own heart.

That's the problem; I don't
know what my heart wants.

He's not there.

I told you not to get
your hopes up, sweetheart.

Lyndy, wait for us.


- Lyndy?
- There he is.

Okay, you can't run off
like that on me, okay?

You have to stick
close with us.

We don't know this horse;
he could be

dangerous, right?
Come here.

Hey, buddy. Hi.



Reach out.

Hello, Lorraine.

- Coffee, please. The usual.
- Mm-hmm.


Double double.



You heard
about Finn, eh?

- He got engaged.
- Yeah.

- Yeah, I know all about it.
- Mm-hmm.

Well, it could
have been worse, Jack.

We could have ended up
being related.

Imagine that.

He's gonna feel
so much better after this.

Look at this nice coat
under all this mess.

You know, Lyndy,
I've been thinking.

That routine that
we've been practising

with Spartan and Harley,

maybe we could perform that
at your aunt and uncle's party.

That'd be fun.
What do you think?

I think... yes.

Can Rebecca come
and watch too?

Yeah, of course.
I'll call her parents.

I can't wait for her
to see my new horse.

Lyndy, this horse
belongs to someone.

You understand that, right?
He's not ours to keep.

I put a call out
to Scott,

and he's gonna tell me
if anyone's reported

a missing horse.

"Last will and testament"?

"I, Jefferson Bartlett,
being of sound mind...

"To Allan Cotter,

I leave my fishing cabin
and all the land it stands on."

Good morning.

- Step up.
- What's with you?


What did I do now
to tick you off?

Good. And turn again.

Okay, look
where you want to go.

Now turn in.

There you go.

Okay, now turn.


Hahaha! Good job, Lyndy!


Look, Mommy,
Theodore is watching.

- Who?
- Theodore.

Theo for short.
That's his name now.

I don't think we should be
naming him, sweetheart.

But look at him.

Watch this!

You see?

He follows me.


He's so good!

Hi. Can I help you?

- Amy Fleming?
- Yeah.

I'm Chandra Renfield.

Thank you so much for finding
my horse and looking after him.

Hey, bud.

Oh, great.

- What's going on with you?
- None of your concern.

Well, you look like you were
gonna have a stroke back there,

so that's kind of my concern.
Are you smelling burnt toast?

They say
that's a sign of stroke.

No. I'm not smelling
burnt toast.

Look at this.

Right there.

So my dad wrote a will;
he didn't tell

- anybody about it.
- What?!

Your dad left
the fishing cabin property to...

Al Cotter?

- Since when?
- Since I came across it

in the cellar last night.

So what are you gonna do
about this?

Well, these are obviously
my dad's final wishes.

Do I honour him
and... and give up the cabin?

Burn it.

Just burn it,
forget it ever existed.

Believe me, I'm tempted.

No, you can't do that,
I was kidding.

I don't know what happened
between you and Al Cotter

all those years ago, but...

anger can have
an addictive quality.

- It's a hard habit to kick.
- So what are you saying?

I don't know.

I'm saying you got
a decision to make.

I couldn't help but watch
you guys as I drove in.

You're pretty impressive.

Haha! This is
my daughter Lyndy.

Hi, Lyndy. I'm Chandra.
Scott phoned me.

Thank you so much
for looking after my horse.

I love him, do you?

Hey, Lyndy!

We've both grown
pretty fond of him.

- He's quite extraordinary.
- He's magic.

Well, it was such a relief
to hear that Xavier was safe.


He is a very special horse.

Yes, he is.

I came home the other day
to find he'd escaped

his paddock,
probably 'cause he was bored.

I feel terrible imposing,

but I have to work tonight,
and I have classes tomorrow,

and... I'm afraid
to leave him alone.

Could you look after him
until tomorrow night?

- I could pick him up then.
- Yeah, of course.

We would be happy to.
We'll keep him safe.

Thank you so much.

If your daughter wants
to ride him, she can.

In fact, I think
he'd really like that.

Bye, my beautiful boy.
I'll see you tomorrow.

Lyndy, you have to accept
that this horse has an owner.

Don't just call him
"this horse,"

his name is Theodore.

I told you
not to name him, sweetheart.

Xavier is
a silly name.

You know, maybe...

maybe Chandra loves him
just as much as you do.

Then why did she
let him run away?

Why are you here?

What's on your mind?

You and Al Cotter...

Why are you still
so angry at him

after all these years?

He tried to steal
Lyndy from me.

That's not the reason,
and you know it.

Dad liked Al.
You were jealous.


I don't know about that.

He did like Al
more than he liked me

at the time,
that's for sure.

Yeah, why do you think
Dad liked Al's company so much?

I didn't care if he did.

He kept them both
out of my hair.

You did care, Jack.
You cared a lot.

You remember how desperate you
were to keep Dad away from the bottle?

Well, I knew if I didn't,
it would k*ll him,

but he got hold
of the booze somehow.

No matter how hard I tried.

It was Al.

He's the one
who brought Dad the booze.

A stash of whisky
at the fishing cabin,

way more than you'd think
one man could drink

over a winter.

He was feeding
Dad's habit.

they were drinking buddies.

He wasn't stealing Lyndy...

he was stealing time.

Time from Dad's life.

Maybe years.

And he stole
time from me.

Time I might have had with him
if Al hadn't poisoned him.

I was his son

and I knew
that he loved Al more.

So I b*at Al.

Telling myself I was doing it
to protect Lyndy.

I guess it made me feel
more noble.

Holding onto that grudge
for all these years

and then... taking it out

on your granddaughter...

...does that sound noble
to you, Jack?

Grandpa. Hey.

Sorry to wake you.
It's late.


Must have nodded off.
I'll, uh...

- I'll go to bed.
- Okay.

- Goodnight.
- Goodnight.

We can't give him back.

Lyndy, we need
to do the right thing, okay?

And sometimes,
the right thing hurts.

And I know... I know
it's hurting and I'm sorry.

But he ran away from her
because he was bored.

Well, that might be true,
but he's Chandra's horse, okay?

How would you feel if
Harley ran away and the person

who had him didn't want
to give him back to you?

I would never
let Harley get lost.

What the hell am I doing here?

Why did you
want to meet?

I guess I have a few things
to get off my chest.

Come on, Jack, let it drop.

So I went for Lyndy
when I shouldn't have;

what's the big deal?
It's years ago.

That's not all you did, Al.

You fed my father booze.

All those weekends
at the fishing cabin, you knew

he was an alcoholic,
and you fed it to him anyway.

That's the big deal.

And he loved you for it.

You were his buddy,

his pal, his drinking partner.

He loved you for it so much
that he did this.

My dad bequeathed
his fishing cabin

and the land it stands on
to you.

So as ridiculous
as that sounds,

it's rightfully yours.

Why are you
telling me this now?

Because I just found
the will, that's why.

I didn't even know
it existed, but...

...I wouldn't be able
to live

with myself if I didn't
come clean to you, so...

...there you have it.

Fishing cabin, land title,
it's all yours.

How does it look?

I think it... it's
kind of crooked actually.


- Oh! Hi, honey.
- Looks good!

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

- You like it?
- Yeah.

Maybe one more strand
up top, right?




I know that you want to spend
some time with your family,

but I don't know,
I just had to see you.

I'm so glad you're here,
I have so much to tell you.

- Quinn!
- Hey!

It's great to see you.
What a surprise!

Well, I had to make it
to your party.

Uh, yeah, but, Georgie,
she's in Brussels, right?

Are you serious
about this?

Well, I'm not sure,
but I'm considering it.

The change could be good for me.
It could break the pattern.

And Eleanor's dealt with
this sort of trauma before,

and she could look at me
with fresh eyes.

And you're sure
this has nothing to do with...

me and you working together
or, like, me

- coaching you or anything?
- No, no.

It has nothing to do with you
or your coaching, okay?

You've been amazing.

You helped me through
my accident and my recovery

like no one else
ever could have.

You kept my spirits high,
and you made me laugh

when all I wanted to do
was break down and cry.

I love you.

But I want to think
about this

and make a decision


Hey, guys, come on down!
Things are starting

to happen!

Hey. What are you doing?

Rick and Carl,
they... they're not here,

and I just... I hate
to start without them.

Okay, well,
the family is waiting.

- Come on, let's do this.
- Okay, okay.

- You ready?
- You look amazing.

Oh, thank you.

Hello, hello.

- I'm sorry we're late.
- No, no.

We still don't have
our act together.

And look
at this beautiful baby!


Hello, Maddy.
You're gorgeous.

- Hey.
- Carl, hey. Good to see you.

- You must be a tired dad.
- Oh, tired but proud.

- Oh.
- Oh, my God!

Here they come.



when we first met,
you drove me insane.

It wasn't exactly
love at first sight,

but luckily, somebody set us up
on a blind date...

- Thank you, Lisa.
- My pleasure.

And I... I fell for you.

I fell hard.

And my love for you
grows stronger every day.

Hmm... Lou,
we raised two

-incredible children together,
- Yes, we have.


although we have had
our... our challenges,

um, through the ups
and the downs, through it all,

you have always been

my one true love.

And my best friend.

I promise to

share our thoughts
and our hopes

and our dreams
as we continue to build

our lives together.
I promise to be forgiving,

and I promise never to take
what we have for granted.

I promise to talk
and to listen

and to trust and
to appreciate one another,

to respect
each other's uniqueness.

I promise to
support, strengthen

and comfort you through
life's joys and sorrows.

I promise to grow
with you.

And I promise
to grow with you.

We make these vows...

In front of all of you,
our family.

Who have been there
for us since day one.

Come here.

Here you go.

Um, we have
something for you both.

Oh, the fishing cabin!
What a beautiful sh*t, Katie.

Thanks. Jessica did
the framing.

Oh, I love it.
Thank you.

And Katie took the photo;
she's got a really great eye.

- Awww...
- Do you like it, GG?

Of course, I do. Ah.

- Thank you so much.
- Aww...

These girls
really have talent.

Well, this was amazing.
Thank you for humouring me.

Ah, my gosh!
Are you kidding me? We should

get recommitted every month.

Sorry, we'd love to stay, but
we have to get the baby home.

We've already upset
this week's schedule.

- What schedule?
- Hey,

have you guys tried the Ferber
sleep training method?

-It's really hard at first–
- Yeah, it's actually

- impossible, so don't bother.
- Don't listen to him.

It works. Actually, I have
a book on it somewhere.

- I'll get it for you.
- Oh, you're gonna get the book?

- Yeah.
- She's gonna get the book for you.

Do you think now's the time,
you know, to tell her

that I'm running for mayor
this election?


And I can't even believe
you're considering it.

I mean, running against Lou
is gonna ruin your friendship,

- and you know that.
- I disagree.

Lou is very level-headed.

You know,
I completely forgot.

I tore that book to shreds
in a fit of anger.


Ooh, it's freezing.
What did you want to talk about?

Us. I want to talk about us.

I don't know how to do this.

So I'm...
I'm just gonna say it, okay?

Georgie Fleming-Morris,

would you marry me?

Oh! There you two are.

Apparently, Amy wants us
to gather at the jumping ring.

She and Lyndy have
a surprise for us.

Hi, Amy. I'm here
to pick up Xavier.

- Oh, it's so lovely.
- Oh.

Uh, sorry,
I've interrupted a party.

- I'll come back another time.
- No, please stay.

We're about to do
a little show,

and, actually,
Xavier is one of the stars.

- That is, if you're okay with it.
- Yeah,

- of course, he'd love it.
- Okay, great.

- Yeah,
- Just head over there.

- Look who's here.
- Rebecca's here!

Hey. Hehe!

- Thank you so much for coming.
- Are you kidding?

We wouldn't want
to miss the big show.

Yeah, well, Lyndy's been
working really hard on this,

and she was pretty excited
that Rebecca could be here.

Look, I-I've been meaning
to apologize to you.

I think we got off
on the wrong foot at Fairfield.

I said some things, I...

It's okay.
I said some things too.

Was hoping we could
wipe the slate clean.

Yeah. I would
like that.

Okay, great.

What is all this?

- It's wonderful.
- What's going on here?

Oh, the lights are beautiful.

- Look at that.
- What a lovely...


♪♪ You're the skin
that I lead with ♪

♪ The heart that I love with ♪

♪ The feet that I walk on ♪

♪ Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ♪

♪ You're the words
that I'm singing ♪

♪ Your voice keeps bringing ♪

♪ Togetherness so strong ♪

♪ Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ♪

♪ Hidden in my laughter ♪

♪ And the warmth
that comes right after ♪

♪ The peace
that we're breathing ♪

♪ Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ♪

♪ My green thumb
and my sweet tooth ♪

♪ And my drive
in my rear view ♪

♪ With a voice of reason ♪

♪ Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ♪

♪ And I am here 'cause you are
here and that is clear to me ♪

♪ And every time I think of you,
it's the sweetest memories ♪

♪ I am here
'cause you are here ♪

♪ Always guiding me ♪

♪ The light that shines at me ♪

♪ Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ♪

♪ I'll ♪

♪ Meet you at the light ♪

♪ I'll meet you at the light ♪

♪ Shining bright,
shining bright ♪

♪ Meet you at the light
shining bright, shining bright ♪

♪ Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ♪

♪ I'll ♪

♪ Meet you at the light ♪

♪ I'll meet you at the light
shining bright ♪

-♪ Shining bright ♪
-Great job.

♪ Meet you at the light
shining bright ♪

-♪ Shining bright ♪
-What a nice song.

♪ I'll ♪

♪ Meet you at the light ♪

♪ I'll see you in the light ♪

♪ Shining bright,
shining bright ♪

♪ See you at the light ♪

♪ Shining bright,
shining bright ♪

♪ Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ♪♪

You never answered
my question.

- I don't know what to say.
- Just say yes.

Look, I know
why you're asking.

And you're afraid...

afraid that we'll
lose each other,

and our relationship won't
survive the distance if I choose

- to go to Brussels.
- That is not true.

I love you.

Hey, hey,

I have loved you for years,

and I've wanted
to marry you for years.

And I love you too,
but you don't need to ask me

to marry you to prove it.

We're so young,
we don't need a ring

to know we love each other.


Yeah, okay, I get it.

And that makes sense.
I'm sorry.

And of course,
you should go to Brussels.

- You have to.
- I think it's meant to be.

All I know is that
something's happened

at exactly the right time.

Will you come with me?

Hmm, I don't know.

I feel like this is something
that you gotta do on your own.

Will you visit?

Of course,
I'll visit.

I love you.

I love you too, babe.

I can say enough
how wonderful watching you was.

Brought me to tears.

Lyndy and Xavier...

they're so beautiful together.

Lyndy really loves
your horse.

And if it's okay, I...

I know she'd want to say goodbye
before you take him home.

Your daughter won't have
to say goodbye.

It's clear she has
a special bond with him,

and... I would hate
to break that up.

I love him too, but...

I think Xavier should
stay at Heartland

doing what he loves to do.

If that's all right
with you.

- What are you doing here, Al?
- I just want

to talk, okay?

Yes, I took booze to your dad
in the fishing cabin,

and I knew it was
the last thing he'd need, but...

...I loved your dad, Jack.

I loved him because he was
the nearest thing

to a father figure
I ever had in my life.

And I took him
the booze...

...because it made him like me.

I know I didn't do him
any favours.

I didn't do myself
any favours either.

I found out about
alcoholism back then

in those days with your dad,
and I've been

fighting that demon
ever since.


I don't want
your fishing cabin, Jack.

Too many memories.

Not all of them good.


Just hold up.

This has gone on long enough.

What do you say?

That was a good show,
wasn't it, Mommy?

Yes, it sure was, sweetheart.

Now, you know how you were
mad at me when I told you

that we couldn't
keep that horse?

- Yes.
- But you know why

- I said that, right?
- Yes.


Well, I might have
some good news.

Because Chandra talked to me,

and she saw how good
you and Theo are together,

and she said
that he can stay at Heartland.

Where is he?

He's in there,
you can go see him.


- Haha!
- Theo! Theo!

You're staying!

Was that
Al Cotter's truck I saw?

Yeah. Just... putting
something to rest.

Are you good?

I'm good.

Look at that.
That horse found his way home

- after all, didn't he?
- Yeah, he did.

Amy, there's something
I want to tell you.

Now you know I didn't have
a great dad, but...

I had a very strong mother.

And you had
a strong mother too.

I see their strength
in you.

The way you're
raising Lyndy alone...

and with such grace.

I couldn't be more proud.

I love you, Grandpa.

I love you too.
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