‘When Calls The Heart’: Elizabeth Thornton Changed – Love Triangle Conflict to Blame?

When Calls The Heart widow Elizabeth Thornton (Erin Krakow) has changed this season. Fans of the Hallmark show noticed how rude she’s been to her friends lately. Rosemary Coulter (Pascale Hutton) has borne the brunt of Elizabeth’s personality shift but stays true to their friendship. Will Elizabeth be more like her old self once the love triangle is settled?

When Calls The Heart Update: Elizabeth Thornton’s Sunny Nature Vanished

Fans of When Calls The Heart spoke out this season about Elizabeth Thornton’s different demeanor. She used to be happy and cheerful to everyone. Lately, Elizabeth appeared to be focused inward.  And she snapped at her friends, especially those who spoke the truth. In the latest episode of WCTH, Rosemary bluntly told her Nathan Grant (Kevin McGarry) isn’t responsible for her husband’s death.

But Elizabeth Thornton acted insulted and asked why she would say such a thing. Rosemary tells her it’s the truth. But as they walk together on When Calls The Heart, Elizabeth is visibly unhappy. She didn’t smile and showed little interest in Rosemary’s chatter about the goings-on in Hope Valley. Elizabeth excuses herself and leaves Rosemary abruptly, which Hearties objected to.

Followers of the show  When Calls The Heart are distraught over Elizabeth Thornton being rude to her friends. One fan called her indecisive and a tease and said she needs to make up her mind. Another devotee speculated Elizabeth’s emotions are all over the place because she has feelings for both men and doesn’t want to hurt either of them.

When Calls The Heart - Nathan Grant (Kevin McGarry) - Elizabeth Thornton (Erin Krakow) - Lucas Bouchard (Chris McNally)

WCTH: Fan Theories as to the Last Man Standing

Theories abound regarding which man Elizabeth Thornton will eventually pick to be her next great love. Viewers of When Calls The Heart split somewhat evenly into Team Nathan or Team Lucas Bouchard (Chris McNally). Pre-season teasers promised that Elizabeth would make her choice this season, but not before several red herrings led Hearties astray.

Team Nathan supporters believe Elizabeth Thornton realized the depth of her feelings for Nathan after she thought he was shot at the end of Season 7 of When Calls The Heart. And when he first confessed his love for her, she ran away because she was scared to return his emotions. But they noticed she never said she doesn’t love Nathan, only that she can’t give him what he wants.

However, on the other hand, Team Lucas says their champion is the obvious choice because he is kind and understanding with Elizabeth Thornton. He is generous and thoughtful, and they say he allowed her time to sort out her feelings. They believe she already had her love with a Mountie, and it’s time for her to move on to a more refined man on When Calls The Heart.

When Calls The Heart: Elizabeth Thornton (Erin Krakow)

When Calls The Heart News: Elizabeth’s Decision is Coming

According to a recent interview with Erin Krakow, the actress who portrays Elizabeth Thornton on When Calls The Heart, she is as frustrated as enthusiasts by her character’s wishy-washy ways this season. But she’s happy with the result and hopes Hearties will be too. After all, Elizabeth can’t make a wrong choice, whichever fellow she chooses.

Perhaps some of Elizabeth’s different manner of carrying herself lies in the sheer stress of loving two men at once. One gentleman is brave and courageous like her husband was. The other is refined and elegant and brought her a taste of the finer things in life. But Elizabeth Thornton has feelings for both and cannot decide between them on When Calls The Heart. One man professes his love for her regularly, while the other has never spoken the words.

Producers of the show made sure Elizabeth Thornton isn’t just choosing a love interest, but the next great love of her life on When Calls The Heart. Her first husband was a special love, and they want that for her next husband too. Will Hearties agree with Elizabeth’s choice in the end? Or will fans of WCTH split apart if their hero isn’t chosen?

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