‘When Calls The Heart’: Lucas and Elizabeth Thornton’s Big Date

When Calls The Heart businessman Lucas Bouchard (Chris McNally) finally gets an actual date with Elizabeth Thornton (Erin Krakow). But it’s not all smooth sailing. See how life gets in the way of their special night.

When Calls The Heart Lucas Bouchard Arranges a Special Dinner for Elizabeth Thornton

Lucas Bouchard told Elizabeth Thornton he has a hard time figuring her out. She dares Lucas to try, so he asked her to go to dinner with him. When she replied she’d be delighted, he pressed for clarification. She said she’d enjoy being on a date with him. Previously, on Hallmark When Calls The Heart, Elizabeth has hesitated to call their outings dates.

Lucas speaks with his French chef Gustave Pepin (Karl Mercer) on When Calls The Heart to arrange a special meal for them. The chef assures Lucas Bouchard he knows about romance when Lucas stresses how important this dinner is to him. The successful businessman wants to impress Elizabeth Thornton with vichyssoise and grilled salmon, And he asks Gustave to suggest a dessert.

But life has a way of interfering with plans. And Elizabeth Thornton is a widowed mother with a young child who needs her on When Calls The Heart. Little Jack Thornton (Lincoln and Gunnar Taylor) was needy all day before their date, not wanting to eat and just not himself. After the graduation ceremony at the school, Elizabeth sent a note to Lucas Bouchard.

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WCTH: Lucas Surprises Elizabeth Thornton

The morning of the graduation ceremony, Lucas Bouchard appeared at Elizabeth’s door early in the morning to surprise her with a brisk ride. Lucas and Elizabeth Thornton raced the horses through the field and took a break at the bridge. They talked seriously and acknowledged Nathan Grant’s (Kevin McGarry) feelings for her on When Calls The Heart.

Lucas told Elizabeth Thornton that the graduation on When Calls The Heart should be about Allie Grant (Jaeda Lily Miller) and Nathan, and he didn’t want to interfere with their happiness, so he chose not to attend. Besides, Lucas Bouchard said, he’d have Elizabeth all to himself that night for dinner. Elizabeth said she was looking forward to it.

Both Lucas and Elizabeth grinned as they looked intently into each other’s eyes before breaking eye contact. She realizes she has much to do before the ceremony, and they agreed to head back to town. But not before giving each other smoldering looks. Is Elizabeth Thornton really falling for Lucas Bouchard on When Calls The Heart?

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When Calls The Heart: Dinner Plans Change

Elizabeth was forced to cancel meeting Lucas at the saloon on When Calls The Heart. But he adapted and arranged to set up an elegant dinner for two in the yard at Elizabeth Thornton’s house. Candlelight, wine, and an elegant meal, and Lucas Bouchard could hardly take his eyes off her.

Elizabeth had dressed especially for Lucas, in a dress that showed off her shoulders and bare arms. It was quite different than her usual conservative dresses. Fans of When Calls The Heart commented that it didn’t seem to suit her at all, nor did it seem to be period-appropriate. Either way, Lucas Bouchard seemed to appreciate it.

Finally, Lucas told Elizabeth the night should be about them. He held his hand out to her, and she cautiously placed her hand in his. As they held hands, Elizabeth, with her voice shaking, said she would need him to take things slowly. Lucas Bouchard assured her they have all the time she needs. Will he be the man Elizabeth Thornton chooses? Or will Nathan Grant be able to win her heart instead? Watch When Calls The Heart on Hallmark to find out.

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