It’s Monday, and you know what that means! #MondayMusings of the brand new episode! I admit it’s been a little hard keeping up with the blog the last few weeks; I’ve been a little distracted watching the Olympics, and the drama ensuing there. So now that they’re over, I imagine it will be much easier to give you blog posts worth reading.

Let’s start with the new faces: Cameron Bancroft as Mr. Weston, the lawyer. I really like him. The first movie I remember seeing him in was Hallmark’s Mail Order Bride. He was so handsome and masculine as a rancher. Let me say, he has aged incredibly well! And even though he’s traded his rancher’s jacket for a lawyer’s suit, he still manages to look pretty masculine. I wonder how many episodes he’ll be here, or if it was just a one-time guest spot. I saw someone on the official fan page say how much she loved the chemistry between him and Abigail. It’s an idea worth exploring.

While we’re on the subject, I thought it was a nice touch to make him an orphan too. My husband, bless his heart, was listening to the final conversation between Abigail and Weston, rolling his eyes. He came in shaking his head, and saying, “I don’t like it. It was one for the heartstrings, but NOT one for reality.” He went on saying how Abigail should have handed him 2 documents: 1) a bill for all property and town taxes the railroad hasn’t paid, and 2) a lawsuit for all the property damages incurred during the building of the spur lines. I just patted his back, smiled, and nodded. What can I say? The man’s a finance guy. And while I agree Abigail could have put her foot down a little more, I was so touched and teary-eyed by the end that I didn’t really care! Hubby just has a harder time with shows that tug at said heartstrings. He’s still working on those “emotional push-ups.” But he was the one who suggested I start this blog, and I wouldn’t have it without him; so I guess I’ll cut him a little slack.

So who’s the new man in town? You know who I mean? The man who was in the mercantile talking with Florence, Molly, and Ned. He said something about the railroad affecting his shop, but didn’t say what kind of shop it was. I’ve seen people post pictures of him wondering who he is, but no answers so far. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

On a bit of a lighter note, I laughed pretty darn hard this episode, mostly because of BILL! Wasn’t he a scream? I wasn’t really surprised; we’ve seen Bill be funny before. But he was ON ONE! He was such a mischievous little rascal! Of course we all know he sabotaged the car, (in the obvious way he was lurking and watching,) but the way he said “outrageous accusation” made me die! Then of course, the citation. That’s why I had to use it for the title! I loved the way he completely twisted the situation so that it “sounded like a bribe.” Probably the best part of that exchange was when Weston asked if bad things would stop happening to him if he met with the town. “I’ve been known to be a betting man, and I’d wager…yes.” He certainly followed the mayor’s orders to keep that lawyer in town, and I think he had the time of his life doing it.

Let’s close with the Rosemary and Wilma story, shall we? I totally called that the dress would have to be returned, but Dottie LIKING the pattern being given out: did NOT see that one coming! It was such a sweet chance for Rosemary to show her generous side instead of her pushy saleswoman side. Before she came up with the plan to let Wilma do it herself, I wondered why the idea of a payment plan didn’t come up. I’m fairly sure they had those back then, but I haven’t done enough research to know if they did it in retail yet. That’s something to go dig up!

One very small detail that probably doesn’t mean much, but that I loved was Wilma’s wrist. If you remember, Carson was wrapping it up at one point in the premiere; (did anyone notice he was missing entirely from the episode?) And the wrapping was still there. It makes me wonder: is that a REAL injury, and they made it part of the storyline, or were they just REALLY GOOD with consistency in her character? Hmm…something else to research.  

Well, that’s it for now. I’ll be back on Wednesday, never fear; and Friday. And something tells me I’ll have PLENTY to write about next week! #JackisBack! Yahoo!!! Hooked Heartie, over and out!

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