Elizabeth spends her days tutoring Hope Valley's children after school while continuing to fight for her rightful job as their teacher. Abigail and Cody spearhead a letter-writing campaign for Elizabeth's reinstatement while an unexpected ally steps in on Elizabeth's behalf. Henry Gowen continues to act as the puppet of Ray Wyatt, who remains intent on controlling the town and its inhabitants. Meanwhile, Bill Avery redoubles his efforts to locate the missing witness, an accountant whose testimony could help bring Gowen to justice once and for all. Jack attends the funeral of a young Mountie who died in service and begins to question his own devotion to duty.