Another storyline fans can look forward to is the reunion between Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) and Abigail. “It was [Lori’s] idea and I just thought it was fantastic,” he said. “When you see it play out, I just feel like it really works on a lot of different levels.”
Alfonso said he got “teary eyed” writing their scene and watching it being filmed: “I’m pretty sure, for the loyal Hearty audience, that they’re going to be moved by it.”
And according to Alfonso, there could be even more surprises in store that fans won’t see coming. “We do plan to bring in other actors because it’s just again, if bringing it means there’ll be fun and great anticipation, you can bet we’re going do it,” he said with a chuckle. “These characters were in everyone’s living rooms for so long. You got to know them. So why not bring some of them over?”
The new season of When Hope Calls premieres Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. EST on GAC Family.