Abigail's tenure as mayor is threatened as Gowen plots in the shadows to be reinstated. Ray Wyatt promises Elizabeth that the railroad will help the underfunded school but in a shocking turn of events, she ultimately finds her teaching position in jeopardy. Jack has a brief reunion with a younger Mountie he mentored at the Academy as he passes through town, while newcomer Carson Shepherd lands a job at the café after sustaining an injury sidelining him from railroad labor. Abigail and Frank's relationship is still in limbo but Rosemary schemes with Cody on a plan to get them back together. Not swayed after the stagecoach heist was thwarted by Bill, Jack and Frank, the Tate brothers return to Hope Valley with their sights set on carrying out a daring bank robbery.