The Worst Episodes of Heartland: When the Heart Strings Snap

Hey there, fellow TV show enthusiasts! As a 30-year-old movie aficionado, I’ve seen my fair share of heartwarming dramas. But there’s one show that’s got me scratching my head: Heartland. Now, don’t get me wrong, the premise of a family saving abused horses is a noble one. But even the most loyal fans of this Canadian drama have to admit that some episodes just fall flat. So, I’ve compiled a list of the worst episodes of Heartland, complete with cringe-worthy moments and plot holes you won’t be able to ignore. Get ready to ride through the Alberta foothills with the Flemings and their questionable decision-making skills.
Breaking Free

Breaking Free

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2007-10-28

High profile horse breeder Lisa Stillman asks Amy to help her with her horse, Promise. Lou holds a Heartland Open House to help bring in business.

Taking Chances

Taking Chances

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2007-11-04

Ben Stillman arrives at Heartland and his treatment of his horse Red angers everyone. Ashley lures Ty to Briar Ridge with a job offer.

The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2007-12-02

Lou decides to make a promotional video for Heartland. Ty’s new job at Briar Ridge isn’t going as planned. Scott gets Amy to help with a wild pony.

One Trick Pony

One Trick Pony

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2007-12-09

Lou’s boyfriend Carl arrives at Heartland with a couple of different proposals for Lou. His welcome, however, is both hot and cold.

Come What May

Come What May

Season 1 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2008-01-06

Lou isn’t pleased when a neighbouring rancher brings a pregnant mare named Melody to stay at Heartland. Ty is astonished when Jack asks him to join him on a cattle roundup.

Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2008-01-13

The pressure is on when a famous race horse, Gallant Prince, is sent to Heartland to see if it can be rehabilitated.

Ghost From The Past

Ghost From The Past

Season 1 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2008-01-20

An old girlfriend of Ty’s shows up at Heartland and stirs up trouble. Lou is reunited with Sugarfoot, Mrs. Bell’s miniature horse.

Born To Run

Born To Run

Season 1 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2008-02-03

Nick Harwell arrives to train Ben but becomes interested in buying Spartan. Mallory thinks Lou plans to re-home Copper and runs away with him, only to discover a plot to sell wild mustangs.

Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water

Season 1 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2008-02-10

Tim’s visit to Heartland causes sibling rivalry between Lou and Amy. Jack takes Lisa Stillman fishing on their second date.

Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

Season 1 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2008-02-17

Disaster strikes when the barn erupts into flames and Jack’s badly hurt getting the horses to safety.

Coming Together

Coming Together

Season 1 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2008-02-24

Amy finds herself working with the enemy when Ashley asks for her help. Amy’s also preparing Spartan for the Fall Finale while Lou decides what to do about a job offer in New York.

Ghost Horse

Ghost Horse

Season 2 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2008-10-05

It’s been four months since Ty’s sudden and unexplained departure, and Amy has moved on and become used to working with Caleb Odell, Heartland’s new stable hand. With Amy’s 16th birthday just days away, Lou is busy planning a surprise birthday party for her sister.

Letting Go

Letting Go

Season 2 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2008-10-12

When Ty comes back to Heartland, he quickly realizes that profound changes have occurred in his absence. Caleb, the new ranch hand, seems to have taken over both his job and his place in Amy’s heart.

Gift Horse

Gift Horse

Season 2 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2008-10-19

When Tim gives Amy a beautiful Grand Prix jumper for her birthday, she’s forced to make a difficult choice between a career in show jumping and her work at Heartland.

Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark

Season 2 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2008-10-26

The spring cattle drive is a much-anticipated event, and Lou hustles everyone out of the house at the crack of dawn for a secret all-day date with Scott. Simmering tensions rise to the surface as Amy seems more interested in getting roping tips from Caleb instead of riding with Ty.

Corporate Cowgirls

Corporate Cowgirls

Season 2 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2008-11-02

Lou is forced to reconsider her choice to live and work at Heartland when her former New York colleagues arrive for a weekend equine retreat. Amy is unsure whether she can trust Ty.

Holding Fast

Holding Fast

Season 2 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2008-11-09

Out for a ride along the river, Amy comes across an RCMP officer desperately trying to save a young boy from drowning. Scott misinterprets Nick Harwell’s polo match invitation to Lou as a date. Mallory seeks Jack’s advice on how to deal with her love life.

Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Season 2 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2008-11-16

With the annual Hudson Heritage Rodeo looming, everyone at Heartland gets roped into the action. Jack and Tim are forced to work together on the planning committee. Meanwhile, Lou is grooming Soraya to compete in the Queen of The Rodeo competition.

Summer's End

Summer’s End

Season 2 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2008-11-30

In the middle of a heat wave, a cattle truck loaded with thirsty and overheated horses pulls into Heartland. Ty can hardly believe his eyes when the driver turns out to be his dad.

Showdown!

Showdown!

Season 2 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2008-12-07

Ty asks Amy to give their relationship another chance. Ashley makes a decision that surprises her mother and Lou. Cattle rustlers hit Big River Ranch, and the situation gets out of hand.