Heartland: A new first look, a set tour update and more!

Here's a first look at the next new episode of Heartland.

This week's blog has your Heartland Season 16 news covered

Here's your peek at Heartland Season 16, Episode 8, "Running Down a Dream" coming this weekend to CBC and CBC Gem (Canada).

• Watch Heartland on CBC Gem for Free (Canada)

The upcoming episode was written by Ken Craw and was directed by Gloria Kim.

In the episode, Amy teaches Lyndy how to barrel race. Logan's father arrives at Heartland. Jessica seeks distraction from a disappointment in New York. Katie gets her ears pierced, causing a fight with Lou.

That's happening this Sunday, so be sure to tune-in on CBC or via CBC Gem.

Mallory and Jake return

On the last episode of Heartland, we saw the return of old Heartland friends, Mallory and Jake, played by Jessica Amlee and Jake Church. Both actors talk about their return with fondness and felt right at home on set even though it's been 6 seasons since we last saw the pair on the series.

In a recent behind-the-scenes feature, Jessica Amlee remarked, "I grew up with these people, and so it's kind of like coming home, which is actually, I think, one of Mallory's lines." 

If you haven't seen the episode, I won't spoil anything but I will say that we do learn a lot about the young couple: where their adventures have taken them over the last few years and where they are headed. Let's hope that we see more of them in the future. *fingers crossed*

Heartland set tour update

You may remember that the Heartland production held a draw recently and that a randomly selected fan would get a VIP tour, guided by none other than Amber Marshall herself. The only requirement was to post a photo or video on social media, sharing a favourite Heartland Moment and why they would like to come to visit the Heartland set.

I'm happy to report that he winner of the tour has been announced! Take a look at the Official Heartland Instagram for the details. Congratulations to Jennifer Zacharias! 

Here's the post:

And don't miss this weekend's new episode of Heartland. Tune in to see it this Sunday at 7/7:30NT on CBC Television and streaming on CBC Gem.