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Here are some of the most popular episodes of Heartland on CBC Gem

Here is a list of some of the most popular episodes of Heartland, over the past year, based on their popularity on CBC Gem.

Not sure which episode you should watch? Let these audience favourites inform your watch list.

Georgie (Alisha Newton) and Amy (Amber Marshall) in Heartland episode 905 (Heartland)

Earlier this week, I asked Heartland fans on Twitter what episodes (from any season) they watched recently. With 14 seasons behind us and 224 episodes, it's not surprising that you are all currently focused on different parts of the series.  

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Check out all of the amazing (and sometimes strongly opinionated!) responses in the tweet thread from Heartland fans all over the world - here's a quick link to it:

 

After this tweet, I wondered: Are there any episodes of Heartland that have been more popular over the past year?  Since I have access to this kind of behind-the-scenes information about CBC Gem, I thought I would try to find out.  

And find out I did! 

I excluded Season 14 for this particular list because a lot of you haven't seen it, and it's not available everywhere yet.  But, if you do want to check it out, all of Heartland Season 14 is available on CBC Gem. Also, if you are just starting to watch Season 14, you might be interested in these earlier posts from the beginning of the season:

Graham Wardle's Message to Fans

Amber Marshall's Message to Fans

Heartland Executive Producers talk Season 14

Moving on; I know you all have your favourite episodes and I would love to hear what your thoughts are. Please share!

The list I put together today are not based on what our opinions are about which episodes are the best, but are instead some of the most popular episodes of Heartland, over the past year, based on how often they were viewed on CBC Gem. Here what fans have been watching:

Season 13, Episode 10 - The Passing of the Torch

The Bartlett-Fleming Family watch the polls for Lou's mayoral run at Maggie's. It's neck and neck. (Heartland)

When fears of holding on or letting go grip the family, they look to each other for support through dangerous challenges.

Season 12, Episode 11 - Room To Grow

Amy (Amber Marshall) and Jack (Shaun Johnston) in Heartland episode 1211. (Heartland)

When Jack finds out Will Vernon's wild horses are in danger, the family rallies behind him to bring them home. Meanwhile Amy and Ty face an important decision regarding Luke, but news from Clint may change everything. And while Lou tries to hold her peace about Mitch's wedding, Tim's goading weakens her resolve. In the meantime, Georgie wrestles with a decision that could take her away from her family, and Jack and Lisa reconnect after their time apart.

Season 12, Episode 4 - Risk and Reward

Tim (Chris Potter) and Caleb (Kerry James) in Heartland Season 12, Episode 4 (Heartland)

Amy and Ty take Lyndy on her first camping trip, but things go awry when they find an injured animal along the way. Meanwhile, when Jade takes a bad fall in a bronc riding accident, Tim and Georgie must convince her to see a doctor before she ends up in a dangerous situation. And when Georgie starts working with her new coach, the advice she's given leaves her questioning her priorities. At the same time, Tim makes a nuisance of himself in his new home, causing Jack to call him out.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Breaking Free

Amy (Amber Marshall) in Heartland Episode 103 (Heartland)

Lou wants to hold an open house for Heartland. Amy is against it, since she's managed to drum up some high profile clients on her own. Clients like Lisa Stillman, a well-known horse breeder who entrusts Amy with Promise, a valuable horse who refuses to be saddled. But there's no way Lou can cancel, especially since she's secretly invited their father, Tim, to see Amy for the first time in ten years.

Season 2, Episode 1 - Ghost Horse

Amy (Amber Marshall) in Heartland Episode 201 (Heartland)

It's been four months since Ty's sudden departure, and Amy has moved on and gotten used to working with Heartland's new stable hand. She attempts to gentle a captured wild mustang. Lou plans a surprise birthday party for her sister. But that's not the only thing she's been planning. We also meet Mallory's parents for the first time.

Season 10, Episode 18 - Great Expectations

The Heartland family welcomes a new member. (Heartland)

Amy, Ty, and the entire Heartland family are thrilled to welcome a new member into the fold. Meanwhile, the ghost horse returns and Amy disagrees with Georgie's plan to capture and gentle him.

Season 8, Episode 18 - Written in Stone

Amy (Amber Marshall) and Ty (Graham Wardle) in Heartland episode 818 (Heartland)

In order to give Amy and Ty the wedding they really want, Lou struggles to deal with a slew of last minute hurdles.

Season 7, Episode 2 - Living The Moment

Amy (Amber Marshall) and Dr. Virani (Laara Sadiq) in Heartland episode 702. (Heartland )

Amy and Ty find the ranch of their dreams, while Peter attempts to mediate when Georgie and Olivia come to blows.

Side note: This episode contains one of my favourite lines from Heartland:  "Lou!  Where are my trucks?!" 

Season 2, Episode 15 - Dark Horse

Jack (Shaun Johnston) and Tim (Chris Potter) in Heartland episode 215 (Heartland)

Lou resurrects the Hudson Derby, stirring up an age-old grudge match between Jack and Tim.

Season 9, Episode 5 - Back in the Saddle

Jack (Shaun Johnston) in Heartland episode 905. (Heartland)

As Amy and Georgie prepare to compete in a cowboy competition, Georgie guilts Jack into helping her train on a new horse in the hopes he will fall in love with the animal.

That's all for today.  Enjoy the list.  Don't see your favourite episode in the list?  What episodes of Heartland do you think are MUST WATCH?  I know, I know... all episodes of Heartland are must watch.  But are there any episodes tha particularly caught your attention recently?  

Have a great weekend!

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