Heartland (CA) season 8
Amy’s return from Europe is far from the homecoming she anticipated when she finds herself struggling to integrate back into life at Heartland and her relationship with Ty. Meanwhile, Jack and Lisa have been waiting to reveal their marriage to the family, but discover that finding the right moment to make the announcement is more difficult than expected. And Georgie unearths a secret that will cause her to lose faith in an idol.
After her initial shock at her grandfather’s announcement, Lou throws herself into party planning mode and forces Jack into an awkward reunion with an old acquaintance. Ty becomes the middleman when Amy and Caleb butt heads over horse training. And still reeling from her recent discovery, Georgie pulls away from Amy and focuses on donating money to an online animal sanctuary.
Amy’s attempts to reunite with Georgie are continually thwarted by the arrival of lavish gifts from afar. When Tim is captivated by an old acquaintance, he and Jack team up for a charity event. Meanwhile, Lou and Peter disagree about potential pre-schools and Lou takes Katie for an assessment. And an unexpected revelation forces Ty to question his career prospects.
A surprise visitor at Heartland makes an unwelcome declaration and Amy is forced to deal with the devastating consequences. Meanwhile, a dire animal crisis at the Reserve eerily parallels Ty’s personal life when he realizes that some things just can’t be saved. Still stinging from Katie’s pre-school rejection, Lou’s insistence that a specialist test her daughter brings an unexpected result. And Georgie realizes she needs her own trick riding horse in order to keep up with her nemesis Olivia..
Amy struggles to turn a pair of horses into a team, and is forced to go head-to-head with a rival trainer. Meanwhile, Ty discovers a dead bear on the Reserve with its gallbladder missing but when he begins asking too many questions, poachers threaten his life. When Ty asks Georgie to care for an orphan wolf pup, she sees it as an opportunity to reunite Amy and Ty. And Lou hires Jade to work at the Dude Ranch but quickly regrets her decision when the unpredictable teen proves to be a problem employee who takes advantage of the situation.
Amy initially blames Georgie and Jade when a client horse repeatedly escapes from his stall, but she is forced to reevaluate when she discovers that the horse has hidden skills.
Amy struggles to help a Hutterite family whose team of Percherons ran amok hayride. But Georgie forms a strong bond with the young Hutterite daughter who turns out to be the key to unraveling the mystery. While Tim admittedly had a fantastic time traveling the rodeo circuit with Casey, he returns to Heartland and begins to second-guess their burgeoning relationship. Meanwhile, back at the clinic, a significant vet victory for Ty proves to be a bittersweet triumph when he realizes that all he wants to do – is share the experience with Amy. And Jack is forced to confront his traditional ideals when Lisa informs him that she has no intention of taking his name.
A school project opens a door to Georgie’s past that could ultimately change her life at Heartland. Meanwhile, Casey expresses interest in buying one of Ty and Caleb’s bulldogging horses and Caleb enlists Amy’s help to train it in order to secure the deal. Then, while celebrating their first big sale, Ty tells Caleb that he wants to officially pull out of their business partnership, which results in Caleb forging an unlikely alliance. And Tim is forced to come clean about his senior rodeo circuit dreams when he learns that Casey is buying a bulldogging horse for him. Featuring guest star Keegan Connor Tracy.
News of a cull sends Jack and Amy to Pike River to help out Will Vernon. Tim sees this as an opportunity to get Ty and Amy working together again, so he tricks Ty in coming with him. Lou and Peter's marriage becomes strained when Lou finds out Peter's flight home wasn't cancelled and he almost misses their family stay-cation.
With the wild horses in jeopardy of being removed from their home, Amy and Ty hatch a plan to save them from the meat truck and ultimately reconnect with each other. Back at Heartland, Lou and Peter are under investigation from the Child Protection Society.
Amy unexpectedly finds out that Peter declined a lucrative job offer that would've moved his work closer to home. Georgie, overwhelmed with all she has to do, asks her friend to help exercise Phoenix. Ty finds out Caleb partnered with Jesse Stanton, and Caleb is going around town kissing Jesse's girlfriend.
When Amy is invited to do a horse clinic in Montana, she and Ty decide to take a road trip together, but an unexpected encounter derails their plans. Meanwhile, back at Heartland, Jack and Lisa feel caught in the middle when Lou confronts Peter over his lie of omission, and his decision to choose his career in Vancouver over a job offer in Calgary which would give him a chance to spend more time with his family. And with both Ty and Scott out of town, Georgie and Jade volunteer at the vet clinic.
Tim opens a rodeo school, determined to help young people avoid injury while getting the training they need, but is immediately confronted with a problem student. Ty's and Amy's 'save the date' bounces from Wade and Lily. So Amy and Ty go to see Wade for some answers. Meanwhile, Georgie looks forward to the dance with Steven.
Amy and Ty help Scott’s nephew realize he is worthy of continuing his family tradition of relay racing. Meanwhile, Georgie is caught in the middle when her brother Jeff and her friend Jade exchange half-truths and outright lies in order to impress each other. And Tim initially refuses Jack's offer to help with the rodeo school, but is later forced to swallow his pride and accept what Jack can bring to the table
Lou returns from Vancouver with an admission that threatens to change the Heartland family forever. Meanwhile, Jack intervenes when he discovers that Tim intends to crash Miranda's wedding in Moose Jaw. Then, when Amy helps Caleb source a horse for Tim's rodeo school she learns just how precarious Caleb's business partnership is with Jesse. And Georgie fights disappointment when it looks like Peter won't make it home to take in the lunar eclipse with her, as promised.
The family strives to support a devastated Georgie when Lou and Peter are forced to tell her about their separation, and Amy helps Georgie find the strength and determination she needs to deal with the terrible news while training for an upcoming trick riding competition. Meanwhile, Ty jumps to Caleb's defense when Jesse calls in Caleb's loan, effectively ruining him.
Lou spearheads preparations for the big day while Amy throws herself into gentling a rescue horse in order to avoid all the craziness. But Amy and Ty's happy future is jeopardized when Ty is unexpectedly arrested for assault. Meanwhile, Georgie observes an intimate moment between Lou and Peter and nurtures hope that they are getting back together. And Tim risks telling Casey how he feels about her, and then obsesses over her response.
Lou deals with last minute obstacles in an attempt to give Amy and Ty the perfect wedding.