In a sneak peek for the next episode of Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart, ET Online revealed that Nathan isn’t ready to give up on Elizabeth just yet. Fans are having mixed reactions about the news, based on whether they’re Team Nathan or Team Lucas.
Nathan & Carson Both Revealed They’re Not Giving Up
Nathan and Carson have a private conversation where they both confess that they’re not giving up on their prospective love interests. You can watch ET Online’s clip below.
Carson looks over and sees Faith talking to Mollie and asks Nathan: “Why do we stop trying new things?”
That’s when Nathan observes Elizabeth talking to Lucas. He responds, “I don’t know. Probably give up when things don’t go our way the first time.”
“Staying where we’re comfortable,” Carson says. Considering that he’s debating about taking a new fellowship where he’s not comfortable, it’s an interesting choice of words, since he continues with speaking positively about trying things with Faith.
“Staying with someone you’re comfortable with,” Nathan responds. I have to wonder if he’s insinuating that Elizabeth is more “comfortable” with Lucas.
“There’s plenty of new experiences to be enjoyed,” Carson counters.
Here’s what they’re both saying next, as the camera cuts between their two statements:
“More meaningful relationships,” Nathan adds. “She’s got to know me. It’s as simple as that.
“She needs to trust me,” Carson says. “Be willing to try. Easy as pie.”
Then they both say: “I’m not giving up.”
Fans Are Having Mixed Reactions
Fans are having mixed reactions to the news. Team Nathan fans think it’s romantic that Nathan is willing to fight for her, which is exactly what Elizabeth had said that someone should do when facing the chance of losing true love. However, last week Elizabeth took her own advice and approached Lucas rather than Nathan.
Elizabeth SAYS, “True love is worth FIGHTING for…it NEVER gives up”
Nathan says, “I won’t give up…” and “love is worth fighting for”
— TheeColorGreen (@TheeColorGreen) March 25, 2021
Here’s one Team Nathan fan tweeting that until Elizabeth takes off her wedding ring, Nathan should feel free to continue pursuing her.
If E and L were REALLY courting, she wouldn’t still be wearing her wedding rings. It was just a date, one date. Until those come off, Nathan has every right to fight for love! And btw, he’s not creepy for doing so! #teamnathan #wcth #hearties
— Wendy (@wensydnic) March 25, 2021
— Anna B (@annabme4) March 24, 2021
Team Lucas fans, meanwhile, think that Nathan is being pushy. They say that Elizabeth has clearly made her choice and Nathan isn’t taking no for an answer. They counter that she’s had plenty of opportunities to get to know him already, and based on that information she made her choice of what she wants to do next.
Here are snippets from the upcoming episode of L&E flirting outside the saloon with Nathan's spying moments cut out. The way they smile and talk to each other 😍😍 Can't N see that E is happy and smitten?? #TeamLucas #LucaBeth pic.twitter.com/10VzUyCexs
— Divya (@Divine_Lustre) March 25, 2021
— heartiehallmarkie (@heartiehallmark) March 25, 2021
so N sees E with L .. she looks genuinely happy, she’s not standing in public faking it for his benefit .. & that’s when he decides to fight for her? why not just let her be happy .. i’d think that if E wanted to be with N, she should be allowed to make #TeamLucas
— HH (@lanuevanormal) March 25, 2021
One fan (@lanuevanormal) wrote in a series of tweets: “so N sees E with L .. she looks genuinely happy, she’s not standing in public faking it for his benefit .. & that’s when he decides to fight for her? why not just let her be happy .. i’d think that if E wanted to be with N, she should be allowed to make that choice herself, without him interfering with E/L. & based on literally nothing .. he decides E is only with L coz he’s comfortable & assumes that their relationship is not meaningful. there’s a lot said in that scene by N that just UGH .. he needs to stop making assumptions about E’s feelings/decisions … its really annoying/frustrating! i mean when asking E out, L made sure to ask about what she meant the dinner was & that it was an actual date. this scene just really made me need N to give E her agency. #TeamLucas”
The preview for Sunday that Hallmark released reveals Elizabeth and Lucas getting closer. But the preview also shows that Allie is going to try to help Elizabeth and Nathan get closer too.
It seems anything could still happen at this point.