Hallmark Channel’s original drama, “Cedar Cove,” for three seasons now, has continued to provide an enchanting story of dynamic characters, perfectly cast and portrayed, who make life in a fictional Pacific northwest town, just a ferry ride away from “the big city” seem like a place you want to pack up and move to–today. Sadly, on Saturday, Sept. 26, the conclusion of season 3 wraps up by resolving some questions and leaves you hanging on the edge of your chair until the very end of the show. And thanks to the TLC shown by series creator and Hallmark’s producers, the people inside the mind and heart of Debbie Macomber’s novel series seem as real as your real-life next door neighbors, and days are you wish they were.
A sneak preview of tonight’s finale was provided for atombash.com readers to know why they absolutely cannot miss tonight’s show. How many of you, for three seasons, have rooted “for” or “against” Jack Griffith as a perfect match for Judge Olivia Lockhart? Is Jack really “the right one” for Olivia, or would a more kindred spirit be found in Paul Watson, Cedar Cove’s district attorney? Will Paul tell Olivia his feelings for her or will he get on that motorcycle and ride away?
Jack Griffith–how much can he be counted on to maintain a cool and calm interior while dealing with the pressures of his grandiose new job? Remember, the beginning of the season showed Jack as the one-man show for Cedar Cove’s weekly paper. Now he faces big-city life, big-time business in a major city circulation daily; will it be smooth sailing for him or will he cave under the stress? Will Olivia be able to count on him?
There are two town troublemakers, both of whose names begin with ‘W’–Warren Saget and Olivia’s brother, Will. Every week we learn something new about the dynamics between Warren and his father in an unending competition where the stakes are high dollar every bit as the need to “one-up” the other one. The battle never ends, seemingly, or can it? Is there anything about Warren that’s redeeming? One thing is for certain—when it comes to Will, the answer is a decided no! Learn why tonight.
The precious romance between Grace and Cliff is one for the ages, except Grace has a dream wedding in mind and Cliff is an uncomplicated man and anything “fancy” is a tad uncomfortable for him. When it comes to compromise, who will concede? Will there be a wedding after all?
Is there a reason why there’s some pep in the step of “The Thyme and Tide’s” Bob? Why is he such a loyal friend and advocate for Jack in the first place? Who is looking out for Olivia’s best interests? One person is; find out who tonight.
One other very important theme of tonight’s show is the partnership between Hallmark, Cedar Cove, and Ford in fighting cancer. The “Warriors in Pink” theme is plunked down smack in the midst of the show, and it’s really touching to think that producers would take to heart so strongly the struggle to beat cancer. Information is power; for more on this alliance, click here.
Hallmark Channel is not announcing, yet, whether or not Cedar Cove will return for Season Four; ratings on Saturday night, though, have been through the roof, both in real-time watching and in DVR+3 statistics, the kind of numbers that numbers crunchers care about in renewal of a series. What has become ever more clear this television season than last is that original series such as “Signed, Sealed and Delivered,” “Jesse Stone,” “Good Witch” and “Cedar Cove” are what cause viewers to stay locked in on Hallmark’s channels (movies and mysteries as well), for quality programming.
If you want to keep this show going, find Hallmark Channel on Twitter and let them know you appreciate Season Three and want a Season Four. Hope we can all go back to Cedar Cove very, very soon. The people you want to meet, the place you want to live and work, and the pace of life that is just right for you begins tonight at 7 p.m. CST/8 p.m. EST.