After When Calls the Heart Season 6 Episode 7, it's obvious there was so much retooling done after Lori Loughlin's departure that the story suffers as a result.
When a star as big as Bruce Boxleitner drops into town and his appearance gets cut to about five minutes of airtime, you know something doesn't smell right (to use Bill's words).
That's not to say the show isn't worth watching, but the spark was snuffed when Loughlin's Abigail left town.
You can feel the stories were originally built with more in mind, but under the circumstances, well, what can you do?
For the last several episodes, there hasn't been enough substance to carry the show forward.
The Hallmark Channel always programs shows with a sweet and kind bent to them, but there is usually a bit more bite.