Tim is having no luck tracking down Miranda and Shane since she dropped the bombshell that Shane is his son... until Shane - on his own - surprises everyone by just showing up at Heartland. And Mallory entertains the idea of going with the recently-single-again Jake to the Spring Fling. There is however - as you might expect with Mallory - a "but" attached.
Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?