Episodes 5 6 7 & 8 of Season 8Lucas and Elizabeth decide to take their relationship to the next level. Elizabethand Nathan haven?t gotten back to normal after their conversation, but she?sstill surprised when he misses their parent teacher meeting. Rosemary and Leeadjust to having their niece Rachel with them, learning that it might be moredifficult than they originally thought. Clara and Jesse try to sort through theirmarital issues, as Faith and Carson are handling their own curveball whenCarson receives the opportunity of a lifetime, in Baltimore. Meanwhile, astranger named Christopher comes in town, and everyone is shocked whenthey learn his reason for coming.A health scare has everyone in Hope Valley worried about one of their own andthey band together to help with the recovery. Nathan is finally going to getAllie?s adoption finalized with Bill, but the ceremony seems clouded whenNathan learns Allie is keeping someone off the guest list. Elizabeth works tohelp Angela, the Canfield?s daughter, learn how to read braille. Meanwhile,Rosemary and Lee struggle to give Rachel the freedom she was promised inHope Valley, when they discover she and Christopher have started arelationship. Rosemary worries that Chris isn?t all he appears to be.