The Way Home

What if the only way forward... is to go back? 

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The Way Home is an emotional family drama that follows the lives of three generations of Landry women have grown  – Kat Landry, her 15-year-old daughter Alice, and Kat’s estranged mother Del. 

More than 20 years ago, Kat’s brother Jacob went missing and her father died in a car accident. Kat left her small Canadian farm town of Port Haven and the two have remained estranged ever since. Alice has never had the chance to meet her grandmother, unaware of the reasons behind their fractured family. But when Kat’s marriage reaches its end and she is laid off from her job, she decides to return home after receiving an unexpected letter from Del urging her to come back. Although Alice is hesitant, Kat and her daughter arrive at her family’s farm.

As the three women slowly begin to reconnect, they embark on an enlightening journey, discovering how to find their way back to each other.

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"The Pond Will Bring You Where You Need To Go."


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Young Kat

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Port Haven, New Brunswick | Canada

Port Haven is a lush and green place, with plenty of trees and flowers providing a beach-side feel.

The Landry family has been a part of the small farm town of Port Haven for years.

Del’s farmhouse kitchen table has seen some serious heart-to-hearts over the years. It’s the spot where the family gathers around for meals and spends time with one another.

The community members are familiar with one another and often meet at Monica’s café, where Kat writes frequently.

Kat takes a short-lived position at the local newspaper, The Herald, which is a quaint old-school office filled with stacks of periodicals. 

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Season 1: 10 Episodes


Hallmarkjenny in a fieldThe Way Home is truly exceptional. I’m always counting down the days until Sunday night when a new episode comes out. And let me tell you, the acting is top-notch in every single way.

I’m fascinated by the complexity of each character, especially the main ones. All of them are struggling to make sense of their present lives in light of the past and future. 

The Way Home poses countless mysteries about Jacob’s disappearance and the resulting grief of Kat and her parents – including the apparent breakdown of their marriage – to Del’s enigmatic persona.

Furthermore, the show introduced the concept of time travel, leaving viewers to ponder the implications of Kat and Alice’s movement through the past and their potential to alter the future.

The time travel mysteries are mind-bending and always leave me deep in thought about time travel.

Episode #1: Mothers and Daughters

Premiere Episode: January 15, 2023

Kat and her teenage daughter Alice, fleeing the tension of their everyday lives, have moved in with Alice’s estranged grandmother, Del. As Alice explores the farm, she finds herself on a surprising journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she learns more about her family, her heritage, and her own potential. With each step, she discovers a new world of possibilities that she never knew existed.

Episode #2: Scar Tissue

Kat is presented with a difficult decision: accept a book deal that may force her to dredge up painful memories from her past, or stay in the present and say goodbye to what once was. Del wants to turn the page and move forward, while Alice desires to look back and revisit her memories. It’s a difficult choice, but one that will surely have a lasting impact on Kat’s future.

The explorer found a home, but he still looks to the stars when he feels lost.

Episode #3: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Alice falls in love with the past, experiencing an unforgettable first kiss. Meanwhile, Kat embarks on an exciting journey as she starts her job at the local paper. Del is confronted with bittersweet memories attached to Colton’s boat, stirring up complicated emotions.

Episode #4: What's My Age Again?

Alice and her parents embark on a double date as teenagers, but Kat’s first trip to the past brings an unexpected surprise. With courage and strength, Del musters up the courage to ask for help when she needs it the most.

The pond didn't take me where I wanted to go, but it took me where I needed to go.

Episode #5: Don't Dream It's Over

Kat reconnects with an old friend, Elliot, at a school dance she chaperones. Brady, Kat’s ex-husband and Alice’s father, visits the farm. Alice hopes that Nick will find her in the future hoping to reconnect with Alice and Kat. Del says a bittersweet goodbye as a landmark, the local theatre, closes, taking with it many cherished memories.

I wish I could just jump back into the pond and go back to the start. I really wish things could be different.

Episode #6: Building a Mystery

Kat and Alice, determined to stop Jacob from departing, soon comprehend that his absence had a far-reaching effect on the town. Understanding this, Del spearheaded the revival of the Carnival after two decades, aiding the healing and progress of the community.

Episode #7: The End of the World as We Know It

Alice attends a New Year’s Eve Y2K party to lend her support to her friend. While there, Kat discovers a perplexing mystery involving her father, and Del divulges a long-kept secret that has troubled her.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."

Episode #8: Lovefool

Alice discovers her relationship with an old friend has no future when they reunite, leaving Kat astonished by the family secrets revealed. Meanwhile, Del attempts to take a risk with Byron.

Episode #9: The Day the Music Died

Alice bids farewell to her past, understanding the importance of living in the present. Kat strives to prevent her father’s demise. Del reflects on memories with a different perspective. 

"Our Future is Stronger than our Past, it's our Legacy."

Episode #10: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Kat and Alice go to Colton’s funeral and Del joins a grief support group to honor her memories of him. Meanwhile, Kat has a fresh idea about Jacob.

Season 2

renewed for Season 2!

The Way Home’s first season was a huge hit, and Hallmark has some awesome news for us- they announced that Season 2 is on its way! Can’t wait to see what the new season has in store for us!

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This sweater cardigan is available in four colors, and I always make sure to bring one with me. Its style is reminiscent of the fashion vibe of the Landry women.

Kat wears the coolest zip up biker jacket in this episode when she first kisses Andy at the Lobster Social.

The Landry Women mimic the Gilmore girls in my favorite, "Gilmore Girls" follows three generations of women, who learn from each other's experiences and connect in the present.

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Cookbooks for the Landry Farm

The women of the Landry family and various other characters frequently gather around the kitchen table in the farmhouse to enjoy mouth-watering, home-cooked meals.

With its delicious recipes and cozy meals, Half Baked Harvest recipes likely rival Del's family recipe, Kat's favorite roasted chicken.

Food & Drink in 'The Way Home'

The abundance of references to the 90’s in this show, where Alice and her mother journey back to the late 90’s and experience life on a farm in a small, rural Canadian town, transports me to a nostalgic time filled with familiar foods that bring comfort.

One of my favorite episodes was set at the historic old-school theatre and I soon I wanted old-fashioned, nostalgic popcorn!

Books with Time Travel

Check out my curation of delightful romantic novels with a warm and inviting ambiance that will transport you to a cozy coffee shop atmosphere.

Alice may have been born out of a love for the classic novel, ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The titular character, Alice, and the real Alice share a common experience of entering a new and unknown world. Alice may have been named after this beloved character as a way to honor the story and the journey it represents.

Alice references the iconic story of 'Peter Pan', which sparks interesting conversations surrounding the idea of not growing up - something that Alice and Kat can relate to through their unresolved issues with Jacob.

This wildly popular time travel romance series, 'Outlander' parallels the time travel aspect of romance.

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