At the tail end of The Way Home season 2, episode 2, "Hanging by a Moment," Kat went running through the Port Haven woods after a young boy thinking that it was her brother, Jacob. In episode 3, "When You Were Young," she finds out rather quickly that that's not him even though the boy's name is Jacob. He's actually the grandson of Elijah Landry, who comes upon her in the woods.
Elijah leads her back to his house which sits on the land that Kat has always called home. At first, she assumes that she's only going to gain some family history. She learns that this Jacob is the son of Elijah's son William. As she takes in the house, including the fire place which bares Elijah and Rebecca's initials just like it does in her time, Kat finds her brother's symbol for her and him. She also recognizes the tune that Elijah is whistling as it's the same song that Colton used to sing to them.
It's her inquiry into how he knows the song that clues Elijah into Kat being more than a strange woman he found near his property. Putting two and two together, they're both able to share their connection with Jacob. Kat tells him that she's been looking for her brother for 24 years, it's a moving sequence as Elijah says that being Jacob's sister makes her family as well.
He and Rebecca had found Jacob as a child and raised him as their own. From the sound of it, Jacob was well loved and retained his artistic talent. Though he wouldn't have had a camera in this time, he turned to drawing to depict the beauty he sees in the world. Jacob not only drew the Port Haven lighthouse, he built it. This amazed Kat and brought her a newfound connection with the landmark that she knew best as a tourist trap and for the traditional ghost story that's told there.
Unfortunately, Kat wasn't reunited with Jacob in "When You Were Young," though that's to be expected since season 2 has just gotten underway. However, she did learn where he is. Jacob is delivering a ship for the war effort. Remember that reference to the War of 1812 in episode 2, well it wasn't a throwaway. Jacob is in Upper Canada.
Later in episode 3, Kat dismisses Elliot's concern about the period they've found her brother in because he's supposedly only delivering a ship, but he's right to be worried. The Treaty of Ghent, signed by the U.S. and Great Britain on Dec. 24, 1814, won't be ratified by the U.S. Senate until Feb. 16, 1815. It's summertime in Old Port Haven. Jacob has months to go before he's out of the literal line of fire.
Kat, however, is focused on bringing her brother home. He may be 32 years old now with an adoptive family who loves him and a fiancee in Susannah Augustine, the very woman who nursed Kat's gun shot wound, but she believes he belongs with his biological family. If we do meet the adult Jacob this season, that's definitely going to be a point of contention between the two if he doesn't want to leave the world he grew up in.
Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more The Way Home news and coverage! New episodes of the series air Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel. Next day streaming is available on Peacock. Episode 4 of this season will premiere on Feb. 18.