When her boyfriend from New York come to visit (Carl),he proposes to her but later she finds out it was only for his job. Lou also begins dating the ranch veterinarian, Scott Cardinal. After it's declared a heritage site, she purchases it with the help of her father, Tim.
- After Lisa gave Lou's email address to a friend of her friend who passed it on to her son unknowingly, the son, Peter contacted Lou on a whim of fate.
Lou eventually replied to try online dating and start getting over her experiences with both Scott & Mark.
This year finds Lou juggling her responsibilities at Heartland and as an entrepreneur while facing the challenges of single motherhood.
Initially Lou overcompensates, hoping to diminish the separation’s impact on her girls.
After Marc dumps him, Kyle unites with Gwen and Tiffani to land sexually confused art model Troy by pretending to be straight.