Television westerns are sadly few and far between, but fortunately the Hallmark Movie Channel is keeping the genre alive with this latest original movie western, Goodnight For Justice: Queen Of Hearts starring Luke Perry, Ricky Schroder and Katharine Isabelle. It is actually a sequel to the highly successful Good Night For Justice (2011), and it airs Saturday at 8 p.m. (check listings for repeat airings)
The sequel rejoins circuit Judge John Goodnight (Perry) as he travels the Western territory in the 1880s, attempting to leave a trail of justice in his wake. Between dealing with difficult defendants and dealing cards at saloons, John crosses paths with a stagecoach under attack.
Drawing his gun, he comes to the rescue of the only surviving passenger, a beautiful woman named Lucy Truffaut (Isabelle), who John doesn’t realize is actually a convicted con artist on the run. Little does she know, John is an honest judge, and as they start to fall for each other on their wild journey, the secrets between them are slowly revealed. Running from Cyril Knox (Schroder), the wealthy aristocrat who wants her jailed, Lucy must convince John to help her flee—right onto a gambling riverboat.
Can Lucy con John into helping her get away with her crimes, or will the fair judge find out her true identity and turn her in himself?
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.