I marvel at the skating party scene that closes out this first season. Highlights include the opening tracking shot of 3 different horses w/sleigh arriving at the skating pond. Mrs. Potts glides over to give Blair Stanley a snarky, "Isn't it wonderful how nothing was proven against you?" Jasper ...
You're right Michael, Hannah and Donny never get what's coming to them in this episode. The series does have a history of antagonists getting away (Mr. Beedy steals school funds in Story Girl Earns Her Name and no consequences). If I remember correctly, I believe Hannah gets fed up with Donny in a...
I just don't see where Felix is at fault. His response to Donny and Elbert, “That boys, is the kind of question a gentleman doesn’t answer” is a neutral comment for probing inquiries in affairs of the heart. It’s the obnoxious Donny, along with the belle of Moncton, Hannah Hubble, who spread scand...
Ha, Michael. You're right, that is very hard to believe.
It's an interesting question why the writers removed Beverley King from the series. After all, he is the narrator of the Story Girl and we see events unfold from Beverley's perspective. As I mentioned in note #4 above, Fiona McHugh's mistake shows that Alan King, the father of Beverley and Felix, ...
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I suppose Felicity doesn't need TV when she's got the "Family Guide" to proper manners. I am amused how Felicity refers to various etiquette "family guide" books of the Victorian/Edwardian era in a futile effort to discipline her siblings and cousins. In this episode she uses the Canadian Homemak...
Watching “Proof of the Pudding” makes me think how the lack of TV might have influenced what young people aspired to be. Felicity strives to emulate her mother, by excelling at baking, sewing, and parenting. It sounds quaint today. Back then, there was no mass media to show a different side of li...
Anne Shirley was the first action hero. Thats bad ass. Why is the town mad tho? Spanking kids was legal back then and it worked. When they stopped corporal punishement is when you started getting ADHD, low grades where they have to dumb down education like math, and kids stopped paying attention...
"Make sure you spell 'Sara Stanley' 50 times on the chalk board before you leave my classroom today, Michael." -- Hetty King
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Selena Dale is so annoying. She's the Jar Jar Binks of Avonlea.
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"If you're going to post my name, would you please be sure to spell it without an "h"? --Sara Stanley
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I want to show some support for the Old Lady Lloyd episode. I re-watched it, this time expecting a slower pace, and found it pleasant to watch with many unique qualities. The interior shots of Lloyd Manor were quite eerie as the furnishings were mostly undisturbed. The mystery of Old Lady Lloyd’s...
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I laughed at your mention of Sister Wives and Charlotte saying "Come along Gus." That's too funny. I'm surprised that Captain Aims wasn't suspicious, or maybe he was fine with it? This whole thing gets weirder the more I think about it. Avoiding that pivotal scene where Gus explains it all was rea...
That's very true Michael about bailing on Felicity. I think Mahonen said later that he regretted the decision, and it likely hurt Happy Christmas Miss King (ahem, I mean an Avonlea Christmas) because they had to rewrite the script.
I just watched this episode the other day, and I'm sorry, but the acting to me is cutesy flirting. Even when Charlotte brings in her husband, she slyly says "Come along Gus". All I can think is reverse sister wives!
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Gus Pike also bailed on Felicity in Happy Christmas Miss King. Word is Michael Mahonen was holding out for more money. You'd think he wouldn't mind less pay to have a reunion with the cast, not to mention his on-screen wife. Some may point out that Sarah Polley was absent as well. But I'll give ...
Very disappointed to find out Gus was a phony. All these years I thought Gus Pike was an honorable man, a man of his word. He duped us all, sad to say. This might be why he don't want to return in the last episode. It wasn't because he was blind. It was because he was cheating on Felicity, first wit...
Hetty says in Happy Christmas Miss King that Gus is a naval telegrapher in Halifax. This was in December 1914. Would the Pike family leave Avonlea and live in Halifax? Maybe call it Road to Halifax. I think you really could have helped the writers come up with ideas. They sure needed it!
Alex
When was the rough timeline that Gus was a naval telegrapher in Halifax? That would have been a nice tie in as well. I agree that Clive and Izzy would have been rushing to help. Look at the popularity from Come From Away about the East Coast helping out.. STORYLINES PEOPLE!!

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That's a very interesting question about rights and the trial. The Heirs were arguing that Sullivan never paid them what they were owed for Road to Avonlea (I believe it was 10% in perpetuity for all spin-offs like RTA). Sullivan argued that he never made a profit. LOL. About rights... The work...
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It would be really interesting to see what the town thought when the Titanic sunk. We kind of got a taste of this type of tragedy on a smaller level when the Maid of Calais sunk at the end of season six. Interestingly, I read that Montgomery hardly even mentioned the Titanic sinking in her diary.
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Alex
Downton does have a little more dramatic flair than Avonlea did, but I think bringing it back now could have that flair added. Period pieces are very big right now. Now if the writers said they ran out of material, that is garbage. Anne 3 took place during WWI, so logically, there were potential ...
Alex
This is something I'm curious about. I have read that there has been bad blood between the Montgomery heirs and Sullivan - especially after Anne 3 (I didn't mind it, but it was definitely against the vision that LMM had). Did Sullivan lose any rights during this? With the Gazebo app appearing, ma...
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It's funny you should mention Dowton Abbey, Alex. It reminded me of how Sullivan said Avonlea couldn't continue because his writers ran out of ideas, and yet here was Downton Abbey with all these great story lines. Avonlea was about to enter one of the biggest events in history and yet the writers ...
As every year goes by, it seems less likely that there will be another reunion. If AvCon didn't convince Sullivan, probably nothing will. He wanted to get away from all things Lucy Maud, but unfortunately he seems content with just selling perfumes and spices with Anne Shirley's name on them.
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Alex
I don't think so, that is the weird thing. He's not interested in her in the slightest it appears, and yet she is "one of the prettiest".
Suzette made a comment too when Felicity said that she is pretty, Suzette answered Oui.
Alex
Do you think there is a likihood of another reunion? I guess there is no sense in wishing things about the past seasons as there is no changing now. I would really be in favour of seeing a fav show coming back as well as more Canadian content!
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oooo I think that would be interesting.. or the timeline could be fudged a bit. I would be curious how the show could be revived in this day and age. I'm picturing a bit of Downton Abbey but with a Canadian Country flair..
People have been asking for Road to Avonlea to return for years. It's been a little over 20 years since we last saw the characters in 1914. Twenty years later would put the King family in the 1930's. You know what that means? It would be set at the same time as Wind At My Back.
I thought they missed a major opportunity in this episode. When Gus was moping about being blind, Hetty should have brought his fiddle and placed it in his hands. Boom! He plays and all the memories and love for life comes flooding back. And it's significant that Hetty gives him the fiddle because o...
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