Macy, you're onto something here. It's awkward because Eliza was never supposed to go to England. She was originally scripted to die in this episode and that was supposed to be her grave at the end, presumably buried on the island. That's why she doesn't appear in 'So Dear to My Heart' at Felicity...
Macy
I liked this episode, even if it wasn't the best. I thought the ending was kind of awkward. Did we really need to see Aunt Eliza go to England? Couldn't they have just cut it off at the train part? The transition just wasn't smooth.
Macy
I'm not sure if I would ever watch this movie again. It was so disappointing!! Too many unanswered questions, a reunion movie is suppose to answer them, not create more! I'll probably always wonder about Elbert, did he survive or not?... And they really shortchanged Felix's storyline. Zach has prove...
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Lol Macy, I think you're right .
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Macy
lol They definitely overreacted. If something like that happened when I was little, my mom would've just covered my eyes and muted the TV until it was over. Honestly, most children wouldn't even know what strippers are.
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Layla Lilley
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WHAT IS HER HOPES AND DREAMS? WHAT IS HER FUTURE GOALS AND PLANS? WHY DIDNT THEY USE CECILY MORE THAN STAYING AT HOME WHEN THE OTHERS WENT ON ADVENTURES OR WHEN OTHERS LOST IN THE SNOW. THEY SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THIS GIRL A CHANCE!
The sad part is that our last memory of Harmony Cramp in the series is of her coughing and being bed-ridden with disease. At least Harmony appeared to have no lasting hard feelings about being ousted from the show, as I see she was a familiar face at the AV Con's.
The scene where Sara dresses down for church to make Peter feel less self-conscious combines two stories in the LMM literature.

In The Story Girl, when Peter attends church for the first time, he is considered to have dressed “quite respectable” and no one changes what they wear on his behalf.

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Thank you for all your comments. Michael, I never noticed that before. I do remember trying to understand what Cecily was saying. If Lally was able to correct it on the spot then that was a good "thinking in the moment" save of that scene. Does anyone have the Bantam Skylark book for this episode...
It is interesting to guess whether Cecily said the following line as scripted or she mixed up a couple words and they left it in. In the episode’s second minute, she says to her mother about Aunt Abigail, “Clemmie Ray’s mother says she’s a dyed-in-the-old wool maid.” Even though Cecily was the you...
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!
Gus mentions several times how much he loves Felicity, the plot of him coming bac...
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!!

Maybe I should...