11

Score: 4.54 / 285 votes
1
2005 Rank: 10
Grade:
A

The King family are devastated when Cecily contracts tuberculosis. Alec and Janet must make a painful decision on whether to send Cecily to a sanitarium.
Comments: Harmony Cramp's final episode is bitter sweet. It's amusing that it ranks higher than any episode featuring her replacement.

12

Score: 4.54 / 339 votes
4
2005 Rank: 8
Grade:
A

When Hetty catches Jasper and Olivia's trying to elope, she takes full charge of their wedding arrangements. Panic ensues as Olivia's wedding dress is misplaced and the wedding appears to be in shambles.
Comments: Season three is the only season that fails to land an episode in the top ten. Season three's finest--"Ties"--comes the closest.

13

Season: 4

Score: 4.5 / 297 votes
12
2005 Rank: 25
Grade:
A

Hetty and Jasper rally to prevent an industrialist from transforming Avonlea into a town of the future.
Comments: The most meaningful "big picture" Avonlea episode that defines the series place in time. Sullivan believed "Home Move" was a landmark episode because it "made the audience reflect on why they like Avonlea."

14

Score: 4.49 / 645 votes
2
2005 Rank: 16
Grade:
A-

When Blair Stanley faces embezzlement charges, the wealthy Montreal businessman sends his daughter Sara to stay with her late mother's relatives in the small maritime town of Avonlea.
Comments: The episode that started it all introduces us to the beloved characters, sets the initial plot and tone of the series -- and ultimately fails to crack the top ten. Like Rodney Dangerfield, "Journey Begins" just gets no respect.

15

Season: 7

Score: 4.48 / 333 votes
29
2005 Rank: 44
Grade:
A-

Felicity receives a mysterious call from Charleston and suspects that Gus might be alive.
Comments: "Return" takes the biggest leap in the power rankings jumping 29 spots! Was it due to the inexplicable appearance of random furniture salesman and amateur relationship councelor Horace Beck? Probably not.

16

Score: 4.45 / 296 votes
5
2005 Rank: 11
Grade:
A-

Felix and Izzy's friendship is threatened when a rumor is spread that Felix kissed Izzy.
Comments: The highest ranked Felix and Izzy episode. It makes you wonder why there were so many god awful Davy episodes and not more episodes devoted to the Felix and Izzy story line--Something we actually wanted to see!

17

Score: 4.41 / 332 votes
5
2005 Rank: 12
Grade:
A-

Gus and Arthur feud over who will take Felicity to the Valentine's Day dance. Pierre LaPierre's niece Suzette pursues Gus, which causes Felicity to become jealous.
Comments: The highest ranked episode of the Gus vs Arthur rivalry--and the most entertaining.

18

Score: 4.39 / 501 votes
15
2005 Rank: 33
Grade:
A-

When Sara answers a dare from Felicity, the Story Girl and Felix fall under a quarantine and must endure Rachel Lynde's strict demands.
Comments: Patricia Hamilton brings her powerful portrayal of the indomitable Rachel Lynde to Road to Avonlea.

19

Season: 3

Score: 4.39 / 316 votes
4
2005 Rank: 15
Grade:
A-

Felicity is invited to apply for a full scholarship at Kingscourt Ladies College in Nova Scotia. In an effort to impress her fellow Kingsport peers, Felicity claims that her real parents were dead and that she was the inheritor of a vast fortune.
Comments: Rounding out the top 20, High Society marks a point of departure as the series moves beyond the Montgomery works and Felicity pursues a higher education.

20

Score: 4.38 / 317 votes
6
2005 Rank: 14
Grade:
A-

Hetty resigns as school teacher after being criticized for pushing her students too hard for an upcoming history bee. An eccentric actor, Alistair Dimple, replaces Hetty and teaches the children through a method of play-acting and theatrics.
Comments: The highest ranked episode to feature a Disney mandated guest star--Christopher Lloyd earned one of the few Emmy awards afforded to the series.

21

Score: 4.37 / 329 votes
3
2005 Rank: 18
Grade:
A-

Janet and her sister Abigail quarrel when they visit an auction with Hetty and Olivia. Alec, Jasper, Felix and Gus go ice fishing while Sara and Felicity look after Lucky MacEwen.
Comments: Heather Conkie misses the mark on this episode. It's hard to believe that Jasper was supposed to be Alec's age.

22

Score: 4.34 / 315 votes
5
2005 Rank: 27
Grade:
A-

Sara and Felix concoct a scheme to convince Olivia to fall in love with Jasper Dale instead of the wealthy Edwin Clark.
Comments: The best Jasper and Olivia episode. Stuart McRae should have taken notes from Edwin Star. Now that is how you play the antagonist in a rivalry.

23

Score: 4.34 / 332 votes
5
2005 Rank: 28
Grade:
A-

Old rivalries flare when Hetty's childhood crush, Romney Penhallow, returns to Avonlea.
Comments: "Old Quarrels" brings us back to a time when guest stars meant a damn. Romney Penhallow's return helps Hetty and Rachel reconcile and end their storied 36-year war.

24

Score: 4.33 / 326 votes
2
2005 Rank: 26
Grade:
A-

Hetty begins writing a pulp fiction romance and is infuriated when Olivia publishes it at the Chronicle. Clive Pettibone becomes the new school teacher, but his militant methods of teaching become too much for the town to tolerate.
Comments: For some weird reason it was decided that Hetty was going to mirror the writing career of Lucy Maud Montgomery. This isn't a great tribute considering Sullivan thought Montgomery was a "lousy" story teller.

25

Score: 4.32 / 323 votes
6
2005 Rank: 31
Grade:
A-

A villainous sea captain arrives in town looking for one half of a treasure map held by his nemesis Ezekiel Crane.
Comments: "Glitters" harkens back to a time when Gus Pike was involved in exciting maritime adventures, treasure hunting and sparring with a villainous sea captain. In the next season, he's stacking towels in the linen closet. Yawn.

26

Score: 4.3 / 325 votes
17
2005 Rank: 9
Grade:
A-

Felicity must choose between Gus and Arthur, as the rivalry between her two suitors intensifies.
Comments: Not even Arthur's sea creatures can stop a shocking 18 position drop!

27

Season: 5

Score: 4.3 / 266 votes
8
2005 Rank: 35
Grade:
A-

Hetty purchases the cannery to prevent H.B. Dunn from converting it into a distillery. Jasper and Olivia are determined to run the cannery but must overcome their own financial difficulties.

28

Score: 4.3 / 510 votes
10
2005 Rank: 38
Grade:
A-

Sara befriends the reclusive inventor Jasper Dale and together they stage a magic lantern show to replace stolen school library funds.
Comments: The only episode where Sara is truly The Story Girl and her special talent is mostly forgotten for the rest of the series. Heck, by the fourth season, even Hetty becomes a more successful writer than Sara.

29

Score: 4.29 / 342 votes
10
2005 Rank: 19
Grade:
B+

Sara and Felicity find the baby in a cluttered carriage and anonymously deliver him to the recently married Malcolm and Abigail MacEwen.
Comments: A titanic battle of wills between Hetty and Rachel Lynde.

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