70

Score: 3.51 / 239 votes
25
2005 Rank: 45
Grade:
C+

Janet wins the lead role in the regional drama competition, but when a famous actress visits Avonlea, Hetty gives the lead role to the actress.
Comments: Writer Yan Moore has no understanding of the series or characters, ridiculously writing that Hetty has been the director of the Avonlea play for years, despite the character's obvious distaste for theater and actors throughout the series.

71

Score: 3.5 / 312 votes
1
2005 Rank: 70
Grade:
C+

Gus encounters the mysterious Amanda Stone and is caught in a game of cat and mouse with her pursuer, the villainous Robert Rutherford.
Comments: Writer Hart Hanson stumbles miserably in this disaster of an episode. Hanson has no comprehension of the series or characters as he misrepresents Hetty as a lover of trashy pulp novels and portrays Gus as a bumbling idiot.

72

Season: 4

Score: 3.46 / 273 votes
6
2005 Rank: 78
Grade:
C

Alec's childhood friend is killed during an offshore explosion, leaving behind his penniless wife, Evelyn. Alec attempts to help Evelyn, but his involvement with the widow causes the town to gossip and puts pressure on his family.
Comments: As Avonlea fans mature and gain more life experiences, they have a greater appreciation for the well written and introspective "Evelyn." That said, it's somehow getting beaten by the embarrassingly immature episode "A Dark and Stormy Night."

73

Season: 4

Score: 3.42 / 292 votes
2
2005 Rank: 75
Grade:
C

US Marshall Zak Morgan's wild west show travels to Avonlea. Sara becomes infatuated by the Marshall, which causes much concern from Hetty.
Comments: In retrospect, there's something creepy about Sara's infatuation with the middle aged Marshall.

74

Season: 7

Score: 3.41 / 189 votes
6
2005 Rank: 80
Grade:
C

On the eve of an eclipse, Felix overbooks the White Sands Hotel and brings the guests to lodge at King farm to repay lost raffle funds.

75

Score: 3.39 / 414 votes
1
2005 Rank: 76
Grade:
C

The King cousins venture near the creepy Lloyd estate where Sara encounters Margaret Lloyd, a reclusive old spinster haunted by her past.
Comments: Season One's lowest ranking episode. This melancholic episode is an anomaly in the midst of the care free first season.

76

Score: 3.39 / 280 votes
5
2005 Rank: 71
Grade:
C

The traveling shoe salesman, Wally Higgins, comes to Avonlea and becomes enthralled by Hetty's shoe size. Wellington Campbell claims that he owns part of King property, which sparks an inevitable conflict with Hetty.
Comments: One of the most embarrassingly bad episodes of the entire series, even for a Disney guest star throw away episode. Hetty is way out of character and the acting is deplorable.

77

Score: 3.32 / 184 votes
11
2005 Rank: 66
Grade:
C

The King family celebrates Eliza Ward's 90th birthday. Eliza's cousin Winifred visits and holds a bitter secret to the past.
Comments: Another episode about an elderly woman suffering from dementia and regretting her past. Change a few character names and this could be called "Old Lady Lloyd Part Two."

78

Season: 4

Score: 3.2 / 308 votes
11
2005 Rank: 67
Grade:
C-

Jasper's obnoxiously wacky relatives arrive and instantly annoy the King family with their eccentric behavior. A conflict erupts between the Kings and the Dales over the name of the new Dale baby.

79

Score: 3.19 / 196 votes
2
2005 Rank: 81
Grade:
C-

Hetty arranges a plan for Davy to work at the cannery in an effort to make him dislike work and appreciate school.

80

Score: 3.13 / 277 votes
3
2005 Rank: 83
Grade:
C-

When Marilla Cuthbert dies, Rachel Lynde must cope with her friend's passing and the full responsibility of taking care of the Keith twins. Mr. Harrison continues a long time feud with Rachel and bids to purchase Green Gables.
Comments: This Colleen Dewhurst tribute episode could have been more memorable if Megan Follows would have agreed to appear. It seems odd that the series is based in Avonlea and yet we never see Anne!

81

Score: 3.1 / 273 votes
4
2005 Rank: 77
Grade:
C-

Sara tries to help Pat Frewen court the admiring Theodora Dixon, but events turn for the worse when Pat believes Sara's intentions are to unite him with her famous cousin Pigeon Plumbtree.
Comments: The lowest ranked Season 2 episode.

82

Score: 3.07 / 193 votes
3
2005 Rank: 79
Grade:
C-

Janet begins working at home for ACME company. She finds out that the company is nothing but a scheming operation and is harassed by the owner.

83

Score: 2.99 / 274 votes
1
2005 Rank: 82
Grade:
D+

Jasper conducts scientific research on bats with a visiting colleague, Dr. Sydney Carver. Olivia becomes jealous when Jasper and Sydney begin spending considerable time together.
Comments: Kate Nelligan (Sydney Carver) received an Emmy nomination for this mediocre episode. For all her amazing performances throughout the series, it's a crime that Jackie Burroughs never received an Emmy nomination.

84

Score: 2.96 / 201 votes
--
Grade:
D+

While Davy is horse playing, Rachel suffers a stroke and must go to Saskatoon with her son. Davy and Dora stay at Rose Cottage where they become a handful for Hetty.
Comments: The real trouble with Davy is that he never outgrew the obnoxious 10 year old persona. While the antics were tolerable in the second season, it became increasingly annoying as the series progressed.

85

Score: 2.96 / 200 votes
--
Grade:
D+

Simon and Hetty prepare for a royal wedding but mishap ensues when Pierre's mother believes that her son owns the hotel.
Comments: When you make the Avonlea regular cast look stupid in order to appease the mandatory American guest stars, your episode deserves to be in the bottom ten.

86

Score: 2.92 / 285 votes
--
Grade:
D+

Sara decides that she wants to be a writer and seeks an interview with Gerald Young, an admirer of antiques. She soon discovers that Young has a dual identity and leads an eccentric life.
Comments: I keep hoping this Robbie Benson episode would disappear, but here it is, still lingering among the 10 worst episodes.

87

Score: 2.83 / 219 votes
--
Grade:
D+

Olivia seeks out Jasper's cousin, businessman Jeremiah Dale, who arranges investments to mass produce a new material Jasper created.
Comments: The tired evil look-alike was already done in the third season. Add Davy to the mix and you have a bottom ten episode.

88

Score: 2.64 / 189 votes
--
Grade:
D

When a song writing duo overhears Alec's singing, they give him an offer to join them on broadway.

89

Score: 2.54 / 259 votes
--
Grade:
D

When a troubled and sickly ruffian gets sick, Cecily stages a summer Christmas party to lift his spirits.
Comments: Molly Atkinson was supposed to take the Cecily character in a new direction--instead, this disastrous introduction ranks lower than any Harmony Cramp related episode.

90

Score: 2.28 / 222 votes
--
Grade:
D-

A travelling Midway comes to Avonlea and Davy falls under the spell of the beautiful mermaid, Melusina.
Comments: Writer Jeremy Hole delivers this terribly written mess of an episode. Rachel Lynde is so out-of-character that her personality is indistinguishable from Anne Shirley.

91

Season: 7

Score: 1.89 / 197 votes
--
Grade:
F

Davy befriends two english orphans, Bret and Ian McNulty, and together they pull pranks on the town.
Comments: An episode with no redeeming value, "From Away" is the only episode to get a "horrible" rating by you and an "F" grade by Avonlea Guide. After ten years, this episode still holds the distinction as Avonlea's worst episode!

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