Episode 6.6: Great Expectations
Writer: Laurie Pearson
Director: Charles Wilkinson
Special Guest Star: R.H. Thomson as Jasper Dale
With: Richard McMillan
Original CBC Airdate: February 19, 1995
Time Frame: Summer-early fall 1909
Synopsis: Hetty arranges a plan for Davey to work at the cannery in an effort to make him dislike work and appreciate school. Jasper relates to Davey's awakwardness and tries to build his confidence by providing him with several meaningful tasks.
Highlights/Analysis: Davey continues to get into trouble at school when he copies Dora's math homework. He's eventually caught by Clive Pettibone and forced to stand in a corner. Davey rebels and runs away from school, only to be caught by Olivia. In an effort to make Davey appreciate school, Hetty pushes Davey to experience the hardships of work at the cannery. When Davey showed up late for work, he attempted to reset the time clock and ended up breaking the instrument. Jasper feels sorry for Davey and relates to his awkwardness. He makes Davey his personal secretary and begins to teach him taxonomy. Hetty begins to become upset when their plan does not drive Davey back to school. Jasper and Davey win a race during a get together for the cannery workers. Afterwards, Jasper takes on Davey as an apprentice. Davey eventually returns to school
Criticism: Stock footage of Rose Cottage from earlier seasons is shown without the brown trim.
Isn't it strange how Golden Milestone looks different in almost every episode?
Wasn't it funny how Hetty attempted to look dignified after being plastered by Davey with Jasper's 'Aqua vacuum?'
"How hard can it be to make a little boy hate work?" -Olivia Dale
"Now my oldest Nat there... He's inherited my good looks." -Lionel Lester
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