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Episode 7.2: Love May Be Blind... But the Neighbors Ain't - 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 votes

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Felix and Izzy's friendship is threatened when a rumor is spread that Felix kissed Izzy.

Writer: Raymond Storey 
Director: Allan King 
Special Guest Stars: Gema Zamprogna as Felicity King and R.H. Thomson as Jasper Dale 
With: David Ferry as Stuart McRae, Heather Brown as Izzy Pettibone, and Marilyn Lightstone as Muriel Stacey 
Original CBC Airdate: January 14, 1996 
Time Frame: July 1911

Synopsis: Felix and Izzy's friendship is threatened when a rumour is spread that Felix kissed Izzy. Olivia believes that Jasper is discontented with their marriage and Eulele gossips that they are getting a divorce.

Highlights/Analysis

An argument occurs over whether or not to include canoeing at the Dominion Day's celebration. Hetty and Ullele are strongly opposed to canoeing, but they are clearly outnumbered in votes.

Hannah Hubble arrives from Moncton and immediately becomes a nuisance, hilariously referring to both Hetty and Olivia as "dear." Jasper becomes preoccupied with the possibility of conducting research in Cambridge and Olivia believes that he is not content with their marriage.

After a canoeing outing, Felix awkwardly attempts to kiss Izzy, but Izzy avoids his advances. Donny Lester and Elbert pry into Felix's relationship with Izzy. Izzy is stunned when Hannah and Donny inform her that a rumor is spread around town that Felix kissed her.  She confronts Felix about the rumor and after Felix is unable to think of a good enough defense, Izzy refuses to speak to him.

Olivia breaks down in a conversation with Felicity and thinks that she is holding Jasper back from accomplishing higher goals. While prying, Ullele misinterprets Olivia's conversation and believes that the Dales are getting a divorce.

At the Dominions day celebration, Felix tries to win back Izzy's trust, but she tells him that it will require "deeds," not "words." Jasper informs Olivia that she is not holding him back and a reconciliation is reached between them.

In a shocking scene, Felicity removes Gus's ring and accepts Stuart's engagement ring!

Criticism

None

Rhetorical Questions

Isn't Donny just like a Nat clone?

Wasn't it funny how Pierre was in Rachel's canoe?

How shocking was it for Felicity to remove Gus's ring?

Memorable Quotes

"From what Felix says, you are the snuggle-up queen of Avonlea." -Donny (to Izzy)

"It takes deeds Felix, not just words." -Izzy Pettiebone

"It's pride that got you into this corner. You maybe have to lose some pride to get out of it." -Alec King

Sap Meter: 5 

Felicity says that she keeps Gus in her heart. Janet tells her that she believes that "people are meant to go through life two by two." Some pillow talk between Jasper and Olivia was pretty sappy.

Notes

(1) This episode was shown back to back with the previous episode to kick off the final season premier.

Grade: 

The gossips are in full force in this episode.

 

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