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Episode 3.4: Felix and Blackie - 3.8 out of 5 based on 284 votes

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Alec purchases a new horse and has plans to sell the aging horse Blackie. Felix starts his own delivery service in order to keep Blackie at King farm.

Writer: Heather Conkie 
Director: Allan King 
With: Ken James as Hank Webster 
Original CBC Airdate: January 19, 1992 
Original Disney Airdate: March 30, 1992 
Run Time: 46 minutes
Time Frame: Fall 1905

Highlights/Analysis

Felix attempts to compete against Hank Webster, who owns his own delivery service. The failures of Felix's delivery service are pretty funny, particularly when Archie Gillis receives a corset and Clara Potts receives saw mill tools after a service mix-up.

Cecily and Sara get a small role as Felix's business partners, but they soon become preturbed when Felix begins blaming them for all the accidents.  Felicity continues her scathing remarks toward Felix by criticizing his desires for instant wealth.  In one scene, Felicity comments that, "the only thing expanding around here is Felix's head." Felicity appears to be making these comments for Felix's own good.

Felix makes a deal with Hank Webster that whoever gets to Markdale first for a delivery, will become the dominant delivery service in Avonlea. Tragedy occurs however, when Blackie tumbles into a river and is killed, leaving Felix devastated.

Criticism

Why didn't Abner Jefferies drag Felix to the schoolhouse for skipping school? Abner was quick to report Felix's truancy in "Witch of Avonlea."

Rhetorical Questions

Wasn't it funny when Digger was hooked up to a delivery cart?

Memorable Quotes

"Digger isn't use to getting hooked up to a stupid cart!" -Sara Stanley

"That horse will eat almost anything. Just like you Felix. You two make the perfect couple." -Felicity King

Sap Meter: 0

Notes

(1) In the 1994 Bantam Skylark storybook for Felix and Blackie (22), written by Heather Conkie, it's mentioned that Felix is eleven years old. However, it was mentioned that Felix was eleven way back in the season one episode Witch of Avonlea.  Stay tuned for more confusion regarding Felix's age.

Grade: B

 

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