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Episode 3.11: High Society - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

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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. 

Writer: Janet Maclean 
Director: George Bloomfield 
Special Guest Star: Patricia Hamilton as Rachel Lynde 
With: Michael Mahonen as Gus Pike, Albert Millaire as Pierre Jean Lapierre and Shirley Douglas as Miss Cavendish 
Original CBC Airdate: March 22, 1992 
Original Disney Airdate: June 1, 1992 
Run Time: 47 minutes

Highlights/Analysis

After Felicity receives the invitation to apply for scholarship at Kingsport College, most people's lives appear to change. Gus Pike is perhaps the most hurt from the news because of the possibility that he may never see Felicity again.

You might recall that Mr. Methley was played by John Neville (3.7: A Dark and Stormy Night), but because Neville's performance was a one time deal, we only hear his name mentioned as the proprietor. Pierre Lapierre is hired as the head chef at the White Sands Hotel and takes a liking to Felix King after Felix expresses his enjoyment for Pierre's french cooking.

Felicity borrows Sara's french dresses and attempts to learn about exotic cousine from Pierre in order to appear sophisticated when she arrives at Kingsport College. Felicity evokes her mean spirited behavior that she exhibited toward Peter Craig in the first season when she calls Gus a 'country boy' in front of her Kingsport roommates.

Intimidated by her wealthy college peers, Felicity tells the Kingsport girls that Alec and Janet were not her parents and that she inherited a fortune when her real father died, thus, assuming the identity of Sara Stanley. Felicity eventually confesses her deception when the Kingsport Committee requests to speak with her parents.

Criticism

None

Rhetorical Questions

Isn't it strange to see Sally and Jane actually praising Felicity at the beginning of the episode?

Wasn't it typical that Sally and Jane were ridiculing Felicity at the end of the episode?

Memorable Quotes

"Good breeding and polite manners are very important. How else can one improve their position in life." -Felicity King

"If that's what manners does ta ah person, ah don't want 'em." -Gus Pike

"It's cold enough ta freeze mah nose hairs stiff." -Gus Pike

"Talk is cheap Sally Potts and so are you." -Felicity

Sap Meter: 0

Notes

(1) Kerry and Christon observed that Felicity continues to wear the dresses that Sara let her borrow for many years after this episode. 

(2) The interior and exterior of Penryn Park, a golf and country club, were used as Kingsport Ladies College. The interior was also used for the interior of the Lloyd estate in the episode 'Old Lady Lloyd.' 

(3) Pierre Lapierre makes his first appearance.

Grade: A

Felicity finally gets knocked off her high horse!

 

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