1

Score: 4.78 / 409 votes
1
2005 Rank: 2
Grade:
A+

Sara is taunted by Felicity when she plans to submit an essay naming Hetty as 'Mother of the Year.' In retaliation, Sara plants a letter, stating that Felicity was switched at birth with Sally Potts.
Comments: Sara's journey culminates in this episode as the Story Girl unites with Hetty to challenge the definition of motherhood. Oh, and it was also voted Avonlea's greatest episode!

2

Score: 4.78 / 601 votes
3
2005 Rank: 5
Grade:
A+

Hetty travels to the Governor's office to prevent an over-zealous lawyer from selling the King pond watering rights, leaving Sara under Felicity's authoritative command.
Comments: It narrowly lost the top spot, but "Proof" may come closest to capturing the spirit, atmosphere and sheer fun of Montgomery's beloved Story Girl novel.

3

Score: 4.76 / 544 votes
1
2005 Rank: 4
Grade:
A+

Felicity gets into trouble with Alec after seeking the attention of a young cricket player.
Comments: The best Gus and Felicity episode is the episode where it all began. "Kissing" single handedly shifted the focus of the series away from Sara Stanley.

4

Score: 4.72 / 438 votes
3
2005 Rank: 7
Grade:
A+

Hetty attempts to compete with Muriel Stacey's teaching achievements, by recruiting Gus Pike as a student for the Avonlea schoolhouse.
Comments: "Ordeal" showcases Jackie Burroughs' finest performance, the introduction of Gus Pike and the best ending of the series. What else can anyone ask for?

5

Season: 4

Score: 4.7 / 394 votes
2
2005 Rank: 3
Grade:
A+

Felicity encourages her parents to dine at the White Sands so that she can arrange a romantic dinner alone with Gus Pike. Alec is infuriated when he discovers her deceptive scheme.
Comments: Felicity wonders if she will die an old maid without being kissed. Maybe she should look at the episode ranked at #3 to refresh her memory.

6

Season: 5

Score: 4.66 / 313 votes
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Grade:
A

The King family plan a surprise party to celebrate Hetty's 50th birthday. The birthday plans go astray when Hetty falls deathly ill and must require surgery.
Comments: Another great performance by Jackie Burroughs. It's ridiculous that the Emmy's never nominated Burroughs for an award.

7

Score: 4.61 / 307 votes
6
2005 Rank: 1
Grade:
A

Gus proposes to Felicity and she must make a difficult choice between marriage and medical college.
Comments: In 2005, "Engaged" was the #1 episode in the Power Rankings. Interestingly, it lost the top spot within weeks and never regained the prized position.

8

Score: 4.56 / 341 votes
14
2005 Rank: 22
Grade:
A

When Archie Gillis sets height standards for the Avonlea Avengers, Alec retaliates by forming his own team, the Misfits, and challenges Archie to a game.
Comments: Ranks among the most thrilling endings of any episode in the series. Season Two's grand finale rockets into the top ten!

9

Season: 6

Score: 4.56 / 305 votes
11
2005 Rank: 20
Grade:
A

Misunderstanding ensues as Avonlea prepares for the first Annual Bachelor Auction.
Comments: The only episode in the top ten that does not feature either Sara Stanley, Felicity King or Gus Pike.

10

Score: 4.55 / 287 votes
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Grade:
A

The King family are devastated when Cecily contracts tuberculosis. Alec and Janet must make a painful decision on whether to send Cecily to a sanitarium.
Comments: Harmony Cramp's final episode is bitter sweet. It's amusing that it ranks higher than any episode featuring her replacement.

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