Lack of sex education makes an upcoming dance tricky, as does Sebastian relying on two older women to take care of a child.
|Air Date (CBC)||10/20/2019|
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This Is Too Much: Rachel, Marilla, Sebastian
Delphine is only a few months old, is teething, and being that Rachel and Marilla are past 50, dealing with a child screaming all day, trying to play with it, and then take care of their duties at home, it is too much. So, Rachel, being the sometimes callous woman she is, she recommends Sebastian remarry or give up Delphine for adoption. Being that neither option is something he’d want to do, he instead sends a letter to his mother Hazel. Perhaps hoping, after years of taking care of others, she may be able to take care of her own.
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- How old is Marilla, Rachel, and Hazel, at this point?
The Birds, The Bees, And Someone Being The Bee’s Knees: Charlie, Anne, Jerry, Diana, Ruby, Gilbert, Muriel
Being that sex education was non-existent in the 1800s for girls, of course there is a lot of misinformation. Be it Ruby’s belief touching can cause pregnancy or Charlie telling Anne that a woman with too much on her mind, a wild imagination that is, will become barren. All of this scares the girls, and while Gilbert, in a rather uncomfortable moment, tries to ease the girls’ anxieties, as does Muriel, they can only do so much.
After all, Gilbert is a teenager, and he didn’t really study sex but being a general practitioner. So while aware of what happens after a woman is pregnant and helping to deliver a baby, the process of getting pregnant might be as unknown to him as the girls. Just, with him being a boy, he doesn’t get toxic and ridiculous warnings about pregnancy.
But, on the positive side to things, Jerry and Diana are making progress. He gets out early from work to walk with her, shares his Frankenstein book, and she even makes a handkerchief for him. Though with there being around 120 days before she is off to Paris, it appears Diana is going to enjoy Jerry’s attention while she can. While hiding what is going on from Anne, by the way.
Though, after dancing with Gilbert, Anne might be in her own world. For something awakened in her during that dance, and Gilbert as well, as they touched hands, really looked at each other, and didn’t trade quips. With only the sound of music, they appeared to have found a way to forget their banter and just be with one another and perhaps see one another as more than a friend.
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- How much is Diana’s interest in Jerry about rebellion?
4/6/1899: Gilbert, Sebastian, William, Eliza, Anne
With Mary’s death only being a few months, around 2 or so, naturally everyone is still mourning. So, between Anne and Gilbert, they come up with an obituary for Mary and, with Sebastian’s permission, post it. This becomes the talk of the town after Sunday church, but most notably Eliza and William, Diana’s parents, find themselves talking about it. Mostly Eliza, due to feeling guilty about rejecting Mary’s various invitations. So, to compensate, they speak on perhaps including the apples of the Gilbert/Sebastian household in their exports.
Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs
Attraction – yes, it’s important. But love… that’s what truly matters.
Other Noteworthy Facts, Moments, and Random Thoughts
- What are the chances Matthew thinks Anne did Jerry’s handkerchief?
Anne & Gilbert
While they both remain at the point of being unwilling to admit their feelings, we found them experiencing another crack in their armor. For just the way Gilbert was looking at Anne during that dance, with a bit of devilish charm, it had her stunned and looking at Gilbert in ways she tries to avoid. But, one thing not asked is what does this mean for Ruby and Winifred? We know Ruby doesn’t stand a chance, but Gilbert has had dates with Winifred and has invited her over. Though, with Gilbert, shyly, talking to Bash about his feelings of attraction, does this mean Winifred was a passing thing pursued out of convenience?
Jerry and Diana
This has been a long time coming but is finally happening! And what makes them cute is they are from completely different worlds, yet Diana is enchanted by his. Also, as much as Diana is going through a bit of a rebellion phase, it seems clear that Jerry is more of a choice of attraction than to get a reaction.
Which is probably why she is hiding what is happening from Anne. Being that Diana’s life is so controlled by her parents, with Anne being the little bit of an escape she has, being with Jerry means another source of expressing her autonomy. One which Anne may not approve of since she is still uncomfortable with being attracted to people or the thought of someone being attracted to her. Add in Diana being gone in around 4 months, she doesn’t want anything to drive her and Anne apart.
A Reminder That Sex Education Has Come A Long Way
Can you imagine a world so conservative that teenage girls believe touching someone could get them pregnant? Fun fact, in certain places, this still exists. However, in the late 1800s, there wasn’t any real means to counteract that thought. Schools didn’t teach about sex, and, as shown by Ms. Stacy, at most your instructor may skirt around it just so that you don’t have an anxiety attack. However, due to social norms and religious beliefs, doing anything beyond that could have you considered a pervert, unfit to be around children, and beyond.
So let’s be glad there are options now. Even if, for many, that other option is the misinformation or way too much information, the internet can provide.
Anne Exposing Gilbert, And The Others, To the Mi’kmaq
One of the keys to making people less ignorant is exposing them, early on, to how diverse the world is. In the case of Anne with an E, it is showing how the Mi’kmaq people, and in extension the rest of the indigenous nations, may live differently, but that doesn’t mean they are savages or out of touch. As shown by the medicine woman and Aluk, Ka’kwet’s dad, they can be around people who aren’t from their nation, dress in clothes, just less boring than the intruders, and have medicine, among other practices.
Heck, considering what Gilbert learned about honey, it forced him to realize, contemplating his time with Dr. Ward, his mentor doesn’t know everything. On top of that, while a kind and more open man than others, he also is willingly ignorant to different ways of doing things. But, thanks to Anne, it seems learning the use of honey in the Mi’kmaq nation has renewed Gilbert’s passion for medicine. It’s just not he’ll focus on the research than the patients.
I still find Mary’s death unnecessary, but I’m glad her absence isn’t being swept under the rug. Also, that obituary had me tearing up.
Sebastian Understanding Elijah
But perhaps the big benefit of her death is the possibility of Hazel coming around, and Sebastian maybe getting to understand how Elijah feels. After all, Hazel didn’t really get a chance to raise Sebastian. So him seeing her loving and attentive to Delphine, it might help him understand why Elijah acted so aversely to Delphine and Mary’s new family. For while Sebastian may not get the feeling of being replaced, he can experience the mindset of someone getting what wasn’t afforded to you due to the circumstances of your youth.
Anne With An E Directory
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|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Episode Information||Topics & Focused Characters|
|Season 3, Episode 7 “A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good”||Anne’s feminist manifesto causes great calamity, and amongst that chaos she somehow gains favor with one person and loses a friend.|
|Season 3, Episode 6 “The Summit of My Dreams”||While love is in the air, some experience disappointment and another an outright scandal on this episode of Anne With An E.|
|Season 3, Episode 5 “I Am Fearless And Therefore Powerful”||Lack of sex education makes an upcoming dance tricky, as does Sebastian relying on two older women to take care of a child.|
|Season 3, Episode 4 “A Hope of Meeting You in Another World”||Family is a strong focus as Ka’kwet leaves hers, Anne discovers the fate of her biological family, and we meet Jerry’s alongside one of Rachel’s sons.|
|Season 3, Episode 3 “What Can Stop The Determined Heart”||Devastating news comes to Avonlea but, luckily, the community comes together to help ease the pain. If just for a day or two.|
|Season 3, Episode 2 “There Is Something at Work In My Soul Which I Do Not Understand”||Anne takes the first step to learning about her past, and it is a bit of a traumatic experience. As that happens, Elijah returns and Gilbert gains a crush.|
|Season 2/ Episode 10 “The Growing Good of the World” [Season Finale]||The fate of Ms. Stacy, Sebastian’s relationship with Mary, Cole, and Gilbert deciding whether to stay or leave Avonlea is decided – with no cliffhangers.|
|Season 2/ Episode 9 “What We Have Been Makes Us What We Are”||In the new teacher, we see what could be Anne’s future. Including still not fitting in, being a bit of a trailblazer, and her best intentions making things a bit worse.|
|Season 2/ Episode 6 “Protest Against Any Absolute Conclusion”||As Anne adjusts to her new haircut, we finally get to see Michael! Also, we get to understand, through Michael, why Matthew likes Anne so much.|
|Season 2/ Episode 5 “The Determining Acts of Her Life”||Being that Anne is a girl of a certain age, and obsessed with romantical things, the idea of a first kiss both intrigues and haunts her.|
|Season 2/ Episode 8 “Struggling Against the Perception of Facts”||As we’re introduced to the Black part of Prince Edwards’ Island, Cole has a theory about Mr. Phillips and Marilla is clued in on what’s wrong.|
|Season 2/ Episode 7 “Memory Has As Many Moods As the Temper”||As Diana’s world gets shook, and Cole comes to a realization, we learn more about the aftermath of Michael’s death.|
|Season 2/ Episode 4 “The Painful Eagerness of Unfed Hope”||Alongside Gilbert finding direction for his life, Anne tries to push Matthew in one which may make him happier.|
|Season 2/ Episode 1 “Youth Is The Season of Hope” [Season Premiere]||As we return to Green Gables, and Anne’s whimsy ways, the boarders begin their final act of trickery to con the entire town.|
|Season 2/ Episode 3 ” The True Seeing Is Within”||After slipping and being messy for so long, finally people are catching onto Nate and Mr. Dunlop – but will they stop them before they run off with $1700?|
|Season 2/ Episode 2 “Signs are Small Measurable Things, but Interpretations are Illimitable”||As gold fever continues throughout the town, Anne may have found a kindred spirit and Gilbert continues to have his eyes opened thanks to Sebastian.|
|Season 1/ Episode 7 “Wherever You Are is My Home” [Season Finale]||Anne: Season 1 comes to what feels like an abrupt end that could leave you slightly uneasy about one of the storylines for season 2.|
|Season 1/ Episode 6 “Remorse is the Poison of Life”||For those wondering what life could have held for Marilla if it wasn’t for her brother’s death, this episode is for you.|
|Season 1/ Episode 5 “Tightly Knotted to a Similar String”||Off the top of my head, I cannot think of another show which consistently has me smiling a goofy smile, laughing, and crying, from episode to episode. Hell, I can’t think of many movies that can do that without someone dying or someone going through something awful. Yet, somehow this show can make you cry simply out of seeing McNulty, as Anne, smile. So with having no knowledge of the source material, or past adaptations, I can only look toward McNulty as the reason for this being such a overwhelimg good program. I’d even argue it is better than This Is Us since it doesn’t try so hard.|
|Season 1/ Episode 4 “An Inward Treasure Born”||With school becoming another place of torture, Anne avoids it at all costs. However, after a heroic deed forces one of her classmates to live with her, it seems she brings another person to #TeamAnne.|
|Season 1/ Episode 3 “But What Is So Headstrong As Youth”||There are a lot of firsts in this episode. Anne’s first day of school, perhaps the first boy to have a crush on her, and also there is even a first for Marilla as well. The first time she really thought about being a mum.|
|Season 1/ Episode 2 “I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me”||Anne continues to pull on your heart strings as she tries to find a place to call home for while her imagination is a wonderful place to escape, she needs somewhere to unlace her boots.|
|Season 3, Episode 1 “A Secret Which I Desired to Divine” [Series Premiere]||Anne With An E returns and everyone’s favorite heroine, now with a stable home, is curious as to what life would have been like if her parents lived.|
|Season 1/ Episode 1 “Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny” [Series Premiere]||You ever see a description in which they note “Based off the classic […]” and you begin to think to yourself, “By whose standard?” If only because: A) You’ve never heard of it and B) You’ve read many a classic before which was shite? Well, strangely enough, Anne is more so an exception than following the rule of using the word “Classic” as a cheap marketing ploy. For truly, this adaptation allows you to understand why the source material is considered a classic.|
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