While love is in the air, some experience disappointment and another an outright scandal on this episode of Anne With An E.
|Air Date (CBC)||10/27/2019|
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Making Mary Proud: Anne, Marilla, Matthew
At The Island Fair, Marilla is known for her Plum Puffs, and Matthew consistently competes with his vegetables for a prize. Joining them this year is Anne with her “Mary Cake” but something goes awry. You see, Marilla put liniment, an oil, into a bottle noted to be vanilla, and due to Anne having a cold, she doesn’t smell the difference. Thus, her cake has a form of lotion in it, and while she embarrasses herself a bit, everyone’s thought is the kick Mary would have had from the whole situation.
Love & Disappointment: Anne, Gilbert, Winifred, Ruby, Moody, Charlie, Lyudmila, Rachel, Muriel, Matthew, Jerry, Diana
Oh, there is so much to say that it is hard to know where to begin. Perhaps the best place is to note Ruby is over Gilbert and now has her sights set on Moody. For with him being a musician, one who pays her mind, he makes her feel special. I’d even say, if he wrote her a song, he might get a kiss on the cheek or even the lips.
Which is something that isn’t as uncommon as you’d think. Well, at least as the girls find themselves enamored by certain boys. Take Diana. Jerry comes to the fair and wins a puddle figurine as a prize, and while it seems, like the gentleman he is, all he’d want is to kiss Diana’s hand, she goes for his lips. A moment that, luckily for both, isn’t awkward, but with Jerry not expecting that, he is quite the happy boy. Making the fact her parents would never accept him so sad.
Though what is certainly sadder is the state Anne ended up in over Gilbert. You see, he brings not only Winfred to the fair, but her parents come along. With that in mind, Anne seems to recognize she is no match for him. Heck, she can’t compare to Winifred either. After all, Anne is 16, and Winifred is a woman.
But, there might be a little hope. Anne went to a fortune teller, Lyudmila, who talked about her person being a dancer, and Charlie, the one who got into her head about being barren, he asks her to dance. And despite the nonsense he said, she accepts, and it seems she enjoys herself.
Leaving one last person: Muriel. Rachel still has her sights on the girl and wants to partner her with someone, but she seemingly will only find disappointment. For whether we speak of Muriel’s love of trousers, her shooting abilities, or dissatisfaction with Rachel’s choices, she’d rather be impossible than easy to pair. Hence her dancing with Matthew to upset Rachel, and keep her from trying to fling people until someone sticks.
A Scandal Which Shall Not Be Swept Under The Rug: Billy, Josie, Anne
As we’ve seen for quite some time, Josie’s mother has long conditioned her daughter to see her beauty as a commodity, and with Billy’s interest in her, it seemed her value was realized. However, just as marriage becomes part of the conversation, Billy decides to take things too far. What was expected only to be a kiss becomes Billy grabbing at Josie’s breasts, and when pushed away, Billy retaliates by spreading a nasty rumor.
This, despite Josie’s actions in the past, leads Anne to act and call out Billy and then her peers the following day at school. However, the times being what they are, Josie takes the brunt of it all, but Anne has something for that. She has something she plans to put in writing and to circulate amongst the town.
Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs
You don’t need a third eye, not when you have your own two
Ruby Has Finally Moved On
I don’t know about you, but between Anne and Winifred, I was expecting tears and whining from Ruby. Making the fact she has moved onto Moody, who seems to like and appreciate her, a blessing. The kind I hope we get to see become something for this girl has been longing for something more than Anne can put into a soliloquy.
Anne Tackling The Patriarchy
Anne is always at her best when challenged. Whether it was winning the town over, competing with Gilbert, learning from Sebastian, and Mary, the girl has always been the happiest when she was put against odds. Now, this isn’t to say she doesn’t cry and sometimes hates how she has to fight sometimes, but with being someone who has been a victim, abused, and tossed aside, this fight is something she may have longed for. After all, as bad of a person as Josie once was to Anne, she eventually came around. Billy, on the other hand, has deserved karma ripping his arm off, damn a bit in the behind, for a long time.
Jerry & Diana
While I do fear Diana’s parents catching them, leading to her being shipped off to Paris early, or Minnie May discovering them and blackmailing her sister, or Anne hating Diana keeping a secret from her, I love these two together. Maybe it is because, unlike Gilbert and Anne, they seem organic in how they are coming to be and are less tease of the inevitable? Perhaps it is how they use French like a secret language few will know and how they both seem equally interested in the other?
Heck, maybe it is because this is one of the few relationships that has been consistent thus far? Especially since Matthew’s beau, Jeannie, we haven’t seen in ages. Thus leaving only Rachel and her husband as the only couple to fawn over.
Gilbert Introducing Sebastian As His Family
There was a moment of hesitation in which you were left to wonder if Gilbert, in front of the girl he is courting, he’d downplay Sebastian’s role in his life. However, he notes they are partners and family, and it reminds you how much of a stand-up guy Gilbert is. Mind you, one who seems unable to commit to what Winifred is to him, which is a slight blemish on his person, but let’s give him the same leniency as the girls. After all, he is as new to dating like everyone else.
How Quickly Everyone Turned On Josie
Josie has never presented herself as a saint, I get that. However, the fact only Anne refuted the idea of her having morals and looking at Billy as someone with loose morals is sad in so many ways. Not that I don’t get the times are what they are on Anne With An E, but Tillie and the rest seeming ready to throw dirt on Josie’s name as they did? TRASH!
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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.|