The BEST episodes written by Marlene Matthews

Aunt Hetty's Ordeal
70 votes

#1 - Aunt Hetty's Ordeal

Road to Avonlea - Season 2 - Episode 3

Muriel Stacey, is returning home to Avonlea to see her old school house and her school chum Hetty King. Feeling threatened by her perceived former-rival, Hetty goes out looking for new students. Gus Pike is now working at the cannery, and wants to learn... reading, writing and how to be a gentleman... Hetty is delighted with his enthusiasm. After an accident at home, Hetty is temporarily replaced at school by Muriel, who not only does not want to replace Hetty, but organizes the children to do a "tribute"to her. Gus plays a fiddle solo to express his gratitude to Hetty.

The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King
11 votes

#2 - The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King

Road to Avonlea - Season 3 - Episode 12

Wally Higgins, an ice skate salesman visiting Avonlea decides that Hetty is the perfect woman for him, she has the perfect sized feet. Wellington Campbell decides that part of the King property is his. Now Hetty works to keep both her freedom and her land. Felicity expects Gus to take her to the skating party and he has yet to ask her to go with him, but he is too proud to admit that he has no skates. When he confides this to Sara, she gives him a pair, but Gus doesn't know how to skate!

Home Movie
37 votes

#3 - Home Movie

Road to Avonlea - Season 4 - Episode 12

A wealthy American developer tries to modernize Avonlea and reinvent it in the style of a town he built in Pennsylvania. Opinions in the town are mixed; Clara Potts and Olivia take up the case for modernization but Hetty is firmly against it. Meanwhile, Sarah convinces her trust fund (by impersonating Hetty over the telephone) to buy an Edison motion picture camera and send it to Jasper Dale, under the impression that he is to do experiments in frame rate with it for the Edison company. Eventually, Hetty decides to use footage Jasper filmed with his camera to show a visual record of Avonlea, as part of an emotional appeal against the radical rebuilding of the town.

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A Friend in Need
7 votes

#4 - A Friend in Need

Road to Avonlea - Season 5 - Episode 4

Davey Keith is already in trouble after the first day of school. After getting caught fighting in the playground, Clive Pettibone assigns him one hundred lines to write as punishment. While this might be difficult enough under any circumstances, for Davey it is doubly severe because he cannot read or write. After he inadvertently lands Sarah in trouble she learns his awful secret. With her help, however, he begins to learn how to read.

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The Return of Gus Pike
9 votes

#5 - The Return of Gus Pike

Road to Avonlea - Season 6 - Episode 1

Felicity is at medical school, and Felix is visiting, when they spot Gus in the market place with a strange woman. Felicity mistakengly thinks he is engaged to this woman, Charlotte Ames, and returns Gus's ring. Gus finds Felicity at school and they decide they 'need to talk'. As Gus walks Felicity back to her rooming house they encounter a flower lady, wandering the streets, who thinks that Gus is Captain Crane. Together, Gus and Felicity decide to bring her back to Avonlea to solve a mystery. Gus thinks the flower lady may be Eliza Pike, his 'deceased' mother. A photograph of Eliza and Abe Pike together, makes Gus realize that she is indeed his mother. Hidden behind this wedding photo of Eliza and Abe is a photo of Captain Crane, whom Gus begins to believe is his real father. He and Eliza go to Jamaica to find the captain. Before he leaves, Gus implores Felicity "...say you'll be mine." "I've always been yours, I'll be yours forever", she assures him. Gus gives her his ring again.

Lonely Hearts
7 votes

#6 - Lonely Hearts

Road to Avonlea - Season 6 - Episode 2

The White Sands Hotel is the setting for a Bachelor Auction. Each bachelor makes up a picnic basket and a lady bids on it; the bachelor then shares the basket with the lady. Felix and Izzy's romance begins to blossom; Becky Lester has her eye on Davy; Hetty looses Clive Pettibone to Muriel Stacy; Simon Tremayne has his eye on Hetty but fears he has no hope; but the dance at the hotel, to end the day, finds Hetty is Simon's arms.

School for Otters
1 votes

#7 - School for Otters

Little Bear - Season 2 - Episode 35

Emily and Little Bear make a pretend school and the playful otters are their unruly students.

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So Dear to My Heart
11 votes

#8 - So Dear to My Heart

Road to Avonlea - Season 7 - Episode 13

Gus' return to Avonlea stuns the King Family and forces Felicity to make a decision between her childhood sweetheart, Gus and the kindly banker, Stuart. In the meantime, Jasper and Olivia have decided to leave Avonlea, after the disastrous Dale Cannery fire and Hetty is furious. Felix makes a decision that stuns his family, especially his mother Janet, and a certain familiar character makes her prodigal return to Avonlea for Felicity's wedding day.

What a Tangled Web We Weave
8 votes

#9 - What a Tangled Web We Weave

Road to Avonlea - Season 6 - Episode 11

An impoverished Polish countess visits the White Sands for her son's wedding, as does Pierre's mother, whose daughter is the bride. However, there's a twist when it is revealed that Pierre has been telling his mother he owns the White Sands.

But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid (2)
12 votes

#10 - But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid (2)

Road to Avonlea - Season 3 - Episode 5

Back in Avonlea, Jo Pitts is wreaking havoc with Hetty, who believes that "Sara" has become deranged. When Jo decides she has had enough of Hetty, she decides to drown her. Sara and Gus escape the gang of theives, who are run by Abe Pike, and sail back to Avonlea just in time to stop Jo from robbing the town blind. Gus offers the King women some advice on how to handle Jo, and she is offered a home with Sara and Hetty at Rose Cottage. However, Jo decides to take her fate into her own hands and leaves town.

Ah... Sweet Mystery of Life
10 votes

#11 - Ah... Sweet Mystery of Life

Road to Avonlea - Season 7 - Episode 6

Just as Simon Tremayne receives an offer to buy out the White Sands hotel by a buyer who wants to modernize it, Hetty learns that the school is to be closed down and its students sent to school in Carmody. Her devastation is tempered by her blossoming romance with Simon; she soon accepts his proposal of marriage. However, pressure on both of them to fight off the idea of losing their respective jobs (Hetty calls for a comparative test between the students of Avonlea Public School and those of the Carmody School) makes them realize that, though they may love each other, they are too career-oriented to be married to one another.

Out of the Ashes
11 votes

#12 - Out of the Ashes

Road to Avonlea - Season 7 - Episode 1

Felicity continues to mourn a year after she learns that Gus' ship was lost at sea. While attending a town meeting, she is maneuvered into excepting a position on a committee to assess the old Lloyd mansion. Upon examining the house, the committee discovers four orphans living there. Stuart McRae, a new banker, supports Felicity's idea that the house should be converted into a fondling home. The project, along with Stuart's affections, promises to help Felicity get over her loss of Gus.

Deadly Games (1)
5 votes

#13 - Deadly Games (1)

Cold Squad - Season 3 - Episode 1

After Ali hits a young boy with her car after having a fight with Simon, she soon finds herself not only fighting to prove her innocence, but also fighting to get her job back, which she was stripped of without her knowledge while on vacation. Cold Squad has been turned into a provincial task force, and the only member of the old guard left is Logozzo, so Ali has to prove herself to Coscarella, the new sergeant in charge.

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It's Just a Stage
67 votes

#14 - It's Just a Stage

Road to Avonlea - Season 2 - Episode 11

Pigeon Plumtree, is a famous actress and Sara's cousin, who has decided to make a stop in Avonlea. Sara has stars in her eyes when Pigeon claims that she has the making of becoming a great actress. Pat Frewen, resident pig farmer is enchanted by Pigeon, much to the distress of Dorathea, who has waited 20 years for Pat to propose to her. Sara sorts out this odd love triangle and decides to stay in Avonlea.

Of Corsets and Secrets and True True Love
38 votes

#15 - Of Corsets and Secrets and True True Love

Road to Avonlea - Season 2 - Episode 4

Dora and Davy Keith come to live at Green Gables, with Marilla, a distant relative, after their parents die. Only a temporary arrangement, until a uncle could be located, Marilla is faced with the prospect of turning two children over to an orphanage or losing the friendship of Rachel Lynde, because Davy has proven to be a handful. Rachel makes matters worse beacause she is suffering from a tooth ache, but refuses to go to the doctor... and then there is that naughty pig.

But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid (1)
11 votes

#16 - But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid (1)

Road to Avonlea - Season 3 - Episode 4

Sara is suffering growing pains, and Hetty refuses to recognize that the 'Story Girl' is growing up. Gus has news of Captain Crane in Halifax, and plans to travel there to meet him. Sara meets a look alike named, Jo Pitts. When Sara finds living with Hetty unbearable, she forces Gus to take her to Halifax with him. Jo Pitts pretends to be Sara, with the help of Felix. Gus has been tricked by Abe Pike, not Captain Crane who sent the message and Abe wants Gus to take him to Captain Crane & the treasure, so he holds his captive until Gus captiulates, and in the meantime, nasty thieves believe that Sara is Jo Pitts, who is one of their own, and take her captive...

35 votes

#17 - Deathmate

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) - Season 2 - Episode 13

An older woman attemps to convince her young lover that the only way they can continue their affair is for him to end her husband's life.

Life After Death
5 votes

#18 - Life After Death

Cold Squad - Season 3 - Episode 10

Ali investigates an old film that was discovered in the apartment above Bernice's and looks to be a sado-masochistic snuff film, but her focus is soon on her friend Bill, who finally wants to talk to her about what was going on with him back when a plastic surgeon was murdered (First Deadly Sin) -- he wants to become a woman. Bailey is representing a young woman named Anita Dunn, who is terrified that the man who raped her is back in her life (Deadbeat Walking). Nicco agrees to take on the case, but she gets more attached to him than she should. Mickey isn't sure where she stands with Bailey, and things get hot when Pawlachuk catches them in a clinch.

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First Deadly Sin
4 votes

#19 - First Deadly Sin

Cold Squad - Season 3 - Episode 3

Ali and Frank are assigned to find out who murdered plastic surgeon Marvin Michaelsen after a drug dealer identifies him as the man who removed his fingerprints, but the tension between the two soon ends up taking a higher priority than the investigation. Nicco and Mickey work together on the case of Dermot Wells, a garbage collector that is believed to have murdered his former co-worker, and make a bet on how soon they'll get a confession.

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Spring Cleaning
0 votes

#20 - Spring Cleaning

Little Bear - Season 2 - Episode 36

Little Bear and Father Bear make a game out of spring cleaning. Mother Bear keeps them from getting too distracted from the job at hand.