Avonlea: Season 5, Episode 5

Stranger in the Night (13 Feb. 1994)
"Road to Avonlea" Stranger in the Night (original title)

TV Episode  |  PG  |   |  Drama, Adventure, Family
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Alec struggles to finish harvesting the hay before the rain comes, and is assisted by a mysterious young stranger named Caleb. Other strangers enter the plot as the truth about Caleb's past unfolds.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caleb Stokes
Mag Ruffman ...
Gema Zamprogna ...
Harmony Cramp ...
Lally Cadeau ...
John Friesen ...
Archie Gillis
Bob Bainborough ...
Brian Kelly ...
William McMillan
Arthur McMillan
Alex Floyd ...
Baby Daniel
Ryan Floyd ...
Baby Daniel


The almanac is forecasting a rainstorm through Avonlea, which is bad news for Alec as if so, he will lose his hay crop if he can't harvest it before the rains. Alec is already short of manpower with Felix working at the hotel and Felicity concentrating on her studies. So Alec believes it is providence when a stranger named Caleb Stokes takes refuge from the possible storm in the King's barn. Alec offers Caleb a short term job haying, and lodging in the barn, both which Caleb readily accepts. Although Alec appreciates the hard work and knowledge with which Caleb does his farm work, others are a little more suspicious of the stranger, namely Janet for who the safety of her family is foremost, and Hetty who is just naturally the suspicious type. Caleb is not forthcoming with information about himself, but the Kings can see that he is a man with two sides: he is obviously well read and well educated, yet seems to thrive doing farm work. These opposing aspects raise more questions than ... Written by Huggo

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