Avonlea: Season 6, Episode 5

The Trouble with Davey (12 Feb. 1995)
"Road to Avonlea" The Trouble with Davey (original title)

TV Episode  |  PG  |   |  Drama, Adventure, Family
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Hetty takes in Davey and Dora after Rachel Lynde suffers a stroke.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mag Ruffman ...
Lally Cadeau ...
Patricia Hamilton ...
Peter Van Wart ...
Robert Lynde
John Gilbert ...
Wellington Campbell
John Weir ...
Graham McPherson ...
Dr. Snow
Heather Brown ...
Becky Lester
Robert Bednarski ...


Rachel suffers a stroke, which paralyzes the right side of her body. Her son Robert in Saskatoon comes for her to take her back with him, which all concerned are hoping is only a temporary situation until Rachel is well enough to care for herself again. But because of his own personal situation, he is unwilling and unable to take Davey and Dora, who he sees as legally not Rachel's or by association his responsibility, as Davey and Dora were legally Marilla's wards. Hetty offers to take the Keiths until Rachel's return, however long that may be. This transition is difficult for all three of Davey, Dora and Hetty. Dora is concerned that Hetty will go the way of both Marilla and Rachel and leave her and Davey. But the more obvious problem is between Hetty and Davey. Hetty has never had to take care of a child as rambunctious as Davey. And Davey is taking out his frustrations on Hetty, those frustrations stemming in part from guilt that he may have been the cause of Rachel's stroke and ... Written by Huggo

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