Avonlea (1990–1996)

Of Corsets and Secrets and True, True Love 

Marilla takes in two rambunctious young cousins of hers, Davey and Dora Keith, to live at Green Gables.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Sara Stanley
... Hetty King
... Marilla Cuthbert
... Rachel Lynde
... Olivia King
... Felix King (credit only)
... Davey Keith
Ashley Muscroft ... Dora Keith
Leo Burns ... Mr. Drabble
Peter Donaldson ... Reverend Leonard
Michael Polley ... Dr. Blair
Elva Mai Hoover ... Mrs. Lawson
... Mrs. Biggins
Vivian Reis ... Mrs. Spencer
Marilyn Boyle ... Mrs. Inglis


Mary Keith, a relative of Marilla's, has just passed away of consumption. Mary leaves behind two young children, Davey and Dora, who are now orphans. Despite Rachel's protests, Marilla decides to take in the children temporarily until their Uncle Willie comes for them in two weeks. Davey ends up being a handful to take care of, although he doesn't mean to be. In particular, he gets on Rachel's nerves, she who cannot live under the same roof as him. Because of some arising issues, Marilla has to make some decisions about the care of the children, both in the short and long term. Beyond the children staying at Green Gables, Rachel has been miserable of late. First, she, who had never been sick a day in her life, has a toothache with which she refuses to deal. And second, Sara and Olivia stumble across some historical information concerning Rachel and who looks to be an old suitor of hers named Ambrose Dimsdale, this history which Rachel refuses to discuss or be remembered. Written by Huggo

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22 April 1991 (USA)  »

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Davey Keith: If I can't find my conscience in here, I'm going to the outhouse and have a real good look out there, 'cause maybe I lost it during my business.
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