Road To Avonlea: Season 2 (Buy This Season) | 2.1: Sara’s Homecoming | 2.2: How Kissing was Discovered | 2.3: Aunt Hetty’s Ordeal | 2.4: Of Corsets and Secrets and True, True Love | 2.5: Old Quarrels, Old Love | 2.6: May the Best Man Win | 2.7: Family Rivalry | 2.8: The Sea Ghost | 2.9: All That Glitters | 2.10: Dreamer of Dreams | 2.11: It’s Just a Stage | 2.12: A Mother’s Love | 2.13: Misfits and Miracles
When Davey Keith and Dora Keith, two mischievous and recently orphaned youngsters, are deposited at Green Gables in the care of Marilla Cuthbert and Rachel Lynde, the relationship between the two old friends is sorely tried. Compounding the difficulties is the fact that an infected tooth is responsible for so much pain that Rachel is beside herself with agony.
Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Marilla Cuthbert: COLLEEN DEWHURST
Rachel Lynde: PATRICIA HAMILTON
Olivia King: MAG RUFFMAN
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Davey Keith: KYLE LABINE
Dora Keith: ASHLEY MUSCROFT
Mr. Drabble: LEO BURNS
Reverend Leonard: PETER DONALDSON
Dr. Blair: MICHAEL POLLEY
Mrs. Lawson: ELVA MAI HOOVER
Mrs. Biggins: ANNA FERGUSON
Mrs. Spencer: VIVIAN REIS
Mrs. Inglis: MARILYN BOYLE
Mrs. Wiggins: TERRY TWEED
Miss Carpenter: ELIZABETH LEIGH-MILNE
Station Master: JACK MATHER
Woman #1: JOAN HENEY
Woman #2: KAY CAISLEY
Woman #3: JACQUELINE BLAIS
Mother of Girl: DEBORAH TENNANT
Little Girl: CHELSIE LAMIE
The resourceful Davey and Dora do their best to win Mrs Lynde’s affection, but their every strategy backfires into an even worse disaster. Driven to exasperation by the orphan’s attempts to woo her, Rachel Lynde moves out of Green Gables and takes up residence at the Biggens Boarding House in town. Marilla Cuthbert, torn by loyalty to her longtime friend and genuine love for the two waifs, enlists the support of young Sara and the local newspaper reporter, Olivia King, to rid Rachel of the painful tooth and help her judge the situation with a clear mind.
That boy needs a birch switch to his britches. – Rachel Lynde
Once rid of the tooth, Rachel sees the error of her ways, patches things up with Marilla and they invite Davey and Dora to stay with them at Green Gables.
Notes & Inspirations
- Originally Aired December 23, 1990
- An animal trainer spent many hours training the pig to wear the corset and run on command.
- Colleen Dewhurst was nominated for an Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series’ for her portrayal of Marilla Cuthbert in this episode.