Road To Avonlea: Season 4 (Buy This Season) | 4.1: Tug of War | 4.2: Lady and the Blade | 4.3: Incident at Vernon River | 4.4: Evelyn | 4.5: Moving On | 4.6: Boys Will be Boys | 4.7: The Dinner | 4.8: Heirs and Graces | 4.9: Hearts and Flowers | 4.10: Felicity’s Perfect Beau | 4.11: The Disappearance | 4.12: Home Movie | 4.13: Hearth and Home
In order to keep the White Sands Hotel afloat, Simon Tremayne reluctantly agrees to hold a Valentine’s Day Dance and to accept Hetty King’s offer of financial investment in the hotel.
Mr. Tremayne’s reservations prove well-founded as Hetty proceeds to set up her writing desk smack dab in the middle of the hotel lobby. She just can’t stop herself from running the hotel like a schoolroom, correcting guests’ table manners as well as grammar.
Meanwhile Gus’ plans to escort Felicity King to the dance are complicated by the arrival of Chef Pierre’s deceptively demure niece, Suzette Moreau, who sets her sights on Gus and proceeds to chase him.
At the same time, Arthur Pettibone proves himself Gus’ rival in love as he is determined to have Felicity accompany him to the dance.
Notes & Inspirations
- Originally Aired March 7, 1993
- At AvCon 07 Ian D. Clark called this a “Madcap Episode”.
- Several attempts were made to shoot the Parrot’s death scene with an artificial Parrot but none worked. Ultimately the decision was made to use a “thud” sound effect and not show the Parrot falling from his perch, which actually worked quite well.