Avonlea (1990–1996)
When Alec's friend dies in a boating accident, Alec feels obligated to take care of his widow and their infant son, setting the Avonlea gossip circle into a tizzy.


Graeme Campbell


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Polley ... Sara Stanley
Jackie Burroughs ... Hetty King
Meg Tilly ... Evelyn Grier
Cedric Smith ... Alec King
Mag Ruffman ... Olivia Dale
Gema Zamprogna ... Felicity King
Lally Cadeau ... Janet King
Peter MacNeill ... Emmett Grier
Michael Mahonen ... Gus Pike
Heather Brown Heather Brown ... Izzy Pettibone
Harmony Cramp Harmony Cramp ... Cecily King
Mark Bigney Mark Bigney ... Morgan Pettibone
Keith Knight ... Rev. Fitzsimmons
Barbara Hamilton Barbara Hamilton ... Mrs. Bugle
Elva Mai Hoover ... Mrs. Lawson


Alec's childhood friend, Emmett Grier, returns to Avonlea after being away in Halifax for twenty-five years. Alec talked him into buying a slightly run-down farm in the area that had sat empty for years. With Emmett is his young wife, Evelyn, and their newborn daughter, Carrie. Evelyn is a loving and devoted wife, but is unaccustomed to farm life being a city girl. Emmett admits to Alec that he is in financial straits, something that Evelyn does not know. Shortly thereafter, Emmett is killed in a freak accident, one that could have also killed Alec. Despite being emotionally distraught being all alone in the world without finances of her own, Evelyn realizes that she has to do whatever she needs to to continue on with her and Carrie's life. Having to earn a living, she does the only thing she knows, which is to teach the piano, she once an aspiring concert pianist. Meanwhile, Alec is willing to do whatever he can to help his old friend's wife, including managing her farm ... Written by Huggo

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12 April 1993 (USA) See more »

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