Road to Avonlea: The Complete Seventh Season [4 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Two extraordinary new documentaries:
  • A fond farewell: the cast looks back
  • Archival season 7 electronic press kit
  • Cast bios
  • English and french audio tracks
  • Closed captioning
  • Beautiful interactive menus
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The seventh and final season of Road to Avonlea (aka Tales From Avonlea) brings shocking news to Felicity King (Gema Zamprogna): her erstwhile fiancé Gus Pike (Michael Mahonen) has been reported killed in a shipwreck in the Caribbean. As she wrestles with her grief, Felicity turns to "good works," establishing the Avonlea Foundling Home. In other developments, Felicity's brother Felix (Zachary Bennett) is on the outs with his girlfriend, Izzy Pettibone (Heather Brown). And Jasper Dale (R.H. Thompson), the husband of Felix's aunt Olivia (Mag Ruffman), returns from a brief teaching assignment in England, only to discover that the size of his family has increased in his absence. Olivia has taken in a single mother named Lottie Cooper (Katherine Ashby), who works in the cannery owned by the Dales, and Lottie's young daughter; this situation will get a bit sticky when the cannery burns down and the now-unemployed Lottie takes a powder, leaving her kid with Jasper and Olivia. In the episode "Woman of Importance," Dianne Wiest guest stars as Izzy Pettibone's aunt Lillian, allegedly a woman of vast wealth who turns out to have quite a surprise for her family. And in "King of the Great White Way," Eugene Levy and Sheila McCarthy are cast as a Broadway songwriting team who raise a ruckus in Avonlea when they decide to transform Felicity and Felix's nonplussed farmer father, Alec (Cedric Smith), into a singing sensation. Meanwhile, Alec's sister Hetty King (Jackie Burroughs) announces plans to marry her new business partner, Simon Tremayne (Ian D. Clark) -- only to decide at the last minute that she and Simon are better friends than lovers. The series comes to an end as the presumed-dead Gus returns to Avonlea, now blinded and with a major surprise that bids fair to resolve many of the series' long-standing problems. This occasion also provides an opportunity for Sara Stanley (Sarah Polley) to make her own return appearance to Avonlea, thereby bringing full circle a TV series that began when a much-younger Sara first set foot in the tightly knit Prince Edward Island community. ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew

  • Sarah Polley - Sara Stanley
  • Jackie Burroughs - Aunt Hetty
  • Mag Ruffman - Aunt Olivia
  • Gema Zamprogna - Felicity King
  • Zachary Bennett - Felix King
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