Anne: Remorse Is the Poison of Life   Books Included 
May 13, 2017 11:31 AM - Season 1, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Anne's resourcefulness mends fences with the Barrys when Minnie May falls gravely ill. An affecting loss stirs up memories of Marilla's past.
posted by oh yeah! (1 comment total)
While I'm fine with the Marilla/John Blythe backstory being made more explicit, I don't think having the end of their relationship be due Marilla's family obligations improves anything. Wasn't the backstory that she spurned him for things which were more trivial in retrospect, and served as a wake-up call for Anne over her grudge with Gilbert?

As for Aunt Josephine, I don't know. Is it a plus for queer representation to put her in a 'Boston marriage' if one half is dead off-screen? And isn't part of the point of her character that she is completely (not just financially) independent, as a sort of 'road not taken' symbol for Anne?
posted by oh yeah! at 11:48 AM on May 13, 2017 [2 favorites]

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