Avonlea (1990–1996)

Home Is Where the Heart Is 

Rachel Lynde suffers another stroke on her way back to Avonlea. Robbed of the ability to speak, Hetty takes her in at Rose Cottage while Rachel's sons come to town to discuss her future care.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Burroughs ... Hetty King
Patricia Hamilton ... Rachel Lynde
Mag Ruffman ... Olivia Dale
Lally Cadeau ... Janet King
Kyle Labine ... Davey Keith
Lindsay Murrell ... Dora Keith
Albert Millaire ... Pierre La Pierre
Peter Van Wart Peter Van Wart ... Robert Lynde
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Billy Lynde
Graham McPherson Graham McPherson ... Dr. Snow
Barbara Hamilton Barbara Hamilton ... Eulalie Bugle
Maja Ardal Maja Ardal ... Clara Potts
Corinne Conley ... Eleanor McHugh
Patricia Vanstone Patricia Vanstone ... Mrs. Hubble
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... Station Master


Having recovered from her stroke, Rachel decides to make the train trip back to Avonlea from Saskatoon despite it being the middle of winter. On the train close to Williston, Nova Scotia, Rachel suffers another stroke and is taken to a local hospital. Without identification on her and without the ability to speak, Rachel is listed at the hospital as a Jane Doe. Believing she may die alone and unknown in the hospital, she instead decides to sneak away and take the train back to Avonlea. She barely makes it home. Despite her precarious health and based on the urging of Davey and Dora, Hetty decides that Rachel should stay in Avonlea at Rose Cottage rather than Robert coming to take her back to Saskatoon. Because Rachel requires around the clock care, Hetty will need the assistance not only of Davey and Dora, but others to take care of Rachel while maintaining some semblance of their regular lives. But over the long run, all, including Rachel, will have to decide who is best equipped to ... Written by Huggo

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12 March 1995 (Canada) See more »

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