“ “Gilbert,” she said, with scarlet cheeks, “I want to thank you for giving up the school for me. It was very good of you—and I want you to know that I appreciate it.” Gilbert took the offered hand eagerly. “It wasn’t particularly good of me at all, Anne. I was pleased to be able to do you some small service. Are we going to be friends after this? Have you really forgiven me my old fault?” Anne laughed and tried unsuccessful to withdraw her hand. “I forgave you that day by the pond landing, although I didn’t know it. What a stubborn little goose I was. I’ve been—I may as well make a complete confession—I’ve been sorry ever since.” “We are going to be the best of friends,” said Gilbert, jubilantly. “We were born to be good friends, Anne. You’ve thwarted destiny long enough. I know we can help each other in many ways. You are going to keep up your studies, aren’t you? So am I. Come, I’m going to walk home with you.” ”
“Gilbert Blythe wasn’t used to putting himself out to make a girl look at him and meeting with failure. She should look at him, that red-haired Shirley girl with the little pointed chin and the big eyes that weren’t like the eyes of any other girl in Avonlea school. Gilbert reached across the aisle, picked up the end of Anne’s long red braid, held it out at arm’s length and said in a piercing whisper, “Carrots! Carrots!” Then Anne looked at him with vengeance! She did more than look. She sprang to her feet, her bright fancies fallen into cureless ruin. She flashed one indignant glance at Gilbert from eyes whose angry sparkle was swiftly quenched in equally angry tears. “You mean, hateful boy!” She exclaimed passionately. “How dare you!” And then—Thwack! Anne had brought her slate down on Gilbert’s head and cracked it—slate, not head—clear across.”
Since we are parting ways, perhaps forever, I feel I must unburden my heart. You are the fond object of my affection and my desire. You and you alone are the keeper of the key to my heart. Please, don’t be alarmed. I don’t expect your favor, but I can’t in good conscious not reveal myself. I’m not engaged, nor will I be, unless it’s to you, Anne. My Anne with an E. It always has been and always will be you.
This list was extremely difficult to put together but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile. This show is filled with moments, and characters, that move me to laughter, tears, anger and exasperation. I still can’t believe this show of all shows, has been cancelled. I will never get over it. But to ease some of the pain here are some of my favorite scenes from the best show of all.
10. Ruby’s moment of clarity
I loved this moment because I had wanted it for so long. To see a girl like Ruby, who places all her energy into trying to draw the attention of the boys around her, come to a realization that she loves being a woman was absolutely beautiful. This is the first time we see Ruby loving herself for who she is, with no boys in the picture.
9. Marilla and Anne share a moment
To this day this scene remains my favorite Anne and Marilla moment. It’s the true beginning of their love and trust in each other as well as the beginning of their understanding of one another. It’s a quiet, simple moment that speaks volumes.
8. Anne’s visit with Ka’kwet
The scene where Anne spends an afternoon with Ka’kwet was beautiful in so many ways. The chemistry between the actors, the music, the cinematography all worked together to show the youthful innocence of two girls getting to know each other with no thought to what the outside world might think.
7. Gilbert and Anne’s first kiss
We all wanted it. We got it. We all fucking loved it.
6. Mary’s farewell
This particular scene came at the end of an incredibly heart-wrenching episode, but despite the pain of the moment it still managed to be entirely beautiful and serene as Mary basked in the light of the sun shining down on her and the warmth of her community.
5. Gilbert’s letter to Anne
After an entire season of not knowing what the hell Gilbert was thinking in regards to Anne we finally got this scene, in which he spills his guts to Anne in what is perhaps the most romantic love letter of all time.
4. The slate scene
The classic slate smack down scene was portrayed brilliantly and kicked off the best slow-burn romance in history while also adding a bit of Anne With An E modern twist to the circumstances of the scene.
3. Aluk’s pain
While not a joyful moment in the least this scene is still excellently done as we get a realistic depiction of the helplessness in which indigenous parents faced when their children were taken from them. This scene was perhaps the most heartbreaking moment of the series.
2. Prissy’s choice
Prissy ditching Mr. Phillips at the alter and dancing in the snow with the other girls will go down in feminist television history. Just wait and see.
1. Cole comforts Anne
Hands down this is my absolute favorite Anne With An E scene. I love so many characters and their relationships, but the friendship between Anne and Cole was by far the best thing to come out of this show. This moment in particular, in which our joyfully optimistic Anne begins to break down and condemns her own beautiful imagination, shows us how much Cole understands and loves Anne despite what she’s been through. It is a reminder that the pain in our lives doesn’t always last and good can come from it.
Well, I hope you enjoyed! Feel free to share some of your favorite moments in the comments!
Gilbert, her literal husband:
Did you take her to the restaurant I mentioned?
I'm so proud of you *high five*
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