Janet King's Great-Aunt Eliza comes for a visit, and sets the King household on it's ear, as Janet tries to please her guest, while she herself is feeling quite unwell.
Alec finds out that playing cricket, is not as easy as it used to be when he was a younger man.
Felicity decides that she is now "grown up" at age 13¾ and develops a crush on a visiting rival cricket player. Mooning over David Hawes, Felicity longs to receive her "first kiss".
Sara and Felix make a new friend, Gus Pike, a young sailor, recently arrived in Avonlea and looking for work.
Alec offers his barn for Gus to stay in, and also some work until the cannery begins hiring.
It is wise Great Aunt Eliza who realizes why Janet is feeling unwell, it is announced that the family will soon have a new baby.
Felicity finally gets her kiss and the family is never the same after Gus Pike enters their lives.moreless
Back at King Farm, Janet is in need of help when the baby arrives sooner than expected, and Sara is there to help after the capable Felicity passes out.moreless
Favourite quote: "Snoring is boring." ~Madame Xmoreless
Gus, Sara and Felicity are put in danger when Captain Borden, a former shipmate and friend of Captain Crane's, arrives in Avonlea. Borden believes that Ezekiel has knowledge of the location of a lost Spanish treasure.
Captain Crane leaves the Avonlea after tricking Borden and giving Gus the lighthouse, as a home, and a ruby and gold ring.moreless
Romney pursues Hetty and makes her speak to him and they enjoy some quiet time together.
Romney has a sad secret, which is finally shared with Hetty. Their friendship becomes more important to both of them, and they are able to make peace with each other. Also, because of Romney, Hetty and Rachel Lynde are finally able to bury the hatchet and become friends once again.moreless
Once only motherless, Sara finds her self suddenly orphaned and searching for answers. A traveling circus is in Avonlea and Peter takes her, hoping to cheer her up. Instead, Sara decides to visit the fortune teller, who claims to communicate with the deceased.
Sara's life is placed in danger and it is Uncle Alec who saves the day.moreless
Alec King's principals are put to the test when a visiting politician, whom he supports, tries to "buy" his vote by offering to select Felicity's costume as the 'Best' at the Harvest Ball.
Clemmie is Clemmie and is not popular at the ball, and Felicity, because of her fathers decision, does not win 'Best Costume' or her bet with Sally Potts. The children, however, learn about the value of friendship and being true to oneself.moreless
Sara and Felicity find a newly orphaned baby and leave him on the McEwan's door step, hoping to smooth rough waters between the couple and give them something that they need.
Enemies Rachel Lynde and Aunt Hetty both decide that they have a greater claim to the baby and both want him.
In the end it is decided that the baby is better off with Malcolm and Abigail.moreless