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Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story is a 2000 miniseries created by Kevin Sullivan. It was preceded by Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel and followed by Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning.

SynopsisEdit

PlotEdit

Departing greatly from L.M. Montgomery's work, but surprisingly still appealing, The Continuing Story follows Anne and Gilbert's adventures during World War I.

Anne Shirley returns to Avonlea after five years of teaching at an orphanage in Nova Scotia while separated from her fiancé, Gilbert Blythe, who was finishing medical school. After catching up with Diana Barry and other old friends, Anne and Diana visit Green Gables, and a horrified Anne realizes that since Marilla's death the owners have treated Green Gables so poorly, that it is coming apart. Later, Anne is reunited with Gilbert on the island. However, instead of settling down immediately, Gilbert asks Anne to move to New York since he has been offered a staff position at a prestigious medical institution. Her reluctant agreement comes with the promise of being published and that they will return to Prince Edward Island to raise their family.

In New York, Anne is employed as a junior editor at a small publishing house, where she meets Jack Garrison, a writer and local sensation who becomes interested in Anne. Seeing her potential as a writer, he offers to become the editor for her new manuscript and use his influence to have it published under both their names. When the manuscript is accepted, Anne is outraged to learn that Jack has presented it as his own; she breaks off contact with Jack, who reveals he has fallen in love with her. Meanwhile, Gilbert is troubled by his work at the hospital - most of the doctors are more interested in prestige than saving lives. Disillusioned by life in New York, Anne and Gilbert return to Prince Edward Island.

Upon returning to Avonlea, Gilbert buys Green Gables from Mr. Harrison and they set about restoring the house as they plan their wedding. However, the couple find the effect of World War I to be much more present; Fred Wright, Diana's husband, eventually enlists in the war as his family life becomes increasingly strained. Increasing pressure results in Gilbert enlisting as medical officer and he convinces Anne to marry him before he leaves. When he is declared missing in action, Anne leaves for Europe as a Red Cross volunteer in hopes of finding him.

Anne's desperate search leads to a chance meeting with Jack Garrison, along with his lover, Colette, and their infant son, Dominic. Jack, involved in dangerous espionage activities, leaves suddenly and asks that Anne take Colette and Dominic to London. However, Colette is killed in an explosion while Anne briefly sees Gilbert as his troop is forced to abandon their field hospital. Anne promises Colette on her last breath to take care of Dominic and find his father. Left to care for Dominic, Anne finds an injured Fred Wright and his arm must be amputated. They leave for London and reside in Jack's apartment until they can return to Canada; in that time, Anne works for a British newspaper office and becomes acquainted with Fergus Keegan, Jack's editor, and Maude Montrose, one of Jack's contemporaries and a fellow spy. When Jack arrives to make arrangements for his family, he learns of Colette's death and asks for Anne to care for Dominic should anything happen to him. Though Anne intends to return to Canada with Fred and Dominic, her connection to Jack as well as a resurfacing chance of finding Gilbert results in taking Dominic with her to France.

Disguised as a nun and befriending entertainers Margaret Bush and Elsie James, Anne struggles to bring Dominic to Kit Garrison, Jack's aunt who has also become involved in war efforts. Reunited again with Jack, Anne travels with him in hopes for finding her husband. As Anne's search continues to be fruitless, Jack attempts to persuade her to return with him to the United States and form a family with him and Dominic; Anne refuses, determined to continue searching for Gilbert in Germany. When she encounters Margaret and Elsie again, she joins them in entertaining the soldiers; in the crowd is Gilbert and Anne is reunited with him at last. Jack arranges for them to leave immediately as the armistice to end the war approaches. However, Keegan's fear of being exposed as a traitor by Jack's group results in Jack being shot on the train; as he dies, he asks that Anne take care of his son. Once the armistice is declared, Anne and Gilbert attempt to find Dominic, but after finding Kit Garrison's château empty, they are forced to return to Canada in hopes of finding the child from home.

After a year of living back in Avonlea, Anne and Gilbert arrive at the local train station to collect Dominic, whom they are adopting as their own. They decide to leave Green Gables to Diana and Fred while they "make a new life, but built on all the old foundations" and "build a good home, and raise a family, with lots of scope for the imagination."

It also leaves an opening for a return to the L.M. Montgomery storyline as the Blythes move to Ingleside.

CastEdit

  • Megan Follows as Anne Shirley
  • Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert Blythe
  • Schuyler Grant as Diana Wright
  • Patricia Hamilton as Rachel Lynde
  • Greg Spottiswood as Fred Wright
  • Cameron Daddo as Jack Garrison
  • Douglas Campbell as Dr. Powell
  • Janet Laine-Green as Maud Montrose
  • Martha Henry as Kit Garrison
  • Barry Morse as Palmer Winfield
  • Dan Lett as Walter Owen
  • Nigel Bennett as Fergus Keenan
  • David Gardner as Mr. Dodd
  • Jill Frappier as Mrs. Dodd
  • R.D. Reid as Reverend Morgan
  • Zack Ward as Moody Spurgeon
  • Miranda de Pencier as Josie Pye Spurgeon
  • Dalene Irvine as Ginny Andrews
  • Maggie Huculak as Female V.A.D.
  • Sonia Laplante as Colette
  • Robin Stevan as V.A.D. Driver
  • Brenda Robins as Field Nurse
  • Kate Hemblen as Nurse Tilda
  • Colette Stevenson as Mrs. Findlay
  • Andrew Dinner as Brian Findlay
  • Shannon Lawson as Elsie James
  • Victoria Snow as Margaret Bush
  • Billy Parrott as Diana's Driver
  • Kyra Harper as Dishevelled Woman
  • Michael Cameron as Fred Jr.
  • Brad Austin as Winfield Receptionist
  • Toni Ellwand as Mrs. Tweed
  • Peter Graham as Mr. Tweed
  • Lisa Messinger as Front Desk Nurse
  • Diane Douglas as Bellevue Matron
  • Art Kitching as Belmont Clerk
  • David Clement as Mr. Chambers
  • Meredith McGeachie as Red Cross Woman 1
  • Gordon Jocelyn as Dr. Stuart
  • Rosemary Radcliff as Mrs. Barry
  • Alexa Gilmour as Red Cross Woman 2
  • Doug Samuels as Canadian Captain
  • Chaz Thorne as Canadian Soldier #2
  • Patrick McManus as Canadian Lieutenant
  • François Klanfer as Neufchateau Priest
  • David Danzon as Neufchateau Soldier
  • Carlo Rota as Cockney Driver
  • Neil Girvan as Boulogne Doctor
  • Matthew Edison as Embassy Clerk
  • Nancy Kee as Red Cross Official
  • Richard McMillan as Canadian Embassy Clerk
  • Kevin Hare as Journalist 1
  • Kevin Wall as Journalist 2
  • Scott Maudsley as Officer Findlay
  • Jason Noël as Chauffeur
  • Donna Goodhand as Middle Aged Lady
  • Francois Byron as Le Havre Guard
  • Olivier L'Ecuyer as French Solider
  • Steve Zirnis as Park Specker
  • Paul Eves as Jack's Associate
  • Normand Bissonnette as LaCapelle Soldier
  • Timm Zemanek as Solicitor
  • Peter Langley as Peasant Farmer
  • Robert Bidaman as Senior Surgeon
  • Darrin Brown as Canadian Soldier
  • Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla Cuthbert (archive footage, uncredited)
  • Richard Farnsworth as Matthew Cuthbert (archive footage, uncredited)
  • Andrée Bernard as Gertrude (uncredited)
  • Lauren Peters as Dominic (age 1) (uncredited)

SoundtrackEdit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story/Soundtrack

Behind the scenesEdit

Casting

  • Greg Spottiswood, who portrayed Fred Wright in Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story, also appeared in Road to Avonlea in role of David Hawes.
  • Nigel Bennett portrayed Fergus Keagen in Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story. In Road to Avonlea he portrayed Enoch Cain.
  • François Klanfer, who portrayed Neufchateau Priest in Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story, also appeared in Road to Avonlea as Theatre Manager.

Trivia

  • Gilbert‘s costume was a genuine medical uniform from the World War I.

GalleryEdit

Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 3 images of Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (view gallery).
Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 83 images from Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (view gallery).

VideosEdit

Trailers

The Continuing Story Trailer00:31

The Continuing Story Trailer

Clips

The Continuing Story - Anne and Gil Reunited03:06

The Continuing Story - Anne and Gil Reunited

Behind the scenes

The Continuing Story BTS - Deleted Scene00:17

The Continuing Story BTS - Deleted Scene

Interviews

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Adaptations
Films
Anne of Green Gables (1919) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (1934) (gallery) · Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990) · Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010) · Anne of Green Gables (upcoming)
Radio
Anne of Green Gables (March 1938) · Anne of Green Gables (October 1938) · Anne of Green Gables (1941)
Anne of Green Gables (1944) · Anne of Green Gables (1954) · Anne of Green Gables (1966)
Anne of Green Gables (1971) · Anne of Green Gables (1977) · Anne of Green Gables (1979)
Anne of Avonlea (1979) · Anne of the Island (1979) · Anne's House of Dreams (1979) · Rainbow Valley (1979)
Rilla of Ingleside (1991) · Anne of Green Gables (1997) (gallery)
TV series
Anne of Green Gables (1952) · Anne of Green Gables (1972) (gallery) · Anne of Avonlea (1975) (episodes · gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1979) (episodes) · Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) (episodes · gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001) (episodes · gallery) · Anne (2007) (gallery)
Before Green Gables (2009) (episodes) · Anne (2017) (episodes · gallery)
TV films & miniseries
Anne of Green Gables (1956) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (1957) · Anne of Green Gables (1958) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1985) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) (gallery)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) (gallery · soundtrack)
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008) (gallery) · L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (2016) (gallery)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017) (gallery)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017) (gallery)
Stage
Anne of Green Gables – The Musical (1965) (cast · gallery · lyrics) · Rainbow Valley (1999) · Anne & Gilbert (2005) (cast)
Anne of Green Gables (2006) · The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery (2008) (cast · gallery · soundtrack)
Bend in the Road (2012) (cast · lyrics) · Rilla of Green Gables (2015)
Books
Anne of Green Gables (1997 manga) · Anne of Avonlea (1998 manga) · Anne of the Island (1998 manga)
Rainbow Valley (2003 manga) · Ana of California (2015 novel)
Audio
Anne of Green Gables (2007) · Anne of Green Gables (2008) · Anne of Avonlea (2008)
Anne of the Island (2009) · Anne of Windy Poplars (2009) · Anne's House of Dreams (2010)
Web
"Inspiration Found" (2008) · Green Gables Fables (2014–2016) (episodes · gallery) · "Anne & Gilbert" (2014) (gallery · transcript)
"Anne of Green Gables" (2014) (gallery · transcript) · Anne of Green Gables (2014)
Project Green Gables (2015–2017) (episodes · gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (2015)
Study notes
Borrowed stories · Cultural references and allusions · Family trees
Foreshadowing · Further reading · Glossary · Timelines
See also
"Is This My Anne?"
Sullivan Entertainment live-action universe
Works
Anne of Green Gables (1985) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990) · Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) (episodes · gallery)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) (gallery · soundtrack)
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 1 episodes
"The Journey Begins" · "The Story Girl Earns Her Name" · "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's"
"The Materializing of Duncan" · "Old Lady Lloyd" · "Proof of the Pudding" · "Conversions"
"Aunt Abigail's Beau" · "Malcolm and the Baby" · "The Witch of Avonlea" · "Felicity's Challenge"
"The Blue Chest of Arabella King" · "Nothing Endures But Change"
Road to Avonlea Season 2 episodes
"Sara's Homecoming" · "How Kissing Was Discovered" · "Aunt Hetty's Ordeal" · "Of Corsets and Secrets and True,
True Love
" · "Old Quarrels, Old Love" · "May the Best Man Win" · "Family Rivalry" · "Sea Ghost" · "All That Glitters"
"Dreamer of Dreams" · "It's Just a Stage" · "A Mother's Love" · "Misfits and Miracles"
Road to Avonlea Season 3 episodes
"The Ties That Bind" (gallery) · "Felix and Blackie" · "Another Point of View" · "When She Was Bad, She Was Horrid: Part 1"
"When She Was Bad, She Was Horrid: Part 2" · "Aunt Janet Rebels" · "A Dark and Stormy Night"
"Friends and Relations" (gallery) · "Vows of Silence" · "After the Honeymoon"
"High Society" · "The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King" · "Old Friends, Old Wounds"
Road to Avonlea Season 4 episodes
"Tug of War" · "The Lady and the Blade" · "Incident at Vernon River" · "Boys Will Be Boys" · "Moving On"
"Evelyn" (gallery) · "The Dinner" · "Heirs and Graces" · "Hearts and Flowers"
"Felicity's Perfect Beau" · "The Disappearance" · "Home Movie" · "Hearth and Home"
Road to Avonlea Season 5 episodes
"Fathers and Sons" · "Memento Mori" · "Modern Times" · "A Friend in Need" · "Strictly Melodrama" · "The Great Race"
"Stranger in the Night" (gallery) · "Someone to Believe In" · "Thursday's Child" · "Best Laid Plans"
"Otherwise Engaged" · "Enter Prince Charming" · "The Minister's Wife"
Road to Avonlea Season 6 episodes
"The Return of Gus Pike" · "Lonely Hearts" (gallery) · "Christmas in June" (gallery) · "Fools and Kings" (gallery)
"Comings and Goings" (gallery) · "The Trouble with Davey" (gallery)· "Great Expectations" (gallery) · "A Fox Tale"
"The More Things Change" · "Home is Where the Heart Is" · "What a Tangled Web We Weave" · "A Time to Every Purpose"
"Homecoming" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 7 episodes
"Out of the Ashes" · "Love May Be Blind... But the Neighbours Ain't" (gallery) · "Davey and the Mermaid" · "Woman of Importance"
"Secrets and Sacrifices" · "Ah... Sweet Mystery of Life" · "King of the Great White Way" · "Total Eclipse" · "From Away"
"After the Ball is Over" · "Return to Me" · "The Last Hurrah" · "So Dear to My Heart"

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