"I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me" is the second episode of Season 1 of CBC's Anne (2017) and the second episode of the series overall. It was written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Helen Shaver. It premiered on CBC on March 26, 2017.


Hoping all is not lost; Matthew races to catch up with Anne while Marilla anxiously hopes and waits for their return to Green Gables.






Director: Helen Shaver
Writer: Moira Walley-Beckett


Behind the scenesEdit


  • The titles of this and the previous episode ("Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny") are references to Chapter 23 of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë's novel which had an influence on L.M. Montgomery's writing. The titular character works as a teacher for wealthy Mr. Rochester, whom she secretly loves. Believing he is about to get married to another woman, she wants to leave his house and go to Ireland. Jane eventually tells Mr. Rochester, "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.", to which he replies: "And your will shall decide your destiny."


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 22 images from I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me (view gallery).


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Anne (Episode 2) - The Search for Anne


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See alsoEdit

CBC universe
Anne (2017) (episodes · gallery)
Anne Season 1 episodes
"Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny" (gallery · transcript) · "I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me" (gallery · transcript))
"But What Is So Headstrong as Youth?" (gallery · transcript) · "An Inward Treasure Born" (gallery · transcript)
"Tightly Knotted to a Similar String" (gallery · transcript) · "Remorse Is the Poison of Life" (gallery · transcript)
"Wherever You Are Is My Home" (gallery · transcript)
Anne Season 2 episodes

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