"Tightly Knotted to a Similar String" is the fifth episode of Season 1 of CBC's Anne (2017) and the fifth episode of the series overall. It was written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Patricia Rozema. It premiered on CBC on April 16, 2017.


Anne must deal with the inevitability of womanhood when she gets her first period. At the same time, Marilla and Matthew acclimatize to parenthood and revisit moments of their youth through Anne.






Director: Patricia Rozema
Writer: Moira Walley-Beckett


Behind the scenesEdit


  • The title of this episode is a reference 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. He tries to stop her by saying, "I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you—especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame."


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 14 images from Tightly Knotted to a Similar String (view gallery).


Some of the following videos are geographically restricted to the viewers from Canada by the channel's owner, CBC. We are including them nonetheless.
Anne (Episode 5) - It's Anne vs

Anne (Episode 5) - It's Anne vs. Gilbert in a Spelling Bee Competition (Canada Only)


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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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