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Emily of New Moon was originally a novel written by an inspiring woman, Lucy Maud Montgomery that progressed into a delightful television series over time. The show is about a young orphan that finds her way into the home of two Aunts; one stern, filled with righteousness and the other meek and unsure of her position in the world. The young girl's name was Emily Star played by Martha MacIssac. Taken in by her relatives, Emily leads her new life in New Moon Farm, which is on Prince Edward Island. She is not alone on the farm long before Perry Miller appears played by, Kris Lemche. Cousin Jimmy Emily's Aunt Elizabeth Murray played by Ilse Burnley and Laura Murray played by Shelia McCarthy goes through the processes of life. Lucy Maud Montgomery who was born on November 30, 1897 in Clifton, on Prince Edward Island and the Canadian production of her book aired from 1998 to 2000.

Stephen McHattie plays a wonderful role as Cousin Jimmy, while Susan Clark plays the roles of Emily's Aunt Elizabeth who has taken upon herself as family caretaker. There have also been guest stars on the show including Martha Burns, Janet Wright, Lisa Houle and others. The other cast members are, Shawn Roberts playing the role as Teddy Kent, Chip Ciupka who played as Mr. Carpenter, John Neville who played as uncle Malcom, Linda Thorson who played Emily's Cousin Isabel and Jessica Pellerin who play as Emily's friend Lise Burnley and Peter Donaldson as the roguishly rich, Lan Bowles.

The story is filled with a Victorian feel and has an episode with a visit from the Queen. The story reminds of an era when people were poor and more interested in helping. Daily life was simple and hopes always looked to the future. Emily of the New Moon produced by Michael Donovan, Ronald Weinberg and Micheline Charest, is a lovely tale of a simpler time, when it was easier to mix dreams with reality. The character, Emily of New Moon was a sensitive person that could see what others overlooked. The characters of Emily of New Moon were very adventurous, anxious to discover new things in their limited world.

Emily of New Moon is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (46 episodes). The series first aired on January 4, 1998.

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4 Seasons, 46 Episodes
January 4, 1998
Kids & Family, Drama
Cast: Martha MacIsaac, Stephen McHattie, Sheila McCarthy, Kris Lemche, Linda Thorson
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Emily of New Moon Full Episode Guide

  • Overjoyed at finishing her first book she goes to see Teddy to see what he thinks of it. Only he breaks her heart when he is brutally honest about it bringing back memories of Dean Priest.Emily then falls down the stairs and remembers back through a series of flashbacks the moments in her life that have shaped her future.

  • Emily is feeling as happy as can be and has been writing for weeks and sending her work off.As she is waiting Rhoda takes off with Emily's mail before she gets a chance to see it. She does this for a while as Emily is receiving acceptance letter and money cheques from a New York publisher Thelonius Grand. Her plans goes astray when the publisher days that he is coming to the island to meet Emily.It all comes out in the end although Rhoda nearly pulls off the scam only to have Emily give her a gift.Ian also leaves New Moon and is believed to have committed suicide. He gave his rights up to Laura for New Moon and she is left to raise Margaux's son.

  • Perry returns to Blair Water only to be leaving shortly to fight in the Boer War. Other strange occurances are also going on with a love letter finding its way to Cousin Jimmy and a stranger coming to town.

  • The family is whole again when Jimmy returns home.Laura still wants a divorce but Ian Bowles returns and he now owns a share of New Moon.Emily comes up with the idea to marry in order to pay for Aunt Laura's divorce so she can retain rights to the farm. She tries to become a mail order bride. While she is writing it Teddy arrives, at first she ignores him, but when he climbs up to her window they go outside to talk.

  • With her father's wedding approaching fast, Ilse is resenting the fact that she will have a step-mother that isn't Laura. She isn't about to let her father forget the fact that Laura and Iris are two different people.

  • Emily is feeling very insecure with her future as she begins to take the entrance exam for college hoping to get the scholarship - which Ilse and Teddy are also trying to get.On the way to exam they meet Jack and Emily pays for him to do the exam as well. Ilse tries to play matchmaker to get Jack and Emily together so she can go after Teddy.While in the exam Rhoda arrives late and isn't aloud to so the exam, she decides to let Emily's horse loose. Jack ends the exam early to go and catch it for her.On the way home Ilse falls asleep when they stop for a rest and wakes up in time to see Emily and Teddy kiss.

  • Laura is still refusing to return to Ian and Emily helps her out by finding her employment at a mill. There Laura finds out just how hard the working conditions are for women in the 19th century. However, Ian finds out where she is and tries to force her to return back to his home. When Emily and Ilse find this out they go to visit her at the mill but Laura appears to have disappeared.

  • While her friends all head off for Shrewsbury Emily is left behind in Blair Water because her Auth Ruth refuses to have Emily stay with her. Bitterely disappointed, Laura tries to cheer her up by telling Emily that she has left Ian for good. An ally of sorts then comes to Emily's help and her future takes a turn for the good, but things aren't so good for Laura who discovers something unexpected.

  • Family bickering at it's best abounds at New Moon when it is left to Isabel, Laura, Emily and Jimmy. Isabel, who doesn't want to share wants to get the documents confirming this nulled and does everything she can. It is Uncle Malcolm who shows a side of him when Isabel goes too far to keep New Moon and he finally realises the truth about his family.

  • The truth is sometimes better left on the shelf and that is what Emily learns when she tries to overcome her writer's block. Deciding to write about what she knows she sees Rhoda's mother, Velma, as the perfect subject. "Confessions of an Adulteress" causing more problems when Rhoda falls for Harrison Bowles who is visting New Moon, soon Rhoda is losing control of all angles of her future.

  • Emily and Ilse write an article "Kicking the cat" for the newspaper. The problems begin once people start taking the advice of the column and misunderstandings in love begins. Then Mr Carpenter returns and falls in love with Isabel Murray.

  • Small pox spreads through Blair Water and Robbie Burns dies. Trying to help as many as he can, Dr Burnley turns his house into a hospital. Ilse then also falls ill.

  • Vacinnation is what eventuates from this episode after Malcolm is put under quarantine for small pox. As always, no one listend to Dr Burnley's advise and the children get Malcolm off the ship concealed in a coffin. However fear takes hold when they realise that Malcolm bought a boy of six, Robbie Burns with him as well whose mother died on the ship. The community won't accept Robbie, who is only six, but black and Emily's efforts to make him feel welcome fail. Vaccination begins but then Malcolm falls ill…

  • One of the more hard to believe stories, this episode focuses on Perry and his life. His mother was sent to prison for murdering her husband ten years previous with an axe. Perry lived through the torments at school but he had long since forgotten about his mother. But Aunt Thom plans to break his mother out of jail and he has to help.

  • As Director of the First Institute of Scientific Discovery and with great plans set out in front of him, Jimmy only really wants Eve to be his wife.Aunt Isabel as always objects to the marriage but it goes ahead and the wedding is beautiful.However the happiness is short-lived when Eve is arrested for murdering her father Abner Kinch and her fate lies in the hands of Jimmy.

  • Ollie Murray who has been without his mother for a year is finally re-united with her. In the time which she has been gone much has changed in Blair Water, especially the death of Ollie's father, Oliver Murray Snr. who died in the Klondike. Maida sets out to prove her love for her son, but there is still the possibility that Maida is only after the gold which Oliver Snr. left his son.