Avonlea (1990–1996)

After the Ball Is Over 

Abigail coerces Janet into planning a huge party for Great Aunt Eliza's 90th birthday. Aged cousin Winifred arrives for the party, bringing with her memories of Owen Briar, a lost love that both Eliza and Winifred had shared.


Graeme Lynch


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mag Ruffman ... Olivia Dale
Zachary Bennett ... Felix King
Lally Cadeau ... Janet King
Cedric Smith ... Alec King
Molly Atkinson ... Cecily King
Kay Tremblay Kay Tremblay ... Great Aunt Eliza
Frances Bay ... Winifred Ward
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Abigail MacEwan
Mari Trainor Mari Trainor ... Molly Lester
Scott Gibson ... Donny Lester
Graham McPherson Graham McPherson ... Dr. Snow
Maja Ardal Maja Ardal ... Clara Potts
Patricia Vanstone Patricia Vanstone ... Mrs. Hubble
Alex Floyd Alex Floyd ... Daniel King
Ryan Floyd Ryan Floyd ... Daniel King


Great Aunt Eliza's ninetieth birthday is approaching. She is still in good health for her age. She is also young at heart. In the continuing disagreements between the Ward sisters, Janet wants to hold an intimate family dinner to mark the occasion, whereas Abigail wants a more formal and dignified tea for a larger group. Abigail unilaterally makes arrangements for such at the White Sands. The sisters also disagree about inviting Eliza's cousin, Winifred Ward. With Winifred being even older than Eliza, Janet feels the trip for Winifred from Charlottetown will be too difficult for her to handle, but again Abigail unilaterally decides to invite her, she who does come to Avonlea. Upon Winifred's arrival, it is obvious to all that she is verging on dementia, which Dr. Snow confirms. Stories emerge of a man named Owen Briar, who Winifred and Eliza both loved when they were younger. Winifred still owns a silver keepsake box from him. Although Eliza and Winifred have always loved each other, ... Written by Huggo

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10 March 1996 (Canada) See more »

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After the Ball
Written by Charles Harris
Performed by Cedric Smith
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