Avonlea (1990–1996)

The Ties That Bind 

Tempers flare as the King family prepare for Olivia's wedding to Jasper Dale.


Harvey Frost (as F. Harvey Frost)


Heather Conkie, Fiona McHugh (developer) | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Polley ... Sara Stanley
Jackie Burroughs ... Hetty King
R.H. Thomson ... Jasper Dale
Mag Ruffman ... Olivia King
Zachary Bennett ... Felix King
Gema Zamprogna ... Felicity King
Lally Cadeau ... Janet King
Cedric Smith ... Alec King
Harmony Cramp ... Cecily King
Barbara Hamilton Barbara Hamilton ... Mrs. Bugle
Peter Donaldson Peter Donaldson ... Reverend Leonard
Elva Mai Hoover ... Mrs. Lawson
Kay Tremblay Kay Tremblay ... Great Aunt Eliza
Chick Roberts Chick Roberts ... Mr. Biggins
Lisa Hynes Lisa Hynes ... Cornelia Bugle




It's one week until Olivia and Jasper's wedding, the ceremony and reception to be held on Jasper's farm. Olivia wants a simple and casual affair, while Jasper wants to do whatever pleases Olivia. The one thing that Jasper does want is to make a toast to his new wife, but is afraid his constant stutter will mar what he wants to say. Sara promises to help him get through with his speech. Hetty has promised Olivia that she will stay out of the wedding preparations, until Olivia and Jasper make, in her mind, an ill-fated decision. From then on, Hetty vows to take control, much to Olivia's chagrin as Hetty wants to plan a lavish affair with an ostentatious wedding dress. Alec and Janet in particular are feeling the stress of the week as not only has Hetty moved the reception to their house (with Janet to do the bulk of the cooking) with the guest list ballooning to an astronomical size, but six-month old Daniel is starting to teeth, they have to entertain Janet's judgmental and finicky ... Written by Huggo

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2 March 1992 (USA) See more »

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