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"I Protest Against Any Absolute Conclusion" is the sixth episode of Season 2 of CBC's Anne with an E (2017–2019) and the 13th episode of the series overall. It was written by Naledi Jackson and directed by Ken Girotti. It premiered on Netflix on July 6, 2018.


Anne faces the world with a shocking new look while the town preps for its annual Christmas pantomime. Gilbert and Bash join the Cuthberts for dinner.


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Associate Producer: Patricia Curmi
Co-producer: Amanda Fahey
Creator: Moira Walley-Beckett
Director: Ken Girotti
Executive Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Debra Hayward, Ken Girotti, Alison Owen, Moira Walley-Beckett
Producer: John Calvert
Supervising Producers: Shernold Edwards, Jane Maggs
Writer: Naledi Jackson


Anne Shirley: When you were younger, what part did you play in the Christmas Panto?
Matthew Cuthbert: Oh, no, I didn't play a part.
Anne: Did you sing carols?
Matthew: Oh, no. Now in you get.
Anne: Matthew? Did you have a happy childhood?

Anne: I wish I could stay up here forever and never show my face again.
Matthew: I used to wish that, too. But it's not in your nature... like it is in mine. You're too brave to hide away.
Anne: You think I'm brave?
Matthew: I admire you for it. You just... you jump right in, both feet.

Rachel Lynde: Let's see menacing devil lobster! What on earth is that? Thomas Lynde, you look as though you're about to tickle someone.
Thomas Lynde: You said menacing.
Rachel: Exactly. So go on, then. Menace.

Anne: You're Sebastian. Oh, how thrilling. I've read so much about the ancient kingdoms of Africa and the Moors of Spain, but I've never actually met a colored person before. Or not one of your complexion. Your skin is absolutely extraordinary. It-it's a rare pleasure to meet you.

Anne: I need a shovel. Please? It's a matter most urgent. Josie Pye just fell gravely ill.
Marilla Cuthbert: What do you intend to do with it, bury her?

Rachel/Queen Victoria: Today, in the wake of my very own Diamond Jubilee, I hereby bless all of Avonlea! God bless you all. And God save me!

Behind the scenes[]


  • The Infirm Old Man who's shovel Matthew steals and then takes to the Christmas pantomime is played by David Fox. Coincidentally, Fox had played John Blythe in Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987). This leads to a likely Easter egg for viewers when the Old Man compliments Marilla.


Cultural references

  • Children sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas", an English Christmas carol published in 1780.
  • On the way to Carmody, Jerry sings "V'là l'bon vent", a French Acadian folk song.
  • Jeannie leaves for Paris and mentions the newest fashion – women wearing trousers in France.
  • While preparing the Christmas dinner, Anne sings "The Holly and the Ivy", a traditional English carol from the early 19th century. The instrumental version of the song plays in other scenes as well.
  • Bash gives Marilla a curry powder, a blend of spices originating from the Indian subcontinent.
  • Upon meeting Bash, Anne recalls the Moors, primarily Muslim inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean and Northern Africa.
  • Marilla and Bash talk about sea legs, the ability to walk steadily on the deck of a boat.
  • Bash has visited the United States (Boston, Maine, New York), Jamaica and Canary Islands.
  • Rachel plays Queen Victoria, the Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 until her death in 1901. She blesses the audience "in the wake of her Diamond Jubilee", a real life celebration of Victoria's 60th anniversary of her ascension to the British throne. When Rachel appears on stage, the musicians play "God Save the Queen", the national anthem of the United Kingdom and a song played in the presence of a monarch.


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