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"Remorse Is the Poison of Life" is the sixth episode of Season 1 of CBC's Anne with an E (2017–2019) and the sixth episode of the series overall. It was written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Paul Fox. It premiered on CBC on April 23, 2017.


When Diana's little sister becomes deathly ill in the middle of the night while their parents are away, a frightened Diana runs to Anne for help. The Blythe farm sees grave change and Marilla is reminded of all she was forced to give up as a young woman while Matthew receives unsettling news. (CBC)

Anne's resourcefulness mends fences with the Barrys when Minnie May falls gravely ill. An affecting loss stirs up memories of Marilla's past. (Netflix)


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Director: Paul Fox
Writer: Moira Walley-Beckett


Marilla Cuthbert: Obligation can be a prison.


Josephine Barry: Emotion is rarely convenient and often intolerable, but I find, at the moment, that I don't mind it.

Anne Shirley: I'm sorry. Grief is confusing.

Josephine Barry: Grief is the price you pay for love, you see. So it's all right.


Anne Shirley: "It is weak and silly to say you cannot bear what it is your fate to be required to bear."

Josephine Barry: I beg your pardon?

Anne Shirley: Jane Eyre. Don't you just love it?

Josephine Barry: Ah. I've yet to reach that bit.

Anne Shirley: Chapter six, I believe.


Anne Shirley: I aspire to utilize my intellect fully and never succumb to frivolities such as romance.

Josephine Barry: Then you wouldn't be much like me at all.

Anne Shirley: But you and I are not the marrying kind.

Josephine Barry: Ah, but I was, in my way. And we had a full and wonderful life together. I have no regrets. That's all you really have to decide, Anne, to live a life with no regrets.


Ruby Gillis: If the key to a man's heart is through his stomach, which it is, then we have to make sure that this is the best shepherd's pie that Gilbert has ever tasted.

Anne Shirley: Being a good cook shouldn't be very high on the list of romantic attributes, if you ask me.


Anne Shirley: [tearfully considering Glibert's circumstance] It must be awful beyond measure to lose someone that you love deeply. In a split second, a heartbeat they're gone forever and there is nothing that you can do to change it or bring them back.

Minnie May Barry: Anne? You're crying on the potatoes.


Anne Shirley: I am going to be the heroine of my own story.

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Historical Reference

  • In the episode Minnie May Barry is suffering from croup. Today, croup is more commonly known as bronchitis.


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