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"Youth Is the Season of Hope" is the first episode of Season 2 of CBC's Anne with an E (2017–2019) and the eighth episode of the series overall. It was written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Helen Shaver. It premiered on Netflix on July 6, 2018, and it was eventually broadcast on CBC on September 23, 2018.


The Cuthberts' boarders stir excitement with a question: Could there be gold in Avonlea? Elsewhere, Gilbert makes a new friend at sea.


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


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Behind the scenes[]


  • Nate and Mr. Dunlop robbed Jerry in Charlottetown and arrived at Green Gables as the new boarders in "Wherever You Are Is My Home".
  • Gilbert left Avonlea after his father's death in "Remorse Is the Poison of Life". In "Wherever You Are Is My Home", he mentions he's working on the docks and hopes to get hired on a steamer soon.
  • Anne mentions marvelling at the red roads when she first came to the Prince Edward Island. ("Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny")
  • Anne previously had flashbacks of her time in the orphanage in "Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny".
  • Matthew borrowed money from the bank in "Remorse Is the Poison of Life" after he learned the vessel with their crops went down. When he suffered a heart attack, Marilla and Anne tried to renegotiate the loan and sold the valuable things and Burty the horse, ultimately taking in the boarders. That occurred in "Wherever You Are Is My Home".
  • Story Club was founded in "An Inward Treasure Born".
  • Diana suggests sending Anne Josephine some of their stories. Anne became friends with her after the events of "Remorse Is the Poison of Life".

Cultural references

  • Gilbert and the Cuthbert sing "Haul Away Joe". It is a sea shanty, a type of work song associated with sailors as it was often sung to accompany labor on board merchant sailing vessels.
  • In the flashback, Anne steals a copy of Jane Eyre, a 1847 novel by Charlotte Brontë. Later in the episode, Anne quotes from the book. In addition, the episode titles in Season 1 are references to selected parts of Jane Eyre.
  • Mr. Dunlop mentions fighting in the Boer War. Given the timeline, he must mean the First Boer War, a conflict fought between the United Kingdom and Boers of the Transvaal from December 1880 until March 1881. Anne previously made up stories about her parents being spies in the same war.


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