Anne writes down her feelings for Gilbert in a note, but the note is misplaced and Gilbert never reads it.  She suggests that while "the Netflix adaptation is brutal," its portrayal is one that is "realistic of what life was like during the time period for an orphan girl. "There is Something at Work in My Soul Which I Do Not Understand". She leaves the classroom and arrives home crying in Marilla's arms saying she will no longer go back to school. It also is more comfortable in its skin and handles humor in its everyday situations deftly while also poking fun at itself.  She envisioned Anne as an antihero, adding original backstories to her adaptation that emphasized the impact of bullying, class-based discrimination, social isolation, and consequent PTSD on the construction of Anne's character (themes hinted at, but never elaborated upon, in the original novel). 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While she acknowledges that bringing subtext to the fore is a fine idea, she is not pleased with the execution, saying that the result is part "the Anne we know and love" and part "untrustworthy stranger", calling the alteration and addition of scenes a "betrayal" of Montgomery's novel, comparing the treatment unfavourably to Patricia Rozema's 1999 adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Meanwhile, Marilla discovers that the brooch had been misplaced rather than lost and that prejudice had led her to believe Anne was a thief. However, Anne continues to face bullying from students in the Avonlea school and class based discrimination from Diana's parents and others in the community. Canadian novelist Saleema Nawaz, who reviewed the 90-minute first episode for Toronto Life, said she enjoyed it more than she expected, particularly the set designs and costumes, as well as the performances by McNulty and Thomson, and she approved of the choice of theme song as reflective of the continued relevance of the source material. While Matthew decides he would like for her to stay, Marilla does not trust Anne, given her status as an unknown orphan and the perceived uselessness of a young girl. Back at home, Marilla begins having debilitating headaches, and worries that she will be a burden to Anne as her mother was to her. Diana and Anne make up and become friends again. 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Follow Anne as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in … Matthew meets Jeannie in town and tells her of Anne's ruse, but that he wants to spend his remaining years raising Anne. I laughed, I cried, and I didn't expect either from a show about a little girl. Certificate: TV-Y7-FV Titles of the season are quotes from Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre. Emily Ashby, writing for Common Sense Media, calls the series an "exceptional" and "spectacular" interpretation, giving it four out of five stars. Club calls the series "at once darker and sweeter than the original" novel, praising the core cast, reserving the highest for the series lead: Amybeth McNulty defies her youth with a performance that's less a portrayal of Anne than an absolute possession.  Conversely, Heather Hogan, who "hated" the first season for similar reasons in her review of the first season, and despite loving the now open "gayness" of the second season, nevertheless concludes her review thus: "Anne With an E continues to use characters shoehorned in from 2018 to explain race and gender and sexuality to people on Prince Edward Island in 1908 as a way of explaining those things to people watching television on the internet in 2018. Marilla sends Anne back to the orphanage, but later discovers the brooch fell in-between the chair cushions.