Welcome to the 2001-2002 Review Section. This is your chance to review the latest episode and interact with fans about the newest developments.
A note of about the ratings... All ratings are out of four unless otherwise noted.
Fans are excited about "Grand Opening, Part 1," with every review so far being very positive and many including phrases like "awesome" and "so cool" and "talk about suspense!" No recent episode aside from "Strange Boy in a Strange Land" has gotten such positive reviews. Few specific elements of the show are being either praised or criticized, but most liked the fact that a few questions were answered and many issues of the story arc were brought up.
Awesome. Very cool. Suspenseful. Makes you think and guess...Who's good? Who's bad? What's going on? Loved it. Looking forward to future eps.
I'm a bit partial, but these are my favorite kinds of Odyssey shows. The shows has a very nice flow, lots of mysteries to be explored and just brings a certain excitement to it.
Great show. It combines humor with the suspense of Novacom.
The plot thickens...I can't wait until next week!
This was the best episode ever. It was cool how the cameras were found, Mitch, and Andromada owning Novacom. It is so cool, it will make everybody in the United States fall out of thier seats!!!!!!
This ep was superb. I love the way AIO weaves its plots. And from the teaser I can guess who AREM is...Eugene! Okay, maybe a little far out. But anyway, great ep!
Great Quality. A nice balance of humor and a more serious plot line. In my opinion, these types of episodes are what make AIO great. As far as the Novacom plotline, this episode had great developments. We are seeing real progress as far as narrowing down the connections between all the names that are floating around (AREM, Novacom, ANDROMEDA and Mitch!), and I cant wait to see exactly who that bald guy was! A 4 Star Episode.
Awesome episode! Though I didn't like it when Chris "We would love to know what you think"! You wanna know what I think??? AAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH! This whole thing is DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!! Can't wait for next week!
This ep reveals Mitch may NOT be good enough for Connie; he really could be AREM like my brother thinks, and he and Mary and Novacom MIGHT be in cahoots like my brother thinks, though he thinks Mary isn't completely evil. I'm dissapointed though, I liked Mitch. It was very well put together, leaving you crazy to hear the next ep. I also can't wait for "Secrets." Tom and Connie have long been my favorite charecters and Eugene my least favorite so I liked the Novacom series because there was no Eugene (Even though he has and will play a big part in future Nova eps) and lots of Connie and of course, Tom. Also I can't wait to hear Missing In Action, as it sounds as though it is about a kidnaping. And because of the ending of Grand Opening, with clips from part two, it sounds as though Mitch might kidnap Connie! (At least thats what some of my other Odyssey Nut friends think.) Anyway that's what I thought of Grand Opening
P.S. All the companies Mitch mentions are connected with stars (Galileo, Polaris ect.) in Strange Boy, Jared mentions Andromada (Which is OBVIOUSLY connected with Novacom...). Andromada is a star and Nova is like a star that explodes or something. Just a note.
AHHHHHHHH!!!! This wonderful episode makes you pull your hair out as you wait for the next one!!!
AIO brings in 2002 with a fireworks show of it's own. This ep has enough red herrings and/or suspects to satisfy the most diehard "Odyssey" fan. Arem returns, cameras are installed in every room of the new Whit's End, Whit learns that "Andromeda" is the parent company to Novacom and that Mitch may have signed the documents to have the cameras installed. It has some funny touches with Alex and Cal trying to find out what "Arem" means. Also Connie making small talk with Mitch after Whit asks her to be careful in anything she discusses with him. It is important to note here, that for the first time since AIO's debut, Chris ran audio for next week's show in the program. Were other longtime fans as happy as I was to hear the cast shout in unison-Eugene Meltsner? The plot is getting as thick as pea soup. I for one love it.
This is the episode I've been waiting for. The return of AREM. Another camera in a book found out by Alex and cal. The bald guy is back again, too. A person in public relations buys the spy camera stuff. Could it really be Mitch? Jared and Cal think the mayor is Arem. This is the best episode so far this season. Can't wait to hear part 2.
WOW! What a great episode! Talk about suspense! I wish I knew how Jared plays into all of this. It was wonderful. I really liked the way they brought back WonderWorld in the midst of all the new and exciting things happening in Odyssey and Connellsville. Grand Opening was just what Odyssey needed after all the blah Christmas episodes they had to end the year. What a great way to start off 2002!
I think this episode was well thought out and written. I can't wait for next week's conclusion! I think the EM in AREM stands for Eugene Meltsner.
AWESOME EPISODE!!! It brought so much together!! Of course I now again really, really suspect Mitch! I knew that he was bad from the beginning. I also suspect Mary again!! There's just something that I don't like about her. I've also said that Jared might be AREM and that might be coming true also. I hate cliffhangers! When, I like them becuase they're exciting. I can't wait until next week. Excellent episode!!!
Totally awesome! The pieces of the puzzle are falling into place at last. AT LAST! There's a connection between Andromeda, Novacom, and AREM. I don't trust Mitch. But they torture us with two-parters. AREM=Andromeda Remains Enigmatic Mystery
It's a good episode. I liked how the kids are becoming more involved in this mystery as it progresses. Something about this episode, though seemed a little odd. It really doesn't feel like it needs a part 2 because there's not really a cliffhanger. It's kinda like "Red Herring" or an episode like that. It just kinda feels completed in itself. Just thought that was a uinique observation. It's a great episode, though.
I know who AREM is!!! Can you guess??!! Andromeda (sp?) Research Eugene Melstner.
This ep is great! I can't wait until next week .... that's about the only problem...we have to wait a whole week to find out what happens!!
And they're off! We get a TON of things going on at once. Whit's End opens (really more of a side note in the show), AREM pops up, Tony comes to talk to Whit, Mary has an admission, and Whit finds out something rather upsetting about someone he trusted.
Overall, this show again gives more questions than answers, but that's just fine by me. That's why it's a 2-parter. There's a lot to like in this show. However, my favorite had to be Cal, Sarah, and Alex in Wonderworld (built by "some kid" a long time ago, I think it's interesting that none of the current kids know why Wonderworld was built). The three go on a debate on who AREM is, while going to extremely silly lengths to make their point. It sounded like the Town Hall discussion board read aloud!! And, like all good 2-parters, It make me excited for the next part. Good Job guys!!!
Excellent, again. More information is communicated by what is NOT said. Can't wait to see what's coming up next.
The reviews for "Grand Opening, Part 2" are just as positive (if not more so) than Part 1. Reviewers are theorizing about AREM, Novacom, and Mitch, among other things. Many mentioned the scene where the kids are decoding the report from the college as a highlight. A few questioned the lack of spiritual content as a possible negative on the story arc shows.
It kept me on the edge of my seat!
There are a lot of things happening! What was that guy doing in the new Whit's End? How is Mitch connected with everything? I wish I could hear the next episode now! Although it is fun to have something to look forward to!
Overall two very great episodes. The thickening suspense, drama, and intrigue represent AIO at its best. The coming episodes will be great.
The only negative I can see with Grand Opening parts 1 & 2 is the lack of spiritual content. The greatest part of Darkness Before Dawn is how well they were able to present the spiritual side of the battle. There was none of that in Grand Opening. Even when White spoke of Connie it was "I'll keep my eye on her" not "I'll be praying for her." Hopefully "Plan B" will bring it all together.
WOW! What can I say? I am dying with suspense! I can't wait for next weeks! It was so fantastic. I cannot handle the excitement!
Grand Opening, Part 1 is so cool. Because they found a camera in Whit's office. As well Mitch has a surprise for Connie. Then Cal And Alex meet up with AREM again. What is going on around here?
I only give this episode 2 1/2 stars because it doesn't have THAT much in it...just more of the mysterious Novacom mystery. It's good, suspenseful, but just part of the whole scheme of Novacom vs. Odyssey. Don't get me wrong though. It's a good episode.
I loved these episodes! I think that Mitch does not play a big part in the "weird, secret things". I thought that the part where they were trying to find out about AREM sounded sort of like a Jack and Oscar skit. I can't wait to hear more. I don't think that AREM is Eugene. It just doesn't sound like something he'd do. However, he did hack onto that computer system in The Right Choice. Hmmm.
It kept me on the edge of my seat, especially when it ended because I wanted to know what happened next.
This episode rules! Everyone now knows that AREM is Eugene. And about this "brain wave to radio wave" business I personally think that Andromeda is using Novacom shows to hypnotize kids and turn them into mindless zombies.
Part2 was even better then Part 1. And I think we hear the guy at the airport from the episode "Breaking Point" in this episode. Plus, what happened to Arthur Dent and his relocatin and Mitch's job, and AREM, and the even bigger question what's up with EUGENE?????!!!!!
Mr. Dent has been replaced? Could this new guy be the head boss of Novacom? What ever happen to Mr.X? Could Novacom be brain-washing odyssey? When will Eugene show up? Is it just me or does Mitch sound like Chad Pearson? Connie uses Mitch's computer and the AREM sound comes up. Could this be another strike against mitch? Another tip…don't go bowling with Connie…she scores for other people on their lane. LOL. Eugene's name comes up a lot in this show. Could this be there way of bringing him back to the show? Only time will tell.
Grand Opening is great!!! It kept everyone guessing and kept everyone wanting to listen to the concluding episode. It as great! I think that Eugene is AREM and Mitch is gonna do something bad.....
We learn who Mitch is! We hear from Mr.X/Charles, and we even learn something about Eugene. The plot is so great! I can't believe Mitch is a traitor!
Grand Opening 2 was really good. Three kids are trying to find out who is AREM and Mitch and Connie are acting strange. I think who is responsible for all of this is AREM or Mary. Or Novacom. I hope it isn't Mitch and that is why you should keep listening.
AWESOME! Excellent! Suspenseful! It raises MANY questions. Is Mitch good? bad? (I think good; he is working for Novacom while spying on them.) Is he AREM? Mr. X is in charge now. What did Dent do? Will he be back? Mr. Charles is a new name for Mr. X is it A) first name b) last name c) middle name or d) made up? It doesn't sound too sinister. Where does Eugene fit into all this? He could just be doing his job. He has written many reports he may not know it's all bad. (I hope we hear his voice soon.) Leaves you wanting MORE and waiting for "Secrets" and the four part "Plan B."
Awesome, cool, suspenseful! Many questions. GREAT job!
P.S. For an ep called "Grand Opening," the grand opening was very little (but appropriate).
Grand Opening, Part 2 keeps the suspense rolling. Exit Arthur Dent...Enter the sinister Mr. Charles. Sarah and Cal get information from AREM…Alex and Cal decipher the information and link it to a project started by Eugene, and Connie sees AREM spelled out on Mitch's computer. Great touch with Connie and Mitch having it out at the bowling lane. Connie is so flustered that she bowls strikes in another man's lane. Looking forward to seeing how Mr. Charles will play out. He has really told Mitch in no uncertain terms what he expects...or else. And as Whit said at the end on this ep, "Eugene...what have you gotten yourself into?" The great thread continues.
This was one of those "some questions answered, far more questions asked" shows. Not too bad, though. After it apparently absolves Mitch, questions are raised again. I guess "Secrets" is going to have a LOT in it!
I have to admit that it's a very good episode. I don't think that it was exciting as part one, but it was very good. Lots of new info! Like Mr. X heading up Novacom and talking to Mitch! And AREM being on Mitch's computer! And Eugene doing the radio wave study! And AREM knowing about Eugene doing the Radio Wave study! And Whit saying what have you got yourself into Eugene! Good stuff!!!
Reaction is so far for "Secrets" is mixed, but more positive than negative. The reviews so far seem to enjoy the show, though not quite as much as "Grand Opening," with many looking forward to Plan B. Most were hoping for bigger revelations, but liked the character of Connie throughout. A number of reviewers objected to the lack of any sort of spiritual content in the last few shows, questioning why Connie or Mitch weren't seeking any sort of Christian guidance for their relationship. Others wished that Connie acted more mature.
Overall this was a horrible episode.
I don't want to be to hard on the Novacom story arc... but I remember when an AIO episode had Bible verses at the end. Obviously the writers are trying to appease the listeners who are asking for INTRIGUE in capital letters.
What was said in this episode could've taken five minutes, not a half hour! Mitch works with bad people, and is in love with connie, but connie doesn't trust him, even though she wants too. The end. WHAT ABOUT "MR. CHARLES"? Or Arem? Or Jared? Or Andromeda? Or Eugene? Why did we have to know about "Justine"? I mean we learn all that about her, only to find out she's not even the girl we're talking about. I was very unsatified. Besides, I think Kathey W. is taking her point of "all Connie does is hang around old men" thing a little too far. It's getting to be annoying and stupid. How do we know in the next episode the marriage they talk about isn't Mitch and Connie's? This was really, really out of place. Especially for the age group Odyssey is supossed to focused toward. If you ask me not many eight, nine, or even some ten year olds are going to understand most of this, espically the boys who are not interested in dating. What little kid would be?! If you ask me they should either tell Kathey W. to tone it down a bit, start focusing on the FAMILY, or change the age level that Odyssey is geared to. Or, hopefully, not have an episode like this again. I mean Connie's relationship with Jeff (that was his name right?) made a point about dating non-Chritians, but this doesn't do anything.
When listening to "Secrets," I was somewhat bored. It somewhat had my attention because I was waiting for a BIG secret to break about Mitch. None came.
Connie is over her little girl stage. She was fifteen over 14 years ago, so she should be mature! Of course, she's only about 17 now, but I challenge you who liked this episode: listen to albums 22-28. Connie was getting (amazing as this may seem) MATURE!
Maturity must have been a passing fad for her. The proof? A plethora of Odyssey episodes, with Secrets being near the top.
In essense, Connie was so immature it was horrible. And What happened to friendly advice from Whit? No talk about the hair or the peeking in Mitch's briefcase? Also, speaking of snooping around where you don't belong, Whit didn't chastise Sarah and Cal for their discussion with AREM and the computer hacking they did as a result.
Most importantly: The Moral Lesson of Secrets. The big problem is that there WAS NONE, unless the moral lessons of Secrets are:
1.) Dye your hair purple a lot
2.) Lie and don't get in trouble for it
3.) Everything works out great at the end even when you ruin EVERYTHING
4.) Snooping in briefcases is okay if you find out something useful
Okay, don't think those are the episode lessons, but then, WHAT WERE? This episode dissappointed me. I expected great excitement and true secrets. Yes, there is a secret about the phone line modem lady, but she didn't get close to answering it. The big secret was no secret.
True, not all episodes NEED a moral lessons/scripture reference. (EXAMPLE: I Slap Floor - Moral Lesson: Slap Floors as Often as Possible.) But besides the bizzare get-away-from-everything I Slap Floor and the lookback-style episodes, Odyssey episodes need lessons and Scripture references.
Adventures in Odyssey isn't a soap opera or just a radio sitcom or even just a radio drama. It's a CHRISTIAN radio drama designed to TEACH while entertaining.
Television has been called mindless entertainment. Pure entertainment does not require much thought; certainly nothing provoking. Odyssey should provoke. Odyssey should make you think; make you consider things. Odyssey should TEACH.
"Secrets" didn't. At least not in my opinion.
And that's why I could not rate "Secrets" very high. Semi-boring plotline, no lesson.
Alongside bowling, add tennis to the list of things NO ONE especially Mitch should EVER do with Connie!!!!
Secrets was a great episode for banter. I enjoyed the conversations between Nick and Connie. I especially enjoyed the interview Connie did with Mitch on Conversations With Connie. I don't think she has ever done a quality interview on that show yet!
Good story, and it answered some questions but raised many more which is kind of fun to try and figure out. The ONLY thing I was disappointed with was that Connie apparently hasn't learned very much from her previous stints with curiosity. Changing her hair color, lying about her interests, and snooping through Mitch's stuff and then jumping to conclusions that are based on her assumpions. It would be nice to see Connie actually mature spiritually and at least get better in these areas; but not much has changed since the show first started way back when...
Awesome episode. That's pretty much all I can say - I loved it a lot. It was very well made, and the writing was very good. And it inched on the Novacom/AREM/Andromeda saga. Keep up the good work, AIO!
I thought that the episode was pretty good. I am looking forward to what will come in the future and who the identity of the red haired woman will be.
Great episode!! I'm glad Mitch finally admitted to Connie that he's falling in love with her. I can't wait for next weeks show to hear how that turns out. And I love the new twist. I really think I know who AREM is. I'm excited to find out if I'm right! :)
Intriguing episode. This episode centered a lot around the developing relationship between Connie and Mitch. There's only a few slight facts pertaining to the Novacom Story Arc, but they are important. It had a great ending too...but all of Odyssey knows about it, and about the relationship between Connie and Mitch, thanks to an argument between them that was aired live via Candid Conversations with Connie! Great episode.
So what exactly was the moral lession in this episode? Stay with your boyfriend? I don't know... it just seemed a little weird to me. Whit doesn't care that Connie is trying to change to please Mitch? I obviously missed the point when Odyssey turned into a show with just a few positive "moral" points thrown in when the fans grumble. I'd say this show was typical for a Kathy W. show. Not exciting, girl problems that are way too old for even -um- 12 year olds, and BORING. That, however, is my opinion. It's quite interesting that this episode had NO SCIPTURE REFERENCE, and not pointed out MORAL POINT by Chris... Good to find out about the girl in Mitch's briefcase, but that's about all this episode had... chshshshsshshh... the girl in Mitch's briefcase is bad... chchsssss
Good ep with Connie going off the deep end trying to solve the mystery of a woman's photo found in Mitch's briefcase. With Nick's help, well let's just say, Holmes and Watson have nothing worry about. Connie finally recognizes the woman as the same person who installed the second modem in Whit's office. While this ep certainly drew us deeper into the Novacom thread, it remained very lighthearted and had some great comic touches (Connie coloring her hair and playing Mitch in tennis, which ends with his face getting smashed). Here is my one big concern. As a reviewer noted last week, the lack of scripture references this season. Even the best of the Blackgaard saga had some scriptural references to it. Audiences, writers, characters, and actors may change, but it is imperative that Dr. Dobson's original vision for AIO never change. Our relationship to God through Jesus Christ and how lives are affected by that relationship or lack of relationship. Looking forward to next week's show.
Overall it was pretty good. Connie had a great role in this episode and I really liked the interaction between Connie and Nick--kid of makes you miss Eugene a little more! The closing scene was terrific.
The downside: it was built up a litte too much since we really didn't really see any more pieces of the puzzle. Sorry, but some circumstantial evidence connecting Mitch to some Novacom wrongdoing has already been established.
The whole "You've gotta trust me" bit by Mitch is a little overplayed. Still concerned with the lack of spiritual content in the past few episodes. Would someone tuning in for the first time realize it is a Christian show? There have been times when this angle has been way overplayed which can turn off some people, but Darkness Before Dawn truely showed that the suspense/action element and the spiritual element can be woven together seemlessly. Darkness Before Dawn demonstrated how much of such a battle truely is spiritual.
Don't mean to overcriticize the episode, it was a worthy effort and set the stage well for the excitement of the weeks to come.
This is so cool! Mitch admits something inportant on Connie's talk show. Listen if you want to know.
Nick is back again. Nick has a fear of chickens? Okay... Connie changes her hair raspberry chestnut to impress Mitch. Again we find that Connie can't do sports after she hits Mitch face with a racket. You think he would have know better after bowling with her. The photo of a girl Connie and Nick found in Mitch's briefcase look familar to her. Could this be the phone lady that Connie saw who put the computer modem in Whit's office?
Hmm... Learning more, but not really. I'll get the gripes out of the way first (and they aren't that big)... First, with a summary that said that Connie uncovers "mysteries;" there was only one real "mystery" uncovered. Second, I somewhat wonder if the whole "Stop seeing each other" and whole dating thing with Mitch in this show may be speaking a little over some kids heads (especally those kids who still think boys/girls are gross at 9 or 10). And, not that I'm the police on these things, but we really don't hear Whit/Connie/Mitch talk about the Christ factor in their relationship. I somewhat expected one of the two to say that they needed to pray about the issue. Like I said, I'm not the Spiritual police on these things, so I don't want to seem like I'm better than anyone. ;)
Anyway, I like the shows on Connie since Katie Leigh basically owns the part. She has a way of conversing with people, in this case Nick and Mitch, that is simply fun to listen to. I also liked Whit's little "Whoa" when he saw Connie's new hair--it spoke words. And, of course, more info on the whole Novacomm plot is always good. I looks like it's going full steam for the next 4 shows, which should be interesting.
Very well done show. I personally think Mitch can be trusted. AIO wouldn't give a person that much air time saying "You've gotta trust me" if it weren't true. But what about the picture in Mitch's briefcase?
But on a lighter note, the scene of Connie and Mitch on the air recording CCC was incredible. The best AIO scene in a while. Look for that to be a nominee when it comes time to vote for your favorite scene of this season.
The first part of the show was dull, but when we heard Connie look at the picture and realize that it was the phone lady things got intresting. Plus more questions about Novacom.
YUK! That was the big secret??? He has a picture of the modem lady. Disappointing. I and that "I THINK I"M FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU" bit was a tad ridiculous. Connie with the purple, uh, I mean raspberry whatever colored hair was funny. Overall I thought we would get more information from this ep, it sounded a lot more like a soap opera to me.
Reaction to the first of the four "Plan B" has been overwhelmingly positive. Fans are using words like "Wow!" "Whoa!" "Awesome!" "Fantastic!" "Incredible!" and "Great!" to describe the show. Nearly every reviewer piled compliments on the installment, saying it was exciting and "huge." Many were wondering about the phrase, "Nothing is as it seems." Others looked forward to seeing Arthur Dent back in the show. One major complaint was that the wedding may not have been "big" and dramatic enough after all the buildup and that Eugene and Katrina's lines were extracted from previous shows.
WOW! This whole Novacom thing is getting better each episode! I love it when Adventures in Odyssey does mini series. My only problem with Plan B is this: I didn't like it that Eugene and Katrina got married so suddenly. It would have been neat if their marriage involved a wedding. Oh well, I'm sure there is a reason. We will just have to keep litening to see what's up.
When this episode stopped in the middle and Chris said, "Keep litsening..." I nearly fell off my chair!!!!! I won't be able to sleep untill Saturday! The novacom stories have GOT to be my favorite group of stories (yes, I even like them a tiny bit better than the Blackgaard saga, but that's probably because I allready know what's going to happen in the Blackgaard ones). So many things are going on in Odyssey lately! I can't wait for part two!
This episode is really setting the stage for an upcoming explosion of events. While I enjoyed the mysterious quality that held a shadow over the episode, my only hope is that the conclusion lives up to the increasing amount of suspense that was hinted at in it.
This was a very good episode! I can't wait for the next one to come out!! When will it?
This show definitely deserves 4 stars! The only downfall is the fact that the producers of AIO are keeping us in this much suspense. I thought that the clips for next week's show were very interesting. Did anyone notice the sinister voice of Arthur Dent's replacement? It sounded as if he was out to hurt Mitch. Anyway, this is definitely one of the best shows AIO has ever had. How are we exprected to wait almost a FULL week for the next show?
Wonderful. Suspenseful. Great. Loved it. Great ties to past ("The Right choice," "Malachi's Message") including Brandon, Janice, etc. Great to hear Jack and Joanne for first time together in LONG time. I cheered at Eugene and Katrina (could not tell their voices were added in from past). What's up? Thrilling! Full of suspense. They married before Dad died. Can't wait to see Arthur Dent and Mrs. Shanks talking next week. Bravo! Great job!
It was good, great actually; I've been waiting for them to tell us about eugene... I have been into AIO for a long time. That's why, at 22, I'm still listening. But I'm curious, what happened to Will Ryan? It's obvious in this episode that the parts of Eugene were pieced together from older sound bites of his. Eugene hasn't been on the show once this year till now. I remember this happening with another character we all know and love.
Okay... I saw only a few reviews with these thoughts... Mr. Shanks's tumor... growing faster than usual... EUGENE'S REPORT! Eugene realized his report and the study and stuff were bad.... Novacom trashed his office looking for the research. Go Whit, Connie, Jack, & Joanne!
Awesome show!! Great stuff!! E & K getting married was great to hear that finally get taken care of, and Jack and Joanne are back on the show. Can't wait till next weeks!
Odyssey finally seems like it is picking up where they left off circa the "big hiatus" of 1997. Everything is coming together.
While I really enjoying the plot...the drama and the suspense, I was disappointed that there was no deeper meaning to the show. Maybe it will be played out over the next three episodes?
This episode kept me thinking all day. It was something that I never expected from AIO.
But hey, the Novacom arc looks like it's beginning to wind up, and I can't wait to see how the writers pull this one off. They finally have something to rival the great Blackgaard Saga.
Here's to Eugene and Katrina actually showing up in the next few episodes!
Great episode! At last Eugene and Katrina are finally married! It sounds like Mr. and Mrs. Shanks know about Andromeda! Too bad Mr. Shanks died. I liked him. I think Malachi's Message makes more sense now. This was a great episode! All the storylines left off at Malacai's Message have continued! Great episode!
It was great to hear from Eugene..and this episode is WONDERFUL so far.. But.. Are his lines newly recorded or not? They sounded brief and cut. Where they taken from former episodes?
Could that be any more amazing? Goodness sakes.
First of all, Armitage got killed off. How bad is that? Second of all, Eugene and Katrina got married. Of course it was in front of Armitage, so it seemed fitting, but still....Still, we must remember what Eugene said: "Nothing is as it seems. Beware Andromeda."
Too much is happening at once. Still, I have to say it was good. Second part looks good, too. Overall I think it'll play out well.
WOW!!! When was the last time I heard an episode like this? Eugene has obviously gotten himself into some trouble. I think that he was somehow associated with the death of Armitage. Eugene's study on the conversion of brain waves to radio waves was also probably related. Overall this was an incredible episode. Great Job!
What a cliffhanger! What are Eugene and Katrina up to with the computer files? One good thing that came out of this episode is that they are finally married...or are they? Next show Whit chats with AREM himself. This Plan B is getting good. Can't wait to see what Miss Shanks tells Jack and Joanne.
Fantastic! I can't wait to see what comes next! Ooh! Adventures in Odyssey has out done themselves this time!
Annnndddd, they're out of the gate and running at a mad pace! This ep ties up one long wished for story line and opens a few more. Jack and Joanne learn that Eugene and Katrina have been married at Mr.Shank's deathbed by the now Pastor Brandon. "Dean" Rogers and Whit learn that our newlyweds have taken a hard drive and skipped town. What was Mr. Shank's cryptic death bed confession about Eugene's job? And what is the Mrs. Shanks about to tell Jack and Joanne about the danger Eugene and Katrina are in? Excellent!! An apt title for the next couple shows could well be borrowed from a title from about six years ago. Only with a one change: " The Search For Eugene and Katrina " Great Show!
Good Episode. We finally get to hear from Eugene and Katrina, but as far as revelations about what he has been up to, well we didn't find out much. Oh yeah, and one other little thing happened: THEY GOT MARRIED!!!! Yeah I do agree that the marriage ceremony itself seemed a little bit contrived (to the actors that play E and K, please come back! I know you are there Will Ryan, I know you are out there somewhere, it's listed that you are going to be in the new video coming out, please bring your vocal greatness back to our little show once and for all!).
My theory is that they got married so that Katrina's father could be there before he passed away. Despite his actions, he always cared for and wanted the best for his daughter. Hopefully, Eugene and Katrina will return to Odyssey and have a real wedding ceremony later (episode 500 anybody?).
Now that I have rambled on and on about the Marriage stuff, on to the rest of the show.
I was very, very pleased to see Jack and Joanne getting involved in all of the Novacom/AREM business. I hope they stay a part of this conspiracy as it continues to unfold. Now all you need to do is find something for Bernard and Jason to do, and soon!
The teaser for the next few episodes told us that, A) Ol' Armitage had something to do with Eugene getting his job at the school. B) Arthur Dent is going to be back, who is he talking to? Is he on assigment by Mr. X? Or is he really wanting to help us? and C) Did Eugene and Katrina join the witness protection program as well? Are they hiding out in a lead bunker with Jared? Is the tower Tom allowed Novacom to build going to play a part in anything? Is Tom going to play a part in anything? How does this all connect to the great and mysterious Regis Blackgaard saga? Will Richard Maxwell be back? Will Whit finally just lock his office door? Stay tuned for next week at the same Bat time and the same Bat channel!
Wow! What will happen next? First Eugene disappears, then Katrina, now they're married? The only thing that could have made this episode better is if Will Ryan and Katrina (I don't know her real name) could have actually been their for the first recording session. You can really tell what episodes their lines came from.
This was so awesome! I'm so excited that Eugene and Katrina finally tied the knot! One of the best shows in a long, long time.
Well, Eugene and Katrina are married. Katrina's dad is dead. Mrs. Shanks is about to tell something really important. Eugene's been accused of stealing computer files. Connie still wants to know about the picture in Mitch's briefcase, and we've got 3 episodes to let all these plots fall into place. (Well, maybe Eugene and Katrina getting married isn't much of a plot, but it's worth metioning since they've been engaged for almost 6 years.) This was an incredible episode, but, once again, there was NO SPIRITUAL CONTENT. The official site said the episode was about "Dealing with Loss". What? Was any of the epidode, ANYTHING, about someone dealing with loss? Sure, Mrs. Shanks seemed a bit depressed, but that's all we got of dealing with loss. And she was in only one scene. But anyway, the episode was awesome. I can't wait for pt. 2, and to hear David Griffin again.
This was a great show! It had almost all the characters from the past 3 years. I can't wait to hear more!!
I GOT MARRIED!!!! Trina MELTSNER!!!!
I can't wait to hear what comes next! I think that Armitage Shank's brain tumor had something to do with the radio wave-brain wave study. Maybe someone else knew that he knew something and used the studies to kill him. I also think that the job at the college is the one he received in the episode "Malachi's Message". I like the the part at the end where you hear lines from the next show. I think that Arthur Dent is going to spill all he knows.
Someone has died. Someone has gotten married. Eugene and Katrina are missing. Eugene has been blamed for stealing.
Okay. I really do want to listen to all the episodes in Plan B. I can't live another day without Plan B: Collision Course, so how am I expected to live a week!? They should seriously consider doing 4 episodes a week.
Anyways, about the episode, I think we were all caught be surprise with Eugene and Katrina getting married, and I found it hard to believe the rumors, but I believed. I found the line "It's time I told someone the truth" very interesting. The truth?!
Rewinding a bit, "I am sorry I got you the job at the collge?" What's that suppose to mean?
Ok, I am becoming like Jared, I need to stop babling, that's my review!
I gave this one a 2 because I don't really know how to rate it. On the one hand, it is dealing with a lot of storylines that we all have been wanting dealt with for a long time. On the other hand, the episode moved way too quickly. After years of suspense, some of the storylines were wrapped up in a mere matter of seconds. Also the music sounded too much like it was from a sleazy detective movie. But it was nice to have Will Ryan's voice back. After drawing the novacom saga out so much, I had wished for more compactness, however conversely I think Plan B:MIA should have been slower paced. It felt like the writers were in a hurry to dump their cards onto the table.
One of the greatest, best, most exciting AIOs this season!
Finally, a story that begins to wrap up some long-standing story lines and at the same time keeps the Andromeda story line progressing. It was great to hear a lot of old characters (Eugene, Katrina, her parents, Brandon) return. I hope the next three parts progress the story in a logical manner.
Whoa!! Again, we know more, but not really. It was all coming together, then Eugene says "Nothing is as it seems." What's up with that?
Anyway, this is great at stringing us along. We've got a little idea of what's going on, and we're seeing just how big this thing is becoming. John Beebee is right...Dr. Blackgaard is looking like a Sunday School teacher compared to this.
The only thing I noticed is how it appeared that Eugene and Katrina's lines were obviously thrown in from other shows. If I'm wrong, I apologize, but it had that sound to them. Otherwise, I'm interested in hearing the next part! Good job guys!!
This episode was Awesome! It had a lot of old characters. I can not wait for the next episode.
Wow, what a great episode! But, as most others have been saying, it's disappointing. First of all, Eugene and Katrina's wedding was way too rushed. I mean, come on, we've been waiting for this for years!! :-) Second, Mr. Shanks suddenly dies. I don't think AIO has EVER killed off a character that has been on as long as he had. Third, the actors that do Eugene and Katrina weren't even in the episode. But, all in all, an awesome episode that left me frustrated with curiosity and dying for more!!
Reviews for Plan B, Part 2 are generally just as positive, if not more so, as Part 1. Reviewers are applauding the revelations and the action scenes. Many are comparing these shows in a very positive light to the Blackgaard shows, specifically Darkness Before Dawn. A lot of reviews mention the "intensity" as a positive aspect of the show, though some wished for a "parental warning" before the show. The plot turn that ended the show has met with a bit of criticism as well.
Definitely an episode replete with top quality suspense and action, plot advancement, necessary humor and truism to character development (a.k.a. Jack and Joanne)!
I see that several have commented as to the need for a parental warning for the episode. While I agree that the intensity of this particular series would merit a parental warning, www.whitsend.org DOES have a parental warning on it, and (if memory serves me correctly) the last of the Blackgaard episodes got right into the episode without the parental warning being actually "stated" by Chris or another introductee to the show (if I'm wrong on that count, I apologize). Each week, it has been clear that the following week's show will be one of an "intense" nature (that's been obvious from the direction of the story arc). I recognize not everyone has access to the internet to view the website's warning, but obviously everyone who has made such a comment on this review site does...just a thought.
I also agree that I would like to see a bit more emphasis on the spiritual realm and the issues taking place there--one would expect that a man of Whit's experience (his sensitivity to spiritual issues in Castles and Cauldrens, his concern for the kids of Odyssey and their response to God, his involvement with Eugene and his salvation, for example) would naturally be clearly and explicitly turning to the Lord for direction and strength as we head through the various events taking place. One point to note along those lines...Jack's prayer for God's help in the midst of the encounter and escape from Arthur Dent's enemies.
All in all, an excellent example of quality writing and "edge of your seat" interest. I agree that they (the writers) simply CAN'T do that to us OR Connie in killing off Mitch! :) On a personal note, I and my brothers and sister began listening to Odyssey in 1987 and have waited for way too long for this to happen only to have it snatched away like that! :) Also, a GREAT thing to see (in the Connie area) is her statement, when being encouraged to NOT download the file from AREM, to do so anyways because "I DO trust Mitch!" We KNOW she does down deep, but with all the mysteries surrounding him, it's easy to see why it's difficult.
With all this, how in the world does one wait patiently for next week? :)
I liked it a lot...I just don't beleive Mitch is dead!
It is so cool and suspenseful. I can't wait till next week!!
Mitch is dead? How can that be?
I don't believe Mitch died. Now they will probably "use" Arthur Dent just like they "used" Armitage Shanks and if the Radio Wave Study doesn't work on him either (and it won'tcount on it!), then he will probably die from a brain tumor. Poor Connie... poor Mr. Allen...poor Mr.Dent...poor us!! Please writers...DON'T DO THIS IS US!!
Great episdode! Upset though because they leave you hanging AGAIN!!
I really enjoyed this episode. It bounced back and forth between several characters, which kept it going well. It was nice to see Autor Dent again, and we're now pretty much confirmed that he's on the up and up. But the nagging question, is Mitch really dead? If he isn't, as I suspect, how is his re-appearing going to be accomplished? I can't wait for part three!
Great adventure show...Those writers are awesome!! Something is fishy about Mitch's death though. Is it just me, or would a killer really burst in the door hollering, "Freeze! Don't Move!"? Witness protection? NSA agent? What's the angle? Can't wait till next week.
First off, I'm not buying that Mitch is dead. Just not buying it. The Odyssey writers wouldn't do that to Connie, or us. Or Mitch.
Second, I think that Gandalf is right (A reviewer further down this page), that this show is intense enough to warrant a warning for younger listeners.
I haven't liked this saga thus far, not too much, because it was moving awful fast. "Another international intrigue show in Odyssey, just how many can happen in such a small town?" But it's getting better. There's a short car chase in Plan B part II, and the dialogue from the eager taxi driver adds the spice. ("They're chasing us? AWESOME!")
I am also glad that Arthur Dent is turning out willing to help. (He had too nice of a voice to be bad.) And I know we all hope that something will prevent the "experiment" on Mr. Dent. And we all look forward to seeing what is in his package too.
And I also figure that we all hope that sooner or later, Mr. Charles gets some justice. Let's have Jason come charging in, whip out a gun and get him good. That's a good sign that the show is provoking emotions, because I don't like Mr. Charles.
But I don't believe Mitch is dead, and time will tell. (That he's not)
I don't think that Mitch is really dead. How do you expect us to wait an entire week for the next ep?!?!
I loved this episode. I can't wait to see what's in Arthur Dent's package. And Mitch is Arem, I we never would have guessed. I can't wait till next week.
Boy, just when you think they are wrapping some things up, they begin twenty more things! So, Mitch really was AREM. From the very beginning, you knew that AREM didn't like Novacom, and you could see that in Mitch too. I just wish they hadn't "killed" him off. I can't wait to see how that turns out. :) This is the most intense episode I've heard in ages. I was on the edge of my seat and about to go nuts through the whole thing. I can't wait for next week!!
AIO is back to it's former glory aka DBD.... I'm very pleased to hear Jack in there.
This episode was GREAT. WONDERFUL. THRILLING.
....I think this is the best it gets. Whit's finally right - we just heard a time of adventure and excitement!
I just finished listening to "Rights, Wrongs and Reasons," which was about Whit, Connie and Jenny playing simplistic word games. Ok, it wasn't horrible, but after just hearing "Plan B: Collision Course," I guess I'm really picky. Plan B is the episode I've been waiting for since Darkness Before Dawn ended. Another thrilling drive-you-crazy-waiting series of episodes.
Don't get me wrong. I like slice-of-life and "regular" episodes, but every album or two some excitement needs thrown in. Every 5th album should be PURELY adventure. Well, I guess that would be really hard on the writers! Half of Album 5 (Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes) was adventure episodes surrounding Dr. Blackgaard. All of album 25 (Darkness Before Dawn) with a one episode exception was excitement and adventure surrounding.. him again, Dr. Regis Blackgaard.
And now, albums 37 and 38 look to be to the hilt in excitement. So, to the writers I say, "You're doing an exceptional job. Keep it up!"
An AWESOME show, but wrapped up WAY too quick... didn't even expect it to be over. I also agree with others that it needed some sort of warning.. it could've been scary for younger kids, especially with the possibility with Mitch's death. I also think there is a catch with his death. We'll just have to wait and see. Great JOB AIO!!
Great show. I had an idea that AREM was Mitch, but I didn't think we would find out so early. But I can't wait to find out what happens next.
I am stunned and sad that Mitch is dead and it can't be possible that he is dead. He sounded like a nice guy. But if he is dead, I might know who killed him. It might be Arther Dent, the other man in the car,and Mr.Charles. Connie and Mitch could have been a great bunch. I wounder what will happen next.
My original complaint for the first one was that too much happened at once. Yet I gave it four stars because I knew it would play out well. Thus I must say that I was extremely pleased with Part 2. I personally felt that things weren't as jumbled together as they were in the first one, but they still played out very well. This episode had a lot of cool elements: the Radio Wave Study, more information about Andromeda, the revelation of AREM (which wasn't that surprising, though), the possibility that Armitage Shanks was murdered, and the (apparent) death of Robert Mitchell. I've said to my siblings that I felt that any future episode of Odyssey would only get a 4 from me rather than a 5 because it didn't taste like it used to. This episode has changed my mind. This episode is easiliy, EASILY a 5+. Well done, Marshal Younger. I really love your work. Now if only Richard Maxwell would return........
I really don't know how to rate this one! It was incredible! But killing Mitch? I'm stunned. Surely he's not really dead? Hope hope hope..... Well, this definately has got me hooked. I've been somewhat apathetic about AIO in the past. But if Mitch is dead.... I love suspense, but only if it has a happy ending.
Awesome! I can't believe they killed Mitch! I wonder what the "experiments" that Mr. Charles mentioned are. Was there a doctor on the show called Dr. Charles? I can't wait till next week!
Just wonderful! It left me hanging!! It had a good suspensful edge, without being dark. Ahh.... the mystery, the suspense, the thrill & adventure. This is sooo good.
I think they did a good job with Connie & Mitch's relationship. They really explored it well; though one has to wonder if Connie will ever get un-confused. And why was mitch killed in the end? Hmmm.. the threads are dangling & I can't wait to see what the next episode brings.
All in all, I think this is the best Odyssey writers have ever done for a show. I'm hooked. I can't wait for the next show. And I can't WAIT for it to come out on audio tape. This is one that I will be re-listening to for a long time to come.
PS- I have to agree with a fellow reviewer... this is my favorite genre of Odyssey epsiodes. Keep 'em coming!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! My brain can't comprehend the significance of everything that happened in this episode! I loved how it totally surprised you. Examples: Mitch is dead! Mitch is AREM! Arthur Dent helps solve the puzzle! WOW!!! This episode makes Blackgaard TOTALLY look like diddly squat!!! I cannot wait until part III!
What is in the package Mr. Dent gave Jack. We now find out that Mitch is AREM. But he's dead now. They said someone got there befor Whit. Could it have been Eugene or novacom-Andromeda? Another great cliffhanger.
I gave this episode a slight positive review because I felt that the episode was well done. However, I feel utterly shocked by some of the things that happened. The revealing of AREM wasn't very unexpected, and I wasn't surprised but what happened afterwards shocked me, and I believe Odyssey made a mistake with the action they took, unless it is a red herring.
How many different ways are there to say how excellent this series is? Let me count the ways... :-D
My goodness, AIO is the best, hands down. These latest shows have been very intruiging, exciting, and definitey as adventurous as ADVENTURES in Odyssey has ever been. I love it!
Very interesting. I think Mitch is an FBI secret agent, and for some reason they had to fake his death. He can't be dead! I really wish they could have Eugene and Katrina involved in these episodes.
Wow! Everything is happening at once! I cant believe Mitch died. There was a lot of secrets, suspence, and action. When they are being chased, the taxi driver thinks it is cool.
Could Mitch REALLY be dead??? Keep listening! Wonderful! The first part was kind of slow and a let down after all the stuff from last week and it almost seemed the writers were trying to bring it out a little too much... But at the end! WOW!!! The only complaint against it was that there wasn't a parental warning on it.
WOW WHAT A SHOW!!! Suspensful! Wonderful! What an ending...ADULT ending. What do little kids and parents think? So mitch WAS Arem. Poor connie. Was mitch saved? I knew Mitch was Arem when he told Whit 6 at hotel and Connie on computer. Who killed mitch? I am glad Alex was there. That's Mr. Charles to do with Mr. Dent? What did Mr. Dent give Jack? What will happen to Jack? Lots of excitement and wonder. Great ep despite adult ending. It keeps you in suspense.
WOW!!! WOW!!!! and WOW!!! This episode was....WOW!!! I'm still in shock. Mitch is revealed as AREM and dies. This is the best episode since....I don't know...a long time. Just amazing. I admit I did have some doubt that the Andromeda Saga was going to be able to compete with the Blackgaard Saga, but I lay my doubts down. Great Job AIO!!!!
This ep left me dizzy. So much going on in a 22 minute running time. Jack & Joanne learn from the widow Shanks that Mr. Shanks was a board member on Andromeda. Dean Rogers informs Whit that Campbell College was given the grant to do the research that Eugene is involved in. The last five minutes leaves us at the edge of our seats. Arthur Dent is "taken for a ride" because he won't cooperate, Jack is involed in a high speed chase to the airport, Connie is about to download some inportant information from AREM, and Whit arrives at a crime scene to learn that AREM, is R.M..Robert Mitchell. And Mitch, is dead. Was this an FBI officer? Is Mitch really dead, or captured? What will happent to Arthur Dent? Ah, questions..questions. A maturity level is certainly warranted since this show is starting to pick up a body count. Looking forward to seeing this puppy through.
Whoa! and I thought the first one was good. Very intense, very suspenseful. I can NOT wait til next week. Mitch cannot be dead!
I just finished listening to this second installment of the Plan B saga, and the moisture in my eyes is just now drying. Not from any dejection, but from the absolute intensity!
While Part 1 began on the back of a trotting horse and then speeded up, Part 2 begins on the back of the galloping horse and doesnt stop until the end, and even then things are still rocketing at light speed behind the silent radio speakers. More revelations about Andromeda are given, and the reemergence of Arthur Dent as a friend points to the fact that Novacom by itself isnt evil except for its TV shows its Andromeda that is evil.
I believe we had the first-ever good-guy vs. bad-guy car chase in Odyssey! The absolutely stellar dialogue from the driver avoided it being cliché! We finally discover who AREM is or was. Oh no. With the worst cliffhanger you could imagine at the end, its no wonder that listeners will be even more on the edge when they listen for Part 3. (I wont give Part 2s ending away here. I hope that it isnt true.)
Ill have to say that I called the Radio Wave Study right on before this Saturday, and my brother and sister can testify. My only expertise in this area is that of amateur science fiction writer, but I knew that the RWS had to do with eventually creating a fully wireless communications network.
Think about being able to instant message with someone silently, in your mind. Thats what that technology would be capable of. (Actually, the incredible speed of the instant messaging in Odyssey might make one think that this is whats happening. )
Even now, theorists believe that strategically-placed computer chips in the human brain, linked by radio waves to remote control devices, would enable people to mentally command objects to turn themselves on, send an e-mail, make a phone call. Recently, researchers used remote brain control experiments to let monkeys manipulate computer mouse cursors. (Source: Paul Harvey.)
Here is where the Imagination Station comes in. Why would Andromeda need it? Recall Mr. Charles of Andromeda was the one who took the plans from Barry Muntz. Andromeda wants to know how the Station functions because it is based on the imagination on waves from the brain, somehow combined with advanced, 22nd-century virtual reality to render the users brain fully linked to the system. No brain-implanted computer chips are necessary. Thats why Andromeda wants to know how it works.
As for the late Mr. Shanks brain tumor (I loved him!), its fully explainable. Either he stepped out of line and had to be removed, as Arthur Dent believed, or it was the result of a tragic accident. Human understanding of the brain is very primitive scientists still dont understand exactly how it works and what brain part does what. A misapplication of the brain-wave-radio-wave experiments could produce a tumor of yet-unknown menace in the brain of an experimenter. This also gives us a clue what terrible things Mr. Charles could be able to do with Mr. Dent. (Im almost praying for Mr. Dent now )
Anyway, I have many more guesses about the whole saga. Todays installment was absolutely awesome the characters and setting of Odyssey, the thrill of the Left Behind series. 10 out of 4. God bless you Paul, Marshal, Kathy, John, Jonathan, Rob, and Nathan keep it going! (!!!!!)
Agkkkkkkkk! The show was crazy! I can't believe that Mitch is DEAD! What is Mr. Charles gonna do to Mr. Dent? Kill him too? What will the telephone lady do to Connie? Kill her? Nobody's gonna know what will happen if Mitch is dead!? Mitch can't die! WHY!? I love this Episode! It's getting violent. It's rated PG!
This was an episode like no other! It was like an spy movie, except why kill Mitch?
Ok ep, but right now tears of anguish are streaming down my cheeks. I'm going to have a memorial service for Mitch right now.
This episode is very upsetting for me because Robert Mitchell is dead!
WOW is all I can say! Where is this going?! Is Mitch *really* dead? This is a real cliffhanger!!
No! Mitch is dead! It's not possible! And a strange package! Eugene hiding! Armitage worked for Andromeda! Man, the plot is building up! But I still can't beleive Mitch is dead!
A pretty good show, but not as good as Part I. A lot more intense, though. I almost wonder if a warning should have been posted for younger listeners. Don't take that as a negative, however. I like the serious episodes. If people want unrealistic, pollyannish fluff they can listen to "Down Gilead Lane", IMHO.
This episode is more intense than Darkness Before Dawn! You must listen to it! It is very, very good.
Yeah. This episode was GREAT! I'm not sure I can survive till next week though! :)
Wonderful episode, but very intense. Awesome production. I was stunned (and sad) to hear Mitch died!! What was in the package? Could Jimmy be back?
Reviews for Plan B, Part 3 is diverse. Many reviews place it as good (or in a few cases) better than the first two parts, while others thought it didn't quite measure up. Those who liked the show cheered the action and the increased emotion of this show. One remaining comment from last time was that this show probably also needed a parental warning. A few fans didn't like the show and felt that Connie's emotions were out of place on Odyssey. Others thought the show was too predictable and didn't reveal enough new information.
Wow! Great! Can't wait until next week!
This stuff is gettin crazy! I think Plan B is the best Adventures in Odyssey I've every heard. And Cross-fire was the best out of all of 'em. Well I hope the rest of them are as crazy and intense as this!
This is the best ever. It should be put into book format. It would be a downright hit! I've never heard such a good show, Odyssey or otherwise.
Great episode. It's great to finally get to hear from Monica and Wooton. But I would like it if Whit pray sometime.
This show would have deserved a 4 if I was not so sad that that Mitch was killed. Maybe it was a mistake and Mitch is being protected by the FBI. Connie needs a love interest and Mitch was perfect for her.
Superb plot twist! I have been listening to AIO for as long as I can remember and each episode gets better and better. Keep up the good work and God bless this ministry!
Ok...in my opinion, this part just stunk. Predicability was one thing. There were so many things that happened that people should have been able to figure out, and we learned little new information. Also, it doesn't make sense to me that an intelligent woman like Monica could be DUPED INTO TAKING A FAKE PACKAGE! Come on, she suspected that they knew who she was. Wouldn't she have taken a bit more precaution?
Good points: We learn who "the bald guy" and the "woman in the picture" are and what they do, but that's about it. This episode was TOO SHORT and could have had so much more in it and been much better.
Which leads me into my last concern. So much has happened and so many questions have been raised, but will the fourth part be able to answer it all? I fear that unless the fourth part is really complex, amazing and heavy-duty, we'll get stuck with a somewhat mediocre ending. Anyway, I'll keep listening, but I'm prepared for the worst.
This was a wonderful episode! I would have given it a four, but poor Connie made me feel so sad. It was just too overbearing. I hope Adventures in Odyssey clears things up for her, and keps making episodes like this in the future!
Wow! So much is happening! Monica Stone...her voice sounded awfully familiar. That was certainly clever what Joanne did at the airport...and Whit and Jack at the post office. A mistake that the writers made though (unless they meant it to be) is that Mr. Charles' name is Sam, NOT Bennett...remember when he brought Barry to the airport...One thing I hope the writers start doing is to have more kids getting involved...this week there was none (unless you count Wooten)...all in all though, I really enjoyed it.
[Editor's note: Actually, Mr. Charles's first name was not revealed in "Breaking Point." Here are two lines from a scene toward the end of the show: POLICEMAN: Did you say he went to the airport with someone named Sam? MARY: Yes, Officer. Sam Hutchinson. He's one of our employees. The Sam who took Barry to the airport is a different person than the one who met him at the airportMr. Charles.]
I hate to be the only one who was disappointed with part 3 of Plan B, but I really don't think much happened to advance the plot. True Connie found out about Mitch's (supposed) death and Jack and Joanne were able to make it home, but that doesn't really justify a full episode!
Don't get me wrong. I am a huge AIO fan, and this series as a whole has been excellent. I'll even say that this episode was excellent compared to most radio and TV fare. But comparing it with other episodes within this series, I think it could have been much better.
How are they going to be able to finish off the Novacom saga in one episode? Furthermore, I thought the death of Mitch and having Connie deal with it was too much for Odyssey, I know it struck an emotional chord with me that alone makes it one of the most uncomfortable episodes I've listened to. Also it seemed much shorter than the other two. [Editor's note: The Novacom saga doesn't end at the end of Plan B. There are 12 more episodes after that.]
Mitch is dead and he is going to be buried in Maine. I have never cried this hard in my life. I heard that in the next episode Connie knows who killed Mitch.
I still don't believe that Mitch is dead. Why, we had Dr. Blackgaaurd come back several times, seemingly from the grave. So I still don't buy it that he's dead.
That said, here's what else I think of the episode.
First, the voice for Monica Stone sounds almost too nice to be bad, but, she's obviously bad since she pulled a gun on Whit. I'm hoping sometime that one or two of the good guys will buy a little "enforcement" of their own, to even the score.
Katie Leigh Pavalovich's performance of Connie in grieving is very well done. What'd they do, pinch her? ;)
This epsiode is a little slower-paced (A LITTLE) than the last one, because we have to take time to let Connie cry.
Wooten-haters will not like the fact that he returns (For the record, I LIKE the guy) for a brief appearance as the postman. He made a remark I thought very interesting...about his cancelled stamp collection, he remarks that "this one" was his favorite...it's from Kentucky. <Shakes clenched hands above head> Whoo whoo whoo! Go Wooten, that's my state!
That's all I have to say...if you're a parent, I'd stick around with a younger listener, because this and the coming epsodes contain elements of intensity.
Oh, and by the way, we still have no proof of Mitch's death. Maybe he works for the police, and they need to hide him for the time being. Maybe Novacom has done something to hide him, substituting another body. Any of these provides legitamate grounds for Mitch coming back in a heart-warming reunion. Or...<computer noise that is unreal> "Hello Connie!" Instant message from Arem. But the Odyssey writers wouldn't kill him off that easily...would they? (No, just kidding, I don't doubt it)
No luck in love for connie again. Her new love is dead. Can things get any worse? I really hope this story has a happy ending. Even though fans think Mitch is still alive.
I wonder how they're gonna wrap the 4 parter episode up? Will Mitch return? Eugene, Katrina come back? Do they find the listening device at Whit's End? I can't wait 4 next week's episode! Keep up!
This episode was a little sad but also we get hear the modem lady. And why aren't Whit, Connie, Jack, and Joanne turning to God? They're just putting things into their own hands.
Another Great part of Plan B! Great job writers and everyone! More stuff solved, more questions raised. A lot of fun, and of course, I can't wait until next week!
Well...the new Adventures in Odyssey are the best ones I've heard since the Dr. Blackgaard ones.
I really like all of the episodes of Plan B. They are my favorite out of all the adventures! When Whit and Jack get the package, why dont they give her the wrong package and hide the real one under his coat? What did they put in Whit's office this time? Was it that microphone? Camera? Or worse? We still don't know where Eugene & katerina are! I wouldn't dare miss an adventure! I can't wait for the next one to air!
VERY good! Great again. Bravo! Who broke into Whit's office? Who bugged it? What's in that disk? Jack and Whit together against bad guys. Connie's grief over Eugene. Wonderful. Suspensful. Mr. Charles is great. What happened to Arthur Dent? Great ending...can't wait to next week. GREAT JOB!
Great Episode! My Only complaint is that it got a little intense, and what happened to "Warning! Intense Material"? Just wondering!
The action continues. As Connie is dealing with the death of Mitch,muddy waters are being stirred everywhere. Agents take the computer to find out more about AREM, Jack and Joanne learn that the package that Arthur Dent gave them contains a disc, a disc that two counter agents want. One of the agents is "The Woman" seen in Mitch's photo in his briefcase. Whit's office has been ransacked and bugged. Arthur Dent has gone through "The Treatment." This ep ends with a planned automobile accident, in which "The Woman" makes off with the package that Whit and Jack have in their possession. We already know she's been duped. She doesn't know John Avery Whittaker, does she? Good ep all around. Kudo's to Katie Leigh's acting as Connie trying to come to terms with Mitch's death. Also Whit's line about staying with Connie and praying. Thank you A.I.O. team.
This was the "most awesomely spectacular" Adventures in Odyssey show i ever have heard.
Wow...this is probably one of the most emotional shows AIO has done. I think Katie Leigh did a fantastic job (again) showing Connie as emotionally devastated after hearing about Mitch. Paul Herlinger's soft voice really added to this as well (something I feel he's a little better at than Hal Smith, but I'd get killed for saying that too loud). While I think it would have added to hear Whit and Connie pray together, it still was quite strong. Otherwise, Wooton's part was a great add-on, and it's nice to hear Jack and Joanne getting in on everything as well. Overall, good job guys, and I'm waiting to hear how the next week will be!
I knew Connie would cry, and she did. I knew I would be weeping along with her, and I was. Yes, Im a guy, but Im also a Drama Person. This was excellent drama, and I was just reacting accordingly.
Although moving at a slower pace than Part 2, this show was still edge-of-your-seat, blow-you-out-of-the-water suspense, action, everything. Its looking more like Robert R.M. Mitchell is really gone theyre planning his funeral and everything. Poor Connie. (And what a spectacular performance by Katie Leigh!) I continually have to resist the temptation to pray for her! Thats the confirming sign that youre fully engaged in the story.
My exhortation for those who mourn is this: Think like Mitch is really gone, cry like hes really gone. Maybe he is really gone, and if so, you will have been prepared. But if he isnt, youll be so pleasantly surprised. Either way, you win by grieving!
As I thought, Mr. Arthur Dent is in for some trouble with his abductors, Benton The Enforcer Charles, Monica Stone, and the enigmatic Driver, and possibly all their other colleagues at Andromeda. With this brain-wave technology that we should be learning more about in Part 4, anything is possible. Maybe even mind control who knows?
And finally, Mr. Whittaker is back to his normal Waylaid-in-the-Windy-City, Blackgaard-fighting, computer-programming, former-NSA-consultant self. Not just a kindly old man sitting behind the counter. No, this is the true Whit, the Whit behind the quiet appearance, and God bless him! This isnt the Whit who yells at kids for spilling ice cream in his shop and then politely throws them out (A Matter of Manners, or whatever it was called.) This is the archaeologist Mr. Whittaker, the Applesauce creator Mr. Whittaker, the Mr. Whittaker who has a secret computer room behind his office bookcase. And Andromeda still hasnt found it!
So in my opinion, Odyssey has by far redeemed itself from its previous legacy of split shows. Thus the third age of Christian audio drama began!
Reviews are somewhat split on Plan B, Part 4, though most liked the show. Some thought it was the best of the bunch, applauding Katie Leigh's preformance as a grieving Connie and the increased emotional and spiritual aspects of the show. Others felt the show was a little slower than the others or that more should have been tied up at the end. Several mentioned that they hoped to hear what happened to Arthur Dent.
This is a very good episode, though not quite as good as the other parts of "Plan B." There are two things that bug me about all 4 parts.
1. WHY did they kill off Mitch? How could they do that to poor Connie? I hope that he isn't really dead. I think that a few years ago they went toooo far with the lightheartedness and aiming the storylines at younger kids, and now they're going tooooo far in the opposite direction.
2. Did I hear a parental warning about the intensity of these episodes? No. I noticed that they have a warning on the official site, but they didn't on the actual broadcast? I hope I just missed something because this can get SCARY at some parts!
Don't get me wrong, I really did like this episode, just thought it was a bit to scary. I especially liked the part with the bugs (This is the bug in the kitchen, signing off...). And of course, great acting, especially on Katie Leigh's part.
IF Mitch is dead, than I think Mr. Charles would be the one responsible. But I DON'T think Mitch is dead, and I DON'T think he was AREM. If he was, than why did an instant message from AREM pop up on Mitch's computer in "Grand Opening Part 2?" It's also interesting to point out that the officer in part 3 (or was it part 2?) of "Plan B" didn't pronounce AREM the way people have been pronouncing it in the past AREM episodes. Maybe Mitch had been using the name Arem before and someone stole the name to use?
When will we ever get this cleared up? I know, I know, in about twelve episodes. I can't wait!!
I love the whole series and how it is playing out, but I do not believe Mitch is dead (or Blackgaard for that matter, but that's a different story). Keep up the good work! :-)
Loved it! So suspenseful though, and I don't know if they should have labeled it four parts because I don't feel part four ended with anymore certainty than the last three did. Sorry, I don't agree that Wooton likes Connie anymore than a friend. He was trying to be a friend to someone hurting and I sincerely doubt he likes her anymore than that. However, I do agree that Mitch is NOT dead! Something is amiss, I guess we will have to wait and see. I can't wait for the next 13 episodes and two albums. :-)
Okay show, not the best. But will we ever hear from Eugene?
Great episode. I feel so bad for Connie. I wish I could have been there to give her a hug. I don't think Mitch is really dead and I don't think he was arem. I can't imagine that they would do that to poor Connie.
New e-mail from Eugene. Connie and Wooton playing laser tag...Could Wooton be falling for Connie? Arthur Dent is in the hospital and he turns to Whit for help. Things are definitely jumping.
Pretty good. I would have liked to see more mysteries solved in this episode, but all in all, it was not too bad.
It was a great episode. There was not as much action (almost as much) as the previous 3 episodes, but there was very good dialogue.
So, Plan B goes out with a quiet reflection. In all of the craziness, and in the middle of uncertainity, this had a bittersweet ending. Whit and Connie mourning together was a great scene (and again Katie Leigh and Paul Herlinger did a great job). The beginning was a little rough, Connie struggling through a radio show. But the "broadcast" from Whit's End's bugs was greatWhit being "Whit" again. Wooton's time with Connie was a little long, but Wooton's insight and heart more than made up for it. I'm glad they are trying to "prove" him to those who don't like him. The pieces are starting to come together slowly, and now we have to wait a month? Oh, Chris' summary at the end was a good link for those who are wondering what will happen next.
I give it a 2 because I feel it was one of the better written of the four parter; however, I only give it a 2 out of protest for what I feel was a terrible move on the part of the Odyssey writers to kill Mitch. Unless again he is in protection of the government and the funeral and death were staged, then it was what I think was Odyssey's biggest mistake yet.
To be quite frank,
this episode wasn't as good as I thought as it could have been, but it still
was pretty good.
I know that there are 12 more episodes of the Novacom / Andromeda battle to go, but one question I don't think should have been left off was the question about Dent. What did Whit decide to do with him? This episode would imply that Whit helps hide him, but still....
Good points: THE RETURN OF TOM! I love Tom Riley. It's a good thing they brought him back for at least a few moments. Also, Wooton and Lasertag. That was just hilarious and a great touch. Dent's aftermath. It was great to hear Dent after his "treatment" and his stroke caused by his brain tumor. Mr. Charles's arrival at Mitch's reception. One of the good signs of a villain is that he is incredibly annoying because he / she has "loopholes". Charles's presence obviously aggravated Connie because she knew that he murdered him, but they didn't have any evidence on him. That's why Whit tried to stop her. Also, I like the fact that Eugene and Katrina are still in hiding and don't want anyone to find them. That just made a lot of sense, and it will allow for a surprise appearance later.
Overall though, I did like this episode a lot. Now to wait and see what else happens....
This show deserved a four, except for what they did to Arthur Dent (even though I knew it was coming up sooner or later). And Connie had better not start liking Wooten. That would be a nightmare!
I liked this episode. It is so sad about Mitch because it is official that he is dead and he died innocent. Connie knows who murdered Mitch...it is Mr.Charles. Again, I did cry during that scene at the cherch. I wouder what will happen to Arthur Dent? I hope that the next album will come out soon. I wounder what will happen next?
Well, the plot thickens. Connie is dealing with Mitch's death, Monica is personally going after Eugene, Arthur Dent seems to be suffering the very same stroke that killed Mr. Shanks, or should we say "treatment" that was given Mr. Shanks, Whit learns the organization wants him out of the way, and Eugene is warning Whit via e-mail. Now, is this the reason I rate this ep a four out of four? No. The most powerful theme in Plan B: Resistance was the simple, but true message that Connie is learning, and one that we should never forget. Don't ever take for granted the people near to you. The people who make time for you. Let people know they are of value. How about those three simple words, I Love You? That's the most powerful message AIO could ever write. Powerful acting all around, especially for Katie Leigh. Some good touches with Wooton and Connie doing laser tag. Also Jack, Joanne and Whit saying "Bye Bye" as they umplugged all the bugs at Whit's End. And my favorite...poor Tom..he just wants to have a clue. "Whit..when are we going to have that long talk?" Great show!
This episode was ok; it kinda got me laughing when Whit, Joanne,and Jack were talking on the bugs in Whit's End connected to Mr.Charles.
I thought this was the worst of the Plan B episodes. I can't believe Whit just let Mr. Charles go just like that. I can't believe they're running re-runs next week.
You think all these dramatics are going to convince me that Mitch is dead? Huh-uh. It's too bad though...it's starting to look like even the writers at Odyssey think Mitch is dead. I know he isnt. They may even write that he is dead, but I know deep inside that he is not.
As to the rest of the episode, we slow down a little, and gain a little satisfaction when Whit, Jack and Joanne turn the tables on some unwelcome listeners. We find (as you heard in the third episodes preview) that Monica Stone was given the wrong package. She in turn, leaves to find Eugene and gives some hints to the possible fact that she has inside information on where he might be.
Whit attempts to decode the disk given him by Arthur Dent, but is unable, except to find a text file of minutes from an Andromeda meeting. Whit turns the disk over to Agent Bourland, but they cannot find out anything either. (At least thats what THEY say)
Connie continues to grieve over Mitchs (supposed) death, and even confronts Bennett Charles at Mitchs memorial service, shouting that Charles killed Mitch. Charles acts condescending and leaves.
Whit follows a lead to Chicago (they always seem able to take off for Chicago easily) where he discovers the unconscious body of Arthur Dent. He takes Dent to the hospital where the doctors determine that there was a stroke, caused by a BRAIN TUMOR. Whit visits Dent, and Dent pleads with Whit to take him out of the hospital before they come to kill him.
Unfortunately, we do not hear anything else of this, after we cut to a commercial break. Whit is back in Odyssey the next day, and Dent isnt mentioned again.
Wooton haters beware, because Wooten turns out to deliver mail, and winds up consoling a grieving Connie, in his own unique way. (Laser tag and a Whirl-a-Whirl at the carnival)
This episode concludes the Plan B saga, and in my opinion, the programs are separate enough to have been different episodes rather than be a four-parter.
All in all, a good episode, certainly a slower pace from the previous action-packed episodes weve heard. Were all looking forward to hearing the next one, but from what I hear, that wont be for another month.
Well, what can I say, Connie really shined; congrats Katie on such a strong performance. It really had an effect on me. I found that the message really strikingAIO isn't just an exciting show, it teaches morals and lessons. We need to remember that.
It just gets better and better. Not only is it action-filled but it's from a Christian worldview. This episode is beautiful. I still say it should be made into a book.
Wonderful. Suburb. Once again. Amazing. Who is the chairman? This is the first reference Charles makes to him. The thing with Connie and Mr. Charles leads to the first ever talk of Whit and Charles. Wonderful reaction from Connie and Whit. Wooton’s comedy to cheer up connie (Yeah, he likes her). Whit and Jack and Joanne's de-bugging while Monica and Charles listen. So Shanks was murdered, the lone holdout. Where are Eugene and Katrina? Some talk of God. Connie’s emotions and the suspense made it great!. Ready for 5 weeks and next 12 (and to get this collection in mail). AWESOME!
I love Odyssey, but in this episode series, they never wrapped things up! How is it going to end?