A note of about the ratings... All ratings are out of four unless otherwise noted.
Although reaction to "The Mystery at Tin Flat" is light, it is very positive. Fans enjoyed the latest episode with the Washington family and are heaping praise on the show and it's surprise ending. Special kudos are given to Mark Christopher Lawrence's performance as Ed, though a few qualms are reserved for a couple of the kids.
The part I didn't like was the "You are not going to believe this. You know that vacation that we couldn't go on?" Also the "all-expense-paid trip to..." all sounded WAY too much like the Barclays like in "Aloha, Oy" and "Our Best Vacation Ever." I liked the Barclays WAY more but maybe the Washingtons will sorta replace them. I miss the Barclays and I think almost all of us would agree but I am geting of the subject. I think this was a good story and suspence and good acting. But this was not the best this season.
Overall, a good episode, and I can't wait till next week and the first Room of Consquence episode for a long time. "Hindsight!"
Another spring season show is getting great reviews, this time with "Hindsight." (This now marks the longest string of mostly positive reviews of non-story arc shows since Spring 2001.) Fans enjoyed the unique perspective of the show and the continued improvement of Liz's character. In a concept that could have been confusing, fans enjoyed the guessing and surprises and heaped praises on the plots. A few fans wished that instead of Norton, an existing character had been used.
One boy I definately DON'T like is Max. He shouldn't be in AIO. He is an example of the real non-Chrisitian kids in this world who verbally tease. Getting to know Max any bit more could ruin AIO. We don't need any more new characters anyway! It was nice to hear from the Room of Consequence this season, and in a different way. But where have Marshal's storylines gone? Not that this was that bad, but I really like his spoof episodes. These serious and sometimes boring ones of his are just...boring! This season has really not been that good, my favorite episode so far is "BTV: Behind the Scenes."
Rodney was okay in this episode, some funny lines in the treehouse. I think I have put this episode down a little more than I had really thought of it. For the last time, get rid of Max! He is AIO's downfall.
My only contention with it is the somewhat fatalistic tone the show took on. Even though Whit said that this was "just a possibility," there was still the implication that a chain of events happened with one mistake and couldn't be stopped. But, that may just be my over-analyzing of things. In all, I was impressed with this episode, and glad that Odyssey is taking some chances!
This episode, an adventure in the Room of Consequence, is the best ep I have heard since "Exit." Not kidding. The spiritual message was portrayed incredibly well... it REALLY struck home! Not to mention that I nearly cried... I love emotional episodes like that! Forget these silly Up-To-4-Star-Ratings, I rate this a 10!!!
Liz once again shows her human side. The AIO writers have changed her for good...and for the better. I could really relate to her, finding it hard to stick up for the loner.
I like the continuity mention of Liz being in the Room of Consequence before. The main reason I enjoyed this episode though, was because I liked the concept of knowing what's going to happen with a choice before you make it...even though the Room of Consequence isn't a time machine.
Great episode, and I look forward to Aubrey's return next week in "All Things to All People"!
As for the one time characters, while I wouldn't mind many of them coming back (like Wendy), I think Norton should stay just that, a one time character. I really didn't like him that much.
Bob Hoose's third solo writing endeavor is getting his best reviews yet with many praises on the show about evangelism. Most enjoyed seeing Seth's obviously wrong mode of evangelism and watching Aubrey's steps toward a stronger faith. Also mentioned is the great Whit moment toward the end of the episode. One complaint is that the episode is similar to "Go Ye Therefore."
Seth is back, telling Aubrey what to do as a Christian. Their target? Nick. Seth's got a formula that's foolproof, and Aubrey's got a world of questions.
This might be an episode that'll ruffle a few feathers, which is just fine by me. Some of this may go over some kids heads, but it's still good. Seth's irritating, and sometimes dishonest mode of "witnessing" is pretty funny and tragic. Especally funny is Nick's retelling of a group of Christians he heard about in the news.
Old-time fans of AIO might enjoy the end, where Whit gives some good old fashioned Spiritual advice to the young Aubrey.
Some VERY good scenes in this show, and some good lines...Whit: "[He] may not have reacted the way you wanted, but that's life."
Best show so far this half-season!
Great show! Five out of five!
Seth was obnoxious. Granted, this episode is way better than some of the more recent ones, but it still isn't one I'd listen to over and over.
I loved the bits with "The happy place" and "the moose." LOL!
A few Negative notes: I never really liked Bob Hoose's writing much. At parts, he made people act like they wouldn't really act in those types of cases. Seth was okay. Not the greatest. But okay. Nick could've expressed a bit more of his anger at the end, I felt. His acting was slightly poorer than I thought in that one scene. About Nick, the best writer for Nick is Kathy Wierenga. She really gives him a character.
It was a decent episode. Good Job Bob Hoose! [I almost wrote Bob Moose] Great Job with the moose.
Continuing the string of well-reviewed shows is "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?" Part 1 of this three-parter is getting some of the best reviews of the season. Fans enjoyed the suspense and intrigue, as well as the re-introduction of a popular character (though a few thought his introduction was a little silly). Also given high marks was the conversation with Joanne where the story behind Joanne's move to Odyssey is told. Many also liked the feature at the end of the program where writer Kathy Wierenga gave background on the Mitch and Connie relationship.
SPOILER WARNING! If you haven't heard the show, beware that the reviews below revel crucial plot twists!
I have to give Kathy Wierenga congrats for a great episode...because it was the best one of the year!
There were several problems, though. I didnt like Connie in this show. She was kind of funny, but also dumb What are the odds, Do you want to be good cop or bad cop, etc. Poor Connie, her IQ has been dropping ever since Mitch came on the scene. Also, what is wrong with Whit? The computer-savvy inventor part of him has kind of disappeared. Now Mitch is controlling the keyboard, and Whit hardly makes a suggestion. The whole IP thing was strange, too. One glance and, Oh, thats me! The prison scene also bugged me. I agree with what Jared Walczak said, but, additionally, guards dont call prisoners by their numbers! It is usually Come with me, Mr. Jones. One more thing, I would have liked it if Chris had closed the show by saying something about discernmentit would have tied everything together better I did like the ending segment about C and M, though. I like behind the scenes stuff.
All in all, it was pretty good for a new episode, and I looking forward to the next two parts. I just hope that it doesnt get too crazy, though. Novacom and Darkness Before Dawn were definitely crazy!!
Parting shot: I love Jess Harnells thing! Wooten, Mr. Charles several of the other voices are more obvious, but this one is really good!
Anyway, it dragged a little with some of the Connie/Mitch scenes, but the means to decide God's Will was pretty good...I think we'll all done that in a moment of desperation. I also really enjoyed hearing Kathy W discuss Connie and Mitch. A good show, and I can't wait until next week!
Connie's talk with Joanne was very good. Looks like Mitch may be leaving since Connie sees he enjoys work. Great ep and next week look's exciting. I can't wait to see parts 2 and 3 and all that happens.
Anyways, theres three things I didn't like in this episode:
1: Mitch's acting sounded like, "Oh, look! I found a clue! Let's investigate, guys!" Well, it sounded fake.
2. I [don't like] it when Nick is always mentioned and he's never shows up. Is Nick simply an excuse to have someone watch the shop? Kathy, bring him on the show! (I find he's great when he's involved in mystery. His best performance is thinking with Connie about Mitch's picture, or saying to Whit, "...so we fooled the badguys..." Anyways, just a side note.)
3. Thirdly, What's up with Chris? "Hey, wait a minute, I know that voice! It's Mr. Charles!" Yeah, well, to break it to you Chris, but we know who it is too. And we're not 6 year olds...
There were also three things I liked about this episode:
1. I liked how the case sort've wrapped around the descision about the FBI. It was sorta cool. Kathy has a very interesting form of writing which I hope to hear from again.
2. I liked the appearence of several characters in this episode: Whit, Connie, Mitch, Bourland [well, soon], Joanne, Connie's Mom [well, soon]. We hear from characters that we thought weren't even in the same time period. Oh, and why do we always hear from Joanne and not Jack? Oh well, I guess it just helps Joanne's character.
3. I liked the special ending. I looked at the time and found out that it was only 19:00 minutes done. Then, I was surprised to hear Kathy's voice. Very interesting at the end.
Well, overall, I enjoyed the episode. If I were writer then I would've changed a few things about it, but hey, I'm not an Odyssey writer. Leave it to the pros. I hope there will be much more action with Charles. But anyways, Congratulations, Odyssey for a good start for a three part episode. Can't wait for next week.
Connie is really struggling in this episode, confused. I hope Mitch doesn't leave, he's the best thing that's happened to Connie lately.
Eugene is finally mentioned. Maybe there's still hope about him returning? Joanne appears in this episode, and her character is a little more established, by helping Connie without Jack. Nice reference to "For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll" in this episode.
"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Part 1" is Kathy Wierenga's best episode yet, and her first really serious episode, besides the half of "The Unraveling" that she wrote. I can't wait for Part 2! I give this episode 5 out of 5.
I thought the show was good overall, but here are a few things that slightly bothered me. Click here to read Jared's list in the Town Hall post.
...I still liked the episode. It had some fun parts, it hopefully leads to Mitch taking the job and bringing some new action to the show and it marks the return of Bennett Charles, even though it was a corny return. Because of the above mentioned issues, plus the brevity of the show, I'm going to have to break from everyone else and say that this show garners maybe three stars out of five. A good show, but with glaring errors. And, unlike some other episodes that also had huge leaps in logic, it's not quite good enough to completely overshadow those errors.
I enjoyed the episode. One of the
best (if not the best) of the season, in my opinion.
"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Part 2" is getting the same kind of positive, upbeat reviews that Part 1 enjoyed. Reviewers are cheering the writing, the acting, and the suspense. Kudos were given to scenes of Whit giving advice and the return of Connie's mom. While some were unsure about Mitch's question that ended the episode, most reviewers adopted a "wait and see" attitude, putting off their judgement until the answers were revealed in Part 3. A few didn't like the filler at the end of the show, while others enjoyed it. Many reviews end with "Can't wait until next week!"
If Mitch and Connie get married, I think this will ruin both characters. It seems to me that they are better by themselves. I think Connie should say "no" for now and Mitch should go to the FBI. Then mabey we could have some more shows like the ones with Jason in the NSA.
That was the best! I can't believe it. Mitch proposed to Connie! Connie better say "yes!" Thank you, AIO writers and thank you God so much!
Awesome episode, sounds like the next season will be involving the bad guys more like "Battle Lines." Just to let you know, I was the first one to send in the question of asking the producers to make a boyfriend for Connie...good thing they listened. I never knew it would've resulted into a new main character and that they'd actually get serious enough to get married. Thank you producers for listening to our questions!!
How did I see that coming... I had a feeling Mitch would pop the question to Connie. I hope Connie says yes, but she is still young and she can't forget about college. And I can't believe Whit and Mitch can't figure out that the mysterious bad guy is Charles. Boy, where's Eugene when you need him! Also it's been a real long time since we heard from Connie's mom. I can't wait to hear more. Fantastic job, A.I.O. crew! And remember A.I.O. fans keep listening!!! :-)
Another great episode. I'm quite enjoying the scenes with Mr. Charles. It gives the listener a teaser to any schemes, but doesn't reveal everything. One thing that interested me was the fact that, once again, someone gets duped by the "repairman." Wasn't it a "repair lady" who planted the modem in Whit's office during the Novacom arc? Now it's Mitch's turn.
Mitch's proposal to Connie. This is the thing I was just waiting for. Seems like their relationship is so similar to Eugene and Katrina's was before they got married. Whit even says [to Connie], "You and Mitch are driving yourselves crazy with all this second-guessing." Sounds too similar to Eugene's behavior in his relationship with Katrina. But back to Conniewill she accept? Or will it be like Katrina's undecided "I need to think and pray about it?"
In general, this kind of epsiode is what keeps me interested in AIO. From time to time, there are the awesome "single" episodes with no further story-line that are a good listen, such as "Hindsight." But the mystery eps just make Odyssey that much better.
Of course it's Bennett who is calling himself AREM! That was the monkey-wrench that he mentioned.
I actually perferred Part 1 over Part 2. I really thought it was terrible how he proposed, it seems like yesterday that he got back. No plot turns, no suspense. A few laughs, but the FBI (Frank's Breakfast Inn) joke again was boring. The filler on the end was a little chessy, I perferred the filler on last weeks' episode. All in all, I think it's fair to say that this episode is worth 4 stars (out of five), while pt. 1 was worth 4 and a half stars. I can't wait for next week's episode!
"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Part 2" is the best episode of the season! There are so many good things in this episodeMr. Charles's malice for starters. June Kendell returns, and is played by the same actress! Not only that, but I think this use of June Kendell is the best use of her since "Where Is They Sting?" Even the filler at the end of this episode is excellent, probably the best filler for AIO that I've ever heard. The only thing I disliked about this episode was the 'copy' of a scene from "Where There's A Will. . ."
was also deepened in this episode, and we see his true feelings toward Connie
and the FBI.
Finally, the absolute best part of this episode is the last scene, where everything comes together, Mitch proposing to Connie (we all knew it would happen sometime) and the return (kind of) of AREM!
Great episode, and I can't wait for Part 3the season finale!
Yup, good show! I guess they thought they should probably being back Connie's mom if Connie's going to be proposed to, right?
Oh, and it has been more than just assumed that Mitch is "Jason Jr." right? No wonder she's so fond of him!
5 stars...Excellent show. Great with Connie and her mom, who's great to have back. Them trying to decide. Mitch told to drop case and not doing it is like Whit in the past. The guard sounds familiarwas he Phillips on "Waylaid in Windy City?" [Editor's Note: Yes.]
I love this 3 parter and how they made it 3 parts. I still think Mitch and Connie will make a tough decision to let Mitch go to FBI and I am sure Mr. Charles is "new AREM." Good ep. Great job! Enjoyable! Can't wait til next week!
Well, I became upset when I heard Mitch propose to Connie... Why? Well, Connie and Mitch have only known each other for about a year. That's a really short time, considering they're maybe going to spend their entire lives together! I think that Mitch is being a little selfish in this episode. I translated his words to Whit as... "If I leave, I'm bringing Connie with me no matter what." Even if that means getting married, and he doesn't seem to be relying on God. In part three I'm expecting Connie NOT to say yes to him. That's the way it seemed in the sneak peek for next week's show.
Let's just say that I did NOT like this episode very much. Did Odyssey's viewers just dropped down to 4 year olds? Theres absoluetely no guessing in this story. Sure, they made the music pretty good, but seriously. Theres no plot twists really. I used to like Mitch, but now I can't stand him. He's taking Jason's place. And seriously, his acting stunk in the past episodes. And did you guys hear Chris at the end? "Hi Guys! Let's Play A Game! It's A VIllain! Named after a sea creature!! Know who it is? Oh Wow! You guys are so good!" We're not babies. And we all know our Odyssey history. I mean, if you know the story of Blackgaard, then you obviously know Jellyfish, Glossman and Richard Maxwell. And we just heard Arthur Dent. Oh come on, Odyssey! You can do better then that! Paul McCausker and Phil Lollar could keep my attention when I was a kid without having silly lines. I'm ashamed to have my parents listen to this one. No Plot, no acting and all silly.
And now for Connie. Why on earth is Odyssey making her all giggly? Is it Kathy just doing it? I mean, Kathy, I like your writing and your jokes are hilarious, but it's just not funny when Connie acts all ditzy. Make somebody who was meant to make us laugh say something funny. If Connie says yes, she REALLY needs to mature. I thought it was the writer's plan to make her "grow up" a little. What's up with this?
Okay, I know I'm being very picky about this. But I know Odyssey could've done better than this. Odyssey is usually good in keeping us in suspense and making us laugh. But this wasn't one of them. I hope next week is better.
Oh yeah, and I'm glad June Kendall was back! And I loved how Whit talked about God's will to both of them. It brought back how he talked in the old days. Good job with that, Kathy.
Ok, I just heard the first two parts to this episode. Overall, I think it's pretty good, and I'm so glad they're continuing Novacom saga. I saw some good parts and bad parts with this episode
First off, I'm really glad June Kendall is back! She was just what Connie and the listeners need at this point. I was getting afraid that Mitch and Connie were really going full force with their relationship without the parent involved. (BTW: Are we ever going to hear about Mitch's parents?) I'm glad to hear Connie taking advice from her mother. It really touches me to know that June Kendall is counseling her daughter not to give her heart away too quickly, as to not get hurt like she did in her marriage. That was A+.
I tell you, when Mitch proposed to Connie, I almost fell out of bed. I find some major problems with that one. First off, Mitch had told Whit that Connie was the only reason that he didn't want to go to the FBI. It sounded to me like he proposed to her almost because he was insecure about the relationship or something... like if he goes away to the FBI, Connie will just drop him. Sure, it may be hard on her, but, my goodness, give her some credit for loyality!
Now Mitch joining the FBI could be a problem. Sure, he would be good at it, but Mitch can't seem to stay under authority! He told Agent Bourland flat out that he couldn't get rid of him on this case. Maybe that's okay as a 'citizen', but if Bourland becomes "boss" how is he going to make Mitch follow orders? Even when he was in the Witness Protection Program, Mitch disobeyed orders and contacted Connie via Instant Messenger. Like it was mentioned awhile ago, that is not the kind of person you want handling your nation's security!
I really like bringing Bennett Charles back into the picture. He's the right kind of "bad guy" for this one! Now where is that Chairman?
Even with all the points above, I still can't wait for the next episode.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS EPISODE! DEFINITELY the best episode of the season! It's exactly what I said I wanted to happen (anybody remember that?)Mitch should join the FBI, and then marry Connie. (Not that it is going to happen, but it's close...) After Mitch proposed, I spent the next five minutes with this inane grin on my face... I've told my sister twice, my mom twice, and my dad at least five times that Mitch proposed. I cannot wait for the next episode! It's a whole week away!
P.S.: I'm not convinced Connie's only 18. I realize Odyssey time moves differently, but I don't think they'd have her in such a serious relationship at only 18. And it was quite a while ago that she graduated high school.
I thought this was a very good episode! It was awesome to hear Bennett Charles again, scheming up an evil plan. I can't wait to hear the next part, thumbs up Kathy!
It was like the best ep of the season!
An interesting episode. I realize some people might be put off at the possibility of Connie being married at 18, but personally as someone who's been listening to Odyssey for nearly its entire existence (episode 20 was the first I heard), it really isn't odd at all. Connie's been part of the show since almost the beginning, and most people know her quite well by now, even ignore the "fact" that she's 18 and the "reality" that she'd really be over 30I do. It is fantasy trying to mimic reality, not the reverse, so it's fine.
I suppose it's only natural to have some "separation anxiety" about marriage between Connie & Mitch. After all, we've only known a single Connie. But this is the way real life is sometimessomeone comes along, they realize that this is the one, and they marry. Sometimes its within a year, sometimes not. But even FOTF's own Dr. Dobson has mentioned that a year is about average time to test a relationship for longevityalthough, you know, everyone is different and so that time does vary, sometimes greatly.
And many people have been married at 18. However, some people are assuming that Connie will be 18 when she's married. But if she says "yes," she's only engagedshe may not marry until 19 or 20, if this works out at all. And it's not unusual for a person to be engaged after a year of dating and for those who find that surprising, it may still be some time before she ties the knot.
My advice: relax and enjoy the show. I was pleasantly surprised that Mitch finally got around to asking Connie (although he certainly does pick his moments). Sure, he's still a bit of a sketchy character, but that's true of any new character (or any new relationships, for that matter). You don't have to like Mitch, but at least give him some time to grow as a character. A lot of new plot developments have taken place with Mitch right in the middle of the actionso we really have yet to see his whole character in "peacetime." Let's wait and see.
So he proposed... hmmm. I have to say that I am not to sure about how I feel about that, for many of the same reasons as Jacob Isom stated. They have only known each other for a year, and much of that was when they were dealing with Novacom... it just seems all too fast for me. But then if I all I have to compare it to is Eugene and Katrina, what can I say.
This episode was interesting, and entertaining. Probably not my favorite of the season, but it wasn't bad. Connie's reaction about the ring was so cute! I was smiling non-stop when I heard that scene thinking "that is so Connie."
And AREM is back, sort of. I dunno, I guess it seems obvious to me that AREM is Mr. Charles... but hopefully the Odyssey writers are gonna throw their own "wrench" into things, and make it something we just don't expect.
Can't wait until next weekend (well actually, I can wait, but thats beside the point)
This episode was well-written. This episode was well-acted.
While I agree that the circumstances of this proposal weren't idealand would much prefer them waiting a while longerI was thrilled to death that he asked. It was much like being proposed to myself. I have a hunch she'll say no...or not decide at all. They'll keep us waiting for next season on this one.
Whether she's 22 or 18... does it really matter? The question is: is she ready for this? I've known 18 year olds who had more common sense than 50 year olds... and 22 year olds who had about as much common sense as mice... I think she's ready. That's just an opinion.
I LOVED this episode!
I thought it was really well written! And can't wait to see what happens in
I thought that having Connie's mom back was sorta neat. I really thought the acting on Bennett Charles side was REALLY good!!
I know, I would really like Connie and Mitch to get married! But that just doesn't happen that fast in Odyssey. They would have to drag it out for 5 years.
The grand finale of the season, of album 40, and of the dramatic three-parter "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?" is getting decidedly mixed reviews from fans. So far, the majority of fans are applauding the show and calling it a good end to the three-parter. Specifically praised are the action scenes, the nice moments with Connie and June, and (most of all) the increased maturity of Connie in the show. Many liked that Connie was able to put her own feelings aside and tell Mitch that he had a greater purpose than she could give him. The negative reviews are from listeners who desperately wanted Connie to say "yes" and marry Mitch and for Mitch to say in Odyssey. Some also thought Charles might have been captured too easily.
I enjoyed this ep, though I was a bit disappointed with the ending. Pretty much a lose-lose situation for myself, seeing as how I was both cheering for and against Charles. Having him gone pretty much eliminates him from any upcoming episodes...at least for next year.
But if he was going to be captured, at least add a bit more suspense and thrill? Perhaps a chase scene? The scene leading up to Charles' capture was more comical and didn't have me holding on to the edge of my seat.
As for Connie's decision, I'm partially divided on this one as well. I recently listened to the Novacom Arc all over again (all 20 eps), and was amazed and how attached she was to Mitch. It seemed like she couldn't endure having him gone for more than a day. Then again, it might seem too hasty for Connie to just accept Mitch's proposal right then and there. But like trina said, Connie never said 'no' to Mitch. Only, "Not right now." This leaves AIO open to a couple things:
(1) Placing Mitch in a minor character
role, and not using him as much since he will be an FBI agent
(2) Using Mitch and Connie's future marriage in a later season [kinda like saving something good for later]
Although I was extremely disappointed that Connie and Mitch are getting married... yet, it was a step in the direction that we all are hoping for!
It was good to know that Bennett Charles was caught... again, and I am glad that Mitch has found the work he loves.
Congratulations, Odyssey for another job WELL DONE!
Yeah, that's pretty much my reaction...I don't think I'll be able to listen to this episode unless this issue is resolved in the near future... I won't be over this for weeks.... My friends are going to want to know why I'm so depressed...
I may have to swear-off Odyssey for a while for this one...
I would have been very disappointed in Connie if she'd said yes on the condition that Mitch stayed. It's very true that we have to be willing to be who God wants us to be regardless of our own desiresand be willing to let go of others we care about for the same reason. So I'm glad she was able to be selfless and patient instead of trying to rush into something she and Mitch (and the fans) probably weren't ready for.
I thought the part about Whit getting hit on was hilarious!
The trunk thing was really funny.
I'm liking the way things are turning out. Those writers... maybe they know what they're doing after all!
Well, congratulations Kathy Wierenga for good ideas and a great sounding script. Congratulations also Jess Harnell (Bennett Charles) for his wonderful performance. And congratulations Connie for sounding smart! Must've been tough for ya...
It's kind of funny, right now I am trying to make a huge decision about my future, the scene between Connie and her mother was really great, and it was something that I needed to hear.
Also, the hand out the tail light... that was cute.
The hand out the break light was great. Mitch following the advice he gave to Jared in "It's All about Me" about what to do if Mrs. Randolph kidnapped him and threw him in the trunk of her car.
Mitch is going to
the FBI! Hope more episodes like "A Name, Not a Number" and "Waylaid
in the Windy City"
will come along...
Again, Connie's mom added a lot to the show, and it's really too bad it's taken this long to get her back on the show. Talks about her failed marriage (lest we all think Odyssey is a perfect little town) and her concerns for her daughter were, again, priceless. It was kind of her own version of "Letting Go."
Admittingly, I think a lot of the suspense in this show was a little routine. That's not always a bad thing, but it became obvious that Mitch and Whit running around was more about Mitch doing soul searching rather than anything to do with Charles...speaking of which.
Why didn't Charles want out? Was he planning something worse by staying put? For all of this mumbling and grumblings, he sure was put out to pasture pretty quick.
The ending was perfect. Connie's finally getting ahold of herself while making decisions with Mitch. For once, she seems to be the collected one. She seems to be a little reluctant to jump in to marriage, and to me this is a good thing. One day at a time. It was a rash proposal, and she handled it very well.
Now, about that woman hitting on Whit....