2003

2003 Episodes  Click an episode title for more information.
503: Between You and Me
504: Aubrey's Bathrobe
505: The Toy Man
506: For Trying Out Loud
507: The Benefit of the Doubt
508: The American Revelation I
509: The American Revelation II
510: For the Fun of It
511: The Pact I
512: The Pact II
513: Do Or Diet
514: Room Enough for Two
515: BTV: Behind the Scenes
516: Bassett Hounds
517: It's All About Me
518: The Case of the Disappearing Hortons
519: The Defining Moment
520: The Mystery at Tin Flat
521: Hindsight
522: All Things to All People
523: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? I
524: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? II
525: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? III
526: Seeing Red
527: Black Clouds
528: The Taming of the Two
529: The Mailman Cometh
530: Silver Lining
531: Teacher's Pest
532: Pink Is Not My Color
533: Something Blue I
534: Something Blue II

 

#503 Between You and Me

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Original Air Date: 1/11/03
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Kathy Buchanan
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6

Theme: Putting God first


Summary:
Connie wonders if she's spending too much time with Robert Mitchell. Then he gets an offer from the FBI...to move to Virginia.

 

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#504 Aubrey's Bathrobe

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Original Air Date: 1/18/03
Writer: Bob Hoose

Director: Bob Hoose
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley

Scripture: Colossians 3:17
Theme: Using our ability to serve God


Summary:
A super-Christian named Seth Young makes Aubrey Shepard feel inadequate in her new faith.

 

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#505 The Toy Man

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Original Air Date: 1/25/03
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley

Scripture: Philippians 3:8
Theme: Sacrifice, making tough choices


Summary:
Ed Washington thinks about quitting his high-paying job to work at Whit's End. His family considers the sacrifices they'll have to make.

 

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#506 For Trying Out Loud

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Original Air Date: 2/01/03
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Kathy Wierenga
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:11
Theme: Finding your place


Summary:
Wooton Bassett wants to help Edwin Blackgaard with an upcoming production. Liz Horton tries to find something—anything—she can do better than others.

 

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#507 The Benefit of the Doubt

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Original Air Date: 2/08/03
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Jeremiah 1:17
Theme: Doing what's right


Summary:
Robert Mitchell searches for a job in Odyssey, but his work at Novacom scares away potential employers.

 

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#508 The American Revelation I

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Original Air Date: 2/15/03
Writer: John Fornof

Director: John Fornof
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: John 15:13
Theme: American history


Summary:
In the new Imagination Station, Marvin Washington hears a rarely told story from the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

 

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#509 The American Revelation II

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Original Air Date: 2/22/03
Writer: John Fornof

Director: John Fornof
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: John 15:13
Theme: American history


Summary:
In the new Imagination Station, Marvin Washington hears a rarely told story from the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

 

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#510 For the Fun of It

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Original Air Date: 3/01/03
Writer: Torry Martin

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
Theme: Having fun


Summary:
Talia Bassett decides to get back at her father by spending a week in Odyssey with her uncle—Wooton!

 

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#511 The Pact I

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Original Air Date: 3/08/03
Writer: Nathan Hoobler

Director: Bob Hoose
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:20
Theme: Living with an eternal perspective


Summary:
Whit, Tom Riley, and Mandy Straussberg attempt to discover what's troubling Agnes Riley.

 

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#512 The Pact II

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Original Air Date: 3/15/03
Writer: Nathan Hoobler

Director: Bob Hoose
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:20
Theme: Living with an eternal perspective


Summary:
Whit, Tom Riley, and Mandy Straussberg attempt to discover what's troubling Agnes Riley.

 

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#513 Do Or Diet

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Original Air Date: 3/22/03
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Kathy Wierenga
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: James 1:4
Theme: Patience, perseverance


Summary:
Wooton Bassett, Bernard Walton, and Whit go on a diet to help Connie win a scholarship.

 

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#514 Room Enough for Two

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Original Air Date: 3/29/03
Writer: April Higgins

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Philippians 2:4
Theme: Selfishness


Summary:
Liz Horton is excited to see her older brother, Mark, come home, until Mark makes a surprise announcement—he's engaged.

 

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#515 BTV: Behind the Scenes

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Original Air Date: 5/03/03
Writers: Nathan Hoobler, John Fornof

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Psalm 133, 1 Corinthians 12
Theme: Unity, working together


Summary:
Alex Jefferson turns a microphone on the B-TV crew to see what happens behind the scenes.

 

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#516 Bassett Hounds

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Original Air Date: 5/10/03
Writer: Torry Martin

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley

Scripture: Deuteronomy 7:7
Theme: Grace


Summary:
Bernard Walton accompanies Wooton Bassett to Alaska for an unusual family reunion.

 

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#517 It's All About Me

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Original Air Date: 5/17/03
Writers: Kathy Wierenga, Marshal Younger

Director: Bob Hoose
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 6:1
Theme: Credit


Summary:
Connie starts a Kids' Radio advice show with Mitch Mitchell. At school, Trent DeWhite worries that he's getting credit for something he didn't do.

 

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#518 The Case of the Disappearing Hortons

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Original Air Date: 5/24/03
Writer: Bob Hoose

Director: Bob Hoose
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Galatians 6:2
Theme: Accepting help from others


Summary:
When Liz Horton's entire family abruptly goes missing, it's up to the kids of Odyssey (and a few of their friends) to solve the case.

 

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#519 The Defining Moment

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Original Air Date: 5/31/03
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Luke 22:26
Theme: Heroism


Summary:
After a disappointment in the last inning of a game, Marvin Washington looks to his cousin, Xavier, to show him how to be a hero.

 

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#520 The Mystery at Tin Flat

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Original Air Date: 6/07/03
Writer: John Fornof

Director: Bob Hoose
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12
Theme: Fitting in


Summary:
The Washington family wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to nearby Tin Flat. But when they show up, the town is deserted.

 

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#521 Hindsight

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Original Air Date: 6/14/03
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Luke 10:27
Theme: The value of every life, the value of every moment


Summary:
In the Room of Consequence, Liz Horton experiences the results of a single choice...backward.

 

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#522 All Things to All People

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Original Air Date: 6/21/03
Writer: Bob Hoose

Director: Bob Hoose
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20
Theme: Evangelism


Summary:
Seth Young counsels Aubrey Shepard on his radical method of evangelism, which causes Aubrey to question her effectiveness as a Christian.

 

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#523 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? I

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Original Air Date: 6/28/03
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designers: Allen Hurley, Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
Theme: Figuring out God's will


Summary:
Mitch has to make a decision about the FBI, but his investigating skills are challenged in a case involving Whit and an old nemesis.

 

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#524 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? II

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Original Air Date: 7/05/03
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designers: Allen Hurley, Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
Theme: Figuring out God's will


Summary:
Mitch has to make a decision about the FBI, but his investigating skills are challenged in a case involving Whit and an old nemesis.

 

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#525 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? III

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Original Air Date: 7/12/03
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designers: Allen Hurley, Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
Theme: Figuring out God's will


Summary:
Mitch has to make a decision about the FBI, but his investigating skills are challenged in a case involving Whit and an old nemesis.

 

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#526 Seeing Red

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Original Air Date: 9/27/03
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy

Scripture: Matthew 5:23
Theme: Admitting you're wrong


Summary:
Mandy Straussberg and Liz nearly destroy their friendship while fighting over Seth Young. Meanwhile Connie argues with Robert Mitchell, an event that prompts her to drive to Washington, D.C., to apologize in person.

 

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#527 Black Clouds

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Original Air Date: 10/04/03
Writer: Bob Hoose

Director: Bob Hoose
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley

Scripture: Job 31:4, Romans 8:28
Theme: God's presence in tough times


Summary:
As Connie and Joanne's road trip to Washington continues, a raging storm forces them to stop at a roadside diner where they meet a runaway young girl and an unusual woman named Ethel.

 

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#528 The Taming of the Two

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Original Air Date: 10/11/03
Writer: Nathan Hoobler

Director: Nathan Hoobler
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4
Theme: Teamwork


Summary:
Bart Rathbone wants to make his shop more sophisticated, and Malcolm Lear, a rival of Edwin Blackgaard, has a proposal for him.

 

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#529 The Mailman Cometh

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Original Air Date: 10/18/03
Writer: Torry Martin

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Luke 12:48
Theme: With age and privilege comes responsibility


Summary:
The Washington kids, Marvin and Tamika, are determined to show their mom that they should be allowed to do the same things as their older cousin, Xavier.

 

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#530 Silver Lining

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Original Air Date: 10/25/03
Writer: Nathan Hoobler

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Romans 12:17-21
Theme: The folly of revenge


Summary:
On the way to Washington, Connie and Joanne stop in West Virginia and are pulled into a mystery involving a bank robbery, a brave rescue, and an escaped convict.

 

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#531 Teacher's Pest

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Original Air Date: 11/01/03
Writer: Torry Martin

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Luke 6:27-28
Theme: Loving your enemies


Summary:
Max Hampton and Mandy Straussberg, who are complete opposites, must work together on a science project.

 

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#532 Pink Is Not My Color

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Original Air Date: 11/08/03
Writer: Nathan Hoobler

Director: Nathan Hoobler
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley

Scripture: Romans 8:38
Theme: Parental love, relationships


Summary:
Connie's arrival in Virginia surprises Mitch—and, while staying with the Bourlands, she intercedes in a father-daughter conflict.

 

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#533 Something Blue I

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Original Air Date: 11/15/03
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Kathy Wierenga
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy

Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
Theme: Counting the cost


Summary:
When Connie gets the news that Mitch might leave for Europe in a few days, the two of them decide to get married immediately.

 

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#534 Something Blue II

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Original Air Date: 11/22/03
Writer: Kathy Wierenga

Director: Kathy Wierenga
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy

Scripture: Luke 14:25-33
Theme: Counting the cost


Summary:
When Connie gets the news that Mitch might leave for Europe in a few days, the two of them decide to get married immediately.

 

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