ratings are based on a 5 star scale unless otherwise noted.
Review by B.W.P.
Square one was interesting. Though it was not
my favorite episode in Album 52, it was mildly good.
Matthew's irritation with Emily is very typical of his
character. Exasperating as she is, Emily is beginning to
slightly grow on me. She has an interesting personality,
being a stubborn snooper. AIO hasn't done a character like
that before. Also, I was glad to hear from Ryan again.
Nelson's voice is a little annoying, but it reminds me of
Oscar, Isaac, and Trent, all good characters. Pete seems too
much of a class clown, always having the punch line, but
other than that, he's a relatively likeable person. One line
by Mr. Whittaker continuously bugs me. "What were we talking
about?" does not seem like something he would say. Oh, well.
It's a new Whit. Emily's 'Four Sure-Fire Methods' were
interesting and very normal of Emily Jones, though I think
Matthew's attempts at them could have been written better.
Overall, a good episode, but not the best.
Review by Shennifer (Town
I really liked this one because for once I
actually liked how Matthew and Emily interacted and seemed
like realistic brother and sister, who don't always get
along, but make up in the end. I thought the story was
interesting and for once I actually liked Andre in this one.
This episode was engaging and creative.
Review by Marvin D. (Town
Yay! I liked this episode
decently. Matthew and Emily were both portrayed
realistically, and I'm also glad that we haven't heard as
nearly as much of Matthew as we have in the last few
episodes. I think that what Emily did what was naturally
expected of her, so it wasn't so much of a shocking twist.
Matthew wouldn't have blundered and told Emily all about it,
though, I think. He would have said nothing, imo. All the
actors were great for the show, and this sort of reminds me
of "When You're Right, You're Right", when Emily was
stubborn in grasping the truth. So I'm glad that they didn't
totally change her. Good moral, one that I think we should
all work on.
Review by Catspaw (Town of
I really enjoyed this episode,
because Emily can be obnoxious with her "helping"/meddling,
and as much as I was cringing and wishing she would stop
doing what we all knew she would want to, I was really glad
that she didn't get away with it, and actually realized that
her actions weren't helping her friend out. I listened to
this one a few weeks ago and should listen again so I can
add more detail, but I enjoyed this episode a lot. That's
what I remember the most - I did really like the episode and
how it played out. I was invested in what was going on, to
the point of verbally reprimanding Emily on several
occasions. Yes, I was alone in my car when I listened. I
really like Adam Wylie's voice, so that was nice. I find it
easier to tell the voices apart in episodes like this
(several male characters that we haven't heard that much
from) when I recognize some of them. I first heard his voice
in the Storykeepers movies (did anybody else watch those?)
and then from the Last Chance Detectives audio files as
Mike, so it was great to hear him again this season!
Review by The Kings
Daughter (Town of Odyssey)
I am very please with how this one turned
out. Not because I loved the storyline, although it was
good. But rather because this seemed like one of those
average AIO episodes that I remember listening to before all
of the changes like adding characters and removing
characters were made. It just seemed to me like on of the
old ones. No 'big mystery', no drastic life-changing event.
Kids had a problem, kids got advice from Whit, kids worked
through problem. Yay Square One!
Ahem, moving on.
I think Emily Jone's role in this episode was well played
out, and she admitted she was wrong at the end. Actually I
was pretty much please with everyone's performance this
*Eugene moment* In closing, I found the entire episode most
pleasurable to listen to, and I look forward to being able
to make re-hearing it a repetitive tradition in the upcoming
Review by Sapphire (Town of
This was a pretty cool episode. I loved that
Nelson, Pete, and Ryan were in it. Very interesting, and it
had a great moral. Emily Jones was a bit annoying in the
episode. It reminded me of Connie's curiosity. I'm glad that
she admitted she was wrong in the end. I liked the scene
where Whit tried to give Matthew and Emily advice. I will
give this episode four stars out of five.
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