Episode Reviewed: Box of
(Out of 5 cones):
Summary: Whit tries
to do all he can to stop Novacom's latest developments, but they
have ways of stopping him.
Putting our faith in God,
sounded like an interesting title for an Adventures in Odyssey
episode. The fact that the word "miracles" is in it made me wonder
what the episode was about. Thankfully I finally got to listen to the
episode the day it aired. I was very happy with the storyline. At the
beginning when Chris did her "Previously on Adventures in Odyssey"
run-through I was surprised to hear VERY previous scenes from
Other Woman. I remember
wondering how AIO would tie her into the story... and my! They really did!
The acting in
this episode was as can be expected from AIO: very good. However, when Tom
is asking Whit to go with him to Hillingdale Haven he asks Tom to be
patient. Whit replies cheesily, "Alright, Tom, I'll be patient."
Something about how Paul Herlinger said those words seemed cheesy, not to
mention boring. Speaking of voices... I was very excited to hear that the
original actress of Agnes Riley stepped in again as Agnes. I have always
gotten very unthankful when I listen to an Odyssey episode and an actor
replaces the original actor. For example, later in the Novacom Saga Armitage
Shanks is replaced by a voice that is not even close to the original. I just
wish AIO would go to the extremes to get the original voices. That way the
entire series pieces together and they don't have crazy fans like me getting
It was very
satisfying to hear that AIO tied in some things they had said in
Other Woman about Agnes
Riley. Agnes used to paint and now she's painting again, and she also
remembered when they celebrated Thanksgiving Day at Whit's End (Thank
You, God). Since the
new era of AIO episodes (it started when totally new characters were
introduced in Signed, Sealed & Committed) I have
always been worried that AIO won't mention events that have happened in the
past on the show. I am always excited when characters in the series relate
to things... it makes the show seem more real and connected together like a
big story. Fortunately it never ends... yet.
had one funny thing... Arthur Dent. I remember cracking up in laughter when
Arthur Dent was being all sinister and creepy when he was talking with Whit,
and then he just cracks and says, "Would you like a muffin?" I
loved that scene. Also the voice they got to play Martha Carmen on the Cryin'
Brian Dern show was perfect. The woman sounded like a real brat in real
life. It was nice to hear from Cryin' Brian Dern once more because he makes
the show tick.
especially glad with what AIO did for the ending. The Novacom Saga really
teaches the listener that prayer is very important. I like it when
characters actually pray on the show because showing a listener that
may not know how to pray will help that listener. I'm sure there are
many new Christians because of Adventures in Odyssey, and many
probably do not know how to pray... probably because they aren't in a church
Oh, did I
mention that I love it when characters disagree on something? I appreciated
the scene when Tom goes against Whit's wishes and tells him that he's wrong
to try and remove Agnes from her wave therapy treatments.
of Miracles 4
out of 5 cones. If I had four ice cream cones I'd be willing to
ship them to the first four people who apply...
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