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After the aftermath of the Novacom saga, things have begun to get back to normal around Odyssey. Mitch contemplates joining the FBI, Jared DeWhite returns to town with his younger brother Trent, the Horton family deals with the personal effects of war, the gang at Whit's End investigate a mystery surrounding Agnes Riley and her childhood friend Joe, Liz and Mandy's friendship is tested, and an "anti-Whit" seems to be lurking around town. Well, ok as normal as it ever gets in Odyssey. In the midst of these things, we are introduced to Max Hampton, Wellington Bassett (Wooton's twin brother), Seth Young and the Washington family (Ed, Elaine, Marvin, Tamika and Xavier). And, it's Ed Washington who becomes the manager of Whit's End in Connelsville. What's more, the Washington family vacation to beautiful historic Tin Flat doesn't turn out the way they expect. But, they're not the only ones taking a trip. Connie and Joanne set out on a road trip to Washington D.C. to visit Mitch at the FBI academy. While there, Mitch pops the question to Connie. Will she accept and move with Mitch to Bhudapest? Will she return to Odyssey?
#503: Between You and Me
Original Airdate: January 11, 2003
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 3:5-6
Theme: Putting God first
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Grover, Connie Kendall, Robert Mitchell (Mitch), Bernard Walton, Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Relationships take time to develop. Connie wants to know what Mitch REALLY thinks of her now. Which means — a compatibility quiz! This could be a very painful process.

Included in Collection: #39: Friends, Family & Countrymen

#504: Aubrey's Bathrobe
Original Airdate: January 18, 2003
Scripture Reference: Colossians 3:17
Theme: Serving God
Writer: Bob Hoose
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley
Characters: Connie Kendall, Aubrey Shepard, Ben Shepard, Bethany Shepard, Mrs. Westra, Cherry Young, Seth Young

What if you had a friend — a friend you haven't seen for a long time. And then you get together and find out that — this friend has become a Christian. But there's something that just seems a little ... strange. Aubrey's friend Seth has found religion! But what's missing? Find out in a story about a friendship, a Pharisee and a bathrobe!

Included in Collection: #39: Friends, Family & Countrymen

#505: The Toy Man
Original Airdate: January 25, 2003
Scripture Reference: Philippians 3:8
Theme: Sacrifice
Categories: Whit's End Conellsville Episodes , Washington Family Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley
Characters: Pete, Steve, Colby Cabrera, Mr. Green, Ed Washington, Elaine Washington, Marvin Washington, Tamika Washington, Xavier Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit's taking job applications. But he's waiting for just the right applicant to be the new Manager of Whit's End in Connellsville — And as the bells of the door ring for the 23rd time — Whit's new hire may have just walked in? Has Whit met his match? Find out who the Toy Man is and what he can bring to Whit's End!

Included in Collections: #39: Friends, Family & Countrymen, Discovering Odyssey

#506: For Trying Out Loud
Original Airdate: February 1, 2003
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:11
Theme: Finding your place
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley
Characters: Wooton Z. Basset, Ronald Edwin Blackgaard, Mr. Flemenschleeip, Brenda Frazier, Liz Horton, Ashley Jenkins, Mrs. Nietchew, Walter Shakespeare

Wooten joins the theatre … while Liz takes up cheerleading … two people trying to find their God given talents. They're just looking in all the wrong places. But all their hard work pays off in a way neither one expected!

Included in Collection: #39: Friends, Family & Countrymen

#507: The Benefit of the Doubt
Original Airdate: February 8, 2003
Scripture Reference: Jeremiah 1:17
Theme: Discrimination
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Colby Cabrera, Steven Cabrera, Mr. Graham, Alex Jefferson, Connie Kendall, Robert Mitchell (Mitch), Rodney P. Rathbone, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Connie is finding a job for Mitch — This is a tough mission for Connie. After all, what do you do when the last job on your resume says "Novacom"?

Included in Collection: #39: Friends, Family & Countrymen

#508: The American Revelation (Part 1)
Original Airdate: February 15, 2003
Scripture Reference: John 15:13
Theme: Patriotism
Categories: Historical Episodes
Writer: John Fornof
Director: John Fornof
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Caesar Bason, William Diamond, Jonas Parker (Captain), Major John Pitcaim, Captain Smith, Marvin Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit puts the finishing touches on his new and improved Imagination Station and sends Marvin off on an adventure set during the American Revolution.

Included in Collections: #39: Friends, Family & Countrymen, For God and Country

#509: The American Revelation (Part 2)
Original Airdate: February 22, 2003
Scripture Reference: John 15:13
Theme: Patriotism
Categories: Historical Episodes
Writer: John Fornof
Director: John Fornof
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Caesar Bason, William Diamond, Major John Pitcaim, Colonel Prescott, Captain Smith, Marvin Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Private Williams

Marvin Washington hears an often untold story of the American Revolutionary War.

Included in Collections: #39: Friends, Family & Countrymen, For God and Country

#510: For the Fun of It
Original Airdate: March 1, 2003
Theme: Growing up too fast
Categories: Wooton Episodes
Writer: Torry Martin
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley
Characters: Bradford, Wellington Basset, Wooton Z. Basset, Talia Bassett, Mrs. Randolph, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Talia Bassett comes to stay with her uncle Wooton in Odyssey. Wooton's lifestyle is vastly different from Talia's, and she has trouble understanding why Wooton is so different from her father.

Included in Collection: #40: Out of Control

#511: The Pact (Part 1)
Original Airdate: March 8, 2003
Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 5:20
Theme: Eternal perspective
Categories: Mystery Episodes
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Dr. Jennings, Agnes Riley (Rose), Tom Riley, Mandy Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Agnes Riley is acting very strange and sets Tom, Mandy and Whit on a mission to solve a mystery involving a circled date, the letters JO, and a familiar looking young girl.

Included in Collections: #39: Friends, Family & Countrymen, A Maze of Mysteries Travel Visor Pack

#512: The Pact (Part 2)
Original Airdate: March 15, 2003
Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 5:20
Theme: Eternal perspective
Categories: Mystery Episodes
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Agnes Riley (Young), Agnes Riley (Rose), Tom Riley, Mandy Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen (Young), Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen, Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen (Young Adult)

Agnes Riley is acting very strange and sets Tom, Mandy and Whit on a mission to solve a mystery involving a circled date, the letters JO, and a familiar looking young girl.

Included in Collections: #39: Friends, Family & Countrymen, A Maze of Mysteries Travel Visor Pack

#513: Do or Diet
Original Airdate: March 22, 2003
Scripture Reference: James 1:4
Theme: Patience / Perseverance
Categories: Wooton Episodes
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Wooton Z. Basset, Connie Kendall, Ricky McLean, Bernard Walton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Wooton, Whit, and Bernard decide to go on a diet to help Connie win a scholarship. Will they survive?

Included in Collections: #41: In Hot Pursuit, Life Lessons: Perseverance (Volume 6)

#514: Room Enough For Two
Original Airdate: March 29, 2003
Scripture Reference: Philippians 2:4
Theme: Feeling replaced
Writer: April Higgins
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Natalie, Liz Horton, Mark Horton, Mr. Horton, Mrs. Horton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Liz's brother Mark returns home from the army along with a new friend... his fiance! Liz finds it difficult to accept Mark's future wife into her life.

Included in Collection: #40: Out of Control

#515: BTV: Behind the Scenes
Original Airdate: May 3, 2003
Scripture Reference: Psalm 133, 1 Corinthians 12
Theme: Unity
Categories: BTV Episodes , Wooton Episodes
Writers: John Fornof, Nathan Hoobler
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Mr. Bellybutton, Mr. Brain, Mr. Ear, Mr. Foot, Mr. Grayhair, Mr. Hand, Mr. Nose, Wooton Z. Basset, Ronald Edwin Blackgaard, Tom Brokejaw, Miss Eye, Guy Feldstein, Alex Jefferson, Connie Kendall, Walter Shakespeare, Mandy Straussberg, Bernard Walton

Alex Jefferson turns a microphone on the BTV crew to see what happens behind the scenes of the popular show.

Included in Collections: #40: Out of Control, Encore Collection

#516: Bassett Hounds
Original Airdate: May 10, 2003
Scripture Reference: Deuteronomy 7:7
Theme: Grace
Categories: Wooton Episodes
Writer: Torry Martin
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Wellington Basset, Wooton Z. Basset, Grandpa Bassett, Madison Bassett (Actor), Marlyse Bassett (Actor), Wilma Bassett, Bernard Walton

Bernard owes Wooten a favor. But it's a favor that puts him face to face with — The Bassett Family. Bernard's in the middle of a family feud!

Included in Collections: #40: Out of Control, Encore Collection

#517: It's All About Me
Original Airdate: May 17, 2003
Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:1
Theme: Credit
Writers: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan, Marshal Younger
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Jared DeWhite, Trent DeWhite, Liz Horton, Connie Kendall, Robert Mitchell (Mitch), Rodney P. Rathbone, Marvin Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Kid’s Radio has a new radio host — they call him Dr. Wise. Seems like he has answers to important questions — like how do you broil a salmon? There's somebody else that has the town talking — they call him — "PrankMan." Who is Dr. Wise, Who is "Prankman"? And how DO you broil a salmon?

Included in Collection: #40: Out of Control

#518: The Case of the Disappearing Hortons
Original Airdate: May 24, 2003
Scripture Reference: Galations 6:2
Theme: Accepting help from others
Categories: Mystery Episodes
Writer: Bob Hoose
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Jasmine, Jared DeWhite, Mr. Douglas, Guy Feldstein, Irving Greenfarb, Liz Horton, Solly Mendelson, Mandy Straussberg

Liz and her family have disappeared! No one is answering the door and there's no trace of the Horton's. What's going on here? What's happened to the Hortons?

Included in Collection: #40: Out of Control

#519: The Defining Moment
Original Airdate: May 31, 2003
Scripture Reference: Luke 22:26
Theme: Teamwork
Categories: Washington Family Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Max Hampton, Ashley Jenkins, Ed Washington, Marvin Washington, Xavier Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

The Odyssey Panthers are on the verge of winning their first game of the year. But things can change in a hurry. A high fly ball to right field. Marvin Washington's under it … Marvin dreams of being the hero, but today he’s the goat. There's one person standing in his way of realizing his dreams: his coach — who also happens to be his dad.

Included in Collections: #40: Out of Control, Double Play

#520: The Mystery at Tin Flat
Original Airdate: June 7, 2003
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 12
Theme: Fitting in
Categories: Mystery Episodes , Washington Family Episodes
Writer: John Fornof
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley
Characters: Gold Toe Jake, Joseph Stadler, Wes Tucker, Ed Washington, Elaine Washington, Marvin Washington, Tamika Washington, Xavier Washington

How exciting! The Washington family has just won an exciting, all-expense-paid vacation. But when they arrive in "historic and charming" Tin Flat, they discover an unsettling ghost town. What's going on and what does all this have to do with the mysterious legend of "Gold Toe Jake?" Join Marvin and his family on a strange adventure of discovery!

Included in Collections: #40: Out of Control, A Maze of Mysteries Travel Visor Pack, Mystery at Tin Flat

#521: Hindsight
Original Airdate: June 14, 2003
Scripture Reference: Luke 10:27
Theme: The value of a moment
Categories: Room of Consequence Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Max Hampton, Norton Hollingsworth, Liz Horton, Dr. Morton, Rodney P. Rathbone, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

We'll take you — to the future! We all have choices — but we don’t all have hindsight. To rehash or change your decisions, come with us to the Room of Consequence where Liz learns that making the right choice the first time makes all the difference!

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit

#522: All Things To All People
Original Airdate: June 21, 2003
Scripture Reference: Matthew 28:18-20
Theme: Evangelism
Writer: Bob Hoose
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Liz Horton, Nick Mulligan, Aubrey Shepard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Cherry Young, Seth Young

Seth is a lot of things — except possibly — Diplomatic. It's not that he doesn't try to be helpful, but when you try to be all things to all people you're going to take some hits! Seth has a close encounter with reality!

Included in Collection: #40: Out of Control

#523: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? (Part 1)
Original Airdate: June 28, 2003
Theme: God's will
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley
Characters: Erwin (Honest), Officer Stew Burke, Bennett Charles (Mr. Charles), Connie Kendall, Robert Mitchell (Mitch), Rudy Sutton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

It began like any other day at Whit's End, that's when Officer Burke walked in. Could it be? Is Whit under arrest? It was a hit and run — and something's been stolen! And then there is the return of an old nemesis.

Included in Collection: #40: Out of Control

#524: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? (Part 2)
Original Airdate: July 5, 2003
Theme: God's will
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley
Characters: AREM, Peter Bourland (FBI Agent), Bennett Charles (Mr. Charles), Mr. Flinkerman, Connie Kendall, June Kendall, Robert Mitchell (Mitch), Rudy Sutton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

It began like any other day at Whit's End, that's when Officer Burke walked in. Could it be? Is Whit under arrest? It was a hit and run — and something's been stolen! And then there is the return of an old nemesis.

Included in Collection: #40: Out of Control

#525: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? (Part 3)
Original Airdate: July 12, 2003
Theme: God's will
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: AREM, Peter Bourland (FBI Agent), Bennett Charles (Mr. Charles), Connie Kendall, June Kendall, Robert Mitchell (Mitch), Terrence Stanley, Edith Sutton, Rudy Sutton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

It began like any other day at Whit's End, that's when Officer Burke walked in. Could it be? Is Whit under arrest? It was a hit and run — and something's been stolen! And then there is the return of an old nemesis.

Included in Collection: #40: Out of Control

#526: Seeing Red
Original Airdate: September 27, 2003
Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:23
Theme: Admitting when you're wrong
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Glenn Montjoy
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: Jack Wilbur Allen, Liz Horton, Connie Kendall, Mandy Straussberg, Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen, Seth Young

Sorry, seems to be the hardest word and it's reached epidemic proportions. Who will be the first to apologize: Connie or Mitch, Mandy or Liz? Even Jack and Joanne have been going at it! Well as they say "the fur is flying" and "they’ve had it up to here" — but someone has to give in!

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit

#527: Black Clouds
Original Airdate: October 4, 2003
Scripture Reference: Romans 8:28
Theme: God's presence in tough times
Writer: Bob Hoose
Director: Bob Hoose
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley
Characters: Ethel, Lindy, Connie Kendall, Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

A runaway, a storm and a lesson. Lightning strikes and the power goes out. But in the midst of it all answers are found. Find out what happens and how Connie and Lindy prevail. It's a matter of trust that reveals purpose!

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit

#528: The Taming of the Two
Original Airdate: October 11, 2003
Scripture Reference: Ecclesiastes 4
Theme: Teamwork
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Nathan Hoobler
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Ronald Edwin Blackgaard, Malcolm Lear, Nick Mulligan, Bart Rathbone, Xavier Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Bart Rathbone has a proposal for Edwin Blackgaard. And it involves acting — if doing the commercials for The Electric Palace can be called art. But Mr. Blackgaard has other ideas. You may be asking, "WHAT in the name of Hamlet is going on?"

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit

#529: The Mailman Cometh
Original Airdate: October 18, 2003
Scripture Reference: Luke 12:48
Theme: Responsibility
Categories: Wooton Episodes , Washington Family Episodes
Writers: Torry Martin, Marshal Younger
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Wooton Z. Basset, Elaine Washington, Marvin Washington, Tamika Washington, Xavier Washington

Why don't Marvin and Tamika get to do the things that older kids do — like, drink cappuccino — or see scary movies? It just doesn’t make sense. They're both responsible children and there seems to be no reason why they shouldn't be allowed to drive the riding lawn mower. Or — maybe not. It's all about privileges and responsibilities.

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit

#530: Silver Lining
Original Airdate: October 25, 2003
Scripture Reference: Romans 12:17-21
Theme: Revenge
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Brad Diamond, Vic Hamilton, Tim Hartzel (Officer), Connie Kendall, Wilda Rose, Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

The road trip continues as Connie and Joanne make another stop. It's a pretty spot but the peace doesn't last for long. Just when you think that nothing can go right for the dynamic duo there is a silver lining.

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit

#531: Teacher's Pest
Original Airdate: November 1, 2003
Scripture Reference: Luke 6:27-28
Theme: Love your enemies
Writer: Torry Martin
Director: Marshal Younger
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Spencer, Max Hampton, Mandy Straussberg, Mrs. Sweeny, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Mandy and Max have absolutely nothing in common — with the possible exception of a lack of civility toward each other. These two enemies are in for a lesson. It's a lesson that means they'll have to work together! Is that really possible? It may be tougher than it looks!

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit

#532: Pink Is Not My Color
Original Airdate: November 8, 2003
Scripture Reference: Romans 8:38
Theme: Unconditional love
Writer: Nathan Hoobler
Director: Nathan Hoobler
Producer: Allen Hurley
Sound Designer: Allen Hurley
Characters: Janelle Bourland, Michaela Bourland, Peter Bourland (FBI Agent), Connie Kendall, Robert Mitchell (Mitch), Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

Meet Agent Bourland's family. It's great to meet the whole family. But one family member is never around — Agent Bourland himself! But he's not the only one as Connie discovers, Mitch seems to be a part of the few, the proud and the absent as well.

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit

#533: Something Blue (Part 1)
Original Airdate: November 15, 2003
Scripture Reference: Luke 14:25-33
Theme: Counting the cost
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Producer: Glenn Montjoy
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: Phillip Bernstein (FBI Agent), Janelle Bourland, Michaela Bourland, Peter Bourland (FBI Agent), Mr. Gossamer, Connie Kendall, Robert Mitchell (Mitch), Mr. Purgastat, Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

The groom, the bride and The Wedding March. Could it be the day that Connie is given away? Or maybe not. The scene is set and it looks pretty good but in the life of Mitch things aren’t always what they seem. Will they get to "I do"?

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit

#534: Something Blue (Part 2)
Original Airdate: November 22, 2003
Scripture Reference: Luke 14:25-33
Theme: Counting the cost
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Producer: Glenn Montjoy
Sound Designer: Glenn Montjoy
Characters: George Rand McNale Barclay, Phillip Bernstein (FBI Agent), Janelle Bourland, Peter Bourland (FBI Agent), Connie Kendall, June Kendall, Robert Mitchell (Mitch), John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

The groom, the bride and The Wedding March. Could it be the day that Connie is given away? Or maybe not. The scene is set and it looks pretty good but in the life of Mitch things aren’t always what they seem. Will they get to "I do"?

Included in Collection: #41: In Hot Pursuit