Album 22: The Changing Times

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Album 22: The Changing Times
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Album 21: Wish You Were Here!
Album 22: The Changing Times

Description

Odyssey seems full of change these days as Tom Riley runs for mayor, George Barclay and his family discover the difficulties of preparing for the ministry, Jason Whittaker arrives amidst international intrigue and Jack uncovers a strange code book in Whit's workshop.
Welcome to Odyssey, the land of change — well, at least that’s how it seems these days! Some new folks have moved into town, and others are finding themselves in situations they couldn’t have imagined in their wildest dreams. So, come on along and check out the latest in the most exciting neighborhood around!

Bonus Features

There are no extra features on this album, but the episodes do feature a total of 4 minutes, 31 seconds of extra scenes that had to be deleted from the original broadcast versions in order to keep them at the appropriate time for the radio.

Episodes

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Episode Original Airdate Writer Director Rating Buy Preview
#285: “George Under Pressure”
October 8, 1994
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
91%
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Because George Barclay's demanding schedule is exhausting him, Jimmy and Donna are determined to make sure he takes a day off.

#286: “Tom for Mayor, Part 1”
October 29, 1994
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
94%
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Philip Glossman returns to look for toxic chemicals on Tom Riley’s farm. Meanwhile, Odyssey’s mayor resigns, so Tom and Bart Rathbone both compete for the office.

#287: “Tom for Mayor, Part 2”
November 5, 1994
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
89%
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Philip Glossman arrives in town to run tests on Tom Riley's farm. Meanwhile, Mayor Bill Jenkins steps down which forces both Tom and Bart Rathbone to run for mayor.

#289: “A Call for Reverend Jimmy”
November 19, 1994
Marshal Younger
Paul McCusker
93%
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Jimmy Barclay is told he would make a good pastor, so he tries to teach a Sunday School class. Meanwhile, Donna feels awkward when her father starts using her as an example during sermons.

#290: “A Name, Not a Number, Part 1”
November 26, 1994
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
91%
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Jason Whittaker, on his last mission for the National Security Agency, helps Tasha Forbes fight Mustafa and Red Scorpion to stop the threat of global biological terrorism. Meanwhile, Regis Blackgaard shows up again seeming to be on the 'good side'.

#291: “A Name, Not a Number, Part 2”
December 3, 1994
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
93%
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Jason Whittaker tries to save his friend Tasha Forbes from the Red Scorpion terrorist organization and discover the secret behind TA-418!

#292: “Siege at Jericho”
December 10, 1994
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
86%
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The O. T. Action News team breaks the story of Joshua, Rahab, and a standoff at the walls of Jericho.

#293: “A Code of Honor”
December 17, 1994
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
92%
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Jack Allen and Jason Whittaker come across information about a secret group lead by Whit called 'The Israelites'. Upon further investigation they meet with one of the members: Billy McPherson.

#294: “Unto Us a Child Is Born”
December 24, 1994
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
87%
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Jimmy Barclay directs a live Christmas Story radio show. Catastrophe and hilarity ensue. In the middle of the program, Mary really goes into labor, so George and Donna rush her off to the hospital to give birth to Stewart Reed Barclay.

Meanwhile, Eugene and Katrina can't decide what to get each other for Christmas, ending with Eugene realizing he is in love with her.

#295: “Soaplessly Devoted”
December 31, 1994
Marshal Younger
Phil Lollar
91%
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Jason Whittaker creates a program for Room of Consequence that lets Erica Clark become a major character in her favorite soap opera: Medical Center of Love.

#296: “Red Wagons and Pink Flamingos”
January 7, 1995
Marshal Younger
Marshal Younger
83%
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Erica Clark loses her friend Kim Peterson at a birthday party and Jack Allen has a problem with Jason Whittaker bringing video games into Whit's End.

#297: “Blackbeard's Treasure”
January 14, 1995
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
90%
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Jack Allen tells Jason Whittaker a story about him and Whit when they were children and thought they discovered Blackbeard's secret treasure.


Story Arc

While not apparent at first, this album featured several stories that contributed to one central storyline within the AIO canon. They included setting up many of the background points for the later Darkness Before Dawn series. The episodes that contribute to this storyline are: #286: “Tom for Mayor, Part 1”, #287: “Tom for Mayor, Part 2”, #290: “A Name, Not a Number, Part 1”, #291: “A Name, Not a Number, Part 2”, and #293: “A Code of Honor”.

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