Album 28: Welcome Home!

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Welcome Home! is the 28th Adventures in Odyssey mainstream album. Its episodes began airing on the radio starting on September 21, 1996 and finished on December 7, 1996.

Description

When John Avery Whittaker returns from a lengthy stay in the Middle East, the entire town of Odyssey turns out for a joyous homecoming celebration with fanfare and fireworks. But for Jack, Whit’s arrival means an uneasy reunion- and a tough decision about the future. Then, the phrase “fools rush in” takes on new significance for Eugene when he neglects to seek God’s direction in his relationship with Katrina. Where will God’s plan lead them next?

Bonus Features

There are no extra features on this album, but the episodes do feature a total of 18 minutes and 36 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.

Story Arc

Many of these episodes contribute to one central story-line or deal with other related arcs. The main arc of this album is Whit's return to Odyssey, but Eugene and Katrina's relationship is also dealt with, as is the future of Tom Riley and Jack Allen. These episodes include:

Notes

Goofs
  • The original back of the album pictures a frantic Connie Kendall, dressed in jeans and a pullover, making her mad dash in #364: “Home, Sweet Home”. However, she told Tom Riley at the end of that episode that she had gotten "dressed up" for the evening.

Major Events

  • Whit returns from the Middle East


Episodes

Episode Original Airdate Writer Director Rating Buy Preview
#358: “The Secret Weapon”
September 21, 1996
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
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Connie becomes coach of the Odyssey Coyotes baseball team and has a plan for boosting Sam Johnson's confidence.

#359: “The Merchant of Odyssey”
September 28, 1996
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
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Edwin Blackgaard has to borrow money from Bart Rathbone to pay his taxes.

#360: “Three Funerals and a Wedding, Part 1”
October 5, 1996
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
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Connie tells the romantic story of Ruth, who risks all to stay committed to her family.

#361: “Three Funerals and a Wedding, Part 2”
October 12, 1996
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
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Connie tells Courtney Vincent and Jenny Roberts the story of Ruth and how she was so faithful to God that she became the great-grandmother of King David.

#362: “The Right Choice, Part 1”
October 19, 1996
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
85%
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Stopping in Chicago on the way home from the Middle East, Eugene learns that Katrina Shanks may be marrying someone else!

#363: “The Right Choice, Part 2”
October 26, 1996
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
95%
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Stopping in Chicago on the way home from the Middle East, Eugene learns that Katrina Shanks may be marrying someone else!

#364: “Home, Sweet Home”
November 2, 1996
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
97%
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Whit finally returns to Odyssey--but Connie can't seem to meet up with him.

#365: “Clara”
November 9, 1996
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
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Jack Allen tells Eugene about a shocking incident from his past. Whit gets angry and says that he never wants to see Jack again.

#366: “Solitary Refinement”
November 16, 1996
Dave Arnold
Phil Lollar
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Eugene considers joining a monastery to get over the pain of losing Katrina.

#367: “The Decision”
November 23, 1996
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
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Whit must decide whether or not to accept an offer to return to the mission field, and so Connie sets out to prove that he is needed in Odyssey.

#368: “The Other Woman”
November 30, 1996
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
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The Rathbones sniff out a scandal when they catch Tom Riley visiting a mysterious woman at Hillingdale Haven.

#369: “It's a Wrap!”
December 7, 1996
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
85%
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Lucy Cunningham-Schultz and the Kids' Radio team take an in-depth look at Whit's End and the return of John Avery Whittaker.


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