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#521: “Hindsight”
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Luke 10:27
27He answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind' ; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
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The Mystery at Tin Flat
“Hindsight” is episode #521 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Marshal Younger, and originally aired on June 14, 2003.


Whit lets Liz Horton try out his latest addition to the Room of Consequence: The opportunity to experience the consequences of one's actions... in reverse!


Liz is in the Room of Consequence, where Whit is trying out a new program. Liz gets to be the lab rat. She is sent three years into her future. Since it’s not a time machine, it’s simply a possible future for her. The idea is that you see a consequence of a choice before you see the choice itself.

When Liz arrives in the future, she wakes up in the hospital. The nurse says she suffered a blow to her head and the police are waiting to question her.

She travels back in time thirty minutes, where she’s mopping the floor at a convenience store. Norton Hollingsworth, a classmate from Odyssey Middle School busts in to rob the convenience store.

In the meantime, Liz slips and falls on the freshly mopped floor. She then travels back in time three years. She arrives at Mandy’s house as police are escorting Norton out in handcuffs. He broke into their house to steal their television.

After time backs up another few minutes, she sees that it was herself who found him at the house in the first place, so she must have called the police.

A day before this incident, Liz is at the Bones of Rath clubhouse. She overhears Norton trying to join the Bones by getting a television for their clubhouse. He tells Rodney that his family loaned a television to Mandy’s family. He’s told to get it back, even though they’re on vacation. Liz wonders how all of these things involve her and how a choice she made has anything to do with Norton. She then sees that she was someone who influenced Norton into trying to find friends like Rodney. She wasn’t his friend and refused to sit by him on the bus. When she’s given the chance again, she chooses to ask Norton to sit beside her, even if the other kids are making fun of her. When time is fast-forwarded, she realizes that she has now gained a friend and Norton hasn’t made the decision to join the Bones of Rath after all.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Who was Norton becoming friends with?
  • What did he have to do for them to be included?

2. Liz befriended Norton and stuck up for him when no one else would. What can you do to make new friends and help others feel included? 3. Was it Liz’s fault Norton turned out so bad?


Role Voice Actor
Liz Horton Lauren Schaffel
Norton Hollingsworth Blake Neitzel
John Whittaker Paul Herlinger
Max Hampton Jeffrey Noah
Rodney Rathbone Steve Burns
Doc Morton Diane Michelle
Bus Driver Bob Luttrell





Liz Horton: Oh man! I'm being held up by a serial head hitter.
Norton Hollingsworth: Would you let that go?! I'm not going to hit you.

Liz Horton: That's him! That's the guy who robbed me.
Police Officer: He robbed you?
Liz Horton: Oh, it's not going to happen for another three years.

Norton Hollingsworth: You want me to break into their house and take their TV?
Rodney Rathbone: No, I want you to break into their house and water their plants for them!