Life Expectancy, Part 1
Connie’s world is turned upside down with an unexpected phone call. Whit, Eugene, Wooton, and Penny are there to support her as she figures out what it means to trust God through times of suffering.
Life is going very well, and Connie is cheerfully chatting with Mr. Whittaker when Wooton calls on the phone, giving Connie alarming news. Connie's mother, June Kendall, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance!
Connie arrives at the hospital only to be told that her mother had a heart attack and did not survive. Unbeknownst to Connie, her mother had been on medication for years due to heart trouble but never told her.
Thankfully Mr. Whittaker had been fully informed by June Kendall, herself, that she was sick and gave Whit her will and important papers for safe keeping. Connie calls her dad, Bill Kendall, with the sad news and has the usual difficult encounter with him.
At the end of this first episode, Bill Kendall shows up at Whit's End looking for Connie, but he is not alone. He has Connie's half-sister, Jules Kendall, with him who Connie has never known about! She gets mad and runs off to her room.
Now, it is up to Connie's faith and her good friends to see her through this crisis.
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|Connie Kendall||Katie Leigh|
|Eugene Meltsner||Will Ryan|
|John Whittaker||Andre Stojka|
|Wooton Bassett||Jess Harnell|
|Penny Wise||Kimmy Robertson|
|Lilly Graham||Lori Tritel|
|Bill Kendall||Alan Bergmann|
- This is the first main episode in The Ties That Bind (Saga).
- This episode was originally titled "Ripples".
- Connie refers to Where Is Thy Sting? in this episode.
- The Nurse in this episode is played by Karen Kennedy, Shona Kennedy's mother.
QuotesWooton Bassett: Connie is there anything I can do for you? You know, coordinate food, arrange chairs, prepare an igloo?
Connie Kendall: Not right now, but I- An igloo?
Wooton Bassett: It's a tradition in Alaska.
Eugene Meltsner: Welcome to Whit's End. Uh, Mr. Kendall?
Bill Kendall: Uh, Eugene, right?
Eugene Meltsner: Yes. You certainly got to Odyssey in good time.
Bill Kendall: Four hours and thirty-seven minutes from my door to this one.
Eugene Meltsner: Remarkable that you were able to secure a commercial flight on such short notice.
Bill Kendall: I wasn't on a commercial flight. I used my company jet.