Something Blue, Part 2
Planning a wedding in a few days is not easy, as Connie learns when she tries to call photographers, florists, and pastors. June Kendall and Whit arrive for the big day, and even George Barclay comes to preside over the service. The friends and family hardly see the couple together, however, for Mitch still has to do final exams at the Academy. The couple’s quiet walk after the rehearsal is interrupted when Mitch is suddenly thrown into a car and driven away!
Connie pursues the car to a pier, yet she gets taken too...in more ways than one. Mitch explains that it was only some of his FBI friends playing a joke. However, Connie recognizes one of the FBI men as the antique expert who bought the compass! Back at their home, the Bourlands reveal that they wanted to support the mission church Joanne talked about and hired the FBI agent to role-play so they could be discreet. Joanne is deeply touched.
Driving away from the incident, Mitch tells Connie how much he enjoys danger. Connie confesses that she "hated what happened," and they talk about their relationship. They conclude that Mitch is certainly supposed to go to Budapest and fight for good, while Connie has a different purpose. Though it's a difficult decision, they decide not to get married. The families and friends still celebrate – at a “We’re-Not-Getting-Married” reception – and the next day Connie sees Mitch off on his international flight. Connie surprisingly feels resolute and unemotional...until she gets into the car with Whit after Mitch is gone and finally surrenders to her emotions.
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- What did Connie’s mom counsel her to do?
- Why did the Bourlands use the "antique expert" to give money for the church overseas?
- Connie talked to friends and prayed to hear from God. What are some ways you can discover God’s call for your life?
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- This show contained the first appearance of George Barclay since #386: “It's a Pokenberry Christmas, Part 2”, and also Chuck Bolte's first credits mention since 1996. Bolte appeared in several roles in #502: “Live at the 25!” but his parts as George were cut from the final broadcast episode.
- The men's conference George mentions he is visiting DC to take part in would be a major plot point in the episodes #535: “Living in the Gray, Part 1” and #536: “Living in the Gray, Part 2”.
- This episode takes place away from Odyssey: Episodes That Take Place Away from Odyssey
- The kazoo choir is practicing Handel's Messiah.
- The first music cue for this episode is Here Comes the Bride, which was the last cue in Part 1. It is used again later in the episode before Connie voices opposition to using it in the wedding.
VERSION DIFFERENCE: [view] The album/retail version is more than six minutes longer than the radio version. A special "Extended Web" version was also made available at the Official Site containing the extra material. The extra material included:
- June and Connie's scene is extended. June mentions Bill's latest girlfriend, May.
- Whit and Connie's talk about being ready for marriage is much longer.
- Connie talks to florist and Joanne relates another argument with Janelle Bourland.
- The wedding rehearsal takes a bit longer. George starts humming Beethoven's Fifth.
- The Bourland "explanation" scene is longer.
- Connie and Mitch's "pull over" scene is longer.
- A reception scene where Whit and Connie talk about disappointment and Connie throws a bouquet was cut completely from broadcast.
- A final scene of Whit and Connie paralleling their talk in the car after Mitch's death ends the retail version. The broadcast version ends with Connie saying goodbye to Mitch at the airport.
- Chris's wrap had two extra sentences in the retail version.
QuotesConnie Kendall: Little Jimmy lives in D.C.?
George Barclay: Not so little Jimmy lives in D.C. So when Whit told me about the wedding, I just had to come see you.
Connie Kendall: Does that mean you'll marry us?
George Barclay: I'd be honored.
June Kendall: You know, Connie tried to make sushi once when she was a little girl -- that poor goldfish!
Connie Kendall: Mom...
Connie Kendall: Budapest. I don't even know where Budapest is. Sounds like an insect with a different religion.
Robert Mitchell: Give me the tire iron Connie.
Connie Kendall: Mitch? What?
Robert Mitchell: These are friends of mine from the academy. The kidnapping was a joke.
Connie Kendall: So far, our relationship has been 90% action-adventure and only 10% romantic comedy!
Robert Mitchell: Yeah! It's been great!
Connie Kendall: But I like romantic comedy. I like flowers, and walks in the park, and sitting around with friends over dinner—not worrying about if you're coming home at night!
Robert Mitchell: You knew this was never gonna be a normal life.
Connie Kendall: Yeah, but...but somehow, I pictured it in my head as...abnormally normal—like, you'd go off and save the world during the day and then you'd come home at 5:00 for dinner.
Robert Mitchell: Well...
Connie Kendall: But it's not really gonna be like that; I mean, the reality of it all is that you're in a job where you'll travel and move around a lot and—and people will want to put bags over your head and kidnap you for real. And more than that...you love it.
Robert Mitchell: Yeah, you—you're right. And you're the one that pointed that out to me. You said I'm passionate about fighting for good and living in adventure.
Connie Kendall: And you need to be doing those things; I know that. But...I don't want to be the afterthought, the one you come home to occasionally. And I know that even when you're with me, your heart will still be on the field.
Robert Mitchell: Bye, Connie. Take care.
Connie Kendall: Good-bye, Mitch.
John Whittaker: He's gone?
Connie Kendall: Yeah.
John Whittaker: Are you okay?
Connie Kendall: I'll be fine. <begins crying, hugs Whit>
John Whittaker: <hugging her back> Oh, Connie.
John Whittaker: Connie, I love you like a daughter. You're very precious to me.