Stormy Weather

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#34: “Stormy Weather”
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Psalm 103:1-22
11 Of David. Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.2Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits--3who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,4who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,5who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.6The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.7He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:8The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.9He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;10he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;12as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.13As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;14for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.15As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field;16the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.17But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--18with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.19The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.20Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.21Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.22Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, O my soul.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
9Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:10If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!11Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?12Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
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The Day Independence Came
Stormy Weather
“Stormy Weather,” also known as “A Stormy Afternoon,” is episode #34 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Paul McCusker, and originally aired on July 9, 1988.

Summary

Connie doesn't like Odyssey and feels she is being swamped by Christians. So she wants to go back to California. But when Whit gets hurt, she realizes how much he means to her.

Plot

Rain, rain, rain - it's been storming in Odyssey for days, and Connie is sick of it. Sick of that and the way Whit, Tom, and everyone else in town seem to be "preaching" at her. It all escalates when Whit assumes Connie will emcee the upcoming Bible Drill. Connie blows up, then takes a walk in the rain. She goes to a friend's house, but finds no comfort there. Finally, she ends up at home, where she begs her mom to let her go back to California - permanently. Mrs. Kendall says she'll have to think about it. To Connie, that means it's a done deal. Suddenly, Mrs. Kendall remembers that she called Whit because she was worried about Connie, and Whit went looking for her out in the storm.

Connie dons a slicker and rubber boots and takes off in search of Whit. They meet up in a neighbor's shed, and Connie informs Whit of her decision to go back to California. Whit is bothered but suggests that they go back to Whit's End to talk about it. The storm gets much worse. Whit and Connie barely get inside the door when the front window explodes! Glass flies everywhere, and a large chunk embeds itself in Whit's leg. Connie panics, but Whit steadily issues instructions to her while quietly quoting a psalm to calm himself.

Just when things seem their darkest, Mrs. Kendall arrives. She and Connie take Whit to the hospital where he gets stitches. Connie tells Whit that she didn't realize how much Whit meant to her until the accident. Whit tells Connie virtually the same thing, then asks if she's still going to California. Connie says maybe around Christmas. Then she adds that she'd be happy to judge the Bible Drill. Whit and Connie hug, and Connie realizes that Whit is much more to her than just a nice employer. He's her friend.

Discussion Questions

  1. Why was Connie so anxious to get back to California?
  2. Why did Whit want Connie to stay in Odyssey?
  3. Why did Whit start reciting the psalm?

Cast

Role Voice Actor
Connie Kendall Katie Leigh
Debbie Angelique Adams
John Whittaker Hal Smith
June Kendall Maggie Malooly
Tom Riley Walker Edmiston
Weatherman Dave Arnold

Notes

Trivia
  • The Debbie that Connie visits is probably the same one that she was planning to go to the concert with in #12: “The Tangled Web”.
  • This is officially billed as June Kendall's first appearance - but in the edited version of "The Tangled Web" she has one line: 'Hello', and that becomes her first appearance.
  • The original title of this episode was "A Stormy Afternoon".
  • When June Kendall enters Whit's End near the end of the show, the doorbell isn't heard.
  • VERSION DIFFERENCE: In the broadcast version of this episode, Chris visits a weather station that gives the weather for specific AIO episodes. It also mentions Nothing to Fear and The Tangled Web.
  • A clip from the first broadcast of this episode advertising the Adventures in Odyssey album can be heard below:

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Quotes

John Whittaker: ...Oh, it took only a few stitches...
Connie Kendall: ...and eighteen stitches are not just a few.

John Whittaker: Hello, Tom. What are you doing out in this weather?
Tom Riley: Oh, you know how I am when it comes to storms, Whit. Everything just gets so, so, uh, wet.

Connie Kendall: I hate it. I hate it. I hate it! All this rain and wind.

John Whittaker: I don't know which is worse staying in here or trying to run back. We're both wearing raincoats and rubber shoes so we shouldn't get struck by lightning.
Connie Kendall: Struck by lightning?
John Whittaker: Well it's either that or fighting a tornado. You know, they issued a tornado watch on the radio.
Connie Kendall: What? Let's get out of here!

Connie Kendall: Stay right here. I'll be right back. Do not move.
John Whittaker: Even if I could I wouldn't.