The Big Deal, Part 2
While Micah is off completing the mission given to him by John the Baptist, Aubrey returns to John to bring him food. Upon arriving she is told by a guard that he has been ordered to appear before King Herod. The guard tells her that if she wants to hear him she can go over to the palace. She easily finds him because his voice could be heard easily. Aubrey listens as John is speaking to Herod. She finds that Herod believes John is a righteous prophet (though he doesn't listen to what he says), but Herod's wife, Herodius, thinks that John deserves to die. Aubrey finally meets up with John in the jail, and he explains to her the reason that he stood up to Herod. He further explains that he will fade away, but the Messiah will not. Aubrey tells him that she's going to try to get him out of the jail.
Back at the palace, she is not allowed in. However, in a side room, she finds Salome, Herod's daughter, singing and dancing. When Salome accidentally breaks a vase, Aubrey agrees to take the blame for the vase if Salome will get her a way to see Herod. Salome readily agrees.
Once inside the party, Aubrey begs Herod to release John, but he won't listen to her. However, when Salome dances for him, he promises her anything she wants. Salome asks for a minute to think it over and goes into the hallway, where Aubrey meets her. Aubrey is begging her to ask for John the Baptist, when Herodius shows up and agrees with Aubrey. She says Salome should ask for John the Baptist, but only ask for his head. When Aubrey protests, Herodius throws her out of the palace. She finds Micah and together they go to the prison to see Jarus, but when they get there they find that it is too late. John is already dead. Just as suddenly as it began, the Imagination Station adventure ends. Whit is there to comfort her. He asks her if she would like to talk about what happened. Aubrey says that she wants to go home to talk to her parents and that she has a lot of thinking to do.
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- John the Baptist had to stand up to Herod and tell him what he was doing was wrong. Why did he say he stood up to him?
- Can you think of any times when someone today might have to stand up to the authorities?
- John died because he stood up for what he believed. Not everyone who stands up for their beliefs dies for them, but they often go through other hardships. What other ways do people today suffer for their beliefs?
Heard in episode
- This episode was originally called Believe It or Not.
- Kris Kachurak, who originally played Jared DeWhite's sidekick Dwayne Oswald, plays Micah in these episodes.
- Nick Mulligan was supposed to be in the episode with Aubrey but Chris Castile was not available for recording, so the script was changed.
- Rufus's quip in this episode about John the Baptist and Herod's talk being "all Hebrew" to him is a play on the Shakespearean phrase "it's all Greek to me."