The Ties That Bind, Part 1
It’s a time of surprises as Wooton becomes the celebrity guest at Comic-Connellsville - and encounters an unexpected visitor. Whit finds himself in conflict with Rhonda Adelaide over the upcoming “Let’s Get Together Festival” in Odyssey.
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1. According to Pastor Juan, how did Buck's life take a wrong turn that led him to criminal activities? How is Buck doing now? What are the benefits of a stable home?
2. Is God calling you to forgive someone who has hurt you? How can we help people like Buck who have made a mess of their lives? Why does Buck deserve a second chance?
3. Why did Whit ask questions rather than put up the poster for the Let’s Get Together festival? Tell me what you think the words inclusivity and tolerance mean. What is right—and wrong—about inclusivity and tolerance? Do you agree with Whit’s conclusion?
4. What is Rhonda Adelaide’s attitude toward the Bible? Do you know people who feel the same way? What can you say to them?
5. How do you define a family? Do you know any families that are different from your definition? How are they different?
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- The Parker family is, as of this episode, the only Odyssey family to have three kids each voiced by two different actors/actresses.
- This episode was released early on the Adventures in Odyssey Podcast.
- This is the first episode in which Matthew Parker is voiced by Gunnar Sizemore rather than Zach Callison.
- This is a main episode in The Ties That Bind (Saga).
- Although in this episode Whit entertains (or at least hears an argument for) the idea of hanging a poster in Whit's End, twenty-two years earlier in #203: “Double Trouble” he had a policy against hanging posters in the shop.
- ComicConnelsville is likely a reference to ComicCon.
- This episode references the TV show Twin Peaks, in which Kimmy Robertson starred.
- The name of Wooton Bassett's cousin is Hadley Bassett. This could be a reference to a character, Hadley, in Lamplighter Theatre's production "A Candle in the Window", in which both Jess Harnell and Cullen McCarthy have lead roles.
- Wooton references Darth Vader.
- See article: List of Star Wars references.
Matthew Parker: Will Miss Adelaide get you into trouble for not hanging the posters? Is there some kind of detention for business owners?
Wooton Bassett: It's better for me not to say. The ears have walls.
Wooton Bassett: The Perilous Pen is in everywhere!