The Ties That Bind, Part 1

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#751: “The Ties That Bind, Part 1”
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58: The Ties That Bind
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Romans 12:2
2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
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The Ties That Bind, Part 1
“The Ties That Bind, Part 1” is episode #751 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Paul McCusker, and originally aired on September 6, 2014.

Summary

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.

Plot

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Discussion Questions

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?

Cast

Role Voice Actor
Matthew Parker Gunnar Sizemore
Katrina Meltsner Audrey Wasilewski
Penny Wise Kimmy Robertson
Connie Kendall Katie Leigh
Olivia Parker Kelly Stables
Eugene Meltsner Will Ryan
John Whittaker Andre Stojka
Wooton Bassett Jess Harnell
Rhonda Adelaide Barbara Niles
Jules Kendall Shona Kennedy
Juan Reyes Ruben Garfias
Mike Carol Nathan Hoobler


Notes

Trivia
  • This episode references the TV show Twin Peaks, in which Kimmy Robertson starred.
  • The Parker family is, as of this episode, the only Odyssey family to have three kids each voiced by two different actors/actresses.
  • 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.

Quotes

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.

Jules Kendall: What are you guys doing here?
Penny Wise: Wooton is into all this comic stuff, and I'm into stuff that Wooton is into.
Wooton Bassett: Aw, Penny, that's sweet.

Wooton Bassett: The Perilous Pen is in everywhere!

Connie Kendall: I have enough comic characters in my life already, Wooton.
Wooton Bassett: There's no such thing!