The Triangle, Part 1

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#464: “The Triangle, Part 1”
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17A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

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The Triangle, Part 1
“The Triangle, Part 1” is episode #464 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Nathan Hoobler, and originally aired on March 3, 2001.

Summary

Jack Allen and Whit tell Connie the story of how Whit met his wife in college.

Plot

On a rainy spring day in Odyssey, Whit and Connie stop by the J & J Antique Gallery to pick up some paintings for The Treasure Room. In the process, Jack gives Whit a first edition of The Allegory of Love by C. S. Lewis. Whit is speechless. Connie urges Jack and Whit to tell her what this is all about. Whit and Jack tell her the whole story of how Whit met his wife Jenny at the Pasadena Library while they were in college. Whit and Jenny got off on the wrong foot. Whit had gone to see her lecture about C. S. Lewis just to see how bad it would be. (He didn't know it was Jenny) Afterward when the two of them went for coffee, Jenny revealed she was dating someone else. Jack invited Whit to a basketball game that evening and Whit found that the person Jenny was dating was Jack! At the game, Whit and Jenny talked while Jack struggled to get in a word. The two of them met for weeks afterward, Whit helping Jenny with her writing and Jenny helping Whit with his public speaking. After one of Whit's speeches, Jenny tells Whit about a problem. She loves Jack as a friend, but no more. Whit advises her to be kind. Jack and Jenny go out to dinner that evening and Jack reads her a portion of a letter telling her how much he loves her. Jenny feels overwhelmed and doesn't say anything more to Jack. The story continues in part II...

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Discussion Questions

  1. Do you have any objects that have special meaning to you?
    • What are they?
  2. Do you think it was wrong for Whit and his friends to make fun of Guinevere's work?
    • Why or why not?

Cast

Heard in episode

Role Voice Actor
Connie Kendall Katie Leigh
Game Announcer Unknown
Jack Allen (young) Marshal Younger
Jack Allen Alan Young
Jenny Whittaker Rebecca Meyers
John Whittaker (young) Jim Custer
John Whittaker Paul Herlinger
Landon Nathan Hoobler
Nolan Unknown
Dr. Strait Unknown

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Character Mentioned By
Joanne Woodston-Allen Connie Kendall
Emily Allen Jack Allen

Notes

VERSION DIFFERENCE: [view] The broadcast version of this episode featured the short Mr. How-To - The House Built on Sand.

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  • In the closing wrap of the CD version of this episode (the original release, at least), Chris invites the listener to "turn the tape over" to hear the conclusion.
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Quotes

Young John Whittaker: I think we've gotten off on the wrong foot, apart from the one in my mouth. Maybe we should start over. I’m John Avery Whittaker, but my friends call me Whit.
Young Jenny Morrow: I’m Guinevere Morrow. My friends call me Jenny. You can call me Guinevere.
Young John Whittaker: Oh, uh... oh. Guinevere.

Young John Whittaker: I love books, but I can't imagine being a teacher. I don't think I'd have the patience.