Best of Enemies

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#614: “Best of Enemies”
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Romans 12:18

18If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

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Best of Enemies

“Best of Enemies” is episode #614 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Sherry VanTreuren, and originally aired on April 28, 2007.


Both Connie and Tamika Washington have to deal with new – and very challenging – roommates.


Tamika tries to make the best of a difficult situation when Kelly comes to live with the Washington family.

Similarly, Connie has difficulties of her own when it comes to living and working with Whit's End's new temporary intern, Lindsey. Lindsey can be absentminded from time to time, but very popular with the kids at Whit's End. Connie learns from Whit that once we start to see people as God sees them, it becomes easier to get along with people who are different.

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Discussion Questions

1. When have you had to share space with someone who was very different from you? How did you get along? Did you learn something about yourself, as Connie and Lindsey did?

2. A stubborn lack of cooperation can actually make things worse, as we witnessed between Tamika and Kelly. How could they have handled the battle of the air fresheners, or the water-balloon war, better?

3. Proverbs 16:7 says, "When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him." When have you seen evidence of this in your life?


Heard in episode

Role Voice Actor
Bus Driver Unknown
Connie Kendall Katie Leigh
Ed Washington Mark Christopher Lawrence
John Whittaker Paul Herlinger
Kelly Rachel Fox
Lindsey Sara Buskirk
Pet Store Employee Unknown
Tamika Washington Courtney Brown

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Marvin Washington Tamika Washington
Gwen Kablonski Ed Washington
Elaine Washington Tamika Washington


  • After this episode aired, Focus received complaints from listeners that Lindsey's purposeful ingestion of a known allergen portrayed allergic reactions as something amusing, rather than serious and life-threatening. Chris's closing wrap up was re-recorded to warn listeners not to eat anything they are allergic to.
  • In this episode Tamika and Kelly discuss the keyboard that Ed gave to Kelly in #606: “The Chosen One, Part 2”.
  • This is the second episode with a girl listlessly watching a Spanish-language program on TV. Erica Clark did this in #337: “W-O-R-R-Y”.
  • A water balloon's worth of water is not enough to completely soak a bed covered with normal bedding. Changing the comforter and sheets will easily rectify such a disaster.



Tamika Washington: Well, then why can't she just sleep on the fold-out couch until then?
Ed Washington: You're forgetting the last time you slept on that thing when Grandma came to visit.
Tamika Washington: Oh, yeah. My back hurt so bad that I couldn't stand completely straight for a week. Marvin thought it was hilarious and kept calling me "Quasimodo".

Tamika Washington: Where's my air freshener? <sprays her air freshener>
Kelly Washington: What's that smell?
Tamika Washington: The scent is called "Butter Cream Frosting," and it beats repulsive sandwich any day!
Kelly Washington: It smells like the Keebler factory exploded or something! Ugh, it's too sweet. Where did I put my air freshener? Ah, here it is. <sprays her air freshener>
Tamika Washington: Oh, great, like that's any better. Instead of rotten tuna, we have... ugh, herd of cows! It's disgusting!
Kelly Washington: It is not. It doesn't smell anything like a herd of cows. It's called "New Leather," actually!

Connie Kendall: What are you watching, Lindsey?
Lindsey: It's a documentary on the life cycle of the gnat... in Spanish.
Connie Kendall: You speak Spanish?
Lindsey: Not really, no.