Broken-Armed and Dangerous
An accident at Whit's End leaves Connie with a broken arm...and Eugene is sure he's responsible. He apologizes continually throughout the trip to the hospital, and though Connie assures him that she has forgiven him, he still feels terrible. To make amends, Eugene follows Connie around for days, trying to help her with everything from walking to decorating for her mother's birthday party at Whit's End.
Meanwhile, Whit unveils his latest invention, the Mega Mix-O-Matic, to Marvin and Tamika. They're both pretty impressed. Unfortunately, after Whit leaves, Tamika breaks it while trying to show off for an eager customer. Tamika leaves the scene of the crime.
However, when Whit comes back later, everything points to Marvin as the one responsible. Marvin is forced to pay for a replacement. Eventually, guilt gets the better of Tamika, and she gives Marvin the money. She fails to tell Marvin that it's her fault, and her feelings of guilt grow as Marvin keeps praising her for being such a wonderful sister.
And as preparations for June Kendall's party continue, Eugene desperately tries to help, with disastrous results. Connie retreats to Whit's office to work on her book, but when Eugene finds her there, he insists on helping her type. The story she is working on reminds Connie of how terribly she treated Eugene when he first came to Odyssey. She begins to apologize profusely, despite Eugene's repeated protests that all is forgiven. Connie races downstairs to tell Whit.
Marvin continues to brag about his sister when he repays Whit for the blade, but Tamika's guilt is too great, and she breaks down and confesses.
At the same time, Connie and Eugene come downstairs. Out of frustration with Connie's constant apologizing, Eugene snaps at Connie, asking why she has to keep apologizing and feeling bad when it's already been forgiven...and then realizes that's exactly what he's been doing.
Both Tamika and Eugene learn a valuable lesson about confessing sin and accepting forgiveness.
- This plot section is too short and should be expanded. »
- Even though that Connie forgave Eugene, he kept waiting on her. Was that right?
- Why or why not?
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|Margaret Faye||Eugene Meltsner|
|June Kendall||Dr. Pittske|
|Ed Washington||Marvin Washington|
|Elaine Washington||Marvin Washington|
|Rusty Gordon (Malone)||Connie Kendall|
|Harlow Doyle||Eugene Meltsner|
- Connie's injury sustained in this episode would disappear by the next episode. It would be impossible for it to heal by then unless it was at least 4 weeks later.
- This entire story that Connie (with help from Eugene) writes in this episode would end up being deleted by Kelly along with the rest of Connie's book in #605: “The Chosen One, Part 1”. It is unknown if Connie decided to re-write the story afterward.
- Eugene notes that the story that he and Connie recount in this episode occurred when Connie was a new Christian. This would place the story shortly after 1988 — which would indicate that Officer Stew Burke worked and lived in Odyssey much earlier than his debut in #310: “The Perfect Witness, Part 2” during the 1995 Season.
- In this episode the AIO team brings back Edith Sutton, who first appeared in #525: “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?, Part 3”.
- Whit's End receives its first (recorded) paint job in this episode since its previous painting in #62: “Let This Mind Be in You”.
- June Kendall previously had a birthday in #323: “A Little Credit, Please”.
- This episode contains the only mention of Whit's End's back patio.
- Dr. Pittske refers to the famous Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
- The title of this episode is probably a reference to the 1986 film Armed and Dangerous.
Connie Kendall: I can't have a mugshot done today. My hair looks terrible.
Eugene Meltsner: I am so sorry for apologizing so profusely!
Officer Stew Burke: Do you have a receipt for those socks?
Connie Kendall: Trust me, Officer: I did not shoplift those socks! If I was gonna shoplift something, I would steal something much more fashionable.
Officer Stew Burke: How comforting.