Living in the Gray, Part 2

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#536: “Living in the Gray, Part 2”
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Luke 15:23-24

23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

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Living in the Gray, Part 2

“Living in the Gray, Part 2” is episode #536 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Marshal Younger, and originally aired on January 31, 2004.


After the tumultuous events surrounding her near-wedding, Connie stays in Washington, D.C., to meet up with an old friend – Jimmy Barclay!


(Continued from #535: “Living in the Gray, Part 1”)...

Jimmy continues to dodge his dad, refusing to give any real answers about his flawed life in Washington, D.C..

Connie soon learns that Jimmy has lost his job at Society Scandal and has been sleeping in a park! She urges him to go with George to the men’s rally, but he backs out. Before Connie can say another word about him and his dad, Jimmy notes that she too is avoiding the hard questions...she doesn't want to go back in Odyssey and face questions about Mitch.

Responding to the love of both God and their friends, Jimmy and Connie return to their simpler lives.

For Jimmy, that means catching his dad at the airport and owning up to his mistakes. For Connie, it’s back to Odyssey!

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Discussion Questions

  1. Was Jimmy right to hide his failures from his parents?
  2. Why or why not?
  3. How did George show Jimmy that he cared about him?
  4. Jimmy found that God and his family still loved him despite his mistakes. When you mess up, what do you feel?


Heard in episode

Role Voice Actor
Airport Employee Jim Custer
Connie Kendall Katie Leigh
Felicia Danson Kat Cressida
Ray Gardner Jim Custer
George Barclay Chuck Bolte
Jimmy Barclay David Griffin
Police Officer Unknown

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Character Mentioned By
Janelle Bourland Connie Kendall
Peter Bourland Connie Kendall
Donna Barclay Jimmy Barclay
Robert Mitchell Jimmy Barclay
John Whittaker Jimmy Barclay
Mary Barclay George Barclay


  • Jimmy tells Connie in this episode that he slept in real-life Rock Creek Park.
  • Jimmy and Connie also visit the real-life observation deck of the Washington Monument and discuss various landmarks that they see.
  • Listen carefully: Katie Leigh seems to have been suffering from a cold during the recording of this episode. Her voice was similarly affected in the episode #195: “Father's Day”.



Mr. Gardner: I fired him.
Connie Kendall: Why?
Mr. Gardner: None of your business.
Connie Kendall: Where did he go?
Mr. Gardner: None of my business. Bye.

Jimmy Barclay: He told me he was proud of me!
Connie Kendall: What?
Jimmy Barclay: He told me how proud he was that I was in college and had a good job and a bright future! Now how am I supposed to disappoint him? It's not like I've gotten tons of "I'm proud of you"s lately! Y'know, Donna gets 'em all the time! She's the perfect daughter, while I'm his unemployed homeless loser son!

Jimmy Barclay: Weird denial? Oh, come on, look who's talking about weird denial!
Connie Kendall: What?
Jimmy Barclay: What are you doing here, Connie? Why are you still here and not back in Odyssey?
Connie Kendall: I wanted to see the sights.
Jimmy Barclay: Yeah, sure. You just want to avoid the questions about Mitch. You said so yourself, right?
Connie Kendall: Yeah, something like that.
Jimmy Barclay: Yeah. You don't want to face up to the mess. You don't want anyone to know that it all went wrong. You're not ready. So how come you can't understand how I feel?
Connie Kendall: ...I understand.

George Barclay: Son, you didn't spend all your money on Zapazoids again, did you?