Something Blue, Part 1
Although initially disappointed, Joanne is certain that God will use another means to provide the money needed to rebuild the church in Sri Lanka that burned to the ground. She realizes once again that, for this stage of her life, her ministry is to love and support Jack, not build churches.
After listening to Joanne, Connie thinks her purpose in life must be to help Mitch accomplish his purpose in life.
Janelle Bourland thinks Joanne should get a second opinion about her compass so she contacts an antiques dealer she knows. Much to everyone's surprise, he offers Joanne $12,000.
Just three days before classes are to begin, Mitch learns that he's been accepted into the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest for two years of training. He wants Connie to go with him so he asks her to marry him and she accepts. They quickly begin making plans for their wedding which will take place in three days.
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- Writer/director Kathy Wierenga got married (despite her professed love for Richard Maxwell) during the production of this episode. Thus, the show is written by "Kathy Wierenga" (her maiden name) and directed by "Kathy Buchanan" (her married name).
- The forensics report Mitch is working on in this episode was mentioned briefly in #532: “Pink Is Not My Color”.
- Connie establishes in this episode that Mitch has been in training with the FBI for sixteen weeks. This places #525: “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?, Part 3” at least that far in the past.
- Connie makes Artichoke Soufflé previously in #513: “Do or Diet”.
- This episode takes place away from Odyssey: Episodes That Take Place Away from Odyssey
- The final music cue to this episode includes the tune to "Here Comes the Bride," which is also the first cue to Part 2 of this episode.
Robert Mitchell: We've got a rabbit on the fire escape!
Connie Kendall: Well, I say he's a con artist who was hurt by a compass in his childhood.
Joanne Allen: So how was dinner last night? Did Mitch like the rhyming theme?
Connie Kendall: No, it was awful. I worked all day on the souffle, and then he burned his mouth on the flambe. So I said to drink the Monet display, but he said 'no, way.' <sigh> We never even got to the sorbet.
Joanne Allen: Hmm. Bad day.
Janelle Bourland: Okay!
Connie Kendall: I could learn Budapest-ese.