The Top Floor, Part 3

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James 2:17

17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

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The Top Floor, Part 3

“The Top Floor, Part 3” is episode #613 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Nathan Hoobler, and originally aired on March 10, 2007.


Jason Whittaker and his father join forces with Eugene and Leonard Meltsner to bring Dalton Kearn to justice once and for all.



Eugene Meltsner is told by Leonard Meltsner that the boy they met upstairs is Leonard's son. Leonard concludes that Dalton believes that Dalton believed that Everett should have been his son, so he kidnapped him and raised him as his son. Jason states that this information can only be used against Dalton if they get the tape. Eugene tells them that John Whittaker is on his way to New York to help in any way he can.

Jason, Leonard, and Eugene listen in as Dalton Kearn reunites with Everett. Everett tells Dalton about his soccer game and the trio is surprised that Dalton is acting like a good father, and Everett really loves him. Whit joins the group, and Jason informs the group that Dalton is moving everything the next day. The group plan to get back on the top floor. Jason knows the code from watching the guard. They conclude that Jason and Whit will go together and use the recording of Dalton's voice to get into the locked room. The group then decides to get some sleep.

Eugene and Whit bump into each other during the night and Eugene begins talking with Whit. They both agree to pray for what they are about to do.

Whit and Jason arrive at the keypad and enter the floor. Eugene and Leonard are watching the the security monitors. Jason and Whit use the recording of Dalton and enter the artifacts room. Eugene sees Everett getting on the elevator, and Leonard makes it so Everett will stop on their floor so they can stall him.

Leonard stops Everett and shows him a picture similar to the one Everett had. The difference between the two pictures is that Leonard is in the one that he shows Everett. He tells Everett that he's Everett's father. Everett gets upset and runs off to the lobby.

Whit and Jason find the box and head toward the elevator. Eugene tells them that Dalton and his the guard are getting in the elevator. Jason and Whit try to use the stairs but it requires a different code. Dalton and the guard are stopped in the elevator, but they try to pry the door open. Jason and Whit use the Edu-Link to transmit the video from the camera to the Edu-Link. Everett sees part of the clip, and is devastated. He tells Jason and Whit that Dalton is on his way.

Dalton gets the elevator opened and heads up the stairs. Whit tells Jason to take Everett and get to safety. Whit plans to distract Dalton. Dalton finds Whit, and Whit gets knocked out by the security guard. Jason directs Everett to go to safety and then Jason gets knocked on the head too.

Dalton and the security guard follow Everett down the stairs. Everett almost makes it the monitor room, but Dalton orders Everett to come to him. Leonard refuses to let Everett go with him. Everett insists that he must go with Dalton. Leonard refuses to let Everett go. The security guard ties up Leonard and Eugene. They take Leonard, and leave Eugene in the monitor room.

Dalton and Everett make their way out of the hotel and Everett has lots of questions. Everett shows that Jason gave Everett a tracking device, and soon they hear sirens. Dalton assures Everett that he never regretted one moment he had with Everett.

Later Eugene, Leonard and Everett wait to hear something about Dalton. Jason and Whit explain that the tape and recordings served as evidence, and they also got Dalton's full confession about everything. Leonard and Whit discuss some of the events of the day. Whit tells him it's just beginning of another adventure for Leonard.

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Heard in episode

Role Voice Actor
Dalton Kearn Chuck McCann
Eugene Meltsner Will Ryan
Everett Meltsner Shane Baumel
Jason Whittaker Townsend Coleman
John Whittaker Paul Herlinger
Keypad Voice Unknown
Leonard Meltsner Phil Proctor
Police Officer Chuck McCann
Thelma Meltsner Salli Saffioti
Mrs. Vasquez Pat Musick

Mentioned in episode

Character Mentioned By
Katrina Meltsner Eugene Meltsner


  • Whit's line from this episode, "Let's see if this thing works," is a reference to Odyssey's early episodes, where Whit would say the same thing while introducing the episode during the theme.
  • This episode takes place away from Odyssey: Episodes That Take Place Away from Odyssey



John Whittaker: We're at the keypad, Eugene.
Eugene Meltsner: Roger.
John Whittaker: Uh, since when do you say the word "roger"?
Eugene Meltsner: Since Jason objected to my using the word "confirmatory."

Dalton Kearn: Where's Leonard?
John Whittaker: Leonard who?
Dalton Kearn: Look, I don't have time for this. Vasquez!
Mrs. Vasquez: It was a boring conversation anyway.
Dalton Kearn: You just gave him a fifty thousand dollar bump on the head. That vase was three hundred years old.

Jason Whittaker: Okay, Eugene, I'm gonna—
Mrs. Vasquez: No. You're not.
Dalton Kearn: Another fifty thousand bucks. Couldn't you use a wrench or something?

Leonard Meltsner: You knew what Dalton could do to you.
John Whittaker: Yes, but I couldn't let Everett and Jason get captured.
Leonard Meltsner: So you realized you could die and you were alright with that?
John Whittaker: Well, I didn't want it to come to that. But if it did, I was ready.