Review of “No Friend Like An Old Friend”

Warning: This review will contain spoilers. Click the “Read More” button to continue.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached a new era. A new place of wonder and excitement, mystery and marvel. We have reached the age of ‘Connie is responsible‘.

The episode begins with Connie on the bus, going home from Chicago, because Jules left all her luggage at the bus station. Way to go, Jules! I’m just going to say right now that Jules is the new Connie, she is following in Connie’s footsteps, and we are getting some character development! Hooray!

While on the bus, Connie meets with a new character, Wilson Knox. Wilson is also here to pastor Odyssey Community Church! Connie complains about Jules to him, and Wilson begins his story about himself, Ave, and Al.

Quite honestly, it was difficult to relate to this story’s characters. Everyone in this story was wrong at some point or another, there was no character to side with as an anchor point. However, I do understand the feeling of wanting someone to get a punishment. Not wanting mercy.

Of course. Ave is John Avery Whittaker, and Al is Jack Allen. Nice surprise at the end, even more of a surprise to find out that Wilson is John Avery’s brother-in-law! A relative! That’s even more different than what we’ve previously heard, since we already knew about Charlotte Whittaker. However, according to AIOWiki, Charlotte is Mr. Whittaker’s half-sister, thus making Wilson his half-brother?

This episode was a total segway episode. I was totally weirded out that this episode didn’t have to do with the album summary piece “A mysterious visitor to the antique shop isn’t all he seems as he searches for a clue to a father’s final words”. I was expecting something totally different from this episode, all we got was a new character, and some character dev for Jules and Connie. Which is fine, but this means that everything must happen in Legacy Parts 1 and 2. Here’s why: The next episode, called Fathers and Sons, has the summary “Whit, Jason, and Wilson Knox go on a camping trip”. Now that we know who Wilson Knox is, the only plausible explanation about where that summary piece could appear is if Wilson’s son shows up, but that doesn’t match with the episode. The episode after that is called The Grass is Always Greener, with the summary “The Parker Kids Switch Bedrooms” along with a scene list, showing that the entire episode takes place in the Parker’s house. That leaves Legacy Parts 1 and 2. Which also means that the entire album summary happens at the end, since what I expected for Buck and Jules in Connie the Counselor didn’t happen either.

” Adventures in Odyssey has provided high-quality, character-building entertainment through audio drama for nearly thirty years. Your entire family will love the next installment as the town of Odyssey gets ready to put on a show! With over two hours of entertainment, these episodes find the folks of Odyssey learning about relationships, friendship, and compassion. Jules Kendall feels like she’s in the spotlight and has to live up to everyone’s expectations. Buck Oliver pretends to understand Eugene and Katrina’s faith. A mysterious visitor to the antique shop isn’t all he seems as he searches for a clue to a father’s final words. And a group of traveling singers put on the rootin-est, tootin-est, Wild Westiest musical extravaganza Odyssey has ever seen! Sit back and enjoy the show! ”

Has any of this happened yet? Nope, and we only have two more episodes that don’t seem likely to have any of this in it. Therefore, Legacy parts 1 and 2 are going to be one heck of a finale. Of course, I’m probably just wasting my time trying to predict this, but here we go, I am.

My rating for No Friend Like An Old Friend: 7/10. Good, but not that great. No huge complaints, but no huge ‘that was awesome’ either.

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