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16th Apr '16 10:02:55 PM mockingjay
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* PartingWordsRegret: Connie experiences this in "Plan B: Resistance" after [[spoiler: her boyfriend Mitch is seemingly murdered and Eugene and Katrina flee Odyssey to keep Eugene's research safe from Andromeda]], worrying that they didn't know how much she truly cared about them. When she later talks about this with Whit at [[spoiler:Mitch's funeral]] he tells her that they just have to trust that God will "fill in the blanks for all the things we should have said"; Connie agrees, but counters that they "shouldn't expect Him to" before [[HeartwarmingMoments telling Whit that she loves him]].
1st Apr '16 10:59:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* WholePlotReference: "Blind Justice" to ''TwelveAngryMen''.

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* WholePlotReference: "Blind Justice" to ''TwelveAngryMen''.''Film/TwelveAngryMen''.
30th Mar '16 12:41:07 PM TigerShadow
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Some of the most recurring characters are the employees at Whit's End. Over the years, this has included: rebellious teen-turned-convert Connie Kendall; super-techno-genius Eugene Meltsner; his distant cousin and professional window-washer, Bernard Walton; Eugene's wife, a substitute teacher named Katrina; part-time spy and Whit's son Jason; and Whit's friend and local antique dealer, Jack Allen. The show has also had various casts of kids such as chronic troublemaker Curt Stevens; budding journalist Lucy Cunningham-Schultz; sisters Robin and Melanie Jacobs; cousins Alex and Cal; another rebellious teen-turned-convert, Aubrey Shepherd, and Jared [=DeWhite=], who moved away when his father was put into the Witness Protection Program (money-laundering issues involved with a TakeOverTheWorld plot), as well as his younger brother Trent.

Aside from the individual half-hour segments, the show has featured two long-running ([[CerebusRollercoaster and more mature than usual]]) arcs. The first dealt with the plots of Dr. Regis Blackgaard to take over Whit's End to gain access to a rare mineral in the Underground Railroad tunnels below the building that was the crucial ingredient to creating a deadly, invincible virus to use as a bio-terrorism weapon. (Whit was, unfortunately, [[CharacterOutlivesActor away on a secret archaeological expedition in the Middle East]] during the finale.) The second arc dealt with a plot by the communications company Novacom and a computer program they created that would brainwash the entire world, in which Eugene was a major, [[PutOnABus if completely absent]], player. A third, shorter but sequential 12-part serial "The Green Ring Conspiracy", concerning a counterfeit ring, has been also been released, notable again for its level of maturity in storytelling.

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Some of the most recurring characters are the employees at Whit's End. Over the years, this has included: rebellious teen-turned-convert Connie Kendall; super-techno-genius Eugene Meltsner; his distant cousin and professional window-washer, Bernard Walton; Eugene's wife, a substitute teacher named Katrina; part-time spy and Whit's son Jason; and Whit's friend and local antique dealer, Jack Allen. The show has also had various casts of kids such as of varying eras. The first included chronic troublemaker Curt Stevens; budding journalist Lucy Cunningham-Schultz; sisters Robin and Melanie Jacobs; all-American siblings Donna and Jimmy Barclay, the boy and a girl of the Barclay's eventual ABoyAGirlAndABaby set-up. The next era included young writer and resident sweetheart Mandy Straussberg, her brother David, and her best friend Liz Horton; cousins Alex Jefferson and Cal; Cal Jordan; another rebellious teen-turned-convert, Aubrey Shepherd, and Shepherd; Jared [=DeWhite=], who moved away when his father was put into the Witness Protection Program (money-laundering issues involved with a TakeOverTheWorld plot), as well as his younger brother Trent.

Trent; Marvin and Tamika Washington; and Grady McKay. The most recent era (dubbed "the relaunch" by fans) includes the Parker siblings, Olivia, Matthew, and Camilla; junior detective Emily Jones and her older brother Barrett; Barrett's rival Jay Smouse; reformed troublemaker Buck Oliver; and Connie's half-sister Jules.

Aside from the individual half-hour segments, the show has featured two long-running major long-running, ([[CerebusRollercoaster and more mature than usual]]) mature]]) arcs. The first dealt with the plots of Dr. Regis Blackgaard to take over Whit's End to gain access to a rare mineral in the Underground Railroad tunnels below the building that was the crucial ingredient to creating a deadly, invincible virus to use as a bio-terrorism weapon. (Whit was, unfortunately, [[CharacterOutlivesActor [[PutOnABus away on a secret archaeological expedition expedition]] [[CharacterOutlivesActor in the Middle East]] during the finale.) The second arc dealt with a plot by the communications company Novacom and a computer program they created that would brainwash the entire world, in which Eugene was a major, [[PutOnABus if completely absent]], player. A third, shorter but sequential 12-part serial "The Green Ring Conspiracy", concerning a counterfeit ring, has been also been released, notable again for its level of maturity in storytelling.



* AndStarring: Between circa Albums 44-50, Chris, the show host, would list off the actors and then the actor who played the "major character" featured in the episode. (However, even if Whit was involved, Will Ryan was always credited as Eugene if he appeared.) Since the relaunch, however, Chris always credits the actors and their characters.



* TheAtoner: Richard Maxwell, Monica Stone (although slightly subverted, since neither wished to become Christians, and were not pressured afterwards).

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* TheAtoner: Richard Maxwell, Monica Stone (although slightly subverted, since neither wished to become Christians, Christians and were not pressured afterwards).
27th Mar '16 7:18:36 PM gemmabeta2
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** Also somewhat averted as both characters winds up attending the perfectly serviceable (if somewhat second rate) community college in Odyssey.

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** Also somewhat averted as both characters winds up attending the perfectly serviceable (if somewhat second rate) (but it's nothing to write home about) community college in Odyssey.
27th Mar '16 11:24:53 AM kablammin45
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: On the part of Chris. If something very serious or sad occurs in an episode directly before a break or when a DownerEnding, BittersweetEnding, or a [[EarnYourHappyEnding very well earned happy ending]] occurs, Chris typically sounds calm at best, solemn at worst, and generally less bubbly than usual. In the former case, she sometimes may not even announce the break at all. TropesAreNotBad, as it avoids MoodWhiplash. (Would Chris sounding light and cheerful directly after, say, someone witnesses the crucifixion of Jesus sound right to you?)
7th Feb '16 1:01:17 PM mockingjay
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* OfficialCouple: Eugene and Katrina ([[spoiler:got married]]), Connie and Mitch ([[spoiler:didn't get married]]).

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* OfficialCouple: Eugene and Katrina ([[spoiler:got married]]), Connie and Mitch ([[spoiler:didn't get married]]).married]]), Penny and Wooton ([[spoiler:are engaged]]).
7th Feb '16 12:47:17 PM mockingjay
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** Leonard Meltsner staged and pretended to be killed in a cave-in to escape from slavery in Africa, then returned to Odyssey disguised as a homeless man called "Joel".
3rd Feb '16 11:30:44 AM TigerShadow
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* FrivolousLawsuit: In "A Victim of Circumstance", the Rathbones file suit against Jason after Rodney falls through the skylight at Whit's End, claiming that it's Jason's fault for not having a clear "no trespassing" sign (even though as Jason exasperatedly observes, common sense should tell a person not to go crawling around on a roof).[[spoiler:They actually win, but the jury only awards them a dollar in damages, which promptly goes to pay for lawyer's fees.]]

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* FrivolousLawsuit: In "A Victim of Circumstance", the Rathbones file suit against Jason after Rodney falls through the skylight at Whit's End, claiming that it's Jason's fault for not having a clear "no trespassing" sign (even though as Jason exasperatedly observes, common sense should tell a person not to go crawling around on a roof). [[spoiler:They actually win, but the jury only awards them a dollar in damages, which promptly goes to pay for lawyer's fees.]]



** A in-story example appears when a director [[WhoWouldwantToWatchUs doing a movie about Odyssey]] tried to add a beach front to the Midwestern town.

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** A in-story example appears when a director [[WhoWouldwantToWatchUs [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs doing a movie about Odyssey]] tried to add a beach front to the Midwestern town.



** The episode "It Happened at Four Corners" seems to be a partial retelling of the novel ''Literature/McTeague'' by Frank Norris. Both narratives revolves around two men fighting over an accidentally stumbled upon stash of gold in a desolate locale, [[spoiler:one manage to kill the other, but not before he handcuffs his killer to his soon to be corpse.]] But considering how obscure the source material is, this might be unintentional.

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** The episode "It Happened at Four Corners" seems to be a partial retelling of the novel ''Literature/McTeague'' by Frank Norris. Both narratives revolves around two men fighting over an accidentally stumbled upon stash of gold in a desolate locale, [[spoiler:one manage [[spoiler:with one managing to kill the other, but not before he handcuffs his killer to his soon to be corpse.]] But considering how obscure the source material is, this might be unintentional.
3rd Feb '16 11:29:11 AM TigerShadow
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Jimmy Barclay to Donna; Tamika Washington to Marvin; Bethany Shephard to Aubrey (the latter of whom has fantasized more than once putting her in a dungeon or something of the like).

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* AmbulanceChaser: Howard J. Wiezel ([[RunningGag "That's Wie-ZEL"]]), the Rathbones' lawyer in "A Victim of Circumstance", just happens to show up at the hospital after Rodney was admitted for his injuries after falling through a skylight while snooping around on the roof of Whit's End and convinces the Rathbones to sue Jason for the damages.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Jimmy Barclay to Donna; Donna, Tamika Washington to Marvin; Marvin, Bethany Shephard Shepard to Aubrey (the latter of whom has fantasized more than once putting her in a dungeon or something of the like).Aubrey, Camilla Parker to Olivia.


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* FrivolousLawsuit: In "A Victim of Circumstance", the Rathbones file suit against Jason after Rodney falls through the skylight at Whit's End, claiming that it's Jason's fault for not having a clear "no trespassing" sign (even though as Jason exasperatedly observes, common sense should tell a person not to go crawling around on a roof).[[spoiler:They actually win, but the jury only awards them a dollar in damages, which promptly goes to pay for lawyer's fees.]]
7th Jan '16 6:35:40 PM kablammin45
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Boy genius Nicolas Adamsworth. His first two appearances showed him to be a honest albeit nervous kid who (in his first appearance) blew the whistle on Richard Maxwell (before his HeelFaceTurn), who was forcing him to change grades at the local college. In "The Power", however, he apparently threw all of that out the window and [[SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome suddenly]] became a bully who used his knowledge of computers to torment the other kids and was unrepentant when caught. [[LampshadeHanging Even Whit was surprised]].
* TookALevelInKindness:
** Liz Horton after her first couple of appearances. She eventually became a much nicer girl after starting off as a [[KidsAreCruel nasty little brat]] who very well could have deserved a punch to the face.
** Likewise, we have Richard Maxwell after his HeelFaceTurn.
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