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Such adorable innocence...if only she wasn't sick.
Skip Day
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Airdates: December 5, 2014 note , December 27, 2014 note , February 21, 2015 note 

When Agent Olive catches a case of the skips and goes missing, rookie agent Otto must solve his first case by himself.


Tropes:

  • Hazmat Suit: Dr. O wears one when taking the Baker away after finding out she has the skips.
  • Mind Virus: It's implied that the Skips affect the brain, causing the infected to skip instead of walk, and skip numbers when counting. Doubles as invoked Fridge Brilliance, if one is aware of how the brain functions.
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  • Missed Him by That Much: Otto runs around town attempting to find Olive, and keeps managing to barely miss her. It's only when he realizes the pattern she's following with her to-do list that he's able to intercept her.
  • Not So Above It All: Olive skipping away is remarked on by Otto...before he realizes she has the Skips.
    Otto: That Olive. Pretends to be so serious. But look at her, skipping, not a care in the world!
  • Obsessed Are the Listmakers: Olive has two copies of her to-do list and is dedicated to doing everything on it. One of the things on it is to "show Otto to-do list". However, as it turns out, obtaining a copy of her to-do list is how Otto is able to follow her around town and eventually catch her.
  • Older Than They Look: It's heavily implied with Olive — she and Otto witness a vehicular Fountain of Youth in the Cold Open, where she comments on being young again. This isn't the first time the show has addressed aging (or will address it), but it does mark the final time that Olive being older is alluded to, as the mystery of how Odd Squad agents age in-show focuses moreso on Ms. O and how she's Really 700 Years Old, serving as a Running Gag of sorts until its resolution in "Odd Beginnings: Part 2".
    Olive: To be young again...
    Otto: [concerned] What?
    [beat as Olive looks like she's said too much]
    Olive: Um, let's go.
    Otto: Wait, what'd you say?
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  • Plane Awful Flight: Subverted. When the Baker is revealed to have the skips, Ms. O sends down three air masks for herself, Olive and Otto to wear as the Baker is taken away by Dr. O, as the skips are contagious. However, Ms. O has this to say afterwards:
    Ms. O: That was kind of fun!
  • Pool Scene: Dr. O shows Otto a video of Olive swimming at the Odd Squad pool. Since Olive has the skips, she's still wearing her Odd Squad uniform.
    Polly Graph: Looks like she skipped the step where she put on a bathing suit.
  • Sick Episode: Olive becomes ill with the Skips, but is unaware she has it and ventures out to work on her to-do list. Otto is tasked with finding her and bringing her back to Headquarters.
  • Trust Me, I'm an X: One of Dr. O's catchphrases is introduced in this episode, and is worded like this.
    Otto: She just finished #3, which means she's gonna do #4.
    Dr. O: But remember, she has the Skips. That means she's going to skip #4.
    Otto: You're right, Doctor.
    Dr. O: Of course I'm right, I'm a doctor.
  • Typhoid Mary: Zig-zagged. The Skips is an Instant Illness that is transferred to Olive within seconds of being exposed to the only other diseased person, the town baker. She does show the primary symptoms of the disease (skipping everywhere as a primary gait, and skipping in counting and other mathematical ways), but doesn't infect anyone else in town with the disease. She is also unaware she has the disease until the end of the episode.
  • Working Through the Cold: Olive works through her to-do list while being affected by the Skips.

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The Great Grinaldi

Airdates: December 5, 2014 note , December 27, 2014 note , February 21, 2015 note 

Otto and Olive investigate a case where the cakes at the bakery, the books at the library, and the bridge are splitting in half.


Tropes:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The Great Grinaldi.
  • Anti-Villain: Grinaldi is one, as he ends up being responsible for cutting things in half due to his magic leaking outside of the theater where he was performing, and has no idea about it until Olive and Otto tell him.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: When Otto volunteers to be Grinaldi's assistant, Olive has this to say in response.
    Olive: No! No way! No way am I gonna let you do this!
    [beat]
    Olive: Looking like that.
  • Call-Back: Just like in "Picture Day", Otto becomes obsessed with something that he wants to do, much to Olive's annoyance.
  • Continuity Nod: Circle Sue is mentioned as one of the potential suspects behind the item splits. Olive and Otto also announce her name the same way they did in that episode.
    • This isn't the first villain we've seen whose primary trait has something to do with halves.
    • Otto's red tablet, which is seemingly attached to the inside of his jacket, makes a re-appearance after debuting last episode.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Played for laughs. It's revealed that Otto changes what he wants to be when he grows up on the daily, going from Olympic speed skater to tornado chaser to magician.
  • Lovely Assistant: A rare male example — Otto is more than happy to be a volunteer for one of Grinaldi's tricks.
  • Mistaken for Thief: Subverted. When Halvsie Harriet explains that she takes halves of things and leaves the other half, Olive comes to the realization that various items in her house are stolen. Harriet remarks that Olive is Comically Missing the Point.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Otto and Grinaldi both don jackets, capes and top hats.
  • Smoke Out: Otto does this at the end of the episode while still dressed in his magician attire. Lampshaded by Olive in an Aside Comment.
    Olive: What is the use in that?
  • Stage Magician: Grinaldi himself is one, and Otto also becomes one at the end of the episode.
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