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554: Call Me if You Care
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November 13, 2004

Three strange messages are left on Connie's voice mail which set Whit and herself off to find the stranger who left them!


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Nathan Hoobler   Rob Jorgensen
Nathan Hoobler   Rob Jorgensen
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"Rights, Wrongs and Cell Phone"
Written By: Shadowpaw

Every so often an episode comes along that I just don't feel connected to. Unfortunately, this is one of those episodes. Objectively speaking, it wasn't a bad show at all and had some great elements going for it. For one thing, it's wonderful to hear from Jack again (if only for a little while) and the Connie/Whit investigating duo is always a nice addition to any show. But throughout the course of the episode, my mind drifted to far off places and I was consistently losing my place in the story. I spent roughly 15 minutes longer listening to this episode than the actual episode length calls for. This is because I was rewinding and re-listening to portions again and again that I just didn't catch the first time around. It's not necessarily a fault of the show itself, but I do want readers to be aware of where I'm coming from before I talk about the show.

Since I really don't know what to say. The show had that classic Odyssian feeling with references to not only Whit's children, but Connie's dad as well. Not to mention that Sara Buskirk, the voice of former Odyssey kid Courtney Vincent, played the role of Cindy. I will admit I thought she was kind of a jerk, however that's to be expected after William was imprisoned and abandoned his family. But proclaiming her Christian faith seemed at odds with her attitude earlier in which she only wanted to see her father to discuss his medical history. You'd think, based on her faith, she'd be a little more willing to have given her father a chance to explain himself or even have forgiven him earlier. And what was Connie thinking using a cell phone in a hospital? Hospitals ban the use of cell phones in their halls because they claim the electromagnetic radiation may cause their machines to malfunction (same reason you cannot use one on an airplane). This claim has been challenged recently, but as far as I know, it's still not allowed. Regardless, it's just a nitpick.

However, going back to what I said earlier, the most overwhelming feeling I felt about the show was apathy. I just didn't feel an emotional connection to the events in the episode. Therefore, while I can find few faults with the show itself, there was an unexplainable part of me that just wasn't interested. Maybe it was the subject. Maybe it was Connie being the center of attention. Maybe it was the result of a television marathon in which I finished watching 3 seasons of an hour long television series in just 7 days. Or maybe it's a combination of the three. Regardless, it's not a bad episode and most fans will enjoy it for it what it's supposed to be.


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