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Allow me to first give a more negative note, getting into my main complaint: I’m still not a fan of Jay’s obsession with Zoe being shown all the time. His comments and actions (getting her to be his partner in the project without permission, referring to her as “the source of all earthly beauty", etc.) just go too far in my opinion. However, it seems as though Zoe isn’t planning to stand up to him anytime soon. I understand that by this point, Jay’s liking and pursuit of Zoe is meant to be a joke. I’m pretty sure the AIO Team doesn’t mean anything bad, and I understand this is probably not meant to be taken so seriously; however, I am still not in favor of it. But perhaps I’m just overthinking things and am just grumbling and making a big deal out of nothing. So, I’ll let it slide and not this cloud my judgment of this episode.
On a more positive note, I liked that we hear about what Buck has been up to since his adoption in “As Buck Would Have It”. Collecting algae for Eugene sounds very interesting. Is Eugene continuing his experiments with algae from “Breaking News”? Buck’s lines about Eugene also made me sad, reminding me that we probably won’t be able to hear these interactions between them.
We’ve got the return of Jay’s cousin, Vincent, who was involved in “Please Adjust Your Frequency”. Although he doesn’t appear, his actions which Jay described are what resulted in the events of this episode. I would be interested in having Vincent make an appearance in an episode, I’d like to hear his interactions with Jay.
I was surprised that Buck made an appearance here. I wonder what pizza place he works at. Is it one that has appeared in Odyssey before? Perhaps Mr. Happy’s Pizza? Or maybe Pizza City? I would have liked to have the name of the place he works. The part with Buck’s messy car and Jay’s commentary about it was pretty funny. I can just imagine the mess (totally not because I can relate, or anything… ).
Oh, and this episode featured Odyssey artist Gary Locke in his first acting role in Odyssey! He played Tony, the guy at the pizza place. That’s a pretty fun cameo.
This episode felt a bit more like a mystery episode than I had expected. I had thought that the episode would feature more of Jay and his family. Don’t get me wrong: I really did like the mystery aspect overall; it just wasn’t quite what I was expecting. I actually can’t recall the last time we had one of these investigative type of episodes, so I’m glad that we got that here.
I would have liked to have more scenes with Jay and his father. However, I do really like what we’ve got. Jay truly wishes to be closer to his father and he proves this through his actions in this episode. I was quite impressed with how he relentlessly chased down every lead to find the card. He had a pretty rude attitude throughout his search, but I think that this was because of his true desire to find the card so that he could have that time with Nick. Jay’s efforts pay off. At the end of the day, Jay is actually able to connect with his father through the baseball card.
I thought the episode’s message at the end was really good! We should put the interests of others first, remembering that they are created in God’s image. They are worth our time and attention, even if we do not share the same interests. Romans 12:10 is a great verse which shows this. Chris’ wrap-up at the end summed it up very well, as usual. It is not very often when I walk away impressed with an episode’s moral, so that adds on my praise of this episode.
Overall, I thought this episode was good! Great focus on Jay and his family, an excellent moral, and a generally fun story. My applause to Abigail Geiger for writing this episode, I enjoyed it!
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