(Out of 5 cones):
Episode Reviewed: The
Mortal Coil I & II (211, 212)
Coil" is perhaps one of the most serious of all Adventures in Odyssey episodes. The
topic is a very controversial one that definitely needed some looking at with new eyes.
And this episode really took the cake! This episode is a very sad/happy episode. It's also
an episode where we see how Eugene is starting to see what's wrong with his false faith.
Writing Whit as the
one making the mistakes this time was a good idea. There are just too many episodes
dealing with Eugene and Connie's faults and mistakes. I think that portraying Whit as a
mistake-making person (after so long) shows that the AIO writers know that the listeners
must ask themselves if Whit is perfect. Whit is shown as that too often in the show.
I honestly think that
AIO could have done a little better on the Heaven scenes. I can't really say what Heaven
will be like, but I just believe that it could have been portrayed better. Also I like how
Connie has the courage to confront Eugene in his despair.
If only the Jason
Whittaker we know in albums 22 through the present would have showed up for "The
Mortal Coil!" I wish AIO would have known a better voice for the job. And I have
always enjoyed Jana Whittaker's character. She shows the struggles that go along with
divorce, and why we need to stay with our partner when we get married.
This is a great episode to show to
an unsaved person.
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