Episode Reviewed: Expect
the Worst (497)
Nathan Hoobler, Kathy Wierenga, & Marshal Younger
(Out of 5 cones):
Summary: Using Connie's
information, Mitch makes a critical connection in proving what
Novacom is doing, but events in Odyssey completely change everyone's
Prayer in times of trouble
the Worst was probably one
of the worst AIO episodes in the Novacom Saga so far, and I had expected
something better. Things just moved a little too fast and things just seemed
too unrealistic. Allow me to elaborate.
too fast. To me, the Novacom Saga seemed to be moving in a very moderate,
slow tempo throughout the episodes. But now... tons of things were thrown at
us in Expect
the Worst and
I couldn't keep up with all the tension! Tension after tension was thrown at
us from all sides in this episode, and it was too fast-paced. First Tom
tells Whit that he would bring down the tower with his bare hands if he
could, then Agnes Riley conveniently burns her hand on the oven burner in
the kitchen, then the kids meet at Wonderworld to discuss what they should
do, then Cal climbs the tower, Tom runs up the hill, and the tower blows up.
Oh, and did I mention that Tom is blamed for the whole mess? Ahhhh! Stop
with the tension! This episode was extremely intense. Trial after trial was
shoved at us and it got on my nerves.
When I first heard the episode
I remember I was very displeased with the way things were shaping up. I was
afraid that Tom was going to be proven guilty and he'd be spending a few AIO
seasons in jail. How depressing would that be? I was probably more unhappy
with the episode than I am now because I've had time to listen to the
episode more and I almost don't care anymore.
Once again, Robert Mitchell
(the actor at least) wasn't the greatest actor. Why does it sound like
Robert is shouting most of his lines? That gets on my nerves. Also another
thing that gets on my nerves are those cheesy news reports! Something about
them just bugs me!
However, I was glad to
hear prayer in Expect
the Worst. For half the episode there
was a prayer meeting in session, and in a way that may teach some listeners
how to pray. I'm sure there are some out there who do not know how to. I
mentioned this in my review of Box of
Miracles. Prayer in the toughest times is enough to get you through a
the Worst 2 out of 5 cones.
Thrilling, yet too fast-paced for my ears. It sounded like the AIO team was
rushing things a little too much to cram it all into the end of the season.
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