A Most Extraordinary Conclusion
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Continued from #565: “A Most Surprising Answer”... Dr. William Foster and Whit try the controversial experiment to make Eugene's memory return. For the method to work, they try to transfer the memories of Connie, Bernard, and Katrina and Whit into Eugene’s memory. When the experiment doesn’t work, Eugene gets incredibly frustrated and insists he just needs a bigger dose. Dr. Foster and Whit refuse this notion, which makes Eugene even more frustrated.
That night, Eugene comes back to the Imagination Station and attempts to load all of the memories into his brain at once. Whit stops him before the procedure is completed, and Eugene comes out in a haze. He still remembers nothing and asks Whit to pray with him. Whit obliges and has a heartfelt prayer time with Eugene.
Shortly after, Eugene mentions that Jack Allen should be there. (Whit realizes that Eugene is remembering his conversion experience (see #330: “The Time Has Come”). Suddenly, Eugene’s memories begin to sweep over him, but the process is far too much for his system to handle. He falls into unconsciousness and they rush him to the hospital. Not long after, Eugene wakes up and is just like his old self. He remembers everything, and even wants to play his ukulele!
 Discussion Questions
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- This episode is reminiscent of #330: “The Time Has Come” and closely ties with it. Eugene's memory comes back as he recalls his salvation experience in Whit's End.
- Connie's trip in the Imagination Station contains clips of:
- Bernard's trip in the Imagination Station contains clips of:
- Katrina's trip in the Imagination Station contains clips of:
- Eugene's final adventure in the Imagination Station contains clips of:
- #51: “Connie, Part 1”
- #136: “Back to Bethlehem, Part 2”
- "Last in a Long Line"
- "The Mortal Coil, Part 2"
- #254: “Truth, Trivia and 'Trina”
- #266: “It Began With a Rabbit's Foot”
- #274: “First Hand Experience”
- #294: “Unto Us a Child Is Born”
- #356: “The Search for Whit, Part 2”
- "The Right Choice, Part 2"
- #405: “The Graduate”
- #484: “Plan B, Part 1: Missing in Action”
- The actors who previously played Whit (Hal Smith) and Katrina (Pamela Hayden) were both heard during the flashbacks. Also notable is that two AIO actors who have since passed away (Hal Smith and Parley Baer) were heard during the clips.
 QuotesKatrina Meltsner: I was wondering. Is it possible to pick which memories he gets back? Can we leave some out?
John Whittaker: Leave some out? Why would you want to do that?
Katrina Meltsner: Because some are rather bad. The kind I wish he wouldn't ever have to remember. The death of my father, the worry of about the wrong people getting ahold of his research, what happened to him that night at the NIH.
John Whittaker: Oh Katrina. Even if I could would you really want me to? God uses our memories, both good and bad to shape who we are and who we'll become. To get rid of those part of our life that cause us pain would rob God of one of the way works in our lives and hearts. Do you really want Eugene to be less than he should be?
Katrina Meltsner: Of course not. But I love him and if I could spare him the pain of reliving certain memories I would.
Tom Riley: I'll do anything for Eugene, you know that. But I think you're going about this the wrong way.
John Whittaker: Oh how so?
Tom Riley: Oh come on Whit.You're talking about relationship, about heart. And I'm wonderin what happened to praying? What happened to Eugene's relationship with God? How does he fit into all this technical mumbo jumbo.
John Whittaker: I'm not leaving him out Tom. I'm praying about everything we're doing, but we have to do something. Why is it wrong to try?
Tom Riley: It's not wrong, I just don't agree with it. Now if you want to manufacture a relationship through that machine of yours that's up to you. But I think Eugene needs real relationships with God, with us. And a lot of time, patience and prayer.
Bernard Walton: Hold on Whit, don't stop it yet. This is the best fight I've seen sense my Aunt Bertha threw away my Uncle Ted's golfing pants.
Nurse: Excuse me. Mr. Whittaker?
John Whittaker: Yes, that's me.
Nurse: Mrs. Meltsner wanted you to know that her husband seems to be waking up.
John Whittaker: Wonderful, wonderful. Is he alright?
Nurse: It's hard to say. I had difficult time understanding him.
Tom Riley: Sounds like he's alright to me.
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