Album 54: Clanging Cymbals...and the Meaning of God's Love
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What is the true meaning of love? The kids in Odyssey will find out even while the town is buzzing with competition. A scavenger hunt pits Matthew, Jay, and Barrett against each other in a musical extravaganza. Can Barrett take his eyes off the prize to focus on what’s truly important? Meanwhile, Olivia struggles to show "brotherly love" when Matthew wants to take away her role as Wooton’s camp assistant and Eugene must decide how to be honest when Connie showers him with a string of gifts...that he can’t stand. Integrity, trust, and forgiveness are all put to the test as the folks in Odyssey learn the lessons of 1 Corinthians 13.
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691: Wooton Knows Best
October 1, 2011
Olivia and Matthew Parker compete for a chance to be Wooton Bassett's camp assistant.
692: A Penny Saved
October 8, 2011
Penny Wise deals with the aftermath of her role in the Green Ring Conspiracy and plans for her future.
693: The Amazing Loser
October 15, 2011
Whit's End sponsors a band camp, Matthew, Jay, and Barrett compete in a musical scavenger hunt.
694: Anger Mismanagement
October 22, 2011
Frustration abounds as
David Parker suggests Grandma Lucia try a test run of her salon business in his living room, and Olivia discovers Valarie stealing the media spotlight for a big parade.
695: Forgiving More...or Less
October 29, 2011
After hearing a story from
Red Hollard, Camilla Parker decides to make a forgiveness list.
696: You're Two Kind
November 5, 2011
Ryan decides to partner with Brad for a school project, but has second thoughts when he overhears Brad making fun of him.
Connie gives Eugene a series of bejeweled gifts and he struggles to tell her the truth--he hates them. Also, Katrina's hair-style gains massive dislike from Eugene.
697: A Penny Earned
November 12, 2011
Penny Wise searches for her future in a job and as Connie Kendall's roommate.
698: Never for Nothing
November 19, 2011
Grandma Lucia recounts to Olivia her story of a childhood friend, an event that taught her that love is “never for nothing.”
699: Emily, the Genius
November 26, 2011
Emily is overwhelmed when a school test shows that she is a genius.
700: How to Sink a Sub
December 3, 2011
Katrina becomes their substitute teacher, Jay and Valerie rouse the class to revolt, even persuading Olivia to help with a plan to get Katrina fired.
701: Unbecoming Jay
December 10, 2011
Jay schemes a way to ditch his cousin Cindy by leaving her with Barrett, but Priscilla grows jealous of the new friendship.
702: Childish Things
December 17, 2011
Before a gallery exhibit of her work,
Penny tries a variety of methods to decide whom she can trust in life.
This album was originally supposed to be 53, but Focus decided to bump it back an album.
A tentative name for this album was "A More Excellent Way", which comes from the last verse in 1 Corinthians 12.
This album is centered mainly around the Bible verses in 1 Corinthians 13.
Josiah Duggar plays a character in this album.
This album marks the first appearance of Principal Vogler, who was mentioned in Album 52 but had not yet appeared in an episode.
There was originally supposed to be no mention of the events of 53 in this album, but there was a last-minute change and three new episodes were recorded in May that will pick up where Album 53 left off.
This album was the first since Album 43: Along for the Ride to be made up entirely of single-part episodes.
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A deleted scene from How to Sink a Sub.
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Promo 1 (60 seconds) [ edit] Audio Promos
Promo 2 (60 seconds)