Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Odyssey’s Love Game

With it being Valentine's Day and all I got to thinking about Odyssey's love affairs.

Relationships seem to keep fans interested in shows. It’s a factor of life that everyone can relate to. And Odyssey has always picked into this and has been able to play with it in many ways. Connie has had her share of love interests, including her latest and greatest and almost getting married. Eugene and Katrina had their complicated love story and are one of the very few marriages that we’ve had in the show with main characters. Jack and Joanne are another fine couple that ended up getting married. Jason on the other hand has crossed paths with several potentials but so far the right gal hasn’t seem to stick. Plus this would have the potential to change Jason which could unsettle many fans. Though the latest love fest that has entered into Odyssey’s latest seasons involves a fan favorite character Wooton Bassett and a newcomer to the show Penny Wise. If you go back a few episodes you’d see that Penny isn’t Wooton’s first love interest on the show, but the other wasn’t a Christian. Penny on the other hand seems to be Wooton’s copy and one could almost go so far to say “soul mate”? But the question is will she stick? Let’s step back and look at Connie for a second. With her being a main character introducing a love interest for her was a fantastic idea. Mitch quickly was taken in by fans everywhere. Compare Mitch to Connie and you’ll see that they have similar interests, and yet they weren’t too similar which made them great for each other. But the overall outcome of their saga? Connie and Mitch didn’t end up staying together. And Mitch hasn’t been heard from since. Which devastated many fans, and many fans hope for his return someday. Now let’s go back to Wooton and Penny. their relationship end up in marriage? Or the better question is; Is the pattern going to allow it? Looking at past relationships and marriages. It would seem that maybe it’s time for a seemingly serious relationship to end up in marriage. Although in album 50 we did see Jack Davis and Lucy get engaged. But we didn’t really see that one grow and get attached to the outcome. But there is one problem with Wooton and Penny. Their almost perfect for each other, but could it be that their too perfect for each other? That realistically speaking this couple wouldn’t really work out? They similarities are endless from the type of soda they like to being naturally goofy. But as of now they seem to have hit it off quite nicely. And we’ve been given a chance to grow attached to Penny and seeing how their relationship is growing if they were to get married we’d be able to see more of Penny in the long term. Logically speaking? Over the years we’ve seen Jason and Tasha who didn’t work out. Then Eugene and Katrina and jack and Joanne who did work out. Then Connie and Mitch who didn’t work out. (Wooton did have a small love episode thing with a Victoria, but it wasn’t really developed with time.) My point is that as fans we’ve been given a figurative “love whiplash” from time to time. There was the whole roller coaster ride with Eugene and Katrina who did end up together and the whole thing with Connie and Mitch... The thing with Wooton and Penny is that it could go either way. But I wonder how fans would react to another “Love let-down” that is seemingly somewhat similar to the way that Mitch entered the scene. Although if they get married it would pose the question how much would Wooton need to change? Would their marriage be a satisfactory one?  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how the writers go with this; Will this be another “Love let-down” or a “Love Pro”.  

Here's a Valentine's Day wallpaper. 


  1. Great article! I would hate for Penny and Wooton to get married!! I think both are best when they're not together.

  2. I agree. But it does seem like maybe it's headed that direction. I mean that could toy with it for a while like they did with Katrina and Eugene. But I have this gut feeling that it might get to the marriage point.

  3. i dont know about yall but i would love to see wooton get maried to penny the are such a good match together .

  4. wait someone forgot about Barrett and Persilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! seriously......but anyways i think wooton and penny are great together.except according to all the shows i've heard,penny doesn't even know about wooton's feelings lolz