Eugene Meltsner: Science student and, might I add in all modesty, a recognized genius at the Campbell County Community College. At least this is how he describes himself! Below is a listing of the episodes essential to knowing Eugene in consecutive order. Part 1 will take you through Eugene and Katrina’s departure from Odyssey. Part 2 will pick up when they return.
As with other characters to truly know them, listen to the entire series, but if you are just looking for the highlights, let’s go!
1. The Champ of Camp (Volume 45)
*Flashback Episode* Connie narrates the story of her last year at summer camp and how she got stuck in the midst of the annual prank war at Camp Jumonville.
2. Connie 1 & 2 (Volume 4)
Eugene Meltsner starts working at Whit’s End and promptly changes how the shop works.
3. Let This Mind be in You (Volume 5)
Whit leaves Connie and Eugene in charge of Whit’s End for the weekend with the instruction to “run the shop like I would run it.”
4. A Bite of Applesauce (Volume 5)
Against Whit’s express orders, Eugene and Connie tamper with a top secret computer room–and the mysterious program Applesauce is unleashed.
5. Eugene’s Dilemma (Volume 5)
Eugene starts working at the college computer department with 11-year-old Nicholas Adamsworth and gets caught up in a grade-changing scheme.
6. The Nemesis 1 & 2 (Volume 5)
The mysterious Dr. Regis Blackgaard arrives in town to open an “amusement house” for children. When it seems he won’t win the city council’s approval to build, he resorts to questionable methods to open his shop.
7. The Battle 1 & 2 (Volume 5)
Dr. Blackgaard’s quest to steal Applesauce reaches its peak as he and crony Richard Maxwell take control of the computer at Whit’s End.
8. Ice Fishing (Volume 7)
Monty feels like he’s in competition with his gifted sister, Jenny, so Whit, Tom Riley, and Eugene take him on an ice fishing trip to Summit Lake.
9. Suspicious Minds (Volume 8)
Money mysteriously disappears from the cash register at Whit’s End, and Connie and Eugene are determined to find the perpetrator.
10. Back to Bethlehem1-3 (Volume 10)
From chicken costumes to phone scams, we hear the stories of how Bart Rathbone, Whit, and Bernard Walton met, or proposed to, their wives.
11. Last in a Long Line (Volume 10)
Connie and Eugene discover that the first Nativity wasn’t how they imagined it at all.
12. The Homecoming (Volume 10)
Odyssey is in an uproar when Richard Maxwell returns to town to apologize for everything he did while working with Dr. Regis Blackgaard.
13. A Rathbone of Contention (Volume 11)
Bart Rathbone is constructing a new electronics warehouse in Odyssey, and he takes nothing but shortcuts to finish it for the inspector.
14. Hold Up! (Volume 12)
A criminal named Hank Murray takes Connie and Eugene hostage while he tries to rob Whit’s End.
15. The Cross of Cortez 1 & 2 (Volume 12)
Whit and Eugene journey to Mexico in search of a valuable and mysterious historical artifact.
16. The Star 1&2 (Volume 12)
Connie and Eugene take another Christmas trip in the Imagination Station to meet King Herod, three wise men, and the baby Jesus.
18. The Scales of Justice (Volume 13)
Isaac Morton finds a bag filled with money and wants to keep it, but it’s up to Judge Eugene Meltsner to determine what will happen to the loot.
19. A Tongue of Fire (Volume 14)
Jimmy Barclay records an embarrassing secret about Eugene . . . and airs it on his Kids’ Radio show.
20. A License to Drive (Volume 14)
When Eugene needs help getting his driver’s license, he turns to Connie for assistance.
21. Treasure Hunt (Volume 14)
Things get out of control when Isaac and Eugene join in a charitable treasure hunt that also include some very realistic-looking water pistols.
22. Flash Flood (Volume 15)
Whit, Tom, Bernard and Eugene head for the hills to do some camping, and find themselves in the midst of a deluge.
23. A Class Act (Volume 14)
Edwin Blackgaard finds himself in dire straits financially and reluctantly agrees to teach an acting class in Odyssey – after he receives an anonymous donation.
24. The Mortal Coil 1 & 2 (Volume 16)
Whit programs the Imagination Station to show what life after death might be like. Against the advice of Tom Riley, he tries the program on himself . . . with dangerous results.
25. Best Intentions (Volume 16)
The appearance of a piece of cloth supposedly from Jesus’ robe creates great hubbub in Odyssey.
26. Thy Kingdom Come (Volume 17)
Whit attempts to explain the kingdom of heaven to Eugene.
27. Thy Will Be Done (Volume 17)
Lucy Cunningham-Schultz struggles over a job offer from a liberal school newspaper, and Connie pushes Eugene to make a decision about faith.
28. Truth. Trivia, and ‘Trina (Volume 19)
Bart Rathbone’s TV trivia contest pits Eugene and Connie against a college student named Katrina Shanks, who seems to have captured Eugene’s heart.
30. War of the Words (Volume 20)
A carelessly uttered word from Eugene creates havoc as it becomes the fashionable insult for the kids in Odyssey.
31. It Began with A Rabbit’s Foot (Volume 20)
Whit tells Lucy Cunningham-Schultz about the creation of the Bible Room, and the discussion leads Katrina Shanks to a very important decision.
32. It Ended With a Handshake (Volume 20)
Eugene’s relationship with Katrina takes an unexpected turn when his computer disk filled with unsent love letters goes missing.
33. Volume 21: Wish You Were Here Episodes 1-8 & 10
Most of this album is important to Eugene’s life!
34. Tom for Mayor 1&2 (Volume 22)
Philip Glossman returns to look for toxic chemicals on Tom Riley’s farm. Meanwhile, Odyssey’s mayor resigns, so Tom Riley and Bart Rathbone compete for the office.
35. Unto Us a Child is Born (Volume 22)
On Christmas eve, Jimmy produces a live Kids’ radio presentation of the birth of Jesus–which includes an unexpected real birth.
36. The Turning Point (Volume 24)
Eugene and Katrina’s relationship takes a surprising turn after Eugene meets Katrina’s father, Armitage Shanks.
37. Volume 25: Darkness Before Dawn (Entire Album)
Dr. Regis Blackgaard is back, and this time he’s after more than just revenge. There’s a secret buried deep beneath Whit’s End that he’ll spare no expense to capture. Lucy gets kidnapped. There’s a vandal on the loose. And the events of Eugene’s entire existence in Odyssey come to one dramatic turning point that will change his life forever. It’s an epic adventure of good vs. evil, heroes and villains and a powerful reminder that in the midst of darkness, light always prevails.
38. Love is in the Air 1 & 2 (Volume 26)
Katrina Shanks and Tasha Forbes arrive back in town, causing all sorts of romantic high jinks with Eugene, Jason, and even Connie.
39. Do For a Change (Volume 26)
Zachary Sellers and Eugene face their first difficulties as new Christians.
40. The Search for Whit 1-3 (Volume 27)
Jason and Eugene get a cryptic message from Whit in the Middle East, which leads them on a wild investigation that could change Christian history as we know it.
41. The Right Choice1 & 2 (Volume 28)
Stopping in Chicago on the way home from the Middle East, Eugene learns that Katrina Shanks may be marrying someone else!
42. Solitary Refinement (Volume 28)
Eugene considers joining a monastery to get over the pain of losing Katrina.
43. The Decision (Volume 28)
Whit must decide whether or not to accept an offer to return to the mission field, and so Connie sets out to prove that he is needed in Odyssey.
44. For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls 1-3 (Volume 29)
Someone is getting married in Odyssey . . . but who? Is it John Whittaker and Margaret Faye, Eugene Meltsner and Katrina Shanks, or Jack Allen and Joanne Woodston?
45. Poor Looser (Volume 30)
Eugene nearly has a nervous breakdown when Bernard Walton keeps beating him in chess. Meanwhile, Heather tries to get the volleyball team to work harder.
46. Wrapped Around Your Finger (Volume 31)
Jack and Joanne Allen throw Eugene Meltsner and Katrina Shanks a Valentine’s Day engagement party. Eugene wants to give Katrina a ring, but Katrina’s father gives her a family heirloom ring the same day
47. Novacom Saga*Entire Album*
Part 2: Coming Soon!
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