Salutations!! Today I am excited to say that Welcome to Odyssey is having its first debate! We have Naomi who made up the amazing questions, Hope and Brad on the Jasonnie side, and Hannah and I on the Jeffonnie side!
Welcome to the great debate! This debate centers around poor Connie and her various ships, wahaha! Two of the ships being debated today are the Jason/Connie (Jasonnie) ship, and the Connie/Jeff (Jeffonnie) ship.
Let the tournament BEGIN!
Yes, they do. But if there were no rough spots, they would already be married. 😉
*starts slinging mud* JK JK 😀 😀 😀
I’ve been thinking about this for a loooong time, Y’all. I finally decided that June would absolutely have to be the name for the girl, in honor of Connie’s mom, and Jerry for the boy, in honor of Jason’s brother. It just seems fitting, doesn’t it? Adorable and perfect. 🤩
This is exactly what I’m currently brainstorming while writing my Wedding Worries fanfic series!!!
I know you guys are probably thinking “but Jason was barely seen in this episode!” Which is true. But the scene at the antique shop was extremely important on so many levels.
Jason will definitely let Jules stay. As in my Wedding Worries fic, Jules is having struggles with finding her place. Staying with Jason and Connie will help her have a secure home. Jason will also act as the father that Jules never had. She’ll be part of a normal family. 😀
Ok, let’s think about this. We have “Big Brother” versus “Good Friend”. “Big Brother” seems like a higher honor and a closer relationship than “Good Friend”. Jason and Connie have been through a lot together. They’ve seen each other at their worst and their best. They’ve laughed together, and they’ve cried together. They’ve joked together, and they’ve mourned together. Jeff just pops in every now and then to say hi. Granted, Jeff and Connie did date, but that was literally almost 15 Odyssey years ago. A lot has changed since then, including them. As for Jason and Connie having never dated, that’s because they’ve pretty much “always been friends”. If they had met in different circumstances, such as a chance meeting at a restaurant or something, who knows, maybe they’d be married by now. But don’t forget, Connie did have a crush on him. And, contrary to popular belief, that wasn’t a fabricated crush due to Eugene having Katrina and Jason having Tasha. Don’t forget, she was acting strange before Tasha even came on the scene, and before Eugene let it out that Katrina was coming back.
Connie definitely cares a lot about Jason. She talks about him if he is out of town and wants to know when he will get back. In ‘Home Again’ I could tell how happy Connie was to see Jason when he returned to Odyssey! They have known each other for many years and have been through a lot together. They both know each other quite well, and both want to settle down in Odyssey someday and raise a family. Was it just me, or did Connie seem really jealous when she found out Tasha was dating Jason in ‘Love is in the Air.’ And she was shocked to hear that they were engaged! (remember the kitchen incident with the pots and pans…lol) She seemed to have feelings for Jason and may have been hiding a slight crush on him. Connie is restless. With Wooton and Penny being married, she feels left out. SHE NEEDS SOMETHING…. SOMEONE who she can spend the rest of her life with! I feel that she is at the stage where she could at least start dating. And I believe Jason is the man she should date.
2. 2. Building on that, tell us how the couple will support each other throughout life. Jeff has mission work, Jason has an antiques gallery. How will Connie be able to support their ventures? THANK YOU FOR ASKING!! Ok, well, Connie has experience with antiques! She would be able to help Jason with the Antique shop, and perhaps even run it with him! Remember Connie helping Jack and Joanne with a load of antiques in ‘The Painting?’ They definitely make a good match in this area.
OOOOOOOKKK……WHERE DO I START????? First of all, Jeff is a missionary pilot that flies into different regions around the world offering help. CONNIE…. wants to settle down in Odyssey. So, they have very different life plans. Also, Connie has matured a lot in her faith, and Jeff is a new believer. Jason is a better match as they are closer in maturity in their faith. Also……Connie said her and Jeff ARE ONLY FRIENDS in, ‘Mean Streak.’ Clearly, they are not fit for or interested in, each other.
I’m not sure how this has any bearing on whether or not they make a good couple…but…I guess maybe they would name their kids after people they admire or admired. Jason really looks up to his dad, and Connie really looked up to her mom… So, maybe Andrew Avery Whittaker, and Kayla June Whittaker. I don’t know.
Ooh, Connie gets kidnapped by Mitch and his friends (as a joke of course). Mitch and his friends are disguised and Connie freaks out as she is kidnapped. Jason thinks Connie is really in trouble and goes after them. He loses them after a while but then finds their car near the edge of town. The men run off as they see him coming. Jason heads to the car hoping to find Connie, but she isn’t there. Then he hears a faint cry for help………IN THE TRUNK. He pops the trunk and ‘rescues’ her. Connie is so relieved to be safe. Then Mitch and his friends come up laughing. Connie, of course, thinks it is anything but funny.
6.6. What is a pet peeve that Jason or Jeff will have about Connie? She is not good at cooking, and she won’t use a stapler…??
7. Similarly, how will he help Connie overcome said pet peeve? Have her staple papers for a day and have her learn some good cooking skills.
Jason was there to help when he heard the news and was able to comfort Connie. He had also lost his mother and knew the hurt and pain she must be feeling. Jeff showed up at her mom’s house to give her his condolences but couldn’t relate to her loss as well as Jason could. Also, he was a very new Christian and could not offer the same counsel that Jason could give to Connie as a mature Christian.
Well, Jules doesn’t know Jason or Jeff very well. I am pretty sure Jason would let Jules stay as Connie has been put in charge of caring for her sister, and it is the only place in Odyssey that would make sense for her to stay at. I think it would be good for Jules to be told what to do by somebody besides her sister. Besides, in a few years, she could be out of the house and married to Buck.
Jeff is really just a ‘good friend’ to Connie. Nothing more, Nothing less. Referring to Jason as ‘a big brother’ shows that she really looks up to Jason. She wouldn’t refer to Jason as anything more than that because they weren’t dating or interested in dating at that point. Having dated Jeff makes her relationship with him more awkward, especially after she refused to pursue a relationship with him.
Jeff is such a sweetheart, and so caring about Connie’s emotions. He kinda reminds he of Mitch…and Mitch did not work out, but Jeff should!! Jeff has not been in as many episodes as Jason has, but what I have seen with Jeff and Connie has been great!!
I am not a huge shipper in Odyssey, except for Jules and Buck. I barely ship Connie with Jeff, but I ship her and Jeff more than I do her and Jason.
Oh man, I have never thought about that…I would think Connie would wanna name one of her daughters June, after her mom. And maybe a son after one of Jeff’s relatives.
Jeff would probably get stuck in some foreign country days before their wedding, and barely make it back to Odyssey. And during that Connie would be freaking out while Penny is trying to comfort her.
Well, both Jeff and Jason have lost a parent. But Jeff’s loss was more recent, and he was very compassionate and understanding to Connie’s feelings. With Jeff’s loss being more recent, I feel like he might be able to come alongside Connie better, with the grief.
That is a great question. I am not sure how much we have seen either Jason or Jeff around Jules, so I am not sure…but, I think both would be good to her, but I think Jeff might have more patience.
I think since Connie only thinks of Jason as a big brother, then she loves him in a different way. But Connie and Jeff did date, it did not work out then, but Jeff was a lot different back then. I think it could work out now! Also, if he is just a “good friend” then that can be a good thing, because they must know each other well, and care for one another, but the big question is do they love each other, as in a marriage for life love? ❤
For Jeff and Connie, there was only one rough spot: Connie was a Christian and Jeff wasn’t. Now that this rough spot is no longer applicable, there should be no returning difficulties. Not to say that they wouldn’t find new rough spots, but only one from when they were dating. I’ll get more in-depth on these later, but the reasons why Connie and Jeff are a more compatible couple than Connie and Jason is because, one, they are already close friends. Two, they’ve known each other for a long time. And three, they have compatible personality differences and similarities.
2. Building on that, tell us how the couple will support each other throughout life. Jeff has mission work, Jason has an antiques gallery. How will Connie be able to support their ventures?Connie would go with Jeff on most of his trips. Connie has been trying to a find purpose, wanting to do more with her life, and mission work would fill that gap. She has the giftings for it, already knowing how to serve people, work with kids and speak with people about Jesus. This new job would also be easy to take up since Whit knows how important the work she’d be doing is, so he’d give her time off.
Jason and Connie would be terrible together. Their personalities do not go well together, they are too far apart in age, and they are not attracted to the others’ type. Jason and Connie are both emotion based, quick-tempered, and often rash individuals. These similarities in their approach to life would make living together a near nightmare, seeing as they would never grow from each other’s differences, and instead, probably have these negative qualities inflamed. Jason’s aggressive nature against Connie’s angry outbursts could lead to serious consequences. They are too far apart in age. Jason was retiring from a career with the CIA before Connie graduated high school! Even if Jason was 35 when he retired, which is very young, Connie would be 18 at the oldest, putting them 17 years apart! Now, of course, Odyssey time is confusing, but even if excused the age gap, Connie and Jason are not attracted to each other. We know precisely what Connie looks for in a guy, and What Jason looks for in a girl. Connie is attracted to gentlemen. Guys who are gentle and compassionate and will take her on romantic walks and picnics. The softies who wear glasses and don’t bother with trying to impress her with their manly successes. Connie liked Mitch for his tender-hearted innocence, not because he could shoot a gun. Jason can be romantic, but his version of a romantic date and Connie’s expectations would not line up. Jason is attracted to beautiful, older, strong-willed, level-headed women. He needs someone who can make a firm decision, who loves him for his adventurous hobbies and can snap him back into reality when he sets goals too high. Connie does not fit into this category of women. Which is totally fine! She doesn’t need to! But she isn’t what Jason needs, or what he’s looking for. The biggest problem with the idea of shipping Jason and Connie is that shippers always get caught up in fangirling over how cute they’d be since they’re attractive, lovable characters, instead of looking at what would be best for the characters.
Jeff and Connie would name their children Amelia and Samuel. I chose these names because they highlight the gentle, introverted nature of Jeff and the spunky, extroverted nature of Connie. Amelia and Samuel are very soft sounding names, and with the nicknames of Amy and Sam, they can also bring a lot of fun and energy, so regardless of how their personalities turn out, these kids will have a name to fit it.
Connie would want to plan everything herself, making sure each detail is perfect. This would, of course, stress her out, and though she’d get everything planned, it would leave her nervous and exhausted. So, on the morning of their wedding, Jeff would bring her cupcakes and flowers, and take Connie on a walk through a flower infested garden, where they’d talk through their fears and get away from the chaos for a little while.
6. What is a pet peeve that Jason or Jeff will have about Connie? Jeff wouldn’t appreciate how often Connie watches romantic comedies or chick flicks. He’d find them unrealistic and It would be an area where he and Connie couldn’t relate. He might even become hurt, thinking, “Aren’t I enough for her?”
7. Similarly, how will he help Connie overcome said pet peeve? Jeff would at first push aside his feelings, but they would begin to build, and finally, he’d have to admit to himself and Connie that he was bothered. Understanding his point of view, Connie would watch less romance movies, and spend more time with her husband, realizing that her own romantic life was much better than anything on a screen.
8. Both Jeff and Jason were there to support Connie when her mom died. How did his actions show that he is a good match for Connie? Similarly, how do these make him better for Connie than the opposing ship? Jason wasn’t there a whole lot when June died. He and Connie talked about suffering, but even compared to Wooton and Eugene, Jason really didn’t give her much comfort. Instead, he began worrying about his dad. Now, there’s nothing wrong with this, and Jason probably did comfort Connie of mic, but it’s important to note that the writers didn’t think of Jason as part of Connie’s closest support group. Jeff on the other hand, was extremely courteous and understanding. He didn’t surprise Connie at June’s ceremony. He waited until later, when he could humbly reintroduce himself. Later, during the Pilot, Jeff proved himself again, offering to sacrifice talking about himself, to listen to Connie’s struggles. Not only this, but he also was humble to the point that he didn’t even mention that he knew how she felt because his dad had died recently. He understands the importance of working through heavy emotions to come out stronger. He doesn’t suppress sadness, and he could teach Connie how to approach grief more healthily.
Jeff likes Jules and would never kick her out of the house. After he and Connie shared the space alone for a while, Jules would be welcomed back in, and treated as his own sister. I believe Jason, on the other hand, would have more of a problem with it. This isn’t a bad thing, Jason is just more of a private person, but it could become a problem if he didn’t address it, or denied how he really felt about Jules being around.
Statistically, best friends who get married, have more successful marriages. Being friends is apart of being married, so going from good friends to dating or married, wouldn’t be a difficult transition. On the other hand, going from a sibling relationship to a dating or marriage relationship, is not only creepy sounding, but destined to crash and burn. Even if their relationship was successful, it would still destroy something beautiful. That big brother, little sister relationship would be ruined. You can be married and still be friends, but you can’t be siblings and married.
Sorry for the weird formatting, when I copy and paste stuff sometimes it makes the spaces all weird, it is really frustrating!!
By the way, this is a Let’s Talk Tuesday post! 🙂