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Theme: Justice; peer pressure.
Episode Number: 354
Writer: Marshal Younger and Paul McCusker
Scripture: Isaiah 59; Micah 6:8
Album: # 27: The Search For Whit
Last Air Date: 08/18/2004
Original Air Date: 5/11/96
Bernard and Eugene learn a lesson in civic duty as they are called to sit on the same jury. They, and the 10 other jurors, must decide the guilt or innocence of a young man named Donald who is accused of breaking-and-entering and burglary. Donald has confessed to the breaking-and-entering, but does not admit to the burglary.
In the jury room, the vote is 11-to-1 to convict him of both crimes. The lone holdout? Eugene! He simply isnít convinced of Donaldís guilt in the burglary and demands that they review all the facts until they can be sure. The jury argues and argues. Slowly but surely, Eugene convinces nearly everyone that Donald is innocent. Only a hateful juror, Victor, holds out. Under pressure, Victor reveals that he has a personal vendetta against Donald. A mistrial is declared, and justice triumphs in Odyssey after all.