Today we will talk about one of my favorite relationships, the one between Connie and Jules.
One of the reasons I love this particular relationship may be that I like seeing the dynamic between the two sisters. I don’t know many sisters, apart from the AIOR and Raspberry Ripple girls, but that’s beside the point 😉 I also like seeing how much Jules has come to trust the relationship. Allow me to explain.
Jules came to Odyssey right when the infamous Ties that Bind saga began. The only reason she even came to Odyssey was that her father dragged her along. Jules continually reminded Connie that she didn’t like Odyssey and wanted to go back home, but still keep in touch. When she came about what I assume was a month or two later, she was there to get Wooton’s art, whereas Connie just wanted to connect with her newfound half-sister. When Connie found out she was lying, she was disappointed because she just wanted a good, healthy relationship with her sister. Connie was excited when her sister returned a second time and put her on cruise control. She let Jules pause her studies so they could hang out together. And even when Detective Polehaus found her setting fireworks off from the top of a water tower, Connie forgave her. They even baked cookies together. (Now if that isn’t showing sisterly love, I don’t know what is).
After these events, the bond really began to show. In Friend or For, Connie showed her side that cared about Jules (along with Buck, of course), and we were once again reminded that Jules was under Connie’s care. Connie blew her top at Jules when she crashed her car but was worried when Jules went missing. Then in Much Ado About Jealousy, Jules says one of my favorite lines she says:
See, whenever Jules calls Connie her sister, I smile because Jules and Connie went from being two distant half-sisters who didn’t really know each other to friends and sisters. Sure, Connie’s in charge of taking care of Jules. Sure Jules wrecks and takes the occasional car. But with all their mistakes and flops, they love each other and have an unshakeable companionship. And that is why I love this relationship.
In conclusion…well, I think I said pretty much all I wanted to say. I like what the team has done with this, and I hope it keeps going. Also, I saw some comments in the Club once saying that if Connie got married, the relationship dynamic between Connie and Jules would change, and the same with Jules and Buck, or something like that. I don’t think that’ll happen.