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Odd Squad (season 3)
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Genre: Comedy
Educational
Running Time: 10-12 minutes
Country: United States
Canada
Release Date: February 17, 2020 – July 8, 2022
Network(s): TVO
PBS Kids
Created by: Tim McKeon
Adam Peltzman
Distributed by: PBS Distribution
Episodes: 33


Odd Squad is a Canadian/American children's live action educational television series that premiered on TVOKids in Canada and PBS Kids in the United States on November 26, 2014.

While the first two seasons of the show were well received, the same can't be said about its third and final season, which is on this wiki for the reasons explained below.

Plot

Ms. O, who has been promoted to the Big O, recruits four agents, Opal (replaced with Osmerelda in "Odd Off The Press" and onwards), Omar, Orla, and Oswald as the Odd Squad Mobile Unit, a team who travel in a flying van solving odd cases around the world.

Bad Qualities

  1. The CGI effects look downgraded after the first two seasons.
  2. Many iconic Odd Squad traits are removed from the show or rarely used such as "the tube sytem" (an Odd Squad agent's way of transportation where they are squished into a ball and launched to their destination).
  3. The episode "The B-Team" has just recycled the plot from the season 1 episode, "Switch Your Partner Round and Round".
  4. Ms. O, who has recently been promoted to The Big O, has changed from a bossy and fearless girl with a hilarious personality to a very bland and serious leader of all Odd Squad precincts.
  5. Little to no characters from the first two seasons (that being sensible since the show has been running for 7 years and most of the kid actors cannot stay kids forever).
    1. The Big O, who had a big role in the first two seasons, is rarely seen on screen and hasn't been seen since "Odd Off The Press" where she is replaced by the character Little O.
    2. The season sometimes rip-off villains from the first two seasons.
      1. The actress of The Shapeshifter, Laura Landauer, returned but as The Form Changer, looking exactly like The Shapeshifter except she is orange and has now glowing effect.
      2. The Utensiler returns in the episode "Odd in 60 Seconds " but with a different actress claiming to be the original one's little sister.
  6. Poor writing: in numerous episodes it is hinted that Opal knew who The Shadow was behind the mask all along but in "Follow the Leader" when The Shadow reveals that she is Opal's sister, Olizabeth, Opal reacts surprised.
  7. Agent Opal, a loveable main character, is currently removed from the show and has not been seen since the episode "End of the Road", she is later replaced by Osmerelda.
  8. The addition of adding Osmerelda (Esmerelda Kim) to the Mobile Unit feels like a rushed last-minute decision considering the fact that her early appearances of wanting to join Odd Squad but being too busy with something else (such as flute practice) was a running gag.
  9. There is no comedic relief scientist character like Oscar from season 1 and Oona from season 2 due to this season only focusing on the Mobile Unit department.

Good Qualities

  1. The story arc about Opal and The Shadow's past is interesting.
  2. Great new characters such as Orla, a 500 year old warrior who is trying to adapt to the modern world.
  3. Heartwarming moments.
  4. Diverse cast: many of the females are portrayed as leaders.
  5. Some reappearances to old characters such as Rainbow Robyn, Jellybean Joe, and Miss Triangle.
  6. The "tube system" is acknowledged once again in the episode "Down the Tubes" which gives us an in-depth understanding on how the tube system works.
  7. There are still some good episodes, like the series finale "Odd Together Now", which was heartwarming and was a good send-off to the series.

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