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Pilot Every Picture Tells A Story Flyer Curious Jarod The Paper Clock To Serve and Protect A Virus Among Us Not Even A Mouse Mirage The Better Part of Valor Potato Head Blues Prison Story Bazooka Jarod Ranger Jarod Jaroldo! Under the Reds Keys Unhappy Landings Jarod's Honor Baby Love The Dragon House
Every Picture Tells A Story
Sept. 28, 1996
Steven Long Mitchell & Craig Van Sickle
Every Picture Tells A Story
We see Jarod treading water... and treading water... and treading water... in slow circles in the water of a large swimming pool.
YMCA, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON : Miss Parker, Sydney and Sam the Sweeper enter Jarod's room at the Y along with the manager, who tells them that Jarod had said he was an atomic engineer named Jarod Spitz . Sydney asks if Jarod looked all right when the manager saw him, and the manager proclaimed, "He had a physique the pros would kill for." The manager then tells Sydney that Jarod spent about six weeks there, averted the threat of a nearby nuclear plant, and spent much of his time learning how to swim. Jarod went from "Tike" to "Advanced Adult" in only five weeks, and spent the last week in the pool simply treading water.
Miss Parker finds the red notebook which describes Jarod's concerns about the nuclear plant disaster he averted, and she also finds a set of hand-in-hand, plain white, cut-out paper dolls (of interspersing "adult woman" and "little girl" figures). On the face of each little girl figure was a single blue tear. She then goes into the bathroom and finds the bath tub still filled with water. There is a small toy boat floating on the water, and a toy helicopter sitting on the rim of the tub. She picks up the helicopter toy, spins its prop, and says to Sydney, "I wonder what your science project is up to now."
OFF THE COAST OF SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA we see Jarod, as Lieutenant Jarod Campbell , dressed in a Coast Guard uniform, riding "shot gun" in a Guard helicopter. The 'copter is piloted by a female Lieutenant, Martha Poole.
The helicopter is circling a spot in the ocean where a small boat is on fire. Pooleand Jarod see the female captain of the boat jump overboard just before an explosion takes place on the boat. Jarod dumps his head gear and cap, and jumps out of the side of helicopter into the ocean, despite warnings from the pilot not to do so. Just as Jarod hits the water, there is another explosion on the boat which destroys the craft entirely. The helicopter circles the wreckage, and the pilot scans the water for Jarod, who surfaces once, then goes back down under the water and disappears for a moment. "Come on, Jarod," the pilot mutters to herself. Jarod then appears on the surface of the water again along with the female captain of the derelict boat. He tells the woman, "Hello. My name is Jarod. You're going to be just fine," and swims her away from the wreckage.
AT THE CENTRE, Sam the Sweeper delivers a FAX to Miss Parker as she walks through a corridor. The FAX is from Jarod and reads: SORRY I MISSED YOU AT THE "Y"... THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS THE WAY THEY SEEM. 4/13/70. JAROD.
Miss Parker the walks directly to a room where Sydney is conducting an experiment with two small twin girls, whom Miss Parker refers to as "Thing-One" and "Thing-Two". Sydney dumps a bowl of colored sticks onto the top of a glass table, and without stopping to manually count them, the twins tells him there are precisely 2,324 sticks on the table top. Sydney tells them they're right, and Miss Parker interrupts him saying she needs to talk to him, now . Sydney leaves the room where the twins are and goes out into the corridor with Miss Parker telling her that her "theatrics" are upsetting to the children. Miss Parker dismisses his concerns and tells him she's in the middle of the pursuit of Jarod and that take precedence over anything Sydney is doing. Miss Parker then informs Sydney that she's having Broots instigate a tracking of Jarod from the Tech Room. Sydney tells her, "Broots's technology isn't going to help track a chameleon. Jarod changes color; he blends in... Patience, Parker. We must have patience." Miss Parker responds with: "Patience may be a soothing catch-all for the potatoheads in psychogenic services, but my father and the boys in the Tower equate patience with failure ."
She then equates Jarod with the Uni-bomber, a "whacked-out prodigy" , who evaded capture for decades and then was eventually caught after he wrote "a letter to mommy" . Miss Parker tells Sydney, "It's the smart ones who always do something stupid."
As Miss Parker heads for an elevator, Sydney tries to deflect her by saying they can take the stairs. "It's only three floors. Come on." Miss Parker tells him to stop being the nurturer. It's been twenty years since her mother's "suicide" in the elevator, and Miss Parker isn't afraid to ride in the thing. She and Sydney enter the elevator, the doors close, and the elevator starts to descend. Sydney tells Miss Parker that her mother was a remarkable woman, but Miss Parker blows him off saying, "My mother was weak. Period. She couldn't take the stress of S.I.S. or this place. I don't have that problem." Sydney continues with his overtures of assistance and tells Miss Parker that if she ever needs to talk to someone about her mother's death, she can come to him. Miss Parker gives him a mocking laugh and tells him that one of the last things her mother did before she got on the elevator and died was to have a clinical session with him. "No thanks," Miss Parker says. "I'll take my own chances."
IN SAN DIEGO, it's early morning and Jarod is packing SAR (search and rescue) gear into the Coast Guard helicopter. Martha arrives and tells him he looks too rested to have been sleeping in base quarters (which she refers to as "the iron cot" ), and he tells her he lives off base. She asks him how he managed that, and he says with a proud smile: "I forged my transfer papers." Martha starts to chuckle, then looks rather ill and steps away from the helicopter for a moment. Her sudden nausea seems to pass quickly, and Jarod asks her if she's all right. She tells him she had some bad sushi and it made her sick.
Before their conversation can continue, they're interrupted by two male Coast Guard Officers, Commander Powell and Lieutenant Commander Paul Bilson. Powell compliments Jarod on the rescue of the woman the day before, and Jarod quips that he was glad he took "those swimming lessons at the Y" . Martha interrupts and tells Powell she wants to talk to him about her rank review. Powell says all reviews go through the "L.C." and points to Bilson. Bilson promises her he'll get right on it, then turns his attention back to Jarod. He tells Jarod that he won't be going up in the helicopter today; Bilson wants him on a Coast Guard cutter so he can test Jarod's sea-legs. Jarod says a good-bye to Martha and goes with Bilson.
Bilson takes Jarod to the docks where the Coast Guard cutter "Rescue 45" and a smaller craft, "The Christi", are docked. A mechanic tells Bilson that The Christi is "purring like a kitten" , but Bilson waves him off and says he'll be going out on 45 . Bilson and Jarod first, however, stop at another cabin cruiser owned by fellow Coast Guard officer, Javier Padilla. Bilson tells Javier that it's time to get going, and Javier gets his things ready after finishing up a conversation on a short wave radio set. Bilson tells him he could the internet to talk to people, but Javier claims he's a "purist" who "craves static". Before exiting the cabin, Javier kisses the tips of his fingers and touches them to a crucifix hanging on the wall.
Out on the ocean on Rescue 45 , Jarod, Bilson and Javier talk as they're on patrol. When Javier finds out that Jarod had supposedly transferred from duty on the Great Lakes, he dubs Jarod "Fresh Water Boy" . Jarod tells Javier to cut him some slack; he did, afterall, join up with this San Diego team, which had the best SAR record in The Guard. Bilson and Javier both proudly proclaim that that's the truth.
Rescue 45 comes along side a small private craft named "Magdeline" which is anchored asea. Circling the Magdeline in Rescue 45 , Jarod can tell just by looking at the craft that it's listing about 3 degrees. Bilson tells him to go aboard and check the small boat out. As Rescue 45 comes up along side the Magdeline again, Jarod steps over onto the Magdeline and looks around, calling to see if anyone is on board. From below decks, a small man emerges holding a shot gun which he aims directly at Jarod. Jarod steps back on the deck slowly and tells the man, "Oh, now, sir. Nobody's here to hurt you." Bilson and Javier start to laugh, and the small man looks over to them, drops the shotgun, and grumbles an expletive. Bilson introduces the small man as Roy Abbott to Jarod, and then admonishes Roy for upsetting "the new guy" (Jarod).
Roy tells Jarod to get off his boat, but Jarod loiters for a moment telling Roy that he can tell that the Magdeline is taking on water and that Roy is nearly out of supplies. He asks Roy if they can escort him back to shore where the boat can be looked at, and Roy can get the food and store he needs. Roy refuses, saying he has everything he needs right there on the boat. Bilson then interrupts and hands some paperwork over to Roy which states that if Roy doesn't take the boat in for repairs in one week, the Coast Guard will come and tow his boat ashore, with or without his permission. Roy looks at the paperwork angrily, and Jarod tries to comfort him with: "It's for your own good, Mr. Abbott."
AT THE CENTRE , it's evening and Sydney gets a telephone call from Jarod. Jarod says that he's surprised Sydney isn't making his rounds down corridor fifteen, and Sydney tells him he's been busy with other work. As they talk, Miss Parker and Sam the Sweeper enter Sydney's office. Sydney motions to one of the telephone extensions in the room, and Miss Parker goes to it, picks up the receiver and listens in on the conversation.
IN HIS LAIR IN SAN DIEGO, as he talks to Sydney on the telephone, Jarod is painting on a large canvas. When Sydney tells him they found his lair in Seattle, Washington, Jarod is unimpressed. And when Sydney tells him he was surprised to find "bath tub toys" at the lair, Jarod answers: "Well, it's certainly better than the kind of play time you foisted upon me." As he continues to paint, Jarod mentions to Sydney that he can't see the faces of the people in his nightmares, but he can see their "dead eyes" looking at him. Sydney asks Jarod what he's talking about, and Jarod tells him the eyes he sees in his dreams are the "eyes of people who aren't alive today because of how you exploited my simulations."
AT THE CENTRE , Sydney takes that criticism without comment, and then asks Jarod why he's called. Jarod says he wants to know if "Jarod" is his real name. Sydney says, "I think it is, yes. At least that's what I was told." Jarod gives Sydney a curt 'thank you', but Sydney tells him not to hang up. Sydney then tells Jarod he needs to come back to The Centre because Sydney is worried about him. Jarod responds with an angry: "If you're so worried about me, why don't you go to the authorities?" Sydney tells Jarod he knows Sydney can't do that. "Why?" Jarod asks him, "Because you love me? Or because you're afraid of what I know?" Sydney tells him that it's not safe for Jarod out in society; that if people out there knew about the gift Jarod had, Sydney would never be able to protect him. Jarod picks up a DSA and looks at it, and says, "If they find out what I have, you won't be able to protect yourselves ." Sydney complains, "Those DSAs contain my work," and Jarod angrily responds, "No, Sydney. They contain my life ." Jarod disconnects the call, and Miss Parker looks at Sydney, smugly, from across the room. "We got your genius," she tells him.
IN SAN DIEGO the next morning Jarod is at Boardwalks End - Gifts and Novelties shop, looking over some novelty items including giant scissors, chattering teeth, toy snake-in-a-can, and fake dog poop, which he refers to as "imitation canine feces" . Jarod asks the clerk in the store why anyone would want fake dog poop, and the clerk says, "Because it's funny." Jarod looks at the fake dog poop and responds with a somewhat confused, "Oh."
Jarod is distracted from his shopping by the view of a little girl outside the store, who's purchasing a small bouquet of white flowers for another vendor. The little girl takes the flowers over to her mother and shows them to her saying, "I got the white ones. They were his favorite." Jarod follows the mother and daughter to a nearby cemetery and watches as they settle down next to a large headstone with the name TOM KING on it. Jarod opens the little red notebook he's carrying and reads the articles pasted inside of it. Headlines read: MAN LOST AT SEA, DROWNING RULED ACCIDENTAL??and?FAMILY VOICES FRUSTRATION WITH GUARD SEARCH. Along with the articles are pictures of Tim King, and his wife and child... the same mother and daughter who are at the gravesite now. Jarod watches as the little girl places the flowers on her father's grave, then he leaves the girl and her mother to their private grief.
AT THE YMCA IN SAN DIEGO , Miss Parker, Sydney and Sam the Sweeper burst into the room from where they believe Jarod's last telephone call was generated. Sam gabs a man trying to jump out the window, and pulls him back into the room. The man explains that a guy named Jarod gave him six months free rent in the room if he'd transfer his telephone calls from there. Sydney sees the telephone transfer equipment, and looks ruefully over at Miss Parker. Miss Parker tells Sydney to "shut up".
ON THE MAGDELINE , Roy Abbott is listening to an LP of Wagner's opera "The Flying Dutchman" when Jarod arrives in Rescue 45 . Jarod asks for permission to come aboard Roy's boat, and Roy reluctantly agrees. Once on board, Jarod remarks that Magdeline is "a pretty lady" . Roy looks over at a framed photograph of a woman he has in the cabin of the boat, and asks Jarod what he knows about Magdeline. Jarod says he wasn't referring to the woman in the picture, he was referring to Roy's boat. He then asks Roy if the woman, Magdeline, in the photograph is Roy's wife. Roy says she might have been, but he never had the courage to propose to her. Now, he didn't know where she was, and was too depressed to go searching for her for fear she didn't love him any more and would reject him.
To try to lighten Roy's mood, Jarod tells him that he's brought him some supplies from town, and that Roy can have them if he'll trade Jarod for a small wooden chest Roy had carved. Roy tells Jarod that if he brings him some candles the next time he passes, he'll agree to the exchange. Jarod takes the small chest, thanks Roy for it, and promises to bring the candles. Just before he leaves the Magdeline, Jarod asks Roy if he ever listened to Mozart's "The Magic Flute" . Roy says "The Flying Dutchman" is all he needs. Jarod tells Roy that when he was a small child he was allowed to listen to "The Magic Flute" once, and when he listened to it he became an eagle in his mind; he was able to go anywhere, do anything, and nothing could stop him. "Maybe Mozart knew something Wagner didn't," Jarod says. Roy looks at him for a moment, and replies with, "I ain't moving my boat."
Later, at the helipad with Martha, Jarod is studying an armful of charts and paperwork on previous rescues. Martha tells him he needs to focus his attention on the 'copter; it wasn't a library. Jarod says he's just trying to orient himself with the west coast search patterns, and tells Martha that he'll buy her lunch if she'll go over some of the old rescues with him. She agrees -- as long as he doesn't try to feed her sushi.
At lunch, Jarod brings out charts and paperwork relating to the drowning death of Tom King. Martha says that was a particularly painful case. Although a search had been initiated by Lieutenant Commander Bilson, and went over several days, the wreck of Tom King's boat was never found. When his body was finally recovered from the water, some time later, a coroner's report indicated that he had treaded water for a day and half before he died. It was very upsetting. Jarod goes over the charts with her asking her to explain how the search was conducted. He asks her to confirm for him that directional buoys indicated that King's boat was somewhere around Piltchers Point when it sank; the SAR then followed the coast south-east of that point. Martha tells him, yes, that's what happened, and tells him that he seems to understand the procedures very well. Why was he asking her about it? Jarod tells her that he doesn't understand why the search pattern went south-east, when satellite monitoring stations operating on the day of the incident indicated that the current in the area where King's boat went down was traveling SOUTH- WEST . Martha looks stunned, and has no answer for him.
As they get ready to go back to work, Jarod tells Martha that he's up for a rank review. Martha is furious and says she doesn't understand why Jarod, who's only been there for about three days, was already up for a review when she herself had been trying to get a promotion for months. Jarod asks, "When are you due?" Martha tells him she should have been upped to "L.C." weeks ago. Jarod says, "Not your promotion. Your baby ." Again, Martha looks at him, stunned. She tells him she hadn't even told her husband she was pregnant, and asks Jarod how he knows about it, "Were you an obstetrician?" Jarod tells her, "No, but I was a midwife once." He guesses, by the indications of her nausea and sore back, that she's about 9 weeks along in her pregnancy. She tells him not to tell anyone else about it until she's secured her rank review, and Jarod promises that her secret is safe with him.
AT THE CENTRE Miss Parker nabs Broots in the corridor of SL-5 by the Tech Room, and asks him how long it will take him to trace Jarod's last telephone call to its real source. He tells her that Jarod did a heck of a job re-routing the call and that it will take him about 24 hours to trace it. Miss Parker snaps, "You have twelve," and walks away. When she's gone, Broots mutters to himself, "I can do it in eight."
IN SAN DIEGO near the King Bait and Tackle Shop, Jarod is munching on Oreo cookies while he watches Mrs. King work. King's daughter walks up to him, and tells him he's eating the cookies improperly. He sits down on a nearby bench and asks her to show him the right way to eat them. She shows him how to twist the two halves of the cookie apart and then eat the icing out of the center first. "Why don't they just sell the white stuff?" Jarod asks, and the little girl answers, "Then it wouldn't be as much fun." As they continue eating cookies, Jarod tells the little girl that her mother is a hard worker, and the little girl tells him that ever since her father died all her mother does is work. Her father is with Saint Andrew, she tells him, the patron saint for fishermen. She had once gotten her father a small statue of St. Andrew, and put it on his boat, but because the boat was never recovered after it sank, she didn't have the statue anymore. Jarod tells her that he understands how hard it is to lose a parent, and asks her what she misses the most now that her dad is gone. She answers, "My mom's smile."
AT HER HOME Miss Parker receives a telephone call in the middle of the night. It's Jarod. He tells her he was feeling a little bit guilty about his virtual phone game, and thought he should speak to her directly. She tells him she should record this conversation so she can play for him at the next Centre Christmas party which, she says, Jarod will be attending, rest assured. She asks him why he was routing his calls through the YMCAs around the country and he tells her, "I was watching Retro Night on VH1 and they were doing the 70's -- which, as you know, I missed. There was this singing group extolling the virtues of staying at the Y, so... here I am." Miss Parker grumbles, "Cute. Not funny, but cute."
Jarod tells her that he's discovered fake dog poop, and she asks him why she should care about that. Jarod tells her the stuff is fascinating: it looks like one thing, but is, in reality, something totally different.
Jarod: "Isn't it the perfect metaphor for how your father and The Centre distort the truth?"
Miss Parker: "And what truth is that, Jarod?"
Jarod [looking at a DSA]: "The truth about what makes you sad."
IN SAN DIEGO at a dock side picnic with other Coast Guard officers, Jarod notices that whenever the subject of Tom King is brought up, Javier gets very quiet and seems very upset. The next day, he finds Javier is a local Catholic church, coming out of a confessional booth... looking very worried.
Jarod then conducts his own search of the area off of Piltchers Point, by scuba-diving south-west of the directional buoys. He finds the wreckage of King's boat at the bottom of the ocean. The craft is split in two, it's blue hull cracked along the center. Jarod takes several photographs of the wreckage, and also finds the little statue of St. Andrew on the boat. He removes it and takes it with him. Then he goes to the dock where Rescue 45 is kept, and finds paint transfers on the hull of 45 that match the color and texture of the paint on Tom King's boat. He scrapes off samples and takes them with him as well.
BACK AT THE CENTRE Miss Parker joins Broots and Sydney as they do the final traces on Jarod's previous telephone call to The Centre. Broots says that tracking Jarod was a real treat, "He's a damn clever guy." Broots tells Miss Parker that the call was seemingly initiated from room 334 in the Y in San Diego, but was actually routed to that room through 173 separately initiated telephone calls from around the globe. The 173 calls were, by the way, charged to Miss Parker's calling card. Tight-lipped, Miss Parker asks where Jarod is now, and Broots grins and tells her he's in the one place they'd never look: in room 335 -- right next door to the room where they'd searched for him previously -- in the same YMCA in San Diego.
IN HIS LAIR , Jarod uses his laptop computer to hack into Javier Padilla's bank account. By looking over the information there, he discerns that every Wednesday -- the day after Bilson and Javier go on their nightly Tuesday patrol -- large amounts of cash show up in Javier's bank account.
The next morning, Jarod confronts Javier in church with the photographs of Tom King's boat, and the information he's gleaned from Javier's bank account, and suggests that King was killed by Javier and Bilson because King accidentally found out about the contraband Bilson and Javier were running during their Tuesday night patrols. At first Javier tells Jarod he's wrong, then, as his conscience gets the better of him, Javier admits that Jarod has the basics of the story correct.Jarod and Javier exit the church and settle on a bench at the nearby cemetery where Tom King is buried. Javier explains to Jarod:
Every Tuesday night Javier and Bilson would meet up with a Mexican hauler, the Santa Marca , and pick up shipments of stuff (Javier thought it was crack but he wasn't sure because he never looked at the shipments), which they would then transport to a third party, and for which they'd get paid large amounts of money. On the night King's boat went down, it was foggy. Javier and Bilson didn't even see his fishing boat until after Rescue 45 ran into it and sliced it in half. When they came about to look over the wreckage, they found Tom King in the water. He was still alive, treading water. Javier put a hand out to rescue him, but Bilson put a gun to Javier's head and told him to leave King there. King was a witness to their drug-running escapade, and couldn't be permitted to live. Frightened, Javier left King to die, and helped Bilson conduct a search later in areas where they knew King wouldn't be found. Javier hadn't told the authorities about it because he was afraid he'd go to prison. But, he tells Jarod, he would now accept prison in a heart beat of going there would help to put his conscience at ease.
That evening Jarod sets in motion a scheme to trap Bilson, and begins to close up his stay at the Y. He tampers with the engine of The Christi ; he puts the photos of King's boat and other evidence into a large manila envelope with COMMANDER POWELL written on the front of it; he puts the little statue of St. Andrew into the wooden chest carved by Roy and wraps it for mailing; and he wraps up the painting he's competed in newsprint paper and writes TO MISS PARKER on the wrapper.
The next morning, Miss Parker, Sydney and Sam the Sweeper arrive at Room 335 at the Y and break the door down. When he hears the commotion, the man in Room 334 (who was transferring Jarod's calls) comes out into the hallway to see what's going on. Miss Parker snarls at him, "You didn't tell me he was right next door." The man answers frankly: "You never asked ." Jarod has vacated the room, but left the painting for Miss Parker there, and the red notebook which contains the articles about the King drowning. Realizing that Jarod's probably still in the San Diego area, Miss Parker rushes out to try to catch him.
Although Bilson is expecting Javier to join him for the regular Tuesday patrol, he's surprised when Jarod shows up for duty. Jarod explains that Javier is sick and can't make it that day; he also tells Bilson that he's not feeling very well himself, "Bad sushi" , and asks Bilson if he can go to the Head before they start their patrol. Bilson says that's all right, and when Jarod is gone, Bilson goes over to Javier's boat to see if Javier is there. Javier isn't there... and neither is most of his stuff, including the crucifix which had been mounted on the wall of cabin. Bilson starts getting a bad feeling about the whole thing, and his worry is exacerbated by the fact that while he's in the boat, he gets a call over the radio from the Santa Marca . The Santa Marca wants to meet with Billion and Javier that morning at 10 o'clock rather than waiting for their regular 6:00 pm appointment. Bilson doesn't like the change of plans, but agrees to meet the hauler. What Bilson doesn't know is that the call that supposedly came from the Santa Marca , and actually come from the YMCA, Room 334, from the same man who had been transferring Jarod's telephone calls.
Jarod arrives at Javier's boat and tells Bilson he's ready to get to work. Bilson tells Jarod that the patrol is going to be a boring routine one, and that he (Bilson) can handle it by himself. He tells Jarod, "Go take care of your gut." Jarod thanks Bilson for the time off, and leaves. Bilson then goes out to the docking area where Rescue 45 usually is, and finds that the cutter is already gone. So, Bilson takes the Christi out and races to rendezvous point to meet with the Santa Marca . But the Santa Marca isn't anywhere to be found... and the Christi has engine trouble and stalls in the middle of the ocean. Bilson calls for a rescue unit, and is happy to eventually see Rescue 45 speeding over to his area. The cutter is coming too fast, however, and Bilson realizes that the Christi is gong to be rammed by Rescue 45 . Bilson dives off the side of the Christi just before Rescue 45 hits the little boat and shears it in half.
Rescue 45 then slows down, and Bilson can see that it's being piloted by Jarod. Bilson demands that Jarod help him out of the water, and Jarod tells him he can't do that: he's not really a member of the Coast Guard, and beside, he says, Bilson's predicament seems to be poetic justice for Bilson's murder of Tom King. Jarod tells Bilson everything he knows about the King drowning, and describes for Bilson the horrors of treading water in the ocean for hours -- even days -- with no hope of rescue. Jarod then leaves Bilson where he is, and steers Rescue 45 away from the area. As he heads back to dock, Jarod calls in a report of some "floating debris" in the vicinity where Bilson is so a clean-up crew will be dispatched to the area.
Before he gets near the docking area, Jarod realizes that another cabin cruiser is approaching Rescue 45 very quickly. He recognizes Sydney, Miss Parker, and two Sweepers on the boat, whirls Rescue 45 out into the ocean, and races away. Miss Parker's boat chases after Jarod's. Over a loud speaker Miss Parker tells Jarod he has no place to run, and Jarod responds: "Sydney raised me to believe my mind could take me anywhere." Rescue 45 lurches out away from Miss Parker's boat and seems to be getting away, when the engine suddenly shuts off, and the boat starts to drift. Believing the craft has run out of fuel, Miss Parker tells Sydney, "See. It's always the smart ones who do something stupid." When her boat comes up along side Rescue 45, Miss Parker has Sam the Sweeper get on board to look for Jarod... But Jarod is nowhere to be found. The only indication that he was on the boat, is a piece of notepaper from the YMCA with the words MISS PARKER on it, a DSA from 4/13/70 taped on it, and a pile of fake dog poop. Sam hands Miss Parker everything, including the fake dog poop, and she just looks at it, irritated.
AT DOCK SIDE, Javier approaches Command Powell, and hands him the envelope with all the evidence about the King drowning. When Powell asks what the information is about, Javier admits, "The truth, sir..."
AT THE MAGDELINE , Roy is surprised to see Jarod in water, swimming by on his way back to port. "Nice day for a swim," Jarod says gleefully as he makes his way past the Magdeline.
SOME TIME LATER , at King's Bait and Tackle shop, Mrs. King and her daughter receive a small package in the mail. When they unwrap it, they find inside it the small wooden chest that Roy had carved. Opening the chest, they find the little statue of St. Andrew.
In a newspaper rack near the bait shop, we also see a newspaper with a headline that indicates that Bilson and Padilla are being charged with the murder of Tom King.
ALSO SOME TIME LATER , we see Martha Poole receiving her commendation to the position of Lieutenant Commander from Commander Powell.
IN HER HOME , Miss Parker takes a drink and a cigarette over to her in-home computer set up and sits down in front of the machine to view the DSA Jarod had left for her on Rescue 45. On the DSA are images from 1970 and the day on which Miss Parker's mother died in the elevator in The Centre: We see images of a young Jarod just finishing a simulation of the Apollo 13 mishap. Sydney is with him, and helps him down out of the small spherical "pod" in which Jarod had been simulating the space craft capsule. In the background, we can hear a woman start to scream, "No! Nooooooooo!" Jarod looks across the Sim Lab, and shouts, "They're hurting her!" , and tries to rush over to the area where the woman screamed. Sydney grabs him and holds him back, telling him to stay where he is. A male voice from the elevator can be heard shouting, "Get her off the elevator!" Then there is the distinct sound of a gun shot. Jarod struggles to escape from Sydney, but Sydney hold him fast. Another male voice from the elevator area shouts, "Get the kid outta here!" , and three more very distinct gun shots can be heard. The area is then filled with the screams of a young girl crying, "Mommy!" and "No!" A male voice demands , "No, keep her back, keep her back!" Two Sweepers then come into view dragging a young Miss Parker away from the elevator area into the Sim Lab. Miss Parker is screaming and struggling and crying. Jarod sees her and stops fighting with Sydney. He instead focuses his concern on Miss Parker, and watches her agony. The DSA stops with a freeze-frame image of the young Miss Parker, her mouth agape with grief and terror, a single tear running down her cheek.
In her home, Miss Parker, trembling a little with shock over what she's just viewed, looks away from the computer monitor to the painting she had received from Jarod. We can see that the image depicted in the painting is the exact same image of Miss Parker as a child now shown on the computer monitor. Her hands shaking, tears in her eyes, Miss Parker picks up the nearby telephone and says to the receiver, "It's me... I want to know what really happened to my mom."
A FEW DAYS LATER , the Magdeline comes to port, and Jarod helps Roy with the docking procedures. Jarod tells Roy that the real Magdeline is out there somewhere, but Roy will never find her if he doesn't start to look for her. Roy thanks him, and tells Jarod he's "going for a walk" . Roy steps off the boat onto the dock, and walks off in search of Magdeline, but before he leaves he asks Jarod, "What are you going to do now?" Jarod smiles and tells him, "I think I'll go for a drive."
When we next see Jarod, he's in the compact driver's seat of a speed-racing car, dressed in a bright red racing outfit, and his pit crew is helping him get his helmet back on.