May 9, 1998
MISS PARKER'S HOME: we see Miss Parker on the telephone to Broots (who's at The Centre). She wants a list from him of the names of all of the people who were on the last bus Jarod took, but Broots tells her the bus company is refusing to divulge that information, saying that it's confidential. Miss Parker is about to give Broots what-for, when the front doorbell rings. Carrying the phone with her, she opens the door and is astonished to find Mr. Parker standing on the front porch. She says, "Daddy?" and hangs up on Broots.
Miss Parker lets Mr. Parker into her house and he walks in remarking about what a wonderful job she's done furnishing and decorating the place (insinuating to viewers that he hadn't been in her house for ages). He sees an exquisite painting hanging on the wall and asks her if it's new. She tells him it was a present she received when she graduated from college... and that it had come from him. Willfully ignoring his own mistake, Mr. Parker then tells her how lovely she was when she was a child, and tells her he always loved it when she'd play Fleur-de-lis for him on the piano. She tells him, she always played the Minuet in G. Again, he ignores his error, and goes on to an unrelated tangent about her mother. He complains, "I wish people would remember your mother the way she really was. Not taint her memory with lies... The kind Jarod perpetuates about her, about me..."
Although it seems obvious that Mr. Parker is "fishing" for something (information or some other response from Miss Parker) Miss Parker seems oblivious to this tactic and asks him with a smile why he's come to visit her. He says only that he had bad dreams the night before, and had been unable to sleep. After a little more of this bizarre conversation, Mr. Parker excuses himself and leaves.
AT THE CENTRE, Miss Parker walks in on Broots and Sydney as they're taking a break, eating sandwiches and drinking coffee. Sydney tells her that he heard her father had visited her earlier in the morning, and he asks if she wants to talk about it. Miss Parker gives him a heated stare and says, "Do I look like I want to talk about it?" Broots then intervenes and hands Miss Parker an Express Mail envelope that had been sent to her that morning.
Miss Parker opens the envelope and finds an advertising flier inside of it for the Dover Town Bank (the same bank where her mother, Catherine, had had an account). In the flier is a picture of Jarod and the notation: "SOMETHING OF INTEREST TODAY AT 11:00 -- THE SECRETS TO YOUR PAST. JAROD" Also included in the envelope is another, smaller envelope addressed "To My Daughter". It's in Catherine Parker's handwriting, and Miss Parker recognizes it as such immediately. She walks off to another part of the room, so Sydney and Broots can't read over her shoulder, and opens the smaller envelope. Inside is a hand-written note from Catherine that reads: "March 20, 1970. I'm counting the days until our trip to Europe. How excited I am at the prospect of showing you the world. For now, though, my friend and I must amend some of the ugliness that exists around us. But I promise, you and I will put all of this behind us on April 14th. All my love, Mom." (Catherine Parker was murdered on April 13, 1970.)
AT DOVER TOWN BANK, Dover, Delaware, Miss Parker arrives at the bank shortly before 11 o'clock. There are many customers in the bank, and a man walking around in a rabbit suit. He's advertising the bank's Easter Annuities program and its 401K plans. Miss Parker calls him "Bugs" and tells him to get lost. She walks up to the desk of the assistant manager, Frank Isaac, and asks if he has anything for her. He tells her she'll have to go through one of the tellers. She walks up to one of the bank tellers, and the teller informs Miss Parker that there are other customers ahead of her; she'll have to wait in line. Aggravated, Miss Parker walks to the end of the line and stands behind a man dressed in black.
The man says, "Patience was never one of your virtues, was it?", and she recognizes him as Jarod. Surprised to see him, and angry over the fact that he'd lured her there and was so blatantly out in the open, she tries to confront him, and he warns her not to pull a gun on him while they're in a bank. Miss Parker stifles her urge to assault him, and instead demands to know where he got the letter from her mother. Rather than telling her immediately, Jarod reaches into his leather jacket and pulls out two more notes, which he gives to her. She tells him he could have just mailed them to her with the other note, and asks why he lured her to the bank. He tells her if she hadn't come to the bank, she'd miss seeing someone: he points to a frail-looking elderly man who just came into the bank and is being waited on by another teller. The teller greets him as "Mr. Fenigor"
Miss Parker is stunned to find out that Mr. Fenigor is still alive and that he's a regular visitor to the bank. He comes to the bank every Friday to draw money from his trust fund account. Believing Mr. Fenigor knows who Jarod's parents are, and who killed Catherine Parker, both Jarod and Miss Parker are eager to approach him and talk to him. But their first attempt at contact with him is interrupted when two other customers in the bank brandish guns, shoot out the security cameras, and announce that they're robbing the bank.
Miss Parker and Jarod get down on the floor, as do the other customers, and Miss Parker reaches behind her to pull her gun out of her back-mounted holster. Jarod tells her not to display or use the weapon. The sooner the robbers get everything they want, the sooner they'll leave, Jarod tells her. And when the robbers are gone, he and Miss Parker will have a chance to talk to Fenigor again. Miss Parker reluctantly leaves her gun where it is.
The assistant manager, however, interrupts the robbery by pressing an alarm button under his desk. The shrill alarm screams throughout the building, alerting the security guard (inside) and the police department (outside). The security guard arrives in the bank lobby, his gun drawn, and threatens the robbers (a pair of brothers, Jude and Clavel aka "Clave"). Clave aims his gun at the guard's face and tells him he's going to count to three, and then start shooting. Not wanting to be shot, and not wanting any of the customers to be injured, the guard starts to put his own weapon onto the floor. At that moment, the man in the rabbit suit accidentally drops his basket of candy goodies, and the noise startles Clave. Clave half-turns to see what caused the noise, and in that moment, the security guard takes aim at Clave. Before the guard can get off a shot, however, Clave sees him, and shoots him point blank in the chest. The security guard crashes to the floor and dies.
Jarod jumps up and starts to run toward the guard, but Clave steps in his way, threatens Jarod with the gun, and tells him to get back on the floor. Jarod hesitantly gets back down on his stomach and lies on the floor at Clave's feet.
Jude then informs Clave that police cars have arrived. There are four of them directly in front of the bank; and a SWAT team van is arriving as well. Clave tells all of his hostages to get up and move to the area directly behind the manager's desk. The area is more confined there, and Clave and Jude can keep a better eye on everyone. Jarod and Miss Parker are herded into this small area along with everyone else, and take seats next to each other. Before he sits down, however, Jarod reaches over onto one of the tellers' desks and steals an exploding dye pack (used to "mark" money when it's stolen from the bank; the packs explode when pressure is applied to them, and spew colored dye all over anything they come in contact with. Even if the dye's color is washed off, it's still "viewable" by special sensitized equipment.) Jarod is able to hide one of the packs in his jacket without the robbers seeing him do it.
Jarod sits down next to Miss Parker, and an uneasy, somewhat antagonistic conversation between them commences. She acknowledges that her father never told her that Mr. Fenigor was still alive, or that he was still so near to where The Centre was located. Miss Parker then says that her father had never told her about the notes from her mother that Jarod had given to her, and asserts that her father probably didn't know they existed. Jarod tells her that's a ridiculous assumption considering the fact that he had stolen the notes directly from the strong box in Mr. Parker's house. Miss Parker tells Jarod he's lying about the theft, but Jarod simply dares her to ask her father about "the little gift" he left for Mr. Parker (a Spiderman PEZ dispenser) after the burglary. Miss Parker asks Jarod when this alleged robbery took place, and he tells her it was just last night.
Miss Parker recalls the visit from her father earlier that morning, when he told her he'd been awake all night because he'd had bad dreams. He'd never mentioned a robbery... Jarod... the PEZ dispenser... or anything else. She doesn't quite know who to believe: Jarod or her father. Meanwhile, Mr. Fenigor looks over from where he's sitting and sees Miss Parker. Her uncanny resemblance to her mother, Catherine, disturbs him and he looks at her as though he's seeing a ghost. He gives Jarod a confused and worried frown and then looks away.
Miss Parker, Jarod, and the bank robbers are then startled when Miss Parker's cell-phone starts to ring. Clave steps up to her and confiscates the phone, throwing it into a trash bag with the other loot his brother Jude is stealing from the customers. Before the phone is taken, however, Miss Parker sees to it that it's left "ON", so the phone keeps giving out a signal. Miss Parker then tries to pull her gun on Clave, and he confiscates that, too, asking her if she had intended to shoot his little brother (Jude) with it. She indicates the dead body of the bank guard, and then tells Clave that she'll leave such "executions" to him. Clave leans in and tries to stroke Miss Parker on the face. When she bats his hand away, Clave balls his fist and threatens to punch her, but Jarod intervenes. With a loud and angry, "Hey!” he gets Clave's attention, and then warns Clave to leave Miss Parker alone.
Clave levels his gun at Jarod and tells him to get to his feet. Jarod wants to argue, but does as he's told. Clave then forces Jarod to go outside, in front of the bank, with him and uses Jarod as a shield while he (Clave) makes his demands to the squads of policemen waiting outside. Clave wants a helicopter to pick him and his brother up at the bank, and then take them to the nearby airport, where Clave wants a plane waiting for him at his disposal. The images of Clave using Jarod as a human shield are photographed and videotaped up by local media types, and broadcast over television.
IN THE CENTRE, Broots and Sydney were able to use the signal from Miss Parker's cell phone to triangulate on her location at the Dover Town Bank. Broots then called the police, who said they were already aware of the robbery, and who then advised Broots that there was footage about the robbery being shown on television. Broots and Sydney are watching the TV when the images of Jarod are broadcast. Unfortunately, in another part of The Centre, Mr. Raines, Mr. Parker, and a room full of Sweepers are all watching the very same broadcast.
INSIDE THE BANK, Miss Parker reads the second of the three notes Jarod gave to her from her mother, Catherine. The second note is dated the day of Catherine's death at 2:00 am. In it, Catherine expresses her grief over the fact that she was unable to save Timmy. As Miss Parker is finishing this note, Jarod is returned to the group of hostages by Clave. He takes his seat next to Miss Parker again, and tells her that he understands how hard it must be for her to read her mother's notes. She tells him it wasn't unusual for her mother to write to her in this fashion. She often received notes of this kind on her birthdays or on holidays...
Clave returns to the hostage area and demands that the assistant manager give him the keys to the outer door of the vault. After Clave threatens the manager's daughter, the manager turns over the keys. Clave vanishes into the vault area, leaving his brother Jude to watch over the hostages. Clave returns within second, however, and demands to know what the combination is for the vault itself. The assistant manager tells him that only the Senior Manager has the combination, and he wasn't there right now. Again, Clave threatens to shoot the manager's daughter if the manager doesn't cooperate. Miss Parker gets to her feet, and snaps at Clave to pick on somebody his own size. Clave raises his gun and is going to shoot Miss Parker, when, once more, Jarod intervenes saying he can crack open the safe.
In the vault area, Jarod sits on the floor and figures out the lock's combination by listening to the sound of the tumblers rolling and clicking inside the vault door as her turns the lock. While he's working at this, he tells Clave that the robbery can end peacefully and without more bloodshed, if Clave and Jude will just leave through the vent in the main office. Clave asks Jarod what he's talking about, and Jarod tells him that the vent there leads to a sewer main under the building. They can escape through there. Clave asks him how he knows that, and Jarod tells him that he studied plans of the building before he came there that day. "You're not the only one who's on the run," Jarod admits. He then pushes gently against the lock on the vault door, and the vault opens.
Clave returns Jarod to the area behind the manager's desk, and Jarod takes a seat, this time, directly next to Mr. Fenigor. He introduces himself to Mr. Fenigor as "Jarod", and asks Mr. Fenigor if he remembers him. Mr. Fenigor doesn't respond. Jarod then tells him that he was stolen from his family when he was a child, and that he believes Mr. Fenigor knows who his parents were. Mr. Fenigor says he doesn't know what Jarod is talking about. Jarod says that he understands that Mr. Fenigor is presently feeling trapped and under the control of other people, but, "I lived my whole life like that." Jarod then begs Fenigor to help him, to tell him who his parents were, to tell him who he (Jarod) really is. Mr. Fenigor nearly starts to cry and says, "You don't understand what you're asking me to do." Jarod tells him that he's asking him to revere the memory of Catherine Parker by telling him the truth about his past. More emotional, frightened and upset, Mr. Fenigor insists that he can't tell Jarod anything, and in a moment of panic, he jumps up and tries to run away.
Clave sees Mr. Fenigor heading toward the front door, immediately raises his gun, and shoots Mr. Fenigor in the back. Mr. Fenigor hits the floor, face first, and just lies there, unmoving.
Jarod convinces Jude to let him and Miss Parker see to Mr. Fenigor. Jude allows them to, while Clave goes to one of the tellers' stations and tunes in a local television station on a small set there so he can see what's being broadcast about the robbery. The television reports acknowledge that "another gunshot" was just heard from inside the bank.
Working with Miss Parker and one of the tellers, Jarod is able to get Mr. Fenigor stabilized. The bullet punctured one of Fenigor's lungs, and he was taking air in through the exit wound. Using soap and paper towels, Jarod cleaned the wound, and then sealed it with masking tape and a plastic bag. While they work to save Fenigor, Jarod and Miss Parker also start to argue with one another. When she realizes her hands are covered with Fenigor's blood she looks at them and snarls angrily, "Nice!" Jarod snaps, "- Fitting." Jarod then blames Miss Parker and her father for making his life miserable, and asks her if his freedom is the price she's willing to pay to get her father's validation. She snaps back at Jarod telling him that that if he'd stayed at The Centre where he belonged, they wouldn't be "hunted" now. Jarod shuts her up by openly suggesting that Mr. Parker was the one who'd had her mother executed.
When Clave sees on the television feed that snipers are moving into the area, he gathers up all the hostages again, and locks them in the vault area of the bank. Disliking confined spaces, Jarod isn't at all happy about this turn of events. Nevertheless, he keeps his composure and sees to it that Mr. Fenigor is as comfortable as they can make him. Miss Parker asks one of the tellers if she knows anything about Mr. Fenigor, and the teller says that he was regular customer. He came in every Friday to draw money from his trust account. Jarod asks if she ever saw him making a deposit into the account, and the teller discloses that Fenigor's account was fed from an outside source, "some company in Blue Cove". Both Miss Parker and Jarod immediately understand that this means that Mr. Fenigor was receiving regular "hush money" payments from The Centre to keep quiet... But who in The Centre was paying him? And what was he supposed to keep a secret?
OUTSIDE THE BANK, Broots and Sydney arrive. They see that Miss Parker's sweeper, Sam, is also there, as are several of Mr. Raines' flunkies, including Gar and another sweeper. Worried that they're there to harm Jarod, Sydney is anxious to have them followed. He goes after Sam, and tells Broots to go after Gar. Broots doesn't like the idea, but does as he's told anyway.
INSIDE THE BANK, Miss Parker reads the third note she'd gotten from Jarod. It too is from her mother, and is also dated on the day of Catherine's death. This one mentions a time frame of 7:00 am, however, and discloses Catherine Parker's concern that she was no longer able to trust the people around her.
Jarod sees Miss Parker reading the note, and he again apologizes for whatever upset the notes might be causing her. He'd broken into her father's house, he said, hoping to find clues to his own past. Instead, he found clues to hers. "Your mother deserved a better fate than what she got," he tells Miss Parker. She tells him he's damn right about that.
OUTSIDE THE BANK, Broots follows one of Mr. Raines' sweepers into a building across the street from the bank. He climbs a flight of stairs, and then comes across a small deserted office. Broots can see a man, either dead or unconscious, lying on the floor with nothing on but his underwear. He then sees another man -- the Sweeper -- donning a SWAT team member's uniform (taken from the man on the floor). The Sweeper adjusts his cap, and then reaches for a rifle beside the window, which overlooks the street out in front of the bank. Terrified, Broots exits the building and goes to look for Sydney.
INSIDE THE BANK, Miss Parker pleads with Clave and Jude to let her and the assistant manager's daughter, Kaylie, go to the ladies room. Clave lets them go, but keeps them under surveillance. While Miss Parker is away, Mr. Fenigor regains consciousness, and thanks Jarod for helping him. Jarod tells him he was just doing what was necessary at the moment. "I'm sorry..." Mr. Fenigor says. "I'm sorry I took you from your family... I do want to let you know how... how sorry I am." Jarod once again asks Mr. Fenigor to tell him who his parents are, but Fenigor is weak and having trouble breathing, and finds it difficult to talk. Instead, he reaches into his pocket and withdraws a small silver key: the one to his safe deposit box.
Miss Parker arrives just in time to see Jarod receive the key from Mr. Fenigor and tells him that if it's the key to Fenigor's safe deposit box, she wants to see whatever Jarod gets to see. Jarod promises her that if there's anything in the box that relates to her mother, he'll let her have it. He didn't bring her all this way just to abandon her now, he says. Dissatisfied with Jarod's promises, Miss Parker turns her attention to Mr. Fenigor, and demands that he tells her who was responsible for her mother's murder. Fenigor tries to answer, then starts to go into convulsions as blood fills up his chest cavity and starts to crush his lungs.
Jarod understands immediately what's happening and says he needs a straw or tubing of some sort to drain the accumulation of blood from Fenigor's chest cavity. Kaylie tells him she has a sports bottle on her father's desk and he's welcome to use that. Miss Parker walks to the front of the vault area, and calls for Jude. She tells him that Fenigor is dying, and to get the sports bottle for her. Knowing that if Fenigor dies, he'll have a double murder rap hanging over his head (as well as robbery charges), Jude does as he's asked. He brings the sports bottle to the vault, and opens the door so he can pass the bottle to Jarod. Jarod takes the bottle and immediately starts to use it to drain the blood from around Mr. Fenigor's lungs.
In the meanwhile, Miss Parker grabs hold of the vault door, and smashes it into Jude's face. While he's stunned, she grabs him and threatens to shoot him with his own gun. Clave hears the ruckus, however, and arrives almost instantly. He puts the muzzle of his own gun against the throat of the assistant manager and tells Miss Parker that if she doesn't let Jude go, he'll shoot the manager. Not wanting the manager to be shot in front of his daughter, Kaylie, Miss Parker lets Jude go. Clave locks everyone up in the vault again, and then pounds Jude against the wall. He tells his brother that if Jude ever makes a stupid mistake like that again, he (Clave) will shoot him himself. Shaken, Jude nods, and then helps Clave find the exit through the vent and sewer that Jarod had told him about.
OUTSIDE THE BANK, Broots finds Sydney and tells him about the Centre sniper in the SWAT team member's clothes. Sydney is worried that the sniper will shoot Jarod, and decides to go after him. Broots doesn't want to have to face the shooter, so Sydney tells him to stand guard in the alley outside the building while Sydney goes in after the sniper himself. Broots doesn't like that idea, either, but promises to do his best.
Sydney walks down the alley behind the building where the sniper is, and tries to enter the building, but he's stopped by Gar. Gar tosses Sydney's gun into a nearby trash bin, then forces Sydney to go with him to meet with Mr. Raines (who has a car parked nearby). Broots sees all of this, and when Gar is out of sight, Broots hurries over to the trash bin. He retrieves Sydney's gun and bravely goes into the building where the sniper is himself.
Gar takes Sydney to Mr. Raines' car and puts him in the back seat with Raines himself. Raines is furious that Sydney is at the bank without a directive from The Centre. Sydney counters that the Centre won't be too happy when they find out that Raines has a sniper there ready to kill Jarod without the Tower's permission. Mr. Raines gives Sydney a sideways glance, tells him, "You're in over your head, Sydney," and then leaves the car. Before he goes, Mr. Raines tells Gar to shoot Sydney if Sydney tries to get out of the car.
When Raines is gone, Sydney asks Gar if he'll really kill him if he tries to exit the automobile, and Gar tells him quite frankly, "Yes." Both Gar and Sydney are then startled by the appearance of a police officer who bangs on the car and tells Gar he's going to have to move it because it's blocking police traffic. With the officer there, Sydney uses the opportunity to get out of the back seat of the car. He thanks Gar for his "assistance" and politely tells him to move the vehicle. Unable to assault Sydney while the policeman is there, Gar can do nothing as Sydney walks away.
INSIDE THE VAULT, Kaylie tells Miss Parker how worried she is about the whole situation. When Miss Parker tries to console the girl, Kaylie's father tells her to get away from his daughter. He says Miss Parker's actions are going to get them all killed, and he doesn't want her anywhere near him or his daughter. Miss Parker gives him a verbal dressing down, and tells him to pay less attention to his own feelings and agendas, and more attention to his daughter.
When she returns to Jarod and Fenigor, Miss Parker finds Jarod smiling at her.
JAROD: "Miss Parker reached out to help someone..."
MISS P: "Spare me."
JAROD: "Your mother would've been very proud of you."
MISS P [softening a little]: "You put on quite a show today. Sydney taught you well."
JAROD: "Sydney taught me to believe that you can be anything you want to be."
Jarod then dangles Mr. Fenigor's safe deposit box key in front of Miss Parker and offers to open the box with her. It's in the same part of the vault room where all of the hostages are now being kept, so Jarod and Miss Parker only have to walk a few steps to get to it. Jarod opens the box, and Miss Parker reaches in a pulls out a stack of white computer paper: print-outs of the deposits made to Fenigor's account for the last 28 years. He'd been receiving $10,000 per month, every month since April 1970 (when Catherine Parker died). Jarod asks Miss Parker if she recognizes the account number from which the payments to Mr. Fenigor's account are coming. She says, no, and Jarod tells her it's her father's personal account. She asks Jarod how he knows that, and he tells her cryptically, "You'd be surprised what I know about him."
We get a glimpse of some loose money inside the box, and a pocket watch... Jarod then closes the box. "Is that all?" Miss Parker asks. Jarod tells her, yes, that was everything. What he kept from her, though, is the fact that while she wasn't looking, he pilfered from the box a small manila envelope with the word JAROD written on it. The envelope was unopened; and he hid it in his jacket pocket.
Miss Parker and Jarod return to Mr. Fenigor to see how he's doing, and he seems more lucid. Jarod asks him about the envelope in the box, and Mr. Fenigor tells him, "It's about PRODIGY. This is where you came from... Get me out of here and I'll tell you everything... both of you."
Shortly thereafter, Clave arrives with Jude at the vault, opens the vault door, and announces to everyone that thanks to Jarod's escape plan, all of the hostages will be able to remain alive today. Clave grabs some last minute items from the vault, and exits, telling Jude to come with him and lock the door. On his way out, Jude sees that Jarod has a candy Easter egg (that he got from the man in the rabbit suit). Hungry, Jude snatches the egg from Jarod and starts to unwrap it. What Jude doesn't know is: Jarod had filled the hollow egg with the exploding dye pack he'd stolen from the teller's desk earlier that morning. Jude tries to break off a piece of the candy egg so he can eat it. Instead, the pressure from his fingers sets off the dye pack and it explodes in his face. The dye blasts up into Jude's eyes and he can't see; the concussion from the blast and the pain have also startled him and he falls to the floor of the vault. Clave rushes in to see what's happened and Jarod grabs him, and throws him to the floor. The two of them start fighting, while Miss Parker rushes to Jude and disarms him. She then sees to it that all of the hostages, including Mr. Fenigor, are able to escape from the vault and into the lobby.
She arrives back at the vault as Jarod and Clave are scuffling over Clave's gun. It's on the floor, and both men are trying to reach for it while they grapple with one another. Miss Parker walks up, crushes Clave's hand with the heel of her high-heeled shoe, and picks the gun up herself. Jarod then rises over Clave, tells him furiously, "I don't like being locked up in little rooms!", and punches Clave in the face, knocking him unconscious. Both Jarod and Miss Parker then exit the vault and lock Clave and Jude inside of it.
OUTSIDE THE BANK, the hostages all walk out of the bank, as policemen and paramedics move in. Mr. Fenigor is seen to by medics, and put on a gurney and wheeled out to a waiting ambulance. Miss Parker and Jarod walk with him.
IN THE BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET, the Centre sniper aims his rifle at the front of the bank. He gets Miss Parker in his sights, but doesn't shoot at her. He then gets Jarod in his sights, and follows him for a while... but doesn't shoot Jarod either. The sniper then finds Mr. Fenigor in the cross-hairs of his rifle, and prepares to pull the trigger.
Just as the sniper is ready to squeeze off the shot, he's distracted by a loud shout of, "Freeze!" from Broots, who's standing behind him in the otherwise deserted room. The sniper's shot hits Fenigor, but not fatally.
ON THE STREET the police realize there's a sniper in the building across from the bank and send one of their own SWAT team members to investigate. Meanwhile, Jarod disappears in the crowd, and Miss Parker is left alone with Fenigor. Before the ambulance takes him away, Mr. Fenigor mentions that the information she and Jarod are looking for is in the "Red files... PRODIGY Red Files..."
IN THE DESERTED OFFICE, the sniper turns to find Broots behind him. Broots has Sydney's gun, but doesn't know how to operate it and inadvertently presses the release that drops the magazine of bullets out of the butt of the gun. Unarmed, Broots finds himself at the mercy of the sniper -- who has no mercy. The sniper takes aim at Broots, and Broots shuts his eyes. Broots hears a shot, and jumps at the sound of it. But when he opens his eyes, he realizes that he hasn't been injured. Instead, he looks behind him, to find a SWAT officer there, smiling at him, and lowering the rifle he'd just fired. The sniper is dead on the floor at Broots' feet.
OUTSIDE THE BANK, Mr. Parker meets with Mr. Raines in a nearby alley and asks him if they were able to get Fenigor. Raines says that Fenigor is wounded but still alive; but that he'll take care of things. Mr. Parker asks if Fenigor told Miss Parker anything, and Raines reassures him with, "Nothing that can't be denied."
Sydney and Broots meet up with Miss Parker on the street as the ambulance carrying Fenigor is readying to leave. They ask her if she's okay, and she says in sarcastic tones, "Perfect." Mr. Parker walks up and asks Miss Parker where Jarod is. When Miss Parker informs him that Jarod escaped, Mr. Parker growls, "Another failure." Miss Parker looks up to her father, waiting for something else from him. When she doesn't get it, she tells him, angry and tired, " I'm fine, daddy," and walks away.
AT HER HOME later that evening, Miss Parker is re-reading the notes from her mother, when the doorbell rings. She goes to find her father standing on the front porch with a bouquet of flowers. (Lilies -- most of which aren't open -- and some "shrubbery"-looking stuff that gives the whole bouquet an unfinished, weedy look.) He says he's glad she's all right, and apologizes for not mentioning that earlier. She's not as easy to please as she usually is, however, and takes his words with a large grain of salt. He tells her he doesn't want secrets between them, and admits that he lied to her about his visit the day before. He hadn't had nightmares that kept him awake the night before, he says; his house had been burglarized. He doesn't say the burglar was Jarod, however. Miss Parker asks if anything valuable was stolen, and Mr. Parker says, no... but doesn't tell her what was stolen.
She asks him why the Centre sniper shot "the old man" in front of the bank, and Mr. Parker tells her is was just a tragic accident. He asks her if she knew who the old man was, and Miss Parker tells him, "-- Not a clue." With those half-truths, secrets and lies between them, Mr. Parker leaves.
Miss Parker takes his bouquet over to a basin and throws it down. She then looks up at the mirror in front of the basin, but has trouble facing herself: knowing the lies she's just told. Her telephone rings, and she walks over to answer it. It's Jarod. He apologizes for not saying good-bye before (when he left her at the bank), and tells her he had made his escape from the area through the bank's vent and into the sewer system. He asks her about Fenigor, and she tells him the old man is wounded but not dead. She tells him her father was just there... and that she lied to him. "Like father, like daughter," she admits sadly. Fighting back tears, she then expresses her anguish to Jarod over the fact that they had both been so close that day to finding out the truth about their pasts. She is exhausted and frustrated. He consoles her by telling her softly, "You'll figure it out... and so will I. The question is: what becomes of us when we have all our answers." Miss Parker agrees, and hangs up the phone. Tears run down her cheek.