1.22 Dragon House
Original air date: May 17, 1997
Written by: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle
Directed by: Fred K. Keller
Kyle is rescued, but the van he was in explodes. Jarod sees his mother and sister for the first time, but must run away due to people from the Centre closing in on him. Mr Raines’ oxygen tank is shot and he is severely burned.
Jarod’s Discoveries: He has a sister
Jarod’s Occupations: FBI Agent
Jarod’s Aliases: Jarod Ness
Jarod tries to save his brother, Kyle, and learns more about his long-lost family.
After telling Jarod that Kyle is his brother, Harriet explains that she used to be a nun and, while living at the convent, met a young initiate named Catherine. Catherine later left the convent and married a man named Parker and then, a few years later, asked Harriet if she could shelter a young couple—Charles and Margaret—whose two young sons had been abducted. They moved into an apartment at Harriet’s farm, and had another baby, Emily…but then fled after Kyle eventually ran away from the Centre and kidnapped Harriet, looking for his parents. Meanwhile, at the Centre, Mr. Raines hooks Kyle up to a series of electrodes, questions him about Centre activities, and every time it seems Kyle remembers more than he should, Mr. Raines zaps him with electricity. Miss Parker watches with her father, but when she asks who Kyle is, Mr. Parker just says she should be looking for Jarod. Later, Miss Parker asks Sydney and Broots to help her get in to see Kyle alone. Sydney says this is impossible, but Broots offers to divert the security cameras. A bit later, Broots does the technical routing, then he and Sydney distract a couple of guards, and Miss Parker sneaks into Kyle’s cell. She asks Kyle if he killed her mother, and he says “no.” Then she asks if it was Mr. Raines, but before Kyle can answer, Raines arrives with guards, who pull Kyle out of the cell…while Miss Parker hides under the bed. Meanwhile, Harriet tells Jarod she can contact his family, but will have to be gone a few days to do it…and he says he is going to go back to the Centre to talk to Kyle.
That night, Jarod appears in Sydney’s office and asks why Sydney never told him Kyle is his brother. Sydney swears he never knew…and then Mr. Raines enters. Jarod ducks out again, popping up a few minutes later in his old cell, where Angelo crawls out of an air vent and greets Jarod warmly. Meanwhile, in the lab, Raines orders a surgeon to prep Kyle for frontal lobe brain surgery. But then, when the two men exit to begin their preparations, Jarod enters, begins unstrapping Kyle, and explains that he is helping because Kyle is his brother. Just then, the doctor returns, Kyle attacks him and, as Jarod pulls him away, Angelo, who came in with Jarod, gets upset and pulls an alarm. As Sydney, Broots and Miss Parker respond, Jarod and Kyle climb into an air duct. Eventually, sensors indicate someone in the ducts, but when Miss Parker rips one open, she only finds Angelo, while Jarod and Kyle emerge from a manhole, safe on the outside.
Later, Miss Parker tells her father that Raines is out of control. Mr. Parker assures her Raines will be dealt with, and once again orders her to concentrate on Jarod…who we see is now on his way back to Harriet’s farm with Kyle. The next day, Sydney, Miss Parker and Broots give Angelo notebooks from both Jarod and Kyle, hoping he’ll be able to figure out where they went. And finally, as Mr. Raines watches from above, Angelo becomes agitated, grabs a photo of Harriet’s farm and says he’s going “home.” Meanwhile, Jarod and Kyle explore their parents’ apartment at the farm, and Jarod shows the photo of their mother to Kyle, and tells him about their sister. About the same time, however, Mr. Raines calls the F.B.I., which is still looking for Kyle, and tells them where he is. A bit later, Harriet returns to the farm, and says she has good news for Jarod and Kyle. But before she can say what it is, a convoy of F.B.I. vehicles roars in, and Jarod, Kyle and Harriet try to escape in their van. The F.B.I. agents chase them, shooting, and blow out one of the van’s tires. The van flips and rolls. Harriet pulls Jarod clear, but Kyle’s leg is broken and he can’t get out. Then the F.B.I. shoots again and the van blows up, with Kyle inside. Finally, Harriet pulls Jarod away, gives him an address of a Boston coffee shop, and says he’ll be able to meet his family there at 3:00 the next day.
The next day, Mr. Parker tells Raines he knows where Jarod’s going. Later, Jarod arrives at the coffee shop, while, nearby, Miss Parker hands out guns to Sydney and Broots. Then, as they and a sweeper team spread out, Jarod sees a taxi drive up, and his mother gets out. But just as they see each other, Jarod also sees Sydney and the sweepers, and yells at his mother to run. She gets back in the cab and, as it drives off, Jarod fights off a team of sweepers, grabs a gun from one and runs into an alley, where Raines is waiting. Jarod aims his gun at Raines, but then realizes he doesn’t want to become the man he hates. Instead, he turns to run and Raines takes aim at him…but then a shot rings out and Raines’ oxygen tank explodes and sets him on fire. And as the sweepers rush in to douse the flames, Jarod gets away again. Later, Miss Parker meets with her father and asks if Raines killed her mother, but he says he cannot tell her just yet…and then leaves with some men who come to escort him to a meeting with Raines. Later, as Sydney and Broots study an inconclusive ballistics report from Raines’ shooting, Jarod phones and asks where they buried Kyle. Sydney says, however, that the van was so badly burned, no remains were found. Then Sydney asks Jarod what he is going to do next, and Jarod, now watching a space shuttle launch, tells Sydney to catch him if he can.