Original air date: November 22, 1997
Written by: Tyler Bensinger
Directed by: Jim Charleston
Jarod poses as a fashion photographer to expose a deranged stalker pursuing a model and also sends Miss Parker on a journey that may help her unravel the mystery behind her mother’s death.
Jarod’s Discoveries: Clown Noses, View Master, Drinking from Orange with Straw
Jarod’s Occupations: Photographer, Stalker
Jarod’s Aliases: Jarod Adams
Jarod poses as a fashion photographer in hopes of flushing out a stalker who targeted a beautiful model.
In flashback, a young Jarod protests the presence of surveillance cameras that record his every move. Sydney responds by bringing him into a room where there are no such devices, affording the boy some privacy. But Jarod notices a tiny lens on the face of a wall clock. Sydney, who believed the space was camera-free, is infuriated by the deception.
Miss Parker and Sydney travel to a Manhattan studio-portrait shop, the business where Jarod was last employed. A photographer hands them a gift from Jarod: an empty Viewmaster with the words “Miss Parker” emblazoned across it.
Meanwhile, Jarod has graduated to the world of glamorous fashion photography. There he works with fashion maven Darrin Faxon and junior agent Brian Stoffel. The threesome discuss Kimberly Green, a stunningly beautiful fashion model who died in a car accident. Though Brian believes she plunged into a river by accident, Darrin suspects a stalker is to blame. Kimberly’s body was never recovered—and her stalker was never caught.
Back at the Centre, Miss Parker receives a package containing a Viewmaster reel featuring images photographed at different locations in a Maine town.
Jarod is assigned to photograph Cindy Thomas, an up-and-coming model with great potential. During the shoot, Jarod notices someone with a camera lurking in the shadows. That someone turns out to be Toby, an introverted, Andy Warhol-like hermit.
Jarod phones Miss Parker and asks for the location of his parents. Miss Parker insists she doesn’t know where they are. Using the Viewmaster reel as a guide, Miss Parker visits an antique shop, where the proprietor hands over an old music box, whose interior contains two holes where stick figurines should go.
The stalker leaves one of his trademark photographs on Cindy’s vanity. The image is of Cindy, her eyes burned out, and the words “you’re mine” scrawled across it. Shortly thereafter, Jarod tracks down Kimberly Green’s sister, Erika. Jarod performs some research, and discovers that Erika placed dozens of long distance calls to a number in Boca Raton, Florida. Jarod travels to the city and discovers that Kimberly is, in fact, still very much alive.
Meanwhile, another of the Viewmaster images leads Miss Parker to a lobster house, where Ben Miller awaits. He gives her one of the missing ballerina figures, and Miss Parker inserts it into the music box. But the box remains inoperative, as it takes two of the figures for it to work. Ben tells Parker more about her mother, whom he loved dearly.
With Erika’s help, Jarod arranges to show Kimberly a DSA of the surveillance camera incident from his childhood. A bond between the pair follows. During their conversation, Kimberly describes how the stalker once attempted to spray acid in her face. Jarod convinces a reluctant Kimberly that, with her help, the stalker can be snared in a trap.
As agency support people look on, Jarod photographs Cindy on a stage. As the shoot progresses, Toby secretly snaps pictures of the onlookers. Later, Kimberly recognizes her assailant by the burning hatred in his eyes. That man turns out to be agent Brian Stoffel. Jarod traps Brian inside a studio. Slowly, Brian’s grip on reality begins to unravel. Jarod tosses a vial of liquid in his face and Brian, believing it to be acid, cries out. But Jarod explains the vial contained a harmless mixture. Kimberly then steps forward from the shadows, and announces she is no longer afraid. Brian is later arrested.
Back at the Center, Miss Parker receives another package in the mail. This one contains the second figurine. She places it in the music box, and it plays as the figures dance together. When the dancers finish, a small compartment within the box snaps open, revealing a photo of her mother, Ben Miller and her infant self. Miss Parker realizes Ben Miller may be her real father. Moments later, Mr. Parker appears, but sheds no clues as to his whereabouts for the previous month.