Original air date: January 10, 1998
Written by: Juan Carlos Coto, Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle
Directed by: Chuck Bowman
Jarod impersonates a haz-mat expert and also helps Miss Parker after an ex-Nazi surgeon, who used Sydney an his twin brother, Jacob as test subjects, shows up at the Centre.
Jarod’s Discoveries: Twinkies, 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
Jarod’s Occupations: Chemical Engineer
Jarod’s Aliases: Jarod Dupont
An engineer attempts suicide after he is made the scapegoat for a hazardous chemical spill that claimed the lives of three co-workers. Sydney threatens to kill an old enemy.
While waiting for a bus, Jarod befriends Dan Healy, an African-American designer/engineer. When Healy opens his briefcase, Jarod notices family photographs within. With great pride, Healy points out his wife, Sharon, and fifteen-year old son, Todd. Moments later, Healy becomes strangely distant—and calmy steps out in front of an oncoming bus. Jarod leaps to his feet, pulling Healy by one arm. Despite Jarod’s effort, Healy is stuck by the vehicle. Healy is transported to the hospital, unconscious but still alive.
Jarod reviews news footage covering a chemical spill at a firm called Envirosure, an organization specializing in the cleanup of hazardous materials. Three employees were killed when a container ruptured during routine storage. The reporter quotes anonymous sources, who suspect that a design flaw in the seals used on the storage containers are at fault. The designer—Dan Healy—is clearly distraught when interviewed by the reporter.
Assuming the identity of an experienced chemist, Jarod finds employment at Envirosure. His co-workers include Terry Hunsaker, no-nonsense and efficent; Lisa Gibbs, a supervisor; Horace Strickland, an assistant chemist; and Brian Wilkes, from Media Relations.
Meanwhile, back at the Centre, Sydney’s mood turns from joyous to deadly serious when he notices a white-haired old man, Mr. Zeller, walking through the Centre lobby. Miss Parker and Broots grow concerned when Sydney retreives a gun from his office and disappears without explanation. With Angelo’s help, they locate a sketch of Zeller—signed by Jarod—in Sydney’s office. By reviewing the Centre’s security tapes, Miss Parker and Broots identify the old man as Martin Zeller, an optometrist from upstate New York. Later, Angelo scans the drawing into his computer and e-mails it to Jarod.
Jarod and Gibbs inspect a strip of red, rubber-like material invented by Healy to seal the yellow chemical containers. Gibbs finds it difficult to believe that Healy neglected to test the sealant against MZT—the deadly chemical which killed the three workers.
Jarod approaches Healy’s son, Todd, and tells him he believes his father is not responsible for the chemical spill. But an angered Todd walks away, questioning why the stranger bothered to save a man who didn’t care about his own life. Later, Todd confesses that, in a moment of anger, he told his father he was to blame for the mishap—and didn’t deserve to live.
Using a container filled with MZT, Jarod conducts his own test on the reliability of Healy’s sealant. The test confirms that the seal does not react adversely when exposed to the chemical, proving Healy was not at fault. Later, Jarod receives Angelo’s e-mail… and is shocked to recognize Zeller’s face. Jarod reviews a DSA, and recalls how he drew the sketch for Sydney years earlier. Though Jarod is uncertain of the connection between the pair, he is certain Sydney will do the old man harm. He telephones Miss Parker and warns that Sydney must be stopped.
Jarod discovers a connection between Horace Strickland and one of the men killed in the accident, Larry Meyers. Using a computer, he determines that large sums of money were transferred between their bank accounts. He also analyzes the contents of a plastic bottle in Strickland’s possession…and discovers that the liquid dissolves Healy’s sealant. By examining company documents, Jarod determines that Strickland was using the containers to smuggle narcotics. Meyers learned of the scheme, and began extorting money from Strickland. Unwilling to be blackmailed, Strickland spiked an MZT shipment, knowing it would lead to Meyer’s “accidental” death.
Miss Parker locates Sydney, who holds Zeller at gunpoint. Sydney explains that Zeller’s real name is Doctor Werner Krieg, an ambitious Nazi surgeon who was instructed to accelerate the production of the master race. Sydney and his twin brother, Jacob, became Krieg’s favorite test subjects.
Jarod lowers Strickland into a hazardous waste container and fills it with what appears to by MZT. Panicking, Strickland confesses to the murder and the framing of Dan Healy. Suddenly, Jarod opens the container and lets the white foamy contents spill onto the floor—explaining that Twinkie cream is “the food of the Gods.”
Miss Parker hands Sydney a gun, hoping he will kill Krieg and eliminate one less monster in the world. Sydney decides to let Krieg live, explaining that, because of Jarod, he became a monster. Later, Krieg is extradited to Tel Aviv for trial. Jarod assures Sydney by phone that he is not a monster.