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Back From the Dead Again

Mr Lyle. The freak gets around more than Ed McMahon.

Miss Parker

Back From the Dead Again

Mr Lyle. The freak gets around more than Ed McMahon.

Miss Parker

Original air date: November 1, 1997

Written by: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle

Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.

As Jarod continues to deal with the death of his brother, Miss Parker and Sydney suddenly find themselves dealing with two new operatives at the Centre, Mr Lyle and Brigitte.

Jarod’s Discoveries: Halloween, Orange and Black candy, Dog Poop in a bag on a doorstep

Jarod’s Occupations: Monk, Anatomy Professor

Jarod’s Aliases: Jarod Howard


Behind the scenes insights and the Creator’s Take

Official Synopsis

On Halloween, Jarod impersonates a college professor in hopes of unraveling the mystery behind the disappearance of a med student’s brother.


Sydney, Broots and Miss Parker travel to a monastery in Cuernavaca, Mexico, the location where Jarod was last seen.  Parker phones the Centre, and learns that her father has not shown up for work in two weeks.  Both Sydney and Broots agree that the Tower has been abuzz with peculiar activity of late… ever since Raines was shot.  The threesome meet with a monk, who describes how “Brother” Jarod was plagued by nightmares before his disappearance.  Jarod’s room at the monastery contains skeletal icons.  Sydney believes that the morbid images clearly indicate Jarod is seeking closure in the loss of his brother.

Jarod turns up at a medical school in Philadelphia in the guise of a college professor.  There, he introduces himself to three first-year med students: Chloe, attractive and caring; Joel, a trouble-maker; and Fernando, a 22-year-old whose brother, a fellow med student, mysteriously vanished.  Their discussion is interrupted by Dr. Christopher Fein, who warns the group not to use cadaver parts for Halloween parties.  Jarod tells Fein he joined the college so he could take part in Fein’s groundbreaking research with a cardiac resuscitation drug.  Later, Jarod meets Fein’s brother, Sheldon, a mortician who supplies the school with corpses.

When Miss Parker returns to the Centre, she discovers a charismatic charmer, Mr. Lyle, in her father’s office.  Lyle explains that the powers that be have grown tired of the office’s inefficiency and its inability to capture Jarod.  As a result, he will be filling in for Miss Parker’s father for the foreseeable future.  But Lyle isn’t the only new addition to the office: Brigitte, a stunning blonde with an ice-cold demeanor, has been chosen as the new Cleaner.  Sydney suspects that Lyle is part of the Triumvirate, who, he surmises, are now seizing control until Raines’ shooter can be identified.

A bond slowly develops between Jarod and Fernando (both men lost their brothers).  During one of their conversations, Jarod experiences a flashback in which he is shoved inside a tubular chamber.  Jarod telephones Sydney.  He states that every moment of his life is catalogued on DSAs…except for the last three weeks in October during the year before he fled.  Later, Sydney realizes Mr. Raines sent him out of the country to attend a symposium on the exact dates Jarod mentioned.

Joel tells Jarod that he and Enrique recruited transients for Dr. Fein’s research projects.  One night, Dr. Fein gave Joel and Enrique money to locate a homeless man named Broad Street Bill.  The pair were successful, but at eleven o’clock that same night, Enrique, behaving strangely, left to bury a dead woman by the name of Marisa Hall.  The lateness of the hour strikes Jarod as unusual.  He accesses Hall’s burial record for further details.  By using fingerprint identification, he determines that Hall’s body is still in the lab.  Later, Jarod exhumes the coffin at a graveyard.  He discovers Enrique’s corpse inside… and realizes he was buried alive.  Jarod tells Sheldon that a detective stopped by with an exhumation order for Marisa Hall.  He then “lets slip” that the detective discovered Hall’s corpse inside the lab.  Realizing the game is over, Sheldon reveals that Enrique grew upset when Fein asked that the transient’s body be quietly cremated.  Shortly thereafter, Enrique disappeared.

Meanwhile, Broots sneaks inside Raines’ office and makes off with the DSA files.  As he, Miss Parker and Sydney view the footage, Jarod gains access to Fein’s lab.  Parker and the others realize that Raines and Lyle subjected Jarod to an experiment during which his heart was deliberately stopped—and then revived with an experimental medication.  Back at Fein’s lab, Jarod reaches the same conclusion: He was killed, if only for a moment, by Raines and Lyle.

Jarod tricks Fein into returning to the graveyard.  He knocks Fein into a coffin and swings down the lid, trapping him inside.  As Jarod begins shoveling dirt onto the coffin, Fein admits he used a homeless man as a human guinea pig for his experiments—knowing full well that no one would investigate if he disappeared.

Miss Parker visits Raines at the Centre’s infirmary.  She begins pulling away his skin grafts, layer by layer, asking Raines to identify Mr. Lyle.  In great pain, Raines tells her that Lyle is “the boogie man.”  Later, Jarod dresses up for Halloween, telling Sydney he is disguised as the scariest creature he could think of—Mr. Raines.

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Back From the Dead Again Transcript


Jarod   No No No No Nooooooooo!
Miss Parker   Well, my father didn’t just vanish… I am not his secretary… You’re supposed to know where he is. I hate attitude.
Sydney   Problem at The Centre?
Miss Parker   Well, my father’s been at his desk in The Tower at 7 am for the last thirty-five years. Two weeks in a row he’s a no show.
Broots   That’s weird.
Sydney   There’s a great deal of peculiar activity in The Tower of late and now it’s trickling down to us.
Broots   Tell me about it. They’ve even jacked up the prices in all of the vending machines. A bag of Funyans sets me back a buck now. Well it’s true. Let’s face it. The place has been different ever since…
Miss Parker   Go ahead Broots, say it. Ever since Raines was shot.
Sydney   Well don’t look at me. I’m no marksman.
Broots   Hey, I didn’t even want to take a gun, remember?
Miss Parker   Well, if I’d shot Sterno-head he would be snoring through dirt now instead of filling bed-pans in The Centre burn unit. Excuse me.
Monk   I have met thousands of men from all walks of life who sought retreat here. But I had never met anyone quite like Brother Jarod. He spent all of his time in his cell. He barely ate. Never slept. But given the severity of his nightmares I suppose that is understandable. He had such sadness in his soul.
Miss Parker   Not exactly Home and Garden.
Sydney   Dia de los Muertos. Day of the Dead.
Monk   A Mexican Festival similar to your Halloween in which cemeteries are prepared to welcome back the departed.
Sydney   These morbid images may explain Jarod’s long silence. Clearly some sort of preoccupation with death?
Miss Parker   Speaking of death. Look at this Syd.
Broots   A hand carved coffin.
Monk   Jarod made it himself. It was always with him.
Miss Parker   This is the same type of notebook that his brother Kyle used.
Sydney   Jarod’s grieving. Searching for closure in the loss of his brother.
Broots   Then, uh, who’s this coffin for?
Miss Parker   What’s it mean, Freud?
Sydney   Someone’s going to die.
Joel   Who wants to touch it?
Chloe   You’re sick!
Joel   Ah don’t be spooked Chloe. We’re going to be dissecting them all year.
Fein   Joel, you shouldn’t touch the cadaver until the prof gets here.
Joel   Fernando, I have been waiting all year to get into this class. Besides I don’t think this one’s gonna mind. Ah! Ah! AHHH!
Jarod   Think again.
Joel   Oh! Who the hell are you?
Jarod   Jarod Howard, your new professor.
Joel   Oh… oh…. that’s not… that’s not funny, man.
Jarod   And mocking the dead is? I want each of you to understand that there’s only one unforgivable sin in my class. I will not under any circumstances tolerate any disrespect for these cadavers. Underneath each of these plastic sheets lies a human being. Many of these bodies they come to us unknown and unclaimed which means that they died alone and afraid. No friends. No homes. Forgotten by their families and thrown away by society. Therefore they will not be disrespected in this classroom.
Fein   Take those words to heart. Halloween’s coming up and if I hear of a student taking a head or an arm to a party I will personally expel them from the program.
Chloe   Dr Fein. Will there be enough cadavers for each group this term?
Joel   Who’s being sick now?
Jarod   Well if there aren’t enough, there are several pre-dissected bodies from last semester that will be available.
Chloe   I plan on being a surgeon. I need to get a feel for what I’m going to do. I can’t learn if it’s just pick and point.
Fein   As a matter of fact there are more cadavers being delivered after class. So I will need a couple of volunteers.
Jarod   I believe that these two will be just fine.
Miss Parker   Finally. Thank God you’re back  Daddy. Good news! We found Jarod’s last lair. Yeesh! I’ll have it analysed… But only God knows what he’s up to this time. Who the hell are you?
Lyle   Nein. Nein. Nein, nein.. hÃren sie zu… Ich wusste sie würden es einsehen. Wiedersehen  You must be Miss Parker. You look just like your mother.
Miss Parker   Where’s my father?
Lyle   He’s… away as I understand it.
Secretary   Mr Lyle, your 10:30 is here.
Lyle   Oh, send her in.
Miss Parker   And, uh, what, Mr Lyle, are you doing in my father’s office?
Lyle   Oh, I’m just… filling in. Brigitte. Good morning. Have you met Miss Parker? Brigitte is… the new cleaner.
Miss Parker   The new cleaner?
Brigitte   I’ve had the diorama analysed. A preliminary report on my findings.
Miss Parker   How did she get a report on Jarod’s last lair when Sydney and I just returned?
Lyle   To be honest, Brigitte actually beat you there.
Brigitte   Only by a couple days.
Miss Parker   Huh. Okay. Don’t flip out. What, am I in the Twilight Zone?
Lyle   We thought it would be a good idea to have Brigitte provide assistance in the capture of Jarod.
Miss Parker   I don’t need assistance. And who exactly, is we?
Lyle   I am. The powers are tired of the way things have been run, tired of the inefficiency, angry that Jarod’s still out there.
Brigitte   I don’t understand why it’s so hard to capture one man.
Miss Parker   Jarod’s not just a man. He’s a pretender. A human chameleon. A genius who can literally become anyone he wants to be.
Lyle   And he almost found his family, Miss Parker. Imagine the ramifications.
Miss Parker   I know. But we have made progress.
Lyle   Yes, we. Is this Sydney, an impediment?
Brigitte   Or… should he be removed?
Miss Parker   Sydney raised Jarod. There is an emotional umbilical between them. Sever it and you’ll never see Jarod again.
Lyle   The Centre is tired of Jarod’s actions. If he’s really as smart as you say he is, and you are really as smart as I hear you are, I’d think you’d welcome any help you can get since that’d be the wise thing to do. We’re gonna to be late. If you hear from your father, let me know.
Fein   Well Jarod. Your CV is quite impressive. Undergrad from Vanderbilt, Masters in anatomy from Duke, graduated with distinction from University of London. Great accomplishments for a young man.
Jarod   Well, I’m a quick study.
Fein   I must admit that I’m a little surprised that you’d be willing to teach gross anatomy to first year med students.
Jarod   Well actually, I’m here to work with you. I’ve been following your progress as a research fellow. I understand you’ve made some great strides with the cardiac resuscitation drug. My guess, from your history, it’s a blend between class-four acetylcholines and some sort of generic digitalis.
Fein   It’s supposed to be a secret.
Jarod   A pharmaceutical research race with the Brits. You can’t keep that sort of thing quiet.
Fein   You’re a smart man Jarod. You should have been an MD instead of a PHD.
Jarod   Well, either way they still call me Doctor.
Joel   Dr Howard, Dr Fein, Dr Howard! Yo… oh!
Jarod   See what I mean?
Jarod   Joel, Fernando. Take the cadaversto the cold room and give them a muslin formaldehyde wrap.
Joel   Oh, I already did it.
Sheldon   Joel works part time at the mortuary. Sheldon Fein.
Jarod   Jarod Howard, faculty. Fein and Fein?
Fein   Sheldon and I are brothers.
Sheldon   Christopher became a doctor trying to put the family business out of business.
Chloe   Fernando. There’s Detective Keyes. Maybe you should go talk to her. Maybe she found something.
Sheldon   I need to get out of here.
Fein   Joel, The vouchers for the cadavers are on my desk. Get them for ah Sheldon will you?
Joel   Yeah, sure.
Sheldon   Just send them over.
Jarod   Fernando seems sad.
Chloe   Yeah, he should. His brother disappeared last Halloween. I’ll take this body to the lab.
Miss Parker   Who the hell is Mr Lyle?
Broots   All I know is he’s been barking a lot of orders and all the smart people seem to be following them.
Sydney   Maybe he’s part of the Triumvirate.
Broots   The Triumvirate?
Miss Parker   What the hell would they be doing here?
Sydney   Seizing power? Their appearance certainly would explain your father’s disappearance.
Broots   Not to mention the price of Funyuns.
Miss Parker   Why would they make my father disappear?
Broots   ‘Cause someone shot Raines.
Sydney   Hmm! And they’re not gonna stop until they find out who did it.
Miss Parker   Well, I’m not going to stop until I find out who Mr Lyle is.
Bruno   Yo. Don’t tell me you’re moving into this dump. They say it’s haunted.
Jarod   The house?
Bruno   No. The fence. Place is prime Halloween target. I’m talking egging, toilet paper, smashed pumpkins. Tell you what. For fifty bucks I’ll make sure nobody
trashes it.
Jarod   I’ve heard about this Halloween, a ritual where people bring body parts to celebrations?
Bruno   Ain’t been invited to one of those. Around here it’s mostly teens raising hell or kids doing trick or treat thing.
Jarod   Trick or treat?
Bruno   What are you? From Bosnia? Trick or treat. Where kids dressed up like goons, go knock on people’s doors and people give them candy.
Jarod   Oh…. Why?
Bruno   Because they know you’re coming and if they don’t you might trash their house.
Jarod   So it’s extortion.
Bruno   Now you’re catching on, Bosnia boy. Remember fifty bucks. Money well spent. Name’s Bruno. You need enforcement around here… I’m the man.
Jarod   I’ll remember.
Jarod   Now take your rib spreader. Crack open the sternum allowing access to the heart.
Joel   Oh man!
Chloe   It is amazing to think that that once pumped blood through this body.
Jarod   Now in order to remove the cadaver’s heart, carefully dissect through the pericardial sac. Now remove the attachments of the aorta and the pulmonary veins and arteries. There shouldn’t be much fluid.
Joel   Excuse me.
Chloe   I’ll go make sure he doesn’t get it on his shoes!
Jarod   Mmm.
Fernando   The ancient Greeks believed that the brain was the home of the consciousness.
Jarod   And the heart was the home of the soul. That’s an interesting crucifix. I spent some time in Cuernavaca. The artisans there they make one very similar.
Fernando   They made this one. My… my grandmother’s from Cuernavaca. She raised us after my parents were killed. She gave my brother Enrique and me identical ones before we came here to go to school, for good luck.
Jarod   I heard about your brother’s disappearance. I’m sorry. They say in some cultures that the bond between brothers can be so strong, they can feel each other’s pain. Can you feel his?
Fernando   Do you have a brother?
Jarod   Yes.
Fernando   Do you feel his pain?
Jarod   Every day.
Fernando   I feel my brother in my heart, but he can’t feel me any more. Enrique’s luck ran out. I just hope that when his heart stopped he didn’t feel any pain.
Jarod   Noooo!
Jarod   Where am I?
Jarod   Where am I?
Jarod   Where am I?
Jarod   Sydney.
Sydney   Jarod! It’s been too long.
Jarod   Part of my life is missing.
Sydney   You sound troubled.
Jarod   Exhausted. I can’t sleep.
Sydney   This could be the processing of your emotions regarding the loss of family. Your brother?
Jarod   No I understand that pain. This is different. Every time I close my eyes I go somewhere… somewhere terrible.
Jarod   Noooooo!
Jarod   I get to this same point in this living nightmare but I… I can’t finish it… I… I can’t go on.
Sydney   Perhaps your subconscious doesn’t want to face what lies ahead. Let me help you. Tell me where you are.
Jarod   You tell me where I was.
Sydney   Where you were?
Jarod   My entire life is on these DSA’s. From the moment you people stole me to the moment I escaped. Every breath I took, every SIM I did, every morsel of food I ate. Except for the last three weeks in October the year before I escaped.
Sydney   There must be a mistake.
Jarod   There is no mistake. Three weeks of my life is missing. Now I don’t know how I know, but it has something to do with my fear… with my nightmare. I need to know what happened.
Jarod   I need to know what you did to me. I need to know.
Miss Parker   Can I help you?
Brigitte   Just getting my bearings.
Miss Parker   Well keep them out of my office.
Brigitte   Right.
Larron   Okay. I’ve checked the summer house, the estate in Scotland and Bimini and no one knows where your father is.
Miss Parker   Larron.
Larron   Yes Miss Parker?
Miss Parker   If she’s ever in my office again I’ll kill you.
Laren   Yes Miss Parker.
Miss Parker   What’s he doing out of his hole?
Sydney   We found something we thought….
Miss Parker   Outside. I don’t want to talk in there.
Sydney   I searched through my old records. I was in Europe during the missing time that Jarod was talking about. The precise dates.
Miss Parker   So?
Sydney   It was a pointless symposium that I was ordered to attend by Mr Raines.
Broots   I’m telling you, all the weirdness around here is courtesy of Mr Skin Grafts himself.
Sydney   Mr Lyle shows up. Your father disappears. It’s too coincidental to be just a coincidence.
Miss Parker   Syd, how is it that half the time you bumble around here without a clue and the other half you’re a sage that knows everything? What’s that about?
Sydney   Survival.
Broots   Oh. Ah. Um…I’m gonna go back to my hole.
Miss Parker   First you’re gonna help me find out exactly who Mr Lyle is.
Broots   And how do you expect me to do that?
Miss Parker   Who knows all the dirty secrets around here?
Sydney   Mr Raines.
Miss Parker   Score one for Captain Kangaroo. While Raines is in the Infirmary you’re gonna hack into his archives and search for any references to Mr Lyle.
Broots   Are you crazy?
Sydney   And while you’re rifling through his archive find out what Raines was doing here while I was in Europe.
Broots   Oh God! Oh come on!
Jarod   Where are your study partners?
Fernando   Joel is trying to hold down lunch, and, ah, Chloe went to get some. A Day of the Dead calavera. I guess you did spend some time in Cuernavaca.
Jarod   Yes. It’s a little hobby I picked up when I was there.
Fernando   Were you teaching?
Jarod   No, I was a monk. But I did learn a lot about the Day of the Dead, about respecting and remembering those who came before.
Fernando   Every year when we were little our grandmother would take us to our parent’s grave and we’d clean and decorate them with the calaveras that we would make. She’d tell us stories about them… you know, connect us to our roots. Do you do that at the graves of your relatives?
Jarod   No. I don’t know where they are.
Fernando   That’s why I want to find Enrique so that I can bury him properly.
Jarod   You seem sure that he’s not alive.
Fernando   The night he… ah… disappeared, he decided to skip the Halloween party and help me study for my pre-med exam. He never made it home. Part of me died last Halloween. It was the part that was connected to my brother. Some brothers don’t have that connection.
Bruno   Nice place, if you’re trying to raise the dead.
Jarod   I didn’t hear you knock.
Bruno   That’s funny! Neither did I. You know, most adults aren’t into Halloween quite this much.
Jarod   It’s research.
Bruno   Hey! I downloaded all the back issues of the newspapers like you asked. Now where’s MY paper? I know that it’s none of my business but why did you want only the obituaries for the last few years?
Jarod   You’re right. It’s none of your business. Here’s some trick or treat candy. I’m particularly fond of the black and orange kind. Very tasty!
Bruno   The orange and black kind? You are from Bosnia. And I’m way too old for trick or treating.
Jarod   Well, what do you do on Halloween?
Bruno   Well, my favourite thing is to wrap dog poop in some newspaper, throw it on some old fart’s porch, set it on fire and run.
Jarod   Why?
Bruno   Because they come out and stamp on it.
Jarod   Well, doesn’t that mess his shoes? Oh. Oh! Oh, oh oh. That’s good.
Jarod   Good evening. I’m glad I caught you at work. I missed you in class today. I’m a little worried about your study group. I’m not sure you’re going to make it.
Joel   Nah! Don’t worry Professor Howard. I’m not going to let them down.
Jarod   It’s not about you. It’s about Fernando. His brother couldn’t handle it. I’m not sure he can.
Joel   I knew Enrique and I know Fernando. He’s a rock.
Jarod   So it’s true. Enrique couldn’t take the pressure.
Joel   I saw him crack up myself. I was helping Enrique recruit homeless men for one of Dr Fein’s research projects. He had us search for this particular fellow called Broad Street Bill. But when I came in around 11 o’clock for the night shift Enrique started acting really strange. He called Dr Fein.
Jarod   And after work, he went home?
Joel   He went out to do a burial first.
Jarod   At eleven o’clock at night?
Joel   We do late burials here all the time. It saves money or something.
    Investigating the bodies
Jarod   Well Marisa. If you’re dead in my lab, then who’s buried in your grave?
Jarod   Oh my God! Enrique! They buried you alive.
Sydney   You had the nightmare again?
Jarod   So what was it? Some kind of narcotics experiment? A nerve gas test? Or just the MRI from hell?
Sydney   Whatever it was, Jarod, it was done without my knowledge. I’d been sent to Europe during the missing time. I’m doing everything I can to get you answers.
Jarod   Do you ever think about death Sydney?
Sydney   Not a day goes by where I don’t wonder if it could be my last.
Jarod   Are you ill?
Sydney   I work at The Centre. There are unsettling changes here.
Jarod   Then walk away.
Sydney   My work here isn’t finished…till you are out of jeopardy. You and…
Jarod   Jacob. We can’t forget our brothers Sydney. In life… or in death.
Sheldon   Oh. Ah. Ha ha ha. You were so quiet… I…
Jarod   You must get a lot of that around here.
Sheldon   Oh umm. Funny, yeah.
Jarod   I was waiting for you. Your brother asked me to give you these vouchers for the cadavers.
Sheldon   Oh. Okay. Thanks.
Jarod   While I was waiting Detective Keyes came by looking for you.
Sheldon   Detective Keyes?
Jarod   Mnm hmm. You know the one. She’s helping Fernando find his brother, Enrique. Oh, she asked me to give you this. It’s an exhumation order for a woman named Hall. Marissa Hall. It’s very interesting Detective Keyes came by my lab today and she was fingerprinting cadavers. And there’s this pre-dissected cadaver from last year on my slab and I’ll be damned if it isn’t the very same Marisa Hall.
Sheldon   Who are you?
Jarod   Someone who wants to know how many more of your customers Detective Keyes is going to find in my lab and someone who wants to know why Enrique Ramos was buried alive in the grave that he dug.
Sheldon   Oh no.
Jarod   Yes.
Sheldon   Oh no.
Jarod   I dug him up myself. And unless you want to dig your grave any deeper I suggest that you tell me what he was doing there.
Sheldon   Last Halloween my brother brought in the body of a homeless man. He told me to cremate it. Enrique was working later that night and when he saw the body he got really upset… and ah… He called my brother and the next thing I know my brother shows up looking for him and I told him Enrique was digging the plot for the Hall woman. I just assumed that he paid him to leave town.
Jarod   He wasn’t quite that lucky.
Brigitte   Can you believe they’ve raised the price of snack food.
Broots   Oh… uh… oh.
Brigitte   No bother. It’s my job to clean up around here anyway. Name’s Brigitte. Cat got your tongue luv?
Broots   Oh no. It’s just that I… I thought I… I was the only one who actually ate those things around here.
Brigitte   You’ve company now, Mr Broots.
Broots   Ha Ha! thank You.
Brigitte   By the way. Mr Raines isn’t in his office today.
Joel   I really shouldn’t be doing this. Dr Fein doesn’t let anybody into this lab. He gets really paranoid someone’s going to poach his data. Even when I brought him test subjects they could only come in one at a time.
Jarod   Like the homeless man you were telling me about?
Joel   Um, Broad Street Bill? Yeah. Yeah. In fact Dr Fein did several tests on him.
Jarod   And you haven’t seen him for almost a year, have you?
Joel   No I haven’t.
Jarod   And you never will. No one will.
Broots   Raines had nothing on Mr Lyle in his archives. It’s like… it’s like he doesn’t exist.
Miss Parker   Then why are you wetting your pants?
Broots   Why? Because of that Brigitte. Rumour is she’s an assassin, and I know she saw me coming out of Raines’ office. And she called me mister. What do you think she means by that?
Miss Parker   Let’s forget Princess Ice and start the damned disc.
Broots   This disc is from Raines’ private archives.
Sydney   My God, it’s Jarod.
Broots   It’s from the time you were in Europe.
Joel   See Nothing special. Nothing at all. Let’s go. Let’s get out of here, come on.
Jarod   What’s in there?
Joel   I don’t know. He never let me go any further than here. We really shouldn’t be doing this. What the hell is that?
Jarod   No! No! Noooooo!
Miss Parker   Who’s that with Mr Raines?
Joel   Cardio Benzine. What?
Jarod   It’s used to slow a patient’s heart rate. In large enough doses, to stop it.
Sydney   Show me the gauges Broots. My God! Below freezing.
Miss Parker   There! Stop it.
Broots   Wait. Who… who is that?
Miss Parker   Mr Lyle. The freak gets around more than Ed McMahon.
Broots   Who is this guy?
Miss Parker   I don’t know. And that’s what scares me.
Jarod   Adrenal cortisene.
Joel   Dr Fine’s experimental blood pressure drug?
Jarod   Experimental, yes. Blood pressure, no. He was using it to revive heart response.
Joel   What did he… what’d he need these for?
Jarod   For when it didn’t work.
Miss Parker   Jarod’s flatlined.
Sydney   They were killing him.
Raines   Clear. Clear. Clear.
Jarod   That’s what they did to me.
Joel   Do you think Dr Fein was trying to kill his subjects?
Jarod   He killed them all. For a minute or two anyway. And then he’d revive them.
Joel   Broad Street Bill?
Jarod   The one who didn’t come back.
Kids   Trick or treat?
Jarod   Who wants Pez?
Kids   Trick or treat?
Jarod   Here you go.
Jarod   Dr Fein? It’s Jarod. I’m sorry to disturb you but Sheldon was looking for you. Something about an exhumation order.
Fein   Exhumation? Did he say who?
Jarod   Some woman named Hall. Do you want me to go down there? A mix up with the cadavers, well that could be very bad for the school.
Fein   No. No. Ah, I’ll handle it.
Jarod   Whatever you say boss.
Jarod   Trick or treat?
Fein   You scared the hell out of me.
Jarod   Well it is after all what this holiday is all about, isn’t it? Oh you’re too late. He’s gone.
Fein   Who’s gone?
Jarod   Enrique. You know. The other man you killed.
Fein   What kind of sick prank are you trying to play?
Jarod   It isn’t a prank. It’s a life lesson. You know, in some cultures they believe that the spirit of a man killed in anger returns to exact revenge upon his perpetrator. Spooky huh?
Fein   I’m getting out of here.
Jarod   Oh no, you can’t leave Dr Fein. This is the Day of the Dead. And you sir are the special guest.
Fein   Let me out of here Jarod. This isn’t funny.
Jarod   I know. It would be awful to be buried alive especially with that on your shoe.
Fein   Ahhhh. Jarod.
Jarod   Shh shhn shh shh shh. There’s no reason to wake the dead. You’re going to be joining them soon enough.
Fein   Jarod please.
Jarod   Did Enrique discover that you had killed one of the research subjects that he had recruited for you?
Fein   You’re crazy.
Jarod   Ah ah ah. That is not a very nice thing to say to a man with a shovel is it?
Fein   Will you let me out of here? Let me out of here Jarod, please.
Jarod   You took an innocent, homeless man and you turned him into your guinea pig. Someone to test your heart drug on. Someone that you didn’t think
would be missed if it didn’t work. Well it didn’t work, did it? And someone did miss him. Enrique. So you buried him alive to save your research. Didn’t
you? Didn’t you? Didn’t you? Didn’t you?
Fein   Yes! Yes! Now, let me out of here.
Jarod   Screaming isn’t going to help you conserve your oxygen. And believe me you’re going to need all you can get.
Fein   No. No. No Jarod. No.
Jarod   Happy Halloween.
Fein   Jarod. J-Jarod. Jarod! Jarod! Jarod!
Jarod   Wait fifteen minutes, then call Detective Keyes.
Bruno   Think he’s got enough air in there?
Jarod   Yeah. More than enough. But he doesn’t need to know that.
Fein   Jarod! Jarod!
Bruno   You know Bosnia boy, this is the best Halloween I’ve ever had.
Fein   Jarod! Jarod! Jarod! Jarod!
Joel   Wow C minus huh?
Chloe   Will you stop. I did not get a C minus.
Joel   Oh yes you did. C minus.
Chloe   I did not. I think you got a C minus, is what I think.
Joel   Yes, very bad. Oh yeah.
Chloe   Oh you, my friend!
Miss Parker   You were expecting Florence Nightingale?
Raines   What do you want?
Miss Parker   Answers. The kind that only you can give me. Your skin grafts are healing nicely. Hmm, let’s not have another blowout shall we? Nobody’s going to hear us. Nobody can see us. And nobody is going to come save you. It’s just you and me. Now I want to know where my father is? Where… is… my… father?
Raines   I… I don’t know.
Miss Parker   Is he dead?
Raines   I… don’t… know.
Miss Parker   Who is Mr Lyle? Who is he?
Raines   He’s the bogeyman.
Jarod   They stopped my heart. Why?
Sydney   I don’t know. Why does Mr Raines do anything he does?
Jarod   He wasn’t alone. The other man.
Sydney   Mr Lyle. He’s here at The Centre now. I won’t let this go. I promise you that.
Jarod   Well, neither will I.
Sydney   Will you be alright?
Jarod   I’ll survive. Even if it is the Day of the Dead.
Sydney   Halloween.
Jarod   Which I happen to be late for. Trick or treating you know.
Sydney   Dressed as what?
Jarod   The scariest creature I can think of.
Jarod   Trick or Treat?

A big thanks to Ines for the German translation.

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