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Expecting to find two corpses Miss Parker? What did Raines promise you?


Indy Show

Expecting to find two corpses Miss Parker? What did Raines promise you?


Original air date: January 31, 1998

Written by: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle and Eric Morris & Tommy Thompson

Directed by: Chuck Bowman

As Jarod unravels the mystery behind a crash at the racetrack, Sydney receives word that his comatose brother, whom Mr Raines had ordered killed, has regained consciousness.

Jarod’s Discoveries: Remote Control Cars, Arcade Games

Jarod’s Occupations: Indy Car Driver

Jarod’s Aliases: Jarod Jones


Behind the scenes insights and the Creator’s Take

Official Synopsis

Jarod assumes the identity of a race car driver in an effort to unravel a mystery. Sydney is shocked to discover that his brother has regained consciousness.


A video arcade manager receives complaints from young customers that Jarod is hogging the best machine in the store.  When the manager realizes Jarod has amassed an astounding amount of extra credits on a video race track game, he suggests he drive a real race car.  Shortly thereafter, Jarod shows up at the California Speedway in Fontana, California.  There, he befriends Grant Roemer, the owner of Roemer Racing; Grant’s son, R.J.; Nigel Brinkman, an ex-Formula One star and the team’s number-one driver; and the company’s chief mechanic, Alan Hawkes.  Jarod impresses the group by successfully completing several laps in near record time.  Grant appoints Jarod the number three car position, a slot formerly held by Jimmy Roemer, who was hospitalized after he lost control of his brother R.J.’s racer.  R.J. tells Jarod that he allowed his brother to get behind the wheel to experience what it is like to drive in a competitive ride.

Meanwhile, Sydney receives word that his brother has regained consciousness.  At the hospital, a doctor explains that Jacob has contracted a rare virus, that has stimulated his brain and reawakened the area injured years earlier.  Despite this, his motor skills remain very weak, limiting his speech.  Meanwhile, a furious Mr. Raines learns that Jacob is still very much alive.  He dispatches several Sweepers to the hospital, but Sydney manages to overcome them and transports his brother to a remote fishing cabin.

At the hospital, Jimmy receives a visit from his wife, Anna, Jarod and R.J.  During the conversation, Jimmy describes how he let off the throttle and hit the breaks before colliding with the wall.  Later, Grant tells his team they must win a race if they hope to maintain their sponsor’s support.  He reveals an illegal racing strategy that would require R.J. and Jarod to use their cars to block the competition, allowing Nigel to gain track position.

Meanwhile, with some help from Broots, Miss Parker locates Sydney and his brother at the fishing cabin.  Sydney suspects that Parker was sent by Raines, as she is the only other person who knew Jacob was still alive.  But Parker counters that Raines would have her eliminated if he knew she never murdered Jacob.  Sydney realizes Parker is telling the truth and allows her to stay.  Later, he reveals that his brother is dying—a victim of the same rare virus that revived him.  Sydney believes his brother has only twelve hours to live.  He shows his brother old photographs and movies hoping to jog Jacob’s memory about Parker’s mother, Catherine, and the facts behind Jarod’s origins (such as his real name and his parents’ names).

Jarod examines video tape footage of Jimmy’s crash.  He concludes that Jimmy did brake—but the engine kept running.  Later, Jarod inspects the damaged throttle gasket from R.J.’s wrecked engine.  He realizes someone tampered with the fuel valves, creating distinct scratch marks in the process.  After a period of trial and error, Jarod realizes the scratch marks were made by a Odekirk fishing knife—one given to R.J. by his father.  But later, Jarod realizes Brinkman won the knife from R.J. on a bet.  Jarod concludes he had the wrong man.  He approaches mechanic Hawkes with his findings.  He notes surveillance camera footage that shows Hawkes allowing Brinkman into the garage where R.J.’s car was stored, thus implicating him in wrongdoing (Hawkes wanted R.J. eliminated because he wanted Hawkes replaced as crew chief).  Hawkes admits his role in the tampering, but insists the deed was aimed at harming R.J., not Jimmy.

With some help from R.J. and Hawkes, Jarod concocts an ingenious scheme that traps Brinkman inside a race car hurtling around the track at high speeds.  Fearing for his life, Brinkman confesses to his crime.

As Jacob’s health rapidly deteriorates, he gathers the strength to say the word, “gene.”  Puzzled, yet hopeful, Sydney attempts to extract more information about the word’s meaning.  Jacob’s confession comes to an abrupt halt, however, when he succumbs to the virus.  Meanwhile, Raines threatens to torture Broots with a blow torch unless he reveals Sydney’s whereabouts.  Raines and his Sweepers storm the fishing cabin, only to be told Jacob is dead.  Later, while placing flowers on his brother’s grave, Sydney is approached by Jarod.  Sydney hands him a piece of paper with the word “gene” written on it.  Though Sydney does not know its meaning, he hopes it will lead Jarod to inner peace.

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Indy Show Transcript


Jarod   Cutting out a little early today Sydney?
Sydney   Jarod. My God Jarod, they’re gonna see you.
Jarod   Something bad is happening Sydney. There isn’t much time left.
Sydney   Jarod, let’s get out of here.
Jarod   I need answers.
Sydney   Answers?
Jarod   Who I am. Where I came from. Who my parents are. Just give me something, even if it’s just a name. But I need to know now.
Young Jarod   So do I.
Sydney   Jarod.
Little Jarod   Me too.
Sydney   I don’t understand.
Jacob   They deserve answers Sydney.
Sydney   Jacob. I don’t understand Jacob.
Jacob   It’s complicated. Please Sydney. I don’t have much time.
Miss Parker   Good morning Broots. Sorry to interrupt. Let me guess. Jarod?
Broots   Yep. It just arrived this morning. He bought it from some place called the Astro Arcade in Indianapolis.
Miss Parker   He was working in a pinball parlour?
Broots   No, actually he was just hanging out. The owner said he played this exact game for almost 24 hours straight on one single quarter.
Miss Parker   Impressive.
Broots   Oh yeah.
Miss Parker   And what’s Sydney’s take on Game Boy?
Broots   Oh, Sydney. He left you this e-mail.
Miss Parker   ‘Our suffocated friend is awake.’
Miss Parker   He’s awake.
Raines   Jacob is a threat to Centre interests. Make sure Jacob never wakes up again.
Miss Parker   ‘I’ll be away fishing.’ Find out where Sydney is.
Grant Roemer   31 point 48. This boy is fast.
RJ   He’s still more than a full second off the track record.
Grant Roemer   Took you five years to find this kind of speed RJ. This guy hasn’t even unpacked his bags yet.
Hawkes   What’d he say his last name was?
RJ   Jones.
Grant Roemer   Well, he drives like Parnelli. That’s for damn sure. Let’s go.
Announcer   That’s the MCI car coming in from the pit row apron. Practice is now open for the next hour.
Groupie   That was incredible.
Jarod   Thank you.
Groupie   You are some driver.
Grant Roemer   Excuse me. One hell of a sequence.
Jarod   You know, I could have gone faster but my foot slipped off the gas pedal during turn four.
RJ   So hot shot, where’d you learn to drive a race car?
Jarod   Indianapolis.
Groupie   Really? The Brickyard?
Jarod   The Astro Arcade.
Grant Roemer   Jarod, this is Nigel Brinkman, our number one driver.
Nigel Brinkman   Welcome to the big show Jarod.
Jarod   Nice to be here.
Grant Roemer   Jarod’s gonna be taking over the number three car for Jimmy.
Jarod   He had an accident in Milwaukee, didn’t he?
Grant Roemer   My son broke his leg. Doctors say it’ll be at least a year until he drives again. But he will. Know why? He’s a Roemer.
Nigel Brinkman   Jimmy got a little carried away with himself. He took RJ’s car out to scuff the tyres, ended up putting it into the wall.
Jarod   Well, I can understand why RJ would
be a little defensive.
Grant Roemer   My sons can handle it. That’s racing. Come on. Let’s get you settled in.
Grant Roemer   I accept nothing but the best from my drivers Jarod.
Jarod   I can see that. This one’s an oldie.
Grant Roemer   Guess you could say that knife was RJ’s first trophy. Here he is getting his Indy Lights Championship. There he is winning the National Quarter Midget. There he is finishing second at Long Beach. I’m not sure why that one’s even up there.
RJ   I would have won that race if the car had been set up right.
Grant Roemer   Really? I don’t remember our chief mechanic driving the car that day.
RJ   Hawkes is a dinosaur.
Anna   RJ, visiting hours at the hospital are over. Oh, sorry, I didn’t realise you were having…
Grant Roemer   It’s okay darling, come on in.
RJ   Uh, I think I’ve gotta go check the telemetry readings on, uh, practice.
Anna   You’re not going to see Jimmy?
RJ   Well, I’ll try, okay?
Grant Roemer   Anna, this is Jarod Jones. He’s taking over Jimmy’s ride. Anna’s my daughter-in-law.
Anna   Hi.
Jarod   Pleasure.
Grant Roemer   She’ll get your race paperwork started and we tyre test at one.
Jarod   Well, this is uncomfortable.
Anna   It’s racing.
Jarod   I heard about your husband’s accident. I hope he will be alright.
Anna   Thanks. Doctors say it’s too soon to tell if the leg damage is, uh, permanent. You’re gonna need to fill out a background information form.
Jarod   Background information?
Anna   So the media and sponsors know who you are.
Jarod   I’m not really interested in publicity.
Anna   In this business, you will answer more questions and eat more cocktail weenies than you ever thought possible.
Jarod   I am sure that everything is going to work out. It looks like your family’s very close.
Anna   Looks that way, doesn’t it?
Miss Parker   Anything yet?
Broots   Uh, well, I’ve gone over Sydney’s message a dozen times and the best I can come up with is he’s gone to Whitecloud.
Miss Parker   Where?
Broots   Sydney has a cabin up in the mountains near Whitecloud Lake. He goes there to fish sometimes.
Miss Parker   Sydney and trout. Boggles the mind. Do you know where it is?
Broots   Uh, yeah.
Miss Parker   Write down the directions.
Broots   I still don’t get the part about ‘Our suffocated friend is awake.’
Miss Parker   The directions Broots.
Broots   Uh… The last word is Whitecloud. You don’t have to draw me a map.
Groupie   So you both drive for the same team, but you race against each other?
Nigel Brinkman   No, not exactly. RJ here is what you might call my support team.
Groupie   I don’t understand.
RJ   Well, that’s because Ringo here is a little confused which might come from smelling my exhaust fumes for most of the race. Ow!
Jarod   Oh, sorry, it, it got away from me.
Groupie   You didn’t sign me this morning. I was in your pit earlier.
Jarod   Oh, oh, yes. Are you a driver too?
Groupie   Yeah.
Nigel Brinkman   Now, when you talk about the life-and-death aspect of racing you cut right to the heart of the driver’s very existence.
Groupie   Really?
RJ   Did you want something?
Jarod   Yes. I don’t have a big car yet, and I was wondering if you could give me a lift. I need to visit someone.
RJ   Yeah, all right.
RJ   This is the hospital Jimmy’s in.
Jarod   I thought I should meet the man I was subbing for. You want to join me? It must be difficult working so hard and never getting the support you need to win.
RJ   Oh, I’ll win. I have to.
Jarod   What was Jimmy doing in your car the day it crashed?
RJ   Well, you saw the pathetic data on the three car. Jimmy wanted to know what it was like to drive a competitive ride. I, I felt sorry for him, gave him a shot. End of story.
Jarod   According to the data after the crash, Jimmy had the throttle wide open when it hit the wall.
RJ   Well, I love my brother, but he doesn’t know his limits.
Doctor   Your brother has a very rare disease. In Jacob’s case it has stimulated the brain. Seems like it’s re-awakened an area injured years earlier.
Sydney   Is he aware of his surroundings?
Doctor   On and off. His motor skills are very elementary and his speech appears to be limited to single-word utterances.
Sydney   I would like to see him now.
Doctor   Well, before you do, there’s something else you should know about your brother’s condition.
Sydney   Jacob, can you hear me? This is Sydney.
Jacob   Greta.
Sydney   Yes.
Doctor   he seems to be drifting from one thought to another. I’m not sure who this Greta woman is.
Sydney   Greta was our mother’s name. Jacob, listen to this carefully. Do you know what year it is?
Jacob   1942.
Sydney   I’d like to take him with me.
Willie   Mr Raines. We’ve completed the trace of Sydney’s telephone tap. You were right. His brother is still alive.
Raines   But you’ll take care of that, wont you?
Willie   My pleasure.
Anna   Is the sun too hot?
Jimmy   No, I’m fine.
Anna   Doctors say you can start rehab in another month.
Jimmy   I’d start today if I had my way.
RJ   Oh, that’s my little brother. Doesn’t know a good thing when he’s sittin’ on it.
Jimmy   Hey, where you been stranger?
RJ   I got better things to do that hang around with a bunch of gimps.
Jimmy   Yeah. What’s her name?
RJ   Guilty. Anna.
Anna   I thought you weren’t coming.
RJ   You gotta have faith in your family.
Jimmy   Can you get my baseball cap out of my room. I am gettin’ a little toasted out here.
Anna   Yeah, sure.
RJ   Hey, here. But don’t be eatin’ too many candy bars, or you’ll be drivin’ NASCAR next season.
Jimmy   Hey, Jimmy Roemer.
Jarod   Jarod Jones.
RJ   Jarod is driving the number three car.
Jimmy   Well, good for you. Win one for the home team huh?
Jarod   I’m just keeping your place warm until you get back. How are you feeling?
Jimmy   Well, like a Reynard with a flat tyre.
RJ   Just take it slow, it’ll all come back to you.
Jimmy   I feel pretty stupid parking RJ’s ride into the wall. I mean I know I blacked out, but I swear I was breakin’. The engine just kept revvin’ after I made contact.
RJ   Hey, accidents happen. Remember my prom night?
Jimmy   Dad was P.O.’ed huh?
RJ   I wrapped my Mach One around a telephone pole. Course, it didn’t cost a hundred grand to have it fixed.
Jimmy   Yeah. Here, fill me up will ya?
RJ   Whoa…
Jarod   You okay?
RJ   Yeah. Hard to believe I drive a race car, huh?
Jarod   Well, like you say, accidents happen.
Sydney   I’m taking you out of here Jacob. To the cabin at Whitecloud. You used to love going to Whitecloud. Remember?
Willie   Go that way, I’ll check the stairs.
Sweeper   Okay, drop the mop.
Sydney   He can’t understand you.
Mario Andretti   Hey Jarod.
Jarod   Hey Mario.
Mario Andretti   Nice run, nice run.
Jarod   Thanks.
Mario Andretti   I was watching you. Just a little tip. Goin’ into turn one, just keep it down a little bit lower. Stay below the bumps. I think you’re gonna like it.
Jarod   I’ll remember that, thanks.
Mario Andretti   Take care.
Grant Roemer   Seventeen races, six months without a podium finish. This gentlemen, is unacceptable and that is why we are now going to begin to race as a team.
Nigel Brinkman   Meaning?
Grant Roemer   Meaning you’re gonna do whatever it takes to get the number one car out front and keep it there.
RJ   What about me?
Grant Roemer   Me, me, me. There is no me. It’s a team sport now. I want you and Jarod to let Nigel draft behind your cars. Block out the leader so he can gain track position, okay?
Jarod   Excuse me. Blocking is a flaggable offence.
Grant Roemer   It’s called racing.
RJ   Yeah, so basically Jarod and I are just traffic cops.
Grant Roemer   Do you have any idea how much money it takes to support three cars?
RJ   Come on Dad. I just meant.
Grant Roemer   Sponsors want to see their product in victory lane. Otherwise they find another team and you go back to crushing junk with monster trucks.
Hawkes   Which means driving smart, not like that loose cannon little brother of yours.
RJ   You son of a bitch!
Jarod   Hey hey! RJ, cool down!
Nigel Brinkman   Come on, Hawkes is right. Jimmy had no business being in the number two car and you know it.
RJ   Yeah? Check the recent lap times. I should be top ride.
Nigel Brinkman   Yeah, right. Come on Hawkes. Let me show you something on the front…
RJ   Someone should shut that son of a bitch up for good.
Grant Roemer   You see? That’s the kind of Roemer spirit that I’m looking for. I’d just like to see some of it on the track.
Jarod   So much for the home team.
Miss Parker   Sydney? Sydney? Oh God! You scared the hell out of me.
Sydney   Expecting to find two corpses Miss Parker? What did Raines promise you?
Miss Parker   What are you talking about?
Sydney   The Sweeper team that showed up at the hospital. You called Raines up, didn’t you? Admit it!
Miss Parker   Let go of me Sydney!
Sydney   You are the only one who knows my brother is still alive.
Miss Parker   Raines thinks I murdered Jacob. If he knew he was still alive, then I would be in more danger than anyone. I suggest you check your home phone for bugs. Now let go of me. Has he said anything?
Sydney   I need to reach him Parker. I need answers.
Miss Parker   Answers?
Sydney   About what I’ve done.
Jarod   You did brake Jimmy, but your engine kept running.
Anna   Jimmy used to walk the stands before every race. Said it felt like bein’ in church. Thanks for gettin’ RJ to go see Jimmy. It perks him up when he sees his brother.
Jarod   Well, I thought it might help.
Anna   Yeah.
Jarod   How’s he doing?
Anna   The truth is he feels like he failed.
Anna   Me, RJ, mostly his dad.
Jarod   Well, Grant is pretty intense.
Anna   Yeah, and he’s always encouraged them to compete against each other. The winter when Jimmy was seven, Grant took him and RJ out to a cabin, made them each chop a cord of wood told them the winner would get a brand new Odekirk fishing knife, the kind with all the attachments.
Jarod   I saw the photograph in the trailer.
Anna   Right. Now, there’s no way a couple of kids can cut all that wood. And Grant knew that, but he left them out there alone in the cold.
Jarod   What happened?
Anna   There’s a lumberyard nearby. So RJ hot-wires a tractor, rides up the hill buys himself a fresh-cut stack of wood and wins the knife.
Jarod   Sounds like the real prize was winning his father’s approval.
Anna   And he would do anything to get it. Some things never change.
Miss Parker   Sydney? Sydney?
Jacob   Catherine.
Miss Parker   You remember my mother?
Jacob   Look just like her.
Miss Parker   Yes, but do you remember her? Jacob? Please Jacob, try to remember. Why can’t you remember?
Sydney   Because he’s dying.
Sydney   The same virus that’s reawakened Jacob is also killing him. He has less than 12 hours left.
Miss Parker   I’m sorry Sydney. What can we do?
Sydney   Broots is bringing some of my personal items, photos, home movies. If only I can help Jacob remember, maybe he can tell us something about your mother. Or about Jarod. Or maybe he can simply die knowing who he is.
Miss Parker   It’s okay.
Jarod   Not that an Andretti needs racing advice Michael, but, stay low, avoid the bumps, you’ll be glad you did.
Michael Andretti   Something about that advice sounds kinda familiar. But thanks.
Hawkes   What’s that?
Jarod   I came across this throttle cable from Jimmy’s crashed engine.
Hawkes   What, you a cart inspector now?
Jarod   Well, I just want to know how things work. I couldn’t figure out what these scratches were.
Hawkes   Ah, Jimmy bent the cable plate.
Jarod   And what happens when the cable plate is bent?
Hawkes   You bend the cable plate and your throttle will stick.
Jarod   Is that what happened to Jimmy?
Hawkes   Look, I did the car inspection after the accident. Jimmy’s crash had nothing to do with mechanical error.
Jarod   Well, then how do you explain these marks?
Hawkes   Damaged in the crash.
Jarod   Well, I’m not a mechanic, but these markings look like they were made by a set of pliers.
Hawkes   You’re right, you’re not a mechanic.
Broots   Oh wow! This place is really nice. Hey.
Miss Parker   Here.
Broots   Hey, think maybe I can rent it from you some weekend and bring my daughter here?
Miss Parker   Is this it?
Broots   Yeah, that’s everything.
Miss Parker   You can leave now.
Broots   Okay. Can, can I at least go to the bathroom first. Is it, is it through here?
Miss Parker   Broots, wait.
Broots   What’s going on?
Sydney   My brother Jacob is quite ill.
Miss Parker   You breathe a word of this to anybody and every dairy case in America will be plastered with your face. Got it?
Broots   Yeah.
Miss Parker   Go back to the Centre. If you notice anything unusual, you call me. We need protection for at least another 10 hours. Understood?
Broots   Yeah, as good as I’m ever gonna.
Jarod   Why would you want to kill your own brother RJ?
Broots   Yeah, I just got back. No, it’s quiet. Eve… everything seems to be really cool. Of course I wont say anything. Miss Parker, could, could you do me a favour? Could you… wish Sydney good luck? Miss Parker? Hello? God, I hate it when she does that. Oh, Mr Raines.
RJ   Damn it!
Jarod   Oh, I’m sorry about that man. Hey!
Nigel Brinkman   Something eating at you RJ?
Jarod   Now I’m gonna have to do some major body work. You wouldn’t happen to have a small screwdriver of a set of pliers would you?
Nigel Brinkman   Somebody broke the lock on the garage door and stole all the pliers last night.
Jarod   Really? Cant trust anybody these days.
Nigel Brinkman   Hey Jones, try this.
Jarod   An Odekirk. These are very difficult to come by. Where did you get this?
Nigel Brinkman   I won it. About a year ago.
Jarod   From whom?
RJ   From me.
Nigel Brinkman   Don’t you just hate a sore loser, eh?
Jarod   Did RJ threaten to take your number one car Brinkman?
Sydney   Remember those tennis matches at Yale? I still think you let me win so that I wouldn’t feel too bad. Jacob, listen to me. There are things you know Jacob. Things that can help others. Remember Jarod? You signed him into the Centre the night he was brought there. Parker and I found files in SL 27. Your signature was on Jarod’s entrance report. Think back. Where did he come from? What was his real name? His parent’s names? That is the least I can do for him. Since your car accident, I’ve done things Jacob. Unspeakable things to protect Jarod, to protect you. I even tried to kill Dr Raines. But the bullet hit his oxygen tank and…
Jarod   It’s pretty nifty huh? I rebuilt Jimmy’s engine from the crash. All by myself. I did however, have to replace this damaged throttle cable. Now, maybe I should be a cart inspector.
Hawkes   What do you want?
Jarod   Do you remember these markings? As it turns out, they were indeed made by a pair of pliers. Pliers from and Odekirk knife. This Odekirk knife. Now, it used to belong to RJ, but RJ lost it in a bet to Nigel Brinkman.
Hawkes   What’s this got to do with me?
Jarod   I’m glad you asked. This is a videotape from the surveillance cameras in the garages in Milwaukee. It’s dated the day before Jimmy’s crash. It shows you letting Nigel Brinkman into the number two car garage. Brinkman was worried that RJ was going to take over the number one car. How was he supposed to know that Jimmy was going to be behind the wheel that day?
Hawkes   Now, why would I want to hurt RJ?
Jarod   Because he wanted you replaced as crew boss. I found resumes. Resumes of people applying for your job.
Hawkes   Oh God. I’m 56 years old. I can’t start over again. Now, I never wanted to hurt Jimmy. What the heck was that kid doin’ in that car anyway?
RJ   He was covering for me.
Jarod   Your hand.
RJ   Yeah. I started having spasm about six months ago. The day of the race it was so bad I could barely hold the wheel. I asked Jimmy to cover for me.
Jarod   I’ve seen cases like yours. It’s treatable.
RJ   I’ll take care of it later. It’s time to think of Jimmy. I messed up Jarod. I let down my father. I almost killed my little brother.
Jarod   You didn’t know that Brinkman messed with the engine.
RJ   Well, I know now. I’m gonna do everything I can to make it right. We all will.
Raines   No, don’t lie to me.
Broots   I tell you, I don’t know anybody named Jacob.
Raines   Six hours Mr Broots. Is all this discomfort worth protecting someone like Sydney?
Broots   I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Raines   Well, then maybe I can help jog your memory.
Broots   Oh! Okay! I think I’m starting to remember!
Jarod   Hello Anna, it’s Jarod. Do you think Jimmy would be up to coming to the track tomorrow? Nigel, it’s Jarod. Hawkes thinks he made a breakthrough on your setup. Can you do a little testing in the morning? Great, I’ll see you then.
TV Man   And I’m telling you, I don’t have enough coverage in the pits. Yeah.
Jarod   Excuse me sir. Could you direct me to the public address feed?
TV Man   There’s, there’s a rack in the back. That’s what the problem is. You, you’ve only got five cameras out there and I need twice that many. Well, why don’t you look on the camera truck? Television, I had to be out of my mind. Look, can we at least get the on-camera positions set?
 Announcer   Only one and a half seconds separate the two cars….
Jarod   Nigel, glad you could make it.
Nigel Brinkman   Hey, if you boys think you can get some more speed out of this car, I’m ready to go. Where’s Grant?
Jarod   Well, considering the tone of our last meeting, Hawkes and I thought it would be wiser if we kept this between us until we see if it pans out.
Nigel Brinkman   Okay, let’s give it a run.
Jarod   There you go.
Mechanic   All right, if you got problems, just step on it a few times. All right Nigel, have a good one. Ready, set, go! Go!
Jarod   How does she feel.
Nigel Brinkman   So far so good. I’ll get her warmed up, then we’ll see what she can do.
Man   Those rods workin’ all right?
Grant Roemer   What the hell is Brinkman doing out there?
Hawkes   You should watch this, then we have to talk.
Man   Here’s your helmet Jarod. Go! Go!
Nigel Brinkman   I’m gonna open her up the next time around.
Jarod   How’s it feel Nigel?
Nigel Brinkman   Oh man, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Jarod   Oh come on Nigel, you can go faster than that.
Nigel Brinkman   Jarod, what are you doing out here?
Jarod   Just trying to find out what really happened to Jimmy’s car before the crash.
Nigel Brinkman   I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Jarod   Lies, that’s what I’m talking about.
Nigel Brinkman   I don’t know anything about Jimmy Roemer’s crash. I’m pulling in.
Jarod   Uh, uh, uh. Not so fast Nigel. You might as well give up, I have control of your car.
Nigel Brinkman   You’re out of your mind.
Jarod   Think so?
Nigel Brinkman   Wha.. What the hell? I cant slow down.
Jarod   Now you know how it feels. Careful, I’d really hate to see you crash.
Nigel Brinkman   What the hell is going on?
Jarod   I want to know why you sabotaged RJ’s car. Why you nearly killed Jimmy Roemer.
Nigel Brinkman   You’re not making sense Jarod.. Now stop this car! Stop it Jarod!
Jarod   Whoa! That was a close call. For your information, I had your fuel tank topped off. So you should be good for at least, oh, 70 laps. The bad news is I put on four old tyres. My guess is one of them will blow anytime now. You know what that means.
Nigel Brinkman   I cant hold it anymore!
Jarod   That’s the idea.
Nigel Brinkman   All right, I rigged RJ’s car. But I didn’t know the kid was gonna be behind the wheel, I swear. She’s getting loose!
Jarod   Now you know how Jimmy felt.
Nigel Brinkman   I’m heading for the wall! Jarod! Jarod!
Jarod   You said it yourself, Nigel. That’s racing.
Cop   Nigel Brinkman, come with us please. Watch your head.
Jarod   Please Sydney, I don’t have much time.
Jacob   Sydney.
Sydney   I’m here Jacob. I want you to know that no matter what you did, what we did. I never blamed you. I think that together we robbed Jarod of his life and for that we will be judged. But I’ve learned not to be angry and to forgive. And I only hope that one day… Jarod… can feel the same.
Jacob   Gene.
Sydney   Gene? Gene who? Here, try and write it down.
Miss Parker   I’m sorry Sydney.
Sydney   Jacob loved this song. And this place. It’s like him to have finally find his rest here.
Raines   Where is he?
Miss Parker   Do you have any sevens?
Sydney   Go fish.
Raines   Check the bedroom.
Sydney   Any fives?
Miss Parker   You’ve gotta be cheating.
Willie   No one.
Raines   I know Jarod was here.
Sydney   You are mistaken. My brother is dead.
Raines   It’s dangerous to deceive the Centre.
Miss Parker   I wouldn’t push him. A man with a temper to match his marksmanship. Dangerous combo.
Jarod   It’s a beautiful place.
Sydney   Jarod. How did you know?
Jarod   I called Broots. He told me about Jacob. He said you’d be away from the Centre for a few days, so I took a chance.
Sydney   It’s hard to be alone in the world, isn’t it?
Jarod   I hope Jacob’s passing was… easy.
Sydney   I believe it was. Oh, before he died, my brother gave me this.
Jarod   What does it mean?
Sydney   Maybe your name. Maybe your parents’. I wish I could be sure. Anyway, I hope it helps you find your own peace in the world.

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