2-12 Toy Surprise

2-12 Toy Surprise

Toy Surprise

I want to kill her, not screw her.

Miss Parker

Toy Surprise

I want to kill her, not screw her.

Miss Parker

Original air date: March 7, 1998

Written by: Juan Carlos Coto

Directed by: Fred K. Keller

Jarod tries to help a boy whose best friend was killed in a car accident, and then tries to prevent another death after discovering someone ordered the assassination of Miss Parker’s father.

Jarod’s Discoveries: Cracker Jacks (Young Jarod)

Jarod’s Occupations: Counselor

Jarod’s Aliases: Jarod Crockett


Behind the scenes insights and the Creator’s Take

Official Synopsis

Jarod reaches out to a guilt-ridden teenage boy whose best friend was killed in an automobile accident. Miss Parker discovers that her father has been targeted for assassination.


Miss Parker is taken by surprise when her father, in uncharacteristic fashion, phones on the anniversary of her mother’s death.  She is deeply touched when Mr. Parker expresses regret regarding his emotional distance.  The pair make plans to visit Mrs. Parker’s grave that day.  Mr. Parker then boards a helicopter and begins the flight back to the Centre office.  Shortly thereafter, Miss Parker receives a phone call from Jarod, who warns that someone has ordered her father’s assassination.  He also reveals that details of the assassination are contained in a file, labeled “Arkham,” which is stored in the Centre’s mainframe computer.  Parker heads to the Centre, which is mainly vacant due to a fire security drill.

Meanwhile, in the Appalachian Mountains, Jarod meets with Jim Conti and his fifteen-year-old son, Chris, whose best friend died in a car accident.  Jim hopes that Jarod—who is impersonating a counselor—can reach out to his son during a rock-climbing hike.

Miss Parker contacts Broots, hoping he can access the mysterious Arkham file.  Sydney arrives at the Centre shortly thereafter.  At Miss Parker’s prompting, Sydney describes in detail Mr. Parker’s cold reaction after learning of his wife’s death (which was labeled a suicide).  According to Sydney, Mr. Parker’s last words regarding the incident were, “life goes on.”

During their climb through the mountains, Jarod and Chris happen across a forest ranger Jeep.  Jarod proposes they use the vehicle to beat the other climbers to the cliff face.  Chris, at first hesitant, agrees with the idea.  But when the pair attempt to jump-start the Jeep, it veers out of control and tumbles down a steep incline, pinning Jarod beneath the steering wheel.  Jarod tells the boy he must go for help.  But an uncertain Chris, haunted by his friend’s death, refuses to do so.

As Broots continues his search for the Arkham file, Mr. Raines makes an unexpected appearance.  He denies any knowledge of an assassination attempt.  Broots eventually locates the file, but when he attempts to open it, he discovers it is encrypted.  Shortly thereafter, all of the power within the Centre suddenly goes dead, trapping Parker, Broots, Sydney and Mr. Raines within the Sim Lab (as the doors are operated electronically).  The ailing Mr. Raines, whose oxygen tank is nearly empty, warns that whoever ordered the assassination will also target the trapped Miss Parker.  As Broots attempts to translate the encrypted Arkham file, Parker works on finding an escape route.  She remembers the existence of a porthole beneath a catwalk.  (Years earlier, she and a young Jarod offered Angelo—who was hiding in the porthole—a box of Cracker Jacks.  The young Angelo was quite taken by the toy surprise hidden within.)

Miss Parker reaches inside the porthole area and locates a lever which, when pulled, opens the Sim Lab door.  She and Broots make their way into the darkened Centre corridors.  The pair encounter two armed Sweepers, and a gun battle ensues.  Parker manages to outwit the assailants, and she and Broots continue their journey.  Broots reactivates an elevator, which transports the pair to the Centre lobby.  There they encounter an armed Brigitte who, Parker realizes, is the assassin.  A struggle ensues, and Miss Parker is wounded in the shoulder.  She and Broots take refuge inside the elevator and make their way to safety.

Slowly, Jarod’s efforts to reach out to Chris succeed.  Chris recounts how his friend Nick lost control of the car the boys were riding in and slammed into a tree.  Nick was trapped by the steering wheel and unable to move.  As flames began spreading through the car, Chris abandoned his friend and made his way to safety.  Chris believes he should have remained with his friend, even if it meant his own death.  But Jarod tells Chris he had no choice, and could not have saved Nick by remaining behind.  Chris sees wisdom in Jarod’s words.  He makes his way back to civilization and flags down help.  Later, Jarod tells paramedics he is, in fact, uninjured, and staged the fake accident.

Miss Parker and Broots encounter Angelo in a darkened corridor.  Angelo accesses Broots’ laptop computer and begins tapping away at the keys—greatly accelerating the translation of the Arkham file.  After viewing the contents, Miss Parker realizes that Brigitte intends to sabotage her father’s helicopter.  Shortly thereafter, Angelo plays Miss Parker a DSA file.  It shows how her father sobbed uncontrollably after telling Sydney, “life goes on.”

Miss Parker begins a perilous journey toward the rooftop by climbing a rickety boiler ladder.  Along the way, she restores power to the building, saving Raines’ life.  She finds Brigitte—detonator in hand—on the tower helipad.  A struggle ensues, during which Miss Parker knocks Brigitte unconscious.  Mr. Parker’s helicopter lands safely, and the pair make their way to the cemetery, where they visit Mrs. Parker’s grave.

2-12 Toy Surprise

Toy Surprise Transcript


Miss Parker   Cafeteria closed?
Hayes   Uh, Miss Parker. Everyone’s supposed to leave the Centre for today’s fire security test.
Miss Parker   Then why are you playing with
Hayes   I don’t follow.
Miss Parker   Hayes, if you’re going to work for me you need to understand three things. First, keep the tie straight. Second, get a new tie.
Hayes   And the third?
Miss Parker   Candy’s for the clients. What?
Mr Parker   Ah, there you are sweetheart.
Miss Parker   Daddy? Is that you?
Mr Parker   Well, unless you’ve got another father somewhere I don’t know about. Listen, I tried you at the house. What are you doing at the Centre on a Sunday, especially this Sunday?
Miss Parker   False alarm on Jarod. Where are you?
Mr Parker   I’m about to get on a Centre helicopter. I’ll be at Blue Cove tonight.
Miss Parker   But your vacation?
Mr Parker   I didn’t feel like laying around on a beach. I couldn’t forget what day this is. I’ve been thinking a lot about
your mother.
Miss Parker   You have?
Mr Parker   Surprised?
Miss Parker   Um, ah, It’s just that you’ve never called me like this on this day, I mean.
Mr Parker   Well when you get to where I am in life regrets start to eat you up. Listen, there are lots of things that I’ve been meaning to say to you and to her for a long time.
Miss Parker   I’m here daddy, for-for you.
Mr Parker   Ah, be there at seven, will you?
Miss Parker   I was just leaving for the cemetery but we could go… see Mom together?
Mr Parker   Yeah. For once it’ll be just-just the three of us. Wait for me.
Miss Parker   I’ll be at home. Daddy?
Miss Parker   Mama. No. Mama, no! Let me go. Please. Oh no! Oh no! Let me go.
Miss Parker   I miss you Mom.
Sydney   The anniversary of a parent’s death can be a heavy cross to bear, especially alone. If you’d like company at the cemetery?
Miss Parker   Thanks but I won’t be bearing a cross alone this year.
Sydney   Your father?
Miss Parker   I have visited my mother’s grave every year on the anniversary of her death but my father would never talk about it. Why is it people wait until the end of their lives before… they… face regrets?
Sydney   Regret is born of, uh buried emotion. But your mother’s death is a wound… a wound that not even the Parkers can ignore forever.
Miss Parker   Hmm.
Sydney   You’ve never seen him grieve, have you? Until you do, until you can share your grief with him, you will never heal.
Angelo   Daughter… sad.
Brigitte   Well well well. Look what the cat dragged in.
Miss Parker   Stealing office supplies?
Brigitte   Hmm, reviewing your past attempts to catch Jarod. Not pretty. Splash a little colour on, love. It, you look depressing.
Miss Parker   Daddy?
Jarod   Have you spoken to your father today?
Miss Parker   What the hell do you want?
Jarod   I want to help you. Where are you now?
Miss Parker   I’m leaving Blue Cove. What is it Jarod?
Jarod   Turn around and get back to the Centre as fast as you can.
Miss Parker   Why?
Jarod   Someone is going to kill your father.
Jarod   Someone has ordered your father’s assassination. My source says there’s a file in the Centre’s mainframe tagged “Arkham”. Apparently it explains everything.
Miss Parker   Jarod this is the wrong day for games.
Jarod   I know what today is Miss Parker. The Centre took your mother away from you, just like they took me away from mine. Don’t let them finish the job by killing your father.
Miss Parker   My father kept you in the Centre your entire life Jarod. Why would you want to help him?
Jarod   Because if he dies my answers die with him. And so do yours.
Mr Conti   Jarod, I don’t know about this.
Jarod   Mr Conti, I’ve spoken with Chris’s former counsellors. We all agree. He’s ready for this climb both physically and mentally.
Mr Conti   I want to believe that hiking and mountain climbing are going to help but ever since Chris’s car accident last year we’ve tried therapists, retreats, vacations, everything. I just want the old Chris back.
Jarod   That’s why I’m here. He’s just lost his best friend. It takes time to heal from that kind of pain.
Mr Conti   Spoken like a man who’s experienced some loss himself.
Jarod   I’m not giving up on your son without a fight. Chris. Jarod Crockett. We’ve got a tough trail ahead of us if we’re going to beat the others back to the base camp. Are you ready to climb this monster?
Chris   I’m ready to go home.
Broots   The truth is I’d rather be home. I’m missing my daughter’s dance class.
Miss Parker   The Ar kham files, Broots. Focus.
Broots   It’d a lot of easier to find at my workstation. I don’t know why we can’t use the tech room.
Miss Parker   Because the tech room is the first place they would look.
Broots   Who? There’s nobody here.
Miss Parker   The people trying to kill my father.
Broots   What? Oh God, I’m sorry.
Miss Parker   Now you know what this is about.
Broots   Okay. Arkham.
Sydney   Have you been able to reach your father?
Miss Parker   His phone’s dead. So’s the radio on the chopper. He lands on the Tower’s helipad in four hours. Sydney when he called he… was reaching out to me.
Sydney   Careful Parker. He’s disappointed you before.
Miss Parker   Dyd, you were there the day that my mother was killed. Did you ever see him…
Sydney   Hmm? Grieve over her?
Miss Parker   Tell me.
Sydney   Moments after she died your father told me never to speak about it, not to you, Jarod, anyone. He ordered me back to work as if nothing had happened… Then… hmm…
Miss Parker   What? What?
Sydney   Then he said, life goes on. Hmm.
  Angelo   Daughter sad. Everyone sad. Daughter sad.
Chris   This compass isn’t working right. I think we’re lost.
Jarod   I think you’re right.
Chris   Whatever, it’s not my fault.
Jarod   You have to report positions to me. We’re a team out here. We have to communicate.
Chris   Huh! You guides are all the same. You’re all tryin’ to bug me out.
Jarod   Bug you out?
Chris   Yeah, get me to communicate. You want me to talk about stuff. Back off. I don’t need your help.
Jarod   You don’t have to go through this alone.
Chris   Let’s just climb okay?
Jarod   Well, that might be easier than you think.
Chris   “Jeep is dead have gone ahead to station”
Jarod   You thinkin’ what I’m thinking?
Chris   What?
Jarod   Short cut. We get this thing working. We take the fire trail out of here and beat everybody to the cliff face.
Chris   I don’t know.
Jarod   Come on. We’ll get done faster. It’ll be our little secret. You’re good with secrets. Aren’t you Chris?
Broots   I got it! I got Arkham.
Raines   Arkham?
Miss Parker   What are you doing here?
Raines   I live here.
Miss Parker   You wheeze, and I’ll shoot you.
Broots   Ah, Miss Parker? We have a little problem here.
Miss Parker   Open the file, Broots.
Broots   Ah, I can’t. The file has like a doorbell on it and if I open it a warning’s going to be sent…
Miss Parker   Then whoever is behind this will know that we’re here. Ding dong. He already does. Do it!
Broots   Aw, it’s encrypting. It’s, it’s turning into gibberish.
Miss Parker   Did you see what it said?
Broots   Ah, neutralisation, ah, nineteen hundred hours…
Sydney   Seven pm. That’s the exact time your father is due to land on the Tower helipad.
Miss Parker   So it’s true. You’re going to murder my father.
Raines   I have no knowledge of this.
Miss Parker   You son of a bitch.
Raines   I’d say we’re all in the dark on this one Miss Parker.
Broots   No computers, no phones. No power.
Miss Parker   Doors are electronically sealed.
Sydney   Sub-level lock down.
Raines   Designed to keep the Centre intact during a nuclear event.
Miss Parker   Or a palace coup against my father? Override the lockdown.
Raines   Impossible.
Miss Parker   If you think that I’m going to sit here like one of your caged lab rats…
Raines   I’m trapped too Miss Parker. My oxygen tank is almost empty. Would I do that to myself? Whoever is trying to kill your father now knows you’re here. And they’ll come for you too.
Sydney   Raines has a point.
Broots   Now, is it possible that the lockdown has something to do with the fire security test?
Miss Parker   There is no test you moron. They wanted to clear the Centre. Now I’m laying odds that Nosferatu has a sniper on the helipad.
Sydney   I don’t believe Raines had anything to do with this.
Miss Parker   Wake up and smell the oxygen Syd. He’s behind everything. Can you unlock the Arkham files?
Broots   Well, I, I’ve got them on disk. It will take a couple of hours, give or take.
Miss Parker   I’ve got less than two and my father’s dead, do you understand?
Sydney   Easy Parker. Broots is doing the best he can.
Broots   C-Could it be that the elevators have a back up power system?
Miss Parker   Hayes.
Sydney   Who?
Miss Parker   My new sweeper. I left him voice-mail after I called you two. Now, his orders are to find me in the sim lab if he hasn’t heard from me within the hour.
Broots   Well that’s now. We’re in the clear.
Miss Parker   That’s if he got the message. Parker family motto. Never depend on anyone but yourself.
Hayes   Give me the sim lab. This is Hayes. Hello? Hello?
Pilot   I’m unable to contact the Centre sir.
Mr Parker   Keep trying.
Chris   Try it now.
Jarod   Ah. Gonna have to push start it. I’m going to pop the clutch. You give me a good push. Think you’ve got it in you?
Chris   Yeah, whatever.
Jarod   Ready?
Chris   Jarod!
Jarod   My brakes!
Chris   Jarod! Jarod! Jarod! Jarod! Jarod? Jarod?
Raines   The Centre’s original boiler system extends through every sub-level right up to the lobby.
Miss Parker   Damn!
Raines   Tragically ironic that all this is happening on the anniversary of your mother’s suicide.
Miss Parker   Murder. And don’t talk about her. Please. Help me out of here.
Young Jarod   I’ll help you out of there. Miss Parker. You okay?
Miss Parker   Why wouldn’t I be?
Young Jarod   I just haven’t seen you in a while, since… since what happened to your mother.
Miss Parker   She killed herself Jarod. She was sick. What’s his name?
Young Jarod   They call him Angelo. Sydney says he’s special but I can’t get through to him.
Miss Parker   Maybe I can.
Young Jarod   Cracker Jack?
Miss Parker   You’ve never had them? The snack with the toy surprise.
Young Jarod   Why would someone want a surprise in their food?
Angelo   Surprise.
Broots   You did it?
Miss Parker   What about the elevator?
Broots   Oh, I I’ve found some tools. And, and look. These. Walkie talkies.
Miss Parker   My father lands in ninety minutes. What about the Arkham file?
Broots   It’ll take three hours at least.
Miss Parker   Sounds like he’s got even less.
Sydney   I’d better stay with Raines. His pulse is bad.
Miss Parker   All right. Look if you don’t hear from us in twenty minutes I want you to forget Mr Clean and get out. You’re my fail safe Syd, in case we get nailed.
Broots   Wait. What do you mean, nailed?
Miss Parker   Back Broots. Stay here. Stop or you’re dead!
Sweeper   Miss Parker.
Miss Parker   You can breathe now.
Broots   Oh. Who is it?
Miss Parker   Sweepers. But I don’t know either one. Come on, let’s go.
Chris   Jarod! Jarod!
Jarod   Ugh. What happened?
Chris   You flipped the jeep. Does it hurt?
Jarod   Oh, only when I blink.
Chris   I gotta get you out of here.
Jarod   Ahhh, ow ow! I think I broke my leg. Ahh! Chris you have to go get help.
Chris   They’re… They’re going to send a search. I mean, when we don’t show up they’re going to come lookin’ for us.
Jarod   Chris I could be bleeding internally. You have to go get help. Just, j-just climb over that cliff. There should be a road. You can do it.
Chris   I can’t. I can’t.
Miss Parker   Sydney, we’re at the elevator.
Broots   What? Oh. That’s an old bullet hole. Well, they… They haven’t fixed that after all these years?
Miss Parker   That’s the Centre, always trying to send a message.
Jarod   Chris you have to go get help.
Chris   Oh, God, oh my God.
Jarod   Listen to me! You have to go get help.
Chris   No, I can’t do that. NO! I can’t do that.
Jarod   Yes. You can. This is about your car accident, isn’t it? It’s about how your best friend died. You listen to me. Accidents happen. People die. That is no secret.
Chris   Why do you keep saying that?
Jarod   Because I can help you, if you let me. Let me help you.
Chris   Nick wanted to go for a shortcut that night. He was going too fast. We, we spun out and we hit a tree and jammed the steering wheel into him.
Jarod   What happened?
Chris   And then the cops got there and his car was on fire and I was outside and Nick was still inside.
Jarod   Nick died instantly. You can’t blame yourself for that.
Chris   That’s what I’m trying to tell you. He didn’t. I let him die. I let him die.
Broots   You’ll enjoy this. I had one of those, ah, parental wakeup calls at breakfast, you know, time sure flies. My little Debbie, she tells me she knows what she wants to do in life. She’s ten. Anyway she says….
Miss Parker   Do you ever think of getting out of here Broots?
Broots   Excuse me?
Miss Parker   The Centre. Leaving. Taking Debbie and just going somewhere… else?
Broots   Yeah! Actually lots of times.
Miss Parker   Do it. Don’t worry about what other people think. Don’t buy into the false security of staying put. If you think that that’s what you need to, then do it. Do it for Debbie, but do it now, because the next elevator you get on…
Broots   I, I never knew your mother Miss Parker but I bet the choices she made… had everything to do with her little girl.
Miss Parker   So what does Debbie want to do with her life?
Broots   She says she wants to be just like you. There we go. We’re goin’ to the lobby.
Broots   Wait for me.
Miss Parker   Oh!
Brigitte   ‘Ello love.
Miss Parker   I’m gettin’ real sick of you.
Brigitte   Tsk, tsk, tsk. You should not have searched the mainframe. And where exactly are Broots and Sydney? I thought stooges travelled in threes.
Miss Parker   By the way, fire drills are for pyros and grade-schoolers.
Brigitte   Can’t blame a girl for trying. If you were at the cemetery, crying your little eyes out like you’re supposed to be you wouldn’t be in this tricky little mess, now would you? Don’t you think it’s time to turn off the faucets? How appropriate you die in this elevator. Just like Mummy.
Miss Parker   If there is one place that I’m not dying, it’s here.
Broots   Miss Parker you’ve been shot.
Broots   Looks like a flesh wound. Must’ve been a ricochet.
Miss Parker   Yeah, off my arm.
Broots   You’re bleeding pretty badly, Miss Parker.
Miss Parker   It’s nothing.
Broots   No. Sit down.
Miss Parker   Ahhh!
Broots   I mean it! Where the hell are we?
Miss Parker   W-we’re on uh,SL-26.
Broots   Yeah, that’s right.
Miss Parker   Ahhhh! Ow ow oww.
Broots   Nice shot! Shh! I hear something? Wait! Wait! You’re not going out there. Here.
Miss Parker   I want to kill her, not screw her.
Broots   Well, can you think of anything better? I got your back.
Miss Parker   Oh, now I feel better.
Chris   Bet you never thought you’d get paired with a coward huh?
Jarod   Is that what you are Chris? Is that what Nick would think of you? What happened that night?
Chris   We were inside the car. I was upside down when I came to. And I looked over and Nick, he was stuck under the steering wheel. There was blood everywhere. And he’s looking over at me… his eyes all scared, like they’re begging me to help him. Then the fire started comin’ in, and the smoke.
And I just sat there frozen. I can still see his eyes.
Jarod   What did you do?
Chris   I slid out of the car. And I crawled away. Then the flames grew bigger. I could hear his voice calling me from the fire. I should’ve burned Jarod, ’cause I should’ve died.
Jarod   Nick was pinned inside that car. You couldn’t have saved him if you wanted to.
Chris   No, ’cause I ran away.
Jarod   If you stayed in that car you would have died. Your response was human.
Chris   I ran away!
Jarod   I know what loss is like. I watched my brother die in a car accident. Not a day goes by that I don’t blame myself… that I don’t think of something that I could’ve done. As time went by… he forgave me. I hear his voice inside of me. Just like you hear Nick’s. What would he want you to do now?
Broots   Wait Miss Parker. Careful. Did you hear that sound?
Miss Parker   Oh! I’m officially in hell. Give me that walkie.
Broots   Angelo.
Miss Parker   Broots, how’s the Arkham file coming?
Broots   Two hours.
Miss Parker   Great. My father lands in one. You gotta get me back to the lobby Broots.
Angelo   Tasty.
Angelo   Tasty. Daughter sad.
Jarod   You miss your mother, don’t you?
Miss Parker   She used to give me these. It’s just me and my daddy now. But he’s always working. My mom and I used to talk about things. She would brush my hair, or we’d read together.
Jarod   My mom’s gone too. I talk to her though. Her voice is inside me just like your mother’s is inside you.
Angelo   Mom, they’re trying to hurt mom. D-Daddy. Trying to hurt Daddy. Daughter sad. Mnnn.
Broots   Wait. What? What are you…
Miss Parker   Don’t touch that.
Broots   He’s speeding it up.
Angelo   Mnnn. Golden Hawk down.
Broots   What?
Miss Parker   There’s no sniper. She’s sabotaged the helicopter.
Angelo   Golden Hawk… down.
Broots   It’s a distance sensitive triggering device.
Miss Parker   A what?
Broots   A triggering device. As soon as the helicopter gets within a hundred feet of the Tower an explosive device goes off. The helicopter loses control and crashes.
Miss Parker   But it looks like an accident.
Broots   Exactly.
Angelo   Toy surprise.
Miss Parker   I told you I don’t want any.
Angelo   Ah. Surprise.
Broots   It’s a DSA.
Miss Parker   And it’s dated the day of my mother’s death.
    DSA 13th April 1970
Mr Parker   Where’s Jarod?
Sydney   He’s been taken to his space, Mr Parker.
Mr Parker   Mmm.
Sydney   What happened to Catherine?
Mr Parker   My wife was ah… very sick.
Sydney   Troubled yes, but suicide?
Mr Parker   You’ll never discuss this incident with anyone, ever. Not with Jarod and especially not with my daughter. Go home, now! I want you back in this laboratory tomorrow, ready to work. Life goes on Sydney. Life goes on.
Angelo   Daddy sad. Must save Daddy.
Miss Parker   Oh, let’s finish this.
Broots   The boiler hatch should be right over there.
Sydney   Parker where are you?
Miss Parker   We’re at SL-26 heading for the boiler.
Sydney   You’ve got to hurry, your father lands in less than thirty minutes.
Miss Parker   Tell me something I don’t know.
Broots   Miss Parker! Up there! The boiler goes all the way up to the lobby.
Miss Parker   Let’s hope I’m not too late.
Brigitte   Everything’s in place. Thirty minutes to Centre airspace and the triggering point.
Jarod   You ready?
Chris   Yeah I think I am. Jarod uh…
Jarod   Hurry back.
Broots   Maybe I should go with you?
Miss Parker   No I can move faster alone.
Broots   Oh wow. Twenty-six floors in fifteen minutes. Are you sure you’re okay to do this? Do you remember the code to the power bunker?
Miss Parker   I’ve got it Broots.
Broots   Okay.
Miss Parker   Oh!
Broots   Good luck.
Miss Parker   Oh, ahhh. Huh.
Chris   Yes!
Miss Parker   Oh. Syd, I’m in the lobby. Hayes is dead.
Sydney   Raines isn’t far behind. I’m plugging him into the Centre’s oxygen system. Get the power on.
Miss Parker   Put the walkie to his ear.
Sydney   We don’t have time Parker.
Miss Parker   Do it! Are you trying to kill my father?
Raines   No.
Miss Parker   Who is?
Raines   The same people who killed your mother.
Miss Parker   Who?
Sydney   He’s blacking out!
Broots   Thank you. Miss Parker you’ve got five minutes.
Mr Parker   The Centre’s in sight. It’ll be good to be home.
Brigitte   Hello love.
Brigitte   You don’t give up do you?
Miss Parker   Drop the accent. Nobody’s buying it any more.
Brigitte   Fine with me bitch. Too much damn work anyway. That’s the problem with you Parkers. You never finish what you started.
Miss Parker   You look finished to me.
Chris   You okay?
Jarod   Yeah! Nick would be proud.
Chris   I know, he told me. Thank you.
Sheriff   Son, your dad’s waiting for you.
Chris   Bye.
Jarod   Sorry for the false alarm but it was for a good cause.
Paramedic   Your leg is broken.
Jarod   I eat a lot of ice cream. Calcium. It’s good for you.
Mr Parker   Brigitte will be dealt with. I want you to know.
Miss Parker   Let’s not talk about that now.
Mr Parker   God, It’s… it’s beautiful here.
Miss Parker   You’ve never been back?
Mr Parker   Not since the burial. I couldn’t bring myself to face her. From now on, every year we come here, together. There are things I’ve wanted to say…
Miss Parker   You don’t have to say anything Daddy. It’s just good to have you back. Are you okay?
Mr Parker   Life goes on.
Miss Parker   Parker.
Jarod   I’m glad your father is all right.
Miss Parker   Thank you Jarod.
Jarod   You miss her?
Miss Parker   Yes.
Jarod   She misses you too.
Miss Parker   How can you be so sure?
Jarod   Read the card.

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