TRUST CAN KILL YOU
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Are you telling me that Mr. Raines could actually be my father? Oh, I think I’m gonna vomit.

Miss Parker - [The Pretender - Island of the Haunted]

Broots: Well, see, the- the thing is, is that, uh- your father’s… soda…seems to be flat.
Parker: Sydney, what is he talking about?
Sydney: The sample of Mr. Parker’s sperm count was so low, he’s virtually sterile. So the probability of him siring an offspring…That probability is small.
Parker: How small?
Sydney: The odds against his ability to ever be a father were put at, uh, one in 10.
Parker: Well, how could he be a genetic match and not be my father?
Broots: Well, uh, the- the only biological explanation is- is that your father could actually, uh, be your uncle.
Parker: I don’t have an uncle.
Sydney: Parker, there were further revelations.
Broots: We found records, uh, things that tell us that your father actually, uh did have a brother who was given up for adoption three days after he was born.
Sydney: And the adopting family was named Raines.
Parker: Are you telling me that Mr. Raines could actually be my father? Oh, I think I’m gonna vomit.

[Island of the Haunted]

Ok, Broots and Sydney’s faces are just priceless.
And so is Miss Parker’s reaction to the revelation.
Epic moment!

Parker: Hello…
Sydney: Parker, thank God!
Broots: It’s us, Miss Parker. We’ve been so worried about- Did you just say hello?
Parker: What, Broots?
Broots: We’ve been tryin’ to get in touch with you for days. Where have you been?
Parker: Somewhere between hell and a turning point
Broots: No, this is hell, trust me. And it’s getting hotter by the second.
Parker: Did you find my father’s blood sample?
Broots: Blood? No. The only sample we got was semen.
Parker: And is my father my father?
Sydney: The genetic lab did detect pattern similarity, so technically you and your father could be a match.
Parker: "Technically" was hardly the rousing endorsement I was hoping for.

[Island of the Haunted]

Ok, this is another line that almost goes unnoticed, but I’m going to point it out.
Miss Parker says that she’s been ‘Somewhere between hell and a turning point’. This-is-just-GREAT!
She’s just “rejected” Jarod, who’s already on the plane, and yet she makes us understand that she *did* was listening to what Jarod was saying.
She is already thinking about it, she knows that time has come to make that hard decision and take a turning point in her life.
This is something really well written, that’s why I loved this show so much!
These two had the most twisted relationship ever, and yet whenever one of them is not around, they do or say things that make the audience understand how much they actually care about each another.
This happened throughout the whole show, it’s no news. It’s just how their OTP worked.
And it was lovely…

Jarod: Look, we’ve been through a lot together, you and me. From when we were kids at the Centre… to the last couple of days. I know that rarely our allegiances are the same but I’ve always felt- I’ve always known…that there was something more to our lives than I run and you chase.

MP: Maybe we do what we have to just to get by in this life, Jarod.

Jarod: Maybe we both deserve something more.

MP: Just- Just forget what happened on that island. Forget that moment of weakness. Turning points only come when you’ve got something to turn to.
I’m sorry… this isn’t the different ending you were looking for. But it’s just the way the damn story goes, Jarod.

Jarod: That’s the wonderful thing about life, Miss Parker. If you change the story, the ending is up to you…

The Pretender: The Island of the Haunted

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Parker: Let’s go, Daddy.
Mr. Parker: Hold it. You’re not going on this flight.
Parker: What?
Mr. Parker: Now don’t get all bent out of shape. I’ll explain everything to you back in Blue Cove.
Parker: But, Daddy, the last time that I saw you, you were in a catatonic stupor. And…
Mr. Parker: That was just something I cooked up with Raines and Lyle to keep the Africans sniffing up the wrong flagpole while you and Jarod found the prize.
Parker: Daddy, is it true? The Parker that found the scrolls…is that my great-grandfather? And what about the scrolls? Is it true that they hold some kind of power?
Mr. Parker: Now now. We’ll sort everything out back at the Centre. That’s final. Just take a couple of days at the London house. It’ll do you good.

[Island of the Haunted]

Jarod: That’s the wonderful thing about life, Miss Parker. If you change the story, the ending is up to you.

[Island of the Haunted]

Yes, I think this might be my favorite Jarodism.
Jarod’s words are just *wonderful* and the way he looks at Miss Parker makes everyone understand that he loves her, really.
Even if she’s just rejected him, that look in his eyes is so intense that even Mr. Parker realizes that there’s something new in the air.
I love the way Mr. Parker looks at Jarod and then at his daughter, trying to figure out what happened between them.
He’s probably never seen Miss Parker so quiet before, just like us.

Oh, such a great moment…*_*

[Island of the Haunted]

Just look at his face.
It’s a matter of 15 seconds, I guess, but this moment is so precious.
Parker is quiet, can’t really talk, like she doesn’t have words anymore.
And he feels just awful and keeps looking at her, like he’s hoping she’s still going to change her mind.
He gazes at Parker just like a puppy…and he’s so sweet *_*

Parker: I’m sorry…this isn’t the different ending you were looking for. But it’s just the way the damn story goes, Jarod.

[Island of the Haunted]

I don’t know if it’s just me but…you know, this moment comes after the ‘hands touch’, so you don’t look at it carefully and it almost goes unnoticed.
But when Parker says, ‘It’s just the way the damn story goes’, Jarod has that ‘hangdog’ look in his eyes, he certainly feels terrible, but it looks like he’s trying to figure out something else to tell her.
You can see it in his eyes that he’s not *over* yet.
He simply stares at Miss Parker, thinking about what he’s going to say next.
And as we know, he’s going to tell her something just *overwhelming*.

Parker: Just- Just forget what happened on that island. Forget that moment of weakness. Turning points only come when you’ve got something to turn to.

[Island of the Haunted]

Jarod: We’ve been through a lot together, you and me. From when we were kids at the Centre…to the last couple of days. I know that rarely our allegiances are the same but I’ve always felt- I’ve always known…that there was something more to our lives than I run and you chase

[Island of the Haunted]

Let me tell you a few things about this scene.
First of all, I think that Jarod probably waited so long to reveal the truth because he knew that this would be his last chance to tell Miss Parker about his real feelings and confess that he’d always known he loved her. This was his very last chance to make Miss Parker change her mind, he had to dissuade her ‘cause he had no more time.
Ok, he didn’t said *openly* that he loved her, but he didn’t need to, did he? He knew, and she knew it, too, even if she didn’t want to admit it.
And what Jarod confessed here was enough to trigger something inside her.

Second, I just love the tear she has at the corner of her eye when Jarod speaks. She’s so beautiful and vulnerable at the same time. She doesn’t even want him to see that she’s crying.

Lastly, I think that Jarod’s declaration is one of the most intense and well written that I’ve ever seen. He’s so honest and true to himself, this whole conversation between them is so much ‘in character’!
It’s only a pity that it didn’t end up somewhere else…