Parker: Jarod, I’m only going to ask you this once. How did you know she wouldn’t be there?
Jarod: I didn’t.
Parker: Then who?
Jarod: Edna did. She knew all the secrets. Especially about the Mirage Project.
Parker: Unfortunately, she took them to her grave.
Jarod: Well, I am sorry for you. Edna was someone you could have trusted.
Parker: Unlike the Centre. Or my family.
Jarod: You were right in putting your trust in your mother. She knew the importance of family. Of helping people. If she kept any secrets from you, it was to protect you.
Parker: Protect me from what?
Jarod: The truth.
[4.18 - Corn Man A Comin’]
I love how she sounds so defenseless, almost childish during this conversation. When she asks Jarod, ‘Protect me from what?' she sounds so helpless and lonely.
She’s finally realized that she can’t count on anyone at the Centre, because everybody lies to her.
Jarod is the only one who’s trying to help her through this new terrible discovery. He’s so nice to his old childhood friend.
And I love the fact that they don’t talk so much during whole season 4, but whenever they speak to each other (let alone the fight they have on Tommy’s grave and a little quarrel in the last episode) they’re quiet and…almost tired. Since the beginning, in the first episode, they look so tired of this never-ending pursue.
Jarod would love to stop running, she would love to stop chasing.
And that’s why I’m so disappointed with the fact that at the beginning of the following episode we’re thrown into such a different mood, with Jarod and Zoe together.
I just *hate* it! It’s so amiss, and totally out of context. I’m sure Jarod would have never decided to “take a vacation” with Zoe during such hard times, it’s just unbelievable!
They could have played it so much better.
I think it already was the time to make Miss Parker realize something about her real feelings for the pretender, not to bring up Zoe from nowhere just to create a twist in the plot. They could have used anyone, she wasn’t really necessary.
One of the *real* things I blame the creators for. Maybe everything would have been different and the show would have continued in another way.
And, of course, another reason to hate Zoe =)