Miss Parker in "Red Rock Jarod": "That's for my mother — and this is for me. . but his lifestyle doesn't allow long-term relationships and he doesn't go in for or fictional character: examples include Jarod Wright, test pilot; Jarod Marley, in the . But Jarod hadn't anticipated the Centre making Miss Parker his main pursuer and . Ignoring her sarcasm, he pointed out Lyle's test results. very sensitive, even thin skinned about the true nature of her parents' relationship. It will mainly focus on Jarod and Miss Parker's relationship with a little .. She didn't care how many blood tests were done; never in a million.
Despite Kyle's crimes, Jarod accepts him and asks that they work together the learn more about their past. Tashman joins Kyle and Jarod, bringing a lead that their parents are in Boston. As the FBI arrives, the three attempt to escape in a van but crash after they're fired upon.
Injured, Kyle tells Jarod to continue without him: Don't tell them what I became. The van explodes and Jarod is forced to continue in his quest alone.
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Later on, Jarod calls Sydney and asks where his brother is buried, only to be told that the van burned for a long time and that no remains were found.
The boy is in need of a heart transplant, but his condition is more difficult to fix since he has the same rare blood type that Kyle and Jarod have. Events lead to Jarod being imprisoned by an enemy but then Kyle arrives and frees him. It is revealed that Kyle survived the FBI attack and caused the explosion himself to cover his escape.
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Kyle is determined to have vengeance on the Centre, killing all its members if necessary. Jarod argues that they don't need to succumb to vengeance and violence. By the end of the episode, after helping Jarod help others, Kyle admits that altruism may be a greater cause than vengeance. Minutes later, the two are confronted by an enemy and Kyle sacrifices himself to save Jarod's life. Heartbroken, Jarod then donates Kyle's heart to J.
Miller, ensuring that his brother saves one more life. In reality, he was abducted shortly after birth and given up for adoption. He was given the name Bobby Bowman by his adoptive parents.
The teenage Bobby ran away from home, faked his death, and has since been known only as Lyle the name of his abusive foster father.
Lyle dabbled for a few years in Asian organized crime, even a group of cannibals known as the Snake Eaters; a tattoo of a snake devouring itself is once spotted on his shoulder. Lyle maintains his links to criminals in that region. His time overseas was also spent dating and marrying several Asian women, whom he has a proclivity toward.
He is also suspected of having mutilated and murdered at least one of his wives in the past.The Pretender – Miss Parker & Jarod - Dick Dale - Misirlou
Lyle surfaces in Blue Cove, Delaware, where he is given a top position at the Centre. Parker does not initially realize that she is related to Lyle, which leaves her perplexed as to why he was so quickly promoted. At one point, Lyle is requested by one of his old Yakuza contacts to kill a witness of a Yakuza related crime in exchange for 20 million dollars.
Jarod is outraged at the use of one of his simulations for this plan, and foils it. In retaliation, the crime bosses sever Lyle's thumb from his left hand. Although Lyle later harvests the left thumb of the then-comatose Mr.
Raines and has it attached to his own hand, he eventually returns the digit to Raines as a show of loyalty when Raines is placed in charge of the Centre. Lyle is also notable for his murder of Jarod's brother, Kyle.
Parker is Chairman of the Centre and has occasionally been forced to work with Raines in order to ensure his position. Jarod once summed Mr. Parker up as "Mr. Duplicity-Himself" season 3, episode 1, "Crazy". It is revealed over time that Mr. Raines is his brother, although he was raised by an adoptive family, and because of this, Parker protects Raines at all costs. He appears to shoot and kill an imprisoned Raines, but this is just a deception designed to prevent his daughter from killing Raines herself.
Despite his many coverups, Mr. Parker is devoted to his daughter and ensures her safety on many occasions. Unlike Lyle and Raines, he is not as involved in the hunt to catch Jarod.
After Jarod is recaptured by Centre authorities, he and Mr.
Parker have a tense confrontation on board a plane. Jarod convinces Parker to glance at the mysterious scrolls which were found on the Isle of Carthis. After reading the scrolls, Mr.
Parker undergoes a sudden change and determines that they must never be seen. He grabs the box containing the scrolls and jumps out of the airborne plane and is assumed to be dead. Raines, William Raines is a long-time Centre staffer and the brains behind the testing that created Jarod, Angelo and countless other individuals who were less fortunate than either.
Known for the trademark squeaking of the wheels on his ever-present oxygen tank, Raines is one of the most feared people at the Centre.
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After a fire in SL27, Raines lungs were badly burned and as a result he is dependent on an oxygen tank. But like all things at the Centre, the actual state of Raines's health disease seems to change depending on the situation.
Parker once yanks the breathing apparatus out of Raines's nose when she believes him to be her mother's killer; Raines merely smiles and continues to breathe normally. Nevertheless, he continues toting his oxygen tank everywhere he goes, though he has regained the use of his voice. Jarod uses it to rescue a woman being harassed about her jailbird father in the episode "Prison Story".
Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: In "Dragon House", Jarod spends some time as an orthodontist, and has a patient with these. Breaking Bad News Gently: In "Bloodlines", Broots suggests Miss Parker sit down, before sharing his discovery that she had a twin brother who was declared stillborn by the attending doctor but actually carried off to an unknown fate by the Centre.
Miss Parker prefers to stand. In "The Dragon House", Jarod takes part in an FBI investigation where the agent in charge takes a disliking to him, and at one point gets himself out of chasing off after what he knows will turn out to be a false lead by making a point of how much he wants to follow the lead and would hate to be stuck doing desk duty.
In "Hazards", the first scene with Miss Parker and Sydney has Sydney start to tell a joke and then get distracted by the arrival of the plot just as he's about to deliver the punchline.
In their final scene in the episode, after tying off the last plot threads, Miss Parker asks him to finish the joke, and he obliges. When SL is being renovated in "Bloodlines", there's inevitably a guy doing spark welding.
The episode "Bulletproof" revolves around the death of a SWAT officer who was killed in the line of duty, while wearing a bullet-proof vest, by somebody using armor-piercing "cop killer" bullets.
Jarod does the "fortunately, I'm unharmed, because I was wearing a bullet-proof vest under my clothes" trick a few times. The victim in "Back From the Dead Again" was buried alive. In "Red Rock Jarod", Mr.
Lyle buries a hostage alive in a remote location — with an air pump, but if he doesn't get what he wants before the pump runs out of fuel In "Indy Show", where Jarod is being a racing driver, he gets some advice from a more experienced driver, and later gives the same advice to another driver, who remarks that it sounds familiar.
The first driver is Mario Andretti; the second is his son, Michael Andretti. In the Viva Las Vegas! In "The Dragon House", Broots hacks the security camera feed to the room where Kyle is being held and loops it so that Miss Parker can have a private and unauthorized conversation. During the heist in "Scott Free", the gang uses an electronic version of the "polaroid punk" method, taking a photo of the room with a digital camera and then connecting that to the security camera.
And the transition is noticed by the man in the monitor room, because he's expecting it. Jarod uses the hack-the-wiring method in "Homefront".
In "Stolen", Jarod escapes his pursuers from the Centre by jumping out a second-floor window onto the roof of their parked car. He dents the car roof and gives a nasty shock to Broots, who was waiting in the car and holding a cup of hot coffee. Lee", Miss Parker and her crew are staking out a building when they realise the occupants know they're there.
Rather than waste time getting out of the car, running, opening doors, and so on, she just fires up the engine and drives straight through the wall. In "Amnesia", a Centre mook sneaking up on the building where Jarod's been staying hears a noise, and investigates with gun drawn He relaxes — and then Jarod pops out behind him and knocks him out.
Jarod's not completely asexual, and has had a couple of girls-of-the-weekbut his lifestyle doesn't allow long-term relationships and he doesn't go in for casual encounters. Particularly notable is the episode "Gigolo Jarod", in which he spends a week as a gigolo without having sex with anybody, because he's able to figure out what his clients really need and give them that instead.
He's just lucky he never got a client who really needed sex. In "Keys", when Miss Parker goes to see her father, and there's somebody else sitting in his high-backed chair. Also The Unreveal for Mr Parker's appearance. In "Back From the Dead Again", when Miss Parker goes to see her father, and there's somebody else sitting in his high-backed chair — Mr Lyle, making his entrance to the series.
Whenever he does a pretend, Jarod adopts the surname of a relevant real-life person or fictional character: And then there's the episode where his boss-to-be is a Dr Fein, so he adopts the alias of Jarod Howard, leading to a scene with somebody innocently calling out " Dr Howard! In several episodes, including the pilot, Jarod takes time out from his mission to help an unrelated somebody in trouble, and they repay him at the end of the episode by helping him evade the Centre operatives hunting him.
Trying to persuade him not to give up, Jarod starts pointing around Mickey's workshop and listing significant effects and gadgets Mickey has created over the course of his career.