Back to 2004. Parker walks into a room and greets her parents.
Claire stalks around Charlie's basement and asks if there's any word. Charlie says they were delayed and she asks if the FBI might be causing the delay. He robotically tells her to be patient, that she will be reunited with Joey. Claire asks what happens then and he says he can't tell her. She asks him what he meant when he said he was her follower. Charlie hands over a stack of notebooks, in which he's recorded her every move for two years, and then shows her a video of her and Joey playing in the yard. He says it was important to Carroll that he be able to share her life and when Claire asks why, because her ex-husband tried to kill her, Charlie says flatly that Carroll is "hoping very much that she survives." That's so reassuring. He switches to a video of Claire, in her bed, sleeping, and she asks if Emma knew. He says he knew about her, but she didn't know about him.
Emma tells Jacob that Roderick wrote back. He didn't say he was sending backup, but they need to shut down their online communications. He will call them on the satellite phone. Jacob can't believe that's all he said, but Emma says he told them to be ready. For something. Because it wouldn't be any fun if we didn't go to commercial on the characters staring at each other portentously.
The cop cars in front of the farmhouse pull away and Emma asks Paul for Ryan's phone. She says they need to delay things until Roderick calls, and figures the FBI can help. Paul asks where Jacob is; he's checking on Joey. And then Paul chooses this moment, in front of Ryan and Megan to ask how Jacob's doing with the whole and-now-we-are-a-threesome deal. Emma can't believe he's bringing this up right now and leaves the room. Ryan looks delighted. He asks if Paul is also sleeping with Emma or just Jacob or both of them. Paul says Ryan has no idea what's going on and Ryan's like, but I'm starting to get the picture, bro! He lays out the precious little love triangle going on here, driving Paul to stalk away.
Mike answers a call from Ryan in the mobile command center. Parker asks Emma what she can do for her. Emma starts talking about how she does miss her mother, but she doesn't fool Parker, who asks why she's playing with her. Emma starts her monologue about Slutty Mom and what a slut she was, and Parker's like, fine, that's great -- is that why you killed her? She says she killed her to be free and now she doesn't take instructions from anyone. Except Carroll, Parker points out. Emma says she makes her own choices, but Parker says she replaced her mother with Carroll. Emma's getting all worked up when she says she chose Carroll; she broke free and chose him. She hangs up.