Pasadena

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 28, 2001 on FOX
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An armed intruder breaks into the McAllister home and accosts 15-year-old Lily, demanding to know the whereabouts of a woman pictured in a locket. She locks herself in the bathroom to escape him, and he eventually shoots himself. The man is identified as Philip Parker, a mentally ill drifter. The family becomes extremely tight-lipped about the subject; and is able to keep the incident out of the press because Lily's grandfather, George Greeley, owns the newspaper. Henry Bellow, a new student in Lily's class, confronts her with research about the Greeley family. He forces Lily to accept the fact that her family has undertaken a number of devious maneuvers throughout the years. Lily realizes that they have made a number of enemies, and suspects that Parker may not have chosen her house randomly. Lily's family freezes the bank account of her uncle Nate, the "black sheep," after he resumes his drug use. He steals a necklace from Lily's mother, Catherine. He pleads with Lily to keep this a secret, and hints that he may know the truth about Parker's identity. Lily's father, Will, assures Lily that he is just as much in the dark about the situation as she is. Lily asks Henry to do some research about Parker. While at his house, she notes several photographs of houses on the wall. Henry says only that he is trying to find someone. He discovers that Parker and Catherine were high school classmates. Catherine insists that she doesn't remember Parker, and dismisses the whole thing as a coincidence. Catherine's brother, Robert, presents her with proof that Will is having an affair with a co-worker. He has the woman fired. George forces Will to break things off with Jayleen, and suggests that he behave more discreetly in the future. He shares that he plans to name Will, not his son Robert, as his eventual successor on the paper. Catherine replaces the dining room carpet after Parker's suicide. Her mother continually complains about the decor and forces further changes. The normally unflappabale Catherine has a major freak-out and trashes the furniture.moreless

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Christina Moore

Christina Moore

Jayleen Richards

Guest Star

Greg Lauren

Greg Lauren

Steve Chasen

Guest Star

Bob Morrisey

Bob Morrisey

Mr. Parkman

Guest Star

Barbara Babcock

Barbara Babcock

Lillian Greeley

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Philip Baker Hall

Philip Baker Hall

George Reese Greeley

Recurring Role

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