Jamie Parker (Jim Alexander) 2000-2003
First Regular Appearance: 4.1 (#203)
Temporary Departure: 6.2 (#262) We Are United
Return: 6.10 (#270) A Game Of Two Halves
Last Regular Appearance: 6.30 (#290) End Game
Duration: EP: 203 – 262, 270 – 290 ½ SE: 4.1 – 6.2, 6.10 – 6.30
Squad Number/Position: #1 (Goalkeeper) (2000-2003)
Last Seen: Being zipped in a body-bag having been shot at the close of the siege.
A known contender for stardom in the
Guaranteed selection and a new public perception, apart from the capital-superstar attitude Jamie brought with him, 24-year-old Jamie was snapped up by Harchester manager Ray Wyatt on a free transfer from
Into Jamie’s second season at Harchester, best mate Fletch is on a murder charge and wants to see the main prosecution witness, Victoria Baptiste. Staying in a rehabilitation clinic, Jamie checks in to see her himself, using his gambling addiction as a cover. Before long however, Jamie has forgotten his mission and has drunkenly bedded
When Tash discovers she is pregnant, she and Jamie are reconciled, although Tash herself is unsure whether the baby is his or Monday’s. When tests reveal Jamie is the father, he further jeopardises his future with Tash by sleeping with
Early in his third season with Harchester, at Jeff’s suggestion, Jamie heads to a rehabilitation clinic in L.A to give himself the best chance of getting well again. Jamie returns shortly before Christmas 2002, but unbeknownst to him Tash has turned to his team mate Robbie Walsh for support during his absence. Jamie soon suspects the affair, but believes Fletch is the guilty man and head butts him at the Christmas party, before Robbie admits it is him. Tash doesn’t have to feel in the wrong for too long, as at Fletch and Abi’s for Christmas dinner, a Tennis player named
With the team fighting for Premiership survival, Jamie falls under the control of rogue manager Patrick Doyle, and even after Patrick is dismissed from the club, he is still forcing Jamie to throw games. Returning manager Alan Rothman has had enough of Jamie’s unstable behaviour and drops him for their final, most crucial match against Everton. Jamie has now well and truly lost it, and with a gun Doyle handed him to kill himself with, Jamie takes the whole team hostage in the dressing room at half time. During the stand-off, Jamie accidentally shoots Abi, gravely injuring her. Tash is put on the phone to Jamie, where there is an emotional breakdown between the two, and everything involving Doyle’s control of Jamie comes out in the open.
When Tash tells Jamie he hasn’t lost her or Hope, he is persuaded to end the siege and surrender. Jamie is expecting to see Tash waiting as he leaves the dressing room, but all he can see outside are SO11 officers yelling at him to put the gun down. Jamie panics, unintentionally raising his gun and the officers fire to take him down. Jamie is hit in the upper torso and dies on the Lair tunnel floor, the affects of this tragedy looming for long after.