Michael Ames is Jasper's wealthy, jet-setting father and the owner of a considerable amount of property on the Mercer Island waterfront. Away during the weekend of the Halloween dance, Michael rushes to Fort Washington High School upon his return and cuts short Sarah's interview with Jasper about Rosie's disappearance. Once alone with Jasper, he smacks the boy across face and shouts "What did you do this time?" Sarah speculates to Oakes that Michael may have convinced a neighbor not to press grand theft auto charges against Jasper. Michael attends Rosie's wake. Terry Marek, in the receiving line with Stan and Mitch Larsen, brightens when she sees him, but he eyes her coldly and walks away.