Now, Michael Ausiello of TV Guide has pretty much had that rumor confirmed... by none other than the man who portrays Parker himself. Here's what he had to say:
Ausiello: Only my BFF Greg Grunberg could get a flat tire en route to the Emmys and still show up in time to give me some serious scoop. "Parkman's family plays a huge role in the story behind the heroes," he said. "My character for once plays an integral part in what's happening. And it was a shock to me when I got [the script].
I was like, 'What?' But it's great because people have been saying to me, 'I really wish that you'd be more a part of the show.' I've been working my butt off, but it's been great."