Calvin Evans had a cease and desist letter sent to Avery Parker in Lessons in Chemistry. Who was this woman, and was she really family?
As Mad searched for information about her father, she learned that a lot of people wrote to Calvin Evans pretending to be family. One of those people was Avery Parker, a woman who Calvin ended up having Harriet write a cease and desist letter to. It was the only way to stop her from contacting him.
However, the big question was always who she actually was. Could it be possible that she was related to Calvin? It turned out that a lot of people told big lies throughout Lessons in Chemistry, and it’s a reminder of just how refreshing Elizabeth’s love of the truth is.
Avery Parker was Calvin’s mother in Lessons in Chemistry
Calvin had been told by the Father at St. Luke’s that his parents had died. Well, he wasn’t the only one told a story. His birth mother was also told a lie about a fire. She found out that Calvin had perished in a fire, only to learn the truth as Calvin had his work published.
Elizabeth and Mad learn that Avery is Calvin’s mother. She was 16 at the time of his birth, and her father opted to give Calvin up for adoption. Avery didn’t have a choice, but she always remembered him. She made an effort to find him. Sadly, with the story that Calvin had been told, he didn’t believe her words.
Avery had the money to support a child through her family money. She didn’t want anything from Calvin except to be a part of his life. With her trust at 25, she set up the Remsen Foundation, with the focus on funding boys’ homes. When she learned about Calvin’s achievements, she expanded into scientific grants.
In a touching moment, Avery makes it clear that she would like to be in Elizabeth and Mad’s lives but accepts that they need time for that to happen. Fortunately for all of them, they find a way to ease into each other’s lives.
Lessons in Chemistry is available to stream on Apple TV+.