Quote Originally Posted by ChowGuy View Post

Charlie has made emphatically clear his desire to control Parson as an invaluable asset, resigned to destroying him only as a last resort and only as a method of obtaining the bracer.
That only applies if Charlie gets a turn in to be able to retrieve him. Without a formal alliance, Charlie has to wait for his turn to be able to swoop in and snatch Parson, and a lot can happen in a turn, as we've seen already.