The Pretender

The Pretender – Bazooka Jarod

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2016

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Throwback Thursday takes us back to another episode of The Pretender. While Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) joins the Navy as the Operation Officer on the U.S.S. Monroe to investigate the recent tragic accident that cost one man his life and leaves another (Kevin Patrick Walls) haunted by the presumed guilt of being responsible, he leaves breadcrumbs for Miss Parker (Andrea Parker) leading her to a Delaware children’s home connected to her mother’s file of rescued children. As she takes baby steps to begin questioning what really happened to her mother, and why, Parker is warned by Sydney (Patrick Bauchau) that searching for answers The Centre wants kept buried could lead to a similar fate.

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The Pretender – To Serve and Protect

by Alan Rapp on September 14, 2014

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In a story that hits close to home involving a tragedy to a recently reunited family, Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) becomes a motorcycle cop in Miami to investigate the murder of a jewelry store guard shot during a robbery who was only just reunited with the father (Ellis Williams) he never knew. Although the officers (Charles Rocket, Jason Schombing) involved stated the man was robbing the store, Jarod immeadiately suspects there is far more to the story than they are letting on.

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The Pretender – Prison Story

by Alan Rapp on August 16, 2014

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The Pretender - Prison Story

Fueled by both a childhood simulation Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) becomes a prison guard on death row at Oakfield Penitentiary in order to poke around the case of a car thief (David Proval) convicted of first-degree murder on the eve of his release from prison. Jarod is spurred on by the man’s daughter (Rebecca Cross) who spent youth becoming a lawyer and despite the recent setback still believes in his innocence.

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  • Title: The Pretender – The Better Part of Valor
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The Pretender - The Better Part of Valor

Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) becomes a firefighter in order to investigate a series of warehouse fires, the latest of which killed a local firefighter. While befriending the victim’s father (Patrick Cronin) and fighting with another member (Isabel Glasser) of the “Fighting 16th” who blames herself for the death of the only other female firefighter on the squad (and Jarod for replacing her) the Pretender uncovers an insurance scam which is not only responsible for the increased number of arsons but also the murder of the firefighter who stumbled onto the situation in the line of duty only to be killed by another firefighter (Michael O’Neill) to hide the truth.

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The Pretender – Mirage

by Alan Rapp on July 13, 2014

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The Pretender - Mirage

“Mirage” takes Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) to skydiving school where he becomes the newest instructor and learns about ice cream for the first time. While investigating the apparently accidental death of one partner’s of the company, in an attmept to bring some relief and justice to the man’s widow and unborn child, Jarod takes a hard look at the school’s other partner (Kate Hodge) who took advantage of the man’s yearly survival trip by poisoning the skydiver’s canteen with a psychotropic that led directly to his lengthy and confused demise.

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