The Pretender

The Pretender – Hope and Prey

by Alan Rapp on August 20, 2020

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“Follow the circle.”

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Throwback Thursday takes us back to another episode featuring a man who can be anyone he wants to be. Both Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) and Miss Parker search for answers about Jarod’s father. For Jarod, that means a trip to a Native American reservation where a friend of his father’s has answers he would like to offer. Unfortunately, Mike (Gregory Cruz) on the run from bounty hunters (one of whom is played by Susan Gibney) leading Jarod to temporarily take up the profession to find the missing man and discover who among the group wants him brought in dead rather than alive. In true Pretender fashion, Jarod discovers the land broker who would profit from Mike’s death and lays a trap allowing Jarod a chance to talk with the boy his father saved decades ago and find a new clue in the patch from an old Air Force uniform. Jarod’s journey may not offer much in the way of answers, but it does teach him that his father was a good man, and finally fill in the face of the man (David Cowgill) he could never remember.

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The Pretender – Crazy

by Alan Rapp on April 14, 2020

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Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode featuring a man who can be anyone he wants to be. The Third Season of The Pretender opens with Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) in a mental institution raving about those out to get him while The Centre puts the pieces back together after the explosion that destroyed SL-27 and left Sydney (Patrick Bauchau) temporarily without sight. While Miss Parker (Andrea Parker) is still in control of the search for Jarod, she’s given unexpected, and unwanted, assiatance by the the return of Mr. Lyle (Jamie Denton). Lyle’s return will earn Syndey a reprieve from Centre justice and answer a linger question about Miss Parker’s family tree.

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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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